Shevel Mavins is the founder of Addiction- Prevention LLC, where she provides training 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 Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling and School Counseling. She also 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 counselor in a hospital in Upstate New York. The next 20 years of her career she worked as a addiction clinician and other behavioral health therapist. With her experience working in a dually diagnosed inpatient and outpatient treatment program, which lead her to work as a New York State Certified Education & Training Provider. She worked as a Family and Adolescent therapist in the Upstate New York City School District. She also has experience working with the Federal Parole system, New York State Parole system, and the local criminal court for the prisoner re-entry programs.
She now lives in the Raleigh area with her husband and three children 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 services that are needed for the general public, service employees and with our aging population and mental health disorders for all ages. This is how Addiction-Prevention was created.
She also provides training for organizations on addiction disorders, mental health and wellness. 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 and create the the life they 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.