Who is Holly Conklin?
Holly Conklin is a Certified Intervention Professional, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Certified Intervention Specialist and Certified Case Management Interventionist Intern. She has done interventions all over the world including 800 plus successful interventions in 11 years. Starting an intervention company in 2006, Holly Conklin entered a primarily male dominated industry with little or no experience and developed a one on one style of intervention that current counselors of intervention now copy. Since starting Angel Intervention Services she has dedicated her time in resources in advanced training programs that encompass all modalities of intervention, with 200 plus training hours and 11 years practical experience.
What is an Intervention?
Intervention is defined as “a disruption of the family system”. Which means, an investigation into the past and present issues of the family system that can contribute to a person’s addictive behavior. For many families, the issues may be big or small, but the discovery of these issues lead to a healing process for everyone involved. Holly Conklin uses an eclectic combination of techniques and views each intervention as a unique and different situation putting her personal style of intervention to work. “I find that my style of intervention is less invasive to the family and the addict”. She explores family ties, emotional ties, relationship strengths and weaknesses, identifies the enabler(s) and the hard liner(s), looks at the obstacles encountered by family members and digs in to find where everything went wrong in the addict’s life. In doing so she is able to vet out the major issues within a family unit and help everyone included, come together as a team. The “team” can then work towards helping the affected individual.
She is a strength(s) counselor, meaning she works to a person’s strengths instead of pointing out their weaknesses. Families are normally so tired from the fear, tragedy and drama associated in dealing with an addict that they lose hope. Holly Conklin inspires the rehabilitation of “HOPE” within the family unit by taking over when a family feels they are out of options. She gently guides the process so that a family seeking help gets exactly what they need. Guidance and help. She describes the intervention process as a “delicate dance” stating that “sometimes I’m tip-toeing around and sometimes I have to stomp!” The difficulty lies, for most interventionist, within the ability to work in and around a family group. You must be fast reacting, fast thinking and fast responding to handle all the moving parts of an intervention. Holly Conklin possesses those qualities.
How does Holly Conklin operate?
The heartfelt letter below, from a mother, best describes how she operates:
To Whom it May Concern:
There are times in our lives when we are faced with very difficult decisions. Often knowing these decisions will have major impact on our lives and those around us. One of the challenges, is knowing where to turn for the assistance we need. There are often many sources, but we question their reliability, professionalism and credibility. Getting to the right person is key.
I recently found my family in this difficult situation. With some assistance, we were guided in a number of directions, but with continued search we were directed to Angel Intervention. We spoke with Holly Conklin and it wasn’t long into our conversation that we sensed a connection.
Our experience with Holly was life changing. There are a number of reasons for this. First, Holly as the professional ability to guide and direct you through the intervention. Her experience in this world of addiction is invaluable. She has been down the road and does more than talk the talk. She has an uncanny ability to be able to access all parties involved. She senses the motivations, roles and responsibilities for each person in relationship to the addict. Her goal is to get the person help and handle those people and the forces they bring to the relationship during this ordeal. Often that alone has enabled or prevented the addict from getting the help for using. Controlling those elements allows the process to work. Holly sets the perimeters for everyone involved and focuses on the addict.
Knowing the behavior of the addict and his or her reaction to the situation is a proactive response that leads to success. Holly demonstrated her knowledge and maneuvers the situation to achieve the appropriate behavior. Situations can become volatile. Having the ability and knowledge to anticipate and control is key. Holly has that ability and knowledge.
She takes the time and patience necessary to achieve the results. Holly always demonstrated a positive attitude, knowing that she would not quit until help was achieved. We were amazed at the multiple times we thought we had it a wall, and her reaction was that progress was being made and patience was needed. She hears the cries for help behind the ugliness and substances. She knows and senses, she controls and waits, she achieves success.
Her greatest strength is her character and her humanity. She knows she is saving lives one at a time. Who could want more?
JC – Mother
Holly Conklin has help hundreds of addicted individuals and their families navigate the troubled waters that surround substance abuse. It’s okay to call her for help.