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Poll: The Interventionists

Who is your favorite interventionist?

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Which interventionist do you think is the best at dealing with families?

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Which interventionist do you think is the best at dealing with addicts?

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  1. Sweet Melissa

    Candy is just the absolute best. My favorite was her intervention with Elena. Amazing. I am a recovering alcoholic and oxy addict; if my friends had ever done an intervention on me, she would be the most likely to convince me to get help.

  2. Elvee

    I was watching one of the Kristens today and suddenly struck by how AWESOME Jeff Van Vonderen would look as a Funko Pop figure. Really all of the interventionists need and deserve to be immortalized that way. I would pre-order the set (and probably talk to them occasionally, why lie?) They have Funko Pops for every other TV show!

    1. Holly

      I would totally buy a set of interventionist Funko Pops. Good idea!

  3. Chicky

    Jeff to me is not as sincere as Candy is….a lot of times, Candy feels for the family and cries with them…I love her! Jeff on the other hand has the same robotic line he repeats and its not very genuine….plus didn’t he relapse once? not that it matters because he got himself well again but I think he is not as sincere and caring as he should be

    1. Nefertiri

      I think Jeff uses some lines over, because they work. I love when he tells families, “as a treatment centre, you guys SUCK! Time to turn it over to people who know what they’re doing”.

      Also like how he tells families, the addict may not choose to get well, but you have to. I’m not an addict nor do I have one in my family, but Jeff’s words have given me insight for severing relationships with an abusive, narcissistic sibling. I can’t fix her, but by walking away I know enjoy a peaceful happy life.

  4. Janelle

    I think Seth is the best interventionist. He seems to be the guy they send in to handle the hardest cases where the addict is expected to be the most hostile and resistant to treatment. He doesn’t let the addict or anyone else in the room get away with any crap and he’s not afraid to call out other people who are adding to the problem, but he can be compassionate when necessary. The accent is also an added bonus 🙂

  5. Jaime

    I feel the interventionis dont receive enough positive recognition

  6. Nicky

    You forgot about old John Southworth, “you feel like you’ve been hijacked and you can blame me” geeze was a character

  7. Jeff

    Sylvia is on board now too! And what’s so cool about this, is the fact that SHE HERSELF was featured as an addict in an early episode (#32) of this series. And she was in very deep. Now when I see her AS the interventionist (I believe ep. #201 was her first), I couldn’t have been more impressed with not only Sylvia’s commitment to stay sober, but the fact that she has made helping other addicts her prime focus and career. Warm, caring, knowledgeable (!) and friendly, her empathy for the addict and those who love them made her a perfect fit as the new interventionist.

  8. Toreigh

    I dont have a favorite. I like them each individually for their own respective reasons. I love Jeff’s blunt approach. I love Candy’s empathy and compassion. Ken has a harsh sincerity. John, rest in peace, was blunt and empathetic. Rod doesn’t give up, but when no is no he just walks away (the epsiode with Benny in particular I am thinking of). And Seth is just a bad ass. And Sylvia is just a sweet sweet woman.

    1. Toreigh

      I forgot Donna. Donna is also very blunt like Jeff. But can also be very sensitive and empathetic and caring.

      1. Cat

        I definitely agree in regards to how she went about Sierra’s intervention and being open and vulnerable enough to disclose to Sierra’s loved ones about how much her story was like Sierra’s current situation. In that particular episode, I don’t think any of the other interventionists could have done it better than her, just because I really feel as though it’s nearly impossible to get through to and be truly understanding, empathetic and compassionate to the needs of someone who’s suffering from drug-induced psychosis unless one has been down that path themselves.

  9. Rommie

    I’m very synpathetic towards the canadians interventionists, especially Andrew Galloway; Maureen Brine and Joey Marcelli.

  10. Todd

    I’ve watched quite a bit of “Intervention” since I became a fan in June of 2021. I’ve seen a lot of different Interventionists. Probably all of them (sans Maureen) have some strengths. I think overall though, the best Interventionist is Candy. She also happens to be my personal fave. Professionally, you can tell she knows what she is doing. If I remember correctly, she’s a recovering alcoholic who dedicated herself to recovery for not just herself, but for her children as well. I also believe she is well educated in the field. It’s obvious she knows her craft. Personally, I like the way she carries herself. She ends up dominating the Interventions but doesn’t do it in an obtrusive way. Very patient. Understanding. Firm when necessary. Most certainly not a fool. This isn’t her first rodeo and you can tell. Yeah, if I ever became an addict and needed help, I’d be looking for Candy.

    1. Stefan

      Candy is my favorite, followed by Ken, and then probably Seth and/or Donna. Even Maureen has her moments, although I think that because she isn’t a recovering addict herself that she should be a counsellor and not an interventionist.

    2. blandine o'dowd

      it takes a dominant irish mom to get shit done imo 😉

  11. Kara Bishop

    Candy is just my absolute favorite! Especially for the ones where the addicted person is a mother, she can really speak from her heart and touch their soul! But I also love how Seth deals with the families when they need to be called out… A great example of this is Megan H season 12 episode 12, where the mother abandon her kids when Megan was 13 and then when Megan was 15 and raped (or at least statutory raped since her mom does not believe she was raped) by her mom’s boyfriend, and her mother does nothing to help her daughter, but instead moves away so that the mother can stay with her boyfriend and keep him away from her daughter who she blames for dressing sexy around him…what mother would want to be with a man who had (statutory) raped their 15-year-old daughter…and the father also does nothing… But Seth really calls them both out in such a powerful way! I definitely think he was best for this intervention! But still, hands-down, Candy is my favorite. She is just full of so much compassion, love, understanding, & great insight in dealing with the addicts and their families!!! And even though Jeff repeats himself (I wonder why Intervention decides to show these clips of him doing this, so ) I wish they would show more of the times where he’s really effective in getting through with the addicts on a one and one basis, and I love when they show his soft empathetic side! I also really like Ken, John Southworth, and Sylvia & I wish that Elena would have become an interventionist!!!

    1. Stefan

      I agree Elena would’ve been a great interventionist.

    2. Kara Bishop

      Jeff was good in season two episode 21 Lauren whose friend Dea passed away of a heroin overdose (and people had commented on why intervention didn’t offer Dea treatment in a recovery center, which they did, but she refused). But Lauren accepted treatment, but sadly Lauren passed away 10 years later of lung cancer and she was clean and sober. Anyways, this was just a great episode where I finally saw Jeff in a different light than being the robotic interventionist.

    3. Kara Bishop from California

      I also really like Ken… one of my favorites is his intervention with Anne & Digger… he had so much compassion for everyone and you could really see the pain on his face that he was feeling while watching Digger’s daughter Blaze hug her dad at the beginning of the intervention and while everyone was reading their letters. I also like when he said something like “wow Blaze, you really amaze me!”

    4. Kara Bishop

      I also really like Ken… one of my favorites is his intervention with Anne & Digger… he had so much compassion for everyone and you could really see the pain on his face that he was feeling while watching Digger’s daughter Blaze hug her dad at the beginning of the intervention and while everyone was reading their letters. I also like when he said something like “wow Blaze, you really amaze me!”

  12. Nivey

    Candy and Jeff are the very best, no doubt! But I really love Donna and Seth too! Between the two of them, they had some memorable and tough interventions that I believe they handled beautifully! From Dallas, to Gina, Meagan from Vegas, to Sierra and Courtney from Miami! This was tough stuff! But Donna and Seth showed their professionalism, empathy, and care for their clients to the very end! Some of those family dynamics were the most twisted and complicated by far! Yet, both of them were able to weave their way seamlessly into the complex dynamics in a way that really affected some positive change and HOPE for everyone involved! 🩶

  13. Kara Bishop

    Candy has always been my favorite interventionist because she has the GREATEST compassion especially with mothers who are addicts (& she calls them out) and when she cries it just gets to me, actually went any of them cry it gets to me! At first Donna was someone that I didn’t understand her process because I thought she was too harsh with the drug addicts, but she actually is someone that is absolutely hands down the BEST with the families where other interventionist are too soft… an example of this is on season 12 episode 15 Sandi… her mother and her daughter needed to be told the truth about what they were doing that was not working, and DONNA did this in a great way!! My other favorite interventionist Seth, he is great with both the family’s and the addicts… he has compassion and he also has accountability and he does so in such a powerful way! I really like all of the interventionists because they each have something special, but those are my top three! And like I mentioned in another post, I love John Southworth & I would have loved to see Sylvia as an interventionist! ❤️

    1. Stefan

      Sylvia did become an interventionist and appeared on the Eric and Sturgill episodes in addition to others. Otherwise I agree with everything you say 🙂

      1. Kara Bishop

        Oops I meant to say I wish that Elena (season 12 ) would have become an interventionist!!! 🤪