Family Program

At Avery Lane, we believe that family work is important if not as important as the work the individual struggling with addiction is doing while in our program. The individual struggling with addiction is not usually the only one struggling. Behind them are parents, children, friends, partners, extended family, all who have watched the suffering, have felt helpless, and struggled with their own depression or anxiety related to being involved in the addicted system.

Our team believes that relapses are less likely to occur as the family system works on their own recovery as a whole unit. We support on the healing and reunification of the family through monthly Family Workshops, couples therapy sessions and family therapy sessions. Our goal through family systems work is to change unhealthy and habitual relational patterns. We lay the groundwork for those involved in their loved one’s treatment by providing education on addiction, co-occurring issues, co-dependency, and family systems, while identifying tools to use for their own support and recovery.

Therapeutic and community support is highly recommended for family and friends with loved ones struggling with addiction. While your daughter, girlfriend, wife, sister, or friend is in our program, we recommend you seeking your own support through an individual therapist or Al-Anon. If you would like recommendations of professionals or support groups, please feel free to contact our team.

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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.