Alcohol and Drug Counseling: Helping Others Recover - View the video

Erica Lehr-Reuber

Presenter
Erica Lehr-Reuber
Alcohol and Drug Counselor
St. Clare Center for Alcohol and Drug Treatment

Location:
1510 Jefferson Street
Baraboo, WI 53913

Career Clusters / Help Topics:

  • Human Services

Biography:
Erica Lehr-Reuber is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) who is also certified as a Substance Abuse Counselor In Training (SAC-IT). She received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006 and her SAC degree from The Center for Addiction Studies and Research in 2010. She attended undergraduate school at Utah Valley State University where she studied Psychology, and obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in 2003. Since childhood, she has always enjoyed interacting and connecting with others. From the time she was an adolescent she knew that she wanted to be a counselor. She loves being able to help individuals recognize their strengths, achieve their goals, and live a healthier and more balanced life. Erica has been afforded career opportunities that have helped her grow professionally. She has worked with diverse populations, as she has experience working with children, families, adults, and the aging population. Erica has worked as: a Sexual Assault Advocate for a domestic violence agency and as a Social Worker for Child Protective Services for the Ho-Chunk Nation. Additionally, she worked as a Geriatric Mental Health Therapist on a Geriatric Psychiatric Unit and as an Outpatient Mental Health Therapist with children, adults, and families. Currently, she is the Residential Counselor at the St. Clare Center in Baraboo, Wis., where she helps treat adults who struggle with substance dependency, a career that she finds extremely rewarding.

Description:
Alcohol and drug abuse and addiction are ever present in our society. Helping people regain control of their lives from chemical dependency is job that takes dedicated individuals. As an Alcohol and Drug Counselor at St. Clare Center in Baraboo, Erica Lehr-Reuber shares her first-hand experiences in the field and reviews the training and personal skills that are imperative to this very important career path. (Running Time 22:17)