Joe DeLong, MA

Joe DeLong  received his undergraduate degree in Communication and Psychology from Tulane University. He also achieved a Master of Arts in Addiction Counseling- Advanced Practice from Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies. Joe found Sanford Behavioral Health by way of his first internship with Hazelden Betty Ford in Center City, Minnesota. His fiancé […]

Christine Walkons, MA, LPC, CAADC, CCS-M

Christine Walkons has been working in the addiction treatment field for over twenty-five years. She embraces a welcoming approach that eliminates barriers to treatment. Christine serves as a consultant to Sanford, and holds a place as one of the founding staff members and long-time Clinical Director, now Emeritus. Prior to her position at Sanford, Christine […]

Caroline Boynton, LMSW, CAADC

Clinical Therapist, Caroline Boynton has 16 years experience with both group and individual counseling. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Western Michigan University. And as a Certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC), Caroline specializes in teen, adolescent, and adult struggles with substance use disorders and family conflict. Caroline says that working […]

Caroline (Carli) Parmelee-Noffsinger, LMSW, CAADC

Carli Noffsinger came to Sanford with more than 20 years clinical experience, holding various roles in the addiction treatment field. These roles include: primary therapist and case manager for residential, IOP, and outpatient therapy. Carli holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. And she trained in trauma therapy through the […]

Steff Condon, LMSW, ACSW

Steff Condon has worked in the field of addiction medicine for 32 years. For the last ten she has been in private practice, and she says she has seen the “beautiful fruit” of recovery in lives changed by restoration and respect. Steff brings passion to her work. Utilizing experiential exercises to get to the “roots […]

Ellen M. Laubacher, LMSW

Ellen Sork loves social work. That love was sparked by a two year stint in a Michigan mental health facility. Ellen also has a personal understanding of addiction. Because it has impacted her life and the lives of those around her. Ellen strives daily to offer support, compassion and education to those with substance use […]

Lance Howe, MS, CADC

Lance Howe began his career in child welfare. Through that work, he encountered a lot of parents and youth, struggling with substance dependency issues. Lance also lived and worked in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, providing outpatient addiction counseling for the Bay Mills Indian Community. This is where he really began his passion for working with people […]

Lynnel Brewster, RN, LPC, LLMFT, CCTP, AcuDetox Specialist

Lynnel Brewster has been working in the health field for the past 24 years. In that regard, she is a registered nurse as well as a licensed professional counselor. Lynnel’s years of experience include working in hospital and home settings, residential addiction treatment centers, and private practice. And for nine years she served as Director […]