“Counseling and recovery seem so expensive. I don’t think I can afford it.” This is a very common concern that therapists and recovery experts hear from clients and/or potential clients. Yes, many people can readjust their lives and spending habits some to make room for their mental and relational health. But, for some, if not most, when these words are spoken, it is a legitimate concern. In this episode of RecoveryTV LIVE, licensed therapists and long-time recovery experts, Chuck & Vicky Robinson, joins us to talk about this concern. We hope you will consider joining in on this LIVE discussion and bring your questions with you!
ABOUT OUR GUESTS: Chuck & Vicky Robinson
Chuck Robinson grew up in Oklahoma City, attending the University of Central Oklahoma, where he graduated with a Business Management degree in 1988 and a Masters of Arts in Substance Abuse Studies in 2012. He was a local oil and gas business owner while volunteering in their church. In 2005, Robinson accepted the position as the first recovery pastor at Henderson Hills Baptist Church, located in Edmond, Oklahoma, serving on staff for eight (8) years. Robinson is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor, a Licensed Minister and a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. Today he works as a therapist for Refine Counseling, located in Edmond, OK. He and his wife Vicky, co-founded a non-profit called Refined Silver, LLC. Refined Silver helps clients cover the expensive costs for counseling and/or residential treatment. He has written a book, published in 2016, called ‘Loving the Addict in Your Pew, a roadmap for building a church-based recovery ministry.’
Vicky Robinson, founder of Refine Counseling, is a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC) in the great state of Oklahoma. Vicky holds a Master of Science degree with additional course work in alcohol and drug addiction, co-dependency, trauma, and play therapy. Her specialized training by Patrick Carnes, PhD has awarded her with national certification of Certified Sex Addiction Therapist by the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals. Vicky is also certified in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) by The EMDR Institute developed by Francine Shaprio as a Level II clinician to aid in treatment of trauma. She has also been trained with John and Elaine Leadem as a Certified Raising the Bottoms Interventionist.
Vicky is a person of long-term recovery who has been working in the field of addiction since 2005. Her expertise includes modalities raging from 12 Step recovery, residential and out-patient treatment to intensive psycho-therapy for recovering individuals, couples, and families.