Interventions On Demand has been in the community for 6 years to help families with their loved ones. We have a trained team of counsellors in Canada to examine the intensity of the situation and discuss the right course of action. Apart from that, we also have Recovery Coaches and Certified Intervention Specialists on our team to offer effective interventions throughout Canada. At Interventions On Demand, we also provide emergency availability and free consultation. Contact us to arrange an intervention.
Linda Lane Devlin, our Certified Intervention Specialist, has 25 years of clinical experience. Linda is also a Board Registered Interventionist who has conducted many successful interventions. She is a long-standing member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation, an Internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counsellor through ICRC and Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) through the Pennsylvania Certification Board. Linda got her start working in the social services industry for over two decades and continued onto being one of the top Executive Management Leaders in the Addictions Health Care Industry in Canada. She was also involved in many Provincial and National Strategies in Health Initiatives, including the Council on Workplace Health and Wellness in which the building of a Psychological Safe Workplace “practical approaches to Success” were implemented, and the creation of the New National Standard of Canada for Psychological Health and Safety in the workplace.
In her own words, “Addiction is a multi-faceted illness–including physical, psychological, emotional, and spiritual aspects, and that all of these must be addressed.” Linda's passion and drive is to help individuals and families heal from addiction. She approaches every client with the understanding that each person differs from the others. People’s behaviours are shaped by their experiences, and each person is unique in this regard. Treatment is always individualized, as there is no such thing as one size fits all. Addicts and families are people in pain, and are doing whatever they can to make the hurt go away. In Linda’s interventions, she focuses on connecting with their pain so that they are able to feel “heard” and understood. Only once that happens can the intervention be effective. Linda is a Motivational Interviewing Instructor and her belief that change is possible is an important factor to succeeding in helping people consider the change argument. In conducting interventions, she focuses her efforts on helping the clients stay motivated, and supporting clients' sense of self-efficacy. Linda’s commitment to excellence in intervention best practice guides the service provision.
Please watch Linda’s interview with Rob Lohman to get a better insight into interventions.
Here's a testimonial shared by our valued client:
Professional and Kind
“ Linda was a savior when it came to holding an intervention to get my son into treatment for alcohol and drug abuse.
She responded quickly to the emergency at hand and coordinated an effort of family and friends to be part of the intervention process.
Even though my son was resistant to getting the treatment he needed, she was able to persuade him to accept “the gift of treatment” in a loving way with the help of his friends and family. It was not meant to be a punishing experience but rather a loving nudge to get him to accept the treatment and change the direction of his life.
Linda was professional and kind, but firm when she needed to be.
She accompanied me with my son to the treatment centre and took every effort to ensure our comfort in the transition to inpatient treatment. This has been one of the most difficult times in the life of our family. I know we could not have done this on our own. She made this necessary step happen and we are so thankful for her expertise and ongoing support.”