Leadership Spotlight: SLO’s New CEO Serenna Maclachlan

Leadership Spotlight: SLO’s New CEO Serenna Maclachlan

SLO Recovery Center is thrilled to announce the appointment of Serenna Maclachlan as our new CEO. After many years in business as a trusted name in addiction treatment, we are confident that our substance abuse and mental health care offerings will only be enhanced by her leadership. Serenna brings with her over 15 years of experience in the field of addiction treatment, and her leadership has been welcomed with pride and enthusiasm by the team at SLO Recovery Center.

Leadership In Addiction Treatment

Serenna’s vast experience in the field of addiction treatment is a testament to her leadership and passion for helping others. Her commitment to providing the highest standards of care and support to those seeking addiction treatment has earned her a reputation as a compassionate and knowledgeable leader in the field. The team at SLO Recovery Center is confident that Mrs. Maclachlan’s experience and leadership will bring the organization to even greater success in the years to come.

“At SLO Recovery Center we believe by treating the whole person with individualized, wraparound care, we are providing a safe environment where our patients can receive the best treatment for both mental health and substance abuse. By applying best practice standards, we are providing hope for the still suffering.”
– Serenna MacLachlan, CEO

Serenna MacLachlan, MS, MAC, CADC III, QMHP, EMDR Therapist – Is a well-seasoned therapist in the addiction and mental health field with over 15 years of experience.

Serenna began her career as a Substance Abuse or Addiction Counselor advising patients experiencing alcoholism, drug addiction, eating disorders, mental health issues, as well as other mental or behavioral problems.

Excelling in her career, she has held multiple titles which include Residential Counselor and Executive Clinical Director before taking on the role of CEO at SLO Recovery Center.

Serenna has a double master’s degree in Psychology and Addiction and brings her expertise to our staff and patients as Chief Executive Officer at SLO Recovery Center. She has experience in every aspect of treatment from administration to clinical services and will continue to apply best practice standards to her work at SLO Recovery Center.

She has clinical expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and Relapse Prevention.

As a female CEO, Serenna’s appointment represents a proud milestone in the field of addiction treatment. SLO Recovery Center is proud to have a highly qualified and capable female leader at the helm, demonstrating the organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Mrs. Maclachlan’s appointment is a powerful message to the community that leadership positions are not limited by gender, and that anyone with the skills, experience, and passion can break glass ceilings. The whole SLO community looks forward to working closely with Serenna as she embraces her new role and leads the organization to new heights of excellence.