Meet Dr. Mary Ellen Barnes and Dr. Ed Wilson

Dr. Mary Ellen Barnes, President
Dr. Mary Ellen Barnes, President

Mary Ellen Barnes, President, Your Empowering Solutions holds a Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and is a California Registered Addiction Specialist.

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Dr. Edward Wilson, Clinical Director
Dr. Edward Wilson, Clinical Director

Edward Wilson, Non 12-Step Program Director, did his graduate and post graduate work at St. Marys University of Minnesota with an emphasis on Alternative Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Treatment. Ed is also a California Master Registered Addictions Specialist and a Nationally Certified Master Addictions Counselor.

How did we become the alcoholism treatment experts?

Picture us twenty years ago, looking for ways out of our own alcohol related problems and having nowhere to turn but the same failed programs that still exist today.We knew those revolving door programs didn’t suit us or our circumstances. So you can appreciate how happy we were — years after working through our own personal and family-related alcohol challenges — to discover our mutual interests and perspective… combine our complimentary areas of expertise… and… finally… to be able to offer you the individual attention and custom-tailored approaches we never had!

You’ll also like knowing that we never stop looking for new and better ways to help. One of the most important things we teach is something we learned the hard way… While our work absorbs us, we haven’t forgotten how to balance our lives.

Early mornings frequently find Ed at the gym lifting weights and training others. An award winning writer, he has recently published his first novel, the mystery, Kodiak Island.

Mary Ellen sails, kayaks, and travels extensively, most recently to Alaska and the Antarctic.

Together we’re always looking for new ideas, better methods, and increased opportunities for our clients and ourselves.

All of this means that you can benefit from the expert-level life coaching of not one, but two licensed, professional counselors…

…Brought together with the sole aim of helping you to lay a solid foundation and begin building your own uniquely satisfying life.

Dr. Tim Norcross

Dr. Norcross see the majority of our clients. He graduated medical school from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California and is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. He is also certified as an FAA Aviation Medical Examiner. He is on staff at several local hospitals.  He and his wife, Dr. Gwenne Norcross, practice together in Rolling Hills Estates, California.

Why use our methods to overcome alcohol abuse?

You know you don’t want to be forced into a cult, labeled, stigmatized, or reduced into being less than you are.You may have gotten derailed by events, mistakes, or circumstances in the past, but you are not powerless. And you can eliminate alcohol as the central focus of your life.How? When you focus on improving your life in a deliberate and guided manner — instead of on your drinking — the positive changes will come naturally. And the temptation to relapse will evaporate over time.Your alcohol abuse will go from what’s now an overwhelming preoccupation… to an occasional urge… to a distant memory.

After following the Non 12 Step Treatment Plan, our clients report both reduced alcohol problems and improved health and personal relationships.

Can you imagine how good it will feel to erase alcohol’s effects? To regain your health and vitality? To renew your marriage? To have a sex life again? All these things are not only possible — they are a real alternative to drinking, that will eliminate your need to return to the bottle for companionship and escape. These aren’t just empty assurances we’re making, either. At the end of this page, we’re going to back up our promises in an extraordinary way! Keep reading to find out more…

Discover how to apply this revolutionary approach to change your life.

We’ve spent over twenty years helping individuals, couples, families, and businesses deal effectively with alcohol problems. You can take advantage of everything we’ve learned over the years to treat your problems quickly, economically, and permanently.

You undoubtedly understand the value of avoiding labels, and stigma, but also in the importance of dealing with real problems, not just redirecting your focus to another form of alcohol fixation.

Why settle into being a life-long victim when you can be a winner instead?

The services we supply help clients reclaim their lives, and create better lives than they have ever known. Isn’t that what you want to do to? Call us today at: 760-580-5758!

Our Promise

blueguaranteeWe’re confident you will put your alcohol dependency behind you for good. But even more importantly, we are here to equip you with the skills and tools you need to create the kind of rich and rewarding life you deserve. In fact, we’re so sure of your success that we’re making this unheard of guarantee. For up to 1 year after your initial stay with us, you can return for another round of coaching and treatment at no charge. We do this on a space available basis, because we want you to know we are absolutely committed to your success.