Newport Beach Office

3700 Campus Drive, Suite 103. Newport Beach, CA 92660. 702-457-3606

About Darrin Ford, M.A., LMFT, CSAT, CMBAT-S

Executive Director / Founder, Lic # 53733
Ph: (562) 356-8686 Ext. 700; Email:

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 also a Certifed Mindfulness-Based Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CMBAT-S). Along with Christy Cosper, 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

Darrin Ford, M.A.

“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.”

About Mayra Iniguez, MA, Marriage and Family Therapist Intern

Ph: (562) 356-8686 Ext. 712; Email: m, License # 81952. Supervised by Christy Cosper, M.A., LMFT, CSAT, Lic # 50688

In Mayra’s Own Words:

Marriage and Family Therapist Intern for Sano Center for Recovery“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!”

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About, Rachel DeHaan, MSW | LCSW

Ph: 714-932-9406; , License #LCSW85331 . Supervised by Christy Cosper, M.A., LMFT, CSAT, Lic # 50688

In Rachel’s Own Words:

Rachel DehaanRachel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has worked as an individual and couples psychotherapist in community mental health for the past 5 years. She is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist and Reiki practitioner, and specializes in utilizing trauma informed evidenced based practices to help individuals and couples heal and bring expansion and growth to their lives. Rachel also strongly believes in the integrative connection between mind and body as well as using complementary and alternatives medicine practices including food/nutrition, exercise, and supplementation to bolster and empower the healing process.

View by Location: Long Beach, Newport Beach


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