Dawn Allred, LPC, MAC
I have been working in community mental health and substance abuse services since 1990. I became a fully Licensed Professional Counselor in 1998 and a Master Addiction Counselor in 2008. In the first part of my career as a counselor I worked exclusively with children and adolescents. Over the past 15 years, I have specialized in working with adults living with co-occurring disorders as well complex issues such as homelessness, severe poverty, legal problems/criminal justice system, accountability courts, and poor/chronic health conditions.
I have presented at numerous professional conferences at the local, state, regional, and national levels on many topics including co-occurring disorders, recovery oriented systems of care, understanding addiction and recovery, MH/SA assessment and treatment planning, clinical documentation, and suicide assessment and intervention. I am a certified trainer for QPR – a suicide prevention program; AMSR -Assessing and Managing Suicide Risk for clinical staff; and ANSA/CANS – Needs Assessment. I partner with NAMI and local law enforcement organizations to provide Critical Incident Training (CIT).
I currently chair the Ethics committee for the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Certification Board of Georgia. I am also a behavioral health program surveyor for the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
I am a person living in long term recovery with a passion for helping others with their recovery process. I strive to also help those who help others. I am dedicated to bringing a holistic approach to recovery and believe there are many paths to recovery. Let me help you find yours!