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Alice J. Olson Recognized by Marquis Who's Who for Excellence in Counseling

Ms. Olson has flourished in assisting deaf patients and those suffering from addiction for over 40 years

    VALPARAISO, IN, December 08, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Alice J. Olson has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

After earning a Bachelor of Science in education from Indiana State University in 1972, Ms. Olson attended Ball State University, from which she received a Master of Arts in special education in 1978. She later continued her education with a Master of Arts in counseling and guidance from Governors State University in 2001. Eminently qualified in her field, Ms. Olson is a licensed mental health counselor, licensed clinical addiction counselor and a national certified addiction counselor, specializing in behavioral support for addictions as well as counseling clients who are hard of hearing and deaf.

After beginning her career as an adult education teacher at Portage Adult Education in 1975, Ms. Olson provided superior care as a vocational rehabilitation counselor for the deaf with Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation in Highland, Indiana, from 1975 to 1986. Following this period, she worked as an addiction and behavioral counselor with the Methodist Hospital in Merrillville between 1986 and 2006, as a group facilitator with St. Jude House from 2000 until 2011, and with the Regional Mental Health Center in Merrillville from 2006 to 2015. Since 2016, Ms. Olson has prospered as a substance abuse counselor with the Parkdale Center for Professionals in Chesterton.

Well regarded in her field, Ms. Olson has served as the president of the Indiana Chapter of Registry of Interpreters of the Deaf, as well as the Indiana Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, and as the chair of the Valparaiso's Mayor's Advisory Council for People with Disabilities. In addition, she was an advisor with the Department Mental Health Advisory Council on Mental Health Services for Deaf and Hard of Hearing People from 1988 to 1995. For many years, Ms. Olson taught American Sign Language classes in northwest Indiana.

Ms. Olson's honors include letters of commendation from President Ronald Reagan and Indiana Governors Robert Orr and Otis Bowen. She has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who of Professional Women and garnered the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement and Marquis Who's Who Humanitarian Awards. In accounting for her success, Ms. Olson credits her ability to advocate for her patients.

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