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Barbara Simmons

Barbara Simmons, Senior Counselor, CASAC2   

Mental Health Clinic

ROLE Substance Abuse Counselor 

Ms. Simmons has been working with the HSVS chemical dependency outpatient treatment program since 2003. She employs both group and individual counseling and urges early intervention to help clients avoid experiencing chronic stages. She also makes referrals to rehabilitation centers that provide detoxification programs when necessary. Program participants are guided into several activities related to changing perceptions and staying engaged in productive work. Regular counseling is key to improving one’s thought process and outlook. Ms. Simmons also addresses proper healthcare and healthy eating habits. She is devoted to this field of work to assist people in coming out of the darkness of addiction and into the light of recovery. Each one, teach one. She works with all populations of people caught in the grips of addiction.