Alison L. VanHorn
MA, CAP, NIP
As a Clinical Supervisor for Caron Florida's Renaissance Program, Alison VanHorn supervises therapists to ensure patients and their families have a safe place to process and heal. She also oversees the program’s therapeutic components, employing effective, evidence-based treatments that help build a foundation for healthy lives in recovery.
She has worked in various roles at Caron Renaissance since 2016, including as a counselor assistant, a primary therapist, a family therapist, and, most recently, as a family services supervisor. Alison was one of the first dialectical behavioral therapy team members when it was implemented into Renaissance’s therapeutic program.
Her passion is evident in her clinical practices through continued promotion of recovery and healing for individuals with addiction and mental health disorders and family members who have been impacted.
She is a Florida board-certified addiction professional and clinician who specializes in the treatment of individuals with substance abuse, mental health, and co-occurring disorders. She has experience and training in various clinical approaches including dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), EMDR-T, cognitive behavioral therapy, and is a NARM-informed professional (neuroaffective relational model).
Before coming to Caron, Alison worked in the addiction and mental health field, providing quality care, individual and group therapy, crisis management, and psychoeducation for patients and their families in both residential and clinical settings.
Alison has extensive volunteer experience with the FBI and the Violent Crimes Against Children Task Force in Philadelphia, where she participated in a national initiative to raise awareness of addiction and human trafficking in 2018. As a result of her work with this initiative and her own personal experiences, Alison was asked to provide a keynote speech at the Buck’s Coalition Against Trafficking conference in Pennsylvania in 2018 about the addiction, mental health, and sex trafficking epidemics and to promote a shift in resources and treatment available to help those impacted.
She has a master’s degree in criminology and a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, both from Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she graduated with honors. Alison is currently in a master’s program in social work at Florida Atlantic University. She is an active member of the National Association of Social Workers.
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