Our Clinical Team

Dr. Venice Sanchez

Medical Director

Orange County

Dr. Christian Small

Medical Director

Sacramento

Dr. Katie Hirst

Medical Director

San Diego County

Dr. Ian Johnson

Medical Director

Sacramento

Dr. David Sisemore

Psychiatrist

 

Lauren Cabaldon

M.A.

LMFT #102540

Clinical Director

San Diego County

Shanda Givens

M.A.

LMFT #51853

Program Director

Sacramento County

Sean Bezdek

MBA

LMFT #39275

Program Director

Sacramento County

Kristen Smith

LMFT 114143

Program Director

Orange Ave

Dr. Sarah Dewey

Clinical Forensic Psychologist

Program Director

KOA Men's Residential

Orange County

Emily Majano

M.S.

AMFT #113842

Program Director

Lani Women’s Residential

Orange County

Eaman Saadatifard

B.A., CADC-ll

Program Director

San Diego County

Terrah Osborne

LVN

VN 281795

Program Director

Orange County

Sarah Floyd

M.S., AMFT

Program Therapist

Orange County

Megan Ahrens

AMFT #114314, APCC #6614

Program Therapist

Orange County

Jake Stowell

AMFT

Program Therapist

Orange County

Daun Bauman

LVN

Detox Manager

San Diego County

Ellyn Silverman-Linnetz

R.D., M.P.H.

CEDRD Health and Wellness Specialist

Orange County

Jamie Jones

M.A.

Clinical Counselor

Licensed Professional

Intern Program Therapist

Sacramento

Tania Massamiri

Ph.D.

Sound and Reiki Healer

San Diego

Katherine McDonough

MA, AMFT

Program Therapist

Orange County

Kindra Kuntz

MS, AMFT

Program Therapist

San Diego County

Angie King

LVN

Detox Manager

Fair Oaks


Cristina Arenales

M.S

AMFT #121228, APCC #8414

Lani Program Therapist

Orange County

Dr. Stephanie Wolfe

DBT Skills Group Facilitator

San Diego

Darby Hanson

CMP, YT

Yoga Instructor and Energy Healer

San Diego

Beth Dammeyer

BS, RADT I

Case Manager

San Diego

Michele Maalea

CADC II # RA8471116

Case Manager

Orange County

Leslie Chappelle

CADC-I

Case Manager

Orange County

Coleman Geater

RADT-1

Program Manager

Orange County

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