WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment



Licensed, certified and non-licensed women working in the field of recovery are eligible for membership or guest participation in WAAT. Women with roles ranging from therapists, doctors, treatment center owners, to nutritionists, business development and frontline support staff are welcome.


Attendance at any WAAT Chapter meeting
CEs or professional development hours
Listing in WAAT's Membership Directory and Resource Directory
Posting events and news on our Calendar
Spotlight Feature
Professional development opportunities
Dynamic and informative speaker presentations
Networking with other talented women in the field                     


Each chapter offers a minimum of 6 CEs per calendar year. WAAT is an approved CE provider for CAMFT (provider #132406) and CCAAP (6203271122). CEs are available at no additional cost for members.

       Membership Directory

       List of current members and contact information.

Membership Resource Guide

The Membership Resource Directory was created by and for WAAT members and is accessible to current WAAT members.

Resource Guide Inclusion Criteria:

1. A person or company must be providing services for at least one (1) year.

2. A WAAT member must attest they have had a positive experience with the provider or company.

Posting Events/News

Current WAAT members can submit events for the WAAT calendar, and short news items for our Member News page.


Current WAAT members can submit a short bio (500 word limit) and photo for our Spotlight. Your bio and photo will be added to the rotation of members and randomly appear on WAAT website pages.

Submit News/Events/Resources/Spotlight

To submit an event, news item, resource or spotlight, log in to 'Members Area' and select 'Website Submission' from the dropdown menu.


        Individual: $150 / On time Renewal: $125 / Late Renewal: $150
        Students: $95 / On time Renewal: $70 / Late Renewal: $95

        Membership begins on the 1st of the month joined.
        Annual dues are payable by the 31st of the month prior to the month joined.
        On time renewals receive a discount.
        Late renewals pay full amount.
        Expiration month does not change.



        Effective Jan 1, 2021

               -Guests may attend their first WAAT meeting for free.
               -Future attandance at any WAAT chapter meeting requires membership.      




Member Spotlight

Joni Lavick, MFT

Joni Lavick, MFT, maintains a private practice in Santa Monica, is a long-standing employee at The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center - currently as clinical supervisor and past Director of Mental Health Services - and is a contracted provider at Moonview Sanctuary.

Joni has been working with HIV-positive individuals since 1988. In 2005 she received a National HIV Leadership Award from thebody.com. The Los Angeles Gay and Lesbian Psychotherapists Association honored her expertise and advocacy in 2000, with their Annual Community Service Award.

In addition to her work within the HIV community, she has special training in the scoring and administration of Mary Main's Adult Attachment Interview, and studied Intersubjective Systems Theory with Robert Stolorow for five years. She has years of experience treating individuals with sexual compulsivity and methamphetamine addiction.

Her most current publications include "Trauma and HIV: Frozen Moments, Frozen Lives" (in press) and "Conquering Anxiety; Living with HIV" BETA Winter 2007. An experienced public speaker, she has presented at many national conferences, University classrooms, and Community Based Organizations.

"I came for the networking, but stayed for the humor! Women of WAAT are hilarious!"