Tim Devitt, Psy.D, CADC
Tim Devitt, Psy.D., CADC, has a 30-year commitment to providing and leading recovery-oriented mental health and substance use services, in roles that include homeless outreach worker, team leader, program director, therapist and executive leader. In his director and vice president roles at Thresholds in Chicago, he has overseen programming that includes integrated mental health and substance use treatment, permanent supported housing, assertive community treatment, implementation of integrated treatment, and substance use treatment outpatient, intensive outpatient and outreach programming. Also, Tim provides integrated mental health, substance use, and trauma-informed counseling in private-practice work with adolescents and adults in the Chicago area.
Tim has presented nationally and co-authored 19 peer-reviewed journal articles and a book chapter on the integration of evidence-based practices to best meet the needs and preferences of people with mental illness, tobacco and other substance use disorders. He is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT) and has academic appointments at the University of Chicago, School of Social Services Administration (AM in Social Work) and Adler University (MA in Applied Psychology and MA in Military Psychology). Tim is honored to be part of the Serenity Academy of Chicago commitment to developing alternative peer groups and a recovery high school in the Chicago area.