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Marijuana Use

Is Marijuana an Herb? Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the U.S., with nearly 20 million people using it every month. Though it possesses legal medicinal uses, marijuana is most frequently used for recreation purposes in an effort to achieve a temporary, brain-altering ‘high’. Despite the side effects and medical emergencies that […]


What causes men to batter?

In order to continue to provide information on domestic violence and abuse during October National Domestic Violence Awareness month, we have prepared the following article. Men who batter women come from all socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds. The abuser may be young or old, blue collar or white collar, highly paid or unemployed. As […]


Silent Warning Signs of Domestic Abuse

October is Domestic Violence Month. The signs of physical abuse are obvious, but many women suffer the invisible abuse of emotional violence that leaves them confused and disoriented. There are many tactics to this kind of abuse, but an overriding sign is that real communication is impossible, which means nothing ever gets resolved in the relationship. […]


Coping with Empty Nest Syndrome when a Child Leaves Home

It is a transition most parents will experience at some point in time and one that many face with bittersweet sentiment. Anxiety, worry, sadness and loss are just some of the feelings that parents are confronted with when their children leave home for the first time. Though most parents hope their children will grow up […]


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 […]


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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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