Ms. Distasio is a devoted substance abuse therapist, Certified Addiction Professional (C.A.P.) with an ability for demonstrating empathy and gaining the confidence of difficult-to-reach clients. As port of the Reawakening Wellness Center family, Ms. Distasio contributes to the full continuum of care we provide our clients, including intake, assessment, bio-psycho-social, individual and group therapy, case management, and discharge planning for detox and PHP levels of care.
Ms. Distasio began her career in addiction therapy in 1985 where she worked with phychiatric and chemically-dependent adolescents and adults as a Behavioral Technician. She has since developed educational lessons providing strategies and approaches to help motivate people through the recovery process. She has also taught biofeedback interventions to help clients reduce the use of medication for general pain management. Through individual and group therapy, she has been successful in helping clients gain insight and knowledge into their addiction and recovery.
Ms. Distasio understands the connection between addiction and trauma. Her experience in substance abuse treatment focuses on treating the root causes of addiction and addresses the underlying emotional issues. Most individuals struggling with addiction have experienced traumatic events or ordeals that at some point overwhelmed their ability to cope and perceive their place in life. As an excellent relationship builder, Ms. Distasio is committed to helping individuals achieve physical emotional and spiritual recovery.