Dr. Courtney Scott is our medical director/doctor. Dr. Scott has obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, from Loyola Marymount University, coursework in Business Administration from UMass Amherst, and of course a degree as a Doctor of Medicine from Keck USC School of Medicine.
Dr. Scott is an award-winning physician. He won the AFAM/LMKU Kenneth Award in Scholarly Achievements in Psychology, as well as outstanding performance for his knowledge in internal medicine. He was recognized three (3) years in a row from Keck School of Medicine at USC. He has also been recognized by the African American A-HeFT, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, and the Obesity and Outcome in Pediatric Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia for his research performances.
Dr. Scott is a board-eligible physician in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Addiction Medicine. He brings an understanding, and ability to work well in a busy and/or stressful environment to the behavioral health care industry. He has extensive knowledge of MAT protocols and is certified as a physician to have the most up-to-date information regarding Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT). He started his career early in 2010 working in internal medicine and quickly saw a need for medical professionals with the understanding and knowledge of addiction. Dr. Scott was able to work his way into the behavioral health care industry from 2015 to the present. He is one of the most popular medical doctors in the behavioral health care industry due to his empathy towards the patients and his strict policies with medication management.
Dr. Scott has taken the time to train his medical team in treating each patient with the utmost understanding both clinically and medically. All clients are provided the same treatment regardless of their situation.
LCSW, LAC, CSAT, CIFST
Maria has been working on the director level for the past 5 years and has a rich background in Mental health and addiction. Holding two graduate degrees in the mental field and over ten years of experience working in psychiatric services (inpatient and outpatient), I am an experienced clinician who can handle short term crises as well as day to day obstacles or sudden life changes.
Further during my career at NYP Cornell Hospital and Yale New Haven Hospital I have trained in DBT and learnt how to teach crucial skills to those dealing with emotional distress and interpersonal difficulties. However my approach is eclectic drawing not only on behavioral cognitive, but psychodynamic and brief solution focused models.
Adam Whitlatch is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW 113995). He received his undergraduate degrees at University of California, Santa Cruz, and received his Master of Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles. Adam has a background working with children, teenagers, and adults of various populations and with a variety of issues, including depressive, anxiety, bipolar, substance use, trauma-related, personality, psychotic, neurodevelopmental, and eating disorders.
Adam’s approach is eclectic and tailored to the individual; he comes from a trauma-informed lens and pulls from modalities including psychodynamic, gestalt, attachment- based, cognitive behavioral, dialectical behavioral, compassion-focused, internal family systems, and feminist therapy. Adam has been in the mental health field for six years, working in a variety of settings, such as outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and community mental health. Adam has an extensive history of working with individuals and doing group therapy.
Kevin Grace is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ASW). He completed his Master’s in Clinical Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles, and his Bachelor’s degree in Social Work at California State University, Los Angeles. Kevin has been working with populations that are often marginalized such as the LGTQ+ community, incarcerated adults, individuals experiencing homelessness, and those struggling with drug and alcohol addiction. Kevin discovered a passion for helping individuals experiencing drug and alcohol addiction and has found that by incorporating emotional, mental, and spiritual aspects to therapy clients are most successful and better able to achieve long term sobriety. Kevin integrates his own experience with drug addiction, trauma, and grief to connect with clients and promote healing and growth.
MCP, CADAC, BA
Michele Clark is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Communications at the University of Southern California, her Certificate of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counseling at University of California Los Angeles, and received her Master of Clinical Psychology, with a Trauma Specialization, at Antioch University, Los Angeles. Michele has a background working primarily with adults of various populations and with a variety of issues, including substance use disorders, PTSD, Developmental Trauma, and other trauma-related disorders, grief and loss, depression, anxiety, bipolar, personality, psychotic, and eating disorders. Michele’s approach is eclectic and tailored to the individual; she works from a trauma-informed lens and pulls from modalities including EMDR, CBT, DBT, psychodynamic, gestalt, attachment theory, and internal family systems. Michele has worked in the substance abuse/mental health field for eight years, working in a variety of settings, such as outpatient, intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, detox and residential facilities. Michele enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families in both individual and group settings.