The most challenging aspect of rehabilitation is sustainability. We are all familiar with the far too high relapse rate despite the vast expenditure of time, energy and financial resources for professional support and therapy. Our philosophy is that sobriety is not simply How to live a healthy life, but rather the result of discovering Why to live a healthy life. We believe that when there’s a Why there’s a Way. Our focus is to stimulate the thoughts and emotions needed to awaken the uniquely positive characteristics of each individual. At Renewal Healthcare we understand that each person is the product of their own life’s experiences resulting in their own very specific personal challenges. Within our warm nurturing environment our residents will have the access to connect with one or more of our highly qualified and carefully chosen clinicians, counselors, and successful role models, in some cases recovering addicts themselves. That is why the foundation of the program is on a very low staff to resident ratio. We believe each resident can find a mentor, from amongst this diverse array of potential role models who will help awaken their optimism, faith and the very real possibility of a beautiful tomorrow. Our staff at Renewal Healthcare recognize the importance of helping our residents create a healthy support system they can integrate into their daily life when they are finished with our program.
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Dr. Javaherian specializes in the treatment of psychiatric disorders including depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorder and addiction through medication management. Dr. Javaherian completed her residency training in psychiatry at the University of Southern California Medical Center. After graduating she joined faculty at USC and was on staff teaching medical students and residents. She has special interests in the medical management of Attention Deficit Disorder, Anxiety, Depression and Addiction. She is member of the American College of Psychiatrists and American Society of Clinical PsychopharmacologyMore
Melissa is a native Californian, growing up in the Bay Area before moving north to complete her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Psychology from Humboldt State University. Melissa spent many years in Event Management, Marketing and Sponsorship Coordination. In 2013 Melissa redirected to a career in addiction rehabilitation serving first as a volunteer and then as a counselor. As Sanctuary’s Director of Operations, Melissa is able to bring this experience together, providing operational management as well as running groups and providing client intervention.More