Our Administrative Staff
Apex Recovery is proud to offer some of the finest physicians, psychologists, and licensed professionals in the alcohol and drug rehab, clinical field. Our rehabilitation administration staff is hand selected for their ability to provide and promote an integrative treatment approach and is ready to help. All of our clinicians are highly vetted and must have high levels of expertise in working with dual diagnosed clientele. Our administrators adjust each rehabilitation program to fit the needs of our patients, which sets us apart from other rehabilitation facilities. No matter what kind of disabilities or addictions you might be facing, our trained and professional staff members are here for you.
With literally decades of addiction experience, and countless clinical hours spent researching, training and treating dual diagnosis issues, our team of administrators has made us one of the best rehab facilities in San Diego County. We believe every member of our team is reliant on others perspectives and insight. We treat every participant with respect and dignity, not from a place of superiority or judgment.
Our clinical staff is tireless in their dedication to wholeness, health, and excellence. Our constant drive for knowledge, continuing education, and goal of field, participation as leaders in the recovery community, allows our Apex rehabilitation administration team to be sought after and exceptional at treating not just an addiction, but the whole individual. This allows for growth in many ways, as each participant finds their own path to meaningful recovery through our council while battling a substance abuse addiction.
Dr. Matthew J. Bruhin, Ph.D, LMFT, RAS – APEX Rehab CEO
Dr. Matthew J. Bruhin is the Chief Executive Officer of APEX Recovery. Along with Co-founder Fred Bowen, Dr. Bruhin utilized his experience in the creation of high-end rehabs to construct a facility that was cutting-edge and affordable, yet lacked nothing. His vision, eye for detail and desire to lead have created an unparalleled vision for treating additive illness coupled with mental and emotional disorders. Dr. Bruhin treats every staff member and participant like family and hopes to bring his clinical and administrative vision to many.
Dr. Bruhin is a State of California Board of Behavioral Sciences, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as an Addiction Specialist registered by the Breining Institute. Dr. Bruhin earned his Doctorate in Addiction Psychology, has a Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, with a Minor in Addictive Disorders. Additionally he holds many other certifications and has tens of thousands of hours of clinical and training experience.
Dr. Bruhin has a diverse clinical training background, working in the mental health field for over 12 years. He specializes in the treatment of addiction and has specialized experience and clinical training in the treatment of prescription addiction, sexual addiction and gambling addiction. He works with many individuals and families ranging from the chronically, mentally ill, to high-level professionals, professional athletes, executives, and Hollywood film producers and TV personalities. He has developed his own specialized and effective techniques for the treatment of addiction and chemical dependency.
Dr. Bruhin loves to write, blog, and he appears regularly on network TV as a leader in the addiction field. He has worked with clients from A&E’s hit TV show Intervention, as well as the Tyra Show. Dr. Bruhin also performs local TV segments in order to get the public educated about addiction, and to break down the stigma of mental health issues. Dr. Bruhin balances his passion for work with the love of his family, enjoyment of travel, and his vintage Star Wars collection, which can be viewed in his private office.
James Ketara – Director of Plant Operations
Chef James was born and raised in Baltimore Maryland, and his time spent serving in the United States Navy has allowed him to see and experience other countries. Becoming a chef allowed him to travel from coast to coast, learning, experiencing, and passionately pursuing and attaining many goals that chef have in common. Chef has worked in Michelin starred restaurants, and cut his culinary teeth under a decorated Italian chef in his hometown.
Chef James’ dedication to creating new and recreating old cuisine are his focal point right now. Being a chef for clients with different tastes, dietary needs, and expectations are something he is grateful for and is dedicated to exceeding those expectations whenever possible. Chef James is well versed in some of the most progressive dietary lifestyles people seek to utilize for vitality and overall health. In fact, Chef James is working on a Keto lifestyle right now.
Having trained in France and Italy, working his way from the east coast to west has trained him well. It has also immersed him, at times, in a career that gambles with excesses. Working with the clients at Apex allow him to see the brighter side of despair, addiction, abuse, and hopelessness. Recovery.
Karli Campuzano – Administrative Assistant
Karli recently moved to San Diego and is a student at San Diego City College. She plans to transfer to a University in the fall to earn her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and eventually attend graduate school to earn her Masters, and Marriage and Family Therapy License.
Karli’s motivated to help others overcome the challenges that they face. On her free time, she enjoys trying new coffee places and spending quality time with her three sisters.