Team

CanAm Interventions Team


Patricia M. Pike, CEO of CanAm Interventions

Patricia M. Pike (Patti), CEO of CanAm Interventions, Certified Intervention and Addiction Specialist, is a trained expert with over 25 years of professional experience in the field of behavioral health treatment, specializing in addictions and alcoholism. Ms. Pike holds a master accredited certification in addiction studies and conducts successful interventions nationally and internationally. Patricia is a Licensed Advanced Alcohol Drug Counselor (LAADC), Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), long standing member of the Canadian Addiction Counselor Association Federation, internationally Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the IC&RC (I.C.A.D.C), Certified Intervention Professional (CIP), through the Pennsylvania Certification Board and Adult Instructor Diploma (AID). Patricia sits on the board of the Association of Intervention Specialist (AIS) and is a member of the Network of Independent Interventionist (NII). She also offers 3-day intervention training courses, nationally and internationally, to enrich, inspire and educate professionals within the healthcare field.

Ms. Pike draws both professionally and from her own personal journey, with over 28 years in recovery. She has helped hundreds of individuals and families struggling with addictions and mental health challenges. Patricia is passionate about advocating for untreated individuals and their families affected by addiction and/or mental health challenges. Patricia believes that she does not end up in the lives of her clients by mistake but that her vast experience, genuine nature and passion for helping others creates a connection with her clients.

Addiction is a global crisis and it has never been more important to have highly effective and ethical approaches for interventions from a certified and credentialed interventionist. Patricia has an extraordinary success rate for helping those in need to access treatment and achieve recovery, as well as helping to facilitate the healing process for the entire family.

Education / Professional Affiliations 


 

CADC-II: Member of the California Certification Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors

I.C.A.D.C: International Certified Alcohol & Drug Certification

CIP: Certified Intervention Professional (CIP)

AIS: Association of Intervention Specialists

NII: Network of Independent Interventionists

AID: Adult Instructor Diploma Simon Fraser University

CACCF: Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation(Education Provider)

PCB/CIP: Pennsylvania Certification Board Education Provider)

CCAPP: California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (Education Provider)

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Dr. Emily Eckstein, PsyD, LMFT95746

Associate

Dr. Emily Eckstein, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, completed her graduate and doctorate studies in Clinical Psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, Alliant International University in San Diego. As a seasoned leader and a published expert and speaker, Dr. Eckstein is sought after for her demonstrated ability to develop recognized clinical programs, grounded in evidence-based practices, across the continuum of mental health, substance abuse, process addictions, and trauma. Dr. Eckstein has cultivated and led diverse teams of clinical and medical professionals, in both inpatient and outpatient care environments.

Dr. Eckstein’s professional background includes graduate level teaching, in addition to executive administrative and clinical oversight roles at co-occurring treatment facilities throughout Southern California. She has partnered in consultation with interventionists, case managers, and outside systems of care, to facilitate the appropriate clinical and therapeutic assessments, treatment plans, and protocols for those requiring treatment. Dr. Eckstein specializes in assessments and ongoing treatment of adults with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, sex addiction, and well as partners who have experienced sexual betrayal.

Dr.  Eckstein believes deeply in the importance of integrity, compassion, and connection when working with clients and families, and when working in consultation with professional peers. She recognizes the value of a life lived intentionally and has a personal focus on the balance between the mind, body, and spirit. In her free time, Dr. Eckstein enjoys travel, diverse cultural experiences, and restorative time spent with family, friends, and her pets.


Howard B Marlin

Associate

Howard B(Howie) Marlin is a Masters Level Addictions Counselor, Crisis Interventionist, Emergency Services Clinician and Addictions Interventionist who earned his BA in Counseling Psychology from Stockton State University, and Masters in Education from Cambridge College in 1985. He is a Licensed Addictions Specialist at the senior level accepting insurances-LADC1; Board Certified Intervention Professional through the Pennsylvania Certification Board- CIP; Certificated in Traumatic Stress Studies from The Trauma Center at JRI; as well as Certified Recovery Coach, Recovery Coach for The ER, and Recovery Coach Professional Certification through CCAR.

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Jeffrey J. Merrick

Associate

Jeffrey J. Merrick, Esq. is our Senior Advisory Counsel providing additional guidance and support to our clients with criminal charges, professional licensing issues and other legal matters. He is a seasoned criminal defense attorney, alternative sentencing specialist and a fellow consulting interventionist. We routinely partner with Mr. Merrick to provide broader solutions for recovering clients with legal problems and, just as importantly, to help our legal clients with recovery problems. Mr. Merrick specializes in the defense of mental health, drug and alcohol-related cases. His expertise is in care advocacy, helping us create for our clients treatment solutions and alternative sentencing.

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Sharon R. Jackson

Associate

Sharon R. Jackson is an Addiction Professional & Recovery Specialist; she has been devoted to her work in the addiction field 30+ years. She developed resilience, compassion and empathy working on the ‘front lines’ with Federal Corrections, the Intensive Youth & Child Care Resource and various Outpatient Addiction Clinics on the Vancouver Downtown East Side. In Private Practice since 2007,
Sharon provides treatment for substance use disorders and a range of recovery services for individuals and families. An active member of the Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation since 1997, she maintains accreditations as an International Certified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor (ICADC) and Canadian Certified Addiction Counsellor (CCAC). Training with the Satir Institute since 2004, Sharon is an Advanced Level 2 Satir Therapist and practitioner of Transformational Systemic Family Therapy.

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Michael Hughes

Recovery Companion & Transport Specialist

Michael is a seasoned Executive Protection Transport Specialist & Sober Companion providing professional services in the private sector and to the recovery community for over 31 years. Mr. Hughes have worked with Patricia Pike Interventionist/Addiction Specialist for the past year supporting her on various intervention cases and provided transport and recovery coaching services to clients and supporting families. Michael has a clear understanding of substance abuse, caring for the individuals that he works with and has much passion to connect persons with positive resources in the community. Mr. Hughes is verse and has expertise’s working with on many high profile cases as well as he is very flexible in his approaches to support many persons from all walks of life.

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Isadora Fisher

Recovery Coach & Transport Specialist 

Bay Area native Isadora Fisher has personal ties to addiction and recovery making sober companioning, mentoring and transportation something she is very passionate about. Isadora is easily approachable and utilizes her training and diverse life experiences to reach individuals of all ages, as well as families. Her background includes a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from the Dominican University of California, an Aestheticians License from the state of California and extensive work in recovery practices. Ms. Fisher completed CanAm Interventions three day intervention and Case Management training in 2019 and currently in the process of supervision to move forward to become a certified intervention specialist. She is an candidate member of association intervention specialist and in the process of enrolling into the CCAPP addiction studies program.


Joe Kavosick

RN, Registered Nurse & Transport Specialist

Joe Kavosick has been a registered nurse for 16 years, specializing in trauma/emergency services and critical care transport. Over the course of his career, Joe has cared for multiple patients suffering from substance abuse and understands the toll addiction takes on families. Joe prides himself on his strong clinical background, critical thinking and decision-making skills, combined with a level of caring, integrity, empathy and compassion that creates a therapeutic environment for patients and family members.


Nathan Gist 

Sober Coach, California Certified Massage Therapist, Graduate of CCAPP Academy.

My background is eclectic and have largely been based on my own interests and my own needs. I was always interested in Asia and it’s culture and martial arts and healing arts, I lived in a martial arts academy in my early 20’s where I taught classes and helped run the facility. I had a lot of pain from training intensely so I moved to San Francisco to study massage and healing arts in 2001 and began to practice in 2004 , I have since performed massages for people in all walks of life. In 2019 I began to work in Drug and Alcohol treatment at a facility in Marin County which treats Co-occurring disorders. Simultaneously I began my studies at the CCAPP Academy. I am currently finishing my requirement to have 3000 hours in the field to take the California test to receive my CADC-1. My life has been about learning how to live, heal, and teach. I have been clean and sober for nearly 14 years and have worked on my life for several years in weekly therapy when I was 7 years sober. I look forward to working with you.

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103 Labrea Way
San Rafael, CA 94903

patti.pike@canaminterventions.com
415-827-3725

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