We are joined by Kathleen Mallet, a clinical counselor specializing in addiction.
Mallet was the former director of the C.A.R.E. Coalition which was founded in 2010 by a small group of health care professionals in response to growing concerns regarding prescription drug abuse among youth in Transylvania County, North Carolina.
In 2014, the coalition acquired federal funding under the Drug Free Communities Program which enabled them to expand their focus to include underage drinking and emerging drugs. Their mission statement is: "The C.A.R.E. Coalition is committed to the reduction of substance abuse and underage drinking in Transylvania County, North Carolina by convening interested community members in order to facilitate collaboration and coordinate efforts between coalition members and existing local resources." The coalition now includes over 60 members and a staff of two. Mallet's counseling practice is one of more than two dozen partner organizations and agencies. In 2002, she founded The Counseling Centers of Brevard, providing a range of services from relationship counseling and anger management treatment to substance abuse therapy for individuals, families and groups. Her practice provides a holistic approach both for the individuals in need and their family members – both parents and grandparents. She describes the centers' areas of expertise as substance abuse disorders, relationship/marriage problems, mood disorders, including depression and bi-polar disorder, PTSD and military family life transitions as well as stress management and adjustment disorders. KATHLEEN has her master's degree in clinical counseling in 1987 from Westfield State College in Massachusetts, Mallet worked until 1999 for several agencies in Palm Beach County, Florida. before coming to Brevard. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and licensed clinical addictions specialist (LCAS).
See you soon my friends, and remember, "Let go of the puzzles you can't solve. Only step by step, stage by stage, can you travel the road to greater knowledge and understanding." Have a great day.