About Us

ABOUT US

We’re a team of recovery professionals whose main priority is the safety and wellbeing of our clients. We offer sober companioning, recovery coaching, counsellors, and family support to those struggling with Substance Use Disorder (SUD).

 

Our founder, Lisa Simone, has been working in the field of addictions treatment and recovery for over eleven years and is an accredited Canadian Certified Addiction Counselor (CCAC). Specializing in sober coaching and companion work in abstinence-based and harm reduction recovery circles, she also offers her services to the “sober curious”.

Lisa is a person in long-term recovery with over 12 years of continuous sobriety. Through her own journey and experiences in this sphere, she has gained a mosaic of practical skills and tools that she now uses to benefit her clients. Lisa believes strongly that her direct experience in both the problem AND the solution greatly influences her ability to help clients navigate their own recovery.

As a trained recovery coach through Recovery Coach University, Lisa underwent 60 hours of training in Ethical Considerations, Medically Assisted Treatment (M.A.T), and Motivational Interviewing.

Utilizing a whole-person approach, Lisa addresses her clients’ physical, mental, and emotional world, as well as the spiritual aspects of life/recovery. 

Lisa is gifted at holding space and connecting with her clients. She speaks in people’s values and meets them where they’re at (no matter where that may be). Her approach to working with clients offers the highest degree of connection, support, compassion, transformation, and empathy.

 

WHAT OUR CLIENTS ARE SAYING

 

Lisa has been my recovery coach since early July 2021. As my coach, Lisa, a recovering addict herself, has helped me tremendously. I have struggled with addiction for many years and while I have had some success with staying sober, the last few years have been full of relapses. Lisa, in her non judgemental, supportive, informed and “speaking from the heart” manner stemming from her own life experience, has helped me so much in the few months we have worked together. Through our coaching sessions she has helped me set attainable goals, identify my strengths and weaknesses in my recovery plan, guided me in having  the courage to face tough issues,  given me hope that I can achieve recovery, helped me identify risk taking emotional patterns, taught me the importance of being accountable to myself  and the role of self care and self acceptance in recovery and many other invaluable lessons. Lisa is an inspiration and motivates me to be my best self. – Maureen

 

“When I first met Lisa, I was in a downward spiral. My life at 61 was chaotic and not where I wanted it to be. Lisa showed me great compassion and helped me see a new way of life. I am happy, smiling, and love myself like never before now. The one thing that stands out is when Lisa told me I was doing the hard part, she was just holding the mirror and helping me to a better way of life. I can’t think of a better person to be on this new adventure in my life with. I’m so grateful, happy, healthy, and my hopes and dreams are finally coming into fruition.” – Joanne

 

Get in touch with us to start your recovery journey!

We offer FREE 30 minute consultations. 

info@bridgewaterinc.ca

OR give us a call at  (403) 700-1010 (Canada & USA)