Dr. Reich’s educational goals and aspirations were guided by his interest in understanding the human condition and identifying those aspects of both internal and external factors which contribute to living a whole and abundant life. Dr. Reich never felt compelled by what causes sickness and disease, but rather what contributes to wholeness and optimum health and wellness. As a result, his educational pursuits characterized both clinical and didactic processes from some of the top schools in their respective disciplines, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Human Development from Utah State, a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Maryland, and Doctorate in Child Studies and Human Development from the University of Maryland. He was honored to be the first Graduate Fellow recipient in the College of Education at the University.
Building upon his educational purpose that was driven by a meaning based orientation, Dr. Reich continued to approach his efforts in working with populations oriented towards strengths rather than weaknesses. Working in the helping profession in some capacity for 30 years, Dr. Reich has been in Private Practice, Life and Corporate Coaching, Residential Programs and in multiple clinical supervisory positions. Dr. Reich is a cofounder of the Institute for Addiction Study which was created with the intent to provide instructional material providing understanding and support to those affected by addiction. Dr. Reich has also worked in the capacity of chief editor and writer of a news based internet site (e.g Masternet) specifically dedicated to the mental, behavioral, and substance abuse industry. Dr. Reich has co-authored two books on addiction and continues to exert his influence in purpose driven populations striving to realize the dream of wholeness and meaning fulfillment.
Dr. Reich brings his years of experience to add to an existing culture committed to cultivate a standard of excellence and best practices. Drawing upon the latest research on the science of addiction and addiction recovery, and positive psychology, Dr. Reich leads the Phoenix Team in creating a climate of healing, hope, and change. Dr. Reich possesses the experience and expertise to continue to build and establish the power of human capital and delivery systems that support, inspire, and motivate, something we call The Phoenix Difference.