Addiction Treatment for Women
The Heights Jackson
How We Can Help
The issue isn’t solely the abuse of alcohol, prescription pills, or illegal drugs. That’s why simply abstaining from these things only addresses part of the problem. We offer addiction treatment for women in Minnesota.
The Heights offers integrated treatment for substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues, as well as trauma recovery. Clients who receive treatment from programs offering the co-occurring treatment model experience some of the most effective results.
We Are Here For You
Admission to a residential treatment program can feel overwhelming, even a little frightening. That’s why our team of counselors, nurses, and administrative staff are committed to making sure that every client at The Heights feels welcome, safe, and cared for.
Just as we get to know each client, we invite you to learn more about our helpful and professional staff.
Meet Our Staff
Program Director, MA, LADC
Megan is the backbone of our program, and is the front line for recovery and treatment. Megan not only ensures that clients receive quality care, but also care that is catered to their specific needs and recovery goals. Megan has a passion and commitment to our clients and their journey while at the Heights, and is in constant communication with her team of counselors, our MHP, and our tech staff to ensure we are exceeding our goals. Megan earned her BS in Psychology from Bemidji State University, and her MA in Forensic Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Megan has been a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor since 2012. Megan goes above and beyond as our Program Director, and makes the Heights both an excellent place to work and an even better place to receive treatment. Megan is a true asset to both our team at the Heights and the treatment community.
Outpatient Clinical Supervisor, LADC
Alex works to meet the changing needs of clients through individualized and diverse treatment approaches, advocacy, and trauma-informed counseling. He provides group and individual counseling for our outpatient program, as well as coordination of care. Alexander earned his CRM, CADCI, and CADCII certifications in Oregon before transitioning to Minnesota where he received his LADC and Board-Approved Supervisor Designation through reciprocity in 2018. Alex attended Rochester Community and Technical College and Portland State University.
Shawna listens to clients and addresses medication needs, while updating the physician and therapist. Additionally, she schedules appointments for clients in need of dental, OB/GYN, and psychiatric appointments. Shawna earned her Associates degree in Nursing from Mesabi Range Community and Technical College.
Laurie graduated with the degree of Bachelor of Science Magna Cum Laude majoring in Alcohol and Drug Counseling and became a fully licensed alcohol and drug counselor at the beginning of May 2018. In addition to the 12 Core Functions, she has taken Best Practices/Drug Alcohol, Intersection/Race/Diversity, Cultural Considerations/ADC, Substance Use/Native American, American Indian Spirituality, Intro to Human Services, Issues/Adolescent Counseling and continuing education in co-occurring disorders and ethics. Laurie is currently working on her Master’s degree in Advocacy and Political Leadership.
Laurie has worked primarily with a population that has chronic issues of incarceration, institutionalization, and homelessness. Laurie’s holistic approach focuses on the goal of improving health, well-being, and quality of life as well as freedom from substance use. She does this with respect to each person’s culture, experiences, beliefs, and orientation. She has 35 years of “field experience” in substance use and co-occurring disorders and 16 years of freedom from substance use.
As a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Glen helps aid in the recovery and success of our clients. Glen is a Masters level Clinical Psychology graduate and offers transferable skills and Clinical Training Experience pertaining to the 12 Core Functions of Alcohol and Drug Counseling. Glen brings experience, knowledge, and creativity to the program and is a valued member of our team.
As our Mental Health Provider, Brianna provides clients a comfortable, compassionate and empathetic space for them to discuss their mental health issues, as it relates to and outside of their chemical health condition. Working in the Mental health field since 2014, she is able to use these skills to assist clients through individual check-ins and group therapy to identify and start processing through what people cannot see. Brianna earned her Master’s in Social Work at the University of Minnesota in 2016 and is now a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker as of early 2019. If not in the office, you can find her on the field, at a rink, or running around the neighborhood!
As an Intake Coordinator, Karen plays a major role in the admission and introduction process for our clients, and is a key role to our business. Karen has a warm and welcoming personality, and goes above and beyond to meet our client’s needs. Karen studied Vocational Rehab at the University of Wisconsin Stout, and is looking forward to extending her degree in Criminal Psychology. Karen worked in Geriatrics for 20+ years, and was the dementia specialist and Regional Director prior to joining our team. Karen has a fond love of the mountains, and Wyoming, where she grew up. Karen enjoys traveling, spending time with her children and friends, and loves working with people and watching them succeed.
Director of Nursing, RN
As Director of Nursing for The Heights, Allison creates and manages health services policies and procedures, coordinates providers and health services for clients, supervises on-site LPN and Medication Administration training, and provides on-call services. Allison received her nursing degree from St. Olaf College and is certified as a Public Health Nurse.
Keri helps clients achieve the highest level of nutrition to aid in the recovery process by providing nourishing meals and snacks. Keri earned her Dietary Manager and Food Protection Professional certifications from St. Paul College. Additionally, she is ServSafe certified.