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.
Jenny Rodin is a Family Systems interventionist in private practice in Southern California. She is the founder of Hope Family Interventions, providing intervention, coaching, and recovery support services across the country. She employs a multitude of approaches in her work, allowing for the customization and spontaneity that are integral to success for her clients. Hallmarks of her work include the principles of invitation over ambush, validation over blame, compassion over shame, motivation over confrontation, and “process” over “singular event”. She promotes a long-term engagement of post-intervention support, to coach all the participants into sustainable recovery for the entire family. The launch pad for all of this is always in the development and implementation of healthy personal boundaries. Jenny finds that when participants work on their own boundaries there is a moving away from old intervention strategies that emphasize ultimatums, coercion, and punishment, making room for new family dynamics vested in self-care, self-efficacy, and whole family recovery and wellness. She has been facilitating interventions since 2008.
Jenny has received special training in most evidence-based approaches to intervention, including Community Reinforcement and Family Training (CRAFT), with Dr. Robert Meyers; dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) skills-building for families, with the National Education Alliance on Borderline Personality Disorder, and Dr. Alan Fruzetti; the ARISE Intervention model, with Dr. Judith Landau; and SBIRT and Motivational Interviewing, through UCLA’s Integrated Substance Abuse Programs. Jenny has been a long-term board member of WISEPlace (2012-2018), a transitional housing program for unaccompanied homeless women in Orange County; she served on the Board of Directors and in the role of Vice President for the Network of Independent Interventionists (2015-2017), an international professional association and community resource; and she is an Advisory Board Member with the Institute for the Treatment and Prevention of Mascupathy, an organization that examines issues of gender and intervenes on cultural constructs that reinforce patterns of violence, abuse, addiction, and self-neglect. Jenny is a volunteer for the Orange County United Way and the organizations it fosters, sharing her inspirational story in support of agencies that serve women experiencing abuse, addiction, and homelessness, and that empower them to regain self-sufficient and fulfilling lives.
Jenny believes we are in the midst of a sea-change in the way we treat mental health disorders – one that focuses on evidence-based, outcomes-oriented therapies; that honors multiple disciplines, as well as personal preferences in treatment approach; and that acknowledges unique ways of defining recovery so that the emphasis is on continuing improvement and reduction of risk instead of idealized and often unattainable outcomes. This shift embraces systemic and invitational intervention models rather than acute crisis and “surprise” models; it validates each individual’s personal experience and unique narrative; and it acknowledges “many pathways” for recovery, asking that professionals listen to their clients’ innate wisdom around what resonates for them and what will move them toward success. It’s an exciting time to be in this field -- and Jenny wants to inspire colleagues to grab onto the moment with enthusiasm and momentum, to work to increase our rate of positive results, and to strive to extend those results far into a client’s future, in this way proving that recovery truly is possible for everyone!
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.
Dr Lamport brings 25 years of experience in addiction medicine and is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and a certified Fellow with the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Having worked in hospitals and various treatment centers, in addition to working with individuals in their homes, offering private detox services, Dr Lamport specializes in working with opiate addiction and MAT protocols, when appropriate, in addition to basic psychiatric services and medical care.
Dr Inna Lamport's knowledge, experience and tenure is a rare find, and StayHome is very grateful to have her as part of our team. Clients can trust that they are going to get the care they need and deserve on their recovery journey.
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.
Drug and alcohol treatment has become highly generic in its approach to helping people recover. Not because they are greedy and selfish and heartless (well, some are), 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