Addiction Counsellor, Interventionist
For the past five years Calen has had the opportunity to work at one of Canada’s largest centres for addictions treatment as an Addiction Counsellor; affording him the experience of working with hundreds of individuals on their road to recovery. As a senior member of the addiction counselling team, Calen has been able to work with a diverse range of client’s from all walks of life. His belief is that everyone has the ability to recover provided they are willing to work diligently towards their goals. Calen utilizes a BPSS (Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual) approach to help develop personalized care plans that are designed to meet the specific needs of each client. Being person-centred, means that Calen strives to meet client’s where they are at and help them towards self-empowerment.
Calen struggled with problem substance, and mental health issues for over twenty years. Having worked through his own difficulties he knows that approaching recovery can be extremely daunting. His passion is working hand in hand with people to help them break through berries and rebuild their lives. Calen believes that connection and belonging are key components to sustainable long-term recovery. Nothing makes him happier than watching people reconnect with loved ones, develop deep meaningful bonds, and find a real sense of inner purpose.