Peer Support Specialist, The Zone
Hi, my name is James DeVries. I work here at Four Rivers Behavioral Health (The Zone) as a Certified Peer Support for Adults. I love to listen to music, play guitar and be outdoors with my friends. I do more than I talk. So don’t let my quietness fool you. More specifically, I like to do favors and help people more than I like talking about it. Some of my other interests include video games, hiking, and cooking. I love to create different dishes that no one has ever had before. Putting a smile on someone’s face with a little home cooked genius recipe is my specialty and sometimes its my passion…With that being said. A little piece of my past is full of outpatient drug treatment programs and being on probation for stealing. I was a completely different person back then, but eventually I came around and accepted my life as it is. NOT accepting who I Thought I was when I was using or stealing. But accepting the real me. The real me that was hidden and suppressed by my “anxiety” and “fear” that was induced by drugs and my wrongdoings. Scared of everyone’s opinion about me, hiding in a dark corner full of what I thought was “goodies”(drugs) . Leading me towards a life full of anguish and physical distress. Therefore what I try to provide our clients with, here at “The Zone”, is physical and mental breakthroughs inducing empowerment, allowing them to gain trust in themselves again and to grant them access to legitimize there life so that they feel worthy of everything that we take for granted. I can relate to and connect with almost anybody. I love to see positive changes in someone whether its my fault or not. Im always there to help. Its not only my job, but my passion and purpose in life. Thank you.