Effie Goldberg

Managing Director

Brittany Cohen, LCSW

Executive Director

Joseph Essas


Séamus McKeon

Director of Business Development


Kyle DiFulvio, PsyD

Clinical Director – Trauma & Anxiety-Related Disorders

Allison Welsh, LCSW

Clinical Director – Mental Health & Substance Use Disorders

Dr. Gerrian Wuts

Clinical Supervisor

David Hurwitz, LMFT

Primary Therapist – Magnolia

Carla Nathan, LMFT

Primary Therapist – Canyons

Emily Skelton, LMFT

Art Therapist

David Tucker, LMFT

Drama Therapist

Tanya Rivero, LCSW

Matrix Model Therapist

Kaylin Miller, PsyD

Primary Therapist – Magnolia

Daniel Ahearn, AMFT

Therapist and Meditation Coach

Margaret Hartmann, LMFT

Therapist/ Program Coordinator

Ann Holm, CADC

Counselor and Case Manager – Empress

Marissa Dearborn

Primary Therapist – Empress

Janet Velazquez

Case Manager

Kayla Goldberg

Social Work Intern

Reuben Brody

Social Work Intern

Matt Metcalf

DBT Consultant

Samantha Empero, LMFT

Primary Therapist – Trails

Mary Abzug, ACSW

Primary Therapist – Trails

Pauline Leherbette

Social Work Intern

Melissa Domeyer

Therapist – Santa Clarita

Kristina Navarro, ACSW

Primary Therapist – Canyons


Andrea Restivo

Yoga Teacher

Brandon Jordan

Rock to Recovery

Max Venison

Rock to Recovery Facilitator

María Fenelon

Expressive Arts Facilitator

Ryan Schiffman

Surf Therapy Group Facilitator

Rick Hagaman

Recoveryfit Instructor

Vince Ramos, CPT

Recoveryfit Instructor

Danny Calkins, CPT

Recoveryfit Instructor


Lisa Acosta, MD

Medical Director & Psychiatrist

Sam H. Ross, MD

Internal Medicine Doctor

Lisette Ohana, RN


Josseline Tchoumi, LVN

Nurse – Encino


Nicole Rubin

Admissions Coordinator

Brie McQueen

Admissions Coordinator


Jaq Waldron

Director of Residential Operations

Caroline Szakiel

Executive Chef

Dave Trice

Facility Manager – Empress and Magnolia

Zackary Hale

Facility Manager – Canyon and Lorjen

Taylor Owens

Lead Mentor – Empress

Trey Hyde

Special Projects Manager

Tiffany Rogers

Outreach Liaison

Alison Fogarty, MSW

Head of Utilization Review

Noah Mann

Strategic Growth Manager

Laura Ticho, MSW

Program Coordinator – Encino


Hayden Harrower, M.A.

Director of Education

Derrick Williams