Common Ground’s Red Wing, MN Treatment Center has been open for several months, and we’ve been fortunate to welcome competent counselors to our team. Meet Paige Neyers, one of Common Ground’s counselors in Red Wing!
Paige holds a BA in Psychology from Winona State University, as well as her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Kansas. She holds credentials as a Licensed Graduate Social Worker (LGSW) in Minnesota.
Before Common Ground, Paige was an intern for an addiction treatment center, Professional Treatment Services (PTS), in Lawrence, Kansas while completing her graduate school social work program. While employed with PTS, she facilitated the women’s program and the adolescent program where clients ranged in age from 13 to 17. After completing her graduate studies, Paige was employed at Fernbrook Family Center in Wabasha, MN, teaching and practicing life skills to children.
As we welcome Paige to Common Ground, we sat down with her for a brief Q&A to introduce her to the Common Ground family:
Why are you passionate about the field of alcohol and drug counseling?
“This is a population that is quickly misunderstood and demonized because of the substances they use and the things they do while on them. I want to help clients improve themselves; whatever that means to them.”
What’s your favorite thing about Common Ground?
“My favorite thing about Common Ground is that they meet the clients where they are at. The focus is on building a relationship with the clients and working together in order to help them lead healthier, happier lives.”
What advice would you give to someone struggling with addiction today?
“It’s never too late to make some lifestyle changes. Recovery will be hard but worth it in the end.”
What are your hobbies?
“I like to be outside, go hiking, and spend time with my family.”
Favorite words of wisdom?
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” -Socrates