About the Founders
Alan Johnson, M.A., LMFT, LAADC, CADCII
Yvonne Vollaire, B.S.,CCAPP, LAADC-CA
Alan Johnson earned his graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. He has received numerous awards for his service in the addiction field, including the George C. Cobb award, Hall of Fame Award, and the Dean of Fellow given by the California Certification Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.
Alan Johnson has served as the President of the California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (CAADAC), helping develop and refine the certification and educational components of the organization to ensure the highest quality of counselors performing substance use disorder treatment.
Alan has decades of experience collaborating with agencies within the criminal justice system and managing a state contract to provide aftercare services to returning. He continues to be a strong advocate for substance abuse counselors, and works diligently with legislators on the local, state and national levels to promote high standards and appropriate representation for the profession.
Yvonne Vollaire, a licensed drug and alcohol counselor with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, has been active in the drug and alcohol treatment industry for over twenty years with intensive involvement in civic, private, and non-profit organizations.
For more than fifteen years she has been serving individuals involved in the criminal justice system and specializing in gender-responsive services for incarcerated women. She has also been the director of numerous programs in custody and community-based organizations, including the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
She has spearheaded counseling and outreach programs as well as legislation reform, including serving as the Director of the Gender Responsive Rehabilitation Program at the Lynwood County Jail, overseeing a 124-bed, custody-based program for women designed to address trauma, abuse, poverty, and other pathways into addiction and related criminal behavior. The project uses a strength-based model where each woman is given the opportunity to address her own specific issues through the collective strength of the cohort.
This program consists of a combination of supportive counseling, coping skills, and expressive therapy. This level of care is appropriate for individuals stepping down from residential treatment or day treatment, or for those who are receiving traditional forms of outpatient therapy with little therapeutic relief.
This program consists of a combination of supportive counseling, coping skills, and expressive therapy. This level of care is appropriate for individuals stepping down from day IOP. While OP meets less frequently than IOP, clients maintain at least one counseling session and one group session each week.
The Bold Recovery treatment team is expertly trained and experienced in the field of recovery. Clients will be treated with dignity, respect, and understanding.
Our mission is to promote health and wellness in a compassionate and caring manner. We strive to re-integrate people back into society while developing and maintaining healthy lifestyles. By facilitating growth with a diverse and competent staff comprised of therapists, counselors, admin, and trainees.