Dr. Yvonne McSkimming PhD, MA, CACCF, RCC

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Consultant

Dr. Yvonne McSkimming is a top-performing executive with over 35 years experience in the social service industry. Yvonne has been credited with combining implementation, oversight and business development expertise constructing programming, recognized as exceptional in the highly competitive social service market. With a PhD in Social Science (focused on social media, addiction and mental health for youth) and a Master’s degree in Leadership / Psychology, Yvonne blends her diverse skill set to provide strong expertise in clinical counseling, group/seminar work, collaborative planning, strategic / risk management, policy / program development, outcome / evaluation management, staff recruitment / retention, network development and quality improvement. Dr. McSkimming has been nominated for a Women of Distinction Award and been awarded a Women in Spotlight Award for her contribution to the social service industry. Dr. McSkimming is working with Sustain Recovery as the Chief Clinical Officer providing direction and support for all therapeutic / clinical services.  

    Sustain Recovery changed my life in a way I never considered remotely possible. I arrived in a place where I knew nobody. Sustain Recovery gave me tools so that I never had to be alone again. I learned how to live like an adult and have genuine relationships with other human beings. I gained a sense of self respect, love, and pride from the challenges I was given by staff. I was able to work through the recent loss of my father and I achieved my goal of not taking any psychiatric medication.
    I learned that life is an endless balancing act. I have to continually work on myself and my relationships with the people in my life. The staff at Sustain Recovery are all incredibly experienced and spiritual. They were available to me whether I wanted their help or not. Through their efforts and experience, I experienced the inner workings of having an intimate, loving relationship with a loving creator.
    Sustain Recovery is “home” for me. I discovered a loving, caring family that helped launch me to a place I would have never dreamed and, if I would have dreamed it, I would never have believed I would be able to accomplish it.

    K.C.
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