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Healing The
Whole Person

Dr. Stephen F. Grinstead

Internationally-recognized expert

in preventing relapse related to 

chronic pain, mental health and 

substance use disorders 



My Background

The consulting, training and coaching services I offer are the culmination of my personal and professional journey in chronic pain management since 1982.  I have a Bachelors Degree in Behavioral Science, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology and a Doctorate in Addictive Disorders. I am also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, (LMFT) a past California Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC-II), and a  current Advanced Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS).

Why Dr. Grinstead?

I have been working with people suffering from chronic pain and coexisting problems for almost four decades, as well as training Healthcare Professionals since 1996. Because I have learned how to thrive with my own pain condition, I understand better than most the challenges and pitfalls of how to develop effective pain management and relapse prevention plans.



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