This episode is truly a unique opportunity to hear two sides of the same journey of overcoming addiction. I sit down with Lyle and Kimberly Wick. A daughter who fell deep into addiction and a mother who had learn to deal with it. They vulnerably and courageously share from their own perspective what the disease of addiction did to their lives, how they Overcame individually and together. You will hear about the amazing connection they have today as they join forces to help others. I know you will find the pain, struggle and hope in their message very inspiring.

Lyle has extensive experience in the Addiction and Mental Health fields. Lyle’s personal journey in recovery, education and work experience gives her the rare ability to provide clients with clinical savvy and personal empathy. She is a CADC (Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor, Loyola Marymount University), has a BA in Psychology from Cal Lutheran University, and a MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Her work experience includes Boys and Girls Club Malibu – Wellness Center, Visions Adolescent Treatment Center, Ventura Recovery Center, Awakenings Treatment, and various supportive living homes. Additionally, Lyle has worked as a supportive companion throughout her time working in this field. Kimberly is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and holds a Masters in Clinical Psychology and a MBA in International Business. She is an adjunct faculty member at Pepperdine University in the Graduate School of Psychology.

Kimberly began her business career after graduating from her MBA program at Loyola Marymount University working in the field of international sales for film and television. In 1990, she started her own distribution company and had a great run for many years. Parallel to her business life, her time was spent in the wellness community – whether she was taking a yoga class, attending a seminar or reading self-help books. After many years of her own therapy, both individual and family, she became passionate about the field of psychology and how we create patterns in our own lives that seem to land us in a very similar place (different story line perhaps) but same process.

Lyle & Kimberly founded Bridge The Gap Services. Bridge The Gap Services offer therapeutic mentoring, parent mentoring, interventions, supportive companioning and more.

Learn more about Lyle, Kimberly and Bridge The Gap Services at


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