Companion & Coaching Services


  • Our sober coaches are in established recovery themselves and they will conduct themselves with the highest ethical standard. They are trustworthy, experienced, and professional individuals who are grateful to share their wellness habits, experience, strength and hope with you or your loved one.
  • Treatment Transit Services
    • Escort to and from treatment facilities
  • Sober Companion
    • A sober companion accompanies the client for a contracted amount of time—hours, days, weeks, or whatever is deemed necessary.
    • A sober companion guides the client towards developing new, healthy habits that encourage continued sobriety and solidify their recovery.
    • A sober companion seeks to bridge the gap from inpatient/detox services to the outside world, helping the client navigate the challenges of relapse prevention and reentry into the community.



  • Direct support staff provide individual instruction, reinforcement, and support in the skills that are needed to live an independent and fulfilling life.
  • Direct support is key to helping individuals access local resources, make connections and develop sustaining relationships, and live fully while moving toward greater independence at home and in the community.
  • Our direct support staff meet with participants in their home, public setting, or at a partner site for one-on-one support in skill acquisition and experiential learning.
  • Our direct support staff collaborates to develop individual program plans based on the client’s social/emotional needs, preferences, and ongoing observations.
  • Independent living skills include health and wellness, financial literacy, attitude, responsibility, motivation, conflict resolution, dealing with anger, stress reduction, communication, time management, decision making, goal/priority setting, designing a personal plan, resumes, and balancing family, work, and friends.



  • Coaching for ADHD is an effective intervention that complements medication and other non-pharmacologic alternatives.
  • ADHD coaching targets the core impairments of ADHD such as planning, time management, goal setting, organization, and problem solving.
  • ADHD coaches acknowledge the biological underpinnings of the disorder (inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity); however, coaching addresses the academic, vocational, emotional, and interpersonal life difficulties that are a result of these symptoms and helps clients find ways to overcome these challenges.
  • Through individualized planning and support, our coaches help adults and children with ADHD:
    • Maintain focus to achieve identified goals
    • Translate abstract goals into concrete actions
    • Build motivation and learn to find ways to use concrete and abstract rewards effectively


Dr. Ermshar & Associates
Pasadena - San Marino Location
2400 Mission Street
San Marino, CA 91108
Office Phone: (626) 421-7201
Dr. Ermshar Direct: (626) 405-0521
Fax: (626) 405-0523

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