Galen Garbarino-Wilson, M.S., LMFT

galen-outsideGalen Garbarino-Wilson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC 40925) and has been working with Full Spectrum Recovery since 2002. She has worked in the field of addictive and compulsive behaviors since she started working as a therapist in the late ‘90’s. Galen has provided direct therapeutic services to individuals, youth and families in multiple settings in Santa Barbara including; the Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, Project Recovery’s Adolescent Treatment Program and El Puente Continuation School.

Galen completed her Master’s of Science degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Cal State Northridge, graduating with honors in 1998. She enjoys program development and has conducted community trainings on the issues of adolescent development and substance abuse prevention and treatment for adolescents, Motivational Interviewing and moderated an Eating Disorders Panel in the recent past. Most recently, Galen has completed Level II training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and is completing her consultation hours for certification. She has also taken over the Clinical Supervision of FSR Interns and is enjoying the growth this challenge is providing. Areas of specialization include: Adolescent Treatment, Family Systems, Motivational Interviewing, Interventions, Compulsive Behaviors, Trauma utilizing EMDR, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, and Clinical Supervision.

Galen most enjoys working with individuals and young adults in the transition of making better choices and living healthier and more productive lives.

To reach Galen Garbarino-Wilson directly, please call: 805.705.2139 or e-mail her at galen@fullspectrumrecovery.com

Karen Tyrrell, M.A, LMFT

Karen Tyrrell has dedicated her life to building a healthy life and thriving relationships and lives what she practices. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Addictions Counselor in Santa Barbara who specializes in Substance Misuse (Mild, Moderate and Severe), Codependency, Trauma utilizing EMDR, Anxiety and Depressive Disorders, Life Transitions and Building Healthy Relationships. She empowers and inspires her clients to focus on the changes they are able to control within themselves as a means to improve their health and the quality of the important relationships in their lives.

Karen’s approach, informed by both *theory and experience, is based on identifying people’s strengths and collaborating on “practical solutions” for change. She instills hope and motivation, allowing the discovery and healing process to occur one doable step at a time. Karen’s clients benefit from her empathic and compassionate, yet no-nonsense and direct approach.

Karen uses an *evidence based integrative and multidisciplinary treatment approach, based on cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, motivational interviewing, acceptance and commitment therapy and EMDR.

To reach Karen Tyrrell directly, please call: 805.895.6022 or e-mail her at karentyrrell@gmail.com

William Rodriguez, MSW

William has dedicated his time and study to helping people cope with issues such as post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide, anxiety, depression and substance abuse. William’s life experiences and extensive mental health studies have provided a down to earth and relatable style of communication that fosters trust and confidence that sustainable change is possible with his clients. He currently holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California (USC) and is a decorated three-time Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom Combat Veteran. He has served three tours of duty in the Middle East as a reconnaissance squad leader with both the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment and the 101st airborne division (Air Assault)

805-229-9238 email william.rodriguez.msw@gmail.com


Len Van Nostrand, M.A., CCP

len2016fullCertified Coach Practitioner
Specializing in Life Enhancement Beyond Traditional Recovery

For over 30 years, Len has devoted his career to developing a comprehensive understanding of the processes of change and the broad spectrum of addictive behaviors. As an effective Certified Coach, Len provides alternative and practical client centered solutions. His refreshing, unique approach is pragmatic while empowering those who are seeking to expand their life in moving beyond recovery.

In the service of those pursuing personal transformation, Len provides concrete strategies to manage difficult emotions, promote post-traumatic growth and foster self-compassion.  His established, unconventional practice has been motivated by his passion for offering incisive guidance and realistic tools for progressive, personal discovery while moving beyond addiction.

In addition, as a Certified CRAFT (Community Reinforcement And Family Training) practitioner, and Family Crisis Interventionist Len works with family members and/or significant others of addicted loved ones.  He is sought after for his direct and common sense approach, based on his long-term experience working with the powerful forces of addiction.

Len also offers solid direction for the families of adult children who are having difficulty “launching” towards an independent lifestyle. In coaching parents toward a non-judgemental, sensible way to develop a healthier age-appropriate relationship, Len has proven to be an effective guide.

With expertise in the field of Harm Reduction, Len is highly skilled in enhancing motivation to change. He brings insight, education and training for those seeking to reduce the harm from overuse of substances. For example, the popular DRINKChoice program adapted by Full Spectrum Recovery in 2000, is an excellent resource for those evaluating their relationship with alcohol.

Co-founder of Full Spectrum Recovery & Counseling, with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, Len is also a Certified SMARTRecovery facilitator, being the first to bring this self-empowering 21st century model of recovery to Santa Barbara County.  In addition, Len has received extensive training with William Miller, Ph.D., the brilliant mind behind Motivational Interviewing (a non-confrontational, collaborative effort between facilitator and client), an evidence based practice of enhancing motivation to change.

Contact: Len Van Nostrand, CCP

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