Exceptional, Accessible

care for teens and their families.

A welcome message from our Founder and President, Daniel Samson.

“Destinations is one of the premier teen treatment centers in the country. Both our residential and out-patient programs are designed to support the whole family throughout their journey to sustainable wellbeing. Our dedicated team of therapists and staff are there for each teen and their family at every stage of their recovery and beyond. By providing a quality safe-haven, a full range of treatments, and an uninterrupted education, we have one of the highest rates of success in the country. Whether treating mental illness, addiction, or both, our concierge service delivers a customized program for each teen with the goal of establishing a pathway to realizing a stable and productive future. We are also one of the ONLY facilities that separates pure mental health clients from those with addiction issues.”

California Program Directors

Lisa Altemus, MA, LMFT

Program Director

Dr. Kristen M. Roye, Psy.D.

Program Director

Allison E. Welsh, LCSW

Program Director

Las Vegas Program Director

Sasha L. DeCania, LMFT

Program Director

Therapists (California)

Ali Moses, ACSW

Therapist

Jacquelin Jaffe Burg, LCSW

Therapist

Kayvon Babakan, LMFT

Therapist

Stephanie Day Morfitt, ACSW

Therapist

Lauren Putchel, AMFT

Therapist

KAITLYN ANDERSON, AMFT

Intern Therapist

ASHLEY SHELTON, LCSW

Therapist

Therapists (Nevada)

TAYLA HADLEY, CPCI, CADCI

Therapist

ANDREA CALL, LCSW

Therapist

Recovery Counselors

Daniel Gordon, CADAC II

Recovery Services Manager

Tiera Watts, CADAC I

Recovery Counselor

Michael Briones, RAT-C

Recovery Counselor

Admissions and Business Development

Brittany Cohen, LCSW

Director of Admissions

Arlene Carlos

Admissions Coordinator

Cynthia A. Della Ripa, LMFT

Clinical Liaison

Sandra Vargas

Outreach Coordinator

Billing staff

Facility Managers

Tiffany Pineda

Operations Manager

Lori Roberts

Facility Manager

Taharqa Willingham

Facility Manager

Tiffany Hall

Facility Manager

Edelia Weston

Henderson Facility Manager

Amber Nelson

Woodland Hills Facility Manager

Education

Scott Decker

Director of Education

Leadership

Daniel Samson

Founder / President

Ari Stark

Vice President – Operations

Dr. Baback Bob Gabbay, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Andrew Levander, LMFT, M.A.C.

Clinical Director

Elvis Reyes, CPA

Vice President – Finance