Serena Gunn Stornello is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in North Carolina and Michigan. As a counselor at Flint Odyssey House she proudly is part of the Adolescent Recovery Court Team in Flint, Michigan. In 2021 she moved to Fayetteville, North Carolina and founded HEAL Holistic Recovery Services. She believes that connection to others and holistic modalities can help others that have had challenges with substance use and those that still struggle with past traumas. Currently HEAL Holistic is building a community wellness outreach program that will provide holistic education and services to the community in Cumberland county in North Carolina. As a person in long term recovery and an addiction recovery professional she speaks from her personal experience on the importance of self-care and how she recovered from burnout and compassion fatigue after the pandemic with holistic modalities to treat her chakra system. Serena is a Recovery Reiki® & Usui Reiki Master/Teacher. Her goal is to teach the community how to heal through holistic modalities and remove the stigma from nontraditional approaches to change the behaviors that are born out of addiction and traumatic events. She is a national recovery advocate and uses her platforms to fight for social injustices.