Edward T. Lacy, M.A., brings over 35 years of national and international experience to the Mental Health field with special emphasis in the training and development of new and experienced mental health therapists. He also trains and develops counselors specializing in the treatment of addictions and eating disorders. Prior to his retirement from the U.S. Marine Corps, Ed was the Senior Manager, U.S. Navy's Institute for the development of Substance Abuse Counselors and Director of Curriculum, Australian Institute of Counseling in Addictions, Sydney, Australia.
As a consultant, Ed specializes in the development of new Mental Health and Addiction treatment centers to include the providing of a diverse group of services such as Program Development, Organizational Development, Market Analysis, Regulatory Changes and Compliance, Credentialing, Staff Utilization, Strategic Planning and Integrated Marketing Strategy. He has worked for a wide spectrum of treatment centers and Institutions such as Avalon Malibu (CA), The Dunes East Hampton (NY), the Tecnologico de Monterrey in Monterrey and Oceanica (MX), a Betty Ford Center Model treatment center in Mazatlan, Mexico, and many others.
Additionally Ed is the founder of Avalon, Center for Women, Latin America's first inpatient women's treatment center specializing in treatment women suffering Depression, Anxiety, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, Addictions and Eating Disorders in Mexico City, Mexico.
Undoubtedly, as Ed travels around the world, he will be an ambassador for START UP RECOVERY and the recovery resources that are available to both women and men.