NJ Counselors Change the Course of Addiction


The funds raised at R(ev)IVAL Addiction will go toward substance abuse services at Associates for Life Enhancement located in Mount Laurel and Northfield, NJ.

With every concert ticket sold, another patient at Associates for Life Enhancement will receive the treatment they need! Now, meet the state’s most passionate counselors at the outpatient center helping individuals in NJ combat drug addiction using progressive methods of cognitive therapy. 100% of the proceeds raised at the benefit concert on August 27th will go toward helping those who are unable to afford treatment at Associates for Life Enhancement (click here for tickets).

Associates for Life Enhancement’s (ALE) mission is to help clients re-focus positive energies quickly so they can get on with their lives in the best, most constructive way. ALE serves adolescents, adults, couples, and families; they specialize in anxiety, depression, relationship counseling, marriage counseling, stress management, parenting support, grief and loss, substance abuse. Re-shaping, gaining awareness, healing, and moving on are the four cornerstones that embody the philosophy of ALE’s services.

ALE CounselorsALE counselors offer Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy to treat addiction therapy. REBT is used as an alternative to faith-based approaches in order to uncover irrational beliefs that may lead to negative emotions, ultimately helping clients learn more logical alternatives. The guiding principal of the intervention is that people perceive life in an irrational manner and that learning techniques to combat distorted thinking patterns can lead to less anxiety and result in abstinence from alcohol and other drugs. REBT is particularly helpful for persons who have histories of chronic relapse and have been unsuccessful in overcoming their addiction through AA, NA, and other 12-step programs.

Jacki Zipes
Suzanne Jacki Zipes

Associates for Life Enhancement, under the support and direction of Suzanne Jacki Zipes, LCSW, LMFT, LCADC, has been helping families, teens, spouses, and individuals cope with life’s unforgiving challenges since 1979. Jacki stands out as one of this area’s most experienced and sought after counselors and she incorporated and expanded the practice to include Employee Assistance Programs in 1987. In addition to helping so many individuals, she has been an integral part and a sought-after counselor in most of the public emergency, disaster relief, and tragic incidents affecting municipalities and casino businesses in South Jersey.

Learn more about the outstanding counselors and their services by visiting Associates for Life Enhancement online.