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.
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.
Drew Mottinger, MFT
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
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 addictions including drugs and alcohol. While peeling through the layers of addiction, Emma has helped individuals find peace with their body and mind. In outpatient settings, she facilitates group, individual and family therapy. Using a cognitive behavior approach, Emma facilitates groups to build healthy boundaries, communication skills, and better ways to cope.
Michelle King, A.M.F.T.
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.
Hyim Ross, MFT
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 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, LMFT
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.