In my former professional life I worked in an administrative capacity for the Federal Government and several law firms. I took my first Recovery Coach class February 2020, and my first Companion assignment was in Fall of 2020 (during the pandemic). Early in my career as a Companion most of my clients were in recovery from addiction. However, as I progressed I gained more experience working with clients in recovery from various illnesses. We all adapt and evolve to not only satisfy our needs, but also to best help and aid others in distress. Thus I evolved, expanded my services to meet the needs of all my clients in various types of recovery. In addition to those in recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction, I also assist people diagnosed with anxiety, depression, PTSD, Lyme Disease, chemical brain injury, and other disorders. It is with great pleasure that I introduce you to: Recovery Companions - with a mission to provide loving support during your healing journey; share experience, strength, and hope; lead by example; and be an inspiration for a healthy lifestyle in recovery.
"Do not strive to be noticed, work so that your absence is felt."
As your Companion, I bridge the gap between your discharge from treatment and living a new life in recovery on your own. Treatment is a controlled environment, and re-entering the real world can be filled with all sorts of unknowns. I am available 24/7 to help in the early stages of recovery and during life events that can trigger a relapse.
Responsibly transport you to all destinations in a timely manner (with a valid U.S. Driver's License and U.S. Passport); Transport you to previously scheduled commitments (e.g. rehabilitation aftercare, outpatient services, psychiatrist/therapist appointments, doctor's appointments); and Upon request, accompany you to meetings (AA/NA, Faith-based, etc.) in order to create a less intimidating environment and reduce anxiety which will help enhance your recovery experience.
As your Recovery Coach: I Encourage participation in a recovery program that will provide long-term sobriety; Develop a support network and build life skills; Assist you in developing a plan of action and setting reasonable goals; and Encourage you to engage in life with a purpose by learning to socialize, work, and thrive.
January - August 2022
"Working with Michele for the last eight months has been a true honor. She never misses a beat and always makes sure I am accomplishing everything I need to be and more. Her smile, work ethic, love of discipline and accomplished goals is a welcome addition in my life. She has been with me in so many phases of my journey and held my hand through it all. We have celebrated milestones together and also walked through some serious setbacks side by side. My life is so enriched by her professional companionship."
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To be Conferred 2024
University of Maryland Baltimore County
Bachelor's Degree in Information Systems
Thrift and Goodwill Treasure Hunter
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What is the furthest you’ve transported a client?
What’s the longest you’ve worked with a client as a Companion?
25 Consecutive Days
9 months in the same calendar year with the same client.
Are you in recovery?
Yes, since April 22, 2018
Are you a coffee or tea person?
During meetings, definitely a coffee person.
However, I’m trying to layoff the daily cup of Joe and give tea a fair shot (get it 😉).
What kinds of treatment have you taken clients to?
Substance Abuse (Alcohol and Drug) Treatment
Mental Health Treatment
What are your goals?
Live One Day At A Time, fulfill my purpose, and give the Best I Got daily