The Team

 

Another Road Addiction Recovery Centre’s core team:

Psychotherapist: Jessica Ricci, BA/MA; RP; OACCPP

Jessica has over 6 years experience working in the addictions and mental health field within a variety of treatment settings. Currently Jessica practices privately at her office in Halton Hills, as well as offering groups and individual psychotherapy here at Another Road Addiction Recovery Center. Jessica works towards helping individuals and families reach their wellness journey through psychotherapy including: cognitive behavioural therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy, emotion-focused therapy, family systems therapy, art therapy, and couples counselling. Jessica believes in meeting every individual client where they are at in terms of their recovery process as everyone enters treatment with unique experiences. Jessica’s treatment model incorporates a holistic approach integrating addiction and mental health together.


 

General Manager: Sergio Morandin

Sergio is 24 years sober and he truly understands the trials and tribulations that staying sober entails. As well as being the General Manager, Sergio is an inspiration who generously contributes to every aspect of Another Road’s daily operations. He understands that the variety of factors that can contribute to destructive behavior are diverse and uniquely personal. His sobriety has taught him that every problem has a solution and every road block reveals the possibility of another direction. He truly believes that every person has the ability to recover from addiction.


 

Program Manager: Bill Walsh

Bill has been involved in the recovery community for many years while working in the financial industry. After deciding to make a career change a few years ago the Addiction Studies program at Centennial seemed like a natural fit. A volunteer position turned into a full time job working in a residential recovery home and a CAC II designation followed in due process. Recovery is a multi-faceted process and Bill believes that offering multiple modalities of addiction treatment is key to a full recovery.


 

Counsellor: Christina Van Hoof

Christina’s journey at Another Road Addiction Recovery Centre began as a peer volunteer shortly after she completed the academic portion of her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Degree with a focus on trauma and crisis counselling, psychopathology, and addictions. Having walked the path of transformation herself and experienced the challenges and triumphs that accompany it, along with her passion for helping people live up to their potential and find meaning and joy in their lives, quickly allowed her to connect with the team and fall in love with the centre.

Christina believes in approaching clients as the unique individuals that they are, drawing on ethically, empirically, and morally sound principles to help facilitate an environment conducive to self-introspection, healing, and growth. A safe place that empowers clients to regain control of their lives by connecting with their authentic self, tapping into their inner-source of resilience, and discovering new perspectives and ways of being.

There are many roads towards recovery as long as willingness, action, collaboration, and clear direction lead the journey, change is inevitable.


 

Counsellor: Ivano Serpa

After a 25 year career in all aspects of Telecom Ivano retired from Bell Canada and went to work on a new career in Addictions Treatment. Ivano is currently working on completing the FAD councillor program with Durham College. He has applied for AAC (associate addiction councillor) certification while he continues to complete his Durham program for full certification. He immersed himself in a variety of volunteer and service work positions before joining the Another Road family. He has fit right in and has become a true asset to the team.


 

Volunteer: Cooper

Cooper is a volunteer at the recovery house. His specialties are running in the back field playing ball, socializing and accepting treats. Always happy with his tail wagging and gentle demeanour it is impossible not to feel good around him. Cooper always has time for everyone at the house.

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