Aspire Counseling Service San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo , California, United States
Tom Buckley is the Executive Director for Aspire Counseling Services in San Luis Obispo, CA. Tom has spent 20 years living in Southern California, where he graduated from Cal State University, Los Angeles with a degree in Social Work. Tom then pursued his certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor, first as a CAS (Certified Addiction Specialist) , then CADC (California Alcohol and Drug Counselor), and now is a CADC III. Tom has been a pillar in the Southern California social services community, having worked for and developed programs in group homes, county mental health, Skid Row Los Angeles, Los Angeles County Jails, Veteran non profit organizations, residential and outpatient behavioral health services, etc.
Mr. Buckley is a sought-after speaker and presenter on various topics related to mental health, addiction, prevention/early intervention, recidivism reduction, harm reduction, Naloxone, community advocacy, etc. Tom sits on the board of NAMI SLO as well as the CCAPP Education board. Tom is a husband and father of twin 21-year-old sons, which aids him in understanding the struggles of younger clients, as well as their parents. Tom believes in transformation and giving people the chance to change. Tom lost his father to addiction and brother to suicide, has has battled with his own addiction and mental health issues, and lost over 200 pounds, all in which help him guide those he works with to find their own recipe for happiness, health, and success.
I do not have any relevant financial / non-financial relationships with any proprietary interests.
Friday, June 3, 2022
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM