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Substance Abuse Counselors



Stephen is a Certified IADC (International Alcohol and Drug Counselor) specializing in adult individual, adolescent, and family addiction issues.

He has many years of experience teaching the Iowa OWI Curriculum and working in Corrections in the State of Iowa and Oregon.

With over 29 years of experience working in probation/parole, residential and outpatient treatment settings, Stephen specializes in Cognitive Behavioral counseling with an emphasis on strength based and solution-focused models.

Stephen utilizes a down to earth, warm and caring manner when working with his clients. He utilizes various modalities and evidence based practices to assist clients in meeting their goals.

His motto in helping others is to  “Teach people how to live” when addressing addictions with individuals and their families.


Susan Tridle, BA, MS

Substance Abuse Counselor/Mental Health Therapist

“We can only see with open eyes, We can only listen with open ears, We can only thing with open minds”  (Author unknown)

Susan has had extensive experience over the past 22 years with individuals of all ages and genders in educational settings, home settings, and facility settings. She has worked with individuals having many diagnoses (singular or multiple) including but not limited to: Intellectual Disabilities, Behavior Disorder, Learning Disabilities, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Angelman’s Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Behavior, Conduct Disorder, Anger Management, and Schizophrenia.  She is currently working toward completion of her Masters degree in Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Substance Abuse.  Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is her specialization along with skill building to replace maladaptive behaviors with socially acceptable behaviors, and using coping skills for anger management.


BA: Community Recreation, Emphasis: Aquatics, BA: Elementary Education, BA: Psychology

MA in Teaching: Special Education

Graduate Student in Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counseling, expected date of graduation: May, 2019

Professional Activities/Memberships:

Graduate Student Member of American Counseling Association

Autism Society of Iowa, member

National Education Association, member

Nodaway Valley Education Association, membership committee co-chairperson

Orient Women’s Club, President, Fundraiser chairperson

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