Kathleen Trott began working in addiction medicine in 2003. She received her Medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Services Center, and completed her residency at the Oregon Health Services Center. Before pursuing medicine Dr. Trott earned undergraduate degrees in finance, Mandarin Chinese, and chemistry.
Alicia has been working in the field of substance abuse counseling since 2010. She received her Master’s degree in Community Counseling from Marquette University. Alicia appreciates working with clients and helping them to develop stronger life skills that support long-term sobriety, as well as overseeing the Roots counselors in advancing their professional development as a clinical supervisor. She is the reigning Roots fantasy football league queen, and enjoys time with family, playing cribbage, and traveling.
James first gained interest in working in the addiction field after completing the Roots sober living program in 2013. James utilizes his own experiences in recovery to connect with clients on a personal level. James’s interests include mindfulness, meditation, denim, Naruto, and organic, local foods.
Lauren Lathers received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Marquette University and has been working in the substance abuse and mental health counseling field for the past 5 years. Lauren is passionate about holistic approaches to wellness which include eating healthy, practicing yoga, and spending time with dogs. “My clients have taught me that resilience is real. I enjoy seeing them embrace recovery and grow as young adults. I’m grateful to be part of a compassionate team that truly cares.”
Cole has been working as a substance abuse counselor for just over a year, and he is a fan of fishing, camping, and anything that involves the outdoors. “My background is in secondary education, but I have found that counseling is a real passion of mine. Being a part of someone’s recovery process is an extremely rewarding experience.”
Rachel Packee received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Mount Mary University and has been working in the mental health and substance abuse field for the last five years. Rachel values a strong therapeutic alliance, exercise, and spending time with her two cats. Rachel is devoted to treating the whole person and believes that everyone has a chance at recovery. “The power of therapy and recovery is real; my clients show me that every day. I’m proud to say I work for Roots Counseling Services, where I’ve been able to watch clients turn their lives into a life worth living.”