Lakeside Recovery Center is proud to announce the hiring of Jaime Peterson as the Clinical Director of the chemical dependency rehabilitation facility located in Spokane, Washington. Jaime holds a BA in Child Developmental Psychology and Alcohol and Drug Studies Certificate from Eastern Washington University. She has been a Chemical Dependency Professional (CDP) for over nine years. Her extensive substance abuse work experience and therapeutic modality training include: mental health, severe physical trauma, emotional abuse, eating disorders, self-harm, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and suicide prevention.

“We are extremely blessed to have Jaime join our team,” said Lakeside Recovery Center Executive Director, Chris Mullin. “Jaime’s level of leadership and experience have already proven to be a great asset to Lakeside.”

Jaime Peterson completed her bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary/Child Educational Developmental Psychology with a certificate in ADST (alcohol and drug studies) in 2005 from Eastern. Shortly after that, she earned her CDP (Chemical Dependency Professional).

Jaime began a practicum at an agency working with adolescents involved in drug/alcohol dependence, mental health and severe trauma (including physical, emotional abuse, sex trafficking, eating disorders, self harm) in 2004 and remained there until January of this year. While at this agency, she moved through roles such as intern, primary counselor, taught the family education group, assessment counselor, admission supervisor, clinical supervisor and was continually the crisis manager.

Jaime’s skills have naturally lead her to be a clinical director. She has been supervising staff for over six years. She completed the courses for Clinical Supervising skills in 2012. In addition, Jaime has trained extensively in Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She has attended the offered co-occurring training in Yakima for three years, completed a course in suicide prevention, created safe and affirming services for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, transgender youth, DBT and eating disorders among many others.