Camden Center’s Addictions Program offers a comprehensive approach to the treatment of addictive disorders that integrates the highest quality medical, psychotherapeutic, somatic, and community-based treatments into personalized treatment plans for each patient.
Patients at Camden Center have access to the most up-to-date, evidence-based treatments for addictive disorders administered by a diverse team of expert clinicians, and each patient receives a completely unique team of clinicians selected specifically for them based upon best fit.
Expertise in Addiction Medicine
Camden Center’s founder, Jason Schiffman, MD, MA, MBA, is a physician double boarded in psychiatry and addiction medicine. He is also the founder and medical director of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Dual Diagnosis Program.
He is a nationally recognized expert in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring disorders and has published numerous academic articles in the fields of addiction, psychopharmacology, and biochemistry.
Dr. Schiffman has created a unique model of addiction treatment at Camden Center that incorporates a broad range of evidence-based behavioral, biological, psychodynamic, and psychopharmacologic treatment modalities, matched to each patient based on their unique circumstances and clinical picture.
Dr. Schiffman has recruited a multidisciplinary team of addiction specialists to Camden Center. Our Addictions Program consists of a diverse set of expert clinicians, including multiple psychiatrists and internal medicine physicians board certified in addiction medicine.
The Camden Model of Addiction Treatment
The behavior that becomes an addiction typically begins as a coping mechanism to manage chronic emotional pain, and full recovery from an addictive disorder also requires healing the source of the pain the addictive behavior was numbing.
Camden Center’s unique model provides patients with addictive disorders truly comprehensive treatment at all levels of care that addresses the addiction itself as well as the underlying emotional, biological, developmental, and functional causes of the addiction.
Accomplishing this requires matching each patient with the right group of clinicians doing the right types of therapy, at the right time in the trajectory of their recovery.
At Camden Center, no two patients have the same schedule or treatment plan and each patient’s treatment is evaluated each week, with changes made in real time based upon feedback and progress.
As a medical organization that integrates primary care, psychiatry, psychotherapy, nutrition, fitness, coaching, and community-based approaches in combinations that are personalized and unique to each patient, Camden Center is able to provide truly comprehensive treatment for addiction that allows patients not only to recover from their addiction but to also build happy, productive, and meaningful lives.
For more information on Camden Center's Addictions Program in Southern California and San Francisco, contact us by phone or online today.
Dave McGuire, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in trauma and addictions. He received his master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles.
Dave trained under Dr. Patrick Carnes at the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP), and with Pia Mellody in Post-Induction Therapy (PIT), including the Inner Child and Feeling Reduction intensive trainings.
He is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and completed his certification as a sex addiction therapist.
Dave began his career working at residential and outpatient treatment programs in Los Angeles and Malibu. He created and facilitated family intensive weekends and groups for various treatment centers.
His passion for mental health recovery led him to the Asia Pacific region, where he helped develop intensive outpatient programs in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore, and Sydney, Australia.
At Camden Center, Dave is chief of the Addictions Program. He is also a clinical team lead and clinician.
Tim Barry, MSW, LCSW, received his Bachelor of Science from Boston University and his Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles.
Tim has a diverse range of clinical experience, including McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and The Permanente Medical Group in Northern California.
Tim has a particular passion for treating patients struggling with co-occurring psychiatric and addiction disorders. His clinical approach is grounded in evidence-based treatments such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Tim is also an adjunct lecturer at the USC School of Social Work, leading courses in crisis intervention, Brief Therapy, and group psychotherapy.
At Camden Center, Tim is the San Francisco regional director of the Addictions Program. He also provides individual and group psychotherapy.
Reina Remigio, PhD, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California, San Diego (UCSD), where she assisted in various research projects at the UCSD Center for Functional MRI.
She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology and master’s-level certificate in creative expression at Sofia University in Palo Alto, California, emphasizing a whole-person approach to psychology.
Dr. Remigio is trained in Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), DBT (foundational), Focused Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (FACT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Interpersonal Neurobiology, and Motivational Interviewing.
Her clinical background includes serving diverse populations in primary care integrated behavioral health and inpatient departments at the San Mateo Medical Center in California.
She also worked in forensic, residential, skilled care, and community mental health settings. Dr. Remigio has provided supervision and training to pre- and post-doctoral clinicians in those settings.
As clinical director of Camden Center San Francisco, Dr. Remigio oversees and supports clinical care, a highly skilled team of providers, and outcome measures to ensure whole-person care that is attuned to each patient’s needs and goals.
Andy Lavine, LCSW, received her bachelor’s degree from University of Vermont and her Master of Social Work from Smith College in Massachusetts.
While at Smith College, she served as co-chair of the curriculum committee, focusing on anti-racism perspectives and LGBT identity inclusion in the clinical field.
She spent her practicum years treating patients with psychiatric disorders, addiction, and trauma in community mental health settings and at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs.
Andy is trained in complex trauma interventions, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and the Hakomi Method for somatic attachment and trauma resolution. She trained with Bessel van der Kolk, MD, in body-based trauma treatment, and is foundationally trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). She brings these perspectives to individual and group therapy work.
Andy previously worked as a psychiatric social worker at Kaiser Permanente, focusing on trauma treatment, crisis intervention, and emergency room psychiatric assessment. She has also worked in private practice and consulted for tech companies.
At Camden Center, Andy is program director of the San Francisco location. She provides program management and oversees clinical operations.
Eric Chaghouri, MD, earned his Bachelor of Arts in Biology, with Summa Cum Laude honors, from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He earned his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California (USC).
While there, he served as chief resident in psychiatric emergency services and as resident clinical instructor and volunteer faculty in the Department of Psychiatry.
After residency, Dr. Chaghouri completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the USC Institute of Psychiatry and Law.
Dr. Chaghouri's clinical work focuses on the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders. He also has extensive experience consulting and providing expert opinion in trial and for the film and television industry.
At Camden Center, Dr. Chaghouri provides pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic services to patients and oversees the clinical operations of the center.
Brian Hurley, MD, MBA, DFASAM, earned an undergraduate degree with a double major in biochemistry and neuroscience and a minor in political theory from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He received his medical degree and Master of Business Administration from the University of Southern California.
Dr. Hurley completed the UCLA Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program implementation science research fellowship, an addiction psychiatry fellowship at New York University, and a general psychiatry residency at Harvard University's Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital.
Dr. Hurley is president-elect of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and previously served as the national president of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).
He was a 2010-2013 American Psychiatric Association (APA) Public Psychiatry Fellow, where he served on the APA Board of Trustees, was a 2012 American College of Psychiatrists Laughlin Fellow, and was a 2015-2017 Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Fellow.
Dr. Hurley specializes in addiction medicine, health services research and implementation science, and health policy research.
At Camden Center, Dr. Hurley manages patients' medications, provides psychodynamic psychotherapy, and coordinates care with outside physicians.
Greg Woodhill, LMFT, CSAT, is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist. He earned his master's degree from the University of Santa Monica in California, where he developed his personal therapeutic style of empathic listening, exploring early childhood trauma, and encouraging personal responsibility.
Along with teaching men to harness their natural drives toward intimacy and communication, Greg has spent thousands of hours directly helping sex and porn addicts recover from their addictions. He strongly believes that true psychological and emotional growth can only occur in a safe environment, which he provides for his clients through long-term therapeutic work.
Greg is passionate about the topic of addiction in all shapes and sizes. He enjoys helping people recover their passion and strength so that they can create true intimacy in their lives.
At Camden Center, Greg works with men on healing relational wounds that have caused breaches in relationships and that have created problems in intimacy with romantic partners.
Corbett Miller, MSW, LCSW, SEP, received his Master of Social Work from California State University, Los Angeles. He is a certified as a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (SEP) by the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
As an SEP, Corbett aims to bring patients a deeper awareness and insight into the functioning of their nervous system. Disruptions in the system can relate to issues such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse.
Corbett has worked as a primary therapist at several premier residential and outpatient treatment centers in Los Angeles. He frames his work around compassion and understanding while providing patients with the support needed to build their capacity to lean into discomfort and strengthen resilience.
At Camden Center, Corbett provides individual therapy. Using Somatic Experiencing, he encourages reflection, honesty, and compassion to help patients find growth, self-reliance, and an eventual return to health.
Harmony Rousseau, LMFT, is a licensed marriage and family therapist specializing in trauma and addiction. She received her master’s degree in counseling, with an emphasis on marriage and family therapy, from California State University, Northridge. She received her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Harmony is trained in Attachment-Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, and Post-Induction Therapy (PIT).
Harmony has worked in a variety of outpatient and residential treatment settings, facilitating groups, couples’ and family sessions, and providing individual therapy.
She holds a Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) credential and oversees counseling services at the Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District’s Adult Education Program.
At Camden Center, Harmony serves as a program manager. She provides treatment planning and program support to patients, and communicates with their families.
Bradley Zicherman, MD, received his Doctor of Medicine from American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine in Pembroke Pines, Florida. He completed a residency at both Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas, and University of South Florida in Tampa.
Dr. Zicherman completed a fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland and an addiction psychiatry fellowship at University of California, San Francisco.
He is a psychiatrist and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Stanford University in California.
Dr. Zicherman is board certified in psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
At Camden Center, Dr. Zicherman provides psychiatric services.
J. Alexis Ortiz, PhD, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Michigan and both her Master of Arts in Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from University of New Mexico.
She completed her clinical psychology internship at VA Palo Alto Health Care System and her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine in California.
Dr. Ortiz holds a clinical assistant professor faculty position and is an attending psychologist at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she serves on the adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) team.
Dr. Ortiz also has a small private practice in San Francisco. Her clinical work focuses on treating co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders, emotion dysregulation, substance use, and mood and anxiety disorders.
At Camden Center, Dr. Ortiz is a program therapist and serves on the comprehensive DBT team. She leads DBT mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) groups, and provides individual DBT, ACT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and addiction-focused therapy.
Steven M. Peterson, LCSW, received his Master of Social Work from University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Steve has been in private practice for 34 years, serving individuals, couples, families, and groups. He has worked at inpatient and outpatient treatment centers in Wisconsin, Oregon, and California.
He specializes in treating clients with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and has extensive experience treating family members of people struggling with addiction. He also works extensively with individuals coping with separation and divorce.
Steve teaches in the Addiction Studies Program at Diablo Valley College in Pleasant Hill, California. His courses include relapse prevention, dual disorders, group facilitation, Motivational Interviewing, and ethics.
Steve’s therapeutic orientation comes from Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Therapy (RO-DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), solution-focused therapy, and the family systems approach.
Steve is a board member at Feet First, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims of human trafficking.
At Camden Center, Steve provides individual therapy to patients struggling with co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders. He also facilitates a weekly recovery skills group.
Franchesca Gordon, LMFT, CCTP-II, received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in psychological trauma, from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She is a Certified Complex Trauma Professional.
Franchesca works with a diverse population of patients experiencing trauma, addiction, co-occurring disorders, and relational issues. She has worked with patients in community outpatient settings, residential and outpatient addiction care, and in private practice.
She also mentors and supervises individuals working toward clinical licensure.
Franchesca was previously clinical manager for a residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment program in Los Angeles.
At Camden Center, Franchesca offers a trauma-informed approach while working with patients individually and in group settings to help them understand roadblocks to recovery and how to build lifelong resilience. She is also a clinician in the Camden Addictions Program.
Lauren Dummit, LMFT, CST, CSAT-S, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified sex therapist, and certified sex addiction therapist-supervisor. She earned her bachelor’s degree at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Master of Arts in Psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles.
Lauren is trained in Somatic Experiencing®, NeuroAffective Touch®, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, and neurofeedback, and works somatically with a wide range of issues.
She is also trained in Pia Mellody’s Post-Induction Therapy model, Inner Child therapy, and Feeling Reduction work, which she implements in her work with childhood relational trauma.
At Camden Center, Lauren aims to bring awareness, healing, and recovery to patients to help them create a more fulfilled and meaningful life. Her areas of expertise are trauma and addiction, as well as intimacy and relationship issues.
Jesse Sandler, LCSW, earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and his master’s degree in social welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Jesse was previously a primary therapist at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, where he worked with a diverse population in the Adult Partial Hospital Program and the Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Program.
He is extensively trained in multiple group and individual psychotherapeutic modalities, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and psychodynamic psychotherapy.
He specializes in treating depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, bipolar disorders, sleep disorders, eating disorders, and issues surrounding gender and sexuality. Jesse is an open-minded clinician who tailors treatment to patients' specific needs.
Jesse believes that through a collaborative therapeutic process individuals can access their intrinsic strengths, which not only increases their ability to navigate life’s inevitable difficulties, but also empowers them to enact lasting, positive change.
At Camden Center, Jesse provides individual psychotherapy and facilitates process-oriented and CBT groups.
Dylan Marks, LMFT, received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Master of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Northridge.
Dylan is extensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Brainspotting. He specializes in addiction treatment and has experience as a sober companion, recovery house manager, and individual and family therapist.
At Camden Center, Dylan is a clinician in the Addictions Program, providing individual and group therapy. He helps patients develop insight and awareness into their addictions, respecting each patient's individual path to recovery.