Nick Widing

Chemical Health Therapist

Professional Philosophy

Helping establish a coalition between the addict and the helping professional.

Specialty Areas

  • Working with people who are struggling with chemical dependency issues. Helping them find healthy alternatives to their drug and alcohol use. Helping people get over their ambivalence about making changes in their lives by using Motivational Interviewing techniques. I currently work with the adolescent population in the Community Options Program; an intensive outpatient program which includes case management that is designed for youth ages thirteen to eighteen who struggle with addiction issues and are at risk for out-of-home placement.

Professional Experience

I have been working in the chemical health and co-occurring disorder field since 2007. I have also completed training to help people with mental health issues find healthy alternatives to deal with mental health issues outside of the use of drugs and alcohol.

Education

Century College: Associate of Science Degree
Co-occurring Disorders – training
Motivational Interviewing – trained

License and Credentials

Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor through Minnesota Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy