We are proud to announce the expansion of our Continuing Care Department. In order to provide improved care to our patients and service to our referral resources, The Meadows has dedicated expanded resources to our aftercare services. The goals of the expanded services are:
- To provide our patients with an assigned individual at the onset of their treatment experience who will follow them through the entire program to support and guide them with their research and intake phases of aftercare
- To communicate with referral resources to coordinate their patient’s ongoing care needs in conjunction with The Meadows clinical treatment recommendations in an effort to provide quality patient care
- To extend The Meadows relationships and network of quality continuing care service providers
The four members of the Continuing Care team are a blend of unique skill sets with a commitment to providing caring and professional support to their respective treatment teams and patients.
Courtney Berg, BS – Courtney graduated from Arizona State University in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation and Tourism Management and a minor in Gerontology. Courtney has worked at The Meadows since 2006. She started her career at The Meadows as the Recreation Coordinator transferring to the position of Wellness Coordinator, and now accepting the position of Continuing Care Coordinator. Courtney is an effective communicator and dedicated to providing patient care in a positive environment. Courtney is extremely excited to be growing with The Meadows as the organization continues to realize positive industry expansion.
Jean Holtz, MSE, RD, LPC – Jean earned her Master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and is a licensed professional counselor in the state of Wisconsin. She is also a Registered Dietitian and university instructor. Jean has a long career history of working with eating disordered clients, survivors of incest, and individuals with self-injury behaviors. Jean has lived in Arizona for three years, moving from Wisconsin. She is a serious Green Bay Packers fan and also enjoys watching hockey. Jean is also an avid reader and published children’s book writer. Jean and her husband now live with a golden doodle dog named Bailey.
Jennifer Noto, MAPC - After an 8-year career in graphic design, Jennifer began pursuing a Master’s degree in professional counseling at Ottawa University. With her undergraduate degree in Fine Arts from The Maryland Institute College of Art, Expressive Arts Therapy was a natural choice for her concentration. Jennifer completed an internship at The Meadows in 2012, and resonated deeply with Pia Mellody’s model of developmental immaturity. For this reason and many others, she was excited to return as a fulltime Continuing Care Coordinator and Expressive Arts Therapist after receiving her MAPC in January 2013. Jennifer has also been a registered yoga teacher (RYT) since 2010 and recently completed a Trauma-Sensitive Yoga Instruction program. Additionally, Jennifer is training to become a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP). Jennifer’s vision is to help provide mind, body and spirit healing to individuals using all modalities in her repertoire.
Judy Shaffer, BS - Judy began her career at The Meadows in 2001, obtaining training by many of the present and former fellows of The Meadows, including Pia Mellody, Claudia Black, Patrick Carnes, Bessel Van der Kolk, and Peter Levine. She left in 2007 to obtain her degree from Colorado Christian University. As a returning employee, Judy has several years of experience behind her as she settles into her position as Continuing Care Coordinator. Judy believes that The Meadows provides a strong foundation of recovery by affording their clients the most current, cutting edge treatment in addictions and co-occurring disorders. Through her role as Continuing Care Coordinator, she strives to ensure the highest level of care in the client’s transition to the next steps of their personal recovery processes by working with the treatment team, the client, and the referring health professionals.
Pictured left to right: Courtney Berg, Judy Shaffer, Jean Holtz, Jennifer Noto