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Who We are

No one decides to become an addict. There are normally very complex and deeply personal reasons for falling prey to such a debilitating disorder. At we see addiction as a symptom of a larger illness, almost as an attempt to self medicate and keep that illness at bay. Here, our philosophy is different. We believe that treating an addiction is only part of the healing process. We look to rehabilitate the whole person, and identify the barriers each client has to achieving long-term recovery from substance abuse.

Golden Road Alcohol Rehab Chatsworth, CA

"Courage is knowing what not to fear"


Treatment Designed for You

Our Program

At our Drug Treatment Center, we crafted our own unique program that combines evidence-based therapies with holistic techniques to treat the mind, body, and spirit of each client. Client experience treatment in a safe and warm environment of mutual understanding and peer support. We aim to give you control of your life back, help you reconcile with your past and empower you to embrace the future.

What Makes Us Different?

Why Choose Us?

Meet Our Treatment Professionals

Our Team

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Ari Labowitz, M.A., LMFT

Clinical Director

Ari practices from strengths-based approach, while using a humanistic experience to allow the client to feel safe and grow. Ari has an extensive background working with individuals, couples, and families. He treats each person as

 an individual, assessing his or her difficulties, and focusing on his or her positives. A focus of Ari’s profession surrounds the drug and alcohol treatment field. He has extensive experience and knowledge surrounding recovery. Another focus of Ari’s practice is couples and relationships. He has worked for a number of years with many individuals and couples experiencing difficulties in relationships.

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Dr. Neda Javaherian, M.D.

Medical Director

Dr. Javaherian specializes in the treatment of psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder and addiction through medication management. Member of the American College of Psychiatrists and

 American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology.
Completed her residency training in psychiatry at the University of Southern California Medical Center
Joined USC faculty and was on staff teaching medical students/residents.
Special interest in the management of Anxiety, Depression, & Addiction.


Jason A. Aaronson, LMFT CATC-IV

Executive Director

Jason Aaronson is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Treatment Counselor (CATC- IV) and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) specializing in trauma, substance use related afflictions, mood and anxiety disorders. He

obtained both his undergraduate and Master’s degrees at Antioch University, Los Angeles. He carries vast knowledge and extensive experience in most clinical, operational, administrative, billing/insurance aspects of care.
Jason has collaborated with numerous reputable,
well-established dual diagnosis treatment programs over the past 15 years.Within these programs, Jason has developed an in-depth history facilitating family, couples, individual and group therapeutic sessions. Jason is well versed in JCAHO and DHCS compliance measures; developing, writing and implementing policies and procedures. He’s also acquired consistent experience advocating for the necessity of various forms of treatment and levels of care on behalf of clients through meticulously written medical and clinical biographies and utilization reviews.
Although, he thoroughly enjoys the administrative aspects of co-morbid treatment, imperative to ethically and efficiently providing a high-quality standard of care, Jason’s true passion comes in the form of one-on-one interactions with clients and their loved ones. Jason can relate to clients and their families from a very personal lens as he too has overcome great adversity, obstacles and challenges spanning over the entire course of his life. Jason prides himself on unwavering honesty, integrity, core values, and incredibly strong work ethic; often absent in direct client/patient care industries. Jason consistently demonstrates a willingness to learn and grow, always yearning to challenge himself. With the highest ethical standards and client needs always the unequivocal priority, Jason’s career is currently focused on creating and launching niche, state of the art mental health treatment programs from the ground up.


Abraham Ter-Petrosyan


Abraham incorporates hands on interaction with the clients in hopes of creating a safe place that breeds hope in people’s lives. Abraham has been in recovery over 3 years and feels the need to give back to the community

 as well as support others with substance abuse and mental health issues. Abraham has donated to many charitable organizations and continues to build strong professional relationships within the industry to help connect our clients with the appropriate options for aftercare.


Brandon Boyd

Program Manager

Brandon started his career in substance abuse and mental health treatment in 2017. After finding his own recovery in 2015, he found his purpose in helping others recover from their addictions. Brandon started out as a residential

advisor which ignited the spark to further his education in Addiction Studies. He received his certification as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor in 2020 at Pierce College. He went on to become a case manager and aftercare coordinator for multiple treatment facilities and now has found his new home at Golden Road Recovery as the Program Manager. Brandon is highly motivated to grow into this new position, he hopes to be an asset that promotes integrity, support, and compassion to both his teammates and to our clients.


Kendall Moseley

Director of Operations

Kendall has a passion for helping others battle their addiction and get back on track with their life. Being in recovery herself; she has first hand experience overcoming the wreckage substance abuse can cause. Kendall has been

working in the substance abuse industry for 4 years. She was mentored at multi-house program where she learned the ins and outs of detox and residential treatment on both the administrative and clinical side. Kendall’s goal is to continue increasing her knowledge on all operational aspects of treatment.


Damaris Polis, AMFT


Damaris is an experienced Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician with experience spanning from working with patients on an individual basis, conducting group therapy sessions, as well as working with families with substance

issues. She graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from California State University, Northridge and is currently working towards her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy at Pepperdine University. Her passion is helping her patients reach their fullest recovery potential. She is inspired to work with individuals to help them on their journey to recovery because everyone deserves a second chance.

In her free time, she loves to read, hiking the Santa Monica mountains, and spending time with her orange tabby named Boots.


Summer Jasmine Lall, MT-BC

Music Therapist

Summer Jasmine Lall, MT-BC is a Board Certified Music Therapist and obtained her Music Therapy degree from Berklee College of Music in 2008, Summa cum laude. Summer is the founder CradleSong Birthing and Rhythm and Truth Music Therapy

 specializing in recovery. She developed the Resistance to Resilience online training programs to teach professionals best practices in using music therapy using modern genres. Summer is the U.S. representative for the Rhythm2Recovery therapeutic drumming program and is also a Heart Math Certified Trainer. She is a Sound Birthing Fellow and trained in Health RHYTHMS, Beat The Odds, RISE/LGBTQ, Pro-ACT de-escalation, C-SEC and Risking Connection trauma informed care. Summer has practiced music therapy in schools, shelters, daycares, foster camps, yoga studios, correctional facilities, group homes, treatment centers, hospice and hospitals. In addition to her broad local outreach, music has taken her to over 20 countries around the globe. When she is not practicing music therapy, Summer is writing, recording or performing with her band PWR CPL, hoping to inspire positive change through music however she can.

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Naomi Barahona

Case Manager

Naomi Barahona is a Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician who has experience with individuals in substance abuse. Naomi is an accomplished, knowledgeable, and skilled case manager who is highly motivated to advocate

for and empower individuals to lead fulfilling lives. Naomi works alongside the clinical team to help promote consistency, a key ingredient of recovery, and she works with clients weekly to help achieve progress towards goals. Naomi graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of California, Riverside. Naomi plans to continue her educational career at California State University, Northridge, where she will study Applied Behavior Analysis. On her free time, Naomi enjoys hiking, running, and spending time at the beach.


Ethan Stiffelman

Assistant Program Manager.

Ethan Stiffelman was born and raised in Los Angeles. With 7 years of sobriety under his belt, he has dedicated his life to giving back to the community and helping others any way he can. To better help those struggling with addiction

as he did, Ethan has returned to college and studies Psychology at California State University at Northridge to pursue his goals of becoming a Clinical Psychologist. Ethan works alongside the clinical team as the lead technician, a case manager, and a general counselor at the facility. When he isn’t at Golden Road or busy studying, you may find him working on his motorcycles or playing computer games


Brittney Barragan


Brittney Barragan began her career in the healthcare field as a Medical Assistant and decided to further her education to become a LVN. She started her LVN journey working in a substance abuse treatment facility. She came

to Golden Road Recovery with 6 years of substance abuse and mental health experience.

She is a caring and empathetic individual who Is truly passionate about helping individuals achieve their goals while remaining connected to their recovery. She looks forward to being a part of every client’s journey.


Virginia Ayers

Yoga Instructor

Virginia has over 500 hours of yoga teacher training and experience, sound bath certification and is also certified in nutritional therapy. Virginia has a passion for helping others step into their power and improve

quality of living. With an emphasis on breathing techniques, asana, and meditation, she promotes intentional yoga to encourage physical health, mental wellness, and believes that yoga as a “skill in action” is an empowering tool in the recovery kit!

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Meghan Hannon

Business Development and Admissions

I started in the field a few years ago when I realized I wanted to help others similar to myself. I enjoy helping people see that another life is possible for them as it was for me. I have a passion for helping others and giving them

the best care they can receive. I’m RADT certified and currently going to school to receive my CADC and my AA in psychology. I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and my dogs.


Quincy Whorf

Community Outreach Specialist

I am thrilled to have joined the team at The A.R.T.S. And Golden Road Recovery as the new Community Outreach Specialist. I have always been passionate about serving and connecting with others, and I believe that this role will

enable me to do just that.
As a community outreach specialist, I am responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with local organizations, community leaders, and members of the public. I love engaging with people, hearing their stories, and collaborating to create programs and events that will benefit everyone involved.
Prior to joining this team, I have worked as an events director and marketing manager for several years, where I gained extensive experience in organizing events, managing relationships with different stakeholders, and building bridges across communities. I am excited to utilize my expertise to help enhance the well-being of the community and support the goals of our organization.
When I am not working, I enjoy volunteering at various non-profits and spending time with my family and friends. I strongly believe in the power of positivity and the impact that one individual can have in fostering community growth and change. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to make a positive impact as the community outreach specialist, and I cannot wait to see what we can accomplish together.

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Jamila Baxter, RN


I have over 10 years of nursing experience. I received my bachelor’s degree in Nursing and have since then pursued many areas in nursing. I have worked in substance abuse, mental health, acute care, critical care,

including trauma at several Los Angeles hospitals. I have also taught courses on health management with Kronos optimal health. Prior to entering nursing, I taught kindergarten for several years.
My experiences as a bedside nurse, critical care nurse, and nurse educator have all shaped my practice to work with others and teach them about maximizing their health.


Jordan Lomeli

Lead Technician/Case Manager

Jordan felt internally compelled to work in addiction treatment at the height of the pandemic in 2020. Since then, she’s gained valuable experience working as a technician to

helping create large alumni communities, now primarily spending her work day as a case manager and lead technician at Golden Road Recovery.
Jordan received her addiction studies certificate in 2022, becoming Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor in 2023.
Helping addicts change their lives has been a mission close to her heart since she became sober in 2016. Jordan believes that quality client care and compassion is of the utmost
importance in creating an environment conducive to healing.
Born and raised in the San Fernando Valley, she enjoys serving the addicted population in her own community. Jordan is the mother of a little boy and two cats, she enjoys hiking and cooking meals for her loved ones. She strives to be in and a part of the solution every day.

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Kimmy Gomez

Case Manager

Kimmy is a Registered Drug and Alcohol Technician who has worked in Los Angeles as a health educator since 1998. Driven by compassion and a desire to help others,

she takes pride in providing the best care possible to her clients. As a Case Manager, her goal is to connect with her clients, helping them know there is hope and teaching them the tools they need to rebuild their lives. Kimmy graduated from UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine, where she studied emergency medicine and is a licensed EMT. She holds two degrees in massage therapy, with an emphasis on health education and is currently a licensed massage therapist. She is currently working towards her California Alcohol and Drug Counselor certification with CCAPP.

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Lauren Brown

Business Development and Admissions

Lauren has been working in the substance abuse field for over 13 years. Lauren has been a CADC II since 2014. Lauren has always had a strong desire to help others. After overcoming her own challenges with substance abuse

Lauren decided to her experience to help others secure lasting sobriety. Lauren brings genuine compassion and kindness to help others transform their lives.
A native Angeleno, Lauren enjoys spending time with her family, going to 12 step meetings, fellowshipping with friends and her dogs.

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A Few Words from Clients


Great place! During detox and recovery it’s very comfortable and spacious. There’s plenty of activities and groups throughout the day. There’s a pool, ping pong, pool table, basketball, yoga, breath working and more. Daily meetings and the staff is very friendly. I stayed 2 months there and I recommend anyone struggling to have peace of mind at Golden Road. I highly recommend it!
Rick C.
This program is seriously a breath of fresh air especially compared to some of the programs that exist nowadays, they really care, I walked in scared and alone and mid-withdrawal and they took me in like i was family, I never felt so at home in a treatment center. The staff is very kind and the owners have incredibly good intentions and just want to help. I suggest if your looking for treatment in a safe , laid back, but serious recovery focused environment this is the right place.
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