WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment


Serving Addiction Industry Professionals

We are a unique fellowship of women in the addiction field, devoted to providing networking opportunities, professional development and support to our members.

Our mission and vision is to promote female leadership and excellence in the addiction industry.

Click the buttons to the right to learn more about us, our schedule of upcoming meetings, and how to become a member.

Are you or a loved one looking for help?

WAAT's membership is comprised of Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Specialists, Interventionists, Life Coaches, Treatment and Sober Living Centers, and more.

If you, or someone close to you, is struggling with addiction and seeking assistance, let our membership reach out to you. Click the button to the right to search for individuals, organizations, and other support resources, all nearby to you.

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!"