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CHANGEINC.

Professional Development Services

A ONE-STOP SHOP FOR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR DEVELOPMENT AND GROWTH

Change Inc.'s mission is to provide state-of-the-art training, supervision and apprenticeships for mental health
and substance abuse professionals seeking credentialing and growth with a focus on ethics, relevance, integrated care and real-world application.

Change Inc. staff and trainers offer decades of real-world clinical experience facilitating individual, group and family sessions with trauma-informed and evidenced based practices.

Clients can engage in individual services as part of their path to their chosen credential (e.g. classes or supervision), or can enroll in an integrated apprenticeship experience leading to credentials that significantly increase employability and income.

Classes: Change Inc. offers class and trainings, including those needed to apply for CAC II, CAC III/LAC or to become a Colorado Approved Domestic Violence Treatment Provider. Class schedules aim to accommodate a variety of schedules including weekend and evening times.

Supervision: Individual and group supervision is available for individuals seeking a CAC/LAC, LPC or LCSW.

Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships allow clients to accumulate the required hours for Certified Addiction Counselor (CAC) II and CAC III/LAC toward a Domestic Violence (DV) Certification.

Change Inc offers professional development services, training, apprenticeship and supervision.


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Joe Fojut , MA, LPC, NCC,
Clinical Director/Trainer

joefojut@nichange.com

Joe is both a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Colorado. Joe is also a National Certified Counselor (NCC), a credential awarded by the National Board for Certified Counselors (Board-Certified). He is also a certified full operating provider of Domestic Violence. Joe graduated from Northern Colorado, with a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling. Joe also has extensive education, training, and experience in the field of adolescence, family therapy, domestic violence and substance abuse/addictions. Joe has worked in the mental health/substance abuse field for over 20 years, in both Wisconsin and Colorado.
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Philippe Marquis, M.A., L.P.C.
Executive Director/Trainer

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philippemarquis@nichange.com

Philippe Marquis is the Executive Director and one of the managing partners. He has been in practice doing evaluation and treatment for male and female domestic violence and substance abuse clients since 2006 and has facilitated thousands of groups. He has provided hundreds of hours of professional training to audiences throughout the state on a range of topics relevant to the counseling practitioner and client. Previously, he worked for more than a decade in the public and non-profit sectors as an administrator in various human services organizations that focused on consumer and family advocacy. Philippe is a former smoker turned marathoner and trail runner, completing multiple Pike’s Peak and Mount Evan's Ascents.


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Diane Keeling, B.A.
Operations Manager
dianekeeling@nichange.com

Diane Keeling is the Operations Manager Diane Keeling is the Operations Manager at Change Inc and NIC and oversees the daily administrative activities for students, clients, trainers and staff. After receiving her B.A. in Sociology from CSU, Diane worked as a milieu counselor at an adolescent in-patient facility before switching to the administrative side of the mental health field. She first started at NIC as a temporary file clerk in 2009 before shifting to the front desk, and eventually her current position. When she’s not working, Diane enjoys spending time outdoors and trying new foods with her family.

TRAINERS

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Gary Wareham, M.A., L.P.C., L.A.C.
Trainer


Gary Wareham brings over 15 years of experience working with substance use and co-occurring disorders in various capacities including therapist, clinical supervisor, and trainer. Gary’s professional background also includes specialized training in trauma recovery with emphasis on the application of emotion-focused and somatic interventions. As a trainer, he has taught motivational clinicians who are competent and highly skilled at their craft and brings this passion to each training he provides. His training style is one that encourages and supports, yet challenges clinicians to continuously grow and develop as therapists and professionals.
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Innael Miranda, M.A., CAC III
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Innael T Miranda is a practicing Certified Addictions Counselor Level III. He received a Masters of Public Administration from Cornell University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota. He has worked in the nonprofit/social service sector for over 14 years. Innael has taught at the university level and has also trained counselors in addictions.
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Tracy L. Hutchinson, LPC, MAC, CAC III
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Tracy has been working in the field of Addictions and Mental Health for the past 38 years, in a variety of settings, levels of care and populations. Currently, through her Counseling and Consulting private practice, Tracy’s primary focus is as an Office of Behavioral Health (OBH) approved trainer for Colorado Addictions Counselor (CAC) courses. Additionally, she is a facilitator of personal, professional, team building and spiritual development retreats. She is the author, narrator and co-producer of "Levels Meditation" 2001.
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Thea Wessel, LPC, LAC, MAC, NCAAC
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Thea Wessel is an addictions counselor with her own private practice in Colorado. She has been working in the criminal and addictions fields for seven years. Ms. Wessel earned her Masters in forensic psychology from the University of Denver and has her LPC, LAC and MAC, NCAAC. She is currently the president of the Colorado Association of Addictions Professionals (CAAP) and also teaches as an adjunct professor at the University of Denver. Ms. Wessel continually challenges herself and others to continue to provide quality addictions treatment and ways to continue to educate the community about addictions issues.
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Levon Hupfer-Detor, MA, LAC
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Levon is a Denver native who is the Director of Juvenile
and Adult Diversion for the 17th District Attorney's Office. Previously he was with the Colorado Division of Youth Corrections as Program Director of a 50 bed residential treatment facility. Levon has served for 14 years in two private residential treatment centers in Colorado and Virginia as a supervisor, family therapist, case manager, and staff member. Levon also was an adjunct university instructor, and in private practice. His graduate work was in Marriage and Family studies. He is a past board member of CAAP and in 2011 was appointed by the Governor as a professional member of the State Board of Addiction Counselor Examiners.
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Ann Garrett , CAC III, LCSW, EMDR
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Ann works with Change Inc. providing training on a consultant basis. With nearly thirty years of experience in behavioral health, Ann has worked in a variety of roles: Case manager, program evaluator, trainer, and clinical supervisor. She has specialized in services for individuals living with and overcoming mental health and substance abuse issues. She enjoys facilitating CAC classes to those aspiring to work in the addiction treatment profession.