Staff

NELU ZIA -MPA, MHA, LAADC, ICAADC, ICCS, SAP, MCA

Nelu

I believe in creating a sense of partnership and collaboration and I am driven to help my clients to get the foundation, tools and love life to the fullest. I have 12 years of experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor, with expertise in clinical evaluations, treatment planning, referrals, detox support, and group counseling. I have extensive experience working with corrections and court mandated clients in conducting assessments, treatment and aftercare. I am a very compassionate worker towards clients’ needs. My best asset is to actively listen and provide encouragement and hope to my clients. Find joy in helping others especially those lost in addiction.

TERRENCE E. BLANK-NCAC, CATC, SAP, CCDS

TERRENCE

I meet the needs of my clients with empathic regard and focus on their overall dimensions of wellness to create a strong therapeutic bond. I have worked in the field of substance abuse and mental health treatment for over 15 years in a variety of clinical settings conducting counseling, group counseling, clinical evaluations, harm reduction treatment, advocacy, and critical incident stress management as a Chaplain at UCSF Medical Center Parnassus in San Francisco, CA. I have 5 years experience conducting Clinical Substance Abuse Evaluation/Assessment for interstate judicial systems, Drug Court of the Superior Court of California, Family Court, Child Protective Services, and the Federal Department of Transportation. I am currently a clinical doctoral track student pursuing a degree in Clinical Psychology (Psy.D).