Endorsement

“PATH offers a beautifully supportive, non-judgemental space for people healing from trauma and addictive behavioral patterns. What a gift to the recovery community!”

– Jenna Riemersma, #1 best-selling author, found/clinical director the Atlanta Center for Relational Healing, trauma and addiction specialist, Certified IFS Clinical Consultant, CSAT/CMAT Supervisor

PATH is an international non-profit organization centered on improving the lives of people all over the world struggling with addiction and trauma. As a voice for recovery, we bring individuals together, creating compassionate, HEART-centered communities where people can grow and thrive by HEaling from Addiction and Recovering from Trauma.

We are guided by Internal Family Systems, Mindful Self-Compassion, body-oriented healing, and trauma-informed practices, seeking to embody a sense of safety and care as we heal.

PATH Mission:

Our Mission is to create compassionate communities where people can heal from addiction and recover from trauma.

PATH Vision:

To develop a worldwide organization that offers free online and in-person meetings, resources, and a variety of events to help people who are healing from addiction and recovering from trauma.

Trauma and Addiction Recovery Specialists

LEADERSHIP TEAM

NADINE LUCAS

NADINE LUCAS

Founder, President
Nadine is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Registered Play Therapist, and Certified Soul Collage® Facilitator. She has been providing therapeutic services to children, teens, parents, and adults for over 30 years. Treatment settings include adolescent psychiatric hospitals, adult residential programs, public/private

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DAVID KERWIN

DAVID KERWIN

Board Member, Secretary
David M Kerwin celebrated thirty-nine years of recovery on December 11, 2021. He has been an RN since 1975 and is an Addiction and Dual Diagnosis Counselor. He owns and operates a Life & Recovery Coaching practice in Central Illinois. David is also Level I, II & III trained in Internal Family Systems (IFS) as well as IFS

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LAURA LIVELY

LAURA LIVELY

Board Member, Treasurer
Laura Lively is a Certified Internal Family Systems (IFS) practitioner and a Certified Life Coach. Using IFS, Laura healed the Parts of her that used alcohol as well as used IFS to lose over 150 lbs., which she’s now kept off for over 3 years. After finally changing lifelong issues with her weight because of the work she did

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Achara Tarfa

ACHARA TARFA

Board Member
Achara uses compassionate coaching for complex trauma to support survivors of sexual abuse, racial trauma, religious trauma, narcissistic abuse, domestic violence, and high-conflict divorce. With over 20 years of experience in mentorship and communication disorders, she is also dedicated to helping clients with ADHD

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