PO Box 1382
Menlo Park,
  CA  94026.1382

Phone 650.325.8181


Julie Kelly

When you know someone who is addicted to mind altering substances - drugs, alcohol, cocaine, perscription medicine, marijuana, etc. - you keep waiting for a moment in that person's life when she or he will want to get help.

The myth is you have to wait until the person "bottoms out" and asks for help. Instead of waiting for this to happen - and it seldom does - you can be part of a positive presentation which will create insight and action both for you and the addicted person. This is the gift of Intervention.

An Intervention is highly structured meeting with a professional Interventionist where a team of caring family/friends/co-workers present reality to an addicted person with dignity and love and offer him/her a treatment plan for recovery. It enables the family and friends to establish healthy boundaries and begin their own recovery as well.


Unlike traditional confrontational intervention models, the Systemic Family Intervention (SFI) is invitational. In this model the entire family is invited to work together to address multiple issues in a respectful, safe environment. The family is then able to utilize new skills to help themselves and the dependent family member to accept treatment.


Systemic Family Intervention is unique because:


  • The focus is on the family, not the individual.
  • It is a win/win process.
  • It is a gentle, respectful form of intervention
  • It is non-secretive and non-conspiratorial.
  • It is honest and non-deceptive.
  • It is less stressful on the dependent individual and family and all involved.
  • It is highly effective.

  • Educate you about how to begin to lovingly change the mental set of the addicted person so he or she will accept help.
  • Provide you with a safe place to tell the person that you do not plan to lose him/her to a disease that is treatable.
  • Release all involved from the grip of addicition on their lives.
  • Offer you a plan for recovery from the effects of being in relationship with an addicted person/system.


  • Release him or her from the prison of denial and the process of self destruction.
  • Motivate the addicted person to take immediate action against the disease.
  • Inform him or her that you will no longer accept, protect or nurture the addiction.
  • Enable him or her to redirect the negativity of an addicted life to one of meaning and purpose.


  • Inquiry
  • Assessment
  • Preparation
  • Intervention
  • Continuing Care


For more information, please call Julie Kelly at 650.325.8181.

Phone consultations are available. Travel throughout the United States can be arranged.




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