Michael Aanavi is a clinical psychologist and a recovering heroin addict. He is a graduate of the Phoenix House Foundation, and holds a PhD in clinical/multicultural and community psychology as well as an MS in traditional Chinese medicine.
Dr. Aanavi trained under Dr. Eduardo Duran at the Native American Health Center (Oakland), and completed an internship at the National Asian American Psychology Training Center (San Francisco) as well as a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Addiction Medicine at Kaiser Foundation Hospital in San Francisco.
Over the past twenty years, he has served as a clinician, consultant, and manager in addiction treatment, psychiatric, and medical settings, and is a former faculty member at UCSF School of Medicine and at California School of Professional Psychology. He has lectured and published widely, and is the author of The Trusting Heart: Addiction, Recovery, and Intergenerational Trauma.
When not working, Dr. Aanavi enjoys being in open space and taking time to be neither productive nor goal-oriented.
Professional licenses & certifications
Licensed Psychologist (California – PSY16065 / Hawaii – PSY714)
Certified, Treatment of Substance Use Disorders (American Psychological Association)
Licensed Acupuncturist (California / Hawaii)