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Dr. Matthew J. Bruhin, Ph.D, LMFT, RAS – APEX Rehab CEO

Dr. Matthew J. BruhinDr. Matthew 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.

Meet the Team!

 

Dr. Christian Small, MD, ABPN, ABFM, ABPM
Dr. Christian Small
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MD, ABPN, ABFM, ABPM
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382
Dr. Small received his medical degree at the University of Hawaii. He completed his medical residency in Psychiatry and Family Medicine at UCSD.
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Dr. Thomas E
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M.D. – Psychiatrist
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382
Dr. Thomas is is an outside psychiatric consultant for APEX Rehab and a board-certified psychiatrist in San Diego.
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Dr. Kiran Virani
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Director of Operations
Administration
Phone: 877-798-4382
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Guillermo Lara
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MIBA, SHRM-CP Human Resources Director
Administrative
Phone: 989-6667-6262
Guillermo Lara, Director of Human Resources, is a resourceful and goal-oriented professional with 14+ years of human resource management experience.
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Lisset Jimenez
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Human Resources Assistant
Administration
Phone: 877-798-4382
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Shauna Soderquist
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Director of Admissions
Administration
Phone: 877-798-4382
Aily N
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Intake Coordinator
Administration
Phone: 877-798-4382
My name is Aily, Intake Director. I am a San Diego native, born and raised, and have over nine years of substance abuse treatment experience and knowledge. I take great pride in what I do.
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Branch Atkisson
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National Business Development Director
Administration
Phone: 877-798-4382
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Dylan Riley
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Administrative Assistant
Administration
Phone: 877-798-4382
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Kevin Belcastro
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Clinical Director
Administration
Phone: 877-798-4382
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Kaitlyn B. Carrick
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Recovery House Manager
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382
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Mignon Dean
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Recovery House Manager
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382
Mila Kisina
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Program Therapist
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382
Mila is a certified Substance Abuse Counselor and has been practicing in the field of Addiction Treatment for eight years. She has extensive experience providing direct client care to people in a variety of treatment settings.
Eliud F.
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AOD Counselor
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382
Hello my name is Eli. I’m a sober coach and currently working towards my masters degree in counseling. I was also a psychologist in Mexico with a masters degree in criminal justice.
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Elisha Hernandez
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Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382
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Ellora Nyhan, ACSW
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Program Therapist
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382
Robert Mautte
Robert Mautte
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Behavioral Health Technician
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382
I've been working in the field of recovery for over 10 years. I started my career as a Behavioral Health Technician at a non-profit in Austin, Texas.
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Esmeralda Barcenas
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Behavioral Health Technician
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382
Madison N
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RADT-1 – Somatic Practitioner
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382
Madison has worked as an artist and instructor since 2011.
Brandon P.
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Music & Art Therapist
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382
Brandon is a singer/songwriter from San Diego. He has been the key songwriter for Kut U Up and Yovee for over 15 years as well as toured with Green Day, Blink 182 and Jimmy Eat World.
Amelie R.
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Yoga Therapist
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382
Amelie has been teaching yoga for seven years and practicing for ten years.
Kinsey O
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Reiki Master, Sound Healer
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382
Kinsey is a local San Diego Reiki Master and Sound Healer. After completing her B.S. Biochemistry and Cell Biology at UC San Diego, she specialized in biomarker and bioactive molecule analysis and studied functional health coaching in her early career.
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Heather Higginbotham
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Head Chef
Clinical
Phone: 877-798-4382

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.

  

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