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Episode 42 with Koorosh Rassekh, MMFT

Radical Ideas About Artists and Addiction

November 21st, 2018

If you struggle with substances on a regular basis, then the holidays can be especially tough and so I have a special guest today, Koorosh Rassekh, MMFT founder of Evo Health and Wellness Addiction Center that offers a different solution and some radical ideas around substance use and abuse. We talk about why entertainers especially have problems with substance use, about changing your habits from a place of success instead of failure and more! Listen as Koorosh shares insights from his personal story and some radical ideas about addiction.

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Having confronted addiction in his own life, Koorosh Rassekh, MMFT founded Evo Health and Wellness with the vision to break the stigma around mental health and create a world of healthier people, families, and communities.

As a trained therapist, Koorosh integrates a humanistic approach and mindfulness into his therapy and coaching work. At the Matrix Institute on Addictions, Koorosh specialized in working with young adults dealing with drugs, alcohol, and addiction issues. As Director of Mindfulness at Alternatives Behavioral Health, he helped develop a program to support clients to successfully adopt their desired lifestyle, whether abstinence or moderation. Koorosh holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Management from the University of Southern California (USC).

He has undergone extensive training in multiple therapeutic approaches, including: Assertive Community Reinforcement Approach (ACRA), Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Motivational Interviewing, and numerous meditation and mindfulness techniques.

Koorosh has a love for biking, surfing, meditation, and yoga. He has a five-year-old son who also keeps him learning and growing.  

For more info, please visit www.evohealthandwellness.com