WHO WE ARE
how Golden Road Recovery can help
A Program that cares...
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 goldenroadrecovery.com 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.
"Courage is knowing what not to fear"
Treatment Designed for You
At our 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
Ari Labowitz, M.A., LMFT
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.
Dr. Neda Javaherian, M.D.
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, MA, CATC-IV
Jason Aaronson is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Treatment Counselor (CATC IV) and an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with extensive experience in most clinical, operational, administrative, billing/insurance aspects of care. Jason has formerly worked in six other well-established dual diagnosis treatment programs. Jason has an in-depth history facilitating family, couples, individual and group therapeutic sessions. Jason is well versed in JCAHO compliance measures; developing, writing and implementing policies and procedures and utilization reviews for billing and insurance purposes. 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. Jason prides himself on a willingness to learn and grow, always yearning to expound upon his exposure to new concerns arising in this field.
Anne Brand, RN
Detox Specialist, Specializing in addiction medicine, Knowledgeable about addiction and proper detox techniques to maximize clients comfort, Encourage non medical forms of recovery management to help with physical and mental health.
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.
As Golden Road’s Director of Business Development, Cori Dale’s positive and ambitious nature brings a refreshing approach to the ever changing and challenging landscape of addiction treatment. Since 2014, Cori has amassed a vast amount of experience, refining her talents and knowledge specifically within the dimensions of outreach, marketing and billing. Cori exhibits the wonderful ability to maintain long term reciprocal relationships with industry professionals near and far while also connecting with clients and their families. Currently, Cori is studying psychology in order to better assist the clients in all aspects of the recovery process. Cori’s passion for nurturing bonds, learning and helping others stretches far beyond the realms of her career. Cori is an integral part of Golden Road Recovery. She is focused on building the program through continually supplying valuable resources to the community for the foreseeable future.
Brookelyn has worked in the alcohol and drug treatment industry for 10 years. Throughout the decade she has obtained her Bachelors’ in Psychology as well as several certifications including a CADAC, Seeking Safety and becoming a Peer Support Specialist. Brookelyn is in recovery from substance abuse which gives her the compassion needed to meet her clients where they are at. She is currently working towards a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology where she plans to continue the education course for her Doctorates. If Brookelyn is not in the office you will most likely find her with her rescue dog, Rocket at a camping group or on a hiking trail in Southern California.
Elise has a BA in Television Production with a minor in Marketing and her RADT. She has a strong passion for helping others and thrives in a team environment. She’s rapidly moved up to lead tech through her commitment to her job, communication skills and eye for detail. Elise has been submerged in the recovery scene since her teenage years and loves the community and fellowship she has found there. Her five children and five pets indicate her nurturing and caring nature. They are her pride and joy in life.
Samantha has been passionately working in the recovery & mental field for multiple years. Samantha's been practicing & facilitating breathwork since 2014 and loves connecting people to the power of their own breath, and believes wholeheartedly breathwork will open up the search for purpose & help people heal. Samantha is a mother & a wife who enjoys the little things in her busy life, like naps and yummy food. She loves music and creating playlists for her sessions, as well as dancing which lets her free spirit have fun in her groups.
Jamila is a Licensed Vocational Nurse. As a Nurse, Jamila is passionate about working and helping others. Jamila has extensive experience working with clients battling mental health issues and addictions. She has worked in both Residential and Outpatient settings and holds experience in detox level care. She just graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Nursing to become a Registered Nurse. She is dedicated to improving client care.
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. Kendalls goal is to continue increasing her knowledge on all operational aspects of treatment.
Marisa has her RDAT and has been working in the treatment for the past 5 years. She started her career as a house manager for an Eating Disorder Treatment center, and then moved over to drug and alcohol treatment. Marisa achieved her B.A in psychology in 2015 and is currently working on her Masters of Social Work. Marisa has a passion for helping others learn how to live happier and healthier lives. When Marisa isn't at work, or her internship, she is usually spending time with her family, watching documentaries, or recreating recipes from cooking shows.
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!
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.