Meet The Founders

35 years ago I was looking for a way out of my personal trauma-induced alcohol problems and quickly discovered no appropriate help was available. It took me three years of foundering around to discover what actually worked for me and others,

15 years later Dr. Barnes was assigned by her family to find help for her own disintegrating brother and, like me, discovered that no effective treatment existed.

5 years after that we met in the course of other work and discussed our common experiences, the model I had developed in graduate school at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota, and decided it was time people were offered the real help – not Steps, meetings, public disclosure, humiliation, and labels – that actually allow the problems to be resolved.

Consequently, we are happy to be able to offer you, wherever you live, the individual attention and custom-tailored approaches we have developed and refined over the past 15 years – and with the insights of hundreds of clients –  and to be able to do so in an affordable, effective, individualized and confidential form.!  Learn More >

Dr. Edward Wilson & Dr. Mary Ellen Barnes