Shevel Mavins is the founder of Addiction- Prevention LLC, where she provides trainings on substance use, mental health, and wellness. As well as virtual and face to face wellness retreats and workshops that embraces rejuvenation to your mind, body, and spirit that support a healthy lifestyle. She provides 1:1 coaching for individuals is feeling burnout or approaching burnout.
She graduated with her Bachelor's degree in Psychology and attended dual graduate program in Rehabilitation Counseling and School Counseling and then she attended Capella University where she earned her Master’s degree in Human Services with a specialization in Counseling Studies and Addiction and Mental Health disorders.
Before moving to North Carolina, she started her career working as a therapist in an Upstate New York hospital. Over the next 20 years of her career she worked as a behavioral health therapist various inpatient and outpatient settings. Having experience working in a dually diagnosed inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, this led her to work as a New York State Certified Education & Training Provider, which she created and taught behavioral trainings. She worked as a Program Supervisor providing families and adolescence therapy in the Upstate New York school district. She also has experience working with the Federal Parole, New York State Parole system, and the local criminal court system for the prisoner re-entry programs.
She now lives in the North Carolina area with her family, working as a county social worker, where she provides supportive counseling, limited crisis intervention, investigating allegations of abuse or exploitation of elderly/disabled adults, and performing inspections of licensed adult care facilities.
While working in the public sector she noticed a gap in trainings and workshops that are needed for the general public, advocates, caregivers, when it comes to our aging population and mental health disorders for all ages. This is how Addiction-Prevention, LLC was created.
She also provides training for organizations on substance use disorders, mental health and wellness living. She writes professional articles, speaks at numerous conferences and professional organizations.
Currently, Shevel serves on the following organizations: North Carolina Partnership to Address Adult Abuse: Education Committee Co-Chair; South Eastern Regional Vice-President for the Addiction Professional of North Carolina; NAADAC's Critical Issues in the Black Community; Addiction Professionals of North Carolina's Social Justice Committee and she is a Mental Health First Aid Instructor.
She is also the creator and host of the Embrace Wellness Podcast, where she discuss how people can find their inner bliss , peace, happiness, contentment within and how your words and thoughts create the life you want to live.
In her free time, she is a Girl Scout Troop Leader, teaching young girls how to take action to make the world a better place.