Those Who Serve
A woman of strength and vision, Velvet has been a transformational activist in the recovery community focusing her efforts on the healing and wellbeing of young women. She has incorporated her years of life experience and knowledge of women’s suffering and addiction into her mission and ultimately her sense of purpose. Velvet opened her doors and her heart to restore the soul sickness she once suffered from herself years ago and has now developed one of the leading women’s drug and alcohol treatment programs in Southern California, Safe Harbor Treatment Center. By breaking the silence women are so used to enduring in the grips of addiction, Velvet continues to change the stigma and barriers women face day to day. Through her divine visions and guidance Velvet is an inspiration to young women who walk side by side with her, learning what it means to be authentic, to live in ones truth, to live in recovery, to live in sobriety, and most importantly to live in love.
DanelleBaie is a certified chemical dependency counselor and has over 15 years of experience in the recovery community. Danelle has been working at Safe Harbor for more than 8 years as it has expanded and assisted countless women looking for sobriety. Danelle entered into the field of recovery work following her intuition on her purpose for what her life work should involve. As a certified counselor at Safe Harbor, Danelle also brings her experience of long-term sobriety and interest in physical health. Danelle believes in a mental, physical, emotional and spiritual sobriety and recovery.
Rev. Arlene Hylton Campbell is the Spiritual Director for Safe Harbor Treatment Center for women. She is a licensed non-denominational Minister in the State of California. Rev. Arlene supports individuals in realizing their highest potential. Her support of individuals in recovery is based on each individual realizing a higher power that is active and fully
available in their life. Through prayer and spiritual counsel women are given tools to remember the connection they have with their higher power. Women are also given spiritual
principles to support them in living a life of recovery and fulfillment. Rev. Arlene sees the potential in each client and identifies the God given potential within them. She sees the pain of the past in each client yet encourages each one to start creating a future with their higher power as their support. Rev. Arlene believes “Our higher power is greater than any past miss-takes and healing is available to everyone”.
Maggie Grisham has been in recovery for over 24 years. Her passion and experience in recovery has led Maggie to make a professional change and work with women in addiction. Maggie is devoted to helping women and their families as they struggle with the confusion and frustration of addiction by applying her love and knowledge of the 12-Step program. Families consistently feel supported by Maggie and can’t wait to meet her when they come to visit.
Andrew Schneider is a psychiatrist in private practice in Irvine, California. In addition to his Adult Psychiatry training, he completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and has a M.S. in Sports Psychology. Dr. Schneider takes a holistic approach to psychiatry, offering both psychotherapy and medication management in his practice. His practice also includes complementary/alternative herbal medicine as a treatment option based on his formal training in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Dr. Schneider is experienced in the area of chemical dependency and emphasizes best practice care and a therapeutic alliance with patients.
Lisa Bahar is a licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed professional clinical counselor, having received her graduate degree from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. In addition, she is certified as a drug and alcohol addiction counselor with the California Certification Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors. Lisa is known as a DBT therapist and provides a comprehensive DBT Informed Skills Training groups which provide clients the “How” skills to deal with emotionally reactive behaviors, inability to express feelings and difficulties in managing stress and ability to self calm. Lisa is part of the Safe Harbor House Clinical Team with the Capella, Magellan and Knox programs where she provides individual therapy, DBT Skills Training and Cinema Therapy groups. She is one of Safe Harbor House’s primary therapists and preferred providers for their outpatient programs for those client transitioning in care.
Morgan Huffman is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Morgan understands the disease of addiction and is committed to helping young women in recovery achieve and maintain sobriety. Morgan assists clients and their families to develop healthy communication and a better understanding of the disease of addiction. As Alumni of Safe Harbor, Morgan is able to relate and share her experience with other women trying to achieve sobriety. With the belief that addiction must be addressed at many levels, Morgan guides young women in the development of healthy coping mechanisms and life skills. In addition, Morgan helps her clients understand the issues that surround the cycle of addiction such as self-esteem, body image, healthy relationships and communication. Morgan is dedicated to Safe Harbor and strongly believes in the services and principles that Safe Harbor offers.
Dave has been a culinary professional for over 19 years and is a graduate of the Los Angeles Culinary Institute. He has cooked in restaurants from Newport Beach to San Francisco to Nashville and back again. He is proud and honored to call Safe Harbor his home. It is his belief that good food is the gateway to good health and this is never more important than in early recovery when the body is trying to heal itself. At Capella, he provides fresh, local, organic ingredients and takes great care to prepare meals in accordance to each individual’s dietary needs, ethical preferences and allergies. The incredible love that goes into each meal is always felt and appreciated by our clients.
Lisa Licavoli is a Registered Dietician, Board Certified Nutritionist, and Traditional Naturopath specializing in Integrative Nutrition and Eating Disorder recovery. She has been in practice for 27 years. Lisa takes a body centered approach to health and healing, with nutrition as the foundation. Due to her extensive work with clients who have eating disorders, she co-wrote the book Love Your Body: Change the Way You Feel About the Body You Have. The book is designed to move people towards accepting their body by recovering from unrealistic expectations, perfectionism, and body-hatred. Lisa is extensively trained in the use of supplements and herbs, yoga, meditation, and counseling techniques to help assist people in attaining and maintaining their health and recovery. Without an adequate nutrient supply, a person may experience depression and anxiety, low energy, brain fog and memory loss, which are major obstacles to healing. Therefore, she helps clients re-establish good eating habits and heal their relationship with food.
Kathe is a Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist and Addiction Treatment Counselor in private practice in Costa Mesa. She has worked in multidisciplinary recovery settings in Orange County for over 15 years, applying her diverse skills in hypnosis, imagery and addiction counseling. Kathe also teaches health care professionals therapeutic hypnosis and imagery to better serve their clients and patients. At Safe Harbor Treatment Center, she guides women to their subconscious minds, where all memories, beliefs and behaviors reside. The subconscious mind offers significant insight, motivation and redirection, greatly benefiting women in recovery. Kathe is dedicated to sharing the life-empowering benefits of hypnosis. She enjoys seeing women at Safe Harbor discover, reconnect with, and utilize their inner resources on their journey to happier, healthier lives.
Linda Andrade is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She
received her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an
emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Asuza Pacific
University and her BS in Organizational Leadership Skills from
Linda currently has her private practice in Los Angeles County
and was, prior to that, a therapist for the Institute of Redesign of
Learning and the Center for Integrated Health and Family
Linda has been trained in Evidence Based Practice (EBP), Trauma
Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), MAP (Managing
Adaptive Practices) and Seeking Safety techniques and has
provided psychotherapy to children and adults who have been
exposed to domestic violence, child abuse and neglect.
Margaret O’Hara runs the Trauma Program at Safe Harbor utilizing Relational Trauma Repair (RTR), an experiential model developed by Tian Dayton, PhD, TEP. A consultant with a private counseling practice in Northern San Diego, Margaret is a Certified Experiential Therapist, licensed as an LPCC (CA) and LMHC (NY). She’s a Distance Credentialed Counselor for clients in both states. Margaret holds state (NY) and international substance abuse counselor certification and is a Human Services Board Certified Practitioner. A National Certified Counselor with 25+ years experience in the field, she’s worked as Clinical Director, Clinical Supervisor, Assistant Professor and School Counselor. Margaret is President of the California Association of Licensed Professional Clinical Counselors and served as Ethics Chair the two years prior. She was Division President of the Association of Specialists in Group Work for NY Counseling Association. Named ‘Counselor of the Year’ by the East End Counselors Association, she served 7 years on their Executive Board.