Chris has 9 years of experience in the field of addiction. Chris specializes in assisting people with finding solutions to grief and loss. With an extensive knowledge of the 12-Steps and the basic principal of one addict helping another, Chris has helped countless addicts find a spiritual connection. Chris studied at Mt. San Antonio College's Drug & Alcohol Program and is able to incorporate 12-Step solutions into everyday living. As a group facilitator, Chris uses his knowledge of understanding, community inclusion and healthy coping skills to help others find their way out of addiction. In his free time, Chris enjoys teaching golf, biking, cooking and being a father.
Susan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist registered with The Board of Behavioral Sciences. Susan received her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. Susan received her Bachelor's degree in psychology, from The University of California, Santa Barbara.
Susan has many years of experience educating interns and clients about pathological behaviors and chemical dependence. Susan’s expertise lies in dealing with diverse populations, working at the Center for Individual and Family Counseling with children and adults, 310 Recovery with individuals and families who struggle with chemical dependence, and her thriving private practice where she treats couples and adults. Susan works with and provides supervision to the clinical team and ensures they receive training in the most current evidence-based practices. Susan is closely involved with Overland’s treatment team, directing the clinical care and individualizing treatment plans throughout the client’s time at Overland. Susan is passionate about the mental health population and strongly believes in an individual’s capacity to navigate complex issues in a safe and caring environment that allows healing.
Frankie, the founder of 310 Recovery has a diverse background working as a life coach in the sober community. He has helped several clients work through the complications that drug and alcohol addiction bring in to people’s lives. Frankie had severe chemical dependency for years of his life.
He has faced his personal addictions and thoroughly understands what his clients go through while they're trying to achieve their goals. Frankie has created 310 Recovery to help people see their potential and attain the same success that he has found. Other than his love for cars, in Frankie’s spare time he finds time to ball up his friends on the court.
Director of Admissions
Garrett Stanford brings years of experience working with individuals and families struggling with behavioral health challenges. He began working in the nonprofit treatment sector for a few years where he was on the front lines helping the most destitute. Garrett has been involved in the substance abuse treatment field since 2010, with seven years of experience ranging from admissions, operations, counseling, case management, and administration,
he's decided to join the 310 recovery team. In his spare time, he's usually outdoors excising with his dogs, watch out you might run in to him on the trail.
Andrew is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Clinical Professional Counselor registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Andrew holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Andrew received his Bachelor's degree of Fine Arts in Film and Video Production from the University of Arizona.
In his clinical training, Andrew studied psychodynamic and family systems theory and provided counseling services to adults, adolescents and couples at the Center for Individual and Family Counseling, in North Hollywood, CA. Andrew specializes in clients struggling with issues relating to purpose and passion, masculinity, relationship, and self-esteem. He employs positive psychology and a client-centered, strengths-based approach that guides the client in reconnecting with their authentic self to actualize change. Andrew values respect, collaboration, humor, adaptability, and empathy, and brings these into the therapeutic relationship.
Jennifer Bazalel is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the Board of Behavioral Science. Jennifer is a graduate of Pepperdine University with a Master's in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She also holds a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from UC Irvine. Jennifer has worked with children, teen, and adults with chemical dependency/dual diagnosis, depression, anxiety, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorder. Jennifer has been trained in a variety of evidence based practices, such as Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Child-Parent Psychotherapy, and Managing and Adapting Practice. Jennifer enjoys art and painting on the weekends.
Mason, a Los Angeles native, has been involved with community-based mental health organizations in southern California since 2009. He studied Clinical Psychology at California State University, Fullerton where he wrote his Master’s thesis on patterns of alcohol use and high risk behavior in young adults.
He’s provided individual and group therapy to diverse populations, including transitional-aged youth with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Using evidence-based therapeutic interventions, Mason has had success in creating an emotionally supportive environment wherein clients can reintroduce themselves to healthy lifestyles and lead fulfilling lives.
Lisa has experience working in both mental health and substance abuse treatment and is currently in school to receive her California Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors certification. Lisa assists in managing continuum of care, creating treatment goals, and aftercare planning at Overland Intensive Outpatient. Lisa utilizes both her experience in the field and personal understanding in meeting the clients where they’re at, and designing an initial path for treatment. As Case Manager, Lisa is able to provide an informative, comforting, and welcoming presence to clients, and has a demonstrated compassion for those struggling with mental health disorders.
Tayler is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences. Tayler received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. She went on to Pepperdine University where she completed her Master's degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy.
Tayler has always had a genuine desire to empower those around her by helping to foster resilience and strength in their lives. Through her work in community based agencies and private practice, Tayler has gained experience working with children, teens, adults, and families who are dealing with a variety of life's difficulties. She has completed training at Child Development Institute and West Valley Counseling Center where she worked with individuals dealing anxiety, depression, trauma, substance abuse and addiction, co-occurring disorders and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Tayler is now proud to be working the in field of addiction and recovery as a part of the 310 team. Tayler is passionate about cultivating a safe, non-judgmental space for her clients to heal past wounds and build a brighter future. She strives to achieve this though her use of evidence based practices combined with a compassionate and empathetic connection. In her free time, Tayler enjoys spending time with her loved ones, skiing, and being outdoors.
Amanda studied in the UK, obtaining her undergraduate degree in sociology. While working for the National Health Service on alcohol liaison and harm reduction pilot programs she went back for her Masters in addiction and mental health, focusing her dissertation on the link between opiate addiction and ability to accurately assess emotional states.
Amanda has worked in a multitude of addiction settings, from community based, education, hospitals and prisons to setting up a needle exchange. Amanda’s speciality is harm reduction, which is where she applies her expertise to being the program director for our harm reduction track. In addition to this, she has spent many years as a case manager in outpatient settings. Amanda utilizes this experience to equip our clients with skills needed to transition successfully out of treatment.
Conflict Resolution Specialist
Hans Kohler is a Conflict Resolution Specialist with a Master’s Degree in Negotiation and Conflict Resolution from Columbia University in the City of New York. Hans has been working as a Conflict Resolution Specialist, Ombudsman, and Mediator for the past four years, where in Recovery for the past three years. Hans’ objective is teaching people how to deal with their Conflicts constructively, which focus on his expertise in using Effective Communication and Emotional Intelligence in Interpersonal Relationships based on theoretical and experimental work. Hans’ passions are cooking, and eating of course, volunteering, and traveling, moreover he is originally from Brazil and speaks six languages.
"Lisa is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with the California Board of Behavioral Science. Lisa is a graduate of Antioch University Los Angeles with a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. A native of New Yorker, Lisa graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Art Management from Baruch College in New York City. Lisa has worked within the field of substance use and addiction since completing her graduate training-ship at Beit T' Shuvah in Culver City, CA.
Lisa has additional experience working children, teens and adults with trauma, anxiety, depression and dual diagnosis. During her internship Lisa received training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Parent Child Interactive Therapy and Family Focused Therapy. During her down time, Lisa enjoys the year round summer weather either hiking or on the beach."