Coping with life, changes of all kinds, disappointments and addictions can be challenging for us all. Support can make a huge difference. My approach is professional, experienced and unique.
I am a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with many years’ experience in addiction treatment and relapse prevention with proven results in rehab and outpatient clinics. I am a Masters Level Registered Addiction Specialist (MRAS) and the highest advanced level Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor IV (CATC IV). Additionally, I am the Clinical Director of two detox clinics - one in San Francisco and one in San Rafael, Calif.
With a number of years experience as a behavioral therapist, utilizing numerous theoretical frameworks (such as Existential Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, Dialectical, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy and especially Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy, plus Psychodynamic Therapy), I've found the most successful outcomes often incorporate parts and styles of different systems as therapy progresses in order to achieve the best results for each individual.
Support, respect, compassion and unconditional positive regard are essential to growth and happiness, so we always bring those values to working with addicts, loved ones and family.
I offer in-person, in-office Intensive Recovery Workshops, each 8 weeks long one night per week with homework and insights and change in my Sausalito, CA offices.
Wise Life Coach is also available upon request for anything you need support with in daily life.
Sober Coaching offered as a complementary adjunct:
My team and I also provide Intensive Sober Coaching, Case Management, daily schedule management, sober companions if needed, help with relapse prevention, treatment for substance abuse - alcohol - drugs, dual diagnosis help and intensive behavioral therapy modification.
A sober coach can be extremely valuable providing support and daily accountability for folks who struggle trying to remain clean and sober. Often families are in high stress trying to supper and cope in the best ways and need help and guidance.