Jean has served as an Executive Mental Health professional in one of the Bay Areas longest serving, most respected licensed and accredited substance abuse residential treatment centers serving co-occurring disorders. She has also held Clinical Executive positions in a variety of for-profit and non-profit substance use treatment programs including Bel Aire Recovery Center (KS), a licensed and accredited adult residential treatment program, St. Vincent De Paul Society/San Francisco, one of the largest non-profit organizations in the Bay Area as well as at the Gracenter, a licensed six month licensed residential women's substance abuse treatment program in San Francisco. Ms. Rhea collaborated with Dean Ornish/MD and Richard Miller/PhD with the staff of St. Vincent De Paul/San Francisco to develop a healthy support, recovery & wellness community for those most under-served and unhoused. As an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Francisco, Jean teaches Addiction Counseling Studies in the MA/MFT Psychology Program. She also brings over thirty years of personal recovery from substance misuse, trauma and co-occurring issues to those she is privileged to meet, collaborate with and teach. She is the developer of Complex Trauma, Recovery & Growth©, a positive, collaborative and effective treatment for complex trauma, substance misuse and underlying issues. Ms. Rhea also is certified in Accelerated Resolution Therapy©, or ART, an innovative, evidence-based and effective eye-movement treatment that provides effective, more rapid recovery for COVAD-19 isolation, depression, anxiety and panic attacks. Other services available include CBT, DBT, Trauma-Informed Care, Harm Reduction, Motivational Interviewing, and Psychosynthesis, a spiritually-based, mindfulness based coaching practice.
The research is now in - The COVID-19 Pandemic has affected both our relationship with alcohol and recreational drug use! Some of the reasons we have started drinking and using more alcohol and other drugs includes reasons like stressful and dramatic events and continuing changes in habits. Other reasons include increased isolation, less socialization, changes in employment and stress due to the changing research regarding COVID-19 treatments. Some of the side-effects of these experiences may develop into shame, self-esteem, self-harm, identity issues, and our ability to regulate emotions. Alcohol, substances, drugs and other medications are more easily available than any time in our history. If you're looking for something other than Treatment Programs and/or 12-Step Programs, give us a call!
Natural responses to what's happened to us include substance and alcohol use, self-harm, over-work, and personal and professional relationships problems may be affecting every area of our lives. Using your own goals, CTRG© provides a collaborative roadmap developed to better identify & support the often complicated harms experienced, identify the short & long-term effects of those harms that became survival/coping skills and focusing on using resilience and strengths-based approaches into new, more positive, living & thriving skills! By meeting you where you're at, and working on the goals that are important to you, trauma, complex trauma & underlying issues like depression & anxiety can be treated effectively, positively and in healthier ways, often more quickly than traditional talk therapy.
Our individualized educational program is to support you to develop and sustain your recovery, the way you want and need it to work for you! The Recovery Redefined approach provides the most current approaches and strategies to your life, including Harm Reduction, Trauma-Informed Recovery, Relationships & Attachment Styles, Resilient Based Recovery, Surviving To Thriving, and Brain-Based Recovery.
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"How Childhood Trauma Effects Health Across A Lifetime," Nadine Burke-Harris/MD, TED Talk