Marriage and Family Therapy Trainee

Efren Olmos, CADC-II

Efren is a Los Angeles native and a core component of the PCI treatment staff, he proudly joined the team in 2015. He has 14 years of experience working in the field of addiction treatment for both non-profit and privately owned facilities in the San Fernando Valley and Malibu. He started his journey working for People In Progress all-male facility, followed by a two-year stay serving men and women at Studio 12, then establishing himself as the Program Coordinator for an all-women facility in Brentwood.

Efren, who was originally certified as CADC-II, acquired a B.A. in Psychology from Ryokan College School of Psychology. Currently, he is attending Phillips Graduate Institute pursuing his M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy, projected to graduate in 2021. Moreover, Efren’s interactions with clients are based on the principle of compassionate communication. He works from a solution-based model, informed by evidence-based theories like motivational interviewing. He encourages the client to move from crisis to solution through experiential discussion and targeted personal growth strategies focused on strengths, hopes, and dreams.