WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment


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.


Tuesday, Oct 29
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Chicago WAAT Meeting
Chicago Mindful Psychotherapy
5537 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640


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

Coachella Valley WAAT Meeting
Center for Spiritual Living
45-480 Portola Ave., Palm Desert, CA 92260 Map this location

Speaker Meeting

East Bay

Thursday, Oct 24
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

East Bay Chapter
For information about our meeting location, contact:
Kim Meggs
(916) 633-9747
55 Eckley Lane (please disregard this address and call Kim Meggs as listed above), Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Networking Meeting

Los Angeles

Wednesday, Nov 6
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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

Networking Meeting- New Location!


Wednesday, Oct 23
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

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

Networking Meeting


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

Marin WAAT Meeting- Location Change as of 7/17/19
Conference Room
(to the right of the main entrance)
716 4th Street
(walking distance from SMART train), San Rafael, CA 94901 Map this location

New York City

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

New York City WAAT Meeting: Discontinued until further notice.
New York Center for Living
226 East 52nd St.
(between 2nd Ave. and 3rd Ave.), New York, NY 10022 Map this location

Orange County

Tuesday, Nov 5
08:30 AM - 10:00 AM

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


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

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

San Diego

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

San Diego WAAT Meeting
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
4321 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121 Map this location

New Date & Time!!!!

San Fernando Valley

Friday, Nov 8
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

San Fernando Valley WAAT Meeting
14156 Magnolia Blvd.
Ste.101, Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 Map this location

Santa Clara

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

Santa Clara WAAT Meeting
250 E. Hamilton Ave., Suite A (side door), Campbell, CA 95008 Map this location

Networking Meeting


Wednesday, Oct 23
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Sonoma WAAT Meeting
Church of the Oaks
175 Page St.
(ample parking in church lot and on street), Cotati, CA 94931 Map this location

South Bay

Monday, Oct 21
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Long Beach/South Bay WAAT Meeting
21515 Hawthorne Blvd #370, Torrance, CA 90503

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!"