Employee Spotlight Series is back with more of Footprints to Recovery’s Rockstars!
Beyond our degrees and titles, we’re also real humans endlessly passionate about the fight for those struggling with addiction. Our DreamTeam is made up of many hard working talented individuals with interesting stories to tell. In our Employee Spotlight series, you’ll meet some of these people, learn what they do (on and perhaps off the clock), and how they keep Footprints to Recovery growing and flowing — just the way we like it.
This month’s Employee Spotlight Series features Stephanie Menta, MS – Clinical Director of Footprints to Recovery’s brand new, state of the art Wayne, Pennsylvania Facility. With a background in treating adults with both addiction and trauma, Stephanie Menta brings a tremendous amount of experience, education, and flair to Footprints to Recovery’s growing Pennsylvania team!
What is your motto or personal mantra?
My personal mantra is to always be humble and kind. Everyone’s story is different and to be helpful to our patients we should enter with open arms and an unjudgmental mind. Kind words and a warm smile go a long way.
What do you like most about your job?
I love having the ability to help people find the best version of themselves. As cliché as it sounds I truly like the services field, it fulfills my personal goals and satisfaction to help others who are battling the disease of addiction.
What makes Footprints to Recovery stand out?
What stood out to me at Footprints to Recovery is that it is not a “cookie cutter” facility. Our staff takes the time and effort to meet the patients needs by tailoring their wants to a specific program. For example, we can take a more holistic approach to provide them with better coping mechanisms other than strictly medicinal; such as: yoga, acupuncture and chiropractic services.
What gets you out of bed in the morning?
What gets me out of bed in the morning is knowing that I can help people surpass their addiction and help them understand the importance of recovery. Each day I have a chance to impact a patient’s life in a way that is going to help them become a better version of themselves.
What does a typical day look like for you and what are you currently working on?
Being new to Footprints a typical day for me lately has been observing and learning the day to day operations in our facility. Currently I am working on gathering information for our LGBTQ track which I feel is a growing necessity and it is something that holds a personal importance to me.
What message to you wish you could provide family, friends, or addicts around the world?
With the current epidemic surrounding us, the message I offer to anyone and everyone around the world is a message is of hope. Sometimes it’s hard to turn a page in life, and to teach them to never believe that there isn’t a solution to help find their way back into society.