There are millions of individuals with substance use disorders in America alone, and it’s only getting worse. There is a gigantic need for more addiction coaches, counselors, and therapists… and especially ones that are way above average in their skills.
It’s quite common for people that have overcome addiction to have an interest in helping others do the same.
This can be achieved in many different ways.
From something as small as joining an online recovery group and sharing how you overcame addiction to something as large as being a full-time addiction therapist.
But regardless of whether a recovered person ends up helping others with addiction or not, there is still a deep empathy and compassion for people that are still stuck in their addictions.
For people that are interested in or passionate about the possibility of becoming an addiction professional, there are several different paths to choose from.
Recovery Coach Matt Finch outlines the three most common paths, which are becoming a counselor, therapist, or coach, including the differences, similarities, and steps to achieve these careers.
Here are the main topics discussed in this episode:
- The huge need for more and more effective addiction counselors, coaches, and therapists
- Common reasons people have for becoming an addiction professional
- How To Become an Addiction Counselor
- How To Become an Addiction Therapist
- How To Become an Addiction Recovery Coach
- How Matt Finch Became an Addiction Counselor
- How Matt Finch Became a Recovery Coach
- Recovery Coach Training Programs
- How To Choose the Best Recovery Coach program
- How To Decide Whether or not to Get a Professional Coaching Certification
- Recovery Coach Blueprint (6 Module Video Course that teaches you step-by-step how to launch and grow a private practice Recovery Coaching business
Here are the resources mentioned in this episode: