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Welcome to Now I See A Person Institute (NISAPI). NISAPI is a non-profit organization that specializes in Community Engagement: A Collaborative Recovery Model (CEACRM) of mental health and substance abuse treatment.  We provide therapy and counseling services in a naturalistic environment in Los Angeles County, California.  In addition to these services, we offer training to graduate students, interns, and service providers in the collaborative recovery model of community-based services, (CEACRM).

NISAPI specializes in traditionally difficult and high risk populations. Within our theoretical model we involve significant members within the client system to aid in transformation and long lasting change. Our clients learn to see themselves through genuine and strength-based lenses that transcend diagnosis or treatment history into new self-identities, agency-empowerment, leaving behind hopelessness and despair. Our clients help to direct their own change and new possibilities in the lives they wish to lead. We believe in and listen to every client and their family’s needs to create the goals they wish to accomplish.

Therapy at Now I See A Person Institute

We invite a new understanding of the person. Through dialogue, new experiences and possibilities for their goals arise in a safe and spontaneous manner.  As opposed to an office setting, the outdoor environment of a horse ranch provides an atmosphere of normalcy and nurturance.  The resulting conversations between therapists and clients surround themes of building healthy relationships, managing conflicts, and promoting healthy self-identities occur seamlessly.  Clients learn to be co-facilitators in a journey  of change and feel they are listened to and are making the changes they desire to.

We wish to create an environment in therapy where one does not feel judged, but is allowed a conversational space where the client can lead us to what is important to talk about.  Our belief is that clients need the freedom to express their thoughts in a manner that respects and hears their ideas for change. Once our client’s co-create their goals change happens almost spontaneously. The horses who welcome our clients provide love and nurturing, as well as our team of caring therapists who help promote change where change was impossible in the past.

All services happen at a horse ranch within venues that promote natural, normal and nurturing environments. In our research clients’ report “feeling like they weren’t having therapy” was paramount in their journey to change.




All donations are tax deductible

Our go fund me page is https://www.gofundme.com/healing-underserved-from-trauma