Daniel will explain treatment care starting from Detoxto Outpatient care to Inpatient Treatment.
Daniel will discuss the levels of care from detox through outpatient care and what appropriate placement looks like. His goal is for all in attendance to have a thorough understanding of every level of care and to know where to turn when crisis presents. He will also speak to the importance and power of having family involvement.
Daniel Lettenberger-Klein, MS, LMFT, is Executive Director of RiverMend Health Center of Atlanta and Atlanta Addiction Recovery Center where he oversees all business operations, recovery programming and clinical processes related to patient care.
Daniel received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Bradley University and his Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University. He has worked in every level of substance abuse treatment as a substance abuse counselor, family therapist, Clinical Director and Executive Director.
In 2012, he started his own practice, offering individual, couple and family therapy with a specialization in addiction and trauma. He is trained to provide EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to help patients overcome trauma. A certified instructor for the Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), he also trains employees at healthcare facilities to prevent, identify, diffuse and manage disruptive behavior and aggression.
Before joining RiverMend Health Center, he served as the executive and clinical director, and later regional director, for a detox center with locations in three states. In that role, he oversaw the clinical and admissions departments, worked closely with a multidisciplinary team to coordinate patient care, implemented performance improvement initiatives, ensured compliance with Joint Commission accreditation requirements and worked with leadership teams.
Drawn to help those with addictive disorders because of his own family’s history of addiction struggles, Daniel’s goals are to ensure the admission and patient engagement process is thorough and inviting and to make sure patients receive individualized, integrated care. He is committed to including families in the recovery process, allowing them to provide important support for their loved one and facilitate their own healing.