Staff

Christian Small
Medical Director - Medical Team

Dr. Small is uniquely qualified to treat both medical and mental health conditions. His professional experience encompasses General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry and Family Medicine. He completed his medical and psychiatric training at UCSD. He holds Board Certification by the American Boards of Psychiatry, Preventative Medicine (Addictions) and Family Medicine. He personally trains and mentors the best mental health providers in the treatment industry.

Jenny Knowles
LVN/Charge Nurse - Medical Staff

Chad Daugherty
CEO - Operation Staff

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
Executive Director - Operation Staff

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.

Teresa Aragona
Director of Operations - Operations

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