Marietta Warden MA, RN, CCS, CSAC, ADC (Executive Director) 39+ years experience in Mental Health-Chemical Dependence
•Administrator Director of Programs
•Provides Individual, Group, and Family Therapy
•Professor Emeritus, Northern Virginia Community College, 1999
•President and Founder, Living Free Health Services, 1986
•Certified Trainer ICRC/AODA
•Board member SACAVA, PADACA and VADAP
•Published Addictions Manual plus several other articles in professional journals
•Speaker at 100's Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
•Education/Licensure/Certifications: ?B.S.N. University of Washington (Nursing)Seattle, Washington
M. A. Columbia University (Nursing), New York City, New York
Numerous courses at University of Maryland, American University,
University of Virginia and University of Alabama ; total of 57 graduate
credit hours beyond masters degree.
Licensed Registered Nurse - Commonwealth of Virginia
Certified Substance Abuse Counselor (CSAC) - Commonwealth of Virginia
Alcohol and Drug Counselor (ADC) - VCB
Certified Clinical Supervision CCS - VCB
•Experience: 39+ years - Dominion Hospital (1979-1986), Northern Virginia Comm. College - Professor with major responsibility teaching Psychiatric Nursing (1967-1997), Living Free Program Director (1986-present)
In her spare time, Marietta loves spending time with her three grandchildren. Marietta has also been in recovery from alcohol for 43 years.
Jocelyn Cohen, LCSW, MSW
•Provides Individual, Group and Family Therapy Services
•Education/Licensure/Certifications: ?Master of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Bachelor of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Commonwealth of Virginia
•Experience: 25 years - Living Free (1986-present), Walter Reed Medical Center (1991-1994), Fort Belvoir (1994-2000), National Navy Medical Center (2000-2013)
Walter Reed Medical Center (2014-Present)
Joecelyn is a life long resident of Northern Virginia. She is a mother of two boys. She also loves to swim and play tennis.
Candace has been a RN for over 30 years and a Nurse Practitioner for more than twenty years. She finished her DNP in 2011. Her background is varied, from health as a new grad to critical care, then to Family Practice and Women's Health. Candace currently teaches in an Associate Degree Program in Northern Virginia. She lives in the northern Shenandoah Valley on a mountain with assorted family members, dogs and cats. She also works part-time as a FNP in internal medicine, and occasionally round in a nursing home.
Alex has over seven years of subtance abuse counseling experience. He has completed the subtance abuse counselor certificate program at Northern Virginia Community College. Alex also works in IT as a government contractor. He enjoys working on computers and playing basketball in his spare time.
Ziho has a B.S. in Health Science from Marymount University, and currently studying to become a fully certified substance abuse counselor. Ziho is also in recovery and is passionate about helping other addicts and alcoholics. In his free time he enjoys working out, playing with his dog, working on his car and playing the drums.
Pedro is Living Free's Spanish speaking counselor. He enjoys playing soccer in his free time and spending time with his family.