All Press Releases for December 03, 2012

Worldwide Who's Who Names Mary Ellen Barnes, Ph.D. Professional of the Year in Alcohol Treatment

Mary Ellen Barnes has dedicated two decades of her life to assisting people with alcohol abuse issues

    ROLLING HILLS ESTATES, CA, December 3, 2012 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Mary Ellen Barnes, Ph.D., President of Your Empowering Solutions Non 12 Step Alcohol Solutions, has been named a Worldwide Who's Who Professional of the Year in Alcohol Treatment. While inclusion in Worldwide Who's Who is an honor, only a small selection of members in each discipline are chosen for this distinction. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, years of service, and the credentials they have provided in association with their Worldwide Who's Who membership.

When Dr. Barnes and her business partner, Dr. Edward Wilson, saw a need for a non-traditional treatment for alcoholism, they developed a new alternative substance abuse treatment and established Your Empowering Solutions Non 12 Step Alcohol Solutions ten years ago. An exclusive boutique treatment program open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM, the company provides outpatient alcohol treatment services for individuals and couples only. Certified by the California state department of alcohol and drug programs, it is the only truly confidential program available in the United States. As president, Dr. Barnes sees clients from all over the world. In addition to counseling her clients, she handles all aspects of operations, management, marketing, accounting and advertising for the company. Aside from her work at this firm, Dr. Barnes has done public speaking on alcoholism and has published an e-book titled, "How to Quit Drinking on Your Own," which can easily be purchased at or at Barnes and Noble. Accomplished as a dynamic professional in her field, she attributes her success to choosing to do things her own way. Looking ahead, she aspires to further expand the company.

Dr. Barnes owes part of her success to her extensive academic background, which includes a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and art history from Loyola Marymount University and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Southern California. A registered addictions counselor in California, she is a member of the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors and the California Association of Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Counselors. Her excellent services have enabled her to receive certificates of commendation from the United States Congress, the California State Assembly, the State Senate, the mayor of Los Angeles and the Los Angeles County supervisors.

Aside from her professional endeavors, Dr. Barnes supports many environmental causes, especially related to the health of our oceans and she is an active member of the League of Women Voters of California and enjoys collecting sea glass, playing with her dog on the beach and traveling.

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Worldwide Who's Who membership provides individuals with a valuable third-party endorsement of their accomplishments, and gives them the tools needed to brand themselves and their businesses effectively. In addition to publishing biographies in print and electronic form, it offers an online networking platform where members can establish new professional relationships.

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