WAAT: Women's Association for Addiction Treatment


Serving Addiction Industry Professionals

We are a unique fellowship of women in the addiction field, devoted to providing networking opportunities, professional development and support to our members.

Our mission and vision is to promote female leadership and excellence in the addiction industry.

Click the buttons to the right to learn more about us, our schedule of upcoming meetings, and how to become a member.

Are you or a loved one looking for help?

WAAT's membership is comprised of Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists, Addiction Specialists, Interventionists, Life Coaches, Treatment and Sober Living Centers, and more.

If you, or someone close to you, is struggling with addiction and seeking assistance, let our membership reach out to you. Click the button to the right to search for individuals, organizations, and other support resources, all nearby to you.

Member Spotlight

Deborah Sweet, Psy.D.


Dr. Deborah Sweet, Licensed Clinical Psychologist, specializes in helping people recover from a variety of traumas, addictions and life issues.  Many people suffer from some form of childhood trauma, which take place over time, or shock traumas which are disturbing incidents which happen quickly but have lasting effects. Three interrelated areas that are frequently affected by trauma are a sense of choice, a sense of safety and a sense of self. The past affects the present. Though talk therapy is essential, it doesn't always resolve symptoms of unresolved trauma. Deborah is certified in EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting in addition to using CBT, 12 Step and Buddhist recovery models.

She also incorporates concepts from Internal Family Systems and Scott D. Miller (International Center for Clinical Excellence). Additionally, her extensive experience includes working with a wide array of addictive disorders including drug, alcohol and spending addictions. Her approach is designed to identify, access, and build upon each person's capacity for internal resourcing and resilience, encouraging each person to grow physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

She is currently Co-chair for the Los Angeles Chapter of the Women's Association for Addiction Treatment (WAAT), an active member of CPA, LACPA, Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute and EMDRIA. In addition to her extensive clinical experience, Deborah has been part of the recovery community consistently since 1987 and has a background in the music and film businesses. She has offices in West Hollywood and Studio City.