Ryan Nichols, M.Div., CDP.
Director of Substance Use Disorder Services

Prior to working in Substance Use Disorder counseling, Ryan pastored several churches in Tennessee and Oregon. He discovered his passion for counseling while volunteering with a street ministry, and has worked at ABHC since December 2013.

Angela Blair, SUDP, Lead Substance Use Disorder Clinician
Location: Bellevue
Started at ABHC in 2020
Angela began her work with ABHC in August of 2020 as a full-time clinician in a leadership role. She has worked in the field of substance use disorders (SUD) since early 2014, including working in outpatient programs inclusive of intensive outpatient and aftercare, and relapse prevention groups with adults and adolescents.

Angela has worked in abstinence-based programs as well as on the front lines of the opiate epidemic with medication-assisted treatments (MAT) in the King County Drug Diversion Court. She has education and training in motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior (DBT) and clinical supervision. She is fully certified as a clinical supervisor and SUD clinician. After 10 years in addiction recovery, it is her passion to work with patients struggling with substance use disorder, and the affects to physical and mental health, as well as family and social systems. Angela is working on gaining further education in the behavioral health field and is pursuing to become a licensed marriage and family therapist. She enjoys spending time with her family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, walks on the beach and reading.

Suzette Harvey, BS, SUDPT
Location: Bellevue
Started at ABHC in 2021
Suzette holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Nebraska, a substance use disorder certificate from Edmonds College and a chemical dependency professional trainee certification. Her excellent leadership and mentoring skills led to her desire to help and support people facing issues with addiction. She began her career in SUD in a detoxification facility working directly with individuals starting their road to recovery. Suzette specializes in chemical dependency and substance use disorder treatment.

 

Susan Rubens LMHC SUDP
Location: North Seattle

Susan is a Masters level clinician, dually licensed in both Mental Health and Chemical Dependency. Over the last 14 years she has worked with homeless youth and young adults living in Transitional Housing, with teens in Intensive Outpatient Treatment, and with women in Inpatient Substance Abuse Treatment. Susan has lived in both South Africa and Australia and has a background in theater and dance. Susan is delighted to have joined the North Seattle team at ABHC in October 2015.

Eric Velez, BS, SUDPT
Location: North Seattle
Started at ABHC in 2021
Eric holds a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and addiction studies certification from Edmonds College. His clinical service has been dedicated to working in substance abuse co-occurring inpatient clinics with a focus on destigmatizing substance abuse and mental health disorders by approaching those afflicted with care and understanding. Eric is actively working through Social and Human Service (SHS) affinity groups to educate people on adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) and their role in creating physical and mental health issues.

Janna Johnson, SUDP
Location: Kent

Prior to becoming a CDP, Janna worked in management in the casino gaming business for over 20 years. This provided her with a wealth of experience in working with people in active addiction, counseling them through gambling problems, and assisting in finding treatment and ways to reduce gambling debt. She has a strong desire to continue this work by counseling people with alcohol, drug and other addictions. Janna has been working at ABHC for over three years and is a fully credentialed CDP and approved supervisor for trainees. She is a mother of two adult children and whose hobbies include reading, cooking and marathon running. She is part of the Tacoma running community and has ran over 30 full marathons, including the Boston Marathon in the last four years.

Shawna Mokler, MA, SUDP
Location: Kent

BA from University of Washington, major in Sociology, minor in Criminal Justice
MA from Eastern Washington University, Masters in Addiction Studies
Shawna is new to being a CDP but not new to the field of addiction. She went back to school to get her Masters in Addiction Studies as a way to give back to the addicts who still suffer from the disease. She has seen first hand what the disease can do to a person and their families and the daily work that recovery takes. Her hobbies include anything having to do with her dog Denali, hiking, camping or being outdoors. She is always up for a good adventure!

Becky Price, BA, SUDP
Lead Chemical Dependency Professional
Location: West Seattle

Bachelors of Arts in Psychology-Seattle Pacific University, Chemical Dependency Professional-Bellevue College, Pursuing Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling-Northwest University
Becky has been in the substance abuse counseling field since 2016 but has prior experience with the field working with at risk youth at a homeless shelter. Becky got her passion for this work as an undergraduate studying psychology. Her therapy preferences are cognitive behavioral therapy and motivational interviewing. Becky will be continuing her education in the fall to enter the mental health realm to be a more well-rounded chemical dependency clinician.

John Maulding, MA, SUDPT
Location: West Seattle

Master’s degree in Addiction Counseling and Prevention, University of South Dakota. Bachelor’s degree in psychology, Central Washington University. John is in his second year of substance use disorder counseling after spending five years of providing counseling informally in a faith-based recovery program. He has worked extensively with people experiencing homelessness and personality disorders. John studied America’s opioid crisis through Harvard University and considers the crisis an area of intense interest.