Tag: Art Kleinschmidt

Walking Together

We walked together making this family program the quintessential Jaywalker experience. We had men from our whole continuum, Lodge, Solutions, Sober-Living and MIOP, proving to all that remaining in our care is a good thing to do. Jacquie calmed us down while Art Kleinschmidt showed his many skills. The mountain gave us perfect snow and Chef Brian had a baby. A Jaywalker man stepped up, selflessly helping in our new dad’s absence. The techs, Seth, Tony, and Cable were instrumental in keeping our families happy while Steve Shipway became known as more than just a facilities assistant and cook; he is now known as a fine chef and dedicated man and friend. Thanks to all those who gave of themselves to make this family program a great success and congratulations to our Chef and his bride for sharing with us the birth of their first… Vincent Trom. To the staff:…

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Art Celebrates 14

Let’s give a double “shout-out” to Art Kleinschmidt, Lodge Counselor, extraordinaire. Art celebrated 14 years of sobriety on 1/4/16. Art started his addiction career at Hazelden, where he received a Master’s degree.   His most recent accomplishment in this field was completing his credentials in the State of Colorado, 12/14/15, for his LAC, Licensed Addiction Counselor – thus, the double congratulations. He returned to Jaywalker in 2009 after running his own treatment business in Gypsum. Since that time, Art has been sharing his counseling expertise along with his experience, strength, and hope at Jaywalker Lodge. For those of you who don’t know, Art has an MBA and is currently working on his PhD in Psychology. He authored a treatment program called Planting Seeds: A Client-Centered Approach to Addiction Treatment.    He divided this program into four phases, which lends itself to moving a client from early treatment to second stage recovery.   Because…

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Congrats Art

Distinguished Lodge Counselor and soon to be, Dr. Arthur Kleinschmidt CPA, celebrated 13 years of continues sobriety on Friday January 2nd. Art has been a counselor at Jaywalker for many years and is well known for his straight to the point feedback, sense of humor, and wealth of knowledge in the Addiction treatment field. On top of his counseling duties, Art has also hosted numerous fireside chats and acoustic guitar sing a longs for all of the Jaywalker referent weekends. Congratulations Art! John Schneier Director of Outreach Services & Alumni Relations Jaywalker Lodge

The Genuine Article

“He’s probably the smartest guy working at Jaywalker,” said a colleague the other day as we sat having lunch.  I have to say I couldn’t disagree.  He was referring to our resident Bayou Bengal, our own Doctor in waiting, Mr. Art Kleinschmidt.   Art celebrated 12 years in recovery on Sunday.  His journey the last 12 years has been diverse and robust.  Working with gang bangers in the Twin Cities, high risk youth in Garfield County, and of course our Jaywalker clan.  His “Stepping Stone” workbook is one of the best recovery manuals on the market.  He wrote it while simultaneously working on his PHD.   Anyone else written a book lately?   He and his wife Katie have recently taken on parenting responsibilities for Art’s teenage niece, who came from a difficult living situation in New Orleans.  He was needed, he was there.  Art walks, talks and lives the 12 Steps.  What…

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“Planting Seeds” for Recovery

Arts’ hopes and dreams from his personal recovery were instrumental in his writing of Planting Seeds Art Kleinschmidt has been Planting the Seeds of Recovery for more than eight years while working with both adolescents and adults in the treatment and recovery field. The Jaywalker family has been a direct beneficiary of Art’s talents and dedication for the past several years. Art has not only planted the seeds, but has nurtured the growth and development of many Jaywalker men; from fledgeling, fragile seedling to mature, blooming community members who are thriving in a life of Recovery. Art’s latest project, Planting Seeds, will allow his extensive experience and insight, combined with a fresh and innovative approach to treatment to be shared with a larger audience. Art’s newly completed book; Planting Seeds, A Client-Centered Approach To Addiction Treatment is a two part publication containing a manual for counselors and an accompanying workbook…

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Please join us in congratulating Art Kleinschmidt, who celebrated 11 years of continuous sobriety on January 04. 2013. Art is known around Jaywalker for his keen sense of humor and his unique ability to connect with our men, and his co-workers. His commitment and compassion, coupled with his extensive working knowledge of the 12 steps of recovery, provide an immeasurable benefit for our Jaywalkers. Art has a Masters degree in Addiction Counseling from the Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies. He also has an MBA from Southern Louisiana University and is working toward a PhD in Psychology. He is certified as a Level II Addiction Counselor in the State of Colorado. Art’s passion and dedication are a tremendous asset to the Jaywalker family. Again, congratulations on reaching this milestone. With Gratitude, Mark Kloster Alumni Coordinator