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Meet Our Team


Amanda DePaolo LCSW

Clinical Director / Social Worker

Amanda DePaolo is a licensed clinical social worker and obtained her masters in social work from Stony Brook University.


Amanda has experience working with children, adolescents and adults. Amanda specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma recovery and holistic healing for her clients. Additionally, She has expertise in crisis intervention and treatment for individuals struggling with mental health and addiction. Amanda is committed to ensuring a high quality of services and treatment for client's at the program.


Dr. Rodney Collins, MD .

 Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry  

Dr. Rodney Collins, MD graduated from the Howard University College of Medicine in 1983. He specializes in Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry  

"Dr Collins is by far the best doctor I have ever had. When I came to him years ago I was a mess. I never thought I would feel normal again but with all the right meds, his kindness and patience with me I can actually work and be apart of society. I owe that all to dr Collins. I love him!!!! 

Dr. Moses Nasser, DO.

Medical Director / Clinical 

Dr. Moses Nasser, D.O., specializes in addiction medicine throughout Southern California, offering comprehensive treatment from outpatient to detox. He is double board-certified in Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine and is experienced in MAT with buprenorphine. Dr. Nasser is dedicated to combining excellent medical care with compassionate, heart-centered healing, addressing both the mind and the brain to tackle the roots of addiction. He seeks opportunities to lead and enhance patient care and recovery in addiction medicine.




Zak Poyo LPCC 

Clinical Director / Family Therapist

Zak Poyo obtained his Bachelors Degree in Psychology from California State University Northridge. He received a Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Webster University in Greenville, South Carolina. Zak is also a certified Integrative Body Psychotherapy practitioner from the IBP institute in Venice, California.

Zak is a Somatic Psychotherapist living and working in Los Angeles. He specializes in the mind-body connection, particularly as it relates to addictive patterns. Zak believes that when we look at our connection to ourselves, it gives us vital information for healing and change. The work Zak does with clients and residents serves to break old destructive patterns and lead the way to healing deep-seated emotional injuries.

Sharon Eshaghpour LCSW

Counselor / Group Facilitator

For over 25 years Sharon Eshaghpour has counseled adults, adolescents and children. She is licensed in California and New York. Sharon received her Bachelors degree at New York University and her Masters in Social Work at The Hunter School of Social Work. She obtained post graduate training at The Post Graduate Center for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy in New York City. She completed an additional two years of training at Thrive Infant- Family program in Los Angeles and completed a certificate program in Psychoanalytic adult work at Psychoanalytic Center of California. In addition, she has extensive training in Somatic Experiencing.

The underpinnings of Sharon's approach is informed by psychodynamic and attachment theory. She also weaves Somatic Experiencing into her work to address a range of presenting issues including anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship difficulties, developmental trauma and shock trauma.


Selina Rich

Recovery Coach/ Sober Companion

 Selina has been a professional companion for nearly a decade and has 15 years in recovery herself. She provides in house 24/6 trauma. informed care  Selina has devoted her life to supporting women as they enter early recovery, walking alongside them with kindness and empathy. She is a calm presence that will help provide the feeling of safety which we all need and deserve. Although Selina is trained in DBT she also shares the tools and skills she has acquired from personal life experience to assist in coregulating, firmly believing we are not designed to do this alone.

Melissa Gosaynie

Certified Neurofeedback


As a Certified Neurofeedback Technician, I bring over 10 years of specialized experience in the field of addiction and mental health. My expertise encompasses various roles, including Residential Advisor, Case Management, Intensive Workshop Coordinator, and Group Facilitator. Currently, my primary focus lies in Neurofeedback training.

Neurofeedback is a dynamic and highly effective tool for addressing disorders of the brain and central nervous system, such as ADHD, anxiety, depression, PTSD, ASD, and addiction. In my practice, I employ Neurofeedback techniques to enhance the brain's communication network in a painless and noninvasive manner, facilitating the repair of damaged areas within the brain.

My specialization extends to serving diverse clientele, including athletes, musicians, and business executives seeking to optimize their performance. I am dedicated to staying abreast of the latest advancements in Neurofeedback, ensuring that I deliver cutting-edge solutions to individuals navigating challenges related to mental health.


Patrick Brandao

Counselor / Group Facilitator

Nadia Grier

Synergy / Equinox Fitness Counselor


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