I share the same vision of the late Father Joseph C. Martin where Hazelden Publishing noted that Farther Martin “celebrated a career in which his only aim was to ease the suffering of individuals and families, around the world, affected by addiction”.
Janis Small Omide (pronounced Oh-Me-Day) has over 20 years of professional experience in working with people who have the disability of substance use disorder and other disabilities. She has been a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) since 2002.
Janis has a M.S. Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from the Medical College of Virginia (MCV) @ VCU (Virginia Commonwealth University) – Department of Rehabilitation Counseling – Program: ADERP (Alcohol & Drug Education Rehabilitation Program).
Specialty/Area of Expertise
Janis Omide has extensive experience working with individuals involved in the criminal justice system (especially providing treatment to adults with Marijuana Dependence). She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing counseling techniques, and is skilled and effective in providing confrontational therapy in correctional Therapeutic Communities.
Janis has more than 20 years of experience in providing addiction treatment to individuals of varied ages, genders and cultures. She has worked as a Substance Abuse (SA) Jail Counselor, outpatient and residential SA Counselor, Vocational Rehabilitation SA Counselor; SA Specialist for ex-offenders, probationers and individuals who received DUIs or DWIs; SA Therapist for doctors/nurses, and provided counseling services to individuals with co-existing psychiatric and substance use disorders.