WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment



Join us for the 5th Annual WAAT Conference

Join Us!

Join us at the 5th Annual WAAT Conference, Friday, November 3rd, 2017. View our flyer for details and register today at waatconference.org.

Chapter Meeting Locations

Meetings are FREE if it's your first time, $15 if you have attended WAAT meetings before and you are not a member, FREE if you are a paid member of WAAT.


Thursday, Dec 21
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting
Center for Spiritual Living
45-630 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260 Map this location

Speaker Meeting

Los Angeles

Wednesday, Jan 3
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Los Angeles WAAT Meeting
Westside Pavilion Mall
Community Room B, Level 3
10850 W. Pico Blvd.
Westside Pavilion Mall
Community Room B, Level 3 , Los Angeles, CA 90064 Map this location

Networking Meeting


Wednesday, Dec 27
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Malibu WAAT Meeting
Malibu/ The Oaks
300 Calamigos Rd., Malibu, CA 90265 Map this location

Networking Meeting


Wednesday, Dec 20
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Marin WAAT Meeting
Town Center Mall
770 Tamalpais Drive, Suite 201, Corte Madera, CA 94925 Map this location

New York City

Wednesday, Dec 20
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

New York City WAAT Meeting
Soldiers and Sailors Building
283 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10016 Map this location


Orange County

Tuesday, Jan 2
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Orange County WAAT Meeting
National University
3390 Harbor Blvd., Costa Mesa, CA 92626 Map this location


Wednesday, Dec 13
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Sacramento WAAT Meeting
2400 Marconi Avenue
Ste. B, Sacramento, CA 95821 Map this location

San Diego

Tuesday, Dec 19
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

San Diego WAAT Meeting
Breakfast Republic Carmel Valley
(December Location ONLY)
6025 Village Way, Suite F101, San Diego, CA 92130 Map this location

San Fernando Valley

Wednesday, Dec 13
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

San Fernando Valley Meeting
See Below for address:

14156 Magnolia Blvd.
, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 Map this location

San Gabriel

Thursday, Dec 21
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Peppertree Cafe
1020 E Rte 66, Glendora, CA 91740

Santa Clara

Thursday, Dec 14
09:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Santa Clara WAAT Meeting
256 E. Hamilton Ave., Suite I

, Campbell, CA 95008 Map this location

Networking Meeting


Wednesday, Jan 3
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Finley Community Center
2060 W College Ave.
Senior Wing, Room 21, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 Map this location

South Bay

Monday, Dec 18
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

South Bay WAAT Meeting: Not meeting in December.
Mimi's Cafe
6670 Pacific Coast Highway, Long Beach, CA 90803

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!"