Mario D'AliesioMario D'Aliesio, LMFT, CCS, ADC-II

Addiction, Substance Abuse, Families, Couples

Mario D’Aliesio has more than twenty years of experience in the field of psychotherapy and treating addiction.His passion for service has led him to work with active duty military, veterans, teens, couples, and individuals who are seeking balance and healing. His unique experience and talents have crafted him as an expert in identifying and treating PTSD, oppositional defiance disorder, and bipolar disorder, as well as depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders, including pathological gambling and sexual compulsivity.

Mario began his career in the United States Navy. During his tenure, he was assigned as the Director of the Counseling and Assistance Center aboard the USS JOHN C. STENNIS, providing group therapy for alcoholism and addiction. He is now the Division Head of the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Program (SARP) at Camp Pendleton and in that role has helped thousands of active duty Marines suffering from combat-induced trauma to rehabilitate into civilian and family life. Mario is also an Adjunct Professor at UC San Diego in the Alcohol and Drug Studies Certification Program.

As the director and advisor of the Teen Group at InSpirit Center for Spiritual Living - Orange County, Mario finds fulfillment guiding youth towards healthy adulthood by striving to help them find their true passions and healthful means of expression. He has volunteered for the group since 2001 and in doing so has developed a true appreciation and understanding of the struggles of adolescents. The teens respond to his authenticity and he is inspired in kind by their resilience and strength.

His reputation and selfless service in working with adolescents has provided him the opportunity to be appointed to the Leadership Committee of the International Centers of Spiritual Living as the Camp Counselor. He supports over 70 Advisors and 400 Teens while participating in their Spiritual growth through bi-annual Youth Seminars.

As a marriage and family therapist, Mario has found a way to synthesize his many perspectives and apply his passion to treatment for couples, families and youth in adolescent behavior, family problems, adult and youth addiction, abuse, and depression. His desire is to help addicts find alternative ways to soothe anxiety, and help individuals break shame cycles and find patterns of behavior that will lead to the right path to move forward.

Mario is licensed in California as a Marriage and Family Therapist and holds certifications as an Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor and a Counseling Clinical Supervisor through the U. S. Navy’s certifying body. He has earned his Master’s of Science Degree in Human Resources from Chapman University.



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CA License #52189