Working with Families that are Struggling with Addiction and Codependency

*This presentation is no longer eligible for a CE credit

When addiction wreaks havoc on a family, the entire family system needs to be addressed – not just the individual. In this presentation, Kevin Petersen, MA, LMFT and Founder of the Chronic Hope Institute, shares a step-by-step approach for working with families and helping them heal from addiction and codependency.

Kevin Petersen, MA, LMFT
The Chronic Hope Institute

Kevin Petersen, MA, LMFT, is the founder of The Chronic Hope Institute, which provides family addiction coaching for families in crisis due to addiction and codependency. In 2011, Kevin graduated with a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Regis University, and he spent three and a half years working at Arapahoe Douglas Mental Health Network as an in-home therapist, case manager, crisis evaluator, and outpatient therapist for Child and Family Services. Kevin has also worked part-time for The Bridge House, ADMHN’s Acute Treatment Unit, as a Mental Health Technician and Counselor. In 2014, Kevin opened his private practice, Petersen Family Counseling, which specializes in working with families and individuals struggling with addictions, codependency, and parenting. Kevin has published two books: Chronic Hope: Parenting the Addicted Child and Chronic Hope: Families & Addiction, which share an integrated, holistic approach to healing families in crisis due to addiction and codependency. Kevin established The Chronic Hope Institute in 2020 with a mission to help families in crisis through family addiction coaching. Dedicated to strengthening the family system, Kevin turns helplessness into hope. Kevin began his recovery journey in May 1991 and has been sober ever since. He lives in Florida with his wife, Amy, and three Boston Terriers, Bert, Blanche, and Stella.

If you are struggling with an addict and need a plan, contact The Chronic Hope Institute at