WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment



Licensed, certified and non-licensed women working in the field of addiction/recovery are eligible for membership or guest participation in WAAT. Women with roles ranging from therapists, doctors, treatment center owners, to nutritionists, business development and frontline support staff are welcome.


Attendance at any WAAT meeting
CEs or professional development hours*
Listing in WAAT's Membership Directory and Resource Directory*
Posting events and news on our Calendar*
Spotlight Feature*
Professional development opportunities
Dynamic and informative speaker presentations
Networking with other talented women in the field                      (*Members only)


First meeting free
Attendance at any other Chapter meeting is $15 per meeting
Professional development opportunities
Dynamic speakers
Networking with other talented women in the field


CEs are available to members only. Each chapter offers a minimum of 6 CEs per calendar year. WAAT is an approved CE provider for CAMFT licensed members and CCAAP CEs are pending.
Guests are not eligible to receive CEs.

Membership Directory

List of current members and contact information.

Membership Resource Guide

The membership Resource Directory is only accessible to current WAAT members. It was created by and for members of WAAT.

1. the person or business must be providing services for at least one (1) year

2. a WAAT member must attest they have had a positive experience with the provider or company.

Posting Events/News

Current WAAT members can submit events for the WAAT calendar, and short news items for our Member News page.


Current WAAT members can submit a short bio (500 word limit) and photo for our Spotlight. Your bio and photo will be added to the rotation of members and randomly appear on WAAT website pages.

Submit News/Events/Resources/Spotlight

To submit an event, news item, resource or spotlight see the Members area and look for the dropdown link.



Individual Memberships

Individual: $150 / Renewal: $100
Students: $95 / Renewal: $70

Corporate Membership

Two (2) employees: $285 (save $15)
Three (3) employees: $425 (save $25)
Four (4) employees: $550 (save $50)

-Membership begins on the 1st of the month joined.
-Renewals are due by the first of the same month the following year.
-On time renewal receives a reduced fee.
-Renewal after initial expiration date is good only up to the original expiration date.
-Membership lapse of one year or more pays full fee.

Guest Fee

$15 per meeting
Guests may attend their first meeting free. A guest fee can be applied towards membership if the guest decides to join immediately after the meeting. Guests wishing to joing should notify the chapter membership chair.

NOTE: We are not able to accept American Express cards at this time.

Member Spotlight

Chanda Rankin, PhD, MA, CADC II

I am a seasoned therapist with over 25 years of experience. With a private practice in Petaluma, CA., I work with adults in individual psychotherapy, provide consultations for individuals and families and conduct psychological assessments. I specialize in Substance Use, Addiction, Recovery, Creativity and am currently pursuing certification as a Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT).  

Having trained and worked in public and private mental health, inpatient and outpatient locked and open facilities, and with children, adolescents and adults, I bring a unique and broad foundation to my work. These experiences allow me to work with a range of people and circumstances in my private practice.

As a Co-Founder and current Board Member of WAAT, it has been amazing to see WAAT grow. One of the things I love about WAAT is that it brings a diverse range of women together to learn, share experience, support each other and grow.