About Carol

At Intervention First, our goal is to offer the very best in Counseling, Consulting and Concierge Services.

Carol Lawyer

Carol Lawyer, CADC, CCDP, CIP is a nationally recognized and Certified Intervention Professional specializing in crisis counseling and addiction treatment for individuals and their families. She is a dynamic and passionate addiction treatment professional, consultant, and speaker with over 20 years of experience in the field.

Carol has dedicated much of her time to improving the standards, treatment protocols, and research outcomes within the intervention field. She served as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Association of Interventionist Specialists from 2007 until May 2013, and her work has had a profound impact on the overall quality of care provided by professional interventionists nationwide. In addition, she had previously served on the Board of Directors for the Pennsylvania Certification Board. Carol had served as the Clinical Supervisor of both Fieldstone House, a Women’s Recovery and Sober Living Facility in West Brandywine, PA and Freedom Ridge, a Male Sober Living Facility. Carol developed a structured and successful program for both homes in order to enable residents the opportunity to succeed and thrive. Carol works tirelessly to improve the standards of treatment to ensure people in crisis get the care they both need and deserve.

She is the founder of Intervention First, an organization with a reputation for providing the very best in crisis intervention and consultation support for individuals and families. She is an expert interventionist who has helped hundreds of people caught in the grip of addiction, and she is highly regarded for the support and guidance her organization offers families who feel powerless to bring about positive change.

Carol incorporates Concierge services within her practice to customize and accommodate individual’s needing specific services. This is where Carol excels. Carol advocates for the client.

Carol is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC), Co-Occurring Disorders Professional (CCDP) and Certified Intervention Professional (CIP).

She graduated from the Penn State University Addictions Program in l992, and received her CAC from the Pennsylvania State Certification Board in 1996. She is a member of NAADAC (National Association of Addiction Counselors), ICRC (International Certification) Pro-Act, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars from Penn State University.

She has received numerous awards during her professional career to include the Caron Treatment Center 2008 Addiction Professional of the Year Award, and the 2002 Unsung Hero Award.

You can contact Carol directly at clawyercac@aol.com.

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A gifted Interventionist, Carol Lawyer is a true asset to the profession. Her heartfelt and caring approach provides a calming, respectful and safe environment for families to effectively navigate the intervention process. It is a privilege and honor to work with Carol and observe firsthand her level of integrity and skill. – Jeannette Cutshaw, LMFT, CSAT

Carol Lawyer loves what she does. She helps people change their lives. Our family realized that we were watching our husband and father kill himself one martini at a time. The deterioration in his physical health was impossible to ignore and gave us the courage, at last, to attempt an intervention. That is when we found Carol. She helped us to understand what is required in an intervention, helped us plan, prepare, structure and carry out the process. Her guidance and support was the calm we needed in the chaos that surrounded us as we dealt with the reality of the addiction in the head of our family and its implications for each of us in the family relationship. Her calm and the structure during the intervention itself is, I am convinced, the reason that we succeeded in getting our loved one to treatment appropriate for him. A year later, Carol continues to care for our family and has been supportive with her counsel as we lived through the rocky first year of recovery. She offered help with identifying treatment possibilities for our youngest child in his recent relapse. Carol not only loves what she does, she loves her clients. I am most grateful that she helped me to change my life for the better. ~ MCK

When we realized that our son was losing control and becoming more and more immersed in his drug use, we were terrified. We were witnessing the slow and steady destruction of a kind and loving son and we knew that having another “talk” with him would only frustrate us and drive him further away. We will be forever grateful that Carol’s name was given to us by an addiction psychiatrist. Once we told her our story, she used compassion and understanding to guide us through the intervention process. We were in uncharted territory, but had the overwhelming comfort of having Carol prepare us in every way for this most transformative event. From our very first meeting, through the preparation and rehearsal, and then intervention itself, Carol provided direction and endless patience during a totally foreign process for us. Our son is thriving and Carol continues to provide support and advice to our family in times of uncertainty. She steered us through a very dark period with her warmth, insight, and authenticity. Carol will forever be viewed by our family as playing a pivotal role in each of our recoveries. – Kim

Carol – I just wanted to thank you so much for your help with Michael. I really think that speaking with you helped for all of us to realize the seriousness of his situation and gave us all the push to get him the help he needed. Without your help I think that myself and everyone else would have been too scared or nervous to take the step and approach Michael with our concerns, and it certainly would not have gone so smoothly without your guidance and presence… Without your suggestion for treatment centers, we may not have found (tx center), and who knows if this process would be going as well as it it. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate what you did to help and what a huge difference I think that it will make in all of our lives. – Client

Carol is the consummate professional. An insightful, empathic, and respectful therapist with boundless energy and years of experience. She is a highly valued colleague who is comfortable and accomplished in all facets of addiction counseling. – Terrence Boyadjis, MD Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Carol Lawyer, Interventionist, Sober Concierge, Sober Coach

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with Carol Lawyer

21 W. Washington St., Ste B
West Chester, PA 19380

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