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I. Vanessa Hernandez, CSAC

Vanessa Hernandez is a certified substance abuse counselor in North Carolina.  As a bilingual counselo,r she facilitates groups in both English and Spanish. She has more than 10 years of experience in the substance abuse field specializing in DWI assessments and substance abuse treatment. 

Vanessa is the Program Director at Four Directions Counseling and Recovery Center.  In addition to overseeing the substance abuse and DWI programs in both English and Spanish, she facilitates groups and conducts DWI and substance abuse assessments.  Vanessa is especially comptent in delivering culturally competent substance abuse groups to adequately address the needs of our hispanic population. 
Ellen E Elliott, NCC, LCAS, LPC, CCS, CSAT-C

Ellen is the owner and director of Four Directions Counseling Center. As an addictions specialist who has worked in the field for more than 25 years and is a lover of learning, she has trained extensively in various areas related to addictions including sexual issues, trauma, childhood abuse, intimacy and attachment, relationships, and compulsive internet use. Ellen uses many modalities such as EMDR, cognitive behavioral interventions, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and holistic counseling to assist people in addressing past trauma and creating the lives and connections they long for.

In addition to counseling, Ellen provides training in the areas of process addictions and trauma treatment as well as supervision for substance abuse and professional counselor interns.   


Rosa Rodriguez 

Rosa works as the office administrator and assistant for the Latino Substance Abuse Program at Four Directions Counseling and Recovery Center.  She provides interpreter services and assists clients with administrative needs related to DWI, treatment issues, and problem solving. 

Raised in Santa Ana, California, Rosa moved to North Carolina at the age of 10.  Experiencing first-hand the struggles that hispanic families endure on a daily basis in order to get by and to acheive the American Dream, she feels moved to help our Hispanic community in reaching their goals successfully.