About Avery Lane

Avery Lane is an innovative San Francisco Bay Area substance abuse, dual-diagnosis, and trauma specialized treatment center with both inpatient and outpatient levels of care, designed specifically for the needs of women by women treament professionals.  

Camille sitting in the conversation nook

We embody a community spirit and create an environment where staff and clients all work together toward growth and personal empowerment. Our program welcomes adult women over the age of 18 years old in an intimate, home-feel setting.

While creating our Whole Being Approach, we recognize that there are countless women who have gone through multiple programs and have relapsed. We strive to end the cycle of addiction by creating a different approach that goes beyond the standard approaches to drug and alcohol treatment to focus on the deeper underlying blocks to health and healing. Our approach has supported many clients who have had history of multiple relapses and treatment attempts. Our team and program offers on the latest research on all modalities to support women struggling with substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, trauma, grief and loss, self-harm, and suicidality.

WHAT AVERY LANE OFFERS:

  • A gender-specific all-female environment and treatment programs designed specifically for women by women
  • Multiple levels of care with long-term treatment options: Detox, Residential, and Outpatient
  • Transitional living for clients in our outpatient program
  • Tools to use and practice while in treatment to support Whole Being Recovery and growth in the outside world
  • Evidenced-based and holistic based clinical modalities
  • Supreme medical care including detoxification, medical stabilization, and psychiatry
  • One-on-one care and individualized treatment planning built around the specific needs of the participant
  • Small and individualized based environment for women to feel safe during their recovery and healing process
  • Integration of community resources such as 12-step recovery programs, Recovery Dharma, Smart Recovery, and Conscious Recovery

OUR TEAM

Our fully-integrated dream team is motivated and inspired to treat each individual that enters into our program. Our team includes Ph.D. level therapists, licensed marriage and family therapists, social workers, case managers, physicians, psychiatrists, registered nurses, and recovery counselors. Our team consistently works together to assist in the growth and healing process for each individual woman in our program.

MEET OUR TEAM
Avery Lane Dream Team

ADDICTION AS A DISEASE

Avery Lane’s treatment and recovery philosophy recognizes that addiction is a primary, chronic, progressive, and fatal disease that affects the body, mind, and social and spiritual aspects of a person’s life—as well as the lives of their families and others whom they love. Our model’s emphasis is on full integration of our participants into long-term sobriety and recovery.

Our approach involves the integration of philosophies, research, and clinical practices from the medical, psychiatric, psychological, human potential, social, familial, and self-help communities. The result of our treatment is the creation of a bio-psycho-social-spiritual foundation integral to a life of sobriety.

Through education, psychotherapy, integrative health, and physical healing, our female participants—with the support of their recovery community—will be able to gain integrative insight into the origins of their disease and its associated features. In a safe and comfortable environment, they will identify associated effective or emotional components and the impact they have on their addictive behaviors and on the identity of their addicted selves. In turn, our treatments and reintegration into life and recovery emphasize transformation from the “addicted identity” to the “recovery identity,” primed with tools for a successful and sustained sobriety.

Contact Avery Lane Admissions Today

Summer Lan Franco
MA, MFT-t, Primary Therapist

Summer Lan Franco loves working with people to facilitate recovery from substance use disorders, disordered eating, mental health issues and complex trauma. She earned her BS in Nutrition and Food Science from California State University Chico and MS in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University of California. She has worked in community-based and private practice settings. Her approach is personable and sincere. Summer believes in helping people rediscover their true selves by uncovering barriers that stand in the way. Her warmth and earnest interest in others’ wellbeing are always present in the work she does with people seeking help. She has experience with trauma recovery, substance abuse recovery, codependency, family issues, disordered eating, treatment for anxiety and depression, and working with personality disorders.

Alaina Dunér
Office Manager, Sound Healing Group Facilitator, Reiki Master

Alaina Dunér is a Sonoma County native. She studied sociology and outdoor adventure programming for two years at Loyola University of New Orleans and Warren Wilson College. In 2016 Alaina was on a recreational skydive and had a crash landing that resulted in her fracturing multiple vertebrae in her spine. Since her accident, Alaina has emersed herself in understanding the nuances and complexities of health and spirituality. She is passionate about supporting clients through Reiki and Sound. Since taking a pause from university, Alaina has become a certified Reiki Master Teacher in the Tibetan Usui system, an Ayurvedic yoga instructor, a health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and a trauma informed sound facilitator. At the end of 2022 Alaina will attend Southern Utah University to complete her bachelor’s in aerospace and aviation with an emphasis on rotary flight.

Sunnie Skillman
Energy Worker

Sunnie has worked within the field of Energy Psychology for over 20 years and has been trained in a number of healing modalities, including EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and Access Consciousness. She has been using the tools of Access Consciousness for 23 years, teaching classes and working with clients using various hands-on energy body work techniques. She specializes working with clients who have symptoms of PTSD and assisting in clearing where trauma is stored in the body.
Sunnie brings her personal experience with trauma healing as well as her kind and
caring energy to support the ladies interested in working with other healing modalities
at Avery Lane.

Nicole Collins,
AMFT, Primary Therapist

Nicole Collins entered the field of healing after receiving her BA from Colorado State University
in Human Services, which led her to work in domestic violence. Following her beliefs and
passion in the body-mind-spirit connection and the Intelligence of the Self-healing power, she
got her MS from Touro University in Vallejo. She believes that addiction, alcoholism,
depression, the things that push against your joy, calm, serenity, and sense of security, are
powerful and baffling. Still, there is something unique inside of you that is ready to push back
against it all. The fear, anxiety, depression, and trauma that press against your head and chest
are real, but they should not define you. She feels her role is to help you find the resources
within to overcome the challenges and suffering that life may bring. She specializes in trauma,
substance abuse, LGBTQIA+ community, matters of belonging, helping individuals heal in their
relationships within themselves. In your work together, she will meet you where you are and
support you in reacquainting you, with all parts of yourself, including your inherent wisdom.

Erin Miller, RADT
Recovery Counselor

Erin is a Registered Alcohol Drug Technician, Certified Recovery Coach, and Certified Clinical
Trauma Specialist-A (Trauma and Addiction). She is currently pursuing her Bachelor of Arts in
Psychology and Addiction Studies at Aspen University. Through her personal experience with
alcohol addiction and recovery, Erin was inspired to support others on their recovery journeys.
She brings kindness, compassion, and encouragement to her work at Avery Lane. Erin lives in
Sonoma County with her husband and their two adventurous children.

Laurel LeMohn
Recovery Counselor

is a Mendocino County native. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Sonoma State University in 2014 and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University. She has been a Recovery Counselor at Avery Lane since October, 2021, and works from a trauma-informed, psychodynamic, and humanistic lens. She has had a desire towards helping others since she was young and looks forward to working with you as you transition your life into one where you are thriving and proud to be living.