EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Katherine Thompson
“I understood myself only after I destroyed myself. And only in the process of fixing myself, did I know who I really was.”
I am honored to work at Huther Doyle and walk with my clients on their journey of self-discovery by freeing themselves of the bondage of addiction.
I am fortunate to meet some of our clients during their intake phase, and others in my Phase II group and I will also be helping to co-lead the Bereavement group for those who have lost a loved one to the disease of addiction. To me, the benefit of meeting clients at intake is that I can reassure them that they are in the right place and that they are going to get the best care in the community. I can tell them what the process is going to look like with confidence and match them with a counselor that they can be successful with and it allows me to explain the “why” behind their diagnosis.
In Phase II, my group is very person-centered, and I allow my clients to have as much input as possible. An example of this is when one of the clients made the request that I ask different questions than the usual check in questions and challenged me to find things that made participants think more about the answer. I am always present to the fact that each clients journey and vision of their personal recovery is unique to them and to honor and respect that. I try and introduce as many “tools” as I can for them to recover in all areas of their lives so that they can live the best possible lives they can. Having Mike T, the peer that has been assigned to my group has been a great asset because together we are offering our clients the most holistic care we can.
I think the thing that makes me the proudest to work here is that I know that our entire team cares more about our clients than any place else in the area. Every member goes above and beyond to help our clients achieve their vision for their recovery and I am truly humbled to be a part of this organization.