Benjamin Randolph, MS, CADC III
Born and raised in Portland Oregon, Ben has been an addiction counselor since 2000 with training in Structural Family Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Client Centered Therapy. His experience includes working in adult mental health treatment facilities, Outpatient DUII treatment, in-patient treatment programs, juvenile corrections treatment, and medication-assisted treatment. A recovering addict himself, Ben has extensive experience with the 12-step program and has an ability to reach even the most resistant client and assist them in the treatment process. Ben’s life and professional experience have given him a sense of empathy and understanding for those suffering from addiction that is unique and effective. Ben has a passion for the recovery process. He will seek through compassion and respect to guide those suffering from addiction to a life of recovery. He continues to work to raise awareness of the disease of addiction by working in grass-roots efforts to combat addictive behavior, and by having integrity to bring group and individual counseling to those who need interventions. Ben’s philosophy is that when the patient enters treatment is the beginning, and will support the family throughout the treatment process if they desire. Ben is married with five boys. Ben knows the work it takes to maintain a healthy marriage, parenting boys who have their own ideas about life, and blend a family. Ben’s wife, Jennifer, often works with him and is often doing a lot of the marketing required by some agencies who contract with Compassionate Interventions, and also marketing for the practice itself. Because Ben will not travel with an adult female alone, Jennifer accompanies him on female interventions. Together, they have had a wonderful and successful practice intervening on clients in addition to the success Ben has had intervening by himself. A veteran of the Navy during the Gulf War where he deployed twice, Ben is passionate about Veteran’s issues and can work with the addiction and PTSD that Vets often struggle with. Trained in Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Ben can often work with Veterans to help them manage their symptoms and live a more productive and fulfilling life.
Jennifer Randolph, CAI, CIP, CTT, BR II, CADC I
Born in Oregon City, Oregon, Jennifer Randolph was introduced to meth after graduating high school and attending junior college. She later realized she was addicted right away. After having a child in her addiction, and plenty of problems, she went to treatment and now has over 14 years clean and sober. Jennifer is a Certified Arise Interventionist and trained by Judith Landau, the creator of the ARISE model. Jennifer has also obtained the most recently instituted national certification for interventionists, “Certified Intervention Professional.” Being on the of the first recipients of the new national certification, shows the drive and tenacity that Jennifer brings with her to the field of addiction treatment.
Christopher Hipp, BA, CAI-II, CADC I
Working in the field of drug and alcohol treatment, Chris is knowledgeable of what it takes to be successful in treatment to achieve long term sobriety. He also understands that the majority of individuals who struggle with substance use disorder either do not seek out treatment or are resistant to treatment entry. Chris has been trained in two of the most commonly used intervention models, the
Johnson Model and the ARISE® Model of intervention. Having the ability to use more than one model of intervention is beneficial in determining what will be most the most effective method to engage a loved one into treatment and recovery. When determining effectiveness, Chris is mindful to take into
account the family history as well as the the time and financial commitment involved in an intervention.
Colin Tardif, CADC II, CAI-II
Colin is truly an example for young adults who are struggling with drug and alcohol abuse, getting sober at a young age himself. Born and raised in Connecticut, Colin moved across the nation to Portland, Oregon for his recovery. From our offices in Portland, Colin is able to travel nationwide and abroad to assist families and their loved ones in finding a long-term solution to the aches of addictions. Colin is currently going to school to obtain a degree in the mental health field as well as actively pursuing more education in behavioral health so that he is capable of addressing a family’s every need. Currently certified as an ARISE Interventionist and an Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Oregon, Colin’s dedication to ethics and family healing facilitates a great ability to guide families to a relieving solution for their crises.