Administrative Director and Founder of Full Circle Treatment Center, Author of Lost and Found: A Mother and Son Find Victory Over Teen Drug Addiction, Parent Project Facilitator, Coalition for Placer Youth Member
Christy has facilitated Parent Project classes in Placer County, California for five years, counseling hundreds of families, providing education, assessments and referrals to substance abuse programs as well as other family services. Additionally, she served as Parent Outreach coordinator for Rocklin Unified School District, Rocklin, California for two years. At Full Circle, Christy is the intake coordinator providing the first contact with families seeking help for their teen. She also participates in community outreach and education efforts. She lives with her husband in Auburn, California and has two sons.
Board Certified Interventionist, Drug/Alcohol Counselor
NCAC1, CAS, RAS, Bri-1
Board registered interventionist Ricki Townsend, NAADAC, helps families confront the disease of addiction as they strive to find answers for their loved ones who are caught in the grip of drugs or alcohol. Ricki’s focus on education helps families understand addiction/alcoholism as a disease of the brain, rather than a disease of character or willpower. Her gentle shepherding, coupled with her technical knowledge, provides a powerful weapon against a deadly and conniving disease. Ricki also gives families the gift of hope for recovery, which can sustain them during the darkest of hours. She possesses great wisdom, tact, compassion and technical knowledge that helps families recover from addiction. And when a family regains health, the addict or alcoholic is more likely to embrace recovery.
Ricki has been trained in various models of intervention, as well as Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM). She is also a Grief Recovery Specialist® and a Community Law Enforcement Chaplain. Ricki lives in Northern California and conducts interventions all over the country.
Author: Defining Moments, A Suburban Father’s Journey Into His Son’s Oxy Addiction: Husband of Lisa for 27 years: Father of Brandon 26 & Bryce 24
Bradley V. DeHaven is a Financial Planner in Sacramento, California, a husband, and a father of two sons, one of whom is a recovering Oxycontin addict. Brad’s website www.rxdrugaddict.com has been established to facilitate communication among those who are affected by prescription drug addiction and includes resources and a forum for support and discussion. He is the author of: “Defining Moments, A Suburban Father’s Journey Into His Son’s Oxy Addiction” is a story about what formed Brad as a father: “I simply am not programmed to stop, no matter the consequences.
Mel Pohl, M.D.
MD, FASAM, Board Certified Family Practitioner, Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center, author
Mel Pohl, MD, FASAM is a Board Certified Family Practitioner. He is the Medical Director of Las Vegas Recovery Center (LVRC). Dr. Pohl was a major force in developing LVRC’s Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Program. He is certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He is a member of the planning committee for ASAM’s Annual “Common Threads, Pain and Addiction” Course and co-chair of ASAM’s Pain and Addiction Workgroup. Dr. Pohl is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University Of Nevada School Of Medicine. He is a nationally known public speaker and co-author of Pain Recovery: How to Find Balance and Reduce Suffering from Chronic Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2009); Pain Recovery for Families: How to Find Balance When Someone Else’s Chronic Pain Becomes Your Problem Too (Central Recovery Press, 2010). Dr. Pohl is the author of A Day without Pain (Central Recovery Press, 2008), which won a silver medal from Independent Publisher Book Award in May 2009.
Drug and Alcohol Counselor (RAS) and Educator
Patty Ingram is an Addiction Counselor with a unique background and blend of experience. She was formerly in pharmaceutical sales for a variety of products, but namely OxyContin. She has extensive experience in understanding the effects of pharmaceuticals and has taught pain management to physicians and other health care workers. In addition to this clinical background she has a degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis. Patty has expertise in the areas of narcotic addiction, pain management, and how drugs affect our minds, bodies and lives.
Patty currently teaches Chemical Dependency at drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers. She presents clinical information on everything from Methamphetamine to prescription drugs to alcohol- how they work in the body and what to expect during the recovery process. Patty also does one-on-one counseling services, intake, and recovery planning.
Expert People Developer (EPD), a trained facilitator, certified project manager, activist, motivational speaker and founding co-partner of High Impact Services, LLC.
Tracey Mosely, a co-founder of High Impact Services, LLC, provides guidance to families facing the challenges associated with transitioning a loved one home from prison, including reconnecting them with their children and families.
Tracey’s call to service includes helping others achieve their greatest potential in reaching their individual goals. In addition to his passion to help the formerly incarcerated, Tracey speaks at meetings and conferences on personal growth, crisis management, business planning, and overcoming obstacles and challenges. Tracey is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point. He also holds certification in facilitation, project management, and is currently in training to become a drug and alcohol counselor.
Mr. Mosley is an energetic, interactive and solution-based person. His approach includes providing support and practical feedback to help clients effectively address personal life challenges. He integrates methodologies and technology as needed to offer a highly personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and understanding, Tracey works with each individual and their families to help them build on their strengths and attain their greatest personal growth.
Tracey resides in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Susan, and a blended family of six.
Substance Abuse Specialist
Kent specializes in the outpatient treatment of adolescents, young adults and their families who struggle with substance abuse.
Kent’s counseling program includes both individual and family counseling coupled with parent education meetings. His counseling approach is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the adolescent/young adult population and their families. Kent holds a Bachelors degree from California State University, Sacramento in Sociology, and a Masters degree from Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, in Addiction Counseling. He is licensed and certified through the California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, LAADC-R (Lic# LR140311) CADC II (certification # RA849905), and also holds a ADCR certification through the International Certification Board, IC&RC, as a Board Certified Counselor with reciprocity. In addition, Kent is in recovery and does bring both his personal and professional experiences into his counseling approach. Kent has been in private practice, New Directions Counseling Associates, since relocating from Minnesota in 2003. While in Minnesota he worked for the esteemed Hazelden Foundation at the adolescent and young adult treatment facility, Hazelden Center for Youth and Families (HCYF). Kent has also been a guest speaker for several high schools and professional conferences in the Sacramento area presenting to other professionals, students, faculty, and parents.