therapy_dogsJohanna O’Flaherty, Ph.D. is the CEO of Central Recovery Treatment (CRT), Central Recovery’s Las Vegas based substance abuse treatment organization that provides a full continuum of care, which includes medically managed inpatient detoxification, inpatient addiction treatment, inpatient chronic pain treatment and rehabilitation, as well as outpatient and family services.  Prior to this, Dr. O’Flaherty served as the Vice President of Treatment Services at the Betty Ford Center.

For me, it’s an honor to walk with the patient on her or his journey of healing. I have already stepped into the river of healing, and it is so life-affirming to be able to accompany others on this amazing adventure of getting one’s life back.

She is a Certified Trainer for Critical Incident Crisis Debriefing Programs. She developed and implemented Crisis Response Programs for TWA, and has facilitated the training of Crisis Response Teams for several airlines, as well as Critical Incident Response training for the FBI and other law enforcement agencies.  Her doctorate in clinical psychology is from Pacifica Graduate Institute.

She is a Nationally Certified Addiction Specialist (Advanced Level) and a Certified Employee Assistance Professional (CEAP). In the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Dr. O’Flaherty was called to New York to assist with counseling airline employees and to facilitate Crisis Response training for the New York City Transit Authority.