I’m no foreigner to addiction.
Been there. Done that. Read the book. Seen the play. Now let’s change the script.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned during my years as a mental health advocate, it’s that true recovery can only begin after the drugs, alcohol, and addictive behaviours have ended.
You’re in the right place if you want a recovery plan that helps you redefine all areas of your life – one that enables your relationships, your career, your health, and your social life to embody everything you’ve ever wanted. And let’s have some fun along the way, shall we?
The Sobriety Struggle
- Are you overcome with shame and guilt about your addiction and behaviors, feeling like you are moving one step forwards and two steps backwards?
- Are you crippled by the constant fear of relapse and the cycle of success and failure in recovery?
- Do you have a level of outward success but feel that internal chaos is limiting your true potential in recovery?
- Is “adversity” your middle name? (i.e., the “life works for everyone but me!” mentality)
- Have you tried other recovery methods and failed?
The Recovery Concierge Approach
As your leader, friend, mentor, and expert resource connector, I want you to know you’re not in recovery alone.
Together we will build a customized plan based on your goals. This will help you to:
- Explore different modalities of treatment that address you as a whole person and your unique needs
- Rebuild your life in a meaningful way that allows for long-term, sustainable sobriety
- Insulate yourself from the noise and chaos of recovery “shoulds” and find out what truly works for you
- Target specific deficits that may be making your recovery difficult- and fill those gaps until we find the right fit
- Explore what has and hasn’t worked in recovery so you can make the necessary changes
- Stay abstinent based on a strong desire, not a fear of negative consequences or relapse
- Check off those goals and to-do’s on your recovery bucket list that represent you living your most fulfilled life
I’m Jeanne, mental health advocate and certified addiction counsellor and recovery specialist, with over a decade serving individuals and families in the Toronto area, across the globe, and online.
My own struggles with the nature of addiction and years spent navigating the mental health care system as an advocate for my child has enabled me to become a change agent and a mentor in transformation for others.
Witnessing gaps in the system and how a one-size-fits-all approach to recovery fails too many people, I became passionate about synthesizing information – and clearing up the misinformation – about how individuals can achieve sustainable recovery, regardless of the approach they take.
I created The Recovery Concierge because I saw that not all recovery services are timely, efficient, or effective at producing long-term, sustainable change.
With a strong pulse on the industry and a tenacious, yet spirited, approach, I am passionate about treating chemical dependency and addiction as any other illness and empowering long-term transformation in my clients.
Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor (C.C.A.C.)
Certificates of Completion for SASSI substance screening in:
• Clinical Interpretation for Addiction Screening & Assessments
• Administration & Scoring for Addiction Screening and Assessments
Certificate of Completion as a SMART Recovery Facilitator
Member of the Canada Centre for Substance Abuse
Graduate of Addiction Care Work Program from McMaster University
My other professional credentials include:
Driven by my personal passion for mental health issues, I was one of the founding members and became instrumental in building the Family Navigation Project at Sunnybrook Health Sciences – where I am currently the Chair of the Family Advisory Council.
I currently sit on the Metro Addition Youth Network (MAYN), have provided advice on the Northwest Service Collaboration facilitated by CAMH, and Children’s Mental Health of Ontario (CMHO). In my most recent role, I have been appointed as a Jury Member for the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) at the Consensus Conference for Emerging Adults this coming November in Ottawa.
In short, I don’t accept the status quo when it comes to mental health, and my goal is to be instrumental in building systemic changes in the industry.