Laurie Hadler, MSW, LCSW
Director of Outpatient Services
Laurie Hadler brings three decades of experience in behavioral health treatment to her role as director of outpatient services for Footprints to Recovery’s Illinois location. A licensed social worker, she joined Footprints in 2018 as a senior therapist and has been promoted twice during her tenure. Laurie oversees all outpatient programming and outpatient clinical staff. She received a master’s degree in social work from the University of Illinois and an advanced MBA certificate from Tulane University. Laurie has worked in behavioral health treatment her entire career. Prior to joining Footprints, she held roles such as counselor, therapist, clinical supervisor, and clinical director.
Laurie fell in love with the behavioral health field after working as a counselor for three years when she was unable to find a position as a probation officer as she had intended. Seeing clients grow, get better, and especially when they reach out and say they are clean, sober, and enjoying life is what she finds most rewarding about this work. In her free time, Laurie enjoys attending concerts, watching movies and crime shows, and rooting on her favorite sports teams.