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Alice J. Olson, LMHC, LCAC, CCTP

Occupation: Addictions & Mental Health Therapist
Company: Parkdale Center for Professionals
Born: Valparaiso, Indiana

MA in Counseling and Guidance, Governors State University (2001)
MA in Special Education, Ball State University (1978)
BS in Education, Indiana University Northwest Campus, Gary (1972)

Certified Clinical Trauma Professional (CCTP) (2023); Licensed Professional Counselor; Nationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor NCAC #II; Clinical Addictions Counselor; LMHC; LCAC

Addictions and Mental Health Therapist, Parkdale Center for Professionals, Chesterton (2016-Present)
With, Regional Mental Health Center, Merrillville, IN (2006-2015)
Group Facilitator, St. Jude House, Crown Point, IN (2000-2011)
Addictions and Behavioral Medicine Counselor, Methodist Hospital, Merrillville, IN (1986-2006)
Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for Deaf, Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation, Highland (1975-1986)
Teacher, Portage Adult Education, IN (1975)

Career Related:
Clinical Addictions Therapist, Parkdale Center for Professionals (2016); Outpatient Therapist & Addictions Therapist, Regional Mental Health Center, Merrillville, IN (2006-2015); Teacher, American Sign Language Classes, Northwest Indiana and South Suburbs (1975-1996); Member, Advisory Council on Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Indiana Department of Mental Health People (1988-1995); Treasurer, Everybody Counts Center Independent for Living, Merrillville, IN (1993-1994); Consultant on Deaf Materials, Lake County Public Library, Indiana (1975-1985); Consultant Regarding Deaf Materials Chicago Heights Library, Indiana (1982); Consultant, Planning Committee Northwest Indiana Agency for the Deaf (1977-1978); Parent Educator Trade Winds Rehabilitation Center, Gary, IN (1975); Coordinator, Member, Various Professional Conferences, Indiana

Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) (2017-Present)

Creative Works:
Editor, INDARA Newsletter, Indiana Deafness and Rehabilitation Association

Ms. Olson will be highlighted and interviewed for two websites, including National Digest. She is a senior therapist of aftercare with four groups; they are really happy with her as nobody quits her group, her relapse rate is low, their documentation is superb and she does a good job.

Recipient, Letter of Commendation, Indiana Governor Robert Orr and Governor Otis Bowen, President Ronald Reagan (1986); Fellow, Ball State University (1973-1974)

Member, CASA (2017-Present); President, Indiana Deafness and Rehabilitation Association (1984-1986); Member, Indiana Counselors Association on Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Member, Indiana Association of the Deaf; Member, Indiana Chapter, Indiana Deafness and Rehabilitation Association; Member, Founding Planning Committee, Indiana Deafness and Rehabilitation Association; Member, National Association for the Deaf; Member, National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors; Affiliate Member, Family and Therapists Section, American Counseling Association; Member, Chi Sigma Iota; Member, Indiana Association of Addiction Professionals

Daughter of Omer Olaf and Betty Jean Olson

Music; Reading

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