• Women in the Behavioral Health Industry: Why Executive Leadership Needs a New, Female Face

    When universal education activist and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations in 2013, she pointed out that “we cannot all succeed when half of us are held back.” Her words resonated with women’s rights advocates as she boldly confronted an inequity that still needs to be addressed today, especially in the behavioral health field.


  • Continuing Care Plan Adherence Following Residential Addiction Treatment

    Common sense suggests that greater patient adherence to substance use disorder (SUD) treatment recommendations is associated with better outcomes. Surprisingly, however, there is limited previous research systematically investigating the adherence-outcome relationship in the context of SUD treatment.


Abbey  Seiden

Abbey Seiden is a holistic health care practitioner and educator with twenty years' experience in the field. She is the founder and director of Life In Balance Healing Arts, an organization dedicated to helping others find, through mindfulness, Qigong, massage, self-cultivation and the ongoing practice of compassion, a path of balance toward awakening, as life presents challenges. Abbey is currently partnering with several Malibu, CA substance abuse rehabilitation centers to bring mindfulness and holistic care to clients in recovery.