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

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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