As Seen on The Hit T.V. Show Intervention Canada. Geri Bemister Calgary / Edmonton, Alberta Drug and Alcohol Interventionist.
Mrs. Geri Iininaatoáákii Bemister is a drug and alcohol interventionist based out of Calgary, Alberta.
Geri is a registered Counsellor, Behavioral Scientist and Canadian Interventionist.
Geri has 14 years’ experience in the recovery industry and began her own journey living clean and sober in 2004. She completed post-secondary with honours at the University of the Fraser Valley in Abbotsford, British Columbia in 2011. Her career has been largely focused on working with survivors of trauma and addiction to move forward with their lives while helping family members learn to support their loved one overcome addiction and distress. Geri views interventions as an act of love and kindness, which is elaborated on in her family and individual programming.
Geri’s portfolio includes family counselling, individual therapy, client transport, public speaking, spiritual guidance, sober living advising, addressing physical and psychological traumas, post-secondary teaching, child protection and advocacy, first nations issues and professionally mentoring individuals in early recovery.
Geri is actively engaged in studying the psychopathy of trauma and addiction and where they meet, which guided Geri to becoming a counsellor, addiction interventionist and criminologist.
She is affiliated with several proactive entities such as active membership in the British Columbia Recovery Council, and subsequently, a working group member of the BC Centre of Substance Use; appointed member of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Crime Reduction; Canadian Centre Substance Abuse; and most recently, an interventionist on the documentary series, Intervention Canada.
Previously, Geri held a leadership role at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre in Calgary, and the Central Alberta Child Advocacy Centre located in Red Deer. She was also the recipient of the 2019 Courage to Come Back Award presented by Coast Mental Health for the Addictions category. Her work has been utilized at the intersection between mental health and the Canadian Justice System (CJS) among many other institutes and mediums.
Geri Bemister offers Drug and Alcohol, Family Interventions, Youth Interventions and Sex Addiction Interventions in Calgary, Edmonton, Alberta, Toronto, Ontario, Kelowna and Vancouver, British Columbia