Prior to opening Tres Vistas Recovery, Dr. Daniel Headrick served for eight years as the Medical Director at Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach, California. Before that, he was the Medical Director of Hoag Hospital Chemical Dependency Center in Newport Beach, California for 11 years. Dr. Dan dedicates much of his time to the care and treatment of his individual clients, overseeing their stabilization to make sure they have a sound transition to treatment and recovery. He cares for each of his clients individually as they withdraw from alcohol and other substances.
Dr. Headrick received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles Medical School. He is distinguished by his postgraduate certification from the American Society of Addiction Medicine in 1988, and is also an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine Medical School.
Daniel Headrick continues his training and research in the field of chemical dependency to keep abreast of current techniques and applies them in his work.
Angelina Gripp. ASW began her practice as a Primary Therapist in addiction and mental health in 2014. She holds a Masters Degree in Social Work from USC with a Major in Mental Health where she graduated with a Dean’s Recognition for Leadership, In addition, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. Angelina is also the Co-Host of “The Recovery Show with Dr Joe and Angelina” on KOCI 101.5FM and an accomplished fine Artist.
Angelina spent her social work internship from 2012-2014 as a School Social Worker working with at-risk youth and assisting in grant funding through her work in Program Evaluation of Restorative Justice versus The Zero Tolerance Progam. Angelina’s background in social work, psychology, leadership, program development, research, and extensive training in mental health are assets to her experience and passion in the field of addiction.
Angelina leads the Clinical Team at Tres Vistas Recovery, is the Primary Therapist for many of Tres Vistas clients and their families. Through her educational and clinical experience, Angelina incorporates an understanding of a sober lifestyle in her day-to-day living, giving her a deep understanding of the struggle of addiction from both an individual and a family perspective.
As the Mother and also the significant other in recovery – Angelina has an innate understanding of the family in recovery.
Practicing from an eclectic framework, Angelina incorporates Mindfulness-Based Therapy, CBT, DBT, Solution-Based, Safety-First Trauma Therapy, Art Therapy & Problem Solving Therapy into her practice.
Amanda started working in recovery 7 years ago as a CNA. Over the next several years she became a licensed nurse and was certified in the field of Drug and Alcohol Addiction. As the Program Director at Tres Vistas Recovery, she utilizes her personal recovery experience coupled with her professional experience to oversee the Admissions, Clinical and Operational programs.
She believes that acquiring passion in sobriety is a priority, along the lines of the mission at Tres Vistas. An avid hiker and Crossfitter, Amanda uplifts clients and staff alike to reach for their physical as well as emotional sobriety goals.
Morgan has been with Tres Vistas Recovery since the facility opened in 2015 as the first Resident Advisor and currently working as the Lead Case Manager. Morgan will be completing her internship in early 2017, certifying her as a CADC 1 counselor. Besides leading client groups on living life while maintaining sobriety, Morgan assists our clients with the transition of leaving residential treatment and entering back into society with the planning of practical matters and responsibilities. Her personal experience with the struggles of sobriety have directed her towards a life goal of helping others who are afflicted with the same disease of alcoholism and drug addiction. Morgan works daily on her own personal recovery and with other women in 12 Step Programs and believes that personal recovery starts with the willingness to accept things and people exactly as they are.
Elisa came to Tres Vistas Recovery after years of working in the recovery field in marketing, interventions and mental health. The philosophy of compassion and empathy for the suffering addict and those in recovery, have encouraged her to be of service in her professional life as well as personal.
Along with Business Development, implementing events and promotions, Elisa works closely with clients on Utilization Review assessments, Alumni Groups, Headrick Medical Center and Dr. Headrick’s non-profit foundation “Kids From The Other Side”.
As a trained voiceover artist and spokesmodel, she enjoys acting, improv and comedy.
Jason Wahler is a Host, Actor and TV personality who appeared on Laguna Beach, The Hills, Celebrity Rap Superstar, Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, after battling through a public struggle with addiction. Sober since July 2010, Jason has dedicated his life to raising awareness towards addiction and hopes to one day change the public’s negative perception of this deadly disease. Through his hard work and dedication the E! Network did an E! True Hollywood Story highlighting Jason’s remarkable new life.
Currently, Founder and Owner of Widespread Recovery, in beautiful Laguna Beach, Ca. He also serves as the Public Relations Liaison at Tres Vistas Recovery. Jason’s goal is to set the standard in aftercare. He continually uses his personal experience and presence in the public eye to inspire people struggling with addiction and alcoholism. His direct involvement with the recovery community changed his life and allows him to be a resource for thousands of individuals who need help but don’t know where to turn.
On a regular basis Jason works with various media outlets, celebrities, young adults, schools, law enforcement, churches, and athletes in order to promote addiction education and prevention.
This led him to create Speaker’s In Recovery, a speaker’s bureau that brings together high profile individuals to speak out on addiction.
Jason, also, serves on the honorary boards of The Prism Awards, Entertainment Industry Council, The Los Angeles Mission, and The Brent Shapiro Foundation as well as contributing to the highly respected Huffington Post.
“Looking back over the course of the past 5 years I never thought I would be where I am at today. If you told me I would find my passion and motivation working in the recovery industry, I would have thought you were crazy. Today, I can’t imagine doing anything else.”
Elynn Light is a Somatic Therapist, Rapid Transformational Therapist and nationally licensed Massage Therapist. She specializes in helping clients release limiting patterns including addiction and chronic pain from the body and psyche. Elynn graduated with a degree in Human Services and a license as a Psych Tech from Goldenwest College in 1979. She has studied the leading edge alternative therapies for healing since 1987. Through her own journey to get out of physical and emotional pain, she now helps others live pain free. She began to study alternative therapies such as craniosacral therapy, somatic therapy, hypnotherapy, EFT and Rapid Transformational Therapy in addition to traditional massage therapies. Elynn has worked in private practice for over 30 years. Elynn’s goal is to guide her clients to the next level of growth, healing and success to their ultimate FREEDOM.
With over 25 years of cooking experience at ten residential treatment facilities, Francisco brings the knowledge, compassion and know how to better help clients in any and all nutritional needs. Originally from Mexico near Puerto Vallarta, Francisco enjoys family outings, basketball and martial arts.
Geno Hakala joined Tres Vistas Recovery at its inception to design, implement and maintain an edible organic garden, vineyard and orchard. Geno’s vision is The Hope Garden—a place where residents experience all of the elements that go into a successful, productive family garden. Hakfinn’s horticultural therapy gives residents a mini-education in gardening skills and their therapeutic value in a sober life. Residents learn how to grow their own food and enjoy the literal fruits of their efforts in the healthy, organic foods they share in meals at Tres Vistas Recovery.