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Gale Saler

Licensed professional clinician, Director, ARISE® Consulting, Executive Director, Newport Academy

Gale Saler, LCPC, CRC-MAC, CAI, CIP, is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor in the State of Maryland, a Certified Rehabilitation Counselor and Master Addiction Counselor as approved by the Commission for the Certification of Rehabilitation Counselors and the National Council of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors, respectively, and is a senior ARISE certified Interventionist and approved through the Pennsylvania Certification Board as a Certified Intervention Professional.

She received her B.A. in psychology from The American University and her Master’s degree in education/rehabilitation from George Washington University in Washington D.C. Gale has worked in the addiction, mental health and rehabilitation field for over 45 years, during which time she has developed, opened and operated some of the most effective treatment and recovery programs in the mid-Atlantic region. Her experience includes working with adolescents, young adults, adults and seniors, including those who are adjudicated and/or have mental health or substance use issues. In 2014 she founded NorthStar Academy, to provide day treatment and intensive outpatient programs for teens and families struggling with mental health and substance use issues. July 1, 2018 NorthStar was merged into and became a part of the Newport Academy family of program. Gale has stayed on and serves as Executive Director, Newport Academy Maryland.

Gale also serves as Director of ARISE Consulting. In this capacity she works to bring training to treatment programs and communities throughout the United States and across the globe. These trainings incorporate evidence based best practices that build on the strength, love and resilience which exists in family and community systems to facilitate individual, family and community healing.

As a life coach, Gale has been at the forefront of modifying the model and developing a program of recovery coaching. She is dedicated to developing the necessary resources to help her clients build the foundation for a lasting recovery.

Gale is an active advocate for prevention, treatment and recovery for individuals with mental health and/or substance use issues. She is committed to the fight to eliminate stigma and provide immediate access to treatment resources.


May 26, 2019 - Video

PART 3-Using Combined Therapeutic and Treatment Knowledge to Help Children, Families and Communities

Presentation #3 Workshop: Developing a collaborative plan for working with youth, families and their communities: Goals, tasks and actions.

May 26, 2019 - Video

PART 2-Using Combined Therapeutic and Treatment Knowledge to Help Children, Families and Communities

Presentation #2: Methods and tools for integrating the Therapeutic Community Treatment Programmeme models into the larger community for prevention,...

May 26, 2019 - Video

PART 1-Using Combined Therapeutic and Treatment Knowledge to Help Children, Families and Communities

Presentation #1: Bridging the knowledge of the treatment industry and Therapeutic Community.

iCAAD Online 2020