About Drew Horowitz & Associates

Meet Drew Horowitz & Associates

Drew Horowitz, MA LPCC

Drew Horowitz, MA, LADC, LPCC

Addiction Specialist

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 provide mental health treatment.

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.

Sandy Ogle, LADC, CIP

Addiction Specialist

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.

Mark Guyott MA, ADCR-MN, LADC

Addiction Specialist

Mark Guyott comes to Drew Horowitz & Associates with a diverse and unique history in Behavioral Health. He holds a master’s degree from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies. Prior to earning his degree, Mark volunteered his time to 24-hour crisis call lines, crisis intervention, and with local and national charitable organizations.

Mark earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin in an unrelated field, which has evolved to prove valuable in a solutions-based philosophy. In one of the largest hospitals in the nation, Mark worked in the emergency rooms, ICU, In-Patient unit, Out-Patient unit, provided Chemical Assessments and counseling to individuals and families who struggled through addiction and recovery.

Mark has also worked with youth, adolescents, and college students in the Step-Up program at Augsburg College, helping them walk a path of sobriety through their transitions from high school to college and beyond. The past decade Mark has been working with individuals and families, facilitating family process crisis meetings (Interventions), Individual counseling and coaching, group counseling and consulting.

Mark employs many different evidenced based, spiritual, and other modalities, such as CBT, DBT, Motivational Interviewing, Transtheoretical Model of Change, Existential, music and poetry to serve as a catalyst of change.

“The road to recovery from substance use and co-occurring mental health is a process, not an event. It can be overcome, and the people I have been privileged to work with are some of the strongest, most intelligent, and wonderful people I have ever met. It’s your life, never give up.”

Cory Olson LADC

Cory Olson, LADC

Addiction Specialist

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.

Joe Nesta, MA, LADC

Addiction Specialist

Joe is a Licensed Addiction Counselor with nearly a decade of experience providing services in the behavioral health field. Joe is an alumni of Waynesburg University in Southwestern Pennsylvania where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology. Most recently, Joe has earned a Master’s Degree in Addiction Studies from Hazelden Betty Ford’s Graduate School in Center City, MN. In addition to his formal training, Joe possesses first-hand knowledge of the recovery process through his own personal experiences.

Joe uses a client-centered approach when working with clients, understanding that each client has unique goals and challenges. During client interactions, Joe utilizes motivational interviewing techniques, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy techniques. Joe has thrived working with adolescents and at-risk youth in previous organizations. Building therapeutic rapport is essential for Joe, assuring the client they are on the same team.

Natalia Kuzdzal MS, LADC

Mobile Assessment Clinician

Natalia is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Minnesota and obtained her Master’s Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology through Capella University. She has over a decade of experience working in the behavioral health field, working in a variety of roles such as an ARMHS Practitioner, MH Case Manager, Psychiatric Associate, and a Crisis Counselor.

Natalia most recently worked as a primary counselor at U of MN Health/Fairview Outpatient Programs, as well as being a Chemical Health Assessor with Park Avenue Center. Natalia is extremely passionate about health and wellness, the strong connection between mind and body, and incorporates a holistic, client-centered approach. She enjoys taking the time to help clients understand their “why” for recovery, and to help them feel comfortable in their own skin.

In her free time, Natalia is a 200-hr Registered Yoga Teacher and teaches vinyasa and yoga sculpt with CorePower Yoga Studios throughout the metro area. She is very passionate about animal advocacy and takes time to offer free yoga classes through different animal rescue organizations to help them raise money. She loves to spend time outdoors, hiking and paddle boarding the lakes, going to concerts with friends, and adores her beautiful, sassy long-time pet cockatiel, Mika.

Samantha LeMieur

Director of Human Resources

Samantha has over 13 years of Human Resources experience in the healthcare field and in areas such as full employee life-cycle needs, organizational development, and HR Administration. She has worked with both nonprofit and for-profit organizations, most recently with Associated Clinic of Psychology as their Human Resources Supervisor. Samantha has a strong passion for helping others and supporting colleagues to succeed. In her free time, Samantha loves spending time with her family, traveling, and spending time outdoors.

Meghan Vanderbilt

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.

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