Anne Thompson Heller, LMFT, is a Psychiatric Social Worker in Counseling and Mental Health Services at the University of Connecticut (UConn). Anne received her Bachelor of Arts from Augsburg College in Minneapolis, MN. She received her Masters in Higher Education and Student Affairs in 2011 and in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2013 from UConn. Anne is a Doctoral Candidate in Human Development and Family Studies at UConn where she studies the substance use disorder (SUD) continuum, adolescent substance use risk factors, SUD treatment, and best practices for supporting youth recovery.
In 2013, Anne led the efforts to start the UConn Recovery Community (URC), a collegiate recovery program. She serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for Connecticut Community for Addiction Recovery (CCAR) and has previously served as the Vice President of the Board of Directors for Connecticut Turning to Youth and Families (CTYF), as a Member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Recovery Schools (ARS), and Chair of the ARS advocacy committee. She is a Founding Member of Young People in Recovery (YPR) where she served on the steering and advisory committee for the Young People in Recovery (YPR) Movement.
Jonathan Beazley, LMFT, LADC is the Alcohol and Drug Interventionist at Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS), University of Connecticut, a role he has served since 2009. He received his Bachelors of Arts at Pennsylvania State University in 1979 and his Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Southern Connecticut State University in 1991. He has worked in the field of substance abuse and mental health treatment as a clinician, administrator and supervisor for 38 years in a wide range of programs including outpatient, intensive outpatient, inpatient detoxification and residential treatment centers. In 2013, he helped start the UConn Recovery Community (URC) where he still regularly provides groups and seminars. He also serves on the CMHS psychology pre-doctoral internship training team, and the CMHS Outreach Team. He is a frequent speaker/educator in the area of young adult and collegiate substance use, within the university and across the larger community. He has a private practice in Chaplin, CT.