WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment
 

Los Angeles Chapter

  • Los Angeles

    Los Angeles

    Lead Chair: Marty Simpson
    Co-Chair: Sandra Shahrokh
    Membership: Barbara Wilson
    CEU's: Cori Rosenthal
    Speaker Coordinator: Sue Dinner
    Hospitality: Lauren Wecker

Upcoming Meetings

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  • Wednesday, November 6

    • Los Angeles WAAT Meeting
      Wednesday, November 6

      Los Angeles WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Betty Ford Center, West LA
      10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 310
      Los Angeles, CA, 90025
      Map this Address

      Networking Meeting- New Location!

      There is ample free parking on the neighborhood streets. There are also meters on Little Santa Monica Blvd.,

      There is parking in the parking garage under the building, and there is valet parking in the back PARK at YOUR OWN EXPENSE there is NO VALIDATION.

  • Wednesday, December 4

    • Los Angeles WAAT Meeting
      Wednesday, December 4

      Los Angeles WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Betty Ford Center, West LA
      10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 310
      Los Angeles, CA, 90025
      Map this Address

      Networking Meeting- New Location!

      There is ample free parking on the neighborhood streets. There are also meters on Little Santa Monica Blvd.,

      There is parking in the parking garage under the building, and there is valet parking in the back PARK at YOUR OWN EXPENSE there is NO VALIDATION.

  • Wednesday, January 1, 2020

    • Los Angeles WAAT Meeting
      Wednesday, January 1, 2020

      Los Angeles WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Betty Ford Center, West LA
      10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 310
      Los Angeles, CA, 90025
      Map this Address

      Networking Meeting- New Location!

      There is ample free parking on the neighborhood streets. There are also meters on Little Santa Monica Blvd.,

      There is parking in the parking garage under the building, and there is valet parking in the back PARK at YOUR OWN EXPENSE there is NO VALIDATION.

  • Wednesday, February 5, 2020

    • Los Angeles WAAT Meeting
      Wednesday, February 5, 2020

      Los Angeles WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Betty Ford Center, West LA
      10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 310
      Los Angeles, CA, 90025
      Map this Address

      Networking Meeting- New Location!

      There is ample free parking on the neighborhood streets. There are also meters on Little Santa Monica Blvd.,

      There is parking in the parking garage under the building, and there is valet parking in the back PARK at YOUR OWN EXPENSE there is NO VALIDATION.

  • Wednesday, March 4, 2020

    • Los Angeles WAAT Meeting
      Wednesday, March 4, 2020

      Los Angeles WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Betty Ford Center, West LA
      10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 310
      Los Angeles, CA, 90025
      Map this Address

      Networking Meeting- New Location!

      There is ample free parking on the neighborhood streets. There are also meters on Little Santa Monica Blvd.,

      There is parking in the parking garage under the building, and there is valet parking in the back PARK at YOUR OWN EXPENSE there is NO VALIDATION.

  • Wednesday, April 1, 2020

    • Los Angeles WAAT Meeting
      Wednesday, April 1, 2020

      Los Angeles WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Betty Ford Center, West LA
      10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 310
      Los Angeles, CA, 90025
      Map this Address

      Networking Meeting- New Location!

      There is ample free parking on the neighborhood streets. There are also meters on Little Santa Monica Blvd.,

      There is parking in the parking garage under the building, and there is valet parking in the back PARK at YOUR OWN EXPENSE there is NO VALIDATION.

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2020

    • Los Angeles WAAT Meeting
      Wednesday, May 6, 2020

      Los Angeles WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Betty Ford Center, West LA
      10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 310
      Los Angeles, CA, 90025
      Map this Address

      Networking Meeting- New Location!

      There is ample free parking on the neighborhood streets. There are also meters on Little Santa Monica Blvd.,

      There is parking in the parking garage under the building, and there is valet parking in the back PARK at YOUR OWN EXPENSE there is NO VALIDATION.

  • Wednesday, June 3, 2020

    • Los Angeles WAAT Meeting
      Wednesday, June 3, 2020

      Los Angeles WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Betty Ford Center, West LA
      10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 310
      Los Angeles, CA, 90025
      Map this Address

      Networking Meeting- New Location!

      There is ample free parking on the neighborhood streets. There are also meters on Little Santa Monica Blvd.,

      There is parking in the parking garage under the building, and there is valet parking in the back PARK at YOUR OWN EXPENSE there is NO VALIDATION.

  • Wednesday, July 1, 2020

    • Los Angeles WAAT Meeting
      Wednesday, July 1, 2020

      Los Angeles WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Betty Ford Center, West LA
      10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 310
      Los Angeles, CA, 90025
      Map this Address

      Networking Meeting- New Location!

      There is ample free parking on the neighborhood streets. There are also meters on Little Santa Monica Blvd.,

      There is parking in the parking garage under the building, and there is valet parking in the back PARK at YOUR OWN EXPENSE there is NO VALIDATION.

  • Wednesday, August 5, 2020

    • Los Angeles WAAT Meeting
      Wednesday, August 5, 2020

      Los Angeles WAAT Meeting

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Betty Ford Center, West LA
      10700 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 310
      Los Angeles, CA, 90025
      Map this Address

      Networking Meeting- New Location!

      There is ample free parking on the neighborhood streets. There are also meters on Little Santa Monica Blvd.,

      There is parking in the parking garage under the building, and there is valet parking in the back PARK at YOUR OWN EXPENSE there is NO VALIDATION.

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.