Dr. Christensen has joined Affinity Recovery in the role of primary therapist after a number of years working in the field of addiction and recovery. Dr. Christensen graduated with honors from The University of Arizona with a B.A. in Psychology. Upon completion, she continued her education in California at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology obtaining a Master’s and Psy.D degree in Clinical Psychology, Marital and Family Therapy Specialization. Through her years of experience working in the addiction field, Dr. Christensen aims to empower the individual to reclaim his or her life from addiction, and work towards identifying the underlying issues surrounding the substance use. Her therapeutic approach is establishing trusting and genuine relationships with her clients.
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At Affinity Recovery, we value high quality practices and strive to provide the best care possible for all of our clients. An emphasis is placed on safe and comfortable management of withdrawal, aided with support through individual and group therapy. Our focus is to create an environment which lends itself to our clients’ success in early, as well as long term, sobriety.We understand how difficult it is to make a step toward recovery. Our promise is to work tirelessly to provide high quality, individualized and impactful care for each and every one of our clients.
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- Creative Arts Therapy
Writing, making art or engaging in theater can be deeply therapeutic for people working to recover from addiction. Many facilities offer one or several forms of creative arts therapy as a way to help patients learn to express their feelings in productive ways.
- Client & Family Support Groups
Group therapy is a vital component of addiction recovery treatment, considered as important and effective (sometimes even more so) than individual therapy. Benefits include reducing isolation and loneliness and providing the opportunity to learn from others in recovery. In the addiction setting, group therapy is run by trained professionals who guide participants toward a shared goal of recovery.
Dr. Alyssa Christensen - Clinician
Randy Burden, LMFT - Clinical Director
Randy Burden is the Clinical Director at Affinity Recovery. He has been involved in Drug and Alcohol rehabilitation in various capacities for the past 30 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Psychology and his Master of Science in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family therapy from the University of La Verne, Ca. He has been a licensed MFT in California since 1997. Randy started his career in drug and alcohol outpatient programs for several non-profit agencies, eventually serving as a mental health therapist and clinic supervisor for three different counties in Southern California. He then moved on to work with detox patients for 5 years in a psychiatric hospital, conducting: groups, individual, and family therapy. Randy also owned and operated a school for special education teenagers, specializing in intensive mental health and drug/alcohol rehab services. Randy has worked with county, state, and federal programs to serve many specialized populations such as foster children, trauma victims, and sexual offenders in mental health and drug/alcohol rehabilitation services. Randy believes in the strong foundation and principles of a 12-step program, and incorporates them into many of his treatment modalities. He believes that “Every client has the ability to overcome their obstacles in life and can accomplish their goals and dreams if they are given the right tools to work with.”. He believes in giving each individual the opportunity to believe in themselves and to have hope and faith in their future. As Clinical Director for Affinity Recovery, Randy instills the importance of these values in all clinical staff, so that they may pass this on to their clients. Randy believes that every client at Affinity MUST be treated with dignity, respect, and as a person of great value.
How Our Helpline Works
For those seeking addiction treatment for themselves or a loved one, the Recovery.org helpline is a private and convenient solution.
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