Family Recovery Coaching

We provide families that are faced with a loved one struggling with Substance Use Disorder a 16 Week Family to Family structured program to help those who have a loved one struggling with substance use disorder.

Our goal is to help by using a strength based, supportive approach the program is designed to teach families how to sustain a healthy approach to their own recovery.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO HIRE A FAMILY RECOVERY COACH

Email:  help@pathtorecoveryfoundation.org

Call:  630-962-9652

Individual Recovery Coaching

We offer a 16 Week Peer to Peer structured program to help those who struggle with substance use disorder.

Our goal is to help those seeking recovery or new to recovery by using a strength based, supportive approach the program is designed to teach participants how to sustain long term recovery.

FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO HIRE A RECOVERY COACH

Email:  help@pathtorecoveryfoundation.org

Call:  630-962-9652

Deb Lewin, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS)

Deb Lewin (Executive Director)  co-founded PATH in 2014 after her journey with her own Family,. She is a certified Family Support Specialist as well certified in First Aid Mental Health and SMART Recovery. Deb is a trained Recovery Coach and a member of the HOPE Taskforce in DuPage County. Her passion for helping people struggling with Substance use and for their families has been instrumental in the development of The Path Recovery Community Center in Naperville, IL.

Recovery Status (Family Member, Friend, Ally, Person in Recovery, etc): Family Member

Favorite Recovery Related Quote or Your Own Quote about Recovery: BELIEVE

Best Thing About Recovery: The best thing about Family Recovery is all of us being whole again.

Lauren McLaughlin, Certified Peer Recovery Specialist (CPRS)

Lauren McLaughlin celebrated 15 years of continuous recovery in April of 2021. She is the Director of Programming and Recovery Services at PATH to Recovery Foundation. She is a Certified Recovery Coach Trainer through Center for Addiction Recovery Training (CCAR). Through her recovery she found a life beyond her wildest dreams. She approaches her recovery using goals and stepping outside of her comfort zone. Lauren believes in a multiple pathway approach to recovery. It doesn’t matter how you get there just that you are moving towards a better life. Lauren is also a Licensed Acupuncturist in Naperville running her own clinic, Joyful Balance Wellness. In her spare time you will find her hanging out with her dog, Dixie Lou.

Recovery Status (Family Member, Friend, Ally, Person in Recovery, etc): Person in Recovery

Favorite Recovery Related Quote or Your Own Quote about Recovery:  Don’t be ashamed of your story, it will inspire others.

Best Thing About Recovery:  There are too many things to list. My life is 1000 times better than I could have ever imagined. If you would have told me at the beginning of this journey that I would actually be JOYFUL in recovery I would have snort laughed in your face.

Lisa DeLaura, Trained Recovery Coach

Lisa has over 30 years of continuous sobriety. Having experienced addiction from many different roles, she is able to better understand how addiction affects the families as well as the individuals. She has a passion for helping others achieve and maintain sobriety. Lisa has earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a certified addictions counselor. Lisa has helped develop programs for parenting, employment, reentry for those formerly incarcerated, and sober living, She feels this is more of a calling than a career. Lisa has a heart for helping individuals connect to the recovery community and reengage in life. Lisa spends her free time with her family, friends and volunteering. She is an avid photographer and enjoys nature.

Recovery Status (Family Member, Friend, Ally, Person in Recovery, etc):   Person in Recovery

Favorite Recovery Related Quote or Your Own Quote about Recovery:  Nothing changes, if nothing changes

Best Thing About Recovery: The best thing about recovery is being able to help others reach their designation by helping them walk through it.

Bianca Sementa, Trained Recovery Coach

 

Bianca Sementa has been working as a licensed hairstylist for 15 years. She is a person in long term recovery since 2018 and an active member in her local 12-step group. She is also a person living with mental health dual diagnosis (bpd, adhd, ptsd), the adult child of an alcoholic and a suicide attempt survivor. She is a trained recovery coach at PATH. Bianca enjoys spending time with her 2 young children, reading and listening to music. 

 

Recovery Status (Family Member, Friend, Ally, Person in Recovery, etc):  Person in Recovery

Favorite Recovery Related Quote or Your Own Quote about Recovery: “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop” Confucius

Best Thing About Recovery:  Finding JOY in the little things.

Rena Humbert, Trained Recovery Coach

Rena Humbert has been an active member of PATH To Recovery since 2014. Her passion to help others stemmed from her own experience through her son’s journey with drugs and the positive relationship they built while he sought out recovery. Tragically after almost 2 years of being substance free, her son relapsed and died after finding out he had contracted HIV from a dirty needle he had used prior to getting clean. Since then, she has been involved with community and national events to end drug related stigmas. She has also engaged in training about recovery in multiple different formats, including becoming a Recovery Coach through CCAR. Rena’s work with people in need and/or their families, focuses on cooperative strategies to help people avoid relapses when unforeseen life challenges occur.

Recovery Status (Family Member, Friend, Ally, Person in Recovery, etc):  Family Member

Favorite Recovery Related Quote or Your Own Quote about Recovery: We can only keep what we have by giving it away.

Best Thing About Recovery: The journey of the possibilities that are now opened up because drugs or alcohol are no longer standing in the way. Knowing that if we can achieve something so difficult as recovery, there’s very little we can’t do now and can begin to accomplish things we’ve never thought possible before.

Roberta Kalish, Trained Recovery Coach

Roberta Kalish, Recovery Coach, is a part of the Leadership Team at Path to Recovery Foundation. She raised four sons along with her husband. Her youngest son died from an accidental overdose due to Fentanyl. Determined to make something good come from this tragedy she joined Path. She runs the Path Grief Support group. She is dedicated to continuing research on grief, as there are many types of grief we will all deal with in our lives. She hopes to be working with families to discover how to care for themselves while navigating the journey of a loved one with Substance Use Disorder.

Recovery Status (Family Member, Friend, Ally, Person in Recovery, etc): Family Member

Favorite Recovery Related Quote or Your Own Quote about Recovery:  Recovery begins at exactly that moment when you are completely broken to pieces and must surrender to unfamiliar and uncomfortable ways in order to be rebuilt into who you were meant to be.

Best Thing About Recovery:  Knowing the recoveree is on his/her way to living the life they deserve.

Leslie Kawar, Trained Recovery Coach

Leslie’s involvement with the recovery community began six years ago when she discovered that her middle child became addicted to prescription medication. Her personal journey has confirmed the adage that “addiction is a family disease”; and she is passionate about supporting and educating the loved ones of those suffering from substance use disorder. In addition to serving as Vice President of the Path to Recovery Foundation Board, Leslie is also a member of the Public Benefits Team with Loaves and Fishes Community Services, A St Vincent DePaul “Vincentian” through her parish, member of 100 Women Who Care Naperville as well as a board member of Quito Barrio Outreach. Prior to her volunteer efforts, for over eighteen years Leslie worked with a number of corporations, both large and small as Director of Customer Relations. Leslie is certified as a SMART Recovery facilitator and as a native Spanish speaker, she is available to assist anyone with a language barrier.

Recovery Status (Family Member, Friend, Ally, Person in Recovery, etc): Family Member

Favorite Recovery Related Quote or Your Own Quote about Recovery: “I alone can do it….but I can’t do it alone”

Best Thing About Recovery: The beautiful life that awaits you, once you break free.

Rob Kubiak, Trained Recovery Coach

Rob is a recovering alcoholic/addict himself, who struggled with substance abuse for twenty years and was in and out of more than nineteen treatment centers before getting sober in 2017. He is active in the recovery community and passionate about working with others struggling with addiction to help them live happy and productive lives.

Recovery Status (Family Member, Friend, Ally, Person in Recovery, etc):  Person in Recovery

Favorite Recovery Related Quote or Your Own Quote about Recovery:  Pride builds walls between people. Humility builds bridges.  OR Happiness is the by-product of right living.

Best Thing About Recovery:  I came into it with the goal of just learning how to stop using and I got that, but what I also got was an entire design for living and today I have peace of mind, serenity and am happy. My life is a thousand times better than ever thought it could it be as a result.

What is a Recovery Coach?

A Recovery Coach promotes recovery and removes barriers and obstacles to recovery, serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking or already in recovery from an addiction to alcohol and or other drugs.  They are not affiliated with any one pathway of recovery.

How does the Coaching Work?

,We offer both Family Recovery Coaching and Individual Recovery Coaching.  The first step to getting started with a coach is to reach out to us via email (help@pathtorecoveryfoundation.org) or giving us a call at 630-962-9652. 

After our initial conversation with you, we will send you an intake form where you will tell us a little more about you and your situation and pick your coach.  Once we receive the intake form we will do our best to match you with your choice of coach.  

You will then receive an introduction email from our staff and it will be up to you and your new coach to schedule your first meeting and the follow up meetings for the next 16 weeks.  

How much does the 16 Week Recovery Coaching Program Cost?

The total program cost is $320, which is roughly $20 per week.  We do offer a sliding scale as well if needed.  Scholarships will also be available, please reach out if you need assistance.  

PATH to Recovery Foundation is a 501c3 and all of the money will be used to pay our coaching staff and to continue our mission to help those find their path to recovery.