Jean has served as an Executive Mental Health professional in one of the Bay Areas longest serving, most respected licensed and accredited substance abuse 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 Staff, Dean Ornish/MD and Richard Miller/PhD at 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 counseling & coaching practice.
Although Complex Trauma cannot be found in the Diagnostic Statistical Manual 5 (DSM5), it does not mean it does not exist! More than ever, trauma & complex trauma are some of the most untreated and unresolved behavioral health issues facing us in today's complex, complicated, stressful and 24/7 world. And yet, trauma & complex trauma are some of the major issues current substance use treatment programs may not address! Complex trauma not only includes children and adults pervasive, often invasive, and interpersonal traumatic experiences it can often include other events such as natural disasters, medical procedures, chronic disease, family & community violence, inter-generational health and mental health issues and even global trauma such as our current pandemic/COVID-19. Side-effects of these experiences may develop into shame, self-esteem, self-harm, identity issues, and our ability to regulate emotions. Natural responses to what's happened 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.
Now available! This individualized educational program is to further support you to develop, maintain and sustain your recovery, the way you want and need it to work for you! This program is developed to meet you where you are to further support you in Trauma-Informed Recovery, Relationships & Attachment Styles, Resilient Based Recovery, Surviving To Thriving, Harm Reduction and Brain-Based Recovery.