WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment
 

Coachella Chapter

  • Coachella

    Coachella

    Chapter Chairwomen:
    Co-Chair: Eloise Gene-Black
    Membership: Yevette Stone
    CEU's: Chelsea Ramirez
    Speaker Coordinator: Carol Teitelbaum
    Hospitality: Eloise Gene-Black

Upcoming Meetings

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  • Thursday, August 17

    • Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting
      Thursday, August 17

      Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Center for Spiritual Living
      45-630 Portola Ave.
      Palm Desert, CA, 92260
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      Speaker Meeting

  • Thursday, September 21

    • Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting
      Thursday, September 21

      Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Center for Spiritual Living
      45-630 Portola Ave.
      Palm Desert, CA, 92260
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      Speaker Meeting

  • Thursday, October 19

    • Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting
      Thursday, October 19

      Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Center for Spiritual Living
      45-630 Portola Ave.
      Palm Desert, CA, 92260
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      Speaker Meeting

  • Thursday, November 16

    • Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting
      Thursday, November 16

      Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Center for Spiritual Living
      45-630 Portola Ave.
      Palm Desert, CA, 92260
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      Speaker Meeting

  • Thursday, December 21

    • Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting
      Thursday, December 21

      Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Center for Spiritual Living
      45-630 Portola Ave.
      Palm Desert, CA, 92260
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      Speaker Meeting

  • Thursday, January 18, 2018

    • Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting
      Thursday, January 18, 2018

      Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Center for Spiritual Living
      45-630 Portola Ave.
      Palm Desert, CA, 92260
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      Speaker Meeting

  • Thursday, February 15, 2018

    • Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting
      Thursday, February 15, 2018

      Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Center for Spiritual Living
      45-630 Portola Ave.
      Palm Desert, CA, 92260
      Map this Address

      Speaker Meeting

  • Thursday, March 15, 2018

    • Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting
      Thursday, March 15, 2018

      Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Center for Spiritual Living
      45-630 Portola Ave.
      Palm Desert, CA, 92260
      Map this Address

      Speaker Meeting

  • Thursday, April 19, 2018

    • Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting
      Thursday, April 19, 2018

      Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Center for Spiritual Living
      45-630 Portola Ave.
      Palm Desert, CA, 92260
      Map this Address

      Speaker Meeting

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018

    • Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting
      Thursday, May 17, 2018

      Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Center for Spiritual Living
      45-630 Portola Ave.
      Palm Desert, CA, 92260
      Map this Address

      Speaker Meeting

Member Spotlight

Deborah Sweet, Psy.D.

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Dr. Deborah Sweet, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, specializes in helping people recover from a variety of traumas, addictions and life issues.  Many people suffer from some form of childhood trauma, which take place over time, or shock traumas which are disturbing incidents which happen quickly but have lasting effects. Three interrelated areas that are frequently affected by trauma are a sense of choice, a sense of safety and a sense of self. The past affects the present. Though talk therapy is essential, it doesn't always resolve symptoms of unresolved trauma. Deborah is certified in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting in addition to using CBT, 12 Step and Buddhist recovery models.

She also incorporates concepts from Internal Family Systems and Scott D. Miller (International Center for Clinical Excellence). Additionally, her extensive experience includes working with a wide array of addictive disorders including drug, alcohol and spending addictions. Her approach is designed to identify, access, and build upon each person's capacity for internal resourcing and resilience, encouraging each person to grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

She is currently Co-chair for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Women's Association for Addiction Treatment (WAAT), an active member of CPA, LACPA, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and EMDRIA. In addition to her extensive clinical experience, Deborah has been part of the recovery community consistently since 1987 and has a background in the music and film businesses. She has offices in West Hollywood and Studio City.