Beach House Treatment uses an expert integrated team to treat clients suffering from addiction. We offer the highest grade of professional, discrete and private clinical and medical care in the industry. Our globalized linkage of resources insures a seamless transition through levels of assessment, treatment and recovery. We customize treatment solutions that address our patients’ underlying diagnosis to promote overall wellness in the mind, body, social environment and spirit.
harry haroutunian md

Harry L. Haroutunian, MD

Consulting Physician Director

Dr. Harry Haroutunian has worked in the field of addiction for over thirty years and is an internationally known...  Read More

harry haroutunian md

Harry L. Haroutunian, MD

Consulting Physician Director

Dr. Harry Haroutunian has worked in the field of addiction for over thirty years and is an internationally known speaker on topics of addictive disease and its treatment. He developed the “Recovery 101” lecture series on topics of Addiction Medicine, Recovery Issues, Communication Skills and Relapse Prevention.

As the previous Physician Director of the Betty Ford Center, Dr. Haroutunian contributed to the development of a variety of programs, including the Extended Care Program, the licensed Professional Program and the Clinical Diagnostic Evaluation Program. He is the author of “Being Sober: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting To, Getting Through and Living in Recovery,” and “Not As Prescribed: Recognizing and Facing Alcohol and Drug Misuse in Older Adults.”

He now serves as the consulting physician director of both the professional and residential programs at The Beach House Treatment Centers and is directly involved in Program Development and Program Design.

Dr. Rick Campa

Dr. Rick Campa

Medical Director

Rick S. Campa, M.D., is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He trained in family...  Read More

Dr. Rick Campa

Dr. Rick Campa

Medical Director

Rick S. Campa, M.D., is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He trained in family medicine and served as chief resident at the Reading Hospital in Reading, PA.

Dr. Campa has been practicing since 2013 in the field of family and addiction medicine. Dr. Campa’s practice specializes in the detox from chemical dependencies and care of eating disorders.

Dr. Campa received the Exceptional Teacher Award and Exceptional Role Model Award during his year as chief resident at the Reading Hospital.

Dr. Campa is board a certified in family medicine and is a licensed physician in the state of CA.

Dr. Kotra Ajir

Dr. Kotra Ajir

Physician

Dr. Kotra Ajir is a lead psychiatrist at The Beach House Treatment Centers and is an integral part of the...  Read More

Dr. Kotra Ajir

Dr. Kotra Ajir

Physician

Dr. Kotra Ajir is a lead psychiatrist at The Beach House Treatment Centers and is an integral part of the treatment team.

Dr. Ajir received her MD from the New York Medical College. Her four-year residency training in psychiatry took place at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center in Torrance. During that time, she developed an interest in pharmacogenetics, how different ethnic groups metabolize medications.  Using genetic testing Dr. Ajir is able to characterize the study of how one's genes affect their body’s response to certain medications.

Dr. Ajir completed a fellowship in substance abuse at UCLA and the West L.A. Veterans Administration Medical Center. She was the principal investigator on several studies sponsored by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). She was also the study physician for several studies run by LAARC and served as the physician at MATRIX Institute, an outpatient treatment program for drug and alcohol dependence.

Dr. Ajir started a private practice in psychiatry, while she continued research, and was an attending psychiatrist on the Substance Abuse Unit at the UCLA-Neuropsychiatric Institute. She specializes in dual diagnosis, medication assisted therapy and treats mood, anxiety, and personality disorders.

DR MANDY NEEBLE DIAMOND

Mandy Neeble-Diamond, Psy.D

Executive Director of Psychological Services and Clinical Care

Dr. Mandy Neeble-Diamond is a licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist and prides herself on being a hands-on leader. Dr. Mandy...  Read More

DR MANDY NEEBLE DIAMOND

Mandy Neeble-Diamond, Psy.D

Executive Director of Psychological Services and Clinical Care

Dr. Mandy Neeble-Diamond is a licensed Clinical Forensic Psychologist and prides herself on being a hands-on leader. Dr. Mandy draws upon her extensive background as a Psychologist, providing individual therapy, group therapy, crisis counseling, forensic evaluations and diagnostic testing.

Dr. Mandy’s unique background includes a strong forensic basis having worked at Twin Towers County Jail in Los Angeles, Chino State Prison, and California Youth Authority. Dr. Mandy worked with the severely mentally ill, violent offenders, and the incompetent to stand trial program. In addition, she has worked closely with the Los Angeles and Orange county court systems, providing diagnostic testing for defendants.

Dr. Mandy specializes in substance-abuse, dual-diagnosis clients (specifically those who suffer from bi-polar disorder, major depression, schizophrenia, and/or anxiety disorders while also qualifying for a diagnosis of alcohol dependence and/or a specific drug of choice or poly-substance abuse). Dr. Mandy has worked within the substance abuse field for over thirteen years. She has worked as Clinical Director of multiple facilities and has designed dozens of programs to help clients and their families heal.

She received a degree in Psychology at Chapman University and completed her graduate work, a doctorate of clinical psychology (Psy.D.) with a concentration in forensics, at Argosy University, an institution accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA).

Dr. Mandy has twins (boy and girl) which are her pride and joy.

Kimberly Gale James

Kimberly Gale James

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Kimberly is a nationally accomplished behavioral health care professional with practical training and expertise in Operations, Business Development and Administration....  Read More

Kimberly Gale James

Kimberly Gale James

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Kimberly is a nationally accomplished behavioral health care professional with practical training and expertise in Operations, Business Development and Administration. In addition to her own consulting business, Sober Solutions, she has held senior-level executive positions for nationally known chemical dependency providers. These include Cliffside Malibu, Director of Business Development; Summit Centers, Director of Admissions & Business Development; Cirque Lodge, National Director of Business Development and Passages Malibu, Director of Admissions & Business Development. Kimberly offers daily support and guidance to residents, their families and referents.

Charles Bentz, CPA

Co-Founder and CFO

Charles is the co-founder and owner of The Beach House Malibu. Charles graduated from Villanova University with a BS in...  Read More

Charles Bentz, CPA

Co-Founder and CFO

Charles is the co-founder and owner of The Beach House Malibu. Charles graduated from Villanova University with a BS in Accounting. Additionally, he began his professional finance career in New Jersey at Deloitte. He worked as an executive on Wall Street for over two decades, most notably at BlackRock, Inc. and Prudential Securities. Charles co-founded Malibu Beach Sober Living in 2008.

He has been trained as an interventionist by Ken Seeley, John Southworth, Jane Mintz, Dr. Judith Landau, Bill Maher, Dr. Jim Tracy and Jean Campbell. Charles has also participated in the UCLA Certified Addiction and Drug Abuse Counselor (CADAC) Program.  He has been sober since 2001 and has mentored numerous individuals in recovery. He continues to work as a consultant in the financial services industry.

James McNinch

James McNinch, ACSW

Director of Outpatient Services

James McNinch earned his master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University. There he researched the origins...  Read More

James McNinch

James McNinch, ACSW

Director of Outpatient Services

James McNinch earned his master’s degree in social work from Arizona State University. There he researched the origins of traumatic stress related to childhood attachment style as a Fulbright Scholar Candidate. James holds an associate clinical license, is trained in evidence-based treatment modalities by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and has received training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) trauma therapy.

James brings extensive experience in the field of addiction and mental health in his role as a Program Manager at our Malibu Intensive Outpatient Program IOP.

James began his career working for a recovery-based publications company and by serving as a peer counselor for two well-known treatment facilities in Arizona. He later worked as a crisis interventionist and social worker at the University of Arizona Medical Center. His clinical skills include substance abuse intervention, psychoanalysis, ACT, CBT, trauma exposure, narrative therapy, family sculpting, regressive therapies and facilitation of DBT groups, and working with clients on issues related to dual diagnosis, process and chemical addictions, and family systems therapy.

rachel rainne

Rachel Rainne, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Rainne is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been working in the psychology field providing counseling, life coaching, and...  Read More

rachel rainne

Rachel Rainne, LMFT

Primary Therapist

Rainne is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and has been working in the psychology field providing counseling, life coaching, and therapy since 2003. Rainne did her undergraduate studies in Colorado at Regis University and double majored in Sociology and Criminal Justice with a Bachelor of Arts. Rainne received her M.A. from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth and her other M.A. in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Somatics. Rainne utilizes a variety of methodologies including dream work, Jungian methodologies, art therapy, movement work, imaginal, archetypal, and ecotherapy. She has experience with and specializes in addiction, trauma, adoption, and soul loss. Rainne works on helping others heal from endured traumas, address relationship issues including a connection to self/other/environment/soul, attachment issues especially adoption, substances, discover one’s life purpose, and establish a way of being in the world. Rainne helps people to discover themselves by working with one’s strengths and identifying one’s character defects–Rainne inspires curiosity about oneself and to gain clarity about what one wants out of life and from their relationships. Rainne works through soul to help others to trust, love, and accept themselves.Working from an intuitive approach, Rainne connects deeply with clients and helps one learn to be free from suffering in their journey. Rainne helps our clients with being seen by assisting in the healing of their wounds and fighting their addictions. Clients can learn how to operate from a place free of suffering, shame, and bondage.

april mollner

April Mollner

Primary Therapist

April Mollner (Blanchette) graduated from Antioch University with a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She is a nationally-recognized anti-bullying advocate...  Read More

april mollner

April Mollner

Primary Therapist

April Mollner (Blanchette) graduated from Antioch University with a master’s degree in clinical psychology. She is a nationally-recognized anti-bullying advocate and keynote speaker at psychological conferences throughout the country. Also, specializing in addiction and recovery treatment, her mental health and wellness work runs the gamut — from working with transgender youth in the heart of Hollywood to leading individual therapy and groups for marginalized populations throughout Southern California.

"Therapy is my passion and it is dear to my heart because we all need a safe space to be heard and understood"

April employs a unique variety of narrative, solution focused, recovery awareness, family systems practices, applied community psychology, and art therapy work. Her goal is to help individuals, couples, families & communities realize their authentic and preferred potential.

With life stories that are sometimes saturated in trauma, her hope is to help find the uplifting moments and positive narratives to help people heal through their resilience. Her dedication to peoples lived-in experiences opens the door to new beginnings through the individuals “true self” journey and strengths.

Julie Mermelstein

Julie Mermelstein, M.A. LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Julie Mermelstein is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. ...  Read More

Julie Mermelstein

Julie Mermelstein, M.A. LMFT

Marriage & Family Therapist

Julie Mermelstein is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.  She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Theatre and Communications from Emerson College. In addition to her clinical work Julie is a creative writer and recently published an article in More magazine. Julie has been  providing therapeutic services to individuals, families, couples, children and teens  since 1995 and has been in private practice since 2010.  Julie has worked as an indiviual and family therapist in numerous inpatient and outpatient treatment programs in Southern California.  Currently she also facilitates healthy relationships and self-care groups, which is an important focus of her work.  Her approach to therapy, recovery and healing is eclectic, she pulls from humanistic, attachment and systems approaches with a strong focus on women’s issues, trauma and addiction. She is an active member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, Women’s Association of Addiction Treatment and the Southern California Recovery Community.

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Creative Arts Director

Chris is a Creativity Coach who specializes in helping people access or reaccess their creativity which supports not only their...  Read More

Chris Wilson

Chris Wilson

Creative Arts Director

Chris is a Creativity Coach who specializes in helping people access or reaccess their creativity which supports not only their sobriety but every part of their lives. Chris is an award-winning film composer, singer/songwriter, painter/artist with a regular clientele and landscape architect. He also has over 25 years in the culinary arts as an Executive Chef and has owned and operated his own restaurants. Chris also has a passion for nature and has over 30 years experience in backpacking, camping, hiking and survival techniques.

Chris has also been working in and servicing the sober community for over 10 years.

“My goal is to work with all beach house and sober living clients to help them achieve creative outlets that will empower them in their recovery and make the transition back into life a more effortless process – I understand that art is a way to speak with your soul” – Chris Wilson

When it comes to the painful and troubling condition that is addiction, many people struggle to find which treatment options are right for them. Turning to Beach House Treatment means you are entering a peaceful, caring and professional environment that facilitates recovery.

The Beach House has round the clock medical and clinical staff. Every client receives a full medical and clinical assessment. Our treatment is 100% individualized based around the results of the assessments and the client’s needs. Each client works individually with Dr. Harry & Dr. Mandy, and is assigned a primary and secondary therapist, an addiction focused counselor, and a Psychiatrist.

Please feel free to contact us 24/7 at (310) 924-0780 with any questions or to find out more information about our program.

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