Wisdom and Recovery

Advances in the field of psychological trauma, brain function, and attachment suggest that habitual patterns of thought and ineffectual behavioral strategies are deeply rooted in our childhood. At Wisdom and Recovery, we work to integrate brain research with the mind/body connectedness, including the exploration of spiritual principles and mindfulness. We provide insight-oriented techniques that can help rewire the brain to bring about positive change. Educational classes, workshops, and support groups further enhance the program and promote self-care and personal growth which helps our clients achieve their highest potential. The program is unique, holistic, and most importantly effective.
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Our Services

Online Session (Julie Valenti)
We specialize in working with individuals that have addictions and/or attachment conflicts as a result of childhood trauma or confusion. Information about family of origin, past intimate relationships and/or any drug or alcohol history helps us create a plan to address specific needs.
In Office Session (Julie Valenti)
We specialize in working with individuals that have addictions and/or attachment conflicts as a result of childhood trauma or confusion. Information about family of origin, past intimate relationships and/or any drug or alcohol history helps us create a plan to address specific needs.
Phone Session (Julie Valenti)
We specialize in working with individuals that have addictions and/or attachment conflicts as a result of childhood trauma or confusion. Information about family of origin, past intimate relationships and/or any drug or alcohol history helps us create a plan to address specific needs.
In Office Session (Karen Willock)
We specialize in working with individuals that have addictions and/or attachment conflicts as a result of childhood trauma or confusion. Information about family of origin, past intimate relationships and/or any drug or alcohol history helps us create a plan to address specific needs.
Online Session (Karen Willock)
We specialize in working with individuals that have addictions and/or attachment conflicts as a result of childhood trauma or confusion. Information about family of origin, past intimate relationships and/or any drug or alcohol history helps us create a plan to address specific needs.
Sliding Scale Consultation (Karen Willock)
Occasionally financial challenges stop us from reaching out to get the help we want and deserve. We are here to help! Call for a consultation.
In Office Session (Billy Grande)
We specialize in working with individuals that have addictions and/or attachment conflicts as a result of childhood trauma or confusion. Information about family of origin, past intimate relationships and/or any drug or alcohol history helps us create a plan to address specific needs.
Sliding Scale Consultation (Billy Grande)
Occasionally financial challenges stop us from reaching out to get the help we want and deserve. We are here to help! Call for a consultation.
Trauma Support Group
This is a 12 week "follow up" support group for those that have completed The Childhood Trauma Weekend Workshop.
Advanced Support Group
This dynamic group is open to all of those who have completed the Trauma Weekend Workshop and/or the "Knowing How" Book Study. We share our current struggles and successes. Support and acknowledgment comes from the group members using "The 20 Concepts". A W&R Practitioner always helps the group process thoughts and feelings.
Singles Support Group
Sometimes, it can be challenging being Single! In this group we offer education, guidance and support for those struggles. We also explore significant topics such as codependency, attachment conflicts, self love and so much more.
Couples Support Group
This supportive and rich group explores the dynamics of relationships. We discuss and process difficulties in coupleship, as well as why we pick... who we pick and how the relationship can be a vehicle for healing!
“Knowing How” (Book)
This book is for everyone who struggles in relationship with others and themselves. Effective and intelligent strategies are necessary for a joyful and peaceful life. The approach this book teaches is based on "20 Concepts" which are basic and yet life changing! We utilize neuroscience and our amazing ability to "Re-Wire" our brain due to neuroplasticity.
"Knowing How" Book Study
During these 11 classes, we will discuss each of the "20 Concepts" in-depth, and learn how to integrate them into everyday life. Practicing these concepts consistently will help to “rewire” the brain, thereby creating new pathways that allow constant communication between the thinking and emotional brain. The process of this rewiring will stop the negative effects of PTSD and help you to lead a more intelligent and fulfilling life.
Brain and Attachment Class
Memory, thinking, feeling, and choices all occur in the brain, before you act. This class addresses environmental and/or family influences and resulting attachment conflicts.
"20 Concepts" Class
The 20 Concepts are the framework of the Wisdom and Recovery program. Over time, and with repetition, the use of the tools you learn can rewire the brain and help you live life to its fullest.
Healthy Sexuality Class
This class offers some innovative and enlightening information on how we have been led away from our healthy and sacred sexuality, resulting in sexual shame, confusion and cross-wiring. Finding the way back to healthy sexuality is crucial for adults and our youth now and in future years.
HALT Relapse Prevention Class
It is said that “Relapse begins before the behavior of addiction is ever acted upon”. Learn all the warning signs that indicate trouble is only a moment away! An informative and fun class on understanding how to maintain a lasting healthy and joyful sobriety!
Trauma Weekend Workshop
An educational and experiential weekend workshop in which you will learn how environment and family dynamics from childhood can impact you as an adult. This information is processed by using methods of art, music, role playing, verbalization and writing. A 10-week support group follows.
Seven Chakras Workshop
In this workshop, you will learn about the body’s energy and understand the connections between your emotions and physical ease or dis-ease. This process provides a framework for optimal physical, emotional and spiritual health.
Relationship Workshop
In this small, confidential workshop you learn how childhood can influence the partners you choose. You will understand the four types of attachment styles, and learn effective communication which will help to improve intimacy in your relationship. An optional couples support group follows.

Our Staff

Billy Grande
Julie Valenti
Julie Valenti graduated with a Certificate in Addiction Studies from JFK University of Psychology in Orinda, California, and studied psychological trauma at the Ross Institute. Julie has developed a “20 Concepts” approach to treat those struggling with PTSD due to childhood trauma. She has written and facilitates educational classes, workshops and support groups offering guidance to Individuals, couples and families. The positive results her clients have experienced from the program, as well as her own personal recovery from childhood trauma, has led her to write a book titled “Knowing How”-20 Concepts to Rewire the Brain, which is available on Amazon. Julie is also a Certified Hypnotherapist, innovative speaker and an Ordained Minister. In-person, Skype, and FaceTime sessions, as well as webinars allow Julie to help clients across the U.S. and internationally.
Karen Willock
Karen Willock CADC II graduated from Omaha School of Nursing in 1969 and practiced as an LPN for 10 years. Certified alcohol and drug counselor for over 34 years. From 1998 to 2016 she served as the VP of Clinical Services at Serenity Lane. She is a group facilitator for the Washington Physicians Health Program monitoring health care providers struggling with addictions or mental health afflictions. She is a practitioner at Wisdom and Recovery where she counsels clients and runs educational classes and support groups.