Noel Love, our director of family programs, initially worked as an alcoholism counselor after enlisting in the Air Force a year out of high school. Witnessing a change in his recently “sobered up” father, Noel embarked on a path that would eventually include fourteen years as a counselor and program administrator and twenty years as an educational consultant specializing in helping schools respond to serious issues like substance use disorder. Noel has published six articles in professional trade publications, including Adolescent Counselor, has written a non-fiction book that looks at positive and solution-focused behavioral interventions, conducted hundreds of interventions for families across the nation, trained more than 30,000 teachers from more than 600 communities, and received national recognition for professional contributions in 1997 and 2002. Noel has also authored three training curricula used in K-12 schools from coast to coast.
Receiving his Master’s in Counseling from the University of Houston-Victoria at Sugar Land, Noel is licensed in Texas as a Professional Counselor (LPC Intern) and Chemical Dependency Counselor (LCDC). In 2010, Noel wrote and published Stop in the Name of Love, a book about positive and solution-focused behavioral interventions. The book is targeted to parents, educators and counselors who are responsible for conducting behavioral interventions, and is available on Amazon.com and Barnesandnoble.com.