31200 Landau Blvd Unit 2207
Mary McGraw Gordon
Year of Services started on 1984
Mary McGraw Gordon, MA,LAADC,ICAADC and Peggy McGillicuddy, MEd
Mary continues over three decades of service to recovering families, individuals, centers and schools to raise awareness, develop plans for prevention and education and heal from the impact of Alcoholism/Drug Addiction.
Mary brings a unique and practical approach to individuals and families, honoring their resilience while gently inviting them to grow, learn new communication skills and open the three spaces closed by addiction: An Opinionated Mind, A Closed down Heart, and a Well Defended Body.
Using both edu-therapy and movement work as well as a Gestalt approach, Mary invites families to face their own discomfort, heal their hearts and minds and continue a path of recovery.
Mary's work in the field has included presentations and education in the schools and communities in Maine, her work in a Homeless Treatment Center and private practice before her work began at Betty Ford Center in 1999. Mary served as the Director of Family and Outpatient Services at Betty Ford Center before retiring in 2015 to begin her work as the Co- Founder of Inner Direction Recovery. She is a sought after presenter at Conferences throughout the United States and Canada.
Mary created Woman I Am Renewal days and retreats and presents them at various locations in Coachella Valley, the Greater Los Angeles Area and in the Toronto area. She has expanded the WIAM days to three day retreats that empower, celebrate and offer strong support for women on a spiritual path.
Mary and her daughter Peggy McGillicuddy, MEd, have combined resources to create Inner Direction Recovery. Peggy is the former Manager of the Betty Ford Center Children's Program. She worked for fifteen years with children and families impacted by a loved one's addiction to alcohol/drugs and is a passionate advocate for family inclusion in the recovery process.
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