Heidi E. Kunzli, MS, LADC

P.O. Box 606   Essex, CT  06426

(323) 697-7278



EDUCATION:            Current:

              -     PhD, Organizational Leadership, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, current doctoral program focusing on leadership development,

                           mental health, performance enhancement

              -     Coaching Certification, Columbia University, New York – in process


Additional Graduate Studies Completed:

-    Management, Texas A& M University, Business School-Commerce, TX

-    Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University, Irvine, CA









5/2008-Present              Privé-Swiss, Inc., Laguna Beach, CA & Salisbury, CT, 4 clients/houses                                                  

                                      Founder, Executive Director of exclusive, private treatment program.    Focus on one individual client in private residence.  Programs include Executive Renewal Stress Retreat 

                                      program and Psychological/Emotional Treatment Program.  Websites:  www.PriveSwiss.com & www.PriveSwiss-Clarity.com


2001-Present                 Private Practice, Laguna Beach, CA & Salisbury, CT

                                     Specializing in counseling and coaching troubled/impaired executives, professionals, entertainers, athletes and others struggling with substance abuse, addictions, burnout, stress,

                                     other issues.  Additional services included testing and assessment, coaching-interpersonal relations, training & development,  EAP provider, conflict mediation, wellness

                                     workshops and training programs.  Website:  www.HeidiKunzli.com


                                     Consulting Services focused on creating, opening & operating a new treatment center, marketing and sales.  Organizational consulting including leadership development, training &

                                     development of staff, change management.   Business coaching – women in business.

                                     Consulting projects include assisting CA company in creating, licensing and operating rehab focused on Chinese clients, presently consulting to VA company in new venture,

                                     creating & operating Washington, DC-area alcohol/drug treatment facility, consulting to potential start-up luxury rehab in the Boston, MA area.  Website: www.rehabhealthbiz.com


2/2001-6/2008              Beau Monde International, Inc., Laguna Beach, CA, 55 employees, 30 beds

                                      Founder, Executive Director of very high-end, state licensed detox/rehab adult, dual disorders residential treatment program.  Focus on the high functioning, high profile individual

                                      struggling with substance abuse, addictions, burnout, stress, compulsive behaviors.  CAADAC, CAMFT and LCSW continuing education provider. 


2/2007-6/2008                 Laurel Canyon Recovery Center, Hollywood Hills, CA, 12 employees, 6 beds

                                         Founder, Executive Director of state licensed detox/rehab adult, dual disorders residential treatment program.  Focus on the artist/creative client. 


10/2001-8/2004             California Paramedical & Technical College, Long Beach, CA, Full Time Instructor, Alcohol and Drug Counselor Studies Program at CAADAC approved alcohol and drug

                                       counselor studies certification preparation (CADC) program.  Typical class size of 15-20 adult students of diverse cultures and backgrounds. 


11/1998-9/2001             Private Practitioner, Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor, Offices in  Connecticut & Massachusetts

                                      Created and facilitated substance abuse psychoeducational group programs targeting adolescents and young adults.  Individual counseling, public workshops, school programs,

                                      etc.  Exclusive Treatment/Education provider for Ware, Worcester, Northampton and Dudley District Courts in Mass.:  Diversion Program (17-22 year old, first-time drug

                                      offenders, and youth offender programs, minor in possession /transporting alcohol).  Substance abuse treatment provider to University of Massachusetts at Amherst student

                                      diversion program.


10/1998-2/2000             Harrington Hospital, GB Wells Recovery Center, Southbridge & Webster, MA

                                      Addiction Counselor.  Created and facilitated group modeled on motivational enhancement theory focusing on high denial/resistant, court-mandated clients.  Created and facilitated

                                      adolescent/young adult psychoeducational substance abuse program.  Instructor, first and second offender 16-week DUI program.  Created Massachusetts' first Young Adult (17-

                                      22 year olds) First Offender DUI Psychoeducational Program


4/1993-6/1998               Good Hope Center, West Greenwich, RI

                                       Adolescent Unit Evening House Manager/Counselor Adult Unit Treatment Counselor.  Clients included 13-18 year old, dual-diagnosed substance abusers.  Group counseling,

                                       individual counseling, crisis intervention, overall all aspects of adolescent inpatient treatment program.  Treatment counselor for 18-bed adult unit.



CREDENTIALS:        Connecticut State Licensed Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor, (LADC) Current, #000848

                                     California State Certified Alcohol & Drug Abuse Counselor, Advanced (CADC-II), Current, RA839101

                                     International Certified Alcohol/Other Drug Abuse Counselor, IC&RC,  Current, ICADC 19966