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Ariella Goodwine Fisher, MFT provides therapy and counseling services on the Peninsula including San Mateo, Belmont & Burlingame
Addiction &

I have a rich clinical background in working with individuals and their families facing addiction related issues, including 11 years as an Associate Therapist with The Addictions Institute out of Menlo Park, California and 9 years as a Manager, Clinical Supervisor and Clinical Director at The Women's Recovery Association managing programs and clinicians supporting the unique needs of women and addiction.

It is my belief and experience that, just as our lives follow a developmental cycle, so does addiction and recovery. I work with individuals and their families struggling with addiction related issues in this context. I very much support 12-step work and I work from a family systems perspective. I believe that, if at all possible, it is important for family members to receive support and education around addiction related issues when a loved one is on his or her own path of addiction and recovery. Addiction impacts the entire family and, therfore, family education and involvement supports recovery for all who are involved.

Recommended Reading

- Facing Shame, Families in Recovery by Merle A. Fossum and Marily J. Mason

- A Place Called Self- Women, Sobriety and Radical Transformation 
by Stephanie Brown, PhD

- Codependent No More by Melody Beattie