Coach 4 Recovery Team
- Darrin FordDirector of Recovery Coaching Services
Darrin Ford is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the treatment of sex addiction and other mental health disorders. He currently provides addiction treatment in Long Beach, California. His degrees include a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology. Darrin is licensed with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences and has more than 10 years of professional experience. He serves as the Director of sex addiction treatment here at Sano Center for Recovery.
Darrin Ford is also a Certifed Mindfulness-Based Addiction Therapist Supervisor (CMBAT-S). Along with Christy Cosper, he established the Mindfulness-Based Addiction Therapy (MBAT) model, developing the curriculum used in their intensive out-patient programs. As a CMBAT-S, he is qualifed in training and certifying therapists in the MBAT model.
In Darrin’s Own Words
“I have experience working in multiple settings including intensive outpatient, day treatment, and private practice. I have created and designed intensive outpatient programs for sex addiction as well as drug addiction from the ground up. In each I have brought mindfulness and meditation practices to the forefront of my treatment programs which has resulted in a high-level of improvement in the lives of my clients.
I am directly trained by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D. Dr. Carnes is one of the leading researchers in the field of addiction and has been a pioneer in the field of sex addiction treatment.
Addictions to sex and other things are not about morality. They are not about any judgments of right or wrong. They are coping mechanisms we have used to adapt to emotional trauma in life. Genetics also plays a role, however, emotional trauma is almost always a highly influencing factor. Providing treatment gives me a sense of meaning and purpose in my life. I whole-heartedly feel it’s the greatest privilege in the world to be able to treat someone and see them heal and start living a fulfilling life, outside of their addiction.”
- Chris BordeyMA, RDN – PresidentChris BordeyMA, RDN – President
Chris Bordey, MA, RDN serves as the President for Coach4Recovery. His mission is to make recovery coaches and nutritionists accessible to as many people as possible by building an easy to use platform through which high quality services can be provided. Having struggled with addiction himself, Chris is attuned to the need for support in order to live life to the fullest potential. The stigma of seeking out recovery services is something he has also struggled with. Having found and gained the support he needs, Chris aims to shift this perspective into an admirable and courageous undertaking: as gym develops the body, recovery coaching develops the mind.
Tied in to recovery coaching is nutrition—one of the essential 8 Domains of Recovery. Coach4Recovery also links nutritionists to those who are seeking guidance in eating patterns and behaviors. As a Registered Dietitian and Le Cordon Bleu alumni, Chris understands the importance of healthy and enjoyable food in living optimally and how it closely ties in to recovery coaching.
Mission Statement: To provide exceptional and attainable recovery coaching and nutrition guidance to all.
- Britney CrossOperations
Britney oversees the day-to-day operations for Coach 4 Recovery. With over 15 years of experience in organizational management, professional communication, writing, editing, and administration, she is a valuable part of our Coach 4 Recovery team. Britney is here to help support our staff and assist our clients every step of the way.
- Aaron ChoyCertified Mindfulness Based Addition Coach (MBRC)Aaron ChoyCertified Mindfulness Based Addition Coach (MBRC)
Graduated with a BA and has attended Pepperdine University working toward is Masters of psychology. Aaron is a Certified Mindfulness Based Recovery Coach, (MBRC). This means he has had year of training and has been directly trained by Darrin Ford, LMFT, CSAT-S, MBATT-S. Darrin is a pioneer in this field and is the coauthor of the MBRC curriculum. Aaron also has a life time of experience working with addiction as he is also in recovery. Being both a certified mindfulness-based recovery coach and in recovery himself, affords him a unique blend of both academic and life experience when helping people struggling with addiction. Aaron incorporates a mindfulness practice into his daily routine as he understands you cannot teach mindfulness-based recovery unless you practice it yourself. Aaron can walk you through the eight specific recovery domains teaching you to live in a mindful manner to each. His ability to hold you accountable while also modeling companionate but firm boundaries is lifesaving. Reach out to Aaron directly at Aaron@coach4recovery.com . You may also call him. Take the step to change your life and begin to live with a focus that creates health and connection instead of isolation and pain.