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Ricki Townsend :: 916-539-4535

Ricki Townsend
Founder of A Path To Recovery

In recovery since 1984, Ricki has since educated herself in the "why" of addiction and now spends her time supporting others in their healing, finding their truth, and looking within. A loving mother of three and grandmother of Six, she is most grateful for the love and support of Michael, her partner of 29 years.

Belief, Faith, Action—the key to sobriety. It does not matter if you're an addict on the streets, having lost everything, or a seemingly functional person, not yet having lost family, friends, home. Addiction knows not race, gender, socio-economic status and is a self-destructive course that leads to self-loathing and unhappiness. Ricki's belief is that once we acknowledge and accept the need to heal the trauma, our lives just open up to vast possibilities.

*Ricki has been trained in several models of intervention:

  • Systemic Model of Intervention (Focus on the family as a whole)
    • It is gentle and respectful.
    • It is not secretive or conspiratorial.
    • It is less stressful on the family and the loved one.
  • The Family Meeting Intervention (family members and/or friends come together respectfully)
    • Discuss the issue.
    • Come up together with an approach that fits.
  • ARISE (A Relational Intervention Sequence for Engagement)

**Ricki has been certified and/or trained in the following areas:

  • Board Registered Interventionist (BRI 1)
  • National Certified Addiction Counselor (NCAC)
  • Certified Addiction Specialist (CAS)
  • Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS)
  • Betty Ford Professionals In Residence program
  • Grief Recovery Specialist® and Hospice
  • Community Law Enforcement Chaplain
  • Mediation
  • Amnesty Mediation
  • (CISM) Critical Incident Stress Management
  • (CIT) Critical Incident Teams (Law Enforcement)
  • Art - A Healing Tool
  • Daughters of Tradition I and II
  • Beyond Trauma
  • Voices

2008: Partnered with Mooretown Rancheria
Facilitated "10 week" workshop "Voices" for girls 12 to 17 years in age

Individual and Group sessions are available.
Phone: 916-539-4535
Email: Ricki@apathtorecovery.com

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