Experience, Education, and Specializations

Mary is a board certified counselor in Minnesota, Illinois and Hawaii.

Mary McNutt - the Voice of Addiction and RecoveryMary McNutt specializes in the areas of alcohol, drugs and chemical dependency, gambling addiction, eating disorders, compulsivity problems, sexual addiction, mental health, issues, maladaptive coping mechanisms,  as well as grief and loss counseling.  Her areas of expertise include Addiction Counseling, Psychotherapist, Interventionist, Life Coach-transforming lives and Human potential expert, Transpersonal psychology' Human motivation and Mind-body psychology.

Mary is also a professional speaker on these areas of specialty and expertise.  In addition, Mary is a speaker on breast cancer issues, including how to cope upon diagnosis, treatment and recovery of cancer, and is a certified speaker on topic of AIDS ( acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) caused by HIV (human immunodeficiency viruses). 

Dual Masters Degrees

  • Masters in Addiction Studies & Counseling, Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies
  • Masters in Psychology and Counseling, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota   

Mary McNutt's professional title is Professional Speaker, Addiction Psychotherapist And Counselor specializing in empowerment recovery healing.  Areas of addiction include, but are not limited to alcohol, drugs, chemical dependency, gambling, eating disorders, compulsivity problems including sexual addiction and shoplifting, and maladaptive coping mechanisms. Mary McNutt


  • Licensed Alcohol and Chemical Dependency Counselor in the State of Minnesota
  • Dual MA
  • Board Certified Counselor in Minnesota
  • ADCR-MN—Alcohol & Drug Counselor Reciprocal-Minnesota
  • CIRC-Certified Integrated Recovery Counselor
  • Certified Recovery Coach
  • Founder and CEO of Addiction Intervention Recovery Resources (AIRR)
  • Program Director
  • Clinical Director
  • CSAC-Licensed- Certified Substance Abuse Counselor the State of Hawaii
  • Driving With Care Instructor for Driving While Impaired Violators.
  • Licensed Certified Substance Abuse Counselor in Hawaii
  • Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor By the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium
  • Speaker, both nationally & internationally
  • Therapist,
  • Recovery Coach
  • Sober Companion
  • Interventionist
  • Chemical Health Assessor
  • Drug Prevention Speaker & Teacher
  • Personal Development ~ A Journey Towards Self Realization of One’s Highest Potential, finding ones ‘Authentic Self’ while healing from Addiction, Grief and Trauma
  • Author of several articles about addiction in the magazine “The Lake Minnetonka Navigator”, a Lake Minnetonka Lifestyle Magazine, which serves the western Lake Minnetonka/Minneapolis metro area.

Additional Training

Minimum of 40 continuing education hours in addiction studies, trauma, spirituality and family of origin dynamics 


  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Association for Death Education and Counseling (ADEC)
  • American Psychology Association (APA)
  • Minnesota Association of Resources for Recovery and Chemical Health (MARRCH)
  • Minnesota Psychological Association (MPA)
  • Minnesota Society of Clinical Hypnosis (MSCH)
  • North Star Gambling Alliance (NSGS)
  • The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (SASH).

Specializing in the treatment of Addictive Disorders:

  • Alcohol and Drug Addiction
  • Problem and Compulsive Gambling
  • Sex Addiction
  • Process Addictions
  • Financial Disorder
  • Trauma Resolution
  • Women’s Issues
  • Shopping
  • Eating Disorders
  • Couples Intensive
  • Family Counseling
  • Parenting Support
  • Relationship, Grief, Trauma Issues caused by Substance Use Abus
  • Healthy Management of Grief and Loss
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Drug Prevention Classes~ Speaking and Teaching
  • Sober Companion
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Chemical Health Assessments
  • Driving With Care Classes
  • Interventions
  • Relapse Prevention
  • Sober Companion
  • Personal Development and Growth

Hobbies and Interests:

My hobbies and interests include boating, dancing, entertaining, reading, walking, antiquing, and swap meets. I am drawn to and passionate about charitable organizations such as Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies..

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