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Gwen McNamara, LADC

Gwen McNamara, LADC

Adult Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorder Counselor

I have a person-centered approach that used evidence-based practices while taking into account the unique social and cultural experiences of each individual, meeting them where they are at in their stage of change.

Clinic Locations

  • Oakdale Mental Health & Substance Use Disorder Clinic

Specialty Areas

  • Substance Use Services
  • Ages Served: 13 and Older
  • Addiction, Alcohol Abuse, Anxiety, Substance Use Disorders, Self-Esteem, Self-Worth, Depression, Rule 25 Assessment, Opioid Addiction, Mindfulness, Co-Occurring Disorders

Professional Experience

I had a virtual LADC internship at Hazelden Betty Ford, St. Paul Campus. My second internship was in-person at Wayside Family, working with women and their children on site. I worked at ANEW Chemical Health in East St. Paul for 6 months (July- Dec) 2022. ANEW is an all-women’s facility with residential and intensive outpatient.


  • Master of Arts - Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School
  • Bachelor of Arts - University of Minnesota
  • Associate of Arts from Minneapolis and Technical College

License and Credentials

  • Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC)

Referral & Information

To make a referral or appointment, please call our Intake Coordinators at (651) 777-5222; email, or complete this form to request an appointment.