Elizabeth Steele has over 10 years’ experience working in the addiction and behavioral health fields, in both clinical and leadership capacities. Elizabeth obtained her Master’s in Addiction Counseling from the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies and holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from California State University, Fullerton. Her personal long-term recovery and studies elicited her passion for making a difference in lives affected by the disease of addiction. She has committed her career to engaging individuals in recovery through innovation, leadership, fun, and sound clinical judgement.
Elizabeth has a unique ability to connect with clients and families through empathy and advocacy and is known for thoughtful, timely, and collaborative communication for the betterment of all involved. She is well-informed of treatment standards and best practices and uses her extensive knowledge and experience with program structure and development, staff empowerment, and client engagement to create dynamic and engaging clinical programs. She participates in creating, maintaining, and restructuring treatment programs to include a continuum of evidence-based practices to support the sustainable recovery of individuals and their families.
Elizabeth’s commitment to the health of others is unparalleled, and she is regarded by her colleagues as someone with their best interest in mind. She has a keen sense for personality and professionalism and evaluates and provides other professionals with career advancement opportunities both within and outside of her organization; her expertise and reach are beyond her traditional career role.