Our Team

Our team approach to treatment has provided remarkable results for families affected by addiction, trauma, and mental illness. Because we customize treatments for each young person in our care, your son or daughter’s case will include input from an individual and family therapist, psychiatrist, nutritionist, teacher, and our program director, just to name a few. You’ll come to know the names and faces of those who are working to heal your child’s inner pain and repair your relationship, no matter how much it is damaged.

There are also many people you may not see during your time at Destinations. These are people working behind the scenes, or at our other facilities, to further our mission of healing fractured families. Like our clients, our staff members are from many different backgrounds, boasting an array of credentials and specialties, including counseling, psychology, education, and medicine.

Every member of our clinical staff holds at least a Master’s degree and is registered as an intern or associate with a professional board. Our non-clinical staff members are required to hold Bachelor’s degrees and must have experience working in a similar environment. These requirements are part of our commitment to our clients and their families.

Leadership

Daniel Samson
Daniel Samson
Founder / President
Ari Stark
Ari Stark
Vice President - Operations
Dr. Baback Bob Gabbay, M.D.
Dr. Baback Bob Gabbay, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer
Andrew Levander, LMFT, M.A.C.
Andrew Levander, LMFT, M.A.C.
Clinical Director
Elvis Reyes, CPA
Elvis Reyes, CPA
Vice President - Finance

Education

Chris Rodenhizer
Chris Rodenhizer
School Headmaster
Arielle Zamora
Arielle Zamora
Director of Education

Business Development & Admissions

Jacquelin Jaffe Burg, ACSW
Jacquelin Jaffe Burg, ACSW
Director of Admissions
Sarah Goodson, MA, MTS
Sarah Goodson, MA, MTS
National Director of Business Development
Ashton DeMont
Ashton DeMont
Manager of Business Development
Nyla Christian
Nyla Christian
Community Liaison, Nevada

Therapists

Ali Moses, ACSW
Ali Moses, ACSW
Therapist
Alyse N. Rose, ACSW
Alyse N. Rose, ACSW
Therapist
Amanda B. Jablon, ACSW
Amanda B. Jablon, ACSW
Therapist
Amanda Feinberg, MFTI
Amanda Feinberg, MFTI
Therapist
Annabel M. Thomson, MFTI
Annabel M. Thomson, MFTI
Therapist
Christina Elizabeth Mack, MFTI
Christina Elizabeth Mack, MFTI
Therapist
Claire E. Hughes, ACSW
Claire E. Hughes, ACSW
Therapist
Cynthia A. Della Ripa, LMFT
Cynthia A. Della Ripa, LMFT
Therapist
Drew Mottinger
Drew Mottinger
Therapist
Lindsey S. Araiza, ACSW
Lindsey S. Araiza, ACSW
Therapist
Stephanie Day Morfitt, ACSW
Stephanie Day Morfitt, ACSW
Therapist
Veneill E. Latham, MFTI
Veneill E. Latham, MFTI
Therapist

Specialists

Cassandra Ogier
Cassandra Ogier
Equine Therapist
Jennifer Selby Pena
Jennifer Selby Pena
Contractor

Canon House

Lori Roberts
Lori Roberts
Facility Manager
Amanda Feinberg, MFTI
Amanda Feinberg, MFTI
Therapist
George M. Livengood, LMFT
George M. Livengood, LMFT
Program Director
Claire E. Hughes, ACSW
Claire E. Hughes, ACSW
Therapist

Cheney House

Briana Chopin
Briana Chopin
Facility Manager
Lindsey S. Araiza, ACSW
Lindsey S. Araiza, ACSW
Therapist
Cynthia A. Della Ripa, LMFT
Cynthia A. Della Ripa, LMFT
Therapist
Alison L. Whitman, LCSW
Alison L. Whitman, LCSW
Program Director

Henderson

Sasha L. DeCania, LMFT
Sasha L. DeCania, LMFT
Program Director
Sheila Mercer
Sheila Mercer
Facility Manager

Ventura

Alana Amoroso
Alana Amoroso
Facility Manager
Dr. Kristen M. Roye, Psy.D.
Dr. Kristen M. Roye, Psy.D.
Program Director

Mid-Wilshire

Brittany A. Cohen, ACSW
Brittany A. Cohen, ACSW
Program Director
Tiffany Hall
Tiffany Hall
Facility Manager
Amanda B. Jablon, ACSW
Amanda B. Jablon, ACSW
Therapist
Drew Mottinger
Drew Mottinger
Therapist
Christina Elizabeth Mack, MFTI
Christina Elizabeth Mack, MFTI
Therapist
Ali Moses, ACSW
Ali Moses, ACSW
Therapist

Woodland Hills

Allison Welsh, ACSW
Allison Welsh, ACSW
Program Director
Veneill E. Latham, MFTI
Veneill E. Latham, MFTI
Therapist
Stephanie Day Morfitt, ACSW
Stephanie Day Morfitt, ACSW
Therapist
Tiffany Pineda
Tiffany Pineda
Operations Manager
Annabel M. Thomson, MFTI
Annabel M. Thomson, MFTI
Therapist
Alyse N. Rose, ACSW
Alyse N. Rose, ACSW
Therapist
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