Advisory Board Member

Dr. Matthew Polacheck, PsyD, MA

Dr. Matthew Polacheck, PsyD, MA, is a well-known expert and spokesperson on mental health and substance use disorders, appearing on CNN, Fox News, Dr. Phil and myriad national media outlets. During his 15 years as a clinician, he has served in several leadership roles, most recently for the past 7 years as director of The Betty Ford Center in Los Angeles . Dr. Polacheck also served as director of Mental Health for the Center for Discovery. He gained valuable insight and experience during his time directing adult and adolescent residential facilities, opening and operating Outpatient programs, , and teaching graduate-level courses on chemical dependency and mental health. A certified trauma therapist, addiction counselor and author, he received his undergraduate degree from the University of Arizona, and his MA in counseling psychology and PsyD from the Wright Institute in California.