Pat Mandryk – Addictions CounsellorO.S.F.
Certified Addictions Counsellor Level II
Pat has been working in this field for over 20 years now. Seven of those years were spent as Program Coordinator in a detox facility, helping to prepare clients for the transition into inpatient treatment facilities. As a result of that experience, Pat has developed an expertise at facilitating and delivering many psycho-educational classes designed to enhance client’s knowledge of addiction and recovery from their addictions. Pat also co-facilitates the Family Intensive Program offered by the Ranch.
In addition to his background in the detox environment, Pat has worked heavily in the residential treatment environment and is well versed in the full experience needed by our clients to ensure success in recovery from addiction. He helps to organize the programming for our clients in a manner that covers the holistic approach Top of the World strives for.
Pat started his own journey into recovery from alcohol, drugs and gambling many years ago and has opened himself up to many of the spiritual teachings the world has to offer. While Pat was in early recovery he found great value in being confronted in a loving yet direct approach from his counselors and peers, and offers his clients the same highly effective approach, both in one on one counseling, and in group sessions. Using a mix of Transpersonal Therapy, Satir Transformational based Therapy, Trauma Incident Reduction, Motivational Interviewing techniques, and solution focused based work; Pat encourages the clients to move forward in their recovery based upon the strengths already contained within rather than focus on the shame addiction creates. Well versed with his own 12 Step journey, Pat also believes in, and participates in, S.M.A.R.T. Recovery.