For Companion Services, Reach Aftercare matches their clients with a trained, professional recovery or wellness coach.
We are quite selective in our process of engaging Sober Companions to become a part of the Reach team. Our reputation and integrity are very much at stake, and we value highly the relationships we have created with not only our many referents around the country, but also each individual client and family we work with. For this reason it is imperative we select only the top people working in the field today. In fact, it is a part of our business model that each Sober Companion is actually engaged as a partner in the company, ensuring that they are fully invested in doing what is right for the client.
Reach employs people from a broad range of backgrounds; trained in various modalities, including intervention techniques, relapse prevention models, and trauma resolution models. They could be MFT’s and PsyD candidates, Nurses, a certified drug and alcohol counselor, a Neurofeedback professional, yoga instructor, an extreme sports star, or have a background in finance or the entertainment industry. A primary job of any companion is to be able to inform the clinician as to how a client is progressing, so being able to speak the language of both the client and clinician is vital. All have a minimum of 5 years of sobriety, and we provide supervisory support to all. We are firm believers in creating a fit that the client will be very comfortable with and has some type of connection to, and we welcome preliminary meetings and conversations to confirm we have a potential match.
For confidentiality sake we don’t put full bios on our website, but founder and companion John Morris’ bio can be found here.