An Evening of Celebration, Mindfulness & Healing

For Those Affected by Addiction/Alcoholism

Saturday, October 6, 2018, from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Through her own struggles with addiction in the family and grief, Dr. Motaghy has arranged an evening where several professionals will offer education, Mindfulness, and healing from the devastations of addiction/alcoholism.


Christine Sefein

Christine is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in grief and trauma work.  She has worked for many years with individuals, couples and families providing grief and trauma therapy both in residential settings as well as in private practice. Christine has held positions as a Clinical Supervisor and therapist working with the homeless population and has most extensively worked with dual diagnoses clients in several residential treatment facilities.

As an adjunct Professor of Psychology in the Master’s program at Antioch University, Christine teaches courses for graduate students including Traumatic Grief and Loss, Trauma Through the Lifespan, Trauma treatment modalities and Group Therapy.
Christine currently serves as Clinical Supervisor at the Cal Lutheran University Counseling Center.

Esther Gobrial

Esther Gobrial is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has earned her Masters of Science degree in Marital and Family Therapy from Loma Linda University.  She has over ten years of experience working with individuals with substance dependence, co-occurring disorders, mental health disorders, offender population, trauma, anxiety, depression, self-harm, abuse (sexual, physical, emotional and financial), homelessness, cultural diversity issues, child, family, group, and couple’s therapy. With experience in working in both inpatient and outpatient settings, she currently serves as a Clinical Director with US VETS Inc. serving homeless Veterans. Esther has a passion for teaching; she teaches part-time as a Professor at Loyola Marymount University teaching students at the graduate level.

Esther is extremely motivated and passionate in helping all individuals. She believes in being open-minded and following a multi-disciplinary approach in treating clients. Esther views clients in a holistic perspective (mind, body, social, environment). She is a strong advocate of self-care and educates clients on the importance of adding self-care into their lives in addition to safe and healthy coping skills.

During her free time, Esther loves to travel the world, spend time with her family, go shopping, play soccer with her dog, laugh, watch movies and great TV, and relaxing at the beach.



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