Carla Payne, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Within Driving Distance of La Mesa, CA
A number of years ago I was involved in SMARTRecovery, and I worked in residential treatment and provided consultation to residents of sober living homes hoping to transition to work and life. After starting my private practice I developed DoneWithDrinking--a combination of AA-alternative thinking such as in SMART, Motivational Interviewing, and in the Community Resource Approach. Unwanted drinking behavior is based most often in depression and anxiety of the existential types, and I find that working on those symptoms helps resolve problem drinking.