Free 1-hour webinar!

Stop avoiding
the substance use talk:

The 5 Steps to confidently and effectively ask about client use of drugs and alcohol!

Watch on-demand below!

5 Steps to Confidently  Ask About Client Use of Drugs and Alcohol Replay


  • 2:10-What brought you here
  • 5:40-Foundational Truths
  • 10:13-My story
  • 16:30-Role of substances
  • 17:57-Step 1
  • 20:14-Step 2
  • 23:44-Step 3
  • 27:13-Step 4
  • 30:00-Step 5
  • 38:12-Putting it all together
  • 45:48-What’s next?


Wondering what’s next for you?


Registration for Charting the Course

is open through June 30th!

The training you need to feel

competent and confident addressing client substance use!

Hi, I’m Betsy.

I’m a licensed therapist, substance use counselor, clinical supervisor and a person in long-term recovery from substance use. When I started in our field I felt confident in my grad school education and life experience. I figured that I knew most of what I needed to know about doing therapy.

In my first year as a therapist I learned quickly that I was missing a large chunk of information. I had clients who were using substances and I realized I had no idea what to do. I had found my way into my own recovery from substances, but I didn’t know how to translate that to my clients.

I spent the following few years learning everything I could from the substance use counselors I worked with. I went to training, I read articles and talked with my clinical supervisor. I’m excited to bring this information to you so that you can bring more healing and freedom to your clients!