Dr. Tony Greco is CEO and Founder of Get Help, licensed clinical psychologist, and author, with over 20 years of experience working with addiction and severe mental illness.
He served on the Los Angeles County Psychological Association Board and Chaired the LACPA Early Career Psychologist Committee.
Dr. Greco earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management from Pepperdine University.
Prior to earning a doctorate in psychology Tony was Vice President of Business Development at a hospital detoxification and treatment program, expanding operations and programs. He worked as a business consultant in the treatment industry, writing program materials, and working with treatment executives to develop programs.
He was a manager of citywide conventions, conferences, meetings, and other events, in the non-profit and political sectors, including international twelve-step conferences, gubernatorial campaigns, and was liaison to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama during an official visit to California.
Tony is an advocate in the LGBT community, active member of a twelve-step community and church ministries that work with the homeless and addicted.
Before there were gas stations, roadways or traffic lights, people really couldn't drive their cars very much, or far. It took a while for momentum to build and create the pull for new services. During that time there were people who were just trying to get others to not use their horse.
Even with the technological advances we've seen in the last century, the pathway to recovery still involves jumping on your horse and going a quarter mile down the road.
I tell people all the time, as a psychologist and the founder of a tech company creating solutions to help people find treatment: There is a moment when someone decides they want help. When we come to it, we are filled with the simultaneous feeling of relief and dread. Relief that the person finally wants help, and dread about where to start and how to find them the right place in the brief window of time that desire to get help exists.
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