Mary Lou Devlin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked with and within the recovery community for over two decades.
successful private practice, Mary Lou
worked with a wide range of clients, many of which struggled with co-occurring disorders, including addiction.
From 1996-1999, Mary Lou provided clinical services for Anacapa S.T.E.P.S., where she worked with both residential and outpatient clients.
A specialist in relapse prevention, Mary Lou developed a curriculum for this work, blending traditional recovery success techniques with an individualized approach.
The goal is to provide a purposefully designed plan to prevent relapse, while concurrently establishing the healthy balance for living required to support long-term sobriety.
Mary Lou was providing these educational groups for an outpatient population when she was invited to join the Harmony Place team in 2003 as our Primary Therapist.
In this role, Mary Lou
provided Harmony Place clients with individual and family therapy, facilitated process groups and built the individualized client treatment plans which have become the hallmark of our reputation.
relapse prevention group into our program and either facilitated or supervised that discipline for all clients in treatment with us.
In 2004, Mary Lou
accepted the position of Clinical Director, which expanded her
responsibilities to include case management, supervision of all clinical services and program curriculum development.