Therapy simply cannot reach everyone who needs support.

Many people need support with their mental health but their symptoms don’t require clinical-level care. Certified coaches trained in evidence-based mental health approaches can help fill the gap.

Research has found that in a one-on-one virtual care setting, therapeutic alliance was just as strong between clients and their coaches as it was between clients and their therapists. Stronger therapeutic alliance predicted greater improvement in well-being.

Coaching is also appealing when considering individual care preferences; not everyone wants to see a therapist, even if one is available. Coaching can be a less stigmatized form of care.

We must improve access to care within communities not typically served and continue to ideate on how to bring effective, sustainably priced mental health care to more people. Coaching by vetted, certified providers is a great—and increasingly, research-backed—way to serve people with moderate mental health care needs.

The team at Sweet Sobriety aims to do JUST THAT!!! Our coaches are certified providers using research-backed practices to support YOU on your healing journey. To get to know the team better - be sure to check out the ABOUT page. 

Molly Painschab, NBCC, LCPC, LAC

Sweet Sobriety Co-Founder

Molly uses Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) techniques.
SFBT is a hope friendly, positive emotion eliciting, future-oriented vehicle for formulating, motivating, achieving, and sustaining desired behavioral change.

Clarissa Kennedy, RSW

Sweet Sobriety Co-Founder

Clarissa  has training and clinical experience in various treatment modalities, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) for Eating Disorders, and Motivational Interviewing.

 Clarissa is taking new clients. Email her at to set up a FREE 30 minute consultation call.

Bethany Mazereeuw, RSW


Bethany uses her Masters of Social Work to coach you to a recovery plan that works for you to break free of sugar, dieting, body image issues, clutter or anything holding you back from living your best life. She uses Motivational Interviewing, Strengths-Based Therapy, her knowledge of the Enneagram, and lots of grace on this road to recovery. Bethany sees clients 1:1, facilitates groups, and runs workshops for Sweet Sobriety.

CJ Nguy, Addictions Coach


CJ is a Certified Food Addiction Coach and uses her personal story of overcoming food addiction to help you find solutions and employs skills to assist you in your recovery. She offers a profound passion for helping you navigate the challenges and triumphs of recovery. With her knowledge of food addiction and treatments, she employs evidence-based strategies to empower individuals toward long-term healing.

  CJ is taking on new clients. Email her at to set up a FREE 30-minute consultation call. 

Joan Bjornsgaard, NBCC, LPC, Addictions Coach


Joan Bjornsgaard is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Nationally Certified Food and Addictions Coach, who has worked in the field for more than 30 years.

Joan is an eclectic, person-centered therapist, who uses a variety of techniques -- including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and self compassion as some of her tools -- to gently guide clients through a compassionate recovery program for a variety of mental health and addiction issues, including food addictions.

To schedule a consultation, please email Joan at: