Project Description

Shirley Southard, M.S., LCAS, CCS, LPC

Shirley Southard, M.S., LCAS, CCS, LPC

Clinical Director

I have worked in the human service field for approximately 30 years. I have had the pleasure of working with mental health, developmentally disabled and substance abuse populations. I have worked with Assisted Medication Management and active military members and their families. My greatest reward as a therapist is helping my clients explore ways to make the changes in their lives that will allow them to look forward to the future with hope. I believe that we all need someone to talk with who will really listen and accept us as we are, without judgment. I provide my clients with that warm, nonjudgmental environment—a safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing them from living the life they want.

I hold a Master’s degree in Counseling. I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Licensed Substance Abuse Supervisor. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Motivational Therapy and psycho-education extensively. My experience includes working with clients dealing with divorce and single-parenting, addictions, grief, women’s issues, and mood disorders, among other challenges. I find that my great passion is working with individuals who live with substance abuse and addictions. I enjoy working at Lifeline Treatment Center due to the unique treatment experience that are available to the clients. The clients receive an unprecedented level of individualized care. Lifeline provides physical, emotional, and psychological support that are needed for successful recovery. I believe the treatment offered at Lifeline Treatment is unparalleled to any other.