My name is Michelle H., and I participated in The Council’s TASC Program where Greta King was my counselor. I want to take the time to explain how Greta helped me work through my denial and defiant ways.
When I met Greta in 2009, I had just gotten a DUI, and not by my choice I was introduced to Greta. I had been in and out of so many programs throughout my life and none of them worked. But this was different.
Greta made me get honest with myself and take the first steps to recovery. She taught me that it was ok to be an addict – just not an active addict. Greta was so persistent and promised that if I opened-up and trusted her, she would teach me to live life clean and sober. I finally opened-up and began to work with her in group and one-on-one. Honestly, I believe she saved my life. When everyone else gave up on me (including my family) Greta never did. She worked so diligently with me. Greta taught me life skills, coping skills and helped me recognize my triggers. When my court ordered “counseling” was complete, I continued to work with Greta. She took so much interest in “me” and still to this day I keep in contact with her.
Greta has truly saved a lot of girls and women from her persistence and knowledge of addiction. The TASC program would not have been as successful as it was for me and still is for so many others, and it’s all due to Greta’s persistence.
Thank you Greta King for being such a persistent teacher, friend and one of the best counsellors I have ever come in contact with.