“My advice would be go for it! If your head and heart are in the right place, jump both feet in. This industry is tough and heart breaking and tiring, but when you get that one client telling you that you made a difference in their life, there is absolutely nothing more fulfilling.”
When she’s not spending her time eating good food or watching reality TV, you can find Skyler working as the Clinical Outreach Coordinator at Asana Recovery, where she makes sure clients receive the best and most tailored care possible.
A typical day for Skyler usually consists of meeting with other programs, learning what services they have to offer, building relationships with them to utilize their services and finding ways to best serve the clients at the facility, although every day is very different for her.
Skyler was led to work in this field due to her own recovery journey and her compassion for addicts and families in the grips of this disease. She wants to give back as much as possible what was so freely given to her. She uses her strengths of being an attentive listener, having a lot of compassion, and a lot of personal experience that she is able to use to reason with clients in her position at the facility. She loves when she can see the light bulb come on in recovering people.
She has spent the past four years working in the industry, in different operational positions. She has come to really enjoy this type of work and has a passion for helping others.
“Just helping one person. Not everyone will get it, but if one person gets sober and doesn’t overdose because of a small part I had in helping them on their journey, it’s all worth it.”
When she’s not working, she enjoys spending her time going to concerts and listening to live music, as well as going to the beach. She is engaged with a baby boy on the way, due 9/16/20. She also has a year old cat named Ollie who thinks he is a human. Her women’s AA group is something that brings her a lot of happiness in life! And if she could travel anywhere in the world, it would be to Greece because the water is crystal clear, they have a great music scene, and all the white buildings are breathtaking.
Skyler takes a lot of her inspiration from DeAnna Crosby. She admires that she has overcome so many odds stacked against her and is one of the most happy and successful and giving women that she knows.
When we asked her to describe herself in three words, her answer was smart, ambitious and kind. This is exactly how those around her view her and why she is a great addition to our team!
Her advice for anyone looking into working in this field is to just go for it! If your head and heart are in the right place, jump both feet in. This industry is tough and heart breaking and tiring, but when you get that one client telling you that you made a difference in their life, there is absolutely nothing more fulfilling.