About Drew Horowitz & Associates

Meet Drew Horowitz & Associates

Drew Horowitz, MA, LADC, LPCC - Addiction & Crisis Intervention Specialist Serving Minneapolis, St Paul, Minnesota

Drew Horowitz, MA, LADC, LPCC

Owner and Senior Interventionist

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, sober 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 & Crisis Intervention Specialist Serving Minneapolis, St Paul, Minnesota

Sandy Ogle, LADC, CIP

Senior Interventionist

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

Senior Interventionist

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.

Mark Guyott MA, ADCR-MN, LADC - Addiction & Crisis Intervention Specialist Serving Minneapolis, St Paul, Minnesota

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.”

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Daniel Livermore, BA

Director of Recovery Services

Dan has been helping people condition their minds and bodies for most of his life. After receiving his BA in Psychology from the University of Iowa, he started his own life consulting firm in 2015. He has coached men and women in strength conditioning and performance all over the country, including Illinois, California, Colorado, and Florida. Life and sober coaching was always part of his training, and when he moved to MN in 2022, found he was a perfect fit for our team. Dan channels his own personal experience in recovery to provide extra guidance and support to his clients. Dan is continuing his education, currently, finishing up his final year to achieve his Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology.

Shelby MacDonald, AS, ADC-T

Recovery Services Manager

Shelby has gained a wealth of knowledge about addiction struggles through her own field research, working as a recovery technician at a women’s inpatient treatment facility, continuing with her academics, and managing several women’s sober homes in the Twin Cities. She recently earned her certificate in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and is pursuing her Bachelor’s in Psychology at Metropolitan State University to complete her licensure as a alcohol and drug counselor.

Her passion comes from her personal twelve step recovery program. Her time in the community has presented her with opportunities to see the light turn back on in people who are willing to do the work and do their personal best. No matter where a client may be in their recovery process, Shelby is honored to play a supportive role in helping them to achieve their long term goals.

Jeffrey Cook, BA

Senior Recovery Services Specialist

Jeffrey joins us from Rejuvenate Homes, in St. Paul MN. His primary role was overseeing and managing the men’s sober living homes. During his time with Rejuvenate, he found a passion for helping those in early recovery get their lives back.
He received his BA in management from the University of St. Mary’s, where he also played baseball during his schooling. In his free time, Jeffrey continues to play sports at any and every opportunity. This summer, he will be playing baseball on three sober softball leagues. His favorite ball team is the Kansas City Royals.

Jeffrey has always given 110% to the things he loves. Jeffrey’s own path in recovery has allowed him to encounter all walks of life; bringing with him to the table vast knowledge of the challenges and joys experienced in early recovery.

Charles Sergio Huston

Recovery Services Specialist

In the realm of sober companionship and recovery services, Charles brings a diverse background shaped by teaching special needs piano lessons, navigating the music industry, crafting aerospace components, the commercial diving industry, and having lived through his own personal experience with alcoholism, addiction, and finding the path to recovery.

With his immersion in several treatment programs, therapy, active participation in Alcoholics Anonymous, and taking on the role of sponsoring other men, this has all helped him cultivate a deep understanding of the disease. When caring for others struggling with mental health and addiction issues, he supports a holistic approach that treats the mind, body, and spirit.

Charle’s unique blend of professional skills and personal growth to provide compassionate support to those on their paths to lifelong sobriety and recovery. His ongoing commitment to his clients’ is to empower them as individuals, fostering lasting change, and guiding them towards a brighter and happier future.

Zach Michalek, CPRS

Recovery Services Specialist

Zach’s firsthand experiences with addiction and mental health struggles are what lead him into this field. He is currently enrolled at St. Paul College in MN, finishing up his Undergraduate Degree in Psychology and Behavioral Health. Zach brings an innate empathy and understanding to all his working relationships with client’s and their families.

In his previous roles within the mental health sector, he has witnessed the profound impact of one on one support, gentle guidance, and taking the time to meet someone where they are at in their recovery journey. Whether it is offering a listening ear, providing resources, or offering healthy coping strategies, he has found fulfillment in being a source of hope for those in need.

Carl Aarps, BA

Recovery Services Specialist

Carl has devoted his career to helping people in every way he can. He graduated with High Distinction from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology and Sociology. Even as a full-time undergraduate student, Carl held a research position and two part-time jobs at the time he joined our team. During his education, he gained experience conducting psychological research, delivering clinical therapy, and teaching.

Carl has learned that offering support to others in their path to sobriety and wellness is the best thing for his personal recovery. In his work with us, he uses his personal experiences and compassion to give a deep level of support to his clients. In his spare time, he enjoys running and reading.

Lo Platt

Recovery Services Specialist

Driven by her own lived experience, Lo is deeply committed to breaking the stigma surrounding substance abuse and fostering a culture of understanding and compassion within communities. Lo advocates for a holistic mind-body-spirit approach to recovery. Firmly believing that true healing encompasses nurturing, not only the body, but also the mind and spirit for lasting sobriety and well-being. Lo is diligently working towards her LADC (Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor) certification. Driven by her passion for helping others overcome addiction and reclaim their lives. In her leisure time, Lo enjoys spending her spare time participating in group fitness and quality time with her 13-year-old daughter.

David Brusven

Recovery Services Specialist

David joins the DHA team with 3 years of sober house management experience. He received an Associate’s Degree from The Minnesota State and Community Technical College in 2009. During his time he provided accountability, support, and guidance to other men in the early stages of their recovery journeys. Through his own struggles with addiction, David has gained valuable first hand experience. David uses compassion and empathy to connect with and support others in an impactful way.

In his free time David enjoys spending time with his daughter, attending as many of her volleyball, basketball, and softball games as possible. He also makes time for golfing and kayaking.

Meghan Vanderbilt

Admissions and Office Manager

Meghan’s primary role is to act as a first point of contact for families and individuals reaching out due to struggles with behavioral health concerns. She is able to evaluate their unique situation and confirm which services and staff members within our team will be most appropriate to assist in creating a care plan for their loved one. Her experience in the field spans over 14 years through vocation and volunteering. Prior to her role at Drew Horowitz and Associates, she was an Admissions Coordinator at a dual disorder residential treatment center in southern Minnesota. She spent several years with Blue Cross Blue Shield MN as a Customer Service Specialist with the Federal Employee Program. Her experience also includes working for a Behavioral Health Consulting firm in the Twin Cities, where she directly assisted individuals and family members in finding 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. In her spare time she enjoys painting, making art, and volunteering with a local artist collective.

Stephanie Friend, BA - Director of Marketing & Business Development

Stephanie Friend, BA

Director of Marketing and Business Development

Stephanie is the Director of Marketing and Business Development for Drew Horowitz & Associates (DHA) with 8 years of experience in the Behavioral Healthcare field and 15+ years of experience in Business Development. She studied Marketing & Business at the University of Wisconsin, River Falls. Her passion lies in meeting new people and connecting with providers to find appropriate care for clients. Her personal goal is to educate the community on the incredible services being offered at DHA. “Our clients deserve to feel safe and heard”, Stephanie says, “and our professional clinical team is here to help them on their journey towards health, sobriety and happiness”. To contact Stephanie for a meeting, tour or phone introduction, call (715) 222-6821.

Patrick Roe, BA

Marketing and Business Development Coordinator

Drew Horowitz and Associates welcomes Patrick to the team. He joins us with four years of experience in the Behavioral Healthcare field and an additional two years of professional Marketing experience. He received his degree in Business Management and Economics from Iowa State University. Patrick has an immense passion to help others, by giving back to the local community and growing professional relationships in the field. His mission is recovery focused; striving for continued growth in the behavioral health industry to demand better and making a positive impact whenever and wherever possible. In Patrick’s personal time, he enjoys being outside, on the water, in the gym, traveling, spending time with those close to him, and following the MN Vikings. To contact Patrick for a meeting or introduction, call (651) 600-0669.

Samantha LeMieur - Director of Human Resources

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.

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Jim Madden

Maintenance Technician and Support Specialist

Jim joins the DHA team, most recently, from Gateway Recovery Center where he worked as Tech Supervisor for 3 years. Jim is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist.

Jim’s dedication, passion and commitment to the recovery field are what make him such a valuable asset to our team. Having multiple years of personal sobriety, he offers a special understanding and empathy towards all those he helps.

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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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