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Brian McGowan, CATC-1, Certified Addiction Specialist/Substance Abuse Counselor. He has been in the field of addiction for three years, educating clients with all issues related to addiction and assisting them with the recovery process. He has worked with adolescents and adults in many different modalities. He understands that every client is unique and deserves an individualized approach to help them reach their goals. One of his key strengths is inspiring resistant clients who struggle to find motivation to change. “I was drawn to the addictions treatment and recovery services field because I have seen the positive impact treatment and recovery makes on people’s lives. The reward of seeing lives transformed and families restored is priceless”.
Michael A. Kellam, CADC-II, CCS is a Nationally Certified Clinical Addiction Specialist/Substance Abuse Counselor in Pleasanton with Dual Diagnosis credentials. He has been in the field of addiction and co-occurring conditions for over 10 years and has practiced all standard treatment theories in outpatient modalities. Although he is amazed at the resilience and drive these clients possess, he knows more can be done to reach the people that cannot meet the requirements of group settings and do not feel comfortable with standard treatment options. By understanding recovery from personal experience, he also knows firsthand the struggles and fears of clients and families when facing these issues. "A drug abuse treatment center focuses on alcoholism and drug addiction, but Addiction Treatment Alternatives, LLC. in Pleasanton focuses on the whole individual."