Natasa Peric, Chemical Dependency Professional, Chicago
Natasa Peric, LMSW, MSSW, CADC, is a Chemical Dependency Professional and Privacy Officer at the Hazelden campus in Chicago. Her interests include: addiction, co-occurring disorders/dual diagnosis, addiction as family disease, families in recovery, interpersonal relationships, recovery from co-dependency and narcissism, strength based approach to the treatment process, neurobiology of addiction, selfcare, spirituality for individuals and family systems, Twelve Step facilitation, mindfulness, guided/unguided meditation, seeking safety, healing from trauma, grief and loss, shame and guilt, self-esteem issues, conflict resolution, effects of nature on recovery, immigration, cultural awareness, multiculturalism, assimilation, and life transitions. Services provided include assessment, treatment planning, relapse prevention, recovery and life coaching, therapy (individual, group, family, family program) and crisis intervention. She works with both adults and young adults and her therapeutic approaches include Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Psychoeducation, Crisis Intervention and the treatment of individuals, couples, and groups. Natasa received her master's and bachelor's degrees from Columbia University in the City of New York.