We are proud to announce that Laura Ames, MSW, LCSW, CAP, has been promoted to clinical director of the Life of Purpose Middle Tennessee facility. The appointment reflects Ames’s record of leadership and results throughout her tenure as a primary therapist at Life of Purpose Treatment in Boca Raton, Florida.
“I had the privilege of working side by side with Laura while we were both employed by Life of Purpose in Boca Raton,” stated Ben Jones, Executive Director of Life of Purpose Treatment in Tennessee. “Laura’s work ethic and commitment to her clients’ well-being goes beyond the call of duty. I am thrilled to announce that Laura Ames is now our clinical director in Tennessee. I know that adding Laura to the team will enhance our ability to assist our clients in reaching their goals.”
As clinical director, Laura will lead the clinical team in Tennessee and will be responsible for the oversight and the development of the clinical program. In her new role, she will supervise the clinical staff and the development of agency policies surrounding standards of care. She will also oversee the refining of operational procedures and quality of care while maintaining constant communication with leadership team members and our Chief Clinical Officer, Eric Bricker.
“I am so grateful to have the opportunity to lead the clinical team in Tennessee,” said Laura Ames. “I came to work for Life of Purpose because I believed in the model and mission, and I have seen the positive outcomes it has produced over these years since its opening in Boca Raton, Florida. It is a pleasure to expand into LoP Middle Tennessee because, under Ben Jones’ leadership, I believe that this team can accomplish great things and help so many people and families who suffer as a result of this disease.”
Laura graduated Summa Cum Laude from Florida Atlantic University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She also received her master’s degree in social work from Florida Atlantic University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Addiction Professional.