The Team at Calm Rehab
Calm Rehab Bali is led by an internationally qualified clinical team which is comprised of counsellors, psychologists and dedicated group facilitators who are onsite throughout the week, complemented by our 24-hour medical team and professionally experienced support staff from the UK, Australia and Indonesia.
Our team are passionate about their work and their extensive experience in the fields of addiction, mental health and trauma ensures our clientele are in the best possible hands to make lasting positive changes while our hospitality team work tirelessly to provide a superb level of comfort for our clients for the duration of their stay.
Jack – Founder
Originally from the UK, although a long-time resident of Bali, Jack is the founder of Calm Rehab and oversees all aspects of Calm Rehab’s managerial operations. Jack also works with our clients prior to their arrival at Calm to help prepare their treatment plans and provide early stage support.
Jack’s personal experiences in rehab inspired him to create not just a place to get sober, but a place that instils lasting confidence, offering ongoing support while providing the tools to enable people to live their own dreams, free from the limitations of addiction and mental health challenges.
Jack is passionate about person centered treatment, demonstrating the benefits of embracing change, staying motivated… and keeping a sense of humour along the way.
“The reality as I see it, is that there are so many different ways to overcome problematic substance use. The challenge is finding the right approach for the individual, and identifying what is going on behind the scenes that is driving the addictive behaviours. One we have worked through these underlying issues, the future is bright”.
Andy – Director of Operations
Andy launched Calm together with Jack back in 2018 and as our Director of Operations he oversees all areas of the company.
With a long established background in Business Management, Andy brings to Calm a steady hand helping with financial planning, business growth and sustainability while managing human resources and promoting the professional development of Calm’s staff.
Andy also has a passion for community work and is the driving force behind Calm’s charitable foundation which provides mental health support services and rehabilitation to disadvantaged communities across the island.
Dr. Joy, Sp.KJ – Consulting Psychiatrist
Dr Joy, Sp.KJ is Calm’s consulting Psychiatric Doctor whereby she assists Calm in meeting the varying psychiatric needs of our clients.
Highly knowledgeable, understanding and supportive, Dr Joy is truly an expert in her field. She provides her insight, advice and assistance to Calm’s clinical and medical teams, as well as consulting directly with our clients as required.
Dr Joy completed her Psychiatric Specialist education at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Indonesia. Dr. Joy is a member of the Indonesian Association of Mental Medicine Specialists (PDSKJI), as well as the Indonesian Doctors Association (IDI).
Matt MBACP – Consulting Counsellor
Professional, knowledgeable and understanding, Matt lends his experience to Calm supporting the counselling team and working with some of Calm’s clients in one-to-one sessions.
Working to the highest professional standards, Matt holds a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and is a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as the Federation of Drug & Alcohol Practitioners.
Matt’s own personal journey and experience of addiction have given him great empathy and understanding providing him with a passionate focus for helping others to break the cycle of addiction and live a meaningful life in recovery.
“I have a passion for working in the area of addiction because my own personal journey took me to places I never thought I could return from. Helping others find their way has provided the most rewarding experiences of my life”.
Nick – Facility Manager
Nick is from the northern beaches of Sydney and from a young age spent years in active addiction before going through intensive rehabilitation himself and turning his life around. Nick now shares his experience, strength and hope with Calm’s clients in his role as Client Support and his good sense of humour and down-to-earth nature make him a valuable member of the team.
Nick is a keen surfer with a passion for travel, food and 12 Step recovery. As well as holding a Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs, Nick is also a fully qualified Personal Trainer and works with our clients on an individual basis to assist them in improving their physical health.
“when I was struggling my addiction caused ripples throughout my family, friends and community, now that I am sober I have learned that by giving back I can help others who are in the same position that I was in and show them that there is a way out”
Josh – Program Coordinator
Josh has over 10 years’ experience working in rehabilitation and in his role as Calm’s Program Coordinator he works closely with Calm’s clients to ensure they are supported in reaching their individual goals.
Specializing in neurolinguistic programming, reality therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, Josh is approachable and passionate about helping our clients make positive change.
His background and expertise lies in criminal justice, drug rehabilitation, community activism and peer mentorship. Josh also has a passion for music production and has performed at numerous exclusive international venues.
Dr. Witsqa – Health & Wellness Specialist
Dr. Witsqa is a passionate medical doctor from Jakarta, who graduated with dual degrees and honours from Universitas Indonesia and University of Melbourne.
She is currently the Health & Wellness specialist at Calm where she applies the knowledge she acquired through her work as a research assistant in the Psychiatry Department in Indonesia’s National Hospital (RSCM-FKUI), as well as her certifications from Johns Hopkins and Yale University on Psychological First Aid and Addiction Treatment, combined with her medical knowledge as a general practitioner.
Aside from her work at Calm Rehab in Bali, Dr Witsqa is also the co-founder of a non-profit mental health organisation, a public speaker, and a mental health empowerment coach supporting mental health inequity and destigmatizing mental health disorders in Indonesia.
Jack A – Clinical Support
Jack spent his teenage years lost in an addiction to crystal meth, this led to mental health issues and homelessness however after successful rehabilitation he was able to turn his life around to become an inspiration for many.
Jack has worked professionally within drug and alcohol rehabilitation for 5 years during which time he has achieved numerous qualifications including a Diploma of Alcohol & Other Drugs (AOD), a Diploma of Mental Health and most recently he qualified as an instructor to facilitate Mental Health First Aid courses.
A keen sportsman, Jack’s hobbies include running and endurance tests, Aussie rules football and when he’s not working or working out he can usually be found in an ice bath or having a massage!
Jack joins the Calm Rehab team as Clinical Support, working closely with our clients to provide all the support they need to bring about healthy change while sharing his experience.
Yoshi – Senior Support
Yoshi is Calm Rehab’s Senior Support worker which sees him working closely with Calm’s residential clients as well as assisting our Facility Manager with day-to-day operational management.
Yoshi turned his life around following a lengthy battle with addiction and turned to education, studying Theology where he earned a masters. He has also studied trauma healing and counselling.
Yoshi is popular with clients who find his enthusiasm contagious however he is also an excellent listener and someone who can be relied upon for emotional support. Yoshi lists his hobbies as basketball, surfing and playing dominos.
“I like the different challenges that this work brings, because every person I work with is dealing with their own unique set of challenges and their circumstances can be so different. I have always found my role at Calm to be rewarding and enjoyable”.
Princess – Admin Manager
Princess is our Admin Manager. Her role includes providing support to the Facility Manager, managing all paperwork and helping to manage all online systems. She is also involved with the activities of Calm’s charitable foundation which provides support to disadvantaged communities.
Princess is originally from Jakarta, but has been a Bali resident for almost all her life. Princess’ hobbies include running, jungle trekking, travel, photography and kicking back with Netflix.
“I like working here, mainly because it is a positive atmosphere and also because I find it rewarding that even though I usually don’t work directly with our clients, that I can play a supporting role to their experience here at Calm”.
Jovita – Client Support
Originally from Jakarta, Jovita graduated university with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and in 2022 she joined Calm. Jovita works within the client support team here at Calm to help our clients to achieve their various goals.
Jovita’s interest in Clinical Psychology led her to a number of volunteer positions with various government departments, where she developed an interest in rehabilitation.
When Jovita isn’t working she can often be found volunteering, playing sports, or enjoying down time with friends and family.
“I like work which lets me interact with people and where no two days are the same. I wouldn’t want to work in an office and so working alongside the clinical team here at Calm, providing close support to our clients is really what I enjoy”.
Dwik AMD.KEP – Head Nurse
Dwik joined the team in early 2021 and in her role as Head Nurse she coordinates with our consulting doctors, while overseeing the rest of the onsite team of nurses to ensure our clients receive the highest standards of care around the clock.
Dwik graduated with a Diploma Level 3 from STIKES university here in Bali in 2015 and has worked for 6 years as a full time nurse, with 2 years spent working exclusively within the rehabilitation setting whereby established herself as a real favorite amongst the clients she works with due to her sense of humor and excellent communication skills.
“For me working within this environment presents exciting challenges as I get to work closely with such a wide range of people, with different stories and different needs. I love being part of the team here, everyone enjoys the work we do and I think that translates very well to our clients”.
Dr. Ristie, MBiomed (AAM) – Consulting General Practitioner
Dr. Ristie, MBiomed (AAM) is the Consulting General Practitioner with Calm Rehab. She is available to consult with our clients to ensure their general health needs are met.
Previously based at BIMC (Bali International Medical Centre) and now with her own successful practice, Dr Ristie is one of the most respected and professional doctors in Bali, who brings a wealth of experience to Calm’s medical team.
Dr. Ristie is available to visit our clients for private consultation, or see them at her nearby family practice, located at Tamora Gallery.
Amanda – yoga teacher
Amanda was born and raised in Bali. She was first introduced to yoga by a friend, telling her that yoga can heal the mind and make the body stronger and healthier. She found this very inspirational, in turn it gave her the motivation to start practicing. She was able to discover how yoga works for her, really build on the mind, body and soul both off and on the mat. This created a strong passion to delve deeper into the practice and she completed her scholarship of 200 hours of Yoga teacher training in Ubud and also 100 hours of aerial yoga.
Amanda is currently teaching meditation, hatha, vinyasa, restorative, yin and also aerial yoga.
When Amanda isn’t practicing yoga she can usually be found surfing some of Bali’s world class surf breaks.
Beam – Rehab Dog
Born in Singapore and raised in Bali, Beam is an 8 year old Golden Retriever who was adopted by Calm in early 2019.
He is very friendly, gentle and caring and can usually be found “helping” the gardening team or sleeping under the desk in the management office!