Ava Profota, LCSW-S, CSAT-S, CGP
Ms. Profota has 25 years’ experience in the area of addictions—chemical dependence, sex and love addiction, dual diagnosis, codependence, and trauma resolution. As a therapist and manager for Memorial Hermann Prevention and Recovery Center (PaRC) for 6 years, she facilitated trauma & grief resolution, relationship, family and parent groups. She initiated the sex and love addiction group curriculum and clinically managed the Memorial Hermann Counseling Center and the sober living component of the PaRC as well. As a field instructor for UH’s Graduate College of Social Work she assisted in teaching social work students the basics of clinical social work and the advanced skills of chemical dependence treatment. Her initial psychotherapy experience after graduate school was in the field of employee assistance programs where she learned to facilitate healthy work environments, teach stress management techniques and coach executives to expand their potential. Ava is also a lecturer and workshop facilitator utilizing her exceptional experiential and intuitive skills to uncover and resolve underlying trauma. Her 12 years of experience facilitating group process have refined her intuitive & experiential skills. Ava has received training with world-renowned authors and therapists Patrick Carnes, PhD and Pia Mellody, and offers evidence-based, innovative therapy for the treatment of sex, love, romance and chemical addictions.
Ms. Profota’s former careers include 25 years clinical healthcare management as a respiratory therapist and wound care specialist utilizing Hyperbaric Oxygen therapy and as a massage therapist employing intuitive touch. Her knowledge of chemistry, biology, physiology & intuitive touch combine to create deep insight into the human psyche, brain and body.
Damon Drandakis, LCDC-I, ASAT
Specializes in sex and love addiction, substance use disorders, mother enmeshment and codependence.
Susan Degner, LMSW, CSAT-C, EMDR, CMAT
Specializes in sex and love addiction, Partner Trauma, Group Therapy and trauma symptom reduction utilizing EMDR.
Jennifer Josey, LPC, LMFT, CSAT
Specializes in sex and love addiction, recovery for couples from sex and love addiction, trauma resolution for partners of sex addicts and group therapy.
Dennis Profota, Recovery Coach
Specializes in working with alcohol, drug, sex and love addicts, offering support, awareness, abstinence/sobriety, and harm reduction.