You are my only experience with an intervention counselor ….but I have done quite a bit of group and individual therapy – and week at Caron for codependency treatment and you really stood out to me as an amazing therapist/ counselor.
You listened so well, were kind and considerate to all of us but you also gave me the impression you would be willing to lay down the law if necessary. You gave me confidence in the intervention process without creating unrealistic expectations.
Interventions seem uniquely challenging to me …beyond the alcoholic, you have to deal with multiple different personalities, family dynamics, logistics, and lots of stress. (add Coronavirus to ours). You navigated it all with kindness, consideration, and authority
I am grateful and happy for Betty and our family that she was willing to go to treatment. My impression after the intervention was that Betty was in part relieved … I believe on some level she knew she needed help but couldn’t see a way there on her own.
I would have enjoyed meeting you ( and thanking you) in person, perhaps at some point in the future.
Alcoholism is multi-generational on both sides of my family and has done us a lot of damage. It always feels good to me when we make a small victory of any kind in what has always felt to me like a war. I think it’s part of the reason we are a close family because it’s like we’ve been to war together …..and now there are enough of us in recovery that the levels of dysfunction are somewhat mitigated.
Anyway, Don my heartfelt thanks and admiration. If you ever need a reference – I’m your man!
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In March 2019 my wife and I hired Jonathan Maxson following a heroin overdose. Jonathan Maxson’s experience and assistance was critical to our son’s recovery. Jonathan accompanied our son to many AA meetings around town and introduced him to other young, recovering addicts. Jonathan talked frequently with our son and regularly met with him in an effort to teach him how to find a life of sobriety but it eventually became clear our son needed an in-patient treatment program. Jonathan has extensive knowledge of treatment programs throughout the U.S. and after getting to know our son he was able to assist in the selection of the best program for him. Our son attended a 28-day treatment program and with Jonathan’s involvement helped us select an appropriate long-term treatment program. Our son recently completed the treatment program is living independently in a half-way house with sober companions and is paying his own living expenses. Even after completing the treatment program, our son speaks regularly with Jonathan Maxson as a sober support and friend.
Jonathan Maxson’s expertise was also critical to our recovery. My wife and I were spiritually and emotionally broken. When we first met, Jonathan encouraged my wife and I to attend a weekly support group with others like ourselves who are parents of addicts. We regularly spoke with Jonathan and he taught us about addiction. He helped us realize that enabling perpetuates the addiction. He helped us set boundaries. I am scared to think what would have happened without his help. I do not hesitate to recommend his services to help with an addicted loved one.
Samier, the way he handled me and my wife, Mary. He is a therapist himself I think. I thank you guys. You made what started out to be painful and difficult situation very easy to deal with. Thank you very much.