Meet Our Staff

Lorie Obernauer

Ph.D., A.C.C., J.C.T.C.

Lorie Is a certified Life and Career Coach, working exclusively with people who are in recovery from addiction or who are considering whether they have a problem with drugs or alcohol. Lorie comes to her calling in part, because she is in long-term recovery from addiction and has tackled the challenges that are part of the recovery process. In her coaching practice, she uses a solutions-focused, strengths-based, practical approach to help clients create a satisfying, productive life while advancing their recovery from addiction. She has developed a Life Coaching program, VISION TREK, designed especially for people in recovery. She also offers Career Coaching based on the Knowdell Career Transition Model which is utilized by career professionals across the world.

For seven years, Lorie was the Alumni Program manager at CeDAR and developed the CeDAR Alumni & Recovery Support Services coaching program. She also founded a national, non-profit recovery organization, Treatment Professionals in Alumni Services. She continues to provide consultation and training to assist addiction treatment centers in the creation of robust Alumni Programs. In her early career, Lorie ran educational programs at the University of Pittsburgh, then owned and operated her own businesses for over 20 years.

Certifications and Education:

  • Associate Certified Life Coach: International Coaches Federation
  • Addiction Recovery Coach: Crossroads Recovery Coaching
  • Career Transition and Development Coach: Knowdell Career Development Network
  • Certified Trainer, Peer Recovery Coach Training, CCAR
  • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh