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Michael Aanavi

Dr. Michael Aanavi is a clinical psychologist, licensed acupuncturist, and recovering heroin addict. He entered the Phoenix House Foundation in New York City in 1988 and, after completing residential treatment, went on to earn a PhD in clinical/multicultural and community psychology, as well as an MS in traditional Chinese medicine. He has worked in a variety of capacities in addiction treatment, psychiatric, and medical settings, and is a former faculty member at UCSF School of Medicine. In his life and clinical work, he incorporates acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, dreamwork, somatics, qigong, and mindfulness practice. In addition to his private practice, Dr. Aanavi serves on the Board of Directors of Family Service Agency of San Francisco. When not working, Dr. Aanavi enjoys open spaces, cooking for family and friends, and taking time to be neither productive nor goal-oriented.

Books by Michael Aanavi :

The Trusting Heart

Addiction, Recovery, and Intergenerational Trauma