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MISSION

We are Family Recovery Resource Experts in the behavioral health field. Through innovation, education and expertise in family-focused recovery, we strive to create lasting change in the lives of our clients, their families and our communities.

Compassionate and experienced behavioral health and intervention specialists

Marc Hertz, President/Consultant

VideoMarc Hertz has made a career of pushing the boundaries of what people told him was possible. When he first broached the idea of recovery services that focus on the family as well as the individual suffering from addiction or mental health issues, the message he got was: it won’t work. A serial entrepreneur, Marc made the leap anyway, following his passion and building on his experience teaching in the human potential development field. Ten years after founding Family Recovery Resource Experts and helping affect positive change in hundreds of lives, it’s clear that Marc has uncovered a deep need for family-focused recovery services. Marc created a recovery services model centered on the fact that appropriate family support is critical to the recovery of an addict or someone struggling with mental illness. Through providing mental health intervention, addiction treatment resources, addiction intervention, collaborative intervention, traditional intervention, effective recovery management services and addiction recovery coaching, Marc and his team help families affected by alcoholism, drug addiction, sex addiction, gambling addiction, eating disorders and mental health issues stand on their own two feet. After struggling with his own addiction for 16 years and finally finding recovery in 1991, Marc learned the hard way that appropriate family support and following all post-treatment recommendations are crucial to continuing the healing process and maintaining recovery. Family-focused recovery that helps families and individuals attain recovery from addiction and a variety of mental health issues is Marc’s passion and he’s grateful to witness the positive results of this approach every day.

Rob Rodriguez, MA, LMFT, LADC

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Rob Rodriguez is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 13 years of experience in helping individuals, couples and families overcome the negative impact of troubling experiences in their lives. He holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and a bachelor’s degree in psychology. His approach is systemic, which means that he believes helping people solve their issues involves exploring his familial, social and occupational relationships. As a licensed alcohol and drug counselor, a focus for Rob is helping individuals and families overcome the traumatic effects of substance use disorders. He has been involved in facilitating transformative and trauma specific family workshops designed to help families make quick progress in addressing behavioral or substance use issues. Having suffered the ravages of early troubling childhood experiences, Rob is particularly passionate about helping young men who struggle during the most confounding and difficult period of their lives. He is co-author of Exploring Trauma: A Brief Intervention for Men curriculum with Dr. Stephanie Covington, a pioneer and leader in the trauma and addiction field.

Amy Stephan, Director of Marketing and Outreach

Amy brings her passion for family recovery to the role of Director of Marketing and Outreach at FRrē. With previous roles in global marketing, sales and non-profit leadership, her talent and proficiency at building relationships, balancing multiple projects and creative execution shine through. She is excited to share the message of Family Recovery Resource Experts through dynamic outreach and communication.

What drew Amy to the recovery field was personal experience with her son. Walking alongside him in his recovery, she is also recovering through her participation in Al-Anon and her involvement with other support groups and organizations in the Twin Cities. Amy experienced the profound result of finding recovery and learning about healthy family behaviors. When the members of her family began speaking a similar ‘language’, their experiences were enhanced. With regard to transitions and boundaries especially, working toward recovery, together, has had a positive impact on her family.

Amy is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota. She’s an active member of Al-Anon, a board member and secretary with P.E.A.S.E. Community Foundation, and board member with The Sandwich Project of MN. Amy is passionate about sharing her story and helping others find success in recovery, emphasizing family recovery. She has two children and enjoys fitness and the outdoors.

Rachel Schutt, Dynamic Family Services Coordinator

VideoA St. Paul native, Rachel has worked on the administrative side of the Behavioral Healthcare Industry for nearly a decade. Prior to joining the Family Recovery Resource Experts team, she worked south of the river at Minnesota Mental Health Clinics and River Ridge.

Rachel graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor’s Degree in Child Psychology and a minor in Family Social Science. Following graduation, she enrolled at Dakota County Technical College and earned a certificate in Meeting and Event Management.

Rachel is a gifted problem solver and is passionate about delivering excellent customer service. She enjoys helping clients navigate their way through the healthcare system, ensuring everyone receives the care they need. As FRrē’s Dynamic Family Services Coordinator, Rachel acts as the first point of contact for families and individuals seeking help with recovery.

BEHAVIORAL HEALTH CONSULTANTS

Rick Dauer, LADC

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Rick, who has been a chemical health professional for more than 30 years, was an early advocate for gender-responsive and trauma-informed care. As co-author of Helping Men Recover, the first  trauma-informed treatment curriculum for men, Rick has trained clinicians across the U.S. and Canada and presented on men’s issues at numerous national conferences. With a resume that includes being a Clinical Director at Meridian Behavioral Health and River Ridge Treatment Centers, as well as serving as a consultant for Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota and the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Rick brings expertise from the provider, insurer and governmental perspectives. Rick, who has more than 35 years of continuous recovery, received the 2016 Leadership Award from the Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH).

Catherine Hedberg, MA, LP

Catherine has had her own practice focusing on trauma and unresolved issues of loss and family of origin issues for over 15 years. She has been an instructor at the Adler Graduate School since 2004. She “grew up” in Al-Anon and brings an important skill set to the table as a consultant to mental health intervention, performing transport services for at risk individuals, and providing Family Recovery Resource Experts a conduit for clinical ongoing aftercare services.