We promote functional change for families and individuals experiencing mental health, behavioral and relational issues by providing trauma-responsive clinical and educational services.
Compassionate and experienced behavioral health and intervention specialists
Rob Rodriguez, CEO, MA, LMFT, LADC
Rob Rodriguez is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed alcohol and drug counselor 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 their 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 the Exploring Trauma: A Brief Intervention for Men (2016) and A Young Man’s Guide to Self-Mastery (2019) curricula with Dr. Stephanie Covington, a pioneer and leader in the trauma and addiction field.
To read and see Rob’s blog posts, click here. Contact Rob: firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-402-9564
Rick Dauer, Psychotherapist, LADC
Rick has been a chemical health professional for over 35 years and 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 is grateful for his 38 years of continuous personal recovery and he’s made an enormous impact on the behavioral health care industry, receiving the 2016 Leadership Award from the Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH). In 2018 Rick was again honored by MARRCH with their President’s Award.
To read Rick’s blog posts, click here. Contact Rick: email@example.com or 651-425-1708
Amy Stephan, Director of Marketing and Outreach
Amy brings her passion for family recovery to 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 authentic relationships, outreach and communication.
What drew Amy to the behavioral health field was personal experience walking alongside a family member through recovery and her involvement with other support groups and organizations in the Twin Cities. Amy experienced the profound result of finding healing through recovery and learning about healthy family behaviors and enjoys sharing her story and helping others find success in family recovery.
Amy is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minnesota with a Communications major. She is a board member with The Sandwich Project of MN and enjoys volunteering.
To read Amy’s blog posts, click here. Contact Amy: firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-341-1900
Rachel Schutt, COO/CFO and Service Coordinator
VideoRachel is a natural leader and gifted problem-solver with a keen eye for detail and the drive to provide exceptional client care. Her genuine compassion and integrity shine through as she helps individuals and families navigate their way through the healthcare system, ensuring everyone receives the care they need. As Family Recovery Resource Expert’s service coordinator, Rachel acts as the first point of contact for families and individuals seeking help with recovery.
Rachel attended the University of Minnesota, where she completed her bachelor’s degree, with honors, in Child Psychology, with a minor in Family Social Science. She has honed her skills as a helper through her experiences on the administrative side of the behavioral health care industry, working as an integral part of the management teams at Minnesota Mental Health Clinics, River Ridge, and here at Family Recovery Resource Experts.
To read Rachel’s blog posts, click here. Contact Rachel: email@example.com or 651-308-9401
Marc Hertz, Founder/Consultant
Through his own experience as an interventionist, focusing on one single individual getting the help they needed, Marc found himself frustrated and dissatisfied. This led him to founding FRrē (originally under Marc Hertz Consulting, LLC) with the mission and focus on helping the entire family recover from being stuck in their experience with a behavioral issue. In Marc’s view, the field, in general, was falling short in regard to the attention being paid to families and systems affected by addiction, mental health and behavioral issues. As the practice evolved over time, the main focus turned toward workshops for the entire family. The Dynamic Family Workshopwas born as a way to intervene on the situation in a more collaborative and trauma-informed way. This unique approach got individuals the help they need and resolved the relational issues that existed within the families/systems.
Marc officially retired on October 1, 2019. His vision and the services provided at FRrē continue on with its team of dedicated and skilled individuals.
“Thank you so much to the families who trusted this model and let me/us become part of your family for a period in time. Thank you to the professionals in the field who recognized the rarity and efficacy of our mission and supported us as we formulated and solidified our work.
I have complete and total confidence that this unique work continues with a level of integrity and skill that clients and the field have come to expect from the FRrē team.” -Marc Hertz
To read and see Marc’s blog posts, click here.