Greg Lyons received his MS degree in Human Services and Counseling and a Certificate in Employee Assistance from National Louis University in Evanston, Illinois.
He is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor in Florida and as an Alcohol and Drug Counselor by the International Certification and Reciprocity Consortium. Mr. Lyons has 16 years of experience providing therapy and counseling to clients confronted with mental health and substance abuse issues. He has worked both sides of the coin. Greg for 6 years has worked for insurance companies. He authorized and reviewed utilization of mental health services and substance abuse treatment provided inpatient and outpatient specialized levels of care to ensure medical necessity and effectiveness. He assisted with discharge planning and ambulatory follow-up activities. He provided telephone triage, crisis intervention, and emergency authorizations as assigned. He performed concurrent reviews for inpatient care and other levels of care as allowed by experience. He interacted with Physician Advisors to discuss clinical authorization questions and concerns regarding specific cases. He coordinated with Community Based Care agencies to manage the care for children in specialized levels of care. He has served as a project manager, instructor and trainer while working with individuals and groups to promote optimum mental health. Greg has expertise in working with juvenile justice systems, youth services and has volunteered in recent years as a case manager for the guardian ad litem program for the state of Florida. He has extensive experience in clinical case management for managed behavioral health organizations. Mr. Lyons is also trained In Critical Incident Stress Debriefing and has served on a Psychological First Aid Team responsible for providing brief therapy to victims and natural disasters and crises. As of 2016 he has complete 44 hrs of advance training in Relapse Prevention Therapy from the Center for Applied Science.