Addiction has been part of Brett Johnson’s life since birth. He was raised in chaos, neglect, violence and Love. For as long as he can remember he didn’t want to live in his own skin and tried to escape reality with any form possible. Brett tried every single external form of gratification known to man, with nothing working until his journey into recovery started in 2006.
Today he experiences a beautiful life, with an amazing son and partner. He loves walking alongside individuals as a guide in the beginning of their recovery journey, serving as a certified coach, interventionist, sponsor, and friend. Brett loves watching the light of hope shine through the dark shadows that addiction brings into our lives.
DJ Levy grew up in Winnipeg, Manitoba to an amazing family. Despite growing up in a loving household, though, he developed anxiety and depression at a young age and turned to drugs and alcohol in hopes of them curing his symptoms. Within a few years, drugs consumed his life; he lost his job, was disowned by his family, and did not want to live anymore.
In 2013, he finally accepted help from his family to go to treatment in Nanaimo, BC and is now an active member of 12-step fellowships, is vigorously involved in his church, and loves his life with his wife Vanessa, and their three crazy animals.
Vanessa is a Certified Professional Recovery Coach, She Recovers Designated Coach, Certified Life Coach, and Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Vanessa works with women looking for an improved quality of life, with a passion and focus on women struggling with substance use disorders and eating disorders.
In recovery from both herself, Vanessa believes in a holistic approach to healing that addresses the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects of ones being and life experiences. Vanessa’s coaching supports women to walk through their healing together, increase their recovery capital and make their hope for a better life a reality.
Bryn was born in Ontario but has had the privilege of living and growing on the West Coast for the majority of her formative years. Bryn would like to acknowledge the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw people that has provided a beautiful space for her to learn, grow and evolve.
Bryn is a daughter, sister, wife and mother as well as a Registered Social Worker. Bryn has vast experience working within the social work field for 8 years and received her degree in Social Work from the University of Victoria.
Bryn has professional experience working within diverse frameworks and areas including but not limited to, addictions, child welfare, tenancy and coordination. Bryn is committed to treating people with compassion, walking with them on their journey and supporting individuals with a holistic practice.
Are you or a loved on having problems with addiction or substance abuse?
Connect with Brett today and he can help.