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Family Dynamics in Addiction Treatment - San Francisco, CA

Additional panelists to be announced.

Dr. William J. Hanna
Clinical Director
Dr. Hanna is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist, a Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist and a Registered Art Therapist.
He received his Master's and his Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University in Northern California and his Master's degree in Art Therapy from Pratt Institute in New York City.Dr. Hanna has been working in the field of addiction for over 20 years; and began working with women in the detox unit of King's County hospital in New York City. He has also treated poly-substance dependence issues and dual diagnosis with gay men living with HIV and/or AIDS at UCSF AIDS Health project in San Francisco for two years. Dr. Hanna currently works as Clinical Director for Reflections Recovery located in Marin County, North of San Francisco in Northern California. He is responsible for managing Reflection's treatment program, Clinical Staff and Program Curriculum. In addition, Dr. Hanna is serving as a member of Reflection's Executive leadership Team. Dr. Hanna was most recently the Clinical Director of Alta Mira recovery Programs in Sausalito, where he also worked as a Primary Therapist. In the role of Therapist, Dr. Hanna intervenes from Humanistic Treatments, including Client Centered therapy, Existential Psychotherapy and Solution Focused Therapy as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectal Behavioral Therapy. In addition he believes in the Strengths Perspective, in which Dr. Hanna mobilizes client's own strengths and social support systems since this supports rehabilitation and recovery maintenance. Prior to Alta Mira, Dr. Hanna worked at Bayside Marin in San Rafael, California from 2007-2011, initially as a Therapist and then promoted to Assistant Clinical Director. Preceding Bayside Marin, Dr. Hanna worked at UCSF AIDS Health Project Outpatient Community Clinic in San Francisco where he completed Post Doctoral Clinical Internship.

Pete Nielsen
Deputy Director, CCAPP

Mr. Nielsen has worked in education as a campus director, academic dean, and an instructor. He has also worked in the substance use disorders field for seventeen years as an interventionist, family recovery specialist, counselor, and administrator.


Jennifer Golick, LMFT
Clinical Director, Muir Woods Adolescent and Family

Jennifer Golick, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, is the clinical director of Muir Wood Adolescent and Family Services.  Jennifer has over 16 years of clinical experience in a variety of outpatient and residential treatment facilities treating severe mental illness, chronic pain and addiction.  Jennifer’s clinical specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Attachment Theory, Motivational Interviewing and family systems models focusing on helping individuals and families identify problematic patterns of thinking in order to affect systemic change.  Jennifer has co-authored several published articles and has been a clinical consultant for an episode of This Week with George Stephanopoulos as well as with the BBC Health Documentary Department.   She is also a seasoned public speaker and has been a featured keynote speaker on Addiction Treatment in professional and academic settings. 


Melissa Stevenson, LMFT
Director, Foundations Recovery Network - San Francisco

Melissa Stevenson joined Foundations San Francisco as director of outpatient services in 2014, but she began her career in the treatment field in San Diego, working with homeless veterans who were suffering from addiction and mental illness. Since that time, Melissa has honed her skills by working with couples, families and groups to foster health and recovery from co-occurring disorders. Melissa has a strong commitment to helping those around her find healing, believing that recovery is always possible. She has extensive experience working with trauma, psychosis, depression, anxiety and addiction in both for-profit and non-profit mental health programs. Prior to joining Foundations San Francisco, she served as a program director for a therapeutic community in San Diego as well as an associate director for evidence-based programs in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Mary Jo Ahlborn, MFT
Therapist, Bayside Marin

Mary Jo is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for both residential and outpatient programs at Bayside. Mary Jo conducts individual and group sessions, teaches classes, is a facilitator in our Family Program, and supervises interns. She received an MA in Clinical Psychology from JFK University in Pleasant Hill. Ms. Ahlborn has a long standing private practice in Berkeley and Marin, supervised and taught at Crisis Support Services in Berkeley and Community Institute for Psychotherapy in San Rafael, and worked as a supervisor and clinical specialist at Marin Services for Women in Greenbrae. “I am honored to be a member of the fine clinical team at Bayside Marin and to be of service to a population that is deeply engaged in changing their lives.” Prior to becoming a psychotherapist Ms. Ahlborn was a violist with the San Francisco Symphony for 25 years.