Kimberly Allen, MS, LCDC, CPS

Austin, Texas

Family Recovery Coaching

Addiction-RecoveryRecovery implies the presence of pain, the need for healing, and the spirit of hope. Every person’s path to recovery looks different, because people’s points of vulnerability vary, their margins of error vary, and their levels of resiliency vary.

But despite the uniqueness of individuals, much of the framework of recovery coaching is fairly consistent. It involves empathy, strategy, and action, each tailored to the personality, needs, and goals of the person in recovery.

Breaking a dependency on a substance such as alcohol or drugs can be one of the most freeing and enlightening journeys one can experience. And yet it is incredibly challenging. Having a steady presence throughout who understands the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual aspects to the process could be the difference to success.

Kimberly combines compassion, positivity, and excellent interpersonal skills with a straightforward, truth-telling, matter-of-fact, lived-through-it, tried-and-true approach that resonates with people of varying ages, socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, and gender.

In a sense, she is the “quarterback” for individual and family. Kimberly encourages the individual to manage their health proactively, accessing care when needed and helping people who suffer from chronic conditions to identify and clear the barriers to good health. She also liaises between the individual, family, and providers to coordinate care, expand access to and address gaps in patient care, and implement appropriate interventions. Her ability to speak the language of insurance enables her to understand contracts, negotiate rates, and avoid unnecessary in-patient admissions, all of which lowers costs and improves progress.

What can be one of the most daunting aspects of recovery from substance abuse occurs when sobriety is achieved—and poor behavior continues or escalates. If a mental illness lies just under the surface, the dependency is actually a coping strategy for a mood disorder.

In those cases, Kimberly’s in-depth knowledge of both chemical dependency and mental illness enables her to make appropriate recommendations for treatment and care. Not every mental illness requires hospitalization, and not every substance use signifies the need for residential care as an intervention.

Kimberly emphasizes the relentless taking of any prescribed medication, a daily practice of striving to improve by being responsible and always taking the next right step, the celebration of a person’s remarkable uniqueness, and the steadfast belief in self.

Kimberly is available to assist you through recovery if you are ready to commit to taking the next step toward the amazing life that awaits you. Click here to contact her.