Sara has over a decade of experience writing about behavioral health and addiction. She earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from The University of Illinois and has written for organizations such as Elements Behavioral Health, LIVESTRONG, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and Everyday Health. As someone who has seen loved ones struggle with addiction, Sara is passionate about writing content that may help others find their way to recovery.
- Samantha Machniak-Cedano, LCPC, CADC
- Joe Ilcus, MBA, MSHA
- Michael Milch, JD
- Janice Vaysberg, MBA
- William Wilder, BSW, CADC
- Robert Itskowitz, CPA
- Nicole L. Piechowski, CPRS
- James Miller
- Nick Kratzer
- David Szarka, MA, LCADC
- Lindsay Hutchison, MS, LPC, LCADC
- Natalie Pflueger, MS, LCPC, CADC, NCC
- Justin Wolfe, MA, CADC, CRC, PCGC
- Jenna Richer, MSW, LCSW
- Laurie Woodard, MA, LAC, LPC
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