Catherine Baer, MS, MS, LPC, addiction treatment expert, serves as Clinical Director with RiverMend Health Centers, a RiverMend Health company which is affiliated with the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University. In this role, Ms. Baer leads a talented and highly skilled staff of therapists and drug counselors who are part of a multidisciplinary dream team treating patients throughout the state of Georgia.
Ms. Baer brings more than 20 years experience working with those suffering from the disease of addiction, among more than two decades serving in the mental health field. Since becoming a Licensed Professional Counselor in 1998, Ms. Baer has worked in private practice in addition to working with treatment centers. She has earned a reputation for ensuring compassionate quality care for patients both in inpatient and outpatient detoxification and recovery facilities as well as in private practice. Her expertise spans treating healthcare and other professionals, individuals, couples, families and groups at all levels of care.
Ms. Baer is well-known for her experience working with family members as a family therapist, multi-family group leader and facilitating groups addressing the needs of a client’s family members. One of Ms. Baer’s greatest passions is educating families about the disease of addiction and the recovery process, equipping loved ones to be a support system vital to a patient’s sustained recovery.
Prior to joining RiverMend Health Centers, Ms. Baer was a clinician with the Ridgeview Institute for 16 years. Ms. Baer earned a Master of Science degree in Counseling from Georgia State University and a Master of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Georgia.