Know Your Therapists
A substantial number of the therapy team consists of recovering alcoholics and addicts: those who have travelled the road experienced the pain of addiction and the joys of recovery. This lends an unmatched touch of empathy and identification to the therapy process.
Hope Trust ensures that our staff is up-to-date and highly motivated. The staff members attend regular in-house continued skills-development programs. While some staff are credentialed under the International Centre for Credentialing and Education of Addiction Professionals (ICCE) others are enrolled in educational programs, leading to international certification by IC&RC (International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium) and CACCF (Canadian Addiction Counselors Certification Federation).
Founder & Executive Trustee
Mr. Luther is a graduate in English Literature, Philosophy and Psychology. He worked for about 25 years in the corporate sector before joining the social service sector.
He has vast experience in addiction treatment. He established the first care-&-support facility for people affected by HIV/AIDS in Telangana as well as the first rehabilitation center for addictions in the state.
He is also the former Director of an international agency (MIIDRI) focusing on HIV/AIDS, working in the rural areas.
He publishes articles in leading national publications, speaks on national radio and TV as well as lectures extensively on the subject of addiction all over the world.
Co-founder & Director
Ms. Luther is a certified ICAP I (International Certified Addiction Professional) along with being a post-graduate in Sociology, Industrial Relations and Personnel Management. She is also a certified psychometric testing professional.
Moreover, she is also certified in Denial Management Counselling from Gorski’s CENAPS Centre for Applied Sciences and a Professionals in Residence Training from Hazelden, USA. She has more than 25 years of experience in hospitals and administration with over 15 years in addiction therapy. She is also an Advanced Member of the International Society of Substance Use Professionals (ISSUP).
She is a certified lead auditor in ISO 9000 systems, a life member of the National HRD Network, and frequently gives talks on addiction and related subjects at educational institutions, public gatherings and interacts with the media in India and abroad.
Ms. Luther oversees all operations and projects of Hope Trust. Her area of expertise is family therapy, training and community services.