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Elle Saks, Treatment Specialist

Elle Saks

Treatment Specialist

Why do you work in this field?
I work in this field because helping people is my passion. I love the fact that I get to be the person that guides people to the right treatment center for them. I am the hand that I never had in my own addiction. Being the first voice of hope that many people hear is such a huge blessing and I am truly honored to do what I do.

How long have you worked in this field?
I have worked in this field for over a year.

What do you bring to the table?
I bring many things to the table, but most importantly I bring my experience, my strength and my hope. When on the phone, I get to tell my part of my story and I can always tell that by doing so, the people I talk to get a glimpse of hope that there is a way out.

What are your ‘Super Powers’?
My “super power” is that I am Empathic. I have the ability to feel other’s feelings, even over the phone. I am also able to read others which I can attribute to my great listening skills. Nothing gives people a greater feeling than knowing that they have been heard.

What do you love about yourself?
I love a lot of things about myself, but I think the thing that I love the most is that I LOVE. I love the fact that I can love no matter what. All my love is unconditional. Being able to love makes it so easy to be able to forgive, no matter what.

What’s your favorite positive quote?
“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” -Unknown

What words best describe you?
The words that best describe me are loving, kind, caring.

Positive things you like to do?
I like to spend time with my family and attend meetings.

What do you like best about your job?
The thing that I like most about my job is that I get to help people who are where I have been.

What’s the greatest thing you ever did?
The greatest thing that I have ever done was get clean and sober.

Do you have any skills or talents that most people don’t know about?
I am empathic which means I can feel what other people are feeling.

Who are your ‘mentors’?
My mentor is God.

What is something that you think everybody deserves to have?
I think everybody deserves to have a happy care free life. One that is full of love and joy.

How do you see yourself?
I see myself as a really good person. I am someone who gives more than she takes and who lives by certain standards of love and care. All my love is unconditional and I have the ability to forgive all things.


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