Meet The Team

TRICIA PARIDO, CATCIII, IMAC, NCPLC

Certified Addictions Specialist and Master Life Coach

Owner/Director, Turning Leaves Recovery, Life, and Wellness Coaching

Certified addictions specialist and master life coach Tricia Parido is on the front lines of making life better for those who so desire. She currently serves as Owner/Director of Turning Leaves Recovery, Life, and Wellness Coaching, a nationally certified coaching practice whose mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care that will guide individuals toward an empowered and improved quality of life and wellness. As such, Parido plays an integral role in the life of her clients as a Master Addiction Coach, Addiction Treatment Counselor, Intervention Professional and Professional Case Manager. Her practice is built upon her personal attributes of passion, compassion, advocacy, objectivity and honesty. Specializing in post treatment, Parido is ever-committed to assuring that those whom she is entrusted with are motivated and empowered to conquer their addictions. She is especially attuned to those who have encountered struggles with addictions and recovery. After having successfully embraced recovery achievements of her own, Parido has tactfully combined her empathy and passion for social change with her admirable experience and credentials. This combination has equipped her to provide quality service in a manner that motivates individuals to achieve their full potential, return to a level of functioning that will provide them with great self-worth, and conquer the stigma and shame that generally arise when individuals seek recovery support. 

More specifically, Parido’s primary service is coaching to women, particularly those who seemingly have it all together yet have inner struggles that are rarely ever seen or addressed. This includes high functioning mothers with attachment disorders; those who no longer know who they are outside of their assigned titles. This also includes the woman who secretly keeps single serve wine bottles in her gym bag, or the one who goes out to pick up the three items her children need for school but ends up purchasing 10 unneeded items. This profile further includes the woman who has to hide the empty box from the bakery because the brownies didn’t make it to the kitchen. Consequently, this same woman ends up feeling baffled about why, as an empty nester, she is lonely and clueless about what she wants to do with the rest of her life.

Parido’s sincere concern for women as well as other psychological matters were instrumental in her launching Turning Leaves’ Building Milestones program, an innovative initiative that combines tested and tried effective methodologies and evidence based practices for the healing of co-occurring disorders and translates them into a unique, successful quality of life coaching system. This international program entails national certifications for recovery coaching, life coaching, family systems of addiction recovery, crisis intervention, professional case management, food addiction coaching, relapse prevention among others.

Parido earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Walden University. This educational experience provided her with a strong focus on behavioral, social, and cross-cultural psychology as well as in-depth studies on addiction, personalities, psychological disorders, interdisciplinary perspectives of healthcare, treatment modalities, personal health, and wellness. While at Walden, she was a member of the Dean’s List, National Society of Leadership and Success, Phi Theta Kappa and Psy Chi.

Parido also completed, with honors, the California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators Substance Abuse Counselor Certification program in Mental Health at Saddleback College. Areas covered in this program included field instruction, pharmacology, human service, group leadership, alcohol and other drugs, substance abuse intervention and treatment, case administration, crisis intervention and recovery, family dynamics, human development in the social environment and ethical issues/client rights, multicultural and divided populations in the us and co-occurring disorders. Her certifications include: CATCIII (Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor III), IMAC (International Master Addictions Coach), and NCPLC (Nationally Certified Professional Life Coach).

A lifelong learner, Parido gets fulfillment from continued education. Her engaging with the National Society of Leadership and Success keeps her surrounded by like-minded and ethical individuals. She also enjoys taking new courses or immersing herself in mastermind groups at The Addictions Academy with Dr. Cali Estes as well as invigorating conversations with her colleagues, which includes others in like practices.

A Southern California native, Parido enjoys spending quality time with her husband, their five children, four grandchildren and their two dogs. Her hobbies include Pilates, window shopping and engaging with people.

Bethany Hahlbeck NCRC, NCLC, NCRPS

I have currently sustained over 2 years of complete sobriety from on and off long-term addiction. I am no stranger to the difficulties of co-occurring disorders, the addiction battle, or the recovery journey. My passion lies in the family systems and relapse prevention.

Education and Certifications

The Addictions Academy:

  • Nationally Certified Recovery Coach
  • Nationally Certified Family Recovery Coach
  • Nationally Certified Life Coach
  • Nationally Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist

Allan Hancock College:

  • Addiction Counseling
  • Co-Occurring Disorders