Episode 13 – Dr. Nick Hayes welcomes Nashville local and TV personality Jason Wahler to this week’s podcast. Best known for his appearances on MTV’s Laguna Beach and The Hills, Jason has a long, yet redemptive story of recovery. With the unique nature of publicly battling addiction in the spotlight, Jason’s road to recovery wasn’t easy. Listen in to learn more about Jason’s story of addiction, what it was like towing the line between self-esteem and ego, what the turning point was in his recovery, how he is actively advocating for those in the recovery community, and what Jason is up to now in his new home of Tennessee.
Cinde Stewart Freeman, RN, MAC, LADAC II
CHIEF CLINICAL OFFICER
Cinde Stewart Freeman is Cumberland Heights’ Chief Clinical Officer and has been with Cumberland Heights for 30 years. During her tenure, Cinde has served in nursing, clinical management, and administrative roles.
Cinde is a bachelor’s prepared Registered Nurse and a master’s prepared Licensed Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor, Level II. She holds NAADAC’s Master Addiction Counselor (MAC) credential and is a Qualified Clinical Supervisor (QCS) as well.
Cinde has a love for the places where opposites touch. This has led her to clinical explorations of somatic and spiritual healing of the things that wound us, as well as explorations of how the lived wisdom of the 12-step tradition informs and brings color to clinical education and experience. It also leads her to the beach as much as possible!
Cinde regularly trains on topics ranging from 12-step based Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Spiritual Care principles to ethical practice and clinical supervision. Her core belief is that love is more powerful than the wounds we have experienced, and, in fact, can cause us to become our strongest at those places.