Hailey Shafir is a licensed therapist with over a decade of experience supporting the recovery of those struggling with mental illness and addiction. In her career she has developed several specialty areas of practice including behavioral addictions, anxiety disorders, trauma, and impulse control disorders. She has received additional training and certification in several different treatment modalities including Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Family therapy, and Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Hailey graduated from North Carolina State University with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. She went on to earn credentials as a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Licensed Clinical Addiction Specialist. She is also a board approved supervisor for new mental health and addiction counselors and is a Certified Clinical Supervisor and a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.
She is passionate about improving public understanding of mental illness and addiction and works as an online content writer and medical reviewer for several websites, as well as helping to develop online recovery programs for people struggling with these disorders. She also works to advocate within her field for improved quality of services and has developed a number of professional resources for therapists, including Plan-it Therapy cards and a host of online trainings.
The Recovery Village aims to improve the quality of life for people struggling with substance use or mental health disorder with fact-based content about the nature of behavioral health conditions, treatment options and their related outcomes. We publish material that is researched, cited, edited and reviewed by licensed medical professionals. The information we provide is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. It should not be used in place of the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare providers.