Ask Us Anything! with LEAD and Simply Bee
You have questions and we have answers!
Join Andy Duran, Executive Director of LEAD, and Audrey Grunst, LCSW & Owner of Simply Bee for a lively panel discussion where nothing is off-limits! We’ll be talking all things teens, including substance use, adolescent mental health, why young people do what they do and how parents can have effective relationships with their teens.
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Andy Duran, CEO
Andy Duran has been the Chief Executive of LEAD since May 2012. In the past 7 years, Andy has taken LEAD from a small community organization into a Nationally recognized prevention organization that offers programs and services all over the country. One of his biggest accomplishments is the development of Text-A-Tip, a 24/7 crisis text line that is now available to more than 10 million people. Andy speaks hundreds of times per year in schools, churches and communities across the United States. Andy was recently elected to the Lake Bluff School District 65 Board of Education, where he is currently serving in his first term. In 2004, Andy and his wife Lisa founded Camp Hope, a residential summer camp for children with disabilities in the Chicago area.
Audrey Grunst, LCSW
Audrey Grunst is the owner and therapist at Simply Bee. Audrey earned her MSW at Loyola University Chicago in 2011 and is certified in Change Management from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Audrey combines over 10 years of clinical experience with her business background to help others improve mental health including anxiety, perfectionism and performance. She is the owner of SHEBE, online community for female athletes and is a mental performance coach for Northwestern Women’s Volleyball Program.
She presents on a variety of issues including emotional intelligence and anxiety management. Audrey has presented at over 100 different schools, nonprofits, and conferences.
Audrey has extensive training in skill based therapy including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Exposure Response Prevention (ERP), Family-based Therapy for Anorexia, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). She uses these skills in her strategy formula to promote change.
Prior to Simply Bee, Audrey was a director at Eating Recovery Centers. While at ERC Insight, Audrey build several programs and managed a team of over 20 employees and two locations. She participated in a three-year study with University of Chicago, measuring the outcome of eating disorder treatment using FBT and DBT. Audrey was also a Division I volleyball player at Loyola University Chicago.
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