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Kristin Dell’Orso

Coach, Denver

Kristin uses her expertise in social work and mental health issues to help clients get well from addiction.

Coach type: Person with addiction and loved one

Coaching since: 2018

Lived experience:

My addiction lasted more than 20 years. Mass quantities of support, hard work, struggle, love and luck have kept my addiction in remission since June 21, 2008.

Professional background:

I’m earning my master’s degree in social work and am a clinical intern at an inpatient behavioral health facility. After graduation, I plan to seek clinical licensure and to enroll in a certificate program for animal assisted social work. My animals have been essential to my recovery from addiction and mental illness, and I hope to share that experience with others.

I’ve held a litany of jobs, ranging from cocktail waitress to professional photographer to legal secretary. An addiction management coach is my dream job! 

Expertise:

Animals, mental health, social work

Interests:

I'm often referred to as a “crazy dog lady," and I'm completely OK with that. I'm a huge stand-up comedy fan, sneaker collector (Vans and Chuck Taylors) and pizza connoisseur. Also Vegan-esque – the power of cheese is no lie.


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