Leadership

Leslie Haws

Clinical Director

Leslie Haws earned a B.A. degree in Sociology and Political Science in 1986, and in 1996 completed a Master’s in Education with a specialty in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Francisco. She has been a mental health advocate, volunteer and worked in the mental health profession for over 30 years.

Over the past 20 years of direct clinical work with clients Leslie has sought on-going training in new and advanced therapeutic models for working with trauma and addiction. Since 2002 she has been treating individuals and couples in recovery for sex and pornography addiction.

She is a certified sexual addiction therapist (CSAT) trained by Patrick Carnes. She  also has specialized training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing; Trauma and Attachment; mindfulness and the brain; Sand Play Therapy; Jungian/Depth Psychology; Geriatric and Grief Counseling as well as trauma and addiction recovery.

Leslie is a member of The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health; The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals; The American Association of Sexuality, Educators, Counselors, and Therapists; and The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Kevin Phillips

Executive Director

Graduating from the Protestant Episcopal Seminary in Virginia, and ordained in the Episcopal Church, Kevin Phillips brings insight into how spirituality contributes to personal health and family well-being.

He encountered the challenge of sexual addiction for the first time working with a popular musician and song-writer in 1991. Sexual addiction was only beginning to be understood as a debilitating condition in the mid-1980's. The complexity of this condition led Mr. Phillips to research what was then available -- the work of Dr. Patrick Carnes.

For the past twenty-five years Mr. Phillips has worked extensively at the intersection of mental and behavioral health, spirituality, family, and organizational development.

Team

Eileen DeGruccio

Licensed Therapist

Eileen DeGruccio is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and has been in private practice since 1990. She works with individuals, couples, families and group therapy.

Her therapeutic experience has been focused primarily around trauma therapy, relationships, compulsive behaviors, and sexual addiction recovery work. She has a certification in sexual addiction treatment and recovery (CSAT). She often speaks to various groups and communities providing information about relationships, communication, co-dependency, stress management, parenting and addiction recovery topics.

She is a strong advocate of the need to teach healthy sexuality. She has sponsored and facilitated retreat weekends, including Marriage Enrichments for couples and Heart to Heart, a 12-step program.

Eileen is a member of The California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists; and The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, and The International Institute for Trauma and Addiction.

David Stanton

Licensed Therapist

David Stanton is a licensed marriage and family therapist with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a master’s degree in counseling. He has worked in the behavioral health community for 25 years and has broad foundations of clinical training and professional experience including treating chemical and process addictions.

David also specializes in sexual addiction treatment where his depth of education and professional experience provides a support and guidance for individuals and couples through the process of healing and recovery. David is committed to helping clients through the process of healing their lives with therapeutic skills and strategies that strengthen and heal their relationships with self, spouse and family.

He is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, The Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health, and The Professional Association for Sexual Addiction Treatment.

Sarah Manfredi

Executive Director

Sarah L. Manfredi is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor (registration pending). With a teaching background and after many years as a homemaker, Sarah recently graduated from The University of San Francisco with her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. She received her B.A. in Sociology from CSU Sacramento in 1998. Sarah is trained in all three phases of Brain Spotting, a powerful treatment modality for healing from trauma. She also has specialized training in Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and The Gottman Method for couples.

Sarah ensures a confidential, nonjudgemental and welcoming environment to foster collaborative and nurturing relationships with every client. Drawing from both her professional and personal experience, Sarah is able to support clients dealing with a wide range of issues such as partner betrayal trauma, depression, anxiety, stress management, PTSD, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions and relationship challenges. She is experienced in working with people of all ages and has a particular interest in helping First Responders and their families deal with the unique challenges they face both on the job and at home. In addition to individual therapy, Sarah offers family and couples counseling to deepen connection and improve relationships. She will be offering couples retreats soon which will be based on the “Hold Me Tight” program, designed by world-renowned psychologist, Dr. Sue Johnson.

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