Dr. Adriana Popescu
        Founder and CEO

Dr. Adriana Popescu is a licensed clinical psychologist, addiction and trauma specialist, and empowerment coach with over 25 years of experience in the mental health field. She is also a certified hypnotherapist, Brainspotting Practitioner, Access Consciousness® Facilitator, and NeuroEmotional Technique (NET) Practitioner, having discovered that Energy Psychology provides incredibly powerful tools to identify and eliminate the deep-rooted causes of suffering and distress. She loves to assist high-achieving people to overcome their barriers, release their self-judgments, and create a life of infinite possibilities.

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Our Therapists

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Nicole Collins entered the healing field after receiving her BA from Colorado State University in Human Services, which led her to work in domestic violence. Following her beliefs and passion in the body-mind-spirit connection and the intelligence of self-healing power, she got her MS from Touro University in Vallejo. She believes that addiction, alcoholism, depression, the things that push against your joy, calm, serenity, and sense of security, are powerful and baffling. Still, something unique inside of you is ready to push back against it all. The fear, anxiety, depression, and trauma that press against your head and chest are real, but they should not define you. She feels her role is to help you find the resources within to overcome the challenges and suffering that life may bring. She specializes in trauma, substance abuse, LGBTQIA+ community, matters of belonging, and helping individuals heal in their relationships within themselves. In your work together, she will meet you where you are and support you in reacquainting you, with all parts of yourself, including your inherent wisdom

Our Partners

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TJ Woodward is a revolutionary recovery expert, bestselling author, inspirational speaker, and addiction treatment specialist who has helped countless people through his simple, yet powerful teachings. He is the creator of The Conscious Recovery Method, which is a groundbreaking and effective approach to viewing and treating addiction. TJ is the author of the bestselling books, Conscious Being: Awakening to your True Nature, Conscious Recovery: A Fresh Perspective on Addiction, and Conscious Creation: 5 Steps to Embracing the Life of Your Dreams, as well as the co-author of their accompanying workbooks. TJ is a featured thought-leader on wholehearted.org along with Brené Brown, Marianne Williamson, Dr. Gabor Maté, and Mark Lundholm. He was given the honor of being ordained as an Agape minister by Dr. Michael Beckwith, and was also the founding minister of Agape Bay Area in Oakland, which was the first satellite community of The Agape International Spiritual Center in LA. 

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Avery Lane is an innovative San Francisco Bay Area substance abuse, dual-diagnosis, and trauma specialized treatment center with both inpatient and outpatient levels of care, designed specifically for the needs of women by women treament professionals. We embody a community spirit and create an environment where staff and clients all work together toward growth and personal empowerment. Our program welcomes adult women over the age of 18 years old in an intimate, home-feel setting. While creating our Whole Being Approach, we recognize that there are countless women who have gone through multiple programs and have relapsed. We strive to end the cycle of addiction by creating a different approach that goes beyond the standard approaches to drug and alcohol treatment to focus on the deeper underlying blocks to health and healing. Our approach has supported many clients who have had history of multiple relapses and treatment attempts. Our team and program offers on the latest research on all modalities to support women struggling with substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, trauma, grief and loss, self-harm, and suicidality.

"Until you address the trauma, people cannot really heal." 
–Dr. Adriana