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MEET THE TEAM AT SEA CHANGE RECOVERY

Staff

Josh Lazie

Program Director

Josh Lazie has worked in treatment for over 15 years and helped hundreds of people on their journey to recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction.

When Josh decided to help addicts full time, his unique life experiences made him the perfect sober companion. He was able to help clients learn the tools necessary for recovery from addiction because he had the unique perspective of having lived in their shoes.

The next obvious step was to help more people by starting his own treatment center. Josh felt something was missing from traditional treatment. As Program Director of Sea Change Recovery Josh fills in the missing link and guides Sea Change in its mission to offer specialized, multifaceted treatment. Josh is a loving father and an avid photojournalist.

Michelle King, LMFT

Clincal Director

Michelle is dedicated to empowering individuals to discover their inner worth and cultivate the strength to live a healthy sober lifestyle. She earned a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a Masters in Education from USC. In addition to addiction recovery, Michelle also specializes in trauma and EMDR therapy. With kindness and compassion, Michelle supports her clients through healing and learning to cope with addiction, maintain sobriety, and create lasting change in their lives.

Porsha Draper, APCC

Professional Clincal Counsel
Porsha has over ten years of experience in the human service field. Having previously earned her B.A. in Criminal Justice from Cal State Fullerton, she earned her M.A. in Educational & Clinical Counseling from Azusa Pacific University. She enjoys working as a team to promote growth and success and is excited to be part of Sea Change Recovery.

Etiennette Sneed, MSN FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner
Etiennette obtained her Master’s degree in Nursing specializing in Ambulatory Care from Western University of Health Sciences; followed by her Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner, also at Western University of Health Sciences. NP Sneed’s healthcare experience spans thirty years; spending more than 20 years working in Psychiatry and 10 years working in the Emergency Department.

Her wide breadth of knowledge and experience is demonstrated in her care for our residents who may be struggling not only with addiction, but mental health as well as physical health challenges. Her many years of bedside nursing, at all levels is evident in her compassionate and dedicated approach to each and every individual.

Amanda Ferrara, AMFT

Amanda is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her graduate studies at Antioch university where she received a Masters degree in clinical psychology.

Amanda began working in substance abuse and mental health treatment in 2010.

She is passionate about helping individuals gain a better sense of self and finding balance within their lives. During her free time she enjoys hiking with her dogs.

Matthew Pentkowski

Director of Admissions

Matt has worked in the addiction field since 2012. He obtained his masters degree in psychology from Antioch University. After working as a counselor at sea change for several years, he now enjoys helping clients and their families make the crucial first step in transforming their lives through recovery.

Lukhan

Facility Manager

Lukhan is a dedicated professional who strives to improve the quality of life in each client serving as the Director of Facility Operations for Sea Change Recovery. He has worked in the field for multiple years and brings his own experience in recovery to help guide individuals through their struggles in addiction. Client care and compassion are his priority which assist him in his duties with managing the facility operations.

Dan Aronow

Addiction Specialist

Dan Aronow M.D. is a practicing physician with over 20 years of experience. He graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. in biology and obtained his medical degree from Texas Tech Medical School. He completed his residency program in internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and board certified in addiction medicine under the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He has given numerous presentatiors to doctors, therapists and counselors on the topic of neurobiology of addiction. He has been practic ng in the field of addiction medicine for 8 years and is the medical director for several treatment programs in Southern California..

Matthew Pentkowski

Director of Admissions

Matt has worked in the addiction field since 2012. He obtained his masters degree in psychology from Antioch University. After working as a counselor at sea change for several years, he now enjoys helping clients and their families make the crucial first step in transforming their lives through recovery.

Amanda Ferrara, AMFT

Amanda is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She completed her graduate studies at Antioch university where she received a Masters degree in clinical psychology.

Amanda began working in substance abuse and mental health treatment in 2010.

She is passionate about helping individuals gain a better sense of self and finding balance within their lives. During her free time she enjoys hiking with her dogs.

Josh Lazie

Program Director

Josh Lazie has worked in treatment for over 15 years and helped hundreds of people on their journey to recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction.

When Josh decided to help addicts full time, his unique life experiences made him the perfect sober companion. He was able to help clients learn the tools necessary for recovery from addiction because he had the unique perspective of having lived in their shoes.

The next obvious step was to help more people by starting his own treatment center. Josh felt something was missing from traditional treatment. As Program Director of Sea Change Recovery Josh fills in the missing link and guides Sea Change in its mission to offer specialized, multifaceted treatment. Josh is a loving father and an avid photojournalist.

Dan Aronow M.D.

Addiction Specialist

Dan Aronow M.D. is a practicing physician with over 20 years of experience. He graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. in biology and obtained his medical degree from Texas Tech Medical School. He completed his residency program in internal medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and board certified in addiction medicine under the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He has given numerous presentatiors to doctors, therapists and counselors on the topic of neurobiology of addiction. He has been practic ng in the field of addiction medicine for 8 years and is the medical director for several treatment programs in Southern California..

Lukhan

Facility Manager

Lukhan is a dedicated professional who strives to improve the quality of life in each client serving as the Director of Facility Operations for Sea Change Recovery. He has worked in the field for multiple years and brings his own experience in recovery to help guide individuals through their struggles in addiction. Client care and compassion are his priority which assist him in his duties with managing the facility operations.

Michelle King, LMFT​

Clincal Director

Michelle is dedicated to empowering individuals to discover their inner worth and cultivate the strength to live a healthy sober lifestyle. She earned a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a Masters in Education from USC. In addition to addiction recovery, Michelle also specializes in trauma and EMDR therapy. With kindness and compassion, Michelle supports her clients through healing and learning to cope with addiction, maintain sobriety, and create lasting change in their lives.

Porsha Draper, APCC

Professional Clincal Counselor
Porsha has over ten years of experience in the human service field. Having previously earned her B.A. in Criminal Justice from Cal State Fullerton, she earned her M.A. in Educational & Clinical Counseling from Azusa Pacific University. She enjoys working as a team to promote growth and success and is excited to be part of Sea Change Recovery.

Etiennette Sneed, MSN FNP-C

Nurse Practitioner
Etiennette obtained her Master’s degree in Nursing specializing in Ambulatory Care from Western University of Health Sciences; followed by her Post-Masters Family Nurse Practitioner, also at Western University of Health Sciences. NP Sneed’s healthcare experience spans thirty years; spending more than 20 years working in Psychiatry and 10 years working in the Emergency Department.

Her wide breadth of knowledge and experience is demonstrated in her care for our residents who may be struggling not only with addiction, but mental health as well as physical health challenges. Her many years of bedside nursing, at all levels is evident in her compassionate and dedicated approach to each and every individual.