STEPHEN PICKEN, BA, IADC
ADDICTIONS SUPERVISOR/ADDICTIONS COUNSELOR
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
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