Drusilla (Dru) Myers: L.A.D.C., N.C.A.C.11, C.C.S., President/C.E.O.
Dru Myers founded Food Addiction Chemical Dependency Consultants, LLC, in 1990. She is President and CEO. Dru has been working with chemically dependent people and their families since 1974. She has worked with food addicted people and their families since 1980.
Dru is a licensed Alcohol Drug Counselor, National Certified Addiction Counselor, Certified Prevention Specialist and a Certified Clinical Supervisor. Dru specializes in food addiction treatment.
Paul W. Miller, LCPC, Clinical Director
( (207) 239-6406 )
Portland, Biddeford and Windham Offices
Paul has been in the field 13 years. He has worked with both children and adults in a wide variety of settings.His most recent work has been with Children’s Case Management Services at Spurwink services.
In working with children Paul has strong skills with attachment issues, PTSD and sensor issues. With adults Paul has experience in working with a wide diversity of couples and individuals.
Paul approaches counseling with a integrated approach which includes looking at every aspect of the person’s experience and understanding of the world. Paul graduated from Boston College with a Masters of Arts and is pursuing a certificate of advance study at the University of Southern Maine in clinical consultation.
Agency Counselors: In Alphabetical Order
Steven Conway, LADC
( (207) 221-2983 )
Steve is a Licensed Drug and Alcohol Counselor with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Boston College. Steve has been working in the field for over 5 years in both Outpatient and Detoxification settings. His background includes one on one and group work with adults having a history of relapse and adolescents experiencing difficulties with the courts and other addiction related difficulties.
Steve uses a variety of therapeutic techniques to assist clients to uncover their own motivation and ability to change, acting as partner and guide in the Recovery Process. Steve also provides counseling to suboxone patients and is D.E.E.P. certified in evaluation and treatment.
Carolyn (Lyn) Gray, MA, LADC
( (207) 274-9981)
Lyn has worked in the field of addictions for 22 years, including K-12 school systems, hospital-based and out-patient programs. She has presented educational programs for colleges, parents and community groups. Her outpatient counseling practice at includes teens’ and womens’ issues, DEEP, and Suboxone treatment with a focus on relapse prevention. These often occur with co-existing dual diagnoses, including food addiction.
Barbara Hester, LCPC
( (207) 415-8904 )
Portland and Windham Offices
Life comes with obstacles; it’s our daily mission to overcome them. But not every problem comes with an easy solution, and not every situation is black and white. That’s where I come in. You possess the abilities to overcome whatever obstacles lay in your path, to forge ahead in the darkest of times, and to come out a better person for it. But it’s not always easy to do on your own.
With 25 years as a social worker, built on a solid foundation of a Bachelors in Psychology and a Masters degree in Counseling from the University of Southern Maine, I can teach you how to become the master of your own life. Whether you’re coping with depression, anxiety, trauma, addictions, domestic abuse, or phase of life transitions, I can help you learn the necessary skills and tools to work through your problems, face them head on, and grow from your experiences.
While I work primarily with adults who are serious about getting help to lead a better life, I do also work with older adolescents. I like to use a variety of techniques to help you get the most out of your experience with me—from interventions to perspective, with an constant goal of achieving balance, peace, and wellbeing. I like to say that my style is informal, personal, and direct. I’m a shoulder to lean on, but I will push you to become a happier, healthier person through good communication and coping skills, at a pace that’s right for you.
Susan Lombardo, LADC
( (207) 391-9941 )
Biddeford, Portland and Windham Offices
Susan is a licensed alcohol and drug counselor with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Southern Maine. She has been working in the field of addictions for 25 years, in a variety of settings including school systems, outpatient mental health clinics and correctional facilities.
Susan specializes in working with juvenile and adult correctional clients struggling with addictions as well as co-occuring mental health issues. She has extensive training in motivational interviewing techniques, and is a certified DSAT facilitator. She also has experience as a DEEP instructor for adolescent and adult OUI offenders, and is a DEEP certified provider of evaluation and treatment services.
Brianna Meister, LCPC
( (330) 419-0427 )
Brianna has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and has been working in a variety of settings ever since. These include working with individuals with head injuries and most recently, as an Adult Mental Health Case Manager.
She believes that everyone has the potential to grow and make changes in their lives to become who they truly want to be. Brianna provides a warm, judgment-free space and will meet you where you are at in order to support you with this process. She will work with you to develop a unique treatment plan to meet your needs and will use a variety of therapeutic techniques to help you overcome the challenges in your life and begin the journey of lasting change.
Gary Pleau, Sr., LADC
( (207) 229-5383 )
Portland, Biddeford and Windham Offices
Gary is a Licensed Alcohol & Drug Counselor who has worked in the field since 1992. He worked twelve-and-a-half years (five as the senior counselor) at an extended care program, and three years at the York County Jail. Gary works with clients on Suboxone and is a Certified Gambling counselor.
Gary has been a certified D.E.E.P. instructor since 1996 and is a certified D.E.E.P. provider and J.A.S.A.E. administrator. He works with both juvenile clients and adult clients on probation and who are required to attend counseling.