Meet Drew Horowitz & Associates
Drew Horowitz, MA, LADC, LPCC
Drew Horowitz brings a vast range of expertise working with and overseeing our clinical team. He gained a wealth of knowledge through his own recovery, extensive training, and a master’s level education from the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s Graduate School of Addiction Studies. Drew did his undergraduate degree at Hofstra University in NY, where he focused on psychology and human development. Most recently, Drew became an Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with the capability to diagnose and treatment mental health.
Within his decade plus of experience in the field, he has worked with a multitude of populations providing consultation, intervention, coaching, and counseling. Drew is most well known for his mastery in conducting clinical interventions. Over the past several years Drew has gained significant experience traveling the country and even internationally to assist individuals with accessing treatment. The intervention process, according to Drew, must be done with compassion, empathy and a strong understanding of the pain individuals are experiencing while active in addiction. Drew has assisted over 500 families with the intervention process. Primarily, focusing on young adult males and adolescents. Drew’s intervention and coaching style was shaped by a background and training in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy, and client-centered care.
Dr. Natalie Hayes
Dr. Natalie Hayes graduated from the University of Minnesota Medical School in 1999 and completed her residency training at Hennepin County Medical Center in 2002. She is a board-certified Family Medicine physician and active member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. She is also an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine.
Dr. Hayes uses an integrated approach to patient care with an emphasis on co-occurring mental health disorders which can impact recovery. The human mind and body are intimately connected and have an innate capacity to heal. The Drew Horowitz team works to support clients in healing on every level with the goal of living a vibrant, joy-filled, chemical-free life.
Sandy Ogle, LADC
Sandra is a Licensed Addiction Therapist with extensive background assisting countless individuals and families navigating the road to recovery from a variety of addiction and mental health concerns. Sandra earned her degree & certification through the University of Minnesota in Psychology & Addiction Studies.
Sandra’s background is diverse, having worked in a multitude of clinical settings ranging from residential care, outpatient treatment, detoxification, internal county services and within the MN public school system. Sandra has led treatment teams, collaborated with local communities, advisory boards, and founded a successful county wide substance abuse prevention coalition. With three decades of experience, her highly evolved skill set allows her to navigate the most complex of behavioral health crisis situations.
Sandra brings a dedication to our team, along with a passion for assisting female specific concerns, adolescents, and families. Sandra believes that properly intervening can serve as a catalyst supporting and empowering both an individual and their loved ones to begin a process of healing. Her polished intervention style was shaped by her background and training in client centered care, family systems, cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. Sandra’s expertise in intervention work is recognized in Minnesota as well as nationwide.
Cory Olson, LADC
Cory is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor that has been helping families understand the dynamics of addiction and mental health within the family unit for over ten years. Cory has worked in high intensity residential treatment setting facilitating group therapy as well as individual therapy while working at New Beginnings and Riverplace Counseling Center.
Cory received his graduate level certification and license in alcohol and drug counseling from St. Cloud State University.
Cory uses a client centered, motivational interviewing approach and incorporates spirituality and the existential model to help clients find meaning and purpose in their lives.
Hayley Johnson, LADC
Hayley is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) who graduated from Minnesota State University, Mankato with her bachelor’s degree in Alcohol and Drug Studies.
Hayley is passionate about helping others to reach their potential and better their lives. Her current role at Drew Horowitz & Associates and Elite Recovery is a Mobile Clinical Assessor where she meets clients at multiple locations including hospitals, detoxes, jails, crisis residence, etc.
Hayley diligently works to assess and refer clients to the appropriate levels of treatment.
Aaron Horowitz, BA, ADC
Aaron Horowitz brings a dynamic component to the team at Drew Horowitz & Associates by assisting family members and individuals in acute crisis and providing follow up care through long term counseling. His ability to meet individuals where they are at in their addiction or recovery is bar none. He will work tirelessly to find a perfectly tailored solution through forms of Sober Coaching and Mentoring Services. Recognizing that each individual has their own strengths and struggles which are essential to creating change and implementing a recovery plan to support long term sobriety.
Prior to joining Drew Horowitz & Associates, Aaron held a variety of positions such as teaching English to high school students in Thailand, acting as a summer camp counselor for kids with disabilities, and most recently working at a New York based hedge fund. Aaron holds a bachelors degree from Syracuse University, a private University in New York. While attending Syracuse, Aaron earned credits as a teaching assistant for the Child and Family Studies department. Aaron received his Addiction Counseling License from Century College.
Nana fills a crucial role at Drew Horowitz & Associates and Elite Recovery in Administrative Support. Nana has had over 5 years of experience in the behavioral health field as an intake coordinator, as well as verifying insurance, and customer service.
Nana is bilingual and has experience working with diverse populations. She is always willing to help clients and referrals get the help they desire and accommodate them to the best of her ability.
Executive Support Specialist
Meghan has been working and volunteering in the behavioral health field for over a decade. Her experience includes working for a behavioral health consulting firm in the Twin Cities, where she directly assisted individuals and family members to find creative solutions for a variety of complex care concerns.
During her time in the field, she has been fortunate enough to work with some of the nation’s top treatment centers and professionals for mental health, substance abuse, eating disorders, and other process addictions. Most recently, she was an Admission Coordinator with Beauterre Recovery Institute in Owatonna, MN.
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Long-term recovery from addiction means healing the whole individual – mind, body, and spirit.
Drew Horowitz & Associates was founded on a deep compassion for those who struggle with the pain of addiction. Having been through addiction and recovery himself, Drew Horowitz personally knows how incredible the recovery transformation can be. Healing from addiction leads to healing from the emotional traumas that cause it. A whole, restored individual who has healed from those traumas is capable of creating a healthy, happy, and successful life in long-term recovery.
There’s nothing that made me want to use more than people talking down to me and making me feel like a bad person.
– Drew Horowitz
People who struggle with addictions aren’t bad people that need to become good, they are hurting people who need to find healing. We help break down the walls and build solid foundations on which long-term recovery can begin.
Our Philosophy of Recovery
Our approach is founded on the understanding that every individual has deep internal resources and the inherent capacity to transform his or her life. We treat every individual with respect and compassion. We create the foundation for suffering individuals to build a new sense of self-worth to begin the recovery transformation from the inside outward.
We believe that by combining scientifically supported, evidence-based practices with the wisdom found in traditional recovery models, we are able to introduce the concept of treatment in a supportive and loving manner. We believe in a different type of intervention – one that focuses on supporting and encouraging the positive qualities of your loved one over the negative.
Our efforts have proven to be overwhelmingly effective. In 2018 alone, 94% of our intervention clients agreed to enroll in some type of addiction treatment program. Through our case management, consulting, and other family support services, we provide a very effective recovery program to help ensure that your loved one succeeds in long-term recovery.