Meet Kathie

I really do love my work - helping women of all ages find freedom, real freedom from alcoholism and addiction.  As a Sober Companion, I help women who have experienced relapse and are beginning again or those making the critical transition from the safety of their treatment center to the actual "living their recovery", as they return home.  Together, we re-engage your life routines, responsibilities and relationships, amidst all the triggers and obstacles that may be present. I serve as your personal support, advocate and safety net with the single goal of helping you successfully engage your recovery program in every area of your life.

They didn't have Sober Companions when I began recovery though, 30+ years ago.  And treatment centers were a mere shadow of what they are today.  The agony of alcoholism and addiction - well, that hasn't changed.  It's not easy to articulate the 30+ years since except to say that I clung to recovery, once found.  Eventually, I began to explore different teachings and programs, new practices, every book and new discovery, each a stepping stone to the next - and always leading me to a deeper understanding of how we really work.  So, what I know today, is that while we are all complex beings, we are also innately designed for self-correction - we just need help getting untangled, sometimes a lot of help.  


So, the journey which started out for me in desperation, was ultimately transformed into inspiration. Recovery and healing of all kinds became my life interest and eventually, my life's work.  I have been fortunate to work with, be trained by and aligned with some of the industry's most effective addiction recovery professionals and prominent Treatment Centers of today.  What that can equate to for you is a straighter line in your process of discovery - which is part art and part science - of the building blocks of your recovery program - the one that is designed and works uniquely for you.

And so, I share the hope and promise of what is on the other side of the pains of addiction - that which you do not yet know or perhaps have just seen a glimpse of.  No matter what stage of recovery you are in or what difficulties you have had - your path to freedom from addiction awaits you. 

Industry Certifications & Training

Dr. Michael Lukens, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Ongoing training and work with Dr. Michael Lukens, a highly respected industry veteran who has served as clinical director to some of south florida's prominent recovery programs, author and founder of - his innovative system to help navigate the pathways of self understanding and change processes - based on his theory & upcoming publication of  "The Physics of Emotioning...".   

Business Experience

Craigs on the Table Catering, Inc    1994-2010

Newport Beach, CA  92663

Founder and partner of one of Southern California's premier special event caterers. Served as director of sales, marketing & finance, leading a 50+ employee company to $38 million in lifetime sales.

Kathie has acquired considerable business acumen through various life & professional ventures and is as comfortable engaging C level executives as she is with your home contractor or nanny - a helpful quality in supporting Private Families and high profile Individuals in their homes and lives.

Dr. Cali Estes

The Addictions Academy

The Addictions Coach

  • ​Nationally Certified Sober Companion & Safe Transport

  • Nationally Certified Recovery Coach

  • Nationally Certified Intervention Professional

Ongoing training and work with Dr. Cali Estes in her Concierge Services of The Addiction Coach & Sober on Demand.  Dr. Cali is a seasoned, highly effective Coach & Interventionist with "out of the box" strategies that work. 

Life, Hobbies & Interests

Married to Craig, partner of 35 years and devoted mother to two beautiful daughters.

Hobbies include yoga & meditation, staying fit, the beach, snow boarding or scuba diving when I can, and some tomboy sports.

I enjoy learning - I'm the eternal student but mindful of the sources - garbage in, garbage out!  I like economics & the financial markets but live from the heart. I love my Labrador, wont talk politics but will talk about recovery all day long.

* Bonded & Insured​      * All Recovery modalities honored     * Travel anywhere within the US

Kathie OremusNCSC, NCRC


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