Lisa Steele, PhD has dedicated the last 30 years of her life to working in the substance abuse and mental health treatment field. She has led organizations of all sizes serving those with co-occurring substance misuse and mental health disorders, and clients with domestic violence and forensic issues, with the focus on access to care for the most under served and challenged. She operates with the understanding that the whole person must be treated, including the mind, body and spirit. Dr. Steele worked with the Los Angeles Department of Mental Health for many years, working to bridge the gap between mental health and substance abuse treatment services, so that people with addictions could obtain treatment through all avenues. She served as a consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health, and created the first “Minor Consent” Substance Abuse Treatment Program in California. For more than 10 years she has served on the California Statewide Co-Occurring Conference Planning Committee. She earned her Masters Degree in Marriage, Family, Child Therapy and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology with two certifications in substance use disorder treatment and co-occurring disorders treatment. Dr. Steele places great value on the culture of recovery, and is fully committed to ensure that both clients and staff feel valued, and can live and work in a healthy environment.