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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.

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.

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..

Casey Strenski, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Casey empowers her clients to reach their highest potential through compassion, empathy, and a warm therapeutic connection. She earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and specializes in trauma-based therapeutic practices including EMDR. Combining western therapeutic modalities with eastern practices such as mindfulness, Casey is passionate about assisting her clients in their recovery from addiction. She believes that the most healing component to the therapeutic process lies in the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. Casey collaborates with her clients to help them find their inner strength and resilience on their pathway to sobriety.

Zulykha Azizi, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Zulykha is no stranger to the field of addiction as her personal and clinical experience helped drive her passion to study and practice in the field of psychology. She obtained a BA at CSU Fullerton and a Masters at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and she is currently in the process of completing her doctorate in Applied Psychology at The Chicago School. Zulykha uses an integrated approach comprised of modalities from the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Brief Psychodynamic Therapy. Zulykha speaks Farsi fluently, is happily married with two beautiful children, and spends most weekends at the beach with her family.

Chase Carbonati

Chase Carbonati from Moorpark, CA is a Facility Manager for the Intensive Outpatient Program at Sea Change Recovery. Chase is 6 years clean and sober and is a Santa Monica Salvation Army Alumni. Prior to Sea Change Mr. Carbonati has experience in working at detox, residential, mental health, admissions, case management, and with Postpartum and pregnant women. Co-founder of Active Recovery Home in West Hollywood and is a current student of West LA college.

Trevor

Trevor, originally from Virginia, moved to California to find sobriety for himself. He has worked in the recovery field for multiple years and uses his own experience in recovery to help others who are seeking the same thing. He began working in treatment to make a difference in people's lives and give back what was given to him. As a facility manager, Trevor brings experience and hope to clients, while making sure everything runs smoothly and that clients are receiving the care they need.

Jordan

Jordan, originally from North Carolina, moved across the country to find sobriety for herself. She is the Facility Manager of our residential program. Jordan has found satisfaction in aiding others overcome obstacles and evolve into a stronger version of their former selves. A recovering addict herself, Jordan's goal is to show others that there is always a way to recover from addiction regardless of your past. Jordan diligently monitors clients’ safety, interacts with them in a positive way when they’re having difficulties, and provides general day-to-day assistance. She finds that watching people change and succeed is the most gratifying part of her job. When Jordan isn’t working she is attending school for her Cosmetology License, hiking and taking care of her animals.

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..

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.

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.

Casey Strenski, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Casey empowers her clients to reach their highest potential through compassion, empathy, and a warm therapeutic connection. She earned her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and specializes in trauma-based therapeutic practices including EMDR. Combining western therapeutic modalities with eastern practices such as mindfulness, Casey is passionate about assisting her clients in their recovery from addiction. She believes that the most healing component to the therapeutic process lies in the therapeutic relationship between therapist and client. Casey collaborates with her clients to help them find their inner strength and resilience on their pathway to sobriety.

Jordan

Jordan, originally from North Carolina, moved across the country to find sobriety for herself. She is the Facility Manager of our residential program. Jordan has found satisfaction in aiding others overcome obstacles and evolve into a stronger version of their former selves. A recovering addict herself, Jordan's goal is to show others that there is always a way to recover from addiction regardless of your past. Jordan diligently monitors clients’ safety, interacts with them in a positive way when they’re having difficulties, and provides general day-to-day assistance. She finds that watching people change and succeed is the most gratifying part of her job. When Jordan isn’t working she is attending school for her Cosmetology License, hiking and taking care of her animals.

Trevor

Trevor, originally from Virginia, moved to California to find sobriety for himself. He has worked in the recovery field for multiple years and uses his own experience in recovery to help others who are seeking the same thing. He began working in treatment to make a difference in people's lives and give back what was given to him. As a facility manager, Trevor brings experience and hope to clients, while making sure everything runs smoothly and that clients are receiving the care they need.

Chase Carbonati

Chase Carbonati from Moorpark, CA is a Facility Manager for the Intensive Outpatient Program at Sea Change Recovery. Chase is 6 years clean and sober and is a Santa Monica Salvation Army Alumni. Prior to Sea Change Mr. Carbonati has experience in working at detox, residential, mental health, admissions, case management, and with Postpartum and pregnant women. Co-founder of Active Recovery Home in West Hollywood and is a current student of West LA college.

Zulykha Azizi, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Zulykha is no stranger to the field of addiction as her personal and clinical experience helped drive her passion to study and practice in the field of psychology. She obtained a BA at CSU Fullerton and a Masters at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and she is currently in the process of completing her doctorate in Applied Psychology at The Chicago School. Zulykha uses an integrated approach comprised of modalities from the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Brief Psychodynamic Therapy. Zulykha speaks Farsi fluently, is happily married with two beautiful children, and spends most weekends at the beach with her family.