Shontel Arnold, joined the Greenwich House MMTP team in January of 2022 as a Counselor. She has worked in the field of Substance abuse over 12 years and has experience in several modalities; Outpatient, Rehab, Detox and of course Methadone. She is an Advanced CASAC. Mrs. Arnold also facilitates our Women’s Group and prides herself on the therapeutic relationships she fosters with our Patients. She believes it is important that treatment is a positive experience.
“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelo
What motivated you to become a counselor and work in a recovery program?
I was motivated to become a counselor by the effects of addiction in my personal life. I watched people I love suffer and my community was heavily impacted by addiction. The changes it caused was very alarming.
What brought you to Greenwich House?
Greenwich House posted a job opening and once I investigated, I was impressed with the program’s services, and efforts to help aid those in need.
How has being a counselor in a recovery program changed or affected you?
My journey as a counselor has increased my cultural competence and emotional intelligence. I am more spiritually connected and self-aware.
What advice do you have for people reluctant to seek help for their SUD?
If you have come to a place where you realize the path you have chosen is not working, try something different, your life is worth it.
What is one thing people should know about Greenwich House and MMTP?
MMTP has staff members who are dedicated to keep its clientele safe, provide optimal service and share an overall interest in their wellbeing.
How have your cultural knowledge skills benefitted your patients?
Greenwich House is a diverse program, where my interpersonal skills and cultural competence have helped in engaging, retaining, and treating those diagnosed with substance use disorder.