We are passionate about our mission to make the world a better place by training the people who help others. Our students choose to pursue an education in the behavioral healthcare field for various reasons, and we’re proud to be a part of their journeys toward making a difference. Each month we feature a student who is on the path to truly making an impact on the lives of others. Our Student of the Month, Deborah Brachel, shares her experience with ATI:

Right now, I’m focusing on my studies. My favorite hobby is playing with my grandchildren. I also have a cat named Boo! I am passionate about helping those who can’t help themselves.

I attended college in Michigan, and have an associate degree in nursing. I pursued education for drug and alcohol counselor related roles because I am in long term recovery and have a couple family members who are still fighting. I lost a nephew to heroin overdose.

I chose ATI for my educational needs because the staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. I also enjoy the curriculum and accessibility that ATI offers. What I like most about studying at ATI is how willing everyone is to help and guide you. Taking courses online made it so much easier for me to obtain my educational goals.

When I become certified, my goal is to work with those that are incarcerated, homeless, and have mental illness. I would like to use my education to help people who are forgotten by society.

Helping Those Forgotten by Society: Meet Deborah Brache