Cheshire County Drug Court Program Names Kate Robertson as Clinical Coordinator

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Kate Robertson

Phoenix House New Hampshire is happy to announce the appointment of Katherine Robertson as Clinical Coordinator of the Cheshire County Drug Court Program, located in Keene, New Hampshire. Working with the Drug Court team at Phoenix House Keene Center, Kate provides evidence-based individual outpatient counseling and conducts group sessions three times each week. The team works hard to ensure that all clients follow their treatment plans and stay on track to healthy recovery.

Kate is a native of the Washington, D.C. area, but fell in love with New Hampshire’s rugged beauty on her first visit and has made the Granite State her home for the past 18 years.  Speaking of her new position, she said, “Clinical work is my first love. It means so much to be able to support people in their recovery.”  Kate holds a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology, with a focus on substance abuse. She is a Master Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (MLADC) and a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor.

The Cheshire County Drug Court Program was made possible by a federal grant of nearly $1,000,000 in order to steer nonviolent drug offenders who face felony charges into treatment rather than incarceration. Spearheaded by Neil Gaer, Phoenix House New England’s vice president, the grant allows Keene Center to provide assessment and substance abuse treatment services on an outpatient basis to more than 120 offenders over a three-year period. Services provided include substance use disorder group treatment, individual counseling, medication management, and mental health services. Treatment lasts an average of 12 to 24 months.

Phoenix House Keene Center provides intensive outpatient treatment for adults with substance use disorders and those with co-occurring mental health issues. There is also a boarding option for clients who need treatment but live too far away to commute to the program. Additional Phoenix House programs in Cheshire County include Phoenix House Dublin Center, which provides residential treatment and sober living services for adults, and Phoenix House Academy at Dublin, offering residential treatment and academic tutoring to adolescents aged 13 to 18.  In Central New Hampshire, Phoenix House Franklin Center provides crisis management, residential treatment, and transitional living services for male and female adults, while the Phoenix House Sober Living Center at Cornerstone provides recovery housing for adult males in early recovery.

If someone you love is struggling with a drug or alcohol problem, please call Phoenix House today at 1 888 671 9392.  We’re always here to help.

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