At Monarch Shores, our staff is dedicated to providing quality client-centered care. We know that clients are unique and need individualized treatment plans designed specifically for their needs. We provide compassionate and effective care in a safe and comfortable setting. We guide and direct our clients on the path that is necessary to maintain sobriety and improve overall health and quality of life.
Abbe McClenahan – Therapist
Abbe McClenahan received her Master’s Degree from the Pacifica Graduate Institute in Counseling Psychology and her Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative Studies. She has more than five years of experience in counseling and therapy. Abbe is currently a registered associate as a Marriage and Family Therapist with three years worth of experience specializing in individual and group therapy sessions. She is passionate about helping clients identify the root of their traumas in a comfortable way. From there, Abbe works with the client to set positive life-structures and safe coping skills to encourage a permanent recovery. She wants what is best for the clients and to ensure that they have a greater future with a lifestyle that reflects self love and healthy coping mechanisms.
Alexa Cook – Therapist
Alma Mandujano- Case Manager
Alma Mandujano is a qualified Christian Drug, Alcohol, and Addictions Counselor (CDAAC). Alma has more than 15 years of experience in mentorship, counseling, and is currently in the journey of becoming a drug and alcohol counselor. She has extensive experience in case management, one on one counseling, and facilitating group therapy sessions. Alma is dedicated and extremely passionate for those in need. She takes the time to understand each person and their needs for the best road to recovery.
Brenda McNamara – Case Manager
Danielle Guerrero – Therapist
Danielle completed her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from the University of La Verne. Danielle is currently a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern. Before beginning at Monarch Shores she was working with children and young adults who have delayed learning disabilities, she is highly specialized in Applied Behavior Analysis. Danielle has four years experience volunteering with American Foundation of Suicide Prevention where she educates individuals on the effects of mental illness. Danielle completed her traineeship working extensively with children who are at risk in Orange County. She is also a part of the Orange County Crisis Response Team where she helps individuals who present to be in crisis. Danielle focuses on creating a safe and motivating environment that is helpful in healing each client. She utilizes theories including REBT, Family-Systems, and Psychodynamic approaches. However, Danielle utilizes her knowledge to find a theory that is best tailored to each client’s needs in hopes that they will have a lasting recovery.
Darryl Gober – Case Manager
Darryl Gober obtained his degree in Alcohol and Drug studies as well as CADC at Saddle Back College. He has experience as House Manager and has been a Case Manager since 2017. Darryl believes in developing person centered treatment plans and prides himself in conducting himself ethically with an ability to communicate effectively with his clients, working to build understanding and empathetic rapport to develop the best support possible.
Derrick-Bruce Harvey – Case Manager
Derrick Harvey is certified Drug and Alcohol counselor CADC II and has worked in the addiction field for 20 plus years. Derrick extensive experience in the field of addiction allow him to be empathetic and a leader when it comes to practicing sobriety. He has worked facilitating groups ranging from dealing with relationship dynamics between women and men, to 12 step recovery and SMART recovery. All who know Derrick find him to be extraordinarily passionate about his work and to have a wonderful sense of humor.
Donald Sheehan – Case Manager
Elizabeth Kuns – Case Manager
Jim Etheridge – Case Manager
Justina Flanagan – Case Manager
Justina has over 6 years’ experience work in Addiction and Behavioral Health Services. She is currently RADT-1 and is earning her certificate in Human Services to become a certified AOD Counselor. She has valuable experience in Team Leadership, and is experienced in all areas of Crisis Intervention, Patient Assessment, Clinical Operations, and Group Facilitation. She prides herself on providing positive support to those in need and finds pure joy in helping others. Justina pours her heart into every aspect of her career and believes in continued education so that she may be well-equipped and prepared to further assist patients and her fellow staff for years to come.
Kimberly Truong – Therapist
Kimberly has over 5 years of experience in clinical therapy with a focus on families, adults and adolescents in recovery. She’s always held an interest in psychology and started her formal education at Hawaii Pacific University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. She continued her education at Pepperdine University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Kimberly is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and certified in Seeking Safety. Kimberly’s therapeutic approach centers on the organic activation and recognition of a client’s internal value and hope, utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, solution-focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing. She embraces the Rogerian therapeutic perspective of unconditional positive regard for the client. Kimberly is an avid runner and reader, and believes in the power of wholeness and wellness within the mind, body and spirit.
Kristian Villalovos – Case Manager
Margarita Lekhtsikava – Clinician
Amanda Counts – LVN
Kim Prosser – LVN
Kim is a highly motivated and passionate professional. She has been nursing for nearly 10 years. She has a family history of substance abuse and mental health issues, so she enjoys working with our clients to overcome their personal obstacles. She has compassion for our clients because she can identify with them having had the personal experience with her own parents and their sobriety. She is dedicated to educating our clients on our protocol and palliative care for withdrawal symptoms that are available to keep them as comfortable as possible while going through the detox process and beyond. She believes in the holistic approach our company takes in the healing process and enjoys being an integral part of the team. Kim has been married for 12 years and is a mother of 3.
Usiel Gutierrez – LVN
Usiel has worked in the medical field for 6 years in the areas of Home Health, Geriatrics, Tetraplegia, Hemodialysis and Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse. For the past two years, he has devoted his time and efforts to Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse. Usiel loves to help others and this field allows him do so on a daily basis. He believes the best feeling is knowing you can make a difference in someone else’s life for the better. Seeing clients transition to sobriety and regain control of their lives is one of the key factors in choosing to enter this field. In his free time, Usiel loves to write short stories, bake and spend time with his family.
Chad Daugherty -CEO
Chad is a certified alcohol and drug counselor (CADC II) with over a decade of experience working in the field of recovery. Chad’s optimistic approach is individualized and creative to help each client reestablish exactly who they truly are, work towards finding peace, and perfect self expression. Chad believes in instilling the confidence needed to face the many challenges ahead with emphasis on meditation, spirituality, and learning to give back to the community.
Manuel Perez – Director of Operations
Manuel Perez has an extensive background helping clients in the medical field and healthcare industry. He gained his associates certification in clinical research in 2005 and was certified as a medical assistant and an E.M.T.
He did his internship at Costal Community hospital of Tustin and has also done numerous clinical research studies for big pharmaceutical companies helping patients find the proper medication to help deal with Mental illness, Autism, PTSD, Bipolar, Depression.
He has been working in treatment Since 2012 and Has helped over 3000 clients fight their addiction and begin their journey in sobriety. He takes pride and finds passion and purpose making a difference in people’s life’s.
Angelica Perez – Operations Supervisor
Babak Baniasad – Operations Supervisor
Jose Cordero – Operations Supervisor
Kelly DeAngelis – Operations Supervisor
Zedrick Turnbough – Operations Supervisor
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