Our Staff

Solutions 4 Recovery has several highly qualified and experienced medical doctors affiliated with our staff. After an evaluation in our custom program, individual clients are matched with the doctor who best matches the specific needs for their recovery. A dual diagnosis involves patients who, in addition to substance abuse and/or addiction, also suffer from a medical condition such as an eating disorder or other special dietary needs.The credentials of our counselors, as well as their experience, far exceed the state requirements for rehabilitation facilities. Each counselor holds an MFT (Masters Degree in Family Therapy) and most also hold additional degrees as well.

Dr. Mitchell

Doctor K. Mitchell Naficy

M.D.

Dr. Naficy is a Board Certified Family Physician with over 25 years of clinical experience. In 1985, he graduated from Rutgers University with a B.A. in Microbiology and French Literature. In 1986, he enrolled at the Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine in Puerto Rico. In 1990, he received his Medical Doctor degree. In 1991, Dr. Naficy completed his post graduate training at the University of Southern California Medical Center. In 1998, he completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of California, Irvine Medical Center.

Dr. Naficy has served the San Juan Capistrano community since 2003. He is one of only handful of physicians in the state of California with expertise in mobilization of the unconscious and Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). He will treat not just your symptoms but you as a whole person Dr. Naficy is a member of the California Medical Association, American Medical Association, and American Academy of Family Physicians.

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Dr. Robin Frazier

PhD

A licensed drug and alcohol counselor and LCSW therapist with a doctorate in medical physiology, Dr. Robin Fraser uses his skills to strengthen and empower families and communities through educational and support programs. He obtained his master’s degree in social work and completed his Ph.D. in physiology from Stanford University School of Medicine. He has more than 40 years of experience in the field of mental and behavioral health and has worked as a social worker, counselor, and supervisor throughout his career. Some highlights include working as a Senior Clinical Director for Padres Unidos, where he supervised as a field instructor for intern students from USC, California State University, Long Beach and California State University, Dominguez Hills to provide counseling for families in vulnerable communities. He has also been a part of Orange County Children and Family Services as a senior social worker. Dr. Fraser has a passion for working with those struggling with mental and substance abuse issues. He believes in nurturing the spiritual growth of himself and others. When it comes to treating clients, he believes in the art of therapeutic connection. His style of treatment promotes a compassion first approach as well as positive contributions to their lives. He enjoys the love and service he brings to the life of others. In his free time, he engages in meditation/mindfulness, mountain biking, jogging, weight training, archery, yoga and Ki training.

Terry

Terry Kelleman

M.S., LICDC-CS

Terry is a state board and internationally licensed substance abuse counselor. He has extensive experience in adolescent and adult substance abuse treatment. His experience involves his work with chronic “hard addiction cases”, relapse prevention, transitional and family care.

His experience with addiction counseling began over 35 years ago, with a personal knowledge of chemical dependency as an illness and firsthand experience in recovery which enables him to relate to people in their addiction regardless of age or background.

Terry has set a precedent in his approach to intervention and addiction therapy by being the conduit to recovery for his clients and their family members. His dedication to his life’s work had provided a safe haven to those who need support and direction during an extremely difficult period of their lives

Jack Platt

Jack Platt

LCSW

With more than 30 years of professional experience in mental and behavioral health, Jack Platt has worked in administration, staff supervision, patient and family counseling, corporate training and teaching. Jack received his bachelor’s degree in business administration, a master’s degree in psychology from Pepperdine University and another master’s degree in social work from USC. He is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW), a nationally certified master addiction counselor (MAC), an internationally certified alcohol & drug counselor (IAOD) and has a lifetime teaching certificate for the California State Community College system. Jack has been a guest lecturer at the University of California, Irvine and at California State University, Fullerton.

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Jeff Lazzaro

Director of Operations

Jeff has worked in the field of recovery for almost 6 years and brings with his vast experiences in helping struggling addicts and alcoholics surrender and be able to help themselves to begin a new journey in recovery. Jeff began his journey in the treatment field in 2014 and has worked his way up to Director of Operations position with his strong work ethic, dedication, and commitment. As the Director of Operations at Capo by the Sea, Jeff uses his experience and the personable approach in ensuring an exceptional client experience from the first day through a successful discharge. He has a passion for providing the highest level of care to every client, Jeff comes in contact with and genuine respect for our recovery community. His heartfelt interest in helping men and women get and stay sober shows in his daily work with clients and motivating them to continue their personal journey in recovery. Jeff brings many years of team leadership experience to his role as Director of Operations to our team. He carefully guides the team to strive for excellence in the continuity of care for all Capo by the Sea clients and promotes awareness of individual needs for all by fostering good communication among all persons. Jeff’s # 1 one goal is to assure that Capo by the Sea continues to build the most sincere and exceptional quality service to fulfill the expectations and emptiness to our clients and their loved ones. Jeff is known for always being available for the clients and their loved ones 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Jeff is from Syracuse, New York. He loves to attend live music shows and take his dog on adventures. Jeff’s favorite quote is “Once in a while you get shown the light, In the strangest of places if you look at it right” – Jerry Garcia

Patty Bell

Patty Bell

Family Relations Manager/Interventionist

Clean and sober since May 1996 worked in treatment over 20 years. Loves to work with clients to get them into treatment thru intake/intervention. Loves Spartan Races, Triathlons and all endurance sports.  Employee of Capo by the Sea since 2001.

Tiffany

Tiffany Arnesen

Treatment Technician

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Sean Coumbes

Senior Treatment Tech

Sean’s core beliefs in the AA Program has made him a compassionate, caring, and understanding individual he is today, which includes helping struggling addicts and alcoholics surrender and build a new life on their journey in recovery.  Sean’s ambition in working with those he serves is to inspire a value-based and purpose-driven involvement in life and gives each client the highest level of respect and care. Sean is a Registered by CCAPP as a Drug and Alcohol Technician.

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Jacqueline Malani

Director of Compliance

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Adrienne Woodward

Senior Treatment Tech and LVN

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Robert Karlsson

Certified Fitness and Nutrition Specialist

Robert Karlsson is a clinical nutritionist and health care consultant working with local schools, community centers, and substance abuse recovery centers across Southern California. Over last decade, his fascination with nutrient deficiencies led him to focus on depletion’s caused by poor diet and toxic states that prevented the body from healing at its optimal performance. His techniques to healing are easily integrated into modern medical treatment programs of all sorts. Here is a little more background into his training and philosophy.

His main mentor was Dr. Frank Varese, M.D., who was a pioneer in longevity medicine and devoted his practice to finding health and wellness solutions for patients who could not find the answers they needed from their regular doctors. He worked with Dr.Varese for six years.