Koorosh Rassekh, M.M.F.T., is an Addiction Counselor specializing in substance use, recovery, teen addiction, mindfulness, therapy, psychology and overdose. Rassekh founded Evo, an outpatient treatment program in Venice, California, with the goal to radically transform the field of addiction treatment. Drawing from the latest research and thinking in the field, Evo employs an integrated, no judgment approach that believes you don’t have to stop to start.
Rassekh brings over 10 years of experience in therapy, with a focus in both addiction treatment and mindfulness. In his work, he has served a wide range of individuals, couples, and families, helping them identify their goals, address underlying trauma, and open up new possibilities for change. Core to his approach is the value that clients already possess the inherent ability to respond effectively to the difficulties they face.
Rassekh has worked in various counseling and outpatient centers in Los Angeles with a focus on substance use. At the Matrix Institute on Addictions, he specialized in working with young adults around drugs, alcohol, and addiction issues. He led a federal grant-driven program with teenagers and surprisingly found that shifting focus away from substances and onto each individual’s needs and desires led to reduced substance use. As Director of Mindfulness at Alternatives Behavioral Health, he developed a program to support clients to successfully adopt their desired lifestyle, whether abstinence or moderation.
Rassekh holds a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Southern California (USC) and a Bachelor of Science in Public Policy and Management from USC. He has completed extensive advanced 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.
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