Mara Lehnert is a certified intervention trainer, interventionist, and Choice House Companies in Louisville
Mara is in recovery... so is her daughter. Both of them work in the recovery field. This is a fascinating story of dependency, sobriety, and a dedication to supporting the addict that still struggles.Inspired by her own sobriety journey over the past 15 years, Mara Lehnert has combined her lifelong experience as a successful entrepreneur and business owner with her passion for helping other alcoholics and addicts find their way to a life of recovery. In 2005, under the training of the late and great interventionist Howie Madigan, Mara began her career as an interventionist and has since performed more than 900 interventions, with a 95% success rate. While doing interventions, Mara was also the director of Intervention Services for Harmony Foundation in Estes Park, Colorado, where she worked from 2005 to 2012. In 2011, spotting a much needed and missing niche — transitional living for alcoholics and addicts — Mara began working on a new model for slower integration back into the real world following treatment. In 2012, she founded Choice House Companies in Louisville, Colorado, for men. Within six months, the original house had become six recovery homes, and Ladies’ Choice House in Lafayette was born. In 2015, again recognizing another missing niche, Mara opened The Lookout Boulder, with the assistance from Colorado Rockies co-owner Charlie Monfort. The Lookout combined substance abuse and mental health treatment. The three divisions of Choice House companies regularly served an average of 30 clients at a time.Five years later, on July 15th, 2017, Mara sold Choice House Companies to a new group, Choice Health Inc., to continue growing her legend while allowing her to go back to her core passion of interventions, consultations, and referral servicing as a primary focus.Mara has presented at national conferences for the past 13 years on the Love First method of intervention, The Executive Addict, and Ethics for Sober Living. She also contributes greatly to the criminal justice system, working towards treating rather than criminalizing people suffering from substance use disorders. Mara has been a Boulder County resident for most of her life and resides in Lafayette near her two children.
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