Help helps! JustUs Health works hard to support our clients who are working to improve their chemical health. Using a client-centered, risk-reduction, strengths-based approach, our Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors (LADCs) provide Chemical Health Assessments (formerly Rule 25 Assessments), linkage to chemical health services (including chemical dependency treatment), aftercare support, and advocacy for the unique pieces of our clients’ identities. Using our Pillars of Care, we work to help you reach your chemical health goals.
Chemical Health Intern
My name is Anthony (Tony) Booth. I earned my A.A. degree from Fond du Lac Tribal Community College in Cloquet, MN, my B.A. degree in psychology with a concentration in mental health from Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, New Hampshire, and currently attending Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Advance Practice Program in addiction counseling and co-occurring disorders. As a non-traditional and first-generation student, I now find myself at a pivotal point in my career where I wish to advance it to the next level as a dual licensed mental health professional leading towards earning my LADC, LPCC.
My passion to enter this field was inspired by of all those I have lost over the years to either substance use/abuse, disease, and other accidents where substance use was a contributing factor. I recently started my second internship at JustUs Health to serve the LGBTQIA+ community and people living with HIV. Belonging to this marginalized group myself, I am finding my new internship placement both exciting and very rewarding, being able to give back to my community in a way. I conduct Rule 25 chemical health assessments and will soon be doing one-to-one counseling.
During my time here, I look forward to gaining valuable experience, opportunities for professional growth and exposure to new challenges that will help groom me for future career opportunities.
Chemical Health Intern
Hello! My name is Carolyn Fritz and I currently hold a Bachelor Degree in Psychology from Augsburg University. I am currently pursuing my Masters of Social Work degree at the University of St. Thomas. I will be completing Chemical Health Assessments and providing ongoing case management to assist clients with achieving their recovery goals.
I thoroughly enjoy working with people from various backgrounds. I have experience working with people experiencing domestic violence, homelessness, mental health concerns, chemical health concerns, and those who have experienced trauma. I have worked in various settings ranging from small nonprofits to large community mental health centers, and I have worked extensively with the LGBTQIA+ community, communities of color, as well as refugee and immigrant populations.
I believe that everyone’s recovery journey is unique, and I believe in meeting people where they are, whether they desire sobriety, reducing their substance use, or any other goal they may have in mind. I love doing this work, and I hope to speak to you soon about your recovery goals.
Chris Lorenz, MBA, LADC
Chemical Health Coordinator
I am a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (#304674). Over the years, I have worked in various positions within the chemical health field, including: Chemical Dependency Technician, MICD Residential Admissions Coordinator, MICD Residence Manager, Chemical Health Assessor, and Chemical Health Case Manager. Regardless of my position, I have always been most passionate about helping individuals who are experiencing active addiction.
I work from a client-centered perspective that highlights your experiences and values. By doing this, we can find your strengths and prioritize these within your plan of care. I specialize in working with the LGBTQIAA2S community and people who are living with HIV, specifically around the intersections of chemical dependency, mental health issues, and homelessness in their lives.
When we work together, I want you to feel safe from judgment so we can develop a relationship based on your experiences, your truths, and your goals. I will always strive to help you find hope and a way to live life with purpose, meaning, and connection with others.