Laura got her start as a chemical dependency counselor at Skagit Recovery Center in Mount Vernon, WA in 1997. She worked for SRC until her move to Clark County in 2000, where she was hired on as a counselor at Community Drug and Alcohol Center (now Lifeline Connections).
Passionate about recovery, she and her then co-worker, Andrew Lindsell, partnered up and opened Anchor Point Counseling in Battle Ground, WA in 2007. After realizing the limited resources the county had to offer, Laura decided to go it alone and opened her own agency in 2009, which is how ACT came to be.
Drew began his counseling career in 1992 after receiving his
Certificate of Proficiency in Chemical Dependency Counseling at Centralia
College. He obtained his degree in psychology in 2001 at City University and
began his Mental Health Counseling career shortly after in 2002, becoming
licensed in 2008. Drew, along with Laura, opened Anchor Point Counseling in
2007, and eventually took full ownership when Laura left to open Affinity. His passion
is helping those with co-occuring disorders, with a focus on mindful mood
management skills. Drew promotes compassion, love, and kindness, which is
reflected both in his personal and professional life.
Matt obtained his bachelor's degree from Washington State University in 2014 where he majored in psychology and minored in addiction studies. He is currently working toward his Master of Science in Mental Health to become a LMHC. His passion for helping people in recovery started after losing friends to the disease of addiction. Matt's focus is on Neuroscience, psychopharmacology, and communication.
Caleb received his Bachelor of Science from Western Washington University in 2017. Caleb enjoys inspiring change in his patients, which he believes to be rewarding not only for them, but himself, as well. His areas of focus are Cognition, Neuroscience, and Abnormal Psychology, including domestic violence and stress management.
Jessica is currently enrolled in the addiction program at PCC and is working toward her certification as a Substance Use Disorder Professional. She has had an interest in the recovery field since adolescence, after experiencing the tragic loss of a close family member who struggled with addiction. She is passionate about helping others who have been affected by the disease and showing them alternative ways to free themselves from it.
Jessica is a mom to two beautiful young ladies, as well as two four-legged kids. She enjoys spending her free time with her family whether it be at home playing board games or a weekend away the beach.
Todd obtained his Bachelor of Psychology from Portland State University in 2019 and is currently pursuing his master's in addiction and recovery at Grand Canyon University. His background in social work includes substance use disorder counseling and family reunification. His experience working with families is what made him the obvious choice to head ACT's new youth program. Todd’s 20+ year history of substance abuse drives his passion to help others recover and become healthy members of their family and community.
His spare time is filled with fishing, spending time with his six grand-children, and sharing his love of sports and the outdoors with them.
Jackie has been with Affinity since 2015 and has been a tremendous asset to the team from day one. Jackie's extensive knowledge of insurance billing makes her a great resource to clients who need help deciphering their behavioral health benefits.
Sue joined the ACT team in June of 2017 and has contributed greatly to front office operations and patient care coordination ever since. She is an integral part of keeping ACT the well-oiled machine it is and is highly revered and respected by both staff and patients.
In her free time Sue enjoys being with family and spoiling her grandchildren.
Emily became part of the ACT family in May of 2019 - shortly after graduating from Western Washington University - and quickly made a positive impact on the company and its workflow. Emily assists the team with day-to-day operations and has recently begun the insurance billing
In her down time, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs.