Amy Smith

Amy Smith, CADC-II is the Lead Counselor of English SUD program.

“I started my A&D Counseling career at a detox facility, and have been working at SGNW since January 2017 where I am lead counselor specializing in relapse prevention. My knowledge and experience with addiction, the court system, and recovery are the guiding force at meeting individuals where they currently are with empathy. When I am not in the office, I enjoy being a grandma, spending time with friends, and doing various arts & crafts.”

 

Brent Bennett

Brent Bennett is our Office Administrator. He is the glue that holds the front office together and ensures that everyone is successful.

“I have worked in kitchens, on ship docks, and behind desks. I believe I have done my best clerical duties at Solutions Group NW. A movie theater is my home away from home.”

 

Cipriano Juarez Martinez

Cipriano Juarez Martinez, CADC-I, CGAC-II is the Lead Counselor of Spanish SUD & PGS programs. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Sciences and Minor in Psychology. He provides services in English and Spanish.

“I completed my addictions program study in 2012 and have been working in the addiction field since then. I want to provide the best services to individuals, couples and families to help them break the trap of addiction with compassion, understanding and by equipping them with possibilities to increase their hopes and to find their path in life. When I’m not in the office, I like to attend a variety of Catholic church services and to do a variety of indoor/outdoor activities.”

 

Guadalupe Aragón

Guadalupe Aragón, CADC-I, CGAC-R is a counselor in our SUD & PGS programs. Guadalupe provides services in English and Spanish.

“As a counselor I have been humbled and honored to serve, empower and witness vulnerable individuals achieve a higher quality of life where we all suffer less and live more! I believe substance use or ineffective behaviors serve a purpose until they no longer do! When I am not at work, spending time with family and friends or swimming in rivers, I am learning, creating curriculum, and delivering education to bring about a nicotine free world!”

 

Izzy Borris

Izzy Borris, CADC-R, CGAC-R is a counselor in our SUD & PGS programs. Izzy provides services in English and Spanish.

“I am a counselor in training. The effects of Substance Abuse can be devastating. My goal is to work collaboratively with clients in order to help better their lives and meet their goals. When I am not working I am usually camping in the woods, playing guitar, or watching a thrilling docu-series.”

 

Karen Lujan

Karen Lujan, CADC-R, CGAC-R is a counselor in our SUD & PGS programs. Karen provides services in English and Spanish.

“I am a counselor in training. The stigma around substance use disorder harms the people in recovery, my goal  is to educate people in the disease of addiction. When I am not working I am usually at home reading books and listening to music. “