Caroline (Carli) Parmelee-Noffsinger, LMSW, CAADC
Carli Noffsinger came to Sanford House with more than 20 years clinical experience. She has held various roles in the addiction treatment field including: primary therapist and case manager for residential, IOP and outpatient therapy. Carli holds a master’s degree in Social Work from Grand Valley State University. She is also trained in trauma therapy through the Ross Institute in Richardson,Texas.
Carli recently closed a private practice, where she worked primarily with clients and family members dealing with co-occurring disorders. She says, “My favorite populations to work with are those coping with co-occurring disorders. Also, the family members of those with substance use disorders. Family members can be a key, positive component in their loved one’s recovery.”
Carli’s primary role at Sanford House is facilitating the Family Program. She is currently updating and revising the program design and content and hopes to improve upon an already successful approach to family intervention. In her free time, Carli spends time with her horse. She has been a horse lover and owner for most of her life and has facilitated equine therapy sessions. She says, “The back of a horse is good for the inside of a person.” Carli is an active grandparent with her 3 year-old granddaughter and prides herself in her “political involvement”.
Carli says, ” I believe that substance abuse and addiction are major social problems of our times. These problems have destroyed individual lives, families and careers. The secondary consequences of addiction impact hundreds and thousands of Americans each day. I consider time spent in the addiction treatment field as worthwhile and I enjoy being engaged with people experiencing life challenges related to resolving addiction and addiction related problems.”