Ken Seeley, CIP, CCMI–M, CTP-4, CATC

Founder

addiction treatment team member Ken Seeley Founder Ken Seeley has remained professionally and personally involved in recovery since his sobriety date of July, 14, 1989. He applies his relevant experience and boundless enthusiasm to profoundly change the lives of people who suffer from the disease of addiction – for addicts, the addict’s family, and their friends. Ken works to save lives every day as the founder of Intervention911, one of the most prominent and successful private intervention services in the country. Ken is featured on the Emmy Award Winning and 2015 Emmy Nominated A&E television series “Intervention”. He is often asked to speak on addiction, Ken was honored to present to the British Parliament on “Intervention and the Continuum of Care” to help create lasting recovery for those suffering from this disease.

Ken is a Certified Intervention Professional, Certified Trauma Professional CTP-4, Certified Case Manager Interventionist CCMI-M, and Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor. Today, Ken still derives the greatest personal satisfaction from the hundreds of interventions he has conducted, organized, or facilitated through Intervention 911.

In 2007, Ken held one of the first trainings for interventionists in London and now conducts up to five intervention trainings a year. After years in the recovery industry, Ken realized that recovery is a process and takes time. Addicts do not stay sober with just an intervention and treatment; it is all about the continuum of care and subsequent follow-up, just like any other illness. In 2008, Intervention911 initiated the RAP program which supports the recovery process for addicts and their families for one to five years. In 2011, Seeley opened Ken Seeley Communities, a sober living community in Palm Springs, CA, and in 2015 opened an Intensive Out-Patient Program to help create the seamless continuum of care to support the person suffering with an addiction. By offering services pre and post treatment, Seeley has sought to provide all the supportive services around treatment.

As you can see, Seeley’s personal experience of addiction and recovery fuels his desire to impact others in similar situations. Ken grasps the full understanding of the addict’s behavior. His innate compassion for fellow addicts continually bolsters his ability to connect and communicate with addicts and their families. Seeley has applied his personal struggle with addiction to the intervention equation. This is an asset that has become a valuable catalyst in Intervention 911’s and Ken Seeley Community’s impressive results.

Seeley’s remarkable success rate has turned him into one of the most sought-after interventionists in the country. Doctors and health care professionals look to people like Ken to solve their patient’s addiction and mental health issues. His knowledge and unique perspective have also made him the #1 go-to expert on the subject of addiction and intervention with the media, where he’s a regular contributor for CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, FOX, ABC, and many others.

Eric McLaughlin, ASW, MSW, CCMI-M, CIP

CEO

Eric addiction treatment team memberEric McLaughlin’s goal is to end addiction and bring recovery, whatever that looks like, to as many people as possible. As one of the owners of Ken Seeley Group, Eric has worked hard to create opportunities for recovery for all of those impacted by addiction. Eric believes that the treatment only begins when the family becomes fully engaged in the recovery process and thus has a passion for working with families in crisis to help bring about positive change. In 2016, Eric graduated with his MSW from The USC School of Social work and uses this knowledge to help shape the clinical services offered in all areas of the company.

Donna Chavous

Interventionist

addiction treatment team member Donna Donna Chavous entered the recovery community in 1995 kicking and screaming, not wanting to change her life. She was introduced to recovery through an Intervention by a friend, family and the local police department. Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Donna graduated from the University of Southern California with a bachelor’s degree in English and headed straight to the Hollywood scene. She stepped into the fast lane as a Hollywood Agent representing actors and eventually crashed and burned.

After getting sober she returned to Hollywood for a few years and then suffered the loss of a colleague and a client from the disease of addiction. These losses dramatically changed her perspective on life and she ended up taking a job at a Treatment Center in Malibu California. While working at that Treatment Center Donna further enhanced her knowledge of how addiction affects the family as well as the patient. She has been sober for 19 years and because of her experience with people from all walks of life, has been able to utilize her gift of gab to compassionately guide those who need help to make a positive change.

Donna loves the Intervention process because it not only saved her life but it has allowed her to assist others in potentially saving theirs. She now resides in New York City and has been performing Interventions nationwide for the past 12 years and has continued her education in the field of addiction by attending Fordham University School of Social Work in New York City.

Jasmin Rogg

Lead Therapist

Jasmin Rogg is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist with a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. Jasmin is in private practice in Beverly Hills and facilitates recovery groups at various chemical recovery treatment centers in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, such as Promises, Sovereign Health, Chabad, Exodus (at Brotman’s Hospital), Pasadena Recovery Center, Casa de Las Amigas, Della Martin Center (at Huntington Memorial Hospital), Boulevard, Ken Seeley Communities, and also several sober living houses.

Jasmin Rogg is the author of:

  • “TO HELL & BACK, How to Have Feelings & Stay Sober at the
  • Same Time” (book)
  • “WAKING UP SOBER … and walking the path” (book)
  • “ICH HÖR JETZT AUF“ (German version)
  • “THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT” (set of 50 worksheets)

Ilya Shtykan

Therapist

Mr. Ilya Shtykan is a BBS registered associate and Masters Degree graduate in Marriage and Family Counseling from National University: Woodland Hills campus.

In addition, Ilya has served as a student trainee and intern with multiple organizations working with various types of client populations. Ilya has provided counseling for children and adolescents as part of a school based program. Also, Ilya currently provides counseling services for sufferers of co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders at a methadone clinic. Ilya has gained a lot of valuable insight about himself as an aspiring therapist through being a part of these programs. He has also developed an empathetic understanding of the patients and the everyday struggles they endure. Ilya’s long-term goal in this field is to increase his expertise, help make a positive change in the lives of the clients, and provide a meaningful service which makes a difference. Ilya is very interested in expanding his range of knowledge and experience.

Ilya is very passionate about assisting people find positive ways in dealing with their issues and struggles.

Mackenzie Buchanan

Behavioral Health Technician

addiction treatment team member Mackenzie Mackenzie is originally from Washington state and moved to California in 2016. She is currently the manager of a sober living house in Palm Desert and works as a Behavioral Health Tech for Ken Seeley Communities.

Mackenzie received an AA degree in Washington and is currently attending College of the Desert to get CADC certified. She plans to further her education by obtaining a bachelor’s degree in psychology.

Administrative Staff

Gregory Silva

Outreach Director / Case Management Supervisor

Greg shares a dual role at Ken Seeley Communities / Intervention 911 as Outreach Director and Case Management Supervisor.  As a marketing executive, Greg has held many positions within the field.  Greg has a passion for the treatment field and has been instrumental in connecting individuals to their correct recovery path for many years.  Greg is a licensed Mediator and in his spare time, advocates for rescue dogs.

Catherine Rodriguez

Case Manager

Catherine Rodriguez is a family advocate/Case manager with 5 years of experience working in the field of addiction. Catherine specializes in Family Advocacy and interventions working towards becoming a certified interventionist. Catherine has a Associates degree in Psychology, Associates degree in Alcohol and Drug Studies and is currently attending Capella University Online to gain her bachelors degrees in Psychology. Catherine resides in Palm springs for 30 years and has been married for 29 years. She has three grown children and a grandchild. Catherine is compassionate and a strong believer in positive thinking and enjoys spending quality time with family!

Beverly Dierking

Case Manager

I have worked in a case manager aide position at the same women’s facility for which I am an Alumnus. After receiving my credentials I became an AOD counselor/Case manager at a Dual diagnosis facility, specializing in facilitating many different types of groups including Family Dynamics, Coda, Anger Management, Boundaries and Relapse Prevention. In addition I have worked as a case manager at a MAT facility. * Crisis Intervention * Treatment Planning * One on Ones *Curriculum Development.

LaMitchell Person, RADT-1

Admissions Director & Family Advocate

addiction treatment team member LaMitchellLaMitchell has been in the recovery community since 2015. He is originally from Alabama, where he went to Jacksonville State University and worked in sales and operational management before moving to California in 2016.

LaMitchell is an RADT-1 and is currently working on his RAS and CADC certification. LaMitchell initially worked as an Admissions and Marketing Manager for Palm Desert Recovery Center and soon became a coordinator for Intervention 911. In 2017, he was promoted to Admission Director and Family Advocate for Ken Seeley Communities.

LaMitchell welcomes new clients into Ken Seeley Communities and performs outreach campaigns to clients and the community. He loves to work with the families and impact the lives of other people by helping them find value in their past mistakes and help them gain the courage to enter treatment.

For fun, LaMitchell coaches little league soccer. He also loves Alabama football, God, and soccer.

Deborah Sutton

Admissions Coordinator

I have over 20 years experience in the mental health field. My career started as a volunteer at a domestic violence shelter where I started their substance abuse program that is still being used today. I then was the director of mental health for Vista Guidance centers growing the company from 2 clinics expanding to 10. I oversaw over 100 employees. We were the pilot agency for prop 36 working with clients just coming out of jail with a chance of treatment.  We also provided mental health, batters treatment, substance abuse, dual diagnosis, parenting, parole groups, prevention counselors in two school districts 36 prevention counselors working with children from elementary to high school about drug abuse and bullying. I was responsible for all these programs including pre and post-tests in ALL our programs.

I then became the CEO for CASA court-appointed special advocates for children in foster care. I oversaw 8 employees and 300 volunteers. I was responsible for board recruitment, training, and all grant writing and funding sources. We were a program developed by a judge who saw the need for foster children to have a “voice in court”. After attending a conference I learned almost 100 percent of lgbtq foster youth were abused by the people the state paid to take care of them. I designed and implemented the first in the nation special training for advocates working with lgbtq foster youth. This program is still being used across the nation to train Judges and social workers on the issues lgbtq foster youth faced.

I then became the director for Make A Wish here in Palm Springs. I recruited and trained their advisory council, recruited and trained wish makers for the children needing a wish.

Marketer for Sunspire Health.

Some of my certificates include:

  • Adolescent and adult anger management (court approved also a trainer)
  • Same sex couple counseling
  • Certification in Transgender issues
  • Crisis training
  • Trauma
  • Court Mediator

Leonard Kienzle

Director of Operations

With close to two decades working in the alcohol and drug addiction recovery field, Leonard brings real world, practical insight combined with an effective and proven managerial skill set generating successful growth and development of treatment environments.

His background includes journalism, film production and several successful entrepreneurial ventures, which have led him to the opportunity to work in this industry where his passion for helping others sustain life-long recovery is his primary motivation.

Kevin Doud

Lead House Manager

I am currently supervisor of sober living. I started as a house manager and have been working in treatment for 1 year. I enjoy helping others and work the 12 step in a daily basis.

Bryan Black

House Manager

My name is Bryan Black. I have worked in the Alcohol / Drug treatment field for close to 4 years. 3 years at Sovereign Health and 6 months here at Ken Seeley’s. I love what I do because I myself was an alcohol/addict for most of my life. I lost most everything dear to me in life. Well gave it away with poor life choices. But the one good choice I made was to go to the Ranch Recovery Center in Desert Hot Springs, CA. on July 16th 2009. I regained my life. Learned how to be 100 % honest with myself. To put blame where it belonged. On myself and not others. To allow people to help me. Today I am coming up to 10 years clean and sober. I know Recovery is possible. I also know with all of my heart to give back what I was so freely given. So I do everything that I can to help give other a chance to regain their lives. I make a living amends to the world for the past life I lived. I give from the heart and will be going to school to be certified in alcohol / drug counseling. I have seen with my eyes many clients do very well here and also after they have left and entered the world with a new chance in life. Thank you Ken Seeley for the chance to work here and make a difference in this world we live in.

Anthony Collura, RADT

House Manager

I’m Anthony Collura, a RADT Behavioral Health Technician. Originally From Milwaukee Wisconsin & moved to California in 1980. I have spent time helping others throughout my whole life.

A neighbor boy with Muscular Dystrophy was my childhood pal.

We engaged activity together involving his wheelchair limits.

My own sister was born with physical difficulties.

This allowed my family a perspective most seldom experience.

I worked as a house manager & an aid to a wealthy invalid woman.

This was great training to later assist my father fighting lymphoma.

Those final days helping with hospice care were dear to both of us.

My life has always included this desire to help others.

My experience with the Ken Seeley Family further affords me additional growth & satisfaction in caring for those fighting with addition & abuse.

Wade Green

House Manager

Committed to supporting the wellness and empowerment of struggling addicts, Wade has worked closely in behavioral health and addiction services for over 3 years. An outspoken and active member in the Coachella Valley 12 Step community, he passionately works to help others find recovery and a new way of life.”

Contact Our Addiction Treatment Team

Do you wish to contact Ken Seeley Rehab? Want to learn more about our addiction treatment programs to help you or your loved one? Call (855) 425-8094 today to speak with a member of our addiction treatment team.