Peer Support Specialist
Eric has been an employee of The Morton Center since August 2022. He obtained his Bachelor’s in social work (BSW) in 2020 and is currently in the Master of Social Work program at Spalding University where he plans to graduate in June of 2023, specializing in clinical social work and addiction counseling.
Eric went to treatment himself in 2012 and has found a home at The Morton Center to give back by sharing his experience as a peer support specialist. His role at The Morton Center is to provide support to clients and to help them navigate through the recovery world by familiarizing them with terminology, educating them on the different types of programs/resources, and emphasizing that our program can help provide structure to give them the best possible chance at long term recovery.
Eric believes that instilling hope into everyone that walks through the door of our facility is a keystone to having the most impact on clients. Eric is energetic and uses a motivational approach to impact people to help them see their own potential and opportunity at a new way of life.
In his free time, Eric likes to spend time with his family, play video games such as Pokémon & Fortnite, and exercising.