Tag: Planting Seeds

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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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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