Eric Johnston has worked in drug and alcohol treatment in various business administration capacities, starting in 2002. He is also the Founder of Citizens In Recovery, a life coaching service that helps individuals who are trying to navigate their way through the challenges of recovery. As Executive Director of an outpatient treatment center, Eric helped build a PHP/IOP program that worked with clients who struggled with severe trauma and addictions. He also served as President of the Men's Association of Addiction Treatment (2016-2018) and has consulted with various facilities throughout Southern California. With over 25 years of personal recovery experience, Eric has walked through his own personal challenges, and learned what it really takes to achieve long term recovery.
Over the years, Eric has determined that going away somewhere to "clean up" does not prepare anyone to go back to the life that sent them off to rehab, in the first place. So why not get the help you need, at home, and deal with the exact issues that caused you to drink and use drugs? Eric has built a consortium of extremely talented and ethical, medical practitioners and licensed clinical providers who have agreed to offer care for individuals seeking help. Of course, this solution is not for everyone, and some people need to get out of their current situation. But many people can't, and won't go.
Eric's experience of working with and running treatment centers, his 15 years of corporate business experience; and his passion for helping people find a life of recovery has led to the development of StayHome. Hiring the most qualified and talented individuals to do what is right is critical in executing this objective. Eric is currently completing his MS in Industrial & Organizational Psychology. He is also fascinated by neuroscience, having worked for a neuroscience technology company. As a result, he is always researching and learning about neurobiology, functions of the brain and the nervous system; and the effects of trauma on the human mind.
Dr. Talei received her Doctorate of Psychology (Psy.D.) from Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Dr. Talei has experience treating individuals and their families struggling with substance abuse issues, and has worked primarily with children and adolescents with various disabilities such as autism, and difficulties with learning and attention. Throughout her career, Dr. Talei has been actively engaged in the assessment of a diverse population and training of other professionals. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Pepperdine University.
Tyler Elias is an Associate Marriage Family Therapist who currently has a private practice in the Agoura Hills area. He obtained his Master of Psychology from California Lutheran University. During his time at CLU, he worked in the school's community clinic where he saw a diverse population of clients. His experience involves working with couples, families and adolescents, with a focus on anxiety, depression, and trauma.
Working from a CBT and Family Systems perspective, with a specialization in trauma, Tyler's approach to therapy promotes a therapeutic environment capable of helping clients with a variety of different life events. Tyler believes success is achieved by identifying unhelpful patterns and replacing them with patterns that allow the client to achieve success. These patterns may be the result of the client's upbringing, or past trauma. Through a collaborative process, he works with his clients to help them discover the best version of themselves.
Patricia Lynn Belkowitz has been in practice since 2002 as a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. Employing a variety of energy healing modalities, Patricia is certified in Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and is also certified as a Reiki II Practitioner. She is an initiated Shaman, a dream master. An ordained Reverend, she also holds a Master’s degree in Metaphysical Science.
The focus of her practice is achieving full potential in all areas of life, a state of balance and harmony between mind, body and spirit. She has developed programs to overcome addictive behaviors and the inability to choose healthy ways to achieve comfort and contentment. She is a skilled communicator who is able to help others listen to their inner knowing; to learn how to let go of destructive pleasure habits and to choose better ways to satisfy that desire. Patricia specializes in helping her clients to create more joy in their lives. Providing a safe and nurturing environment of unconditional respect and regard, Patricia considers her practice a sacred trust. She is a compassionate, empathetic healer who guides her clients to a place of self-actualization and authenticity.
Kelly and Rudy are the relationship alchemists, offering a treatment model that provides a healing opportunity for partners who are suffering from watching their loved one deal with addiction. Their expertise is in helping couples to heal, grow and create powerful and connected relationships, as well as, working with entire families to process and resolve the challenges that addiction has brought into their lives. Kelly and Rudy offer online courses, virtual workshops, retreats and coaching services.
Addiction treatment has become highly generic in its approach to helping people recover. Not because they are greedy and selfish, but because they need to meet their bottom line and keep their doors open. Running a rehab is expensive, plain and simple. However, in this process of keeping “heads on beds”, the individual who is struggling gets thrown into a system of care that is designed to help the masses, but isn’t actually doing a lot to provide care for each specific person, based on their situation.See how we are different