Devon emmanuel, lcsw, Lac

Licensed Addiction Counselor

Devon Emmanuel LCSW, LAC

I specialize in supporting young and adult males transitioning from treatment centers, empowering them to build a strong foundation for recovery and envision the fulfilling life they desire after leaving substance use behind.

As a licensed addiction counselor, I understand how early recovery can feel overwhelming and isolating, with relationships needing repair, boundaries requiring reinforcement, and uncertainty surrounding one’s identity and experiences. Often there are feelings of depression, anxiety, restlessness, hopelessness, unfocused and exhaustion. People often ask themselves will I be able to find a job?  Repair family relationships? How will my friends respond? Feelings can be overwhelming. It’s normal to feel raw and vulnerable during this time, but this is not a solo journey, you don’t have to navigate it alone.

I work hard to create a safe and confidential space for men to work through these tough issues without judgment. Our work will focus on building trust and allowing you to make sense of yourself and your story, unburden yourself, take responsibility, and foster curiosity and compassion for yourself.

Through motivational interviewing, I guide clients to uncover their inner strengths and motivations, helping them embrace the challenges of life with resilience and authenticity. With Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), we learn to lean into discomfort, discovering hidden opportunities for growth within life’s hurdles.
Utilizing principles of Internal Family Systems (IFS), we explore your inner world, understanding the different parts of yourself that influence your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. This journey of self-discovery cultivates self-compassion, authenticity, and a renewed sense of purpose.

Many of my clients come to me saying, “I didn’t get sober for this.” Together, we’ll uncover what you did get sober for, rewriting your story and paving the way for a brighter tomorrow. You’re not alone—the journey begins with you, and I’m here to support you every step of the way.

About Me

My own journey of overcoming adversity inspired me to pursue a Master’s in Social Work at the University of Denver, and later became a licensed clinical social worker dedicating myself to creating healing spaces for young adults like you.

I became a substance use counselor because I’ve been there. I’ve faced my own tough times and came out the other side stronger. So, if you’re tired of feeling stuck or just want to chat about what’s going on, I’m here. Together, we can figure out this wild ride called life.