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About Us

Our progressive cutting-edge instruction approach reveals to our participants that your emotional well-being unlocks your ability to thrive in your life. Connecting current or past experiences with how they affect you today is critical.

Our seminars help to resolve areas where you may feel stuck. The group process supplemented by education and a tangible take home action plan will create a roadmap for change. This will increase the likelihood of success and reduce the odds of recidivism.

The program focuses on the importance of discovering how you have become blocked and how you may be avoiding looking at yourself. Doing honest inventory of who we are can help identify compulsive behaviors that keep you from the life you desire.

Founder

Beau Brower

Founder, President of The Breakthrough Project

Beau was born and raised in Orange County and has worked in behavioral health and criminal justice for the past 20 years. Beau was a founder and top executive for a comprehensive addiction treatment facility for ten years specializing in alternative sentencing. Currently Beau also owns and operates Hart Bail Bonds Inc. Beau is also a classically trained stage actor who received his education from Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle WA where he received his Certificate in Acting and a Bachelor in Fine Arts. Beau attributes a big part of his success to his conservatory training. He says it has “shaped my ability not only as a speaker and an educator but my ability to help people in a time emotional crisis.” Beau has designed and implemented educational content and therapeutic modalities for several behavioral health care programs and has facilitated more than 100 interventions. Beau is highly respected by private attorneys, Judges, District Attorneys and Public Defenders and is a provider for CEU credits across the county. His relationships in the criminal justice community are rooted by his personal commitment to his ethics and connecting with his clients, providing the highest level of services. 

Dr. Brendan Bickley 

Program Director

Dr. Brendan Bickley (PsyD, MA, CADC II, CCS, ICDC) began working in substance use disorder treatment in 1997 when he created the first program to ever combine college with addiction treatment at a treatment facility in Orange County, CA. Dr. Bickley is considered the foremost expert on treatment program and facility design, having created, or re-designed over 15 facilities across the U.S. He has held the titles of Clinical Director, Executive Director, COO, Business Development Director, VP of Clinical Development, and CEO. 

Dr. Brendan Bickley (PsyD, MA, CADC II, CCS, ICDC) began working in substance use disorder treatment in 1997 when, with only a year of sobriety from his own debilitating addiction, he created the first program to ever combine college with addiction treatment at a treatment facility in Orange County, CA when he was just twenty-five years old. Since then, Dr. Bickley has been contracted to help over 20 drug rehabs across the nation (from Southern California to the New Jersey Shore) with innovative clinical program design, expansion, business development, and operations. Dr. Bickley is considered the foremost expert on treatment program and facility design, having created, or re-designed over 15 facilities across the United States. He has held the titles of Clinical DirectorExecutive DirectorCOOBusiness Development DirectorVP of Clinical Development, and CEOA reality show based on his unique treatment approach was produced by E! Entertainment/Comcast Entertainment. 

Dr. Bickley (“Dr. B”) graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Irvine.  Dr. B holds specialty degrees in addiction treatment and eating disorder treatment. He is also a pioneer in Virtual Behavioral Healthcare technology (otherwise known as “telehealth”) having created and patented one of the first behavioral healthcare mobile applications to be used for virtual treatment for AMTRAK conductors in 2011. He has completed two peer reviewed research studies on the outcomes of addiction treatment, and is considered an expert on outcome research design for addiction treatment. 

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