Deona is a Substance Use Disorder Supervisor at The Up Center. She is a Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) from the Virginia Board of Counseling. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Old Dominion University and received her education in substance use from Breining Institute in California. She has provided counseling and support for over 7 years to individuals diagnosed with substance use disorders. Deona has previously worked in a hospital on an intensive detox/stabilization unit and in a clinic for medication assistance treatment. Deona has a deep passion to help individuals and their families to become successful in their lives and substance use free. Deona sees clients in person in our Ghent and Suffolk locations.
Chris joined The Up Center in 2021 after spending 14 years in the public school system and as an adjunct professor at William & Mary. He holds a bachelor’s degree from Old Dominion University. Chris has a passion for recovery and is looking forward to sharing his experience, strength and hope to all who come through Peer Recovery Services. He is also an accomplished jazz bassist and performs throughout Virginia.
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