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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 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.

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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.

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Maxine Marks, LMFT

Clinical Program Director

Having specialized in the treatment of addictive and compulsive disorders, Maxine has worked in some of the most well-known addiction treatment centers in Los Angeles. While working with both the dual diagnosis community as well as with 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, 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. Maxine is certified by the California Council of Problem Gambling/UCLA to provide treatment for pathological gamblers and their families. Her hard-earned insight and empathy provide a tremendous sense of hope and comfort to our clients.

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Michelle King, AMFT

Primary Therapist

Michelle is passionate about working with individuals struggling with substance abuse disorders and has had experience in the field since 2009. She practices EMDR therapy and uses a humanistic therapeutic approach that integrates cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. She has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a Masters in Education from USC. With warmth, kindness, and compassion, Michelle works closely with her clients to support them through all the steps of healing and learning to cope with addiction, helping them maintain sobriety and achieve the goal of creating lasting change in their lives.

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Sinaia Harkham, ACSW

Primary Therapist

Sinaia’s particular focus in therapy is to support clients the develop self-awareness and empowerment in order to implement whatever changes they envision for themselves. Through the integration of both narrative therapy and mindfulness based cognitive therapy(MBCT) Sinaia engages clients in the what she calls “the recovery on one’s authentic self” with the hopes of replacing fear and shame with curiosity and self- acceptance. Sinaia works with clients as they learn to decrease their stress levels in order to gain clarity and the ability to make positive choices when they are faced with challenges and difficult choices.

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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).

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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.

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Matt Porter, LMFT

Group Facilitator

Matt specializes in treating addictions and trauma. At Haven House, Matt serves as the EMDR/trauma specialist and leads groups in Drama Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) coping skills. Matt also enjoys teaching Mindfulness Awareness practices and making a personal connection with each of his clients. Matt obtained his Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology and Drama Therapy from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco in 2001 and has been Licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist since 2005. Matt’s prior experience includes working at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute of UCSF, teaching undergraduate psychology at Berkeley City College, and training and supervising therapists in various mental health and addiction treatment centers.