Connie Pacheco

Connie Pacheco is a Latina, born in Puerto Rico reared in the heart of the South Bronx. Connie came into the field of counseling in 1987shortly after successfully completing a 3-year rigorous residential treatment episode. She became a Certified and Substance Abuse Counselor (CASAC) in the State of New York in 1994 and is a recognized Internationally Certified Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor. Connie holds a Bachelors of Science with a concentration in Human Services from Empire State College and has a License Masters Degree in Social Work with a Concentration in Community Development from Yeshiva University. She obtained a Family development Leadership Credential in 2010 through Cornell University. Connie is a Certified Addiction Recovery Coach and Peer Advocate as well as a trainer. She is an approved OASAS instructor for the Recovery Coach/Peer Advocate Training. She holds a Private Career School Teacher Permit License and is currently pursing a Masters Degree in Executive Business Administration from Yeshiva University.

Connie taught CASAC classes for over 15 years under an approved OASAS provider prior to the grand opening of Recoveries R US. She is a certified Women Safety Instructor under Englewood Tiger Schulman’s Mixed Martial Arts School for the past 21 years specializing in women’s safety from domestic violence and sexual assault. She is a 6th grade certified catechist in her neighborhood parish. Connie worked in some of the most prestigious programs in NYC in the capacity of Program Director. She brings a multitude of experience, creativity, and commitment. Throughout her tenure
in the field, Connie Pacheco has developed a specialization in servicing diverse populations including chemically dependent adults and adolescents, with an expertise in working with women and children, in addition to families co involved with the Child Welfare system and victims of Domestic Violence.

Connie is the proud mother of a 27-year old son, who served in the United States Army National Guard. She recently adopted “Blackberry” a therapy/service pet (yorkie/shitzu) whom she declared the official mascot of Recoveries R US LLC. Connie is a huge ally for the LGBTQ community and is currently working on opening the first LGBTQ Therapeutic Community in NYC. She is feature in the “White Shirt Project series, a platform to advocate against the stigma of Mental Health illness. Connie hosts Recoveries R US talk showed which aired on Bronx Net Television Studios. Connie launched Recoveries R US, LLC in 2013 as a means to provide services to individuals pursuing a career in counseling for Substance Use Disorders; this includes individuals seeking to
enhance their professional portfolios. In addition, Recoveries R US provides an array of services that include the 350 Standardize OASAS Curriculum for the provision of the CASAC T, Recovery Coaching, Peer Advocate, Coachervision, Exam Preparation Workshops, SBIRT MATS/MARS Women’s Safety, Anger Management, Professional Development, Coaching services and much more. Connie has dedicated her life to the field of recovery and hopes to carry the message of CHANGE through education and mentoring programs.