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Susan Shirley

Inpatient Clinical Director

Serving as the Inpatient Clinical Director at Immersion Recovery Center, Susan will work directly with staff members, clients, and family members to ensure the clinical program remains as effective and individualized as possible. Susan is no stranger to the fields of behavioral health and addiction. She has over 25 years of experience, working in an inpatient setting, an outpatient setting, acute stabilization and nearly all other settings in the realm of addiction recovery. Susan has worked closely with people of all ages and walks of life, from adolescents to older adults. She has served as the chief operating officer (COO) of five corporations in the substance use disorder and mental health realm, which include everything from startups to well-established treatment centers.

Clinically Reviewed Posts:

Can You Smoke Heroin?

February 17th, 2023|Comments Off on Can You Smoke Heroin?

Heroin’s appearance primarily consists of a white or brown powder and is an opioid created from the Asian poppy plant. Heroin can be injected directly into a person’s vein using a needle or syringe. Additionally, ...

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Will a 12 Step Program Work for Me?

May 5th, 2022|Comments Off on Will a 12 Step Program Work for Me?

Focused Treatment Options Getting Sober in a 12 Step Program When it comes to effectively treating drug and alcohol addiction, there are many potential options to choose from. Some people choose to commit ...

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10 Tips to Stay Sober Through a Major Transition

April 26th, 2022|Comments Off on 10 Tips to Stay Sober Through a Major Transition

Relapse Prevention Training Staying Sober Through Change Change is difficult. Whether it is positive change or an unexpected and challenging change, any major variance from the norm can put us in a difficult ...

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Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Dr. Michelle Quilter

April 14th, 2022|Comments Off on Dialectical Behavior Therapy with Dr. Michelle Quilter

The Application of DBT at Immersion Recovery Center Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is one of many therapeutic modalities utilized at Immersion Recovery Center. DBT is a type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) developed ...

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Can Addiction Recovery Be Fun?

March 24th, 2022|Comments Off on Can Addiction Recovery Be Fun?

Having Fun in Addiction Recovery When the majority of people think of drinking and recreational drug use, they think of having a good time. Throwing back a couple “cold ones” while watching football ...

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Meet Our New Outpatient Clinical Director: Anna Barrett

March 17th, 2022|Comments Off on Meet Our New Outpatient Clinical Director: Anna Barrett

Staff Spotlight: Meet Immersion's Outpatient Clinical Director Anna Barrett made her way to Guardian Recovery Network in 2017, after completing grad school and working as a Yoga Therapist for eight years. “I’ve been ...