Q&A with Carly Bachrach

Title: Director of Outpatient Operations

Facility: The Canyon at Santa Monica and The Canyon at Encino

Education: I have a master’s in psychology.

Hometown: Los Angeles

What makes you passionate about treatment?
It is a privilege and joy to be a part of a client’s recovery process. We do our best every day to help make their journey meaningful, educational and transformative.

What’s your favorite thing about your job?
Teamwork truly makes the dream work. I am lucky enough to work with a group of professionals who are passionate, dedicated and wholeheartedly care about making a difference in the lives of our clients and their families.

What would you say to families going through the process of treatment with a loved one?
It’s not going to be easy, but we are here to help guide them through the process. I would remind the family that addiction doesn’t happen in isolation, but involves the whole family system. We reinforce the importance of each family member’s involvement in their loved one’s recovery.

What’s your daily routine?
I love starting my morning with my favorite cup of coffee and some delicious avocado toast. After a productive day in the office, I like to go to the gym, then enjoy a quite meal at home or meet a friend for dinner.

What do you do to stay energized during the day?
Coffee ☺ and connecting with clients and coworkers.

What are your hobbies outside of work?
I am a big fan of the beach. I also love live music, painting and spending time with family and friends.

If you could travel anywhere, where would it be?
Tahiti! I have always wanted to stay in an overwater bungalow.

What’s your favorite thing about the city you live in?
We are lucky enough to live in a major metropolitan city where the people, activities, cuisines and culture are so diverse that there is always something new to learn and experience.

What life accomplishment are you most proud of?
Becoming a director. It has been a goal of mine to be in a position where I could be a leader, mentor and help a company thrive and grow.

If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only take three books, what would you choose?
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon, Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger and a “how-to” book on how to survive on a desert island.

How do you know when someone is “getting it” in the treatment process?
When clients start to report some self-awareness and insight into their healing.
What advice do you have for people who are entering treatment today? Stick with it! There will definitely be some tough days, but the skills and work you do now will positively impact the rest of your life.

What advice do you have for people who are struggling to maintain their recovery?
You don’t have to be perfect. We will be here to cheer you on or help get you back on your feet.

How have you been inspired by people in recovery?
To witness someone move out of the depths of their despair and hopelessness into finding a new meaning, purpose and sense of joy for living.

Favorite quote or best advice you’ve ever received?
“No time like the present, a thousand unforeseen circumstances my interrupt you at a future time.”- John Trusler