About Us

At BALM, our leaders, faculty, and staff are all dedicated to the fulfillment of our mission to help all families blaze the trail to recovery in their homes.

Beverly Buncher

Founder & Author


Beverly Buncher, MA, PCC, CBC, CTPC, known as the Foremost Family Recovery Life Coach in the Nation, is the Founder and CEO of Family Recovery Resources, LLC, and the BALM® (Be A Loving Mirror®) Institutes for Family Recovery Coach Training and Family Recovery Education. The BALM® Program makes the concepts and tools of family recovery accessible to all whose lives are affected by a loved one’s struggles with substance and other use disorders. Her book, BALM® The Loving Path to Family Recovery, tells her own family recovery story and gives families the skills to keep a loving connection alive while moving forward on their recovery journey. She is also the author of the forthcoming book Transformation: The Family’s Developmental Recovery Journey, numerous blogs and articles, and several workbooks and manuals for students of the BALM® Programs.

Core Team

  • Fran Fisher

  • Jen Fisher

  • Jeff Spikes

  • Tracy Ward Mitchell

  • Marissa Arber

  • Anthony LaGreca