CLEAR RECOVERY CENTER STAFF

Clinical Staff

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DR. SEAN O’HARA PSY.D, NCAC I, SAP


CLINICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Sean O’Hara is a Licensed Psychologist with 26 years of experience providing psychiatric services for individuals seeking relief from addictive diseases and mental illness.

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He utilizes cognitive, psychodynamic, and behavioral existential therapies to treat individuals with substance abuse and co-occurring disorders. As Clear Recovery Center’s Clinical Director, Dr. Sean O’Hara spearheads a multidisciplinary staff of psychiatrists, therapists, clinical social workers, and certified counselors.

Dr. O’Hara served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Addiction Specialists and the National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors (NAADAC) for nine years. Dr. O’Hara has experience working with a diverse population of corporations, athletes in collegiate and national sports associations as well as celebrities in the entertainment industry. A pundit for sober living, Dr. O’Hara is dedicated to advancing clinical practices for sustainable relief from addiction and mental illness.

Dr. O’Hara enjoys live music, surfing, traveling, and all that Southern California has to offer.


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BASEL SHADFAN, M.A.


PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Basel serves as Program Director at Clear Recovery Center. His firsthand experience and in-depth knowledge of recovery make him a valuable contribution to the Clear Recovery Center Team.

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Basel has over seven years of experience working with both adolescents and young adults in addiction recovery. His compassion, professionalism and personal drive make him an exemplary role model.

Basel holds a Masters of Arts degree in counseling from Antioch University. In his spare time, Basel enjoys snowboarding, exercise, hiking and spending time at the beach.

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DR. MARTHA KOO, M.D.


MEDICAL DIRECTOR

Dr. Martha B. Koo, M.D., a graduate of Princeton University and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, completed her psychiatry residency training at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Institute and her psychoanalytic training at the New Center for Psychoanalysis.

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She is double Board Certified in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine and has over 20 years of experience providing psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and pharmaceutical treatment for individuals and families.


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DIANE BAGATOURIAN, MS, LMFT


ADOLESCENT PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Diane received her Master of Science Degree in Marital and Family Therapy from California State University, Dominquez Hills.

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She is a member of the California Association of Marital and Family Therapists. Diane has over 14 years of experience providing psychotherapy to individuals, families, couples and children in the South Bay.

Diane is passionate about her work and feels proud to work for an outpatient facility that is dedicated to recovery, integrity and family. In her spare time, Diane enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending theater and music events and broadening her cultural experience.


 

Therapists


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SHAWN HOWARD, AMFT


THERAPIST

Shawn earned his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University (Marriage & Family Therapy 2009) and is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts (BFA Theater/Acting 1992).

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DR. REID HANLON, Psy D


THERAPIST

Dr. Reid Hanlon has spent more than a decade working in the mental health field. His experience providing psychological assessments, psychotherapy, and case management allows him to serve individuals, couples and families who struggle with substance abuse or mental health issues.

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Known for being direct, authentic and deeply compassionate, Dr. Hanlon seeks to help break the dysfunctional behavior patterns that prevent people from becoming the individuals they are meant to be. Dr. Hanlon lives in the South Bay of Los Angeles with his wife and two young boys. He also had private practice offices located both in Redondo Beach and Manhattan Beach.



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EVAN PAPADAKIS, LCSW


THERAPIST

Evan Papadakis is a graduate of the University of Southern California with a Masters in Social Work. At Clear Recovery Center, Evan creates individualized treatment plans for adolescent clients ranging from recovery goals to life aspirations, by encouraging daily discipline and continual self-reflection to help clients achieve success.

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His primary practice is Gestalt therapy, an existential and experiential form of psychotherapy. He emphasizes personal responsibility, a therapist–client relationship and environmental and social contexts of the client’s life in the recovery process.

Born and raised in South Bay, Evan offers valuable experience with the youths’ challenges, such as balancing academics, social pressures and family relationships. Evan is also highly specialized in school intervention for at-risk teens with 5 years of dedication to the South Bay youth community, counseling 1st to 12th grade students. Evan intuitively understands how to approach, mentor and inspire troubled youth.


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BRIAN LUTZ, AMFT


THERAPIST

Brian earned his Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. He is an alumni and graduate of Clear’s outpatient program. After personally experiencing what the program has to offer and realizing the impact that it had on his life, Brian is eager to help others in their recovery.

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Brian’s areas of strength include working with chronic illness, substance abuse, and helping people who are struggling with relationship and family issues. Additionally he focuses on helping people to identify and work through their unique areas of struggle in order to achieve their optical performance. Brian believes that by increasing awareness of specific areas of struggle, incorporating new perspectives and integrating new experiences, people can become more flexible and have more productive responses to life’s challenges. Born and raise din the South Bay, Brian is excited for the opportunity to help his local community to live more meaningful, productive and fulfilling lives.

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KRISTINA CLELAND, AMFT


THERAPIST

Kristina earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from San Diego State University and Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy from USC. She has extensive experience with adolescents, adults, families and groups in the outpatient treatment setting working with co-occurring disorders such as addiction and mental health.

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Kristina has worked as a therapist in the private practice setting in Hermosa Beach, CA with adolescents, teens, adults, and families struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and addiction. Kristina’s passion is to work with individuals struggling with addiction, and the underlying issues that drive the addiction. She utilize a variety of therapy approaches depending on the clients’ needs such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodynamic, person-centered, and mindfulness.



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SOPHIA GALANO, LCSW


THERAPIST

Sophia Galano, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (#87234). After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts from Pitzer College, Sophia earned a Masters Degree from New York University.

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Sophia specializes in adolescent and young adult therapy, with a focus in addiction and chemical dependency. Sophia utilizes a creative approach in pursuing a deeper understanding of the human psyche, and has extensive experience in residential, inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition to her clinical role at Clear Recovery Center, Sophia provides individual and family therapy at Manhattan Beach Professional Group. As a trained fine artist, Sophia may also incorporate art and creative therapies into her work. Sophia is an active member of the National Associate of Social Workers.


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LINDSEY RAE ACKERMAN, MFTT, CHHC, RADT-I


THERAPIST

Lindsey Rae is a Certified Health and Life Coach and a Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee currently finishing her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University. She has also completed a specialized course for Addiction and Eating Disorders at The Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies.

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An ever-evolving student and teacher who’s compassionately driven journey to healing her own trauma led to a dynamic career in design, personal development, and wellness all through a spiritual lens.

Combining years of interpersonal-organizational management and creative visual merchandising experience with personal therapeutic endeavors, spiritual studies, and professional training in a number of holistic healing modalities, Lindsey creates a unique environment for her client’s transformational healing journey.

Offering an inspiring blend of coaching, mentoring, and counseling she supports courageous humans in what she likes to call “self-directed evolution.”

She is committed to gently challenging individuals to drop beneath the surface level chaos of the self-help and wellness world to focus on the real (inner) work. Guiding them along the path and encouraging them to cultivate more depth and beauty in their life while reminding them of their collective responsibility and connection to one another.

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GRACIE WALKER, MFTT


ADMISSIONS COORDINATOR /
THERAPIST

Gracie Walker is a Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee who received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in ‘Addiction & Recovery’ from Antioch University.

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Gracie has experience working with clients who struggle with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, addiction and personality disorders. Gracie is especially interested in the correlation between trauma and addiction, and is currently furthering her education on the topic by pursuing licensure in EMDR therapy.






Case Managers

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JAMIE ARTHUR, CATC, CADC-CAS


CASE MANAGER

Jamie Arthur is a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor with five years of experience in substance abuse treatment. Prior to her time at Clear, Jamie was a counselor and program coordinator at a structured sober living for women with children.

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She has also worked at an IOP facility that serves adolescents and adults.

Driven by her personal experience of getting sober with four young children at home, Jamie has dedicated the last few years of her life to guiding women to live a healthy lifestyle free from alcohol and drugs. Her personal experience, her strong belief in the 12-step model of recovery and her passion for helping others reconnect with their families make her an incredible asset to the Clear family.

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MADISON DECKER, RADT-I


CASE MANAGER

Madison Decker works at Clear Recovery Center as a Case Manager. Madison has aspired to work in recovery and help adolescences dealing with similar issues that she has learned to overcome herself.

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Prior to this job, she has worked with children of disabilities giving one-on-one aid in school activities, while also running assisted sports programs with children living with Autism. She has an Associates Degree in Sociology and is currently attending Cal State Dominguez Hills.

She openly shares her experience with cyberbullying to help teens become more aware of the potential harmful effects of social media and tech usage. Madison is currently training to serve as a Case Manager at Clear Recovery Center to work with adolescents and to follow her passion of helping those in need.


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ALICIA MOLINA, RADT-I


CASE MANAGER

Alicia has been serving Clear Recovery Center as a case manager for over two years. Her passion for working in recovery comes from a love and respect for those trying to get well, better themselves, and recover from the disease of addiction.

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She is passionate about her own sobriety, and she is honored to give back the gift of recovery to our Clear clients.

Alicia’s favorite part about working in recovery is witnessing “the magical shift” that happens for others in the areas of sustained sobriety, health and wellness, family and relationships, and spirituality.

Alicia is currently pursuing her CDAC-I and looks forward to enrolling in an undergraduate program in psychology, so that she can become a therapist and a life coach. In her spare time, she loves spending quality time with her family and kids, going to the gym, and spending quiet time at home.


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BECKY RICHARDS


GROUP FACILITATOR

Becky joins Clear Recovery Center as a Case Manager helping guide others through their journey in recovery. Becky graduated from UCLA Extension in 2018 with a certificate in Drug and Alcohol Counseling.

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Becky has has made the decision to work in the recovery field stemming from a long-standing passion to help others with personal struggles and hopes to help her clients at Clear Recovery Center by sharing her own experience.

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DAVE BARGE, CADC-I


CASE MANAGER

Dave Barge has served in the recovery/treatment community in several different capacities during his 46 years of sobriety. He has been on the Board of several transitional living homes including the House of Hope, Serenity House and House of Miracles.

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Working with the National Council of Alcoholism beginning in 1980 (which supports many 12 step houses), Dave has a deep knowledge of what it takes to help people in recovery. He has worked in several hospital setting including Gardena Memorial Hospital, South Bay Hospital and Long Beach Memorial Hospital. He is also a founding member of “Wayback Inn” detox center. He is also a founder and current CEO of the South Bay Family Roundup convention for AA and Al-Anon.



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PETER EHRENFRIED, RADT-I


CASE MANAGER

Peter is a Case Manager at Clear Recovery Center. His experience with addiction and recovery inspires Peter to help clients build new lives for themselves in sobriety. He is currently working towards his CADC-I.

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Peter is dedicated to passing the gift of recovery to those in need, and having the opportunity to guide clients at Clear with their sobriety, relationships, and emotional stability motivates him.

Peter’s strong foundation in the 12-step model of recovery and aptitude for helping others make him a valuable addition to the Clear Recovery team. He feels fortunate for the opportunity to work with clients and is eager to give away what he has gained from his own experience in sobriety. In his free time, Peter enjoys exercise, playing sports, and spending time with family.

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THOMAS HOFFMAN


CASE MANAGER

Thomas is a Case Manager currently working towards his CADC. Thomas has been apart of the Los Angeles recovery community for over 9 years and enjoys assisting newly sober individuals find freedom from addiction the way he has. Aside from work, Thomas insists on enjoying life through surfing, exercise and spending quality time with friends and family.

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DELANEY MCCASLIN


CASE MANAGER

Delaney is a Case Manager at Clear Recovery Center. Delaney has been working in the field for 7 years and has been apart of the recovery community for over 9 years. Delaney is passionate and dedicated to help women in recovery and better improve their lives. Aside from work, Delaney enjoys hikes with her dog and spending quality time with her friends and family.



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SEBASTIAN MARTIN, RADT-I


CASE MANAGER

Sebastian has been working in drug and alcohol treatment for the past 5 years and has a passion for assisting people as they work through areas of life similar to the ones that he has struggled with. Before joining the team at Clear Recovery Center, Sebastian was a program director for New Life House East.

Sebastian is currently attending school, and is RAD-T certified. Sebastian takes pride in having the opportunity to help and assist individuals who are struggling with mental health, and or substance abuse.

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JESSICA MOSS, MFA


GROUP FACILITATOR

Jess received her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts from The University of Washington and earned her BFA from Boston University.

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Jess is passionate about providing the best care possible to clients and giving back to a community that has done so much for her. Jess holds her RADT-I and is currently pursuing her CATC. In her spare time, Jess loves to travel, write and spend time with her friends.

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ROSA BLASI, MFTT


CASE MANAGER

Rosa is a Marriage & Family Therapist Trainee, who received her BA in Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles and will complete her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in ‘Addiction & Recovery’ from the same university in June 2019.

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Rosa believes that addiction is often a response to trauma and she has attended workshops for the treatment of sexual trauma, eating disorders, LGBTQ counseling and domestic violence and believes that being honest, transparent and forthcoming in a therapeutic context is most beneficial to the client. Rosa has past experience working with women struggling with alcohol and substance abuse at Miriam’s House, a non-profit sober living facility based in Los Angeles and experiential learning as a member of Al-anon.



Operations Team


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MIKE JOLY


CEO

Mike Joly is the CEO of Clear Recovery Center, with over 20 years of experience in addiction and mental health recovery. Mike has devoted his entire career to helping individuals and their families heal and recover from substance abuse and co-occurring disorders.

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His passion for recovery is unparalleled. He has built a wealth of knowledge and experience that translates across many disciplines.

Mike is actively involved in bringing community awareness to living a positive and healthy lifestyle by working as a substance abuse and prevention consultant to various educational and healthcare systems. His expertise has provided him guest appearances in major media outlets throughout the United States. Mike is also a prominent figure in the South Bay recovery community. He is heavily involved with numerous non-profits and gives back through a variety of impactful organizations. Mike’s experience and love of helping others allow him to bring his own unique brand of passion, enthusiasm and warmth to prospective clients and their families.

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JEANETTE BARRETO, MPA


DIRECTOR OF BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Jeanette Barreto is the Director of Business Development at Clear Recovery Center and holds a BA in Sociology from California State University, Fullerton and a Master’s degree in Public Administration with an emphasis in Organizational Leadership from National University.

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Jeanette has a background in executing outreach and business development for mental health and substance abuse organizations across California. She has aided in the development of programs from the ground up to meet the need for mental health and substance abuse services for both adolescents and adults, and loves working in a sector where her work benefits so many individuals in need.

Jeanette has worked in both the public and private sectors; developing strategic partnerships and linking professionals and patients to mental health and substance abuse programs. She believes that relationship building and collaboration are key to ensure that professionals, family members and those in need of mental health and substance abuse services know where to find help.

Jeanette is passionate about helping others access resources and support during the most challenging times in their lives. She combines her education and experience to ensure that necessary services and programs are accessible to both professionals and the community.


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DAISY BARAJAS


OFFICE MANAGER

Prior to her time at Clear, Daisy worked in the real estate industry as a paralegal and mortgage loan processor. She will be applying her stellar customer service skills and her highly organized work style to support our clinical and operations teams in providing excellent clinical services.

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Of all her duties, Daisy is most excited to watch clients grow and thrive during their treatment at Clear.

In her spare time, Daisy enjoys spending time with friends, family and her dog Sparky, traveling, and going to the movie theater. You may also find her and her daughter hanging out with Mickey Mouse at Disneyland on her days off.


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GRICELA MENDOZA


ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Gricela joins the Clear Recovery Center staff as an administrative assistant. Her past work experience in the hospitality industry as well as helping people get back on their feet with credit repair has helped move her into an even more empathetic role of helping others navigate through their own recovery.

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Having a brother go through his own experience in recovery, her own personal experience and insight to addiction has motivated her to help others through Clear Recovery Center’s various programs. Gricela enjoys being part of a team in order to make sure all of the Center’s needs and requirements are not only met, but exceeded.

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RYAN BURSIK, CADC-I


QUALITY ASSURANCE MANAGER

Ryan has been sober for 9 years and has been working in the field of recovery for the past few, managing and directing a sober living home.

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Ryan has a passion for helping others and utilizing his experience to guide clients by serving as a peer counselor to them. In his free time he enjoys going to the beach, hiking and bike riding.


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MONICA JUAREZ


DIRECTOR OF HUMAN RESOURCES

Monica handles all of the Human Resource responsibilities for New Life House. Prior to working here, she had experience in the Aerospace and Defense industries as a recruiter and human resources coordinator. She looks forward to bringing her expertise to New Life House in any way she can.

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Monica is hard working, efficient, and understanding-a great combination to have for anyone within a Human Resources role. In her spare time she is either listening to music, at the movies watching the latest marvel flick, at the beach or park with her puppy Chester or reading her favorite comics and books with her cat Pebbles.


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ANNE SPINNER


YOGA INSTRUCTOR

Anne has been teaching yoga since 2009. Trained in the vinyasa modality of yoga, Anne brings all sorts of aspects of the yogic lifestyle into her practice to strengthen mind and body in an equal and balanced way. Using mindfulness and meditation in a variety of ways, Anne helps each student to find something within the practice that they enjoy and will take with them to use as a tool for many years to come.

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MARINA BRAFF, LMFT


CLINICAL OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Marina Braff is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She works in the South Bay as a private practice therapist, specializing in adolescents and working with individuals struggling with anxiety, depression and managing life transitions.

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Marina has presented all around the South Bay on topics ranging from teens and technology to communication in the workplace and time management. She has presented at local schools, various community programs, including National Charity League and businesses such as Air New Zealand and Manduka.

Marina is responsible for connecting with local clinicians, psychiatrists, and physicians in the South Bay to spread the word on all that is happening at Clear Recovery. Additionally, Marina works with local schools and community organizations to organize educational events and curates meaningful networking opportunities for mental health providers.


 

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Locations

Redondo Beach Location
201 Herondo Street
Redondo Beach, CA 90277

Manhattan Beach Location
515 N Sepulveda Blvd Suite B
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

Torrance Location
Coming Soon!

Hours

Monday : 9AM–8PM
Tuesday : 9AM–8PM
Wednesday : 9AM–8:30PM
Thursday : 9AM–8PM
Friday : 9AM–8PM
Saturday : 9AM–6PM
Sunday : Closed