Long Beach Location
6272 E. Pacific Coast HWY Suite D. Long Beach, CA 90803. 562-356-8686
Executive Director / Founder, Lic # 53733
Ph: (562) 356-8686 Ext. 700; Email: email@example.com
Darrin Ford is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of sex addiction and other mental health disorders. He currently provides addiction treatment in Long Beach, California. His degrees include a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Darrin is licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and has more than 10 years of professional experience. He serves as the Director of sex addiction treatment here at Sano Center for Recovery.
Darrin Ford is Certified by the International Institute of Trauma and Addiction Professionals as a Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor and Certified by the Academy of Addiction and Trauma Training as a Mindfulness Based Addiction Therapist Supervisor. Along with Mari Lee, LMFT, MBAT-S, CSAT-S, he established the Mindfulness-Based Addiction Therapy (MBAT) model, developing the curriculum used in their intensive out-patient programs. As a CMBAT-S, he is qualifed in training and certifying therapists in the MBAT model.
In Darrin’s Own Words
“I have experience working in multiple settings including intensive outpatient, day treatment, and private practice. I have created and designed intensive outpatient programs for sex addiction as well as drug addiction from the ground up. In each I have brought mindfulness and meditation practices to the forefront of my treatment programs which has resulted in a high-level of improvement in the lives of my clients.
I am directly trained by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. Dr. Carnes is one of the leading researchers in the field of addiction and has been a pioneer in the field of sex addiction treatment.
Addictions to sex and other things are not about morality. They are not about any judgments of right or wrong. They are coping mechanisms we have used to adapt to emotional trauma in life. Genetics also plays a role, however, emotional trauma is almost always a highly influencing factor. Providing treatment gives me a sense of meaning and purpose in my life. I whole-heartedly feel it’s the greatest privilege in the world to be able to treat someone and see them heal and start living a fulfilling life, outside of their addiction.”
Author of the following books:
Awaking to the Addictive Mind – A Story of and a Guide to Recovery
Co-creator of Mindfulness-Based Addiction Therapy Certification Program -MBAT(TM)
Transforming the Addictive Mind: The First Month of Mindfulness-Based Addiction Therapy
Recovery Coaching Client Handbook
Clinical Director / Founder, Lic # 50688
Ph: (562) 356-8686 Ext. 701; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Christy Cosper is a licensed marriage and family therapist and has extensive experience in the field of addictive disorders. For 7 years she worked as a facilitator in a residential treatment center for chemical dependency. Her experience also includes treatment of sex addiction and her methods are based from the model of Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. She has led men’s groups, provided psycho-education and ran art-as-therapy for an intensive outpatient treatment center. She ran the only women’s group in Long Beach that specifically helped wives whose husbands were struggling with sex addiction. In private practice since 2007, Christy currently is subcontracted by Orange County, CA and serves as the clinical director of substance addiction here at Sano Center for Recovery.
Along with Darrin Ford, she developed the Mindfulness-Based Addiction Therapy (MBAT) curriculum which is used for their intensive out-patient programs. As a certified MBAT supervisor, Christy trains therapists in the structure of the MBAT model.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist / Mandala Program Director, Lic # 96658
Ph: (562) 356-8686 Ext. 702; Email: email@example.com
About Joey Pham, MA, LMFT
Ph: (562) 356-8686 Ext. 708; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Lic # MFC101170
In Joey’s Own Words:
“At times, life provides us with the opportunities that enable us to grow stronger and accomplish. However, sometimes, it also presents itself in the form of challenges. These life events can take a toll on our psyche and leave us feeling hopeless, unmotivated, uninspired, lost, and stuck. I am passionate and confident in my ability to make a difference in the life of my clients. Having been through many tough patches myself, I understand well the importance of regaining one’s sense of purpose, strengths, values, supports, and goals. I have experiences working with both children and adults using individual and family therapy modalities.
I have dealt with a broad range of concerns including adjusting to foster care, anhedonia, child abuse, family discord, identity crisis, suicidal ideation, trauma and chronic illnesses such as Bipolar, Depression, PTSD, Anxiety, Schizophrenia, and other Psychotic Disorders. My faith-based training and existential perspective allowed me to see each as unique and capable.
I see my clients as partners who work together through a positive and strength-based approach. My intervention modalities include cognitive behavioral, trauma-focused, EMDR, family systems, interpersonal, solution-focused, and emotion-focused.”
About Mayra Iniguez, MA, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern
Ph: (562) 356-8686 Ext. 712; Email: email@example.com m, License # 81952. Supervised by Christy Cosper, M.A., LMFT, CSAT, Lic # 50688
In Mayra’s Own Words:
“When life becomes unbearable and unmanageable due to addictions, trauma, compulsivity, elevated anxiety and depressive symptoms and we might believe there is something inherently wrong with us forgetting that we can and have the power to change our situation and circumstances. At times we try numerous times to alleviate our symptoms, but it seems that the harder we try nothing seems to work. Asking for help sometimes is perceived as a sign of weakness, but I would prefer seeing it as having the guidance and support we need to lead us in the right path and ultimately heal what has let to the manifestation of the current circumstances. My goal is not to just treat the symptoms, but rather get to the underlying root cause that triggered them. Sometimes when we only heal the symptoms, progress can be temporary before relapsing again.
I have worked with individuals of various cultures, socioeconomic status, ages, and challenges. It is my belief that everyone has their unique set of personal struggles, yet we are all meant to live a happy, healthy, peaceful, and fulfilling life. My intent is to help you align your mind, body and spirit in complete harmony because you deserve it!”
Why Choose Us
- Sex and Love Addiction Specialist
- Small & Intimate Treatment Centers
- Personalized Treatment Plans
- Flexible scheduling
- Highly trained, compassionate therapists
- 20+ Years of Experience