Dr. Louise Stanger

EdD, LCSW, CDWF, CIP, CSAT-1
Dr. Louise is no stranger to adversity. Born on a fault line of trauma, she knows what it is like to grow up with a family beset with anxiety, depression, substance misuse, death by suicide.

Dr. Louise is no stranger to adversity. Born on a fault line of trauma, she knows what it is like to grow up with a family beset with anxiety, depression, substance misuse, death by suicide. She brings her own years of experience working with families in bespoke fashion as well as her ability to work alongside talented professionals to ensure you get the best possible care

Louise Stanger EdD, LCSW, CDWF, CIP, CSAT-1 ( Dr. Louise ) is a preeminent interventionist and thought leader in the behavioral health and addiction treatments industry. She has  received many distinguished awards and performed thousands of family interventions in the US and abroad, gives presentations around the country on various topics related to mental health , trauma and addiction, process disorders and chronic pain, and has received prestigious awards from her fellow industry colleagues for her dedication to intervention and recovery Harvard McLean Hospital an affiliate of Harvard University and DB Resources honored her as Interventionists of the year  In addition to her work with clients and families, she is former University faculty at San Diego State University and University of San Diego, where she brought in over 5 million in grants for substance abuse and alcohol training and education. 

Dr. Stanger is lauded for developing the invitational intervention process, which uses CIS: Collective Intervention Strategies, a revolutionary way of working with professionals and support systems to invite change. 

Her work has been featured in The Huffington Post, Thrive Global, Recovery Campus, Journal of Alcohol Studies, Recovery View, Sober Way, Sober world and more. Her book Falling Up: A Memoir of Renewal, in which Dr. Stanger recounts her travails growing up in a substance abuse family and forging her unique career path, is available on Amazon; and Learn to Thrive: An Intervention Guidebook is available on her website. 

Her  book, The Definitive Guide to Addiction Interventions: A Collective Strategy, is the first academic book in the U.S. about the intervention process and is used at universities.

Her latest book discusses addiction , mental health and trauma : Addiction In the Family : Helping Families Navigate Challenges, Emotions and Recovery and has been lauded for its compassionate approach.

Dr. Louise is passionate about the work she does with families and is honored to work alongside Jenny and Adam Finley. They share the common goal of working to help families and their loved ones’ flourish

Adam and Jenny helped us understand what our role is, and how to best help our son and ourselves.

Devon & Lisa Rathdrum, ID

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