Dr. Michael Markopoulos
Dr. Markopoulos has worked in substance abuse and addiction treatment for over 25 years. He has proven experience treating every form of addiction. This includes alcohol, opiates and opioids, prescription medications, Suboxone, methamphetamines, cocaine, and marijuana.
Dr. Markopoulos and his luxury drug rehabs San Diego, California team of registered nurses and nurse practitioners use a personal approach with patients. They treat the whole patient and not just the addiction. Every patient is special and unique and Dr. Markopoulos and his staff focus on all aspects of the person.
Degree in Mathematics and Science
Nora has been involved in the addiction industry for the past 12 years. She has experience working with both the families and individuals dealing with addiction at all levels of care. She has an educational background in health science and mathematics and is currently working towards a psychology major. She has experience in the addiction industry including clinical management, counseling and program administration. Nora is focused on helping others recover and mend family relationships while providing quality care. She provides tailored individual care for both short and long term treatments.
MA, AMFT, ATR
Janet graduated from Notre Dame de Namur University with an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy and Art Therapy. She has worked in a variety of settings since graduating. She is passionate about working with substance abuse clients and their families to help them grow in positive ways, leading to healthy relationships now and in their future. She uses a strength based and family systems approach with all her client's as well as Art Therapy to help them understand their emotions and feelings. She returned back to school to fulfill her goal of connecting Positive Psychology and Art Therapy, using creativity to build Emotional Intelligence and to advance clients potential in life. Janet has been working in the substance abuse field and 12 step programs for the last 25 years and is a compassionate and understanding counselor.
Certified Life Coach, Degree in Theology, RADT
With over 12 years of experience in the social services industry, Dustin May is a licensed addiction professional and a graduate from Liberty University with a degree in theology. His experience includes leading several non-profits and working with individuals as a certified Life Coach. Dustin has a non-judgemental approach to recovery and strives to understand each person as they truly are. Motivated by his own recovery, his philosophy is to "seek first to understand." He knows the power of compassion can lead anyone to life-long sobriety. Dustin takes recovery seriously and is passionate about seeing everyone live their life to its full potential.
California Massage Therapy Council,
Certified Massage Therapist
Valerie is a Holitistic Health Practitioner (HHP) and Certified Massage Therapist (CMT) with over 1,000 hours of training at Internation Professional School of Bodywork (IPSB) and Pacific College or Oriental Medicine (PCOM).
She has been practicing in San Diego for over 10 years and has earned an excellent reputation for intuitive, meditative and physically therapeutic massage.
Her broad-spectrum of experiences, uniquely qualify her to offer our clients a well-balanced tailored massage ensuring relaxation, and physical relief from stress to help them succeed in their goals.
Dr. Tufia Steidle
Licensed Psychologist, EAGALA DUAL Certification
Dr. Tufia Steidle is a licensed clinical psychologist and a certified Equine Assisted Psychotherapist. She is also trained in several evidence-based practices including; Seeking Safety, Trauma-Focused CBT, and Interpersonal Therapy for Depression.
During her 20 year career she has worked in a variety of drug and alcohol addiction clinical settings including;
- Providing counseling services for people with AIDS/HIV.
- Working in residential inpatient and intensive outpatient drug rehabs in the San Diego area.
- Providing psychotherapy in several community mental health centers.
- Student counseling center at college, providing mental health care in a prison.
Ms. Steidle is one of our clients favorites due to the gentle care she provides at our drug rehabs San Diego, California addiction treatment centers.
EMT, Combat Medic
Jacob has been in the medical field for 8 years originally starting in home health care. He always had a passion to serve and care for others. He spent time in the United States Army as a Combat Medic/ Healthcare Specialist where he became a Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician. He attended the medical education training center in Fort Sam Houston Texas. Jacob then went on to teach new medics while serving in Germany. When he discharged from the military he continued in the medical field working in home health care and individuals dealing with addiction. Jacob continues to strive everyday to help others and ensure that they can reach not only their personal goals but ensure they are healthy while doing so.
Certified Hatha, Vinyasa and Gentle Yoga Instructor
I have been practicing yoga for 20 years. I also became certified to teach Yoga Nidra, a healing meditation technique. The whole practice has helped me to grow stronger in every area of my life, mentally, emotionally and physically. It has helped me with self-worth, self-love and inspires me to live each moment more mindfully. I will always be a student and deeply grateful for the opportunity to share what has been passed down to me through the loving wisdom of my teachers.
Gentle yoga mixed with Yoga Nidra and breath work is my favorite teaching style because it really focuses on deep healing benefits to the mind, body and soul and everyone can do it! Combining all three in my classes brings about freedom and release.