Olivia Pennelle

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About Olivia

Olivia Pennelle (Liv) is an experienced writer, content strategist, and peer mentor located outside of Portland, Oregon. She has been writing in the recovery and mental health space for ten years, leading her to pursue a masters in clinical social work, which she hopes to complete by summer 2023. Liv believes passionately that we all deserve access to recovery and that we need to make space in the field for more expansive and self-directed pathways of recovery. She founded the growing community Life After 12-Step Recovery. Liv identifies as Queer, a person in long-term recovery, a dog mom, and is a bit of an iconoclast. You can find her writing across the web in publications like STAT News, The Temper, Ravishly, Shondaland, Filter, OAR, Workit Health, Faces and Voices of Recovery, and most recovery organizations' blogs.

MSW: Portland State University
BA (Hons) Business: Staffordshire University
Substance Use Disorders
Self-Directed Recovery
Social Justice
Long-Term Recovery
Dating in Recovery
Recovery As An Introvert
Life After 12 Step Recovery.