Holly Conklin is a Certified Intervention Professional, Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Certified Intervention Specialist and Certified Case Management Interventionist Intern. Holly Conklin has done interventions all over the world including 800 plus successful interventions in 11 years. Starting an intervention company in 2006, Holly Conklin entered a primarily male dominated industry with little or no experience and developed a one on one style of intervention that current counselors of intervention now copy. Since starting Angel Intervention Services she has dedicated her time and resources in advanced training programs that encompass all modalities of intervention, with 200 plus training hours and 11 years practical experience.
Intervention is defined as “a disruption of the family system”. Which means, an investigation into the past and present issues of the family system that can contribute to a person’s addictive behavior. For many families, the issues may be big or small, but the discovery of these issues lead to a healing process for everyone involved. Holly Conklin uses an eclectic combination of techniques and views each intervention as a unique and different situation putting her personal style of intervention to work. “I find that my style of intervention is less invasive to the family and the addict”. She explores family ties, emotional ties, relationship strengths and weaknesses, identifies the enabler(s) and the hard liner(s), looks at the obstacles encountered by family members and digs in to find where everything went wrong in the addict’s life. In doing so she is able to vet out the major issues within a family unit and help everyone included, come together as a team. The “team” can then work towards helping the affected individual.
She is a strength(s) counselor, meaning she works to a person’s strengths instead of pointing out their weaknesses. Families are normally so tired from the fear, tragedy and drama associated in dealing with an addict that they lose hope. Holly Conklin inspires the rehabilitation of “HOPE” within the family unit by taking over when a family feels they are out of options. She gently guides the process so that a family seeking help gets exactly what they need. Guidance and help. She describes the intervention process as a “delicate dance” stating that “sometimes I’m tip-toeing around and sometimes I have to stomp!” The difficulty lies, for most interventionist, within the ability to work in and around a family group. You must be fast reacting, fast thinking and fast responding to handle all the moving parts of an intervention. Holly Conklin possesses those qualities.