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MEET OUR TEAM

INDUSTRY LEADERS

Clean Treatment Center is composed of comprehensive and compassionate addiction specialists. Our goal is to empower you to overcome your addiction and re-engage in a meaningful life. Our team of professional doctors, psychologists, and counselors here will guide you through the process and make sure you receive all the support you need.

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Irene Hyder

Program Director

Irene Hyder is a passionate individual who has dedicated her life to helping individuals struggling with addiction. Her personal experience with her brother's death due to drugs inspired her to take action and establish Clean Treatment Center. Irene firmly believes that everyone deserves a chance to turn their life around, and she wanted to create a place that people would want to go to get clean.
With her unwavering commitment to making a difference, Irene has created a warm and welcoming environment at Clean Treatment Center. Her compassionate nature and genuine concern for others are evident in every aspect of the facility, from the expert staff to the cutting-edge treatment options.
Through her tireless efforts, Irene has helped countless individuals overcome their addiction and start a new, healthy life. Her goal is not just to help people get clean but to provide them with the tools they need to stay clean for the rest of their lives. Irene's passion for making a difference has truly made Clean Treatment Center a beacon of hope for those struggling with addiction.

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Dagmar Liepa,MD

Medical Director 

Dagmar Liepa has been a pioneering force in addiction medicine, making a profound impact on the lives of individuals struggling with addiction in California since 1982. She currently serves as a leading physician at Clean Treatment Center, a renowned facility dedicated to providing comprehensive and compassionate care for those seeking recovery from substance use disorders.
Dr. Liepa's unwavering commitment to helping individuals with addiction led her to become one of the founding physicians of a medical detoxification program at Mission Community Hospital in 1998, where she recognized the limited resources for medication-assisted treatment. Her innovative and compassionate approach to care has since been integrated into her work at Clean Treatment Center, where she continues to provide cutting-edge treatment to patients in need. Dr. Liepa's comprehensive approach includes developing and implementing protocols for detoxification from a variety of substances, such as opiates, alcohol, benzodiazepines, cocaine, and methamphetamines. Once patients have stabilized from their substance dependency, Dr. Liepa ensures they are well-prepared for ongoing psychosocial treatment and rehabilitation with a focus on holistic healing. Her unwavering dedication to providing comprehensive care at Clean Treatment Center continues to bring hope and healing to those seeking recovery from substance use disorders.

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Traci Page, LMFT

Clinical Director

Traci Page, LMFT, RPT, is the esteemed Clinical Director and therapist at Clean Treatment Center. With a rich background in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, anger management, and art therapy, she brings a diverse array of therapeutic techniques to her practice. Traci holds the role of Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (LMFT 89396) and is also a Registered Play Therapist, allowing her to specialize in Play Therapy alongside Individual, Family, and Couples Therapy.

Traci's professional journey has equipped her with profound insights into addiction, both in adults and adolescents. Her dedication to helping individuals navigate their struggles with addiction is evident in her compassionate care and unwavering support. 

In her pursuit of innovative approaches to therapy, Traci is actively involved in the study of Animal Assisted Therapy. She is incorporating her beloved dog, Bodhi, as a co-therapist in training, showcasing her commitment to holistic and personalized treatment methodologies. Traci's holistic approach and dedication to her clients make her a valuable asset to Clean Treatment Center and the community it serves.

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Sean Hyder

Director of Operations

As the Director of Operations at Clean Treatment Center, Sean Hyder embodies a profound dedication to assisting individuals grappling with addiction. With a wealth of experience in addiction treatment, Sean serves as the linchpin connecting with every person undergoing treatment and their families on a daily basis. His primary goal is to ensure that they receive the necessary support and resources critical to their success in the journey of recovery.

Sean's extensive background in the field equips him with a nuanced understanding of the challenges individuals encounter on their path to recovery. He is resolutely committed to delivering the utmost level of care and support, tailoring interventions to meet each individual's distinctive needs.

Evident in every facet of his role at Clean Treatment Center is Sean's profound passion for aiding others. Collaborating closely with the treatment team, he actively contributes to the development of personalized treatment plans that comprehensively address the physical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of recovery.

Under Sean's adept leadership, Clean Treatment Center has evolved into a beacon of hope for those contending with addiction. His unwavering dedication to making a positive impact has been instrumental in guiding numerous individuals toward sustained recovery and the cultivation of a new, healthy life. Sean envisions the road to recovery as one paved with compassion, unwavering dedication, and a steadfast commitment to helping others.

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David Zuckerman, LMFT

Primary Therapist 

David Zuckerman, LMFT, is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience working with clients who suffer from addiction and Dual Diagnoses. He is also a specialist in the supervision of junior clinicians, as well as child and adolescent therapy. David's eclectic, holistic approach to therapy has helped numerous individuals achieve lasting recovery.
David earned his degree from Loyola Marymount University and is a Los Angeles native. His deep understanding of the local community allows him to provide culturally sensitive care that meets the unique needs of each individual.

At Clean Treatment Center, David works closely with clients to develop personalized treatment plans that address their specific needs. He understands that addiction and Dual Diagnoses are complex issues that require a multifaceted approach to treatment. David's expertise in therapy and supervision, coupled with his compassionate and holistic approach, make him a valuable member of the Clean Treatment Center team.
David's commitment to helping others has earned him a reputation as a dedicated and effective clinician. He is passionate about helping individuals achieve their goals and build a new, healthy life.

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Al Bower

Drug and Alcohol Addiction Counselor

With over 36 years of sobriety, Al brings a wealth of personal and professional experience to his role as a drug and alcohol counselor at Clean Treatment Center. He has dedicated his career to helping individuals struggling with addiction and has counseled many people over the years.Al's background in education, including teaching at the high school level, has given him a unique perspective on addiction and recovery. For the past two and a half years, he has facilitated IOP and PHP sessions and workshops for a local recovery program, providing support and guidance to individuals in early recovery.In addition to his counseling work, Al has spent the past 25 years facilitating educational, experiential, and motivational men's workshops for the Mankind Project. Through these workshops, he has helped countless individuals build meaningful connections, develop self-awareness, and achieve personal growth.Al's combination of teaching experience, long-term sobriety, and facilitation skills makes him a valuable asset to the Clean Treatment Center team. He is passionate about helping others find lasting recovery and is committed to providing compassionate and effective care to each of his clients.

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Chris Pickett 

Substance Abuse Counselor 

Meet Chris, a dedicated substance abuse counselor at Clean Treatment Center, born in Tarzana, California, and enriched by the vibrant surroundings of Maui during his childhood. Chris's personal journey has taught him that internal well-being transcends external circumstances, and anyone, regardless of their background, can face challenges with substance abuse and mental health.

Having experienced both sides of the rehab and treatment spectrum, Chris has found a fulfilling home in the role of substance abuse counseling at Clean. His life's passion revolves around helping others, both within and outside of his counselor position. Chris embraces every opportunity to extend a helping hand to those struggling with substance abuse and mental illness.

For Chris, creating a comfortable, loving, and accepting setting is a top priority for his clients. He is dedicated to providing a space where everyone, regardless of their past or future, feels entirely accepted. With a genuine passion for facilitating positive change, Chris extends an open hand to anyone seeking to transform their lives for the better. His commitment to making a difference is reflected in his warm and welcoming approach, forever accompanied by a smile.

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Lisa West

Drug & Alcohol Counselor CADC II

Meet Lisa West, a compassionate Substance Abuse Counselor with 7 years of experience in rehab settings. With a unique ability to connect with diverse patient groups, Lisa fosters trust and encourages honesty for growth in recovery. As a CADC II credential, she is driven to elevate her expertise and contribute to the Clean Treatment Center's mission. Welcome Lisa, a dedicated professional making a positive impact on the journey to recovery.

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Jen Avalos 

Drug & Alcohol Counselor 

Jen Avalos is a mental health expert specializing in sexual addiction diagnosis and treatment. With a focus on addiction, recovery, and multicultural counseling, she brings a holistic approach to mental health. Jen's expertise in substance abuse, general psychology, and developmental psychology reflects her commitment to comprehensive care. As a passionate advocate, she works to destigmatize sexual addiction, fostering open conversations and ensuring clients receive the latest evidence-based treatments. Recognize Jen as a transformative force in mental health, making a positive impact on those seeking recovery.

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Rebecca Zimble

Yoga Meditation Specialist

Becca, an E-RYT 500 certified yoga instructor, brings a unique and dynamic approach to her classes at Clean Treatment Center. Known for her sweaty, sultry, athletic, and musical sessions, Becca seamlessly weaves philosophy and traditional sequences to cater to practitioners of all levels.

Her mission is to foster a safe and spiritual space, promoting the longevity and prosperity of the body, mind, and soul. Becca is deeply committed to the universal responsibility of yoga: Unity - connecting not only to oneself but also to the collective. Students appreciate her laid-back yet dynamic flow style, finding it both enjoyable and fulfilling.

With an intention to live her practice, Becca's classes at Clean Treatment Center provide a holistic and rejuvenating experience, inviting individuals on a journey toward well-being and self-discovery.

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Destiny Rael

Certified Trauma Informed Transformational Coach

Meet Destiny Rael, a dedicated individual with a profound spiritual foundation and a commitment to serving others. Destiny has transformed her strengths and experiences into her life's work as a Certified Transformational Life Coach.

Her journey of service extends beyond coaching, as Destiny has been an Advocate, Speaker, Mentor, and Certified Trained Crisis Counselor for esteemed organizations such as Peace over Violence, RAINN, and Violence Intervention Program. Drawing from her own story of overcoming child sexual abuse, she uses her voice to bring awareness, education, and empowerment to fellow survivors.

Currently, Destiny serves as a trained Grief Support Leader for Our House Grief Support Center in Los Angeles. Her role reflects her compassionate nature and dedication to supporting individuals through the challenges of grief and loss.

Destiny's mission is to serve YOU. Whether it's encouragement, motivation, or navigating through life's challenges, she is here to guide you on a journey of self-discovery. As an advocate for starting anew, exploring possibilities, and unearthing inner truths, Destiny believes in helping you live a fulfilling, meaningful, magical, and happy life.

With the firm belief that "Your Destiny is My Destiny," Destiny Real invites you to learn more about how she can support you and the offerings she provides. Explore the possibilities and connect with Destiny for a transformative and empowering experience.

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Kenneth  England

Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT

Introducing Kenneth England, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a wealth of experience in substance abuse programs. With a career dedicated to supporting individuals through life-changing decisions, Kenneth brings expertise in providing quality service, empathy, and guidance.

Beyond his private practice, Kenneth has worked with professional athletes from top sports leagues, addressing problematic issues, including substance use. His extensive background includes working with substance abusers and their families, employing therapeutic approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Brief Therapy, EMDR, and Family Therapy.

Committed to a holistic approach, Kenneth incorporates personal interests in Mindfulness and draws from his own thirty-year recovery experience. He is more than a therapist; Kenneth is a compassionate guide, offering support and transformative journeys for individuals and families. His blend of clinical expertise and personal insights makes him a valuable asset at the Clean Treatment Center for those seeking positive change.

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Tracy Opp CATC ll

Equestrian Therapy

Tracy Opp, a licensed Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC II) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Educator (CAADE), has been in the addiction field since 1995. After working with PDAP of Ventura County, she became Head Counselor at A Community Recovery Center in 2011. Tracy is a pioneer in equine assisted counseling, offering impactful programs for addiction recovery.

Currently, at Clean Treatment Center, Tracy leads equestrian therapy groups and a weekly equine assisted therapy program. She owns horses, emphasizing her deep commitment to holistic recovery. Tracy resides in Thousand Oaks with her husband and two daughters, embodying a passion for helping individuals and families in their journey to wellness.

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Daniel Duel MD

Psychiatrist 

Meet Dr. Danny Duel, a dedicated psychiatrist at Clean Treatment Center. Board certified in General Adult Psychiatry, Dr. Duel brings a wealth of experience in addressing a wide range of mental health disorders. With a particular focus on Addiction/Substance Use Disorders, he has effectively guided numerous individuals through their challenges using a comprehensive approach that combines therapy, medication management, and lifestyle optimization. Dr. Duel is committed to fostering holistic well-being and aiding individuals on their journey to recovery.

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