Lisa Smith is a Certified Peer Recovery Specialist with a focus and comprehensive certifications in Family Systems. She was a 20 year, Masters level teacher who made a shift in career after her family struggled with Substance Use Disorder.
Through her own journey of finding support for her oldest son, Lisa questioned the traditional support models, focused on her own personal recovery and learned to connect with her son in a meaningful way while healing herself and her other relationships. Lisa went from surviving her life to living and thriving, and was able to create the influence and connection that she was desperately trying to achieve as a mother.
Lisa is the founder of Reclaim and Recover-Family Recovery Services. A comprehensive support organization for family members who love someone struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. She works individually with families as well as develops and runs family programs for treatment centers across the country.
She believes in the process of parallel recovery and empowering families, and uses her experience as an educator to present ideas in a way that makes learning and growth achievable. Meeting each family where they are in the process of growth and healing is important to her work guiding and honoring each person’s journey. Her primary goal is to support families to honor both themselves and their loved one with compassion and connection and to empower families to have the tools of sustainability needed to support their loved one and invite change.