The mission of Haven House Treatment Centers is to provide a complete wrap-around continuum of treatment for clients struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our mission is borne from the empathy and understanding we have for the devastating effects of addiction as well as the great hope and certainty we place in the healing process. To carry out our mission we offer the most effective evidence-based therapies provided by the leading experts in the field.
Jeremy Stanton founded Haven House in 2004, after realizing there was a void in the crucial period between inpatient treatment and the return to everyday life. Drawing from his own personal experience, Jeremy built a series of luxury sober living homes that provided the necessary fellowship and structure that had been vital in his own recovery. After working with thousands of residents and their families, he started Haven House Treatment Services, providing relief through comprehensive clinical services for those suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders.
Jordan Aronoff has been with Haven House for the past 5 years. He is both the Program Director/Chief Operations Officer for Haven House Outpatient Services as well as Haven House Santa Monica Sober Living. Jordan received his BA in Behavioral Sciences from The University of Arizona (Tucson).
With over a decade of personal sobriety when she began graduate school, Francesca made concerted efforts to find training sites outside of the field of addiction – including Didi Hirsch Community Mental Health Center, and The Antioch University Counseling Center – so that she could bring this rich and diverse experience back where she always knew she belonged: working in Dual Diagnosis treatment. Francesca has been influenced by many great clinicians and clinical modalities along the way: psychoanalytic, psychodynamic as well as solution-focused, existential and trans-personal thinkers have helped her form her way of meeting clients where they are without judgment or agenda.
A New York native, Melissa received her BA in Psychology from Fairfield University in Connecticut and Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California here in Los Angeles. For the past 10 years, she has been working within residential treatment facilities as well as intensive outpatient programs throughout the Los Angeles area. Melissa’s specialties include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, addiction recovery, case management, Individual & Group therapy and couples and family.
After completing her graduate work here in Los Angeles, Devorah trained at a community-based clinic and worked with at-risk teens before beginning to work with individuals with eating disorders. She developed and ran a Partial Day Treatment Program at a leading eating disorder treatment center here in the LA area. At several inpatient and outpatient treatment centers Devorah has worked with those in recovery from alcoholism or addiction who are now confronting their disordered eating or body image issues.
Having specialized in the treatment of addictive and compulsive disorders, Maxine has worked in some of the most well know addiction treatment centers in Los Angeles. While working with both the duel diagnosed community as well as those reentering society after decades of incarceration, she quickly earned her reputation as a fierce client advocate.Maxine comes to our program with extensive experience in child development, relationships and a passion for interpersonal neurobiology and the healing of trauma. She is a California State Certified-Child Sexual Assault Advocate, and gives care and voice to silenced victims. Her hard earned insight and empathy provide a tremendous sense of hope and comfort to our clients.
Emma Bodganoff, MFT-I
Since moving to Los Angeles two years ago, Emma has worked with individuals facing eating disorders.Her experiences working with these individuals have built a foundation for co-occurring addictionsincluding drugs and alcohol. While peeling through the layers of addiction, Emma has helped individualsfind peace with their body and mind. In outpatient settings, she facilitates group, individual and familytherapy. Using a cognitive behavior approach, Emma facilitates groups to build healthy boundaries, communication skills, and better ways to cope.
Laurie Cousins is a Mindfulness group facilitator at Haven House. She has a B.A. in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and is a graduate of the InnerKids Mindfulness Professional Training program, co-founded by Susan Kaiser-Greenland. Laurie has been studying at the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA for the past two years with Diana Winston and will complete the Certification Mindfulness Facilitation program in Dec. 2014. Laurie, who has been in recovery for over 28 years, is passionate about providing useful skills and tools to help clients cultivate and maintain long term recovery.
As a strengths-based coach, Sheryl’s passion is helping people discover their life purpose through meaningful work, empowering relationships and ongoing personal development. Her M.A. is in Psychology, and she is a certified Job and Career Transition Coach. The focus of group career coaching is to have clients identify their career values, motivated skills, and occupational interests, and then build job search skills such as effective networking, interviewing, and resume writing to ultimately create both an online and in-person professional presence that reflects their unique brand.
Yoga Group Facilitator
Pia has been a yoga practitioner for over 15 years. She teaches yoga and Recovery Yoga in various studios and treatment centers across Los Angeles. Her passion lies in guiding those who have experienced trauma and/or addiction through a practice that is gentle and restorative. It incorporates a combination of breath, movement, stretching, and stillness. This practice allows the learner to come back to a sense of safety and comfort in exploring what drives our actions. One is able to cultivate a positive regard for the body, and strengthen the resilience to deal with painful or uncomfortable emotions that arise. This often allows the client a way of syncing the mind, body, and spirit.