Lori Cattern-Smith is the Co-founder and Clinical Director of Get Real Recovery. As a hands-on owner, she oversees all clinical activities and personally monitors the day-to-day treatment of all clients attending Get Real. She has over two decades of experience working in the addiction and behavioral health fields. She has been on staff as an advanced level case manager and counselor at many treatment facilities and has an impeccable reputation in the recovery community.
Lori’s expertise includes; denial & anger management, identifying self-sabotaging behaviors, facing fear head-on, and building self-esteem through empowerment. Lori understands that each client has different needs. Lori’s directness and compassion put clients and their families at ease with the recovery process. Her approach is compassionate, however, she never waivers from the personal responsibility one must take in their own recovery.
Lori is a graduate of the Optimum Health Institute (OHI) in San Diego, CA. OHI focuses on Holistic Healing and how the Mind, Body, and Spirit unifies in recovery. She is certified in EEG, Neural-feedback. Lori is an advanced level Reiki practitioner and brings an authentic warmth to everyone she meets. Lori’s has an amazing ability to work with the diverse populations in addiction recovery. Lori has achieved long-term sobriety and understands first hand the ravages of addiction.
Lori administers the FAA Mandated Commercial Pilots Monitoring Groups. This includes all levels of care for pilots with substance abuse issues. She works closely with professionals in the business, medical and legal fields. There is never an ego too big or self-esteem too small for Lori to dismantle and transform into a healthy and happy individual.
She has guided over 50 pilots, helping them procure and maintain their FAA Special Issuance Medical Certificates. Presently she oversees 21 pilots from the private sector and commercial airlines.
I was told by a friend who is in recovery to have an open mind while in rehab and stick around till the miracle happens. I’m so grateful I attended Get Real Recovery because that miracle happened for me.Cory
Attending Get Real was the most incredible and satisfying experience of my life. Larry and Lori are awesome, in a very short time they had become my family away from home. I recommend their program to anyone needing help. Larry’s explanation of what occurs in the brain helped me understand my behavior as an alcoholic. They saved my life.John C.
Get Real has been a gift from God to me. I finally understand why I felt and acted the way I did and for the first time in my life I learned how to deal with life and finally be able to love being me.Jillian