Director of Ambulatory Services
Christine Turner has been named Director of Ambulatory Services and will provide oversight of all aspects of the Link House Inc. Center for Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Services (CBHAT) located in Boston North Technology Park at 110 Haverhill Road in Amesbury. Turner brings more than 20 years of experience leading human service organizations to her new post where she will manage all aspects of clinical and administrative programming and services.
Prior to joining Link House Inc., Turner held leadership positions at Lowell House Inc. where she most recently served as the Clinical Director for women’s treatment services and was instrumental in procuring grant funding for the development and oversight of specialized addiction treatment programming for women. During her time at Lowell House Inc. she also served as Director of the Sheehan Women’s Program, Senior Director of Residential Programs, and interim CEO. Turner was also the Director of DPH funded Community and Residential Substance Abuse Services at The Psychological Center in Lawrence, Massachusetts.
“Chris has devoted her professional career to helping patients and their families transition from a life of addiction to a life of recovery,” notes Gary Gastman, Executive Director of Link House, Inc. “Her passion for helping others, paired with her extensive experience developing, supervising and leading top-performing inpatient and outpatient clinical treatment programs, allows us to continue to enhance and expand the services we provide to those in need.”
A Licensed Alcohol Drug Abuse Counselor and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, Turner is also board certified by The American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is a Master Addictions Counselor with the National Association for Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education from Bedford College (part of the Cambridge University Institute of Colleges, UK) and her graduate degree in Community Counseling Psychology from Springfield College, Massachusetts.
Link House Inc.’s Center for Behavioral Health and Addiction Treatment Services focuses on addiction recovery and will provide individual, group and family therapy, psychopharmacology and medication management services, recovery coaching, community education , and training for professionals. Mass Health and most major insurances are accepted. Call 978-834-6583 or email CBHATS@linkhouseinc.org for more information.