• The Scarlet Sisterhood: Treating Partners of Sex Addicts

    Addiction is a disease, end of discussion . . . right? As practitioners within the field of behavioral health and wellness, we have all heard the message, loud and clear. Many of us subscribe to the concept without question, confident in our convictions that addicts are sick people, not bad people. Some of us have built our careers upon this assertion, while others espouse it personally, within our own lives and family relationships.


  • Evaluating a Competency-Based Supervision Approach for Motivational Interviewing

    Motivational interviewing (MI) is a well-known, evidence-based, brief counseling approach for substance use disorders (SUDs) that combines person-centered principles with strategies for enhancing motivation for change (Miller & Rollnick, 2012). Counselors using MI help their clients talk themselves into change by exploring and developing their motivations for change and lessening and resolving their arguments against it.


Stephen  Sideroff

Clinical Director and founding partner of Moonview Sanctuary, overseeing all treatment protocols and research study design. He is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, specializing in Gestalt therapy, stress related issues and optimal performance. He is an internationally recognized expert and researcher in behavioral medicine, bio and neurofeedback and addiction. Dr Sideroff is also an Assistant Professor at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, as well as the Director of the Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics.

Dr. Sideroff helped establish the first Gestalt Therapy clinic in Los Angeles and partnered with Santa Monica Hospital to open the first hospital-based stress treatment center.

Dr. Sideroff has traveled nationally and internationally presenting professional training workshops and invited lectures. By combining his research in behavioral psychology with his clinical training in Gestalt Therapy and neuroscience, Dr. Sideroff developed two top selling audio programs aimed at helping individuals develop greater resilience towards stress. The first program, Stress Control with Biofeedback, has sold over 50,000 copies and has been translated into four languages. The second audio program, Resilience, defines the nine components of resilience & outlines a six week self-guided program of stress mastery and optimal functioning.

A former college handball champion, Dr. Sideroff now specializes in the strategies of peak performance in sports and the science of optimal functioning in all areas of performance. He has worked with a number of elite athletes, as well as teams, including the UCLA men’s basketball team, the Pepperdine men’s basketball team, the UCLA women’s golf team, the US Men’s National soccer team, and the Nike women’s beach volleyball team.

Dr. Sideroff has also studied indigenous healing practices for fourteen years with a South American shaman. 


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