Our team

Haven House Team

The Haven House staff is completely invested in the positive outcomes of our clients. With our broad area of expertise, the Haven House team works with you and your family to develop an individualized treatment plan specially designed for your needs. The goal of each team member is to compassionately and professionally guide you through every phase of your recovery. Our goal is to provide an unparalleled recovery experience.

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 K. Stanton
Jeremy K. Stanton
Jeremy K. Stanton

Founder | Executive Director

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Jeremy K. Stanton

Founder | Executive Director

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.

Maxine Marks, MFT
Maxine Marks, MFT
Maxine Marks, MFT

Primary Therapist

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Maxine Marks, MFT

Clinical Program Director

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.

Drew Mottinger, MFT
Drew Mottinger, MFT
Drew Mottinger, MFT

Therapist MFT

Drew Mottinger, MFT

Primary Therapist

Drew specializes in solution focused and cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of Substance Abuse Disorders and other co-occurring disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Major Depression, Trauma and process addiction. Drew has extensive experience working with artists who are struggling with addiction. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a BA in Music Industry from USC. His therapeutic approach is geared towards meeting the unique needs of his clients while empowering them to transform their lives and improve their relationships.

Emma Bodganoff, MFT
Emma Bodganoff, MFT
Emma Bodganoff, MFT

Primary Therapist

Emma Bodganoff, MFT

Primary Therapist

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
Laurie Cousins
Laurie Cousins

Mindfulness Group Facilitator

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Laurie Cousins

Mindfulness Group Facilitator

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.

Sheryl Giffis, M.A., JCTC
Sheryl Giffis, M.A., JCTC
Sheryl Giffis, M.A., JCTC

Career Coaching Group Facilitator

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Sheryl Giffis, M.A., JCTC

Career Coaching Group Facilitator

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.

Hyim Ross, MFT
Hyim Ross, MFT
Hyim Ross, MFT

Therapist

Hyim Ross, MFT

Group Facilitator

Hyim is a licensed therapist and has been working in addiction recovery for several years running groups as well as seeing clients individually. Hyim’s groups focus on self-awareness, communication skills, meditation, cultural, spiritual, and historical influences on addiction and mental illness, self-care skills, and stress management. Hyim brings a unique perspective on recovery as he is also a reiki practitioner and a professional touring musician and producer who has traveled every continent of the world (except Antarctica).

Myrto Lussier, CHT
Myrto Lussier, CHT
Myrto Lussier, CHT

Group Facilitator

Myrto Lussier, CHT

Group Facilitator

Myrto is a certified hypnotherapist, motivational life coach, addiction counselor, and teacher. Hypnotherapy is very useful for addicts in early recovery who find it hard to relax, let go of anxiety, and quiet the mind. Myrto uses drug counselling skills together with hypnotherapy and mindfulness techniques, specifically created to change the triggers in the brain, arrest self-sabotage patterns, release trauma, and redirect the brain's neural networks. Techniques that are proven to help relapse prevention.

Matt Porter, MFT
Matt Porter, MFT
Matt Porter, MFT

Group Facilitator

Matt Porter, MFT

Group Facilitator
Dr. Lisa Powell, PsyD, EMDR/Trauma
Dr. Lisa Powell, PsyD, EMDR/Trauma
Dr. Lisa Powell, PsyD, EMDR/Trauma

Therapist

Dr. Lisa Powell, PhD, EMDR/Trauma

Adjunct Therapist

Dr. Powell is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist with specialized training in addiction, family, and trauma. Dr. Powell has been practicing for the past 20 years, initially in New York City and more recently in Los Angeles. Here in Los Angeles she has provided consulting services for several residential and intensive outpatient treatment programs. While in New York City she primarily worked with dual diagnosis patients seeking intensive and extended treatment, as an alternative to incarceration or early release from prison. Dr. Powell utilizes a mix of Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Attachment Focused Therapy, Somatic Experiencing (SE), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) when working with clients who have a history of trauma.

Thomas Nabors
Thomas Nabors
Thomas Nabors

Thomas Nabors, LMFT

Therapist

Thomas received his Master's or Art Degree from the University of Central Florida. Since receiving his degree, Thomas has worked in the addiction field for a number of years. Using an existential and narrative therapy approach, Thomas treats addiction by having clients explore the various facets of their lives and how they interpret their life events. Thomas’ training includes: seeking safety, cognitive behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing.

Pia Artesona
Pia Artesona
Pia Artesona

Yoga Group Facilitator

Pia Artesona

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.

Cody Carrara
Cody Carrara
Cody Carrara

Operations Manager

Cody Carrara

Operations Manager
Beverly Meza
Beverly Meza
Beverly Meza

Operations Manager

Beverly Meza

Operations Manager
Thomas Thomas
Thomas Thomas
Thomas Thomas

Manager, Sober Living Apartments

Thomas Thomas

Manager, Sober Living Apartments.

Thomas has been a part of the Haven House family for about three years. He left his career in the food service industry so that he could be of service to individuals in early recovery. Thomas supervises the men’s extended care sober living, as well as our sober living apartments. The challenges and rewards in being an influence in his client’s recovery drive Thomas’ passions in this field. The same service he provides to clients is the same he would have provided to his earlier self in recovery. Thomas understands the important and serious role of guiding clients towards a life of long-term sobriety, and helps them translate the structure of sober living into a future of inner-peace and personal freedom.

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