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Kent, WA Substance Abuse Counselor

Dwayne Brown, CDP
Chemical Dependency Professional
President
Dwayne (CP00006325) is a licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) and is the Clinical Supervisor for Substance Use Disorder Treatment at the facility. He has been a CDP since 2007, and has worked for Alternative Counseling since 2004. He performs group and individual substance use disorder counseling sessions, drug and alcohol evaluations, Marijuana Awareness Class and Alcohol/Drug Information School. The main therapeutic techniques used are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.


Kent, WA Addiction Counselor

Oksana Kimpel, MS, CDP, NCAC I
Vice President
Oksana is a licensed Chemical Dependency Professional  (CP60334884) and a National Certified Addiction Counselor I. She has a Master’s Degree in Economics from Moscow State Agroengineering University. She has been a CDP since 2013 and has worked as a CDPT for Alternative Counseling since 2005. She performs group and individual substance use disorder counseling sessions, drug and alcohol evaluations, and Alcohol/Drug Information School. The main therapeutic techniques used are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. Ms. Kimpel is also fluent in Russian.

Kent, WA Counselor

Laura M. Schulz, PhD, MA, LMHCA, CDPT

Mental Health Counselor, Chemical Dependency Professional Trainee
Laura Schulz is a licensed Mental Health Counselor Associate (MC60545941). She has a PhD. in Psychology from Capella University and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from City University and is also working towards obtaining a chemical dependency counselor 's certification. She has experience working with veterans and autistic children and has previously worked at Auburn Youth Resources, Enumclaw Youth & Family Services and the Washington State Department of Health. She has worked for Alternative Counseling since July 2016. She performs mental health evaluations, as well as individual, couples, family, and group mental health counseling sessions. The main therapeutic techniques used are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. 
 
Kent, WA Chemical Dependency Professional
Stacy Perez,  CDP
Chemical Dependency Professional
Stacy (CP60513322) is a licensed Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP). She has been a CDP since 2015 and has worked for Alternative Counseling as a CDPT since 2008. She performs group and individual substance use disorder counseling sessions, drug and alcohol evaluations, and Alcohol/Drug Information School. The main therapeutic techniques used are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
 
Kent, WA Chemical Dependency Trainee 

Hannah Rosborough, CDP
Chemical Dependency Professional 
Hannah is a Chemical Dependency Professional. She first started working at Alternative Counseling as a counselor in 2005. She completed her educational courses throught the North West Indian Colledge and is currently in the process of obtaining her CDP license. She performs group and individual substance use disorder counseling sessions and drug and alcohol evaluations. The main therapeutic techniques used are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.The main therapeutic techniques used are Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
 
Nataliya Zharska, MS,  MRTF
Master of Science, Rivne State University, Ukraine, 1987
Nataliya 
 (CG60155881) is an Agency Affiliated Counselor and has been working for Alternative Counseling  since 2007. She is a certified Moral Reconation Therapy facilitator. She is fluent in Russian and Ukrainian.
 
Christina
Client Services Coordinator, Office Assistant
Christina has been working at our Kent location since 2015 and has proven to be an invaluable member of our team. She sets up appointments, helps clients with the paperwork and provides all around support.