All Kinds of News for May 08, 2019
Visions Adolescent Treatment is very excited to announce Beck’s full-time directorship of newly expanded LGBTQI+ services. In this capacity, Beck will develop, implement and oversee specific services at all levels of care. He will collaborate with the existing clinical team to educate, evolve and affirm best practices as it relates to this population. He will take an active role in new business development and continued program growth.
Beck Gee-Cohen, MA, LADC has an undergraduate degree in Sociology with an emphasis on Gender & Sexuality and a master’s degree in Addiction Counseling. Beck has worked in the mental health & substance use field for over 10 years in various capacities. The main focus of his work has been invested in the LGBTQI+ community, adolescents, and families. Over this decade, Beck has trained numerous facilities on LGBTQI+ best practices, has been a keynote and presenter at many conferences, and has facilitated workshops about LGBTQI+, trauma, adolescents, gender and sexuality.
Beck grew up outside of Los Angeles and has lived in many states across the US. He got sober July 11, 2005 and believes recovery is the foundation of his success and gave him ability to live authentically. Beck’s superpower is using his platform to speak out about issues of social justice. He loves musicals and Madonna. By day you can find him hanging out with the Visions team creating some awesome new programming, by night you can find him hanging out with his wife (Shana), two dogs (Tootise & Scout), and making his way through all the restaurants around the LA area, or maybe at a spin or yoga class.
"Visions' goal has always been to provide exemplary services to our clients and their families. We strive to partner with clinicians with passion and expertise in a wide range of specialities. As our growth continues, the need for someone who understands the intricacies and nuances of the LGBTQI+ population was paramount. We were fortunate to cross paths with Beck. Beck impressed us with his advocacy and dedication not only to the treatment of clients, but his ability to educate and create conversation. While we have diligently serviced the LGBTQI+ population for many years, Beck will not only bring new perspective to existing treatment at Visions, but will create specific programming at IOP and beyond."