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 Assessor
I am a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (#305227). I work from a person-centered perspective, collaborating alongside people towards liberation, wellness, and compassion. I take a trauma-informed and relational approach to counseling, using mindfulness, Health Realization, Positive Psychology, and creative-based approaches to meet people where they are at on their journeys.
I’m interested in the confluence of mental, chemical, and sexual health, and expanding access to services among marginalized communities and identities. My hope is that through my work the people I serve will feel more hopeful, empowered, and better able to access the strengths and capabilities that reside within them.
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.