Helping therapists

build competence & confidence

in working with substance use

Want some clear direction?

Download My Free

Substance Use Decision Tree

Quickly determine how ready your client is to address their use and get clear direction for moving forward.

Chart Your Own Learning Course

By adding substance use to your scope, you can expand your ability to treat the whole person and better meet your client’s needs… bringing more hope, healing and freedom to the people you serve. Check out the options below for ways to learn more about substance use.
Holistic Health Nurse

Tune Into the Podcast

The All Things Substance Podcast is a great resource with tons of episodes. You can choose to learn about topics like the basics of addiction, or how to assess for substance use, or listen to an episode on a specific substance.

Holistic Health Nurse

Sign up for the Group Program Waitlist

This live taught group course covering all you need to know to begin working with substance use starts this fall. Sign up to be notified when registrations open!

Holistic Health Nurse

Build your consultation package

Because guidance is great when learning something new, hire Betsy to consult on cases with you in a 1-on-1 setting or set up a group consultation for you and your colleagues.

Holistic Health Nurse

Tune Into the Podcast

The All Things Substance Podcast is a great resource with tons of episodes. You can choose to learn about topics like the basics of addiction, or how to assess for substance use or listen to an episode on a specific substance.

Holistic Health Nurse

Sign up for the Group Program Waitlist

This live taught group course covering all you need to know to begin working with substance use begins this fall. Sign up  to be notified when registrations open!

Holistic Health Nurse

Custom Consultations

Because guidance is great when learning something new, hire Betsy to consult on cases with you in a 1-on-1 setting or set up a group consultation for you and your colleagues.

Hi, I’m Betsy Byler, M.A., LPC-SAS, LPCC, ICS.

I’m here to help you gain confidence and competence
in working with substance use.

I grew up in a western suburb of Chicago located at the southern end of Lake Michigan. I graduated from Michigan State University for my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology in 2000 and graduated from Wheaton College for my Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology in 2003.

I’ve had the opportunity to work in a number of different capacities in my career. In terms of therapy, my specialties are working with clients who have trauma and substance use.

I found that the substance abuse training many of us received wasn’t enough to help us feel equipped to manage substance use. It’s my mission to share relevant information with therapists to help them add substance use to their scope of practice.

Effects of substance abuse

“I had the privilege of training under Betsy when I was beginning as a therapist.  I learned so much from her. Betsy is receptive and approachable, and really knows her stuff.  She understands the complexities of work as a therapist, since she’s been working in the field forever, but she’s also is great at problem solving and collaborating on tangible steps forward in complex situations. She has shown that her knowledge in working with substance abuse is an integral piece in treating clients’ overall mental health, which I have found true in my own practice as well.”

Megan S. LICSW

“My time working with Betsy was pivotal in gaining insight, a deeper understanding of mental health and it’s relationship with substance use. I was able to learn in a kind, open, and supportive manner. Betsy was able to take substance use and put it together with a mental health framework that made sense to me and is the cornerstone for services that I currently provide to my clients.” 

Kraig P. LICSW

Effects of substance abuse

You really can

Develop the skills you need to comfortably work with substance use, within your scope of practice and without needing to specialize in substance use. I can teach you how to do it, using the skills you already have.

Charting The Course

NEW COHORT STARTING IN NOVEMBER 2022

Join my LIVE group program
to take the mystery out of navigating client substance use.

Copyright © 2022 | Betsy Byler | Charting the Course | Privacy Policy