Rae Allyson Green, JD, LPC, CAADC

Rae Allyson Green, JD, LPC, CAADC

Founder & President


Rae Green’s extensive experience working in residential treatment centers inspired her to seek a new approach to addiction treatment. In collaboration with her husband David, Rae founded Sanford House Addiction Treatment Centers to serve as a beacon for recovery. And to inspire those suffering with substance use disorders, to achieve richer and more fulfilling lives in long-term recovery.

Rae studied history at Alma College. And afterwards the Detroit College of Law for her Juris Doctor degree. But her passion was always helping those with the disease of addiction. She managed several nonprofit organizations prior to receiving her master’s degree. In counselor education and counseling psychology. Rae worked first in a sub-acute detox unit. She also spent five years at a residential treatment center. There, she was instrumental in collaborating with the clinical team to implement successful, treatment models. She has since been certified as an Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CAADC).

Rae has dedicated her working career to chipping away at the shame of addiction. Her goal is to provide education and a comfortable setting in which to heal and rediscover a sense of worthiness. She lives happily with her family in Heritage Hill, just blocks from work. Rae’s interests include interior design and exploring Grand Rapids’ many cultural and culinary treasures. But, she is most passionate about creating special times for her family and friends…

Rae says, “I am inspired by the life stories. And propelled to continually strive for a standard of excellence within the treatment world. I am privileged to commit myself and my resources to this specialty.”