Deborah Haines, ADC-T, is an Alcohol & Drug Counselor in Training (ADC-T) and receicved her Chemical Dependency certification from Ridgewater College. She shares life experiences that can never be learned in a classroom. She has overcome her own suffering from addiction and models a lifestyle of compassion, strength and courage to others. Her wisdom, grace and honesty will inspire you to join her in the life changing journey of recovery.
Mae Maurer-Rogers, BS LADC MSW LGSW, is a magna cum laude graduate of St. Cloud State University where she received a Master's of Social Work and Bachelor of Science with dual degrees in Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies. She received her Chemical Dependency Counselor certification from Ridgewater College. She is a MN Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) and Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). She is EMDR trained and specializes in trauma related disorders and life events. Mae has specialized training in domestic violence and provides therapeutic counseling for violent offenders using the nationally renowned, STOP curriculum. During her studies, Mae was a participant of the MN Child Welfare Scholar Program, child advocate, volunteer with Student Disabilities Center and recipient of the SCSU Social Work Department Academic Achievement Award. She completed her mediation training at Erickson Mediation Institute and served as a qualified neutral under MN Supreme Court ADR-Rule 114. Her child custody evaluation training was concluded through MACRS (MN Association of Custody Resolution Specialists). Mae fully understands the complexity of the various systems that individuals encounter when battling addiction and rebuilding their lives.
Alex Maurer, LSW, SUD/CD Intern, is a graduate of St. Cloud State University where he received a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Social Work and minors in Criminal Justice Studies and Human Relations. He is a MN Licensed Social Worker (LSW). He is currently completing his internship for Chemical Dependency certification at Ridgewater College and plans to become an LADC with Recovery Center. He co-facilitates the domestic violence offender program. His lifelong passion for helping others has lead him to the world of addiction. He finds renewed energy in watching people change their lives through recovery.