WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment
 

Orange County Chapter

  • Orange County

    Orange County

    ChapterLeadership
    Chapter Co-Leader: Lesley Nolen
    Chapter Co-Leader: Tessa Smith
    Membership: Nicole Gonshor
    Speaker Coordinator: RaeEllen Ellis
    CE Coordinator: Melissa Holmes Goodman
    Hospitality: Connie Shyng
    Social Media: Arianna Carbino

Upcoming Meetings

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  • Tuesday, December 1

    • Orange County

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Orange County
      Tuesday, December 1

      Orange County

      8:30 - 10:00 AM


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      Host: Tessa Smith949-629-0624

      Networking Meeting

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2021

    • Orange County

      8:30 - 10:00 AM

      Orange County
      Tuesday, January 5, 2021

      Orange County

      8:30 - 10:00 AM


      Link: Membership is required to view link.
      Click Members Area and login with your username and password.

      Host: Tessa Smith949-629-0624

      Networking Meeting

Member Spotlight

Joni Lavick, MFT

Joni Lavick, MFT, maintains a private practice in Santa Monica, is a long-standing employee at The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center - currently as clinical supervisor and past Director of Mental Health Services - and is a contracted provider at Moonview Sanctuary.

Joni has been working with HIV-positive individuals since 1988. In 2005 she received a National HIV Leadership Award from thebody.com. The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapists Association honored her expertise and advocacy in 2000, with their Annual Community Service Award.

In addition to her work within the HIV community, she has special training in the scoring and administration of Mary Main's Adult Attachment Interview, and studied Intersubjective Systems Theory with Robert Stolorow for five years. She has years of experience treating individuals with sexual compulsivity and methamphetamine addiction.

Her most current publications include "Trauma and HIV: Frozen Moments, Frozen Lives" (in press) and "Conquering Anxiety; Living with HIV" BETA Winter 2007. An experienced public speaker, she has presented at many national conferences, University classrooms, and Community Based Organizations.

"I came for the networking, but stayed for the humor! Women of WAAT are hilarious!"