Marin Family Recovery is a private psychotherapy team, specializing in addiction recovery and the underlying stressors, traumas, or other mental health issues that make recovery challenging. We meet with our clients virtually in the comfort of their own private spaces and currently serve residents of California and Colorado, with more states coming soon.
To learn more about our services and approach to recovery, please explore our website to get a sense of what we offer. We invite you to set up a free 20-minute phone consultation to discover more specifically how we may best support your journey and to get answers to any questions you have about your individualized process and the solutions that await you.
Meet Our Founder
Ginny Bahr founded Marin Family Recovery in 2016 after completing a Program Directorship at a transitional sober living program in Marin County, CA. She is a seasoned and highly skilled Masters Level psychotherapist who has been supporting men, women, and families along the addiction recovery continuum since 2004.
Ginny values the strength of a team approach and has brought together a group of experienced clinicians who align their recovery approach to modern-day, evidence-based best practices. The team at Marin Family Recovery collectively remains rooted in the solution and look forward to supporting clients along their journey into their best life.
Insights on Addiction
In the last decade, addiction has become more of a household name. Addiction was once a family secret, an unknown cause of death, or estrangement from a family member, but most people today have more awareness and acknowledgment of addiction’s pervasiveness in our lives and families. However, due to the fear that is rightfully associated with addiction, it’s subsequent shame, stigma, denial, and treatment aversion continue as an unfortunate biproduct of the lack of understanding. A solution does exist and all humans are capable of obtaining their solution.
Addiction is a complex illness. It is known “to be chronic, progressive, and if left untreated, fatal,” and yet it is 100% treatable. Due to it’s progressive nature, a person’s addiction falls on a spectrum of severity. Some people on the lower end of the severity spectrum can and do recover from addiction through support groups, supportive relationships, and/or sheer will power alone. The majority, though, benefit from the skilled support of a therapist to resolve and heal their underlying stressors, traumatic experiences, and/or mental health challenges that get in the way of being successful for the long game.
Addiction and trauma are known to be close cousins. Whether you suspect you have some unconscious personal trauma that may be interfering in your recovery solution or you realize it’s time to heal an old emotional wound without an addiction component, working with a skilled clinician trained in healing trauma is a slow and steady but manageable process, yielding maximum rewards of personal freedom and agency.