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.
Laurie Cousins has a B.A. in Psychology, is a certified mindfulness facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center and certified in Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-based Relapse Prevention through UCSD’s Center for Mindfulness. She is trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model, through the Trauma Resource Institute and is a research associate and co-creator of the Mindful Parent Support study program at UCLA's Child & Adolescent Mood Disorders Program. Laurie has over 30 years of personal recovery and is passionate about providing life skills and practical tools to help clients heal and achieve 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.
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.
Dr. Lisa Powell, PsyD, EMDR/Trauma
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 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.
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.