Professionals Treatment at Promises Welcomes New Executive Director

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SallyAnn Cross, LCSW, joins Professionals Treatment at Promises as executive director.

Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 – Professionals Treatment at Promises welcomes SallyAnn Cross, LCSW, as its executive director. In this role, Ms. Cross will oversee the addiction treatment program for professionals as well as collate systems and processes and streamline quality assurance and utilization management.

Ms. Cross holds two master’s degrees, one in multicultural counseling from Buffalo State University and a master’s of social work from Cal State Long Beach. She is also a licensed clinical social worker. Her areas of expertise include relapse prevention, harm reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy. She has worked with diverse populations, including, but not limited to, individuals with substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders, HIV and AIDS, battered women and children, autism spectrum disorders and severely emotionally disturbed adolescents.

“We are very excited to have SallyAnn’s expertise on our Promises team,” said Nanci Stockwell, LCSW, MBA, Promises’ regional vice president for California. “SallyAnn has almost 30 years of experience in the field of social work, including more than 20 in management. She has a lot of enthusiasm for the treatment of chemical dependency and her wisdom in the field makes her a perfect fit for our professionals program.”

Professionals Treatment at Promises serves professionals across all industries, including healthcare professionals, attorneys, airline pilots and other licensed professionals and business executives. Treatment takes place six days a week, with individual and group therapy and education Monday through Friday and a half-day on Saturday that incorporates the family. Many clients live in Promises’ professional apartments and are transported to treatment daily.

Rooted in 12-step recovery, Professionals Treatment at Promises also incorporates:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Schema therapy (an adjunct of CBT)
  • Psychodrama
  • Weekly consultations with Director of Professional Health Services Dr. Greg Skipper
  • Gender-specific groups
  • Profession-specific support groups
  • Relapse prevention planning
  • Dr. Brené Brown’s Daring Way™ Shame Resilience Curriculum
  • Dialectical behavior skills training

Professionals Treatment at Promises also offers intensive diagnostic evaluations based on validated criteria. These evaluations include a thorough history and physical, comprehensive lab work and toxicology testing, a complete psychological assessment, psychological testing, addiction medicine assessment, psychiatric evaluation, neurocognitive screening and collateral interviews.

“I’m honored that I’m not only at Promises, but at Promises’ professionals treatment program,” said Ms. Cross. “I truly believe that we’re not treating substance abuse — we’re treating people with emotional pain. We help clients learn how to soothe their distress and amplify their joy.”

About Promises

Promises Treatment Centers in Malibu, CA, West Los Angeles, CA, and Austin, Texas, are among the nation’s premier addiction treatment centers. Led by some of the country’s leading addiction specialists, Promises has built an international reputation for innovative addiction treatment and exceptional service. Whether an individual requires detox, residential drug rehab, outpatient treatment, extended care or a sober living environment, Promises has been a drug rehabilitation center of choice for more than 25 years. For more information about Promises Treatment Centers, call (866) 285-9441 or visit

Promises is part of Elements Behavioral Health, a family of behavioral health care programs that also includes The Ranch, The Sexual Recovery Institute, The Recovery Place, Right Step, Journey Healing Centers, Sundance Center, Lucida Treatment Center and Clarity Way. Elements offers comprehensive, innovative treatment for substance abuse, sexual addiction, trauma, eating disorders and other mental health disorders. We are committed to delivering clinically sophisticated treatment that promotes permanent lifestyle change, not only for the patient but for the entire family system. For more information about Elements Behavioral Health, visit

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