Intervention First is an organization dedicated to helping people in crisis. Our primary tools are “crisis intervention” and “crisis support services”.
Our team will work with your family to make sense of the chaos caused by the devastating effects of addiction (substance abuse, gambling, eating disorders, sex addiction).
We offer a wide variety of crisis support services for individuals and their families.
This includes crisis consultation and support to help your family find direction, counseling services, and formal crisis interventions to help your loved one get the treatment they need as soon as possible.
Brief phone consultation
We will provide information and guidance following a brief phone consultation. This brief assessment will help to address the family’s situation to determine specific guidelines to stabilize a critical situation or prevent a possible crisis.
Develop an Action Plan
After providing guidance and suggestions, if further consultation is necessary, my next step will be to offer appropriate resources and/or steps to assist in helping develop a more specific action plan. This consultation can be via a phone consultation or in person. This action plan will be a short-term plan to help resolve a tenuous situation. There is a wide array of services available prior to building on an Intervention.
If your situation continues to require more intense therapy and action steps, we will conclude whether to collaborate with other colleagues in the area of expertise that we are trying to resolve or the possibility of an Intervention may be suggested.
CAREFUL consideration and assessment will be utilized to determine how to proceed with each and every situation that arises.
CALL US TODAY TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION 484.678.3796 or 610.696.8168
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
with Carol Lawyer
21 W. Washington St., Ste B
West Chester, PA 19380