Amy fell in love with nonprofits when she was only a teenager. Inspired by her volunteer work, Amy quickly developed a deep passion for helping those struggling with addiction. This resolve stuck with her through college, leading her to major in Addiction Studies at William Jessup University. With her experience in residential treatment settings, Amy provides support to Serenity Garden’s clinical and administrative teams.
- Insurance is Accepted
- Financing is Available
- Medicare is not Accepted
- Medicaid is not Accepted
We believe that in order to fully address and treat one’s addiction, we must be mindful and treat the whole of the client – their mind, their body, and their spirit. Through a combination of various recovery principles and holistic approaches, we strive to provide every client with the highest quality care possible. We acknowledge that each client is unique and we understand the importance of the quality of care that clients receive, which is why we make sure that the clients are surrounded with dedicated staff and counselors who genuinely care about helping each and every client be happy and healthy. We also provide each client with a strong support system, which continues even after a client has left the program, since we know that recovery is an on going process.
The following is based on a combination of Surveys of Alumni, Staff, Loved Ones, and Reviews and Ratings from around the web.
Reviews at a Glance
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
The focus of cognitive behavioral therapy (also called CBT) is helping people to understand the thoughts and emotions that underlie their addiction with the goal of learning new, healthier and more productive ways to understand and express themselves.
- Individualized Treatment
Some facilities have an addiction treatment protocol that all patients or clients are expected to follow, while others customize or individualize treatment based on a person’s unique needs and circumstances. Factors that may affect treatment decisions include age, lifestyle, medical conditions, type of drug, religious beliefs, etc.
Amy Dalli, RADT-I - Chief Operating Officer
Mary "Claire" McDonald - Therapist Intern
Claire recently relocated to the Bay Area from Los Angeles after completing her MA in Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Phillips Graduate University. She is passionate about helping individuals and families in recovery create positive and lasting change, while reconnecting within. Over the course of her career, Claire has worked with many adults struggling from co-occurring disorders (mental health and addiction), substance use disorders, and gambling use disorders. She specializes working in group Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques to help improve emotional regulation and increase interpersonal awareness. Claire works under the supervision of licensed therapist Christopher Gunst, LMFT #85043
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.
Calls to any general helpline (non-facility specific 1-8XX numbers) for your visit will be answered by American Addiction Centers (AAC).
We are standing by 24/7 to discuss your treatment options. Our representatives work solely for AAC and will discuss whether an AAC facility may be an option for you.
Our helpline is offered at no cost to you and with no obligation to enter into treatment. Neither Recovery.org nor AAC receives any commission or other fee that is dependent upon which treatment provider a visitor may ultimately choose.
For more information on AAC's commitment to ethical marketing and treatment practices, or to learn more about how to select a treatment provider, visit our About AAC page.