Specialist Drug and Alcohol Rehab center in Spain

Our Highly Experienced Team

Villa Paradiso is run by a team of dedicated professionals who can help you overcome addiction because they have the right skills, experience and personal strength to guide you through this difficult period in your life.

Matthew Idle

Matthew Idle

Lead Therapist

Matthew has over 12 years experience supporting people with addiction and obsessive compulsions. He has qualifications in NLP therapy as well as CBT and personal development and coping skills. Matthew has worked at the most prestigious rehabilitation centres in the UK as well as being a director of a recovery-focused initiative with a 96% success rate helping people to maintain recovery by being involved in the project and then moving on to maintaining their own recovery.

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Fernando Rodríguez

Fernando Rodríguez

Naturopath/Kinesiologist Therapist

I am a 46 year old, professional Naturopath and Kinesiologist with nº 3101 FENACO (Spanish Federation of Naturopaths) and with a career of 10 years as a professional on this field. Collaborating and consulting in various centers around Malaga. As a Naturopath and Kinesiologist, I am trained in Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Physiopathological Nutrition. That is, with sufficient knowledge about the functioning of the human body. Our mission is the prevention and treatment of the suffering of each human being through observation and monitoring with the rules of nature and the use of resources that this provides.

Barbara

Barbara

Massage Therapist

Our highly experienced Massage Therapist Barbara offers massage and holistic therapies to our clients at Villa Paradiso. Massage on its own cannot help someone completely recover from addiction, but combined with the right other therapies, it can make the recovery process easier. Regular massages offer an abundance of additional benefits including: Decrease physical muscle pain Ease medication dependency Increase joint flexibility /circulation Promote tissue regeneration Reduce muscle spasm/cramping Enhance sleep quality Improve energy

Dr. Alejandra Hallin

Dr. Alejandra Hallin

Psychiatrist

Dr. Alejandra Hallin is a specialist in adult and child psychiatry at Harvard University, USA, where she also holds a doctorate in Forensic Psychiatry and a master's degree in Public Health as well as in Couple Therapy. He has also taught children's psychiatry and psychopharmacology at the University.

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Priscila Alarcón

Priscila Alarcón

Psychologist

Priscila Alarcón has a degree in Psychology from the University of Málaga. From the beginning of her career, she has been dedicated to the treatment of eating disorders; anorexia nervosa, bulimia and binge eating disorders.

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Gema Gutierrez

Gema Gutierrez

Psychologist

Gema Gutierrez Spiteri has a degree in Psychology from the University of Granada in 2000. In 2003, she traveled to Northampton, UK, where she treated children with learning disabilities and reading skills while expanding her education at St. Andrew's Hospital (Mental Health Hospital).

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Cristina Blanco

Cristina Blanco

Psychologist

Cristina Blanco was born in Málaga in 1975 and has a degree in Psychology since 1998. In that same year, she began an intensive professional collaboration with GACAR (Grupo Asociativo de Alcohólicos Rehabilitados, or Associative Group of Rehabilitated Alcoholics), until 1977. In that year, she took a course for a Master's Degree in "Sexology and Sexual Therapy", which ended in 2000.

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Maria Steffensen

Maria Steffensen

Nutritional Therapist

Maria Steffensen is our nutritional therapist and lifestyle mentor, dedicated to making your road to recovery smoother, healthier and long-term. She received her qualifications from the Department of Functional Medicine at the prestigious Centre for Nutrition and Therapy, Denmark, and is also a qualified and experienced social worker and family counsellor.

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Malue Claudi

Malue Claudi

Yoga Instructor

Malue Claudi is a certified and experienced Hatha Yoga instructor. She has taught in several countries, including Spain, Denmark, Thailand and the USA, and continues to explore different paths of yoga and meditation. Seeing how many students came to yoga classes to heal aches and pains made Malue further enhance her knowledge of profound Yin Yoga.

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Willie

Willie

Chef

Our expert Chef Willie provides all meals during your stay, using fresh, healthy ingredients, working alongside our nutritionist to ensure increased health benefits. Chef Willie has over 10 years Specialist experience in Sushi, having worked in some of the Highly recognized restaurants worldwide.

Evo

Evo

Chef

Our experienced chef prepares specialist meals, which are healthy, nutritious and tailored to specific dietary requirements.

Chica

Chica

Recovery Dog

Chica, herself rescued as a puppy and given a home of love and care at Villa Paradiso and offers support for those who have entered addiction recovery. Animals have a lot to offer those struggling from addiction. Chica seems to "know" and becomes a loyal friend and companion to our patients during their stay with us.