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.

Director of Treatment Services

Therapists (California)

Jacquelin Jaffe Burg, LCSW






Therapists (Nevada)

Recovery Counselors

Daniel Gordon, CADAC II

Recovery Services Manager

Tiera Watts, CADAC I

Recovery Counselor

Michael Brose, RAT-C

Recovery Counselor

Admissions and Business Development

Kayvon Babakan, LMFT

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

Tiffany Hall

Facility Manager

Steven Fisher, LCSW

Regional Director of Treatment Services (NEVADA)

Charlene Hampton

Outpatient Facility Manager


Scott Decker

Director of Education


Daniel Samson

Founder / President

Dr. Baback Bob Gabbay, M.D.

Chief Medical Officer

Andrew Levander, LMFT, M.A.C.

Clinical Director

Elvis Reyes, CPA

Vice President – Finance