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DOT Qualified SAP

Meet Your Clinician

Compassionate. Accurate. Fair.

Those are the qualities that define my practice. As a Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) with more than 30 years of experience, I provide you with the expertise you need when facing a possible violation of a DOT drug and alcohol policy rule or any other alcohol and drug related offense.

 I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a DOT qualified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP). I have conducted hundreds of substance use evaluations and provide all necessary evaluation and treatment services.

 My practice is personal and fair, and by offering a compassionate approach, I help you deal with the issue without fear of judgement or shaming. I provide you with the dignity and respect that we all deserve and work with you to restore the skills and confidence you need to achieve the best possible outcomes.

I also understand that the evaluation and recommendations I provide could influence your employment situation and personal life which is why I do not take that responsibility lightly and why I conduct the most comprehensive, fact-based evaluation possible. 

I will not make assumptions and have no biases beyond the belief that you are much more than the situation that brought you to me – you are not defined by your situation. I firmly believe that not everyone who is referred to me has a Substance Use Disorder; not everyone needs ongoing treatment; not everyone is an “addict”. I respect the process of evaluation and allow it to lead us to the most appropriate conclusions. As a licensed clinical expert, it is my duty to perform this critical task with an open mind, free of preconceptions.

Receiving a substance use evaluation can be a frightening and humiliating experience. When handled properly by a trusted, experienced evaluator, it can also be the first step in a process of growth and healing.

Call today, let’s discuss your situation.

I'm here to help, not judge.

Laura D. Bykofsky