Our Team

Haven House Team

The Haven House staff is completely invested in the positive outcomes of our clients. With our broad area of expertise, the Haven House team works with you and your family to develop an individualized treatment plan specially designed for your needs. The goal of each team member is to compassionately and professionally guide you through every phase of your recovery. Our goal is to provide an unparalleled recovery experience.

The mission of Haven House Treatment Centers is to provide a complete wrap-around treatment for clients struggling with addiction and co-occurring mental health disorders. Our mission is borne from the empathy and understanding we have for the devastating effects of addiction as well as the great hope and certainty we place in the healing process. To carry out our mission we offer the most effective evidence-based therapies provided by the leading experts in the field.


Jeremy K. Stanton

Founder | Executive Director

Jeremy Stanton founded Haven House in 2004, after realizing there was a void in the crucial period between inpatient treatment and the return to everyday life. Drawing from his own personal experience, Jeremy built a series of luxury sober living homes that provided the necessary fellowship and structure that had been vital in his own recovery. After working with thousands of residents and their families, he started Haven House Treatment Services, providing relief through comprehensive clinical services for those suffering from addiction and co-occurring disorders.


Maxine Marks, LMFT

Clinical Program Director

Having specialized in the treatment of addictive and compulsive disorders, Maxine has worked in some of the most well-known addiction treatment centers in Los Angeles. While working with both the dual diagnosis community as well as with those reentering society after decades of incarceration, she quickly earned her reputation as a fierce client advocate.

Maxine comes to our program with extensive experience in child development, relationships, a passion for interpersonal neurobiology, and the healing of trauma. She is a California State Certified-Child Sexual Assault Advocate, and gives care and voice to silenced victims. Maxine is certified by the California Council of Problem Gambling/UCLA to provide treatment for pathological gamblers and their families. Her hard-earned insight and empathy provide a tremendous sense of hope and comfort to our clients.


Michelle King, AMFT

Primary Therapist

Michelle is passionate about working with individuals struggling with substance abuse disorders and has had experience in the field since 2009. She practices EMDR therapy and uses a humanistic therapeutic approach that integrates cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness. She has a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a Masters in Education from USC. With warmth, kindness, and compassion, Michelle works closely with her clients to support them through all the steps of healing and learning to cope with addiction, helping them maintain sobriety and achieve the goal of creating lasting change in their lives.


Hyim Ross, MFT

Group Facilitator

Hyim is a licensed therapist and has been working in addiction recovery for several years running groups as well as seeing clients individually. Hyim’s groups focus on self-awareness, communication skills, meditation, cultural, spiritual, and historical influences on addiction and mental illness, self-care skills, and stress management. Hyim brings a unique perspective on recovery as he is also a reiki practitioner and a professional touring musician and producer who has traveled every continent of the world (except Antarctica).


Myrto Lussier, CHT

Group Facilitator

Myrto is a certified hypnotherapist, motivational life coach, addiction counselor, and teacher. Hypnotherapy is very useful for addicts in early recovery who find it hard to relax, let go of anxiety, and quiet the mind. Myrto uses drug counselling skills together with hypnotherapy and mindfulness techniques, specifically created to change the triggers in the brain, arrest self-sabotage patterns, release trauma, and redirect the brain’s neural networks. Techniques that are proven to help relapse prevention.


Brian Jacobs, MA

Counseling Psychology, Pranayama Breath workFacilitator

Brian has a unique understanding and way of working with people of all ages. He is a very compassionate, kind and empathetic person and these qualities lie at the core of his work. He combines a blending of traditional Psychology, with his passion Pranayama Breath Work. His work is geared towards assisting people to experience the interwoven connection that exists in, body, mind and spirit. He received his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from LMU, where he developed his fundamental foundation of studying various perspectives, theories and practices in the field of psychology. He spent several years training at The Maple Center working with children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, Brian spent some time volunteering at The Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA where he worked with kids who had Schizophrenia in a physical therapy milieu. He spent several years volunteering at Vista Del Mar, where he counseled adolescents at the highschool. He recently completed his educational requirements for his CADAC at LMU and is now working on obtaining the required hours for licensure. Brian is currently facilitating Breath Work groups in the field of Alcohol and Drug recovery. He is also leading adolescent and young adult groups in mental health facilities, and in meditation centers. Finally, Brian also works in private practice.


Rene Collins

Certified Qi Gong Instructor

Rene Collins teaches Qi Gong, meditation practices, and spiritual development work to empower his clients!  Rene hails from the San Francisco Bay Area, where he began his education in the performing arts and spiritual development. His background in the performing arts includes martial arts, circus acrobats, acting, and music.  His spiritual background includes Kabbalah, Taoism, Kemetic spirituality, Zen, Qi Gong and meditation. Rene has an array of inner tools he uses to teach and inspire clients. He is an expert when it comes to helping someone activate their Qi (Life Force energy) and access their own role in their healing process!  Rene uses Qi Gong combined with mindfulness meditations to help the clients activate their Prefrontal Cortex. The part of the brain responsible for self control and focus. 

Rene Collins is enjoying life in Los Angeles, bringing the tools of Qi Gong, meditation, and spiritual development to those in recovery.  He is grateful to be a part of what he truly feels is God’s work, assisting clients in recovering their strength and restoring their  ability to heal!


Alycia Crane

Medical Technician

After being a certified nursing assistant for six years in various health care settings, Alycia Crane decided to change careers and joined the family at Haven House Addiction Treatment as a residential technician. In December of 2017, she was promoted to Medical Technician, based on her background in and knowledge of the medical field. She assists every client that comes through Haven House by working with the medical and clinical teams.