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Suicide Prevention Day

Thursday, September 10, 2015 is World Suicide Prevention Day – a day when people around the globe come together to raise awareness about suicide and how it can be prevented. This year’s theme is Preventing Suicide: Reaching Out and Saving Lives. The International Association for Suicide Prevention is responsible for organizing Suicide Prevention Day each […]


Introducing our new provider Jennifer Chokemesil, L.M.F.T.

Jennifer Chokemesil is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who has experience working with clients struggling through grief/loss, substance abuse, childhood trauma, abusive relationships, codependency, depression, anxiety and relational difficulties. Jennifer uses Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to work with children and adolescents from diverse ethnic and cultural groups. She has years of experience working with individuals […]


Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Month; Part III: Substance Abuse

Rounding out our Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Month here at Recovery NOW, we turn our attention to the biological and mental health effects of substance abuse. Drug and alcohol abuse pose a serious risk to mind and body wellness, especially among individuals who have engaged in substance abuse for a long period of time or […]


Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Month; Part II: Eating Disorders

In continuation of our Healthy Body, Healthy Mind series this month, we shift our focus to eating disorders and how they affect mental health. Unfortunately, eating disorders are more common than many people may think. In fact, an estimated 1 in 20 people will be affected by an eating disorder at some point in their […]


Introducing Our New Provider, Eugenie Boiadjieva, L.C.S.W.

Hermosa Beach and San Pedro Psychotherapist Psychotherapist Adults & Families “Mental health Professional for over 15 years with specialty training as a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) & Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT) ”   Eugenie Boiadjieva is Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over fifteen years of experience working with individuals who struggle with anxiety, depression, substance abuse, […]


Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Month: Part I: Diet and Exercise

At RecoveryNOW, we’ve deemed this month ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind Month’ in an effort to raise awareness about the effects of physical wellness on mental health. The two are closely intertwined, which is why there are so many people who struggle with co-occurring mental health and physical abuse disorders. In this first post, we want […]


Do I Have the Baby Blues or Postpartum Depression?

Join others in the Postpartum Group today. Women are vulnerable to mood disorders – specifically depression – during the postpartum period. Also known as PPD, this disorder is often confused with the ‘baby blues’, which are a normal, but mild feeling of general weepiness and stress experienced in the first few days following delivery. However, postpartum depression is […]


Moderate Drinking vs. Alcohol Dependence: Understanding the Difference

Join our Moderation Management Group or Recovery Choices Group! A drink is defined as: Definitively, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services considers moderate drinking to be no more than one drink per day in women and two drinks per day in men. This definition applies to day-to-day consumption – not an average of drinking overall. Therefore […]


April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Every April for the past 29 years, the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence has put the spotlight on alcohol abuse, raising awareness of its dangers and effects in national, state and community campaigns. The goal of Alcohol Awareness Month is to educate the public about the dangers and accessibility of alcohol, as well as encourage those […]


Depression Vaccine on the Horizon?

By Donna Balancia Depression may not be genetic or a result of poor nutrition, obesity or other causes, a new study indicates. Rather, major depressive disorder may be caused by parasites and bacteria, and one psychology professor wants the disorder re-classified as an infectious disease and suggests research for a vaccination. With an estimated 15 […]


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Our Licensed Psychotherapists

At our office, we work together as a team, bringing the feeling of family into the treatment experience. Our team utilizes multiple services and for some multiple providers in our group to help clients and their families achieve success. Individual, family/couples and group therapy are at the foundation of our practice and help us lay the groundwork for a positive path to realizing one's full potential.

Most importantly, the Recovery NOW family is made up of some of the premier therapists and practitioners in the entire San Pedro and Hermosa Beach area. When you choose Recovery NOW, you are getting more than a group of general therapists – you are receiving exceptional care from a team of extraordinary individuals.

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