For over thirty years Becky has worked with adolescents, young adults, adults and their families, providing substance misuse education, prevention, and treatment. She holds licenses as a Clinical Addiction Specialist, a Certified Clinical Supervisor, and Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor. She remains an Adjunct Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Addiction Research and Translation at Duke University Medical Center.
Becky and her husband, Jeff, co-founded Bluefield Recovery Coaching Services in Durham, NC to serve students and their families who are committed to a path of recovery, self-discovery and academic excellence. The novel support program provides a bridge from treatment to successful integration into the collegiate community. Integral to this transition is an emphasis on a wide range of emotional, social, and intellectual skills that lead to successful and meaningful academic achievement.
Becky also manages Georgi Educational and Counseling Services (GECS) in its work with educational, governmental, and non-profit as well as for-profit organizations. For over seven years, she has designed and implemented programs and treatment protocols with Jeff Georgi for the Phoenix Center in Greenville, South Carolina and for Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services (DAODAS) in Columbia, South Carolina. These efforts provided clinicians with professional development by introducing them to an integrated framework of addictive disease, the biological, psychological, social, spiritual, experiential model (BPSSEM), and the information supporting the evidence-based Modified Interpersonal Group Psychotherapy Group (MIGP) which is beneficial to both patients and clinicians. This professional development program is sustained by applying the implementation science through a collaborative effort with J-SAT.
Becky also has extensive experience in mental health and substance abuse treatment in residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings as a clinician. Chief among these experiences was her work as the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program Director at the Duke Addictions Program. She is well versed on the subject of adolescent development, having served as a consultant to a number of college preparatory schools as well as a full-time staff counselor and Wellness Director for Durham Academy. Much of her work focuses on improving parental awareness of drug, alcohol, and substance abuse prevention as well as how to foster better communications within families on these topics.
She earned her BS and MS from Indiana University and completed the Menninger Foundation certificate program in Family Therapy.