Who We Are
Established in May 2018, Restoration Recovery Center is a product of the desire of a group of experienced therapists who wish to help in the recovery of drug addicts and alcoholics. While there are services offered for the rehabilitation of these individuals, we feel that we can give more.
We are a small intimate center in the Foothills of the Sierra Nevadas offering Detox, Residential, PHP and IOP options. Our team of experienced and qualified therapists is ready to help you become a better version of yourself. Our participants are treated with respect and dignity at all times.
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As a highly motivated and passionate professional in the admissions department, Zeinah Estrada has helped many individuals who suffer from the disease of addiction through her empathetic approach. She has been working in the chemical dependency field since 2011. She adds a unique, personal insight to the process, which helps clients to feel comfortable as she assists their various needs in the admissions process.
Zeinah provides unparalleled support for her clients undergoing the process of entering treatment and their loved ones as well. Her personal ties to the recovery process and the loving support she provides to our community have made her a truly valuable asset.
Zeinah utilizes her own personal experience in recovery. She underwent substance abuse treatment by sharing her journey on the A&E Show Intervention. Since undergoing treatment in 2011, Zeinah has achieved and maintained her recovery and has helped thousands of people suffering from the disease of addiction, as well as their loved ones.
Aaron was raised in the Lake Tahoe area and was a professional skier competing in Big Mountain competitions. He was the only man to win the U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships in Crested Butte, Colorado three times. After surviving a life-altering skiing accident, he became addicted to substances.
The pivotal moment for Estrada came in March 2011. When facing three to five years in prison, a judge offered him a deal of alternate sentencing. While in treatment, he addressed the root of his problems; unresolved traumas. Aaron started working in the substance abuse field shortly after leaving treatment and has worked in many different areas of the field, including Support Staff, Case Manager, and Program Director. This is where his dream evolved. He started to grow a passion of starting his own facility where care could be tailored to each individual, address problems with substances but also heal the mind, body, and spirit while incorporating outdoor activities. That is when Restoration Recovery Center was started.
Since overcoming addiction and finding sobriety, Aaron has found his passion in life in working in the field of substance addiction. Aaron has been working in the field of addiction treatment for over 7 years. Prior to joining the Restoration Recovery Center team, Aaron held management positions at multiple long-term residential facilities in Southern California.
As a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Certified Anger Management Specialist, Aaron brings a wealth of personal recovery experience to his clinical leadership and is an avid athlete. By using his personal experience and clinical training, his goal is to help each client begin the process of reaching their full potential through spiritual progress and learning to live life sober one day at a time. In addition to assisting clients with their healing, Aaron provides direction and support to the clinical staff, ensuring that the client’s needs are met.
Dr. Zahedi, a Southern California native, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the California State University, where he received his BS with honors in Biochemistry and Medical Psychology. He attended the Chicago Medical School where he completed his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors designation and went on to complete his surgical training at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA – a Keck School of Medicine/University of Southern California affiliated teaching hospital. Dr. Zahedi completed post-residency training in Aesthetics and Pain Management. He was recruited to the Valencia Medical Center in 2015 to bring his triple expertise in the fields of Primary Care, Urgent Care, and Aesthetic Medicine to the Santa Clarita Community.
Throughout his career, Dr. Zahedi has passionately pursued efforts to reduce the effects of pain and aging on his patients through early adoption of new technologies. He was one of the early pioneers of platelet-rich plasma therapy use for both anti-aging and anti-inflammatory treatment. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. He has published numerous case studies, cancer research projects, and residency education improvement projects in local and national peer reviews scientific journals.
Jeanette Sayuri Alves PA-C, graduated as valedictorian of her high-school Senior class. She then decided to further her education at La Sierra University in Riverside, CA, where she majored in Health Science/Pre-med. Along the way, she developed an appreciation for the field of Physician Assistant. After completing her prerequisites, Jeanette was accepted into the PA Program at Kettering College of Medical Arts in Kettering, Ohio. In 1998, Jeanette Alves graduated, magna cum laude, and also married the love of her life. For many years, Jeanette has practiced in Primary Care, but has now discovered her true passion in Addiction Medicine. Jeanette has witnessed the complete transformation of her patients’ lives and has found it to be exceedingly rewarding. She has experienced great joy in serving others by offering hope and encouragement. Jeanette has been married for 23 years and has two children, ages 16 and 19. She enjoys country living, gardening, hiking, camping, raising chickens, and especially adores her sweet cats and dog. Her hobbies include: playing piano, crafting, cooking, and participating in church outreach programs.
Director of Operations
Rory was born and raised in Iowa but has lived and worked in Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Washington. He settled in Northern California in 2018 to work with Restoration Recovery Center. He has a diverse education and work experience including degrees in History, Political Science, Music Arrangement, and a J.D. from Drake Law School. He spent 15 years assisting citizens with their complaints against local and state government agencies as an assistant in the State of Iowa Ombudsman office.
He is RADT registered but as Director of Operations he focuses generally on the safety and well-being of clients. Rory shares his personal journey in recovery and through his rich, broad background usually finds at least a nugget of connectivity with each person who comes into his life. His most ardent desire is that each will engage openly in finding their truth, purpose, and the happiness that results from taking the steps necessary to mark a new path – a new life
NLP Therapist and Coach
Courtney Hanson is an expert in transforming the lives of women all over the world. With a history of resilience in both the physical and spiritual realm, Courtney is equipped to get your mind, body, and soul to a level of divine joy.
Let her help you break through barriers, step into your purpose and release the light so you can become the divine inner goddess you were destined to be.
Clinical Supervisor LMFT
Matthew is a licensed marriage and family therapist with seven years experience working in the addiction and mental health field. He is committed to client care and an ethical approach to treatment. Matthew utilizes a solution-focused, cognitive-behavioral approach to therapy. He emphasizes the importance of creating a recovery environment which supports deep and meaningful sober connection, a system of accountability, daily structure and healthy routine, and an aftercare plan which will support continued sobriety post-treatment.
Clinical Director CCS, CATC-II
George Graham is a licensed CADC-II, and CADC-CS and prides himself on being a hands-on leader. George draws upon his extensive background in all areas of treatment programming, providing leadership and supervision to our clinical staff, crisis counseling, and diagnostic testing.
George specializes in substance-abuse and dual-diagnosis and brings 15 years of industry experience to his role as Assistant Clinical Director of Restoration Recovery Center. George has worked as Program Director, Operations Director and Clinical Supervisor of multiple facilities and has designed dozens of programs to help clients and their families heal.
George’s combination of cutting-edge addiction knowledge and personal recovery experiences allow him to empathize and build the trust necessary to hold a unique position in the lives of the clients and families that he’s had the privilege of helping. George is a loving but firm role model, finding equal importance in accountability and the ability to have fun while living sober. George sees his position as an opportunity to build upon the great reputation that Restoration Recovery Center enjoys and a chance to create and define our burgeoning treatment program.
George is a huge sports fan and enjoys grilling, guitar playing, reading, traveling, and spending time with his beloved family.
License Vocational Nurse
Liz was born and raised in Sparks, Nevada and has lived in the Sierra Nevada foothills for 30 years.
Liz graduated from Sierra College with her LVN (Licensed Vocational Nurse) in 1989. She has worked in a variety of modalities over the years including corrections, GI, Special Education and Pediatrics. Liz has worked in Substance Use Treatment since 2019 and loves being a part of her client’s recovery!
Liz also graduated from University of Illinois, Springfield in 2009 with a BA in English. She likes to read, write, garden, travel and go camping.
Liz is a passionate and compassionate professional who loves sharing her knowledge and personalized care with clients.
Khayre obtained his MSW in 2021 from Walden University and B.S. in 2019 from CSUS. Khayre draws upon his knowledge and education in dual diagnosis drug therapy, men’s mental health, relationship development, trauma therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to assist clients in gaining resiliency, responsibility, and confidence in their autonomy and environment development. With experience working in more acute residential and outpatient settings, Khayre assists clients in processing underlying core issues leading them to abuse substances and cognitive distortions that hinder their recovery and sobriety lifestyle. Khayre utilizes a range of therapeutic modalities (CBT, ACT, and Brainspotting) to meet the client emotionally and mentally to work through barriers, obtain healthy change, and practice beneficial methods and tactics to overcome stressors and obstacles. He believes in evidence-based practices in helping clients see their stories from a new perspective to gain insight into personal struggles. Khayre is passionate about providing hope to individuals in need and is grateful for the opportunity to work with individuals on their journey to recovery and a healthy lifestyle.
“Life is short and anxious for those who forget the past, neglect the present, and fear the future.”
Program Manager RADT
Jason is a Sacramento-area native who is passionate to help others suffering with mental health and substance-use disorders. Highly educated at Oxford University in the U.K. and Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where he graduated cum laude, he has worked in client-focused services for over 20 years. Jason has worked in the chemical-dependency field since 2019 where he employs an astute understanding of the disease and recovery process with an empathetic approach.
Jason has recently completed his Addiction Studies courses and is in the process of obtaining his CADC-I credentials. Jason utilizes his own personal experience in recovery having entered treatment during 2015 and having successfully maintained his sobriety since then. He adds personal insight to the process, which helps clients feel comfortable as he assists them in their journey. Jason has a breadth of experience spanning patient intake, group therapy, case management, and other-clinical services. He particularly enjoys witnessing the transformation that occurs between assisting clients during their intake process and the remainder of their time at Restoration Recovery Center.
Case Manager RADT
Amber was born and raised in Orange County, CA. After starting a family, Amber moved to the Northern California where she resides with her husband and two beautiful boys.
Amber’s battle with addiction began in her 20s. It was a devastating and heartbreaking struggle until she finally surrendered during her last treatment episode. While in treatment, she was able to address the core-root of why she drank, learn healthy coping skills, and begin to develop self-worth and self-acceptance. In addition, while in Sober Living, she went back to school for AOD Counseling, finding her purpose and her passion in helping others to recover from addiction.
Amber is RADT-1 registered, but she finds the greatest joy in working with clients on an individual basis. She recently finished her Alcohol and Drug Counseling Studies at Christian Institute and will be a certified CADC-1 by the fall of 2022. Amber draws from her personal recovery experience to connect with the residents, and it is that connection that makes her relatable and approachable.
Director of Operations
As Director of Operations for Restoration Recovery Center , Thomas brings Mutiple years of experience working in the recovery field. Along with his vast experience in operations and management, Thomas is also in recovery and is a full-time student working to complete his substance abuse counseling certificate which gives him a unique connection with our clients. He enjoys seeing the transformation in the clients during their time with us and sharing his own personal recovery experience with them. His ability to manage multiple functions of our program ensures that our clients receive the best possible care during their treatment with us. Thomas upbeat personality helps to instill a positive outlook for our staff, clients and their recovery, showing them that although recovery is a life-or-death matter it is possible to have fun, be safe and enjoy sobriety.
Managing Behavioral Tech
Jennifer joined the Restoration Recovery Center Team in 2020. She is new to working in the Recovery field but possesses more than 5 years’ experience in management, strong leadership skills and exceptional work ethic. Jennifer is emotionally invested in helping others, whether it be her staff or our clients. Jennifer is a graduate of Sacramento State University, with a major in Child Development and a Minor in Psychology . Her personal ties to the recovery and the loving support she provides to our community have made her a valuable asset.
Karen Gentry is a professional passionate counselor that has worked in the field since 2010 along with her own experience with substance use disorder. Karen Had a life-changing event back in 2010 that the judge told her she needed to change her life, so she did. She went through a year in residential treatment and took on the role of Addiction studies as she worked on her sobriety. She holds a bachelor’s in Psychology from the California State University of Northridge. Is Certified with CADDE as a substance Use Counselor III. Karen has personal ties to recovery for over 11 years in the community she helps thousands who suffer from the disease of addiction, as well as their loved ones.
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Our Mission Statement
We want to help people struggling with substance abuse and/or alcohol dependence to achieve long term sobriety by offering treatment options that heal the mind, body, and spirit.
Co founder & Manager