About Alter Direction

DEDICATED TO RAISING AWARENESS AND EDUCATING FAMILIES

Alter Direction is dedicated to raising awareness and educating families who are dealing with the adversity created by trauma, grief, and dependency. Any of these life challenges are often painful and have no prejudice. They are often misunderstood due to the social stigma used to define them. The truth is, left untreated, any one of these challenges can grow into a terminal illness—no family is immune from its devastating effect.

PASTOR, RENEE CLARK

PASTOR, RENEE CLARK

AFTA, RYT, TIYT

Renee Clark has dedicated her life to aiding people in the restoration of their lives. She capitalizes upon her freedom to work alongside her clients in ways that open the spirit, enhance the mind, and nourish the body. She holds a Doctorate of Divinity, is a registered yoga teacher, and a personal trainer. Having experienced the weight of addiction in her own family, she can closely relate to families who are struggling. She, along with her husband, have been youth pastors at their church. Pastor Clark is truly devoted to helping her clients and their families find alternative ways to recover.

JEFF COLE

JEFF COLE

MA, MSFT, LCAC

Mr. Jeff Cole holds a master’s degree in Clinical Administration from National University and a Master of Science in Family Therapy from Friends University and has over 46 years of experience working in the field. Specializing in addiction and family intervention, Mr. Cole considers it an honor to have worked with everyone from well-known dignitaries to soccer moms and dads just trying to make it all work. He wears his heart on this sleeve and truly does care about everyone he meets.

In addition to clinical work, he is also a nationally-published writer and speaker, having crafted mental health guidebooks still in use at several of the most prestigious clinics across the country. Jeff is the author of Shadow Guard, a novel that explores the wide-reaching impact of PTSD.

Mr. Cole also creates wilderness programs for adolescents. “My goal is always to get to the root of the problem. Many times, that comes down to some form of integration of the mind, body, and soul.”