Mae Maurer-Rogers, BS LADC MSW LICSW, Owner/Director is a magna cum laude graduate of St. Cloud State University where she received a Master’s of Social Work and Bachelor of Science with dual degrees in Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies. She received her Chemical Dependency Counselor certification from Ridgewater College. She is a MN Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker (LICSW) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). She is one of the program’s members of the Stearns County Drug Court Team. Mae is EMDR trained and specializes in trauma related disorders and life events. She has specialized training in domestic violence. She was a MN Child Welfare Scholar and has extensive training, education and experience working with children and families. Mae fully understands the complexity of the various systems that individuals encounter when battling addiction and rebuilding their lives.
Deborah Haines, Assistant Program Director & CPRS, is a retired Alcohol & Drug Counselor in Training (ADC-T) and received her Chemical Dependency Counselor certification from Ridgewater College. She oversees all areas of the program including sober housing. She is also a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist with the MN Certification Board. She shares life experiences that can never be learned in a classroom. She has overcome her own suffering from addiction and models a lifestyle of compassion, strength, and courage to others. Her wisdom, grace, faith, and honesty will inspire you to join her in the life-changing journey of recovery.
Alex Maurer, LSW, LADC, is a graduate of St. Cloud State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Social Work and minors in Criminal Justice Studies and Human Relations. He received his Chemical Dependency certification at Ridgewater College. He is a MN Licensed Social Worker (LSW) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). He is one of the program’s members of the Stearns County Drug Court Team. He co-facilitates the domestic violence offender program. His lifelong passion for helping others has led him to the world of addiction. He finds renewed energy in watching people change their lives through recovery.
Tracy Johnson, COT-A, ADC-T, is a MN Certified Occupational Therapist-Assistant (COT-A) with a degree from Anoka Technical College and certification in Chemical Dependency Counseling from Ridgewater College. She is an Alcohol & Drug Counselor in Training (ADC-T) as permitted through the MN Board of Behavioral Health & Therapy. She has years of experience working with adults with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. She utilizes her collaboration skills to coordinate various services that clients need to be healthy and successful well beyond treatment. She is passionate about her service to others and supporting people through the change process of recovery.
Tricia Pirsig, BA BS LADC, is a graduate from St. Cloud State University where she received her Bachelor’s in Art and Bachelor’s in Science with several degrees in Applied Psychology, Human Biology, Community Psychology and Addiction Counseling. She is one of the program’s members of the Stearns County Drug Court Team. She has extensive professional experience working in the field of addiction and corrections. Her passion for the addiction field came about through working with the youth in correctional settings and witnessing family discord and dysfunction due to substances. Her strengths shine through her strong knowledge of the cognitive behavioral and biophysiological/organic components of addiction. She loves to education others about the science behind the brain disease of addiction.
Ashton Singhal is a graduate of the University of North Dakota where he received his Bachelor of Science with several degrees in Aviation, Criminal Justice Studies and Rehabilitation & Human Services. He received his Addiction Counseling degree from MN Community & Technical College in Minneapolis. He is currently a graduate student pursuing his Master’s degree in Rehabilitation & Addiction Counseling at St Cloud State University. His passion for helping people developed during his time of working in different facilities throughout several States. He believes that it is better for people to receive therapeutic support services versus being placed in institutions. His personal experience of living in his Home State of Ohio during the opioid epidemic fueled his passion for working in the addiction field.
Helen Storkamp, CPRS, is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist with the MN Certification Board. She has worked throughout her life in various service-related fields and finds great joy in being of service to others. She is employed with the Paynesville Schools in addition to working with people in recovery. She has lived in the Paynesville area for about 40 years and knows the local resources available. She is an active member of the AA/NA/Recovery community. Her own recovery stretches over decades, and she loves serving as a role model to others. She is very passionate about supporting people during their own recovery journey and wellness restoration.
Tracy Christiansen, CPRS, is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist with the MN Certification Board. She received her CNA certification from Ridgewater College and pursued a Christian Ministries degree at Crown College in Minneapolis. Through her experience of working in the elderly care field, she discovered her true passion of sharing the power of spirituality with others. She is proud to be humble and says, “I am who I am” and displays her own vulnerabilities while building rapport with suffering addicts/alcoholics. She shares her personal story of recovery to encourage others to tap into their strengths as she helps build them up to live the life they desperately desire~ a life of recovery!
Kelsey Nehring, BS, is a Paynesville High School graduate and has lived in Paynesville most of her life. She received her Bachelor of Science with a degree in Community and Public Health from South Dakota State University. She is currently pursuing her alcohol and drug certification at Bethel University and is currently doing her ADC internship. She intends to finish her education and join the Recovery Center as a counselor. She has experience as a Treatment Coordinator and assists clients with referral support to access various services including economic and housing resources, mental health and medical services, prenatal care, and other treatment plan related needs. She is a person in recovery and has a strong passion for helping others find faith in a Higher Power. She encourages others to surrender to the process of change and believe in restoration through recovery.
Colia “Cocoa” Bynum, is an ADC Intern that received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Concordia University in St Paul, MN. She is currently attending Capella University for a degree in Addiction Studies and an Educational and Administrative Leadership degree at St Cloud State University. She intends to join the Recovery Center team upon completing her degrees. She has experience working with children and families with various challenges related to trauma, behavioral issues, addiction and other struggles. Through accumulation of her work and personal experiences, she has come to realize the lack of solid, positive and constructive supports available to individuals and their families. She has made a personal vow to be the “hands and feet” of her Higher Power to utilize her knowledge, compassion, faith and determination to support others as they overcome obstacles and barriers. She is dedicated to continuing to improve her life through education and service to others as she gains the skills to inspire others to change their lives.
Susan Wright attended Ridgewater College in Hutchinson for accounting and business management. Her pursuit of education was exchanged for motherhood.
She has worked in various customer service and management positions for decades. Her work ethic and eye-for-details aligned with Recovery Center’s mission. She serves as a valuable asset to staff and residents of sober housing. Her personal journey of finding recovery motivates her to share her own story with others. She takes great pride in managing her recovery. She believes that connecting through sober social supports and networking are key components to making lasting changes.
Monday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Wednesday-Thursday: 9:00am – 9:00pm
Friday: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Saturday – Sunday: By Appointment
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