Farkas & Saalinger Psychology Corp, dba Lasting Recovery
opened in 2004. “We believe that effective treatment for alcoholism drug addiction and co-occurring disorders, must be strength-based, and multidisciplinary.
Our unique treatment team includes physicians, licensed psychologists, psychotherapists and alcohol and drug counselors, and holistic treatment providers who understand the chronic and progressive nature of addictions and mental health conditions.”
Co-Founder, is licensed as a clinical psychologist. He served on the faculty of University of California San Diego Medical School and has authored/co-authored over 40 publications on addiction in peer- reviewed journals. Dr. Farkas facilitates psychological testing for all of our clients, guides the development of Lasting Recovery’s program curriculum and oversees our continuous quality improvement.
, Co-Founder, a licensed marriage and family therapist for over 30 years, holds a doctorate in Communication and is an addiction specialist. She oversees the treatment staff as Executive Director, and she personally assesses everyone who is interested in admitting to the program.
Dr. Kai MacDonald
is board-certified in both Family Medicine and Psychiatry, and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in addiction treatment, dual diagnosis, psychotherapy, neuropsychiatry and behavioral medicine. He supervises the clinical staff weekly, and works with Lasting Recovery
to provide community training events, the most recent titled “The Suboxone Controversy And Treatment of Opiate Dependence”, and “Why Not Pot?".