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Brad  McNaught

Brad McNaught holds a masters degree in pastoral counseling, is a Certified Employee Assistance Professions (CEAP) and a Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LADC). Mr. McNaught has additional certification in compulsive gambling by Minnesota Department of Human Services, Critical Incident Stress Management by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation and Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) by the Department of Transportation.
Mr. McNaught entered the EAP field in 1997 and has received additional training in eldercare, management consultation and financial counseling. He is a member of the Employee Assistance Professional Association.
As an EAP specialist for DOR, Mr. McNaught provides telephonic and  in-person assessments, consultations, small group facilitation, and short-term counseling. He also leads groups at a non-profit organization for parents and their children who going through divorce.
Mr. McNaught is the recipient of the Jaycees’ Ten Outstanding Young Minnesotans award for helping to develop the first sexual assault counseling center in Washington County.