Hello! My name is Eva Hatzianoglou, I was born in Athens, Greece. I am so honored to call Raeford my home, I have resided here for the past 18 years. I am thrilled and grateful to be joining Greater Vision Counseling & Consulting Agency as a Peer Support Specialist! I am ecstatic to have the opportunity to use my own lived experience and recovery as a way of helping others through theirs. I hope to be a role model for others pursuing recovery and provide encouragement in knowing that none of us are alone in this journey; we can, and we will get through this together.
Furthermore, I have been in recovery for so long and I can understand how painful and challenging it is to live with addiction and mental illness in all aspects of one’s life. I know how difficult life after treatment can be, the challenges that can arise, and the importance of peer support throughout this process.
I want to be there for my mentees in any way that I can be and instill in them the shared belief that with support, community, and hope, recovery IS possible. In addition, this position has always been one of my biggest goals in recovery, and I am incredibly grateful and humbled to be living my recovery dream come true. I love working through mental and behavioral health challenges. I focus on recovery every day, prioritizing the use and practice of the adaptive skills supporting my team, and focusing on the long term benefits of little changes have been pivotal in my journey.
I know that without daily reflection, finding the fun in new challenges, honoring healing, and respecting human-ness, recovery wouldn’t persist. I wish to help others find their own recovery. I want others to know that with recovery, they too can achieve their biggest dreams and not only survive, but thrive. In addition to being a Peer Support Specialist, I am in college pursuing my Bachelor's Degree in Social Work, with a minor in Substance Abuse Counseling.