Hi my name is Richard Seidel and I am the founder of Surf City Recovery. Three characteristics define us at Surf City Recovery: teamwork, dependability, and engagement. We provide our clients with proven recovery modalities and keep clients engaged every step of the way.
“If you or someone you know has been crushed by self imposed crisis or has annihilated everything worthwhile in life you, then you have come to the right place.”
Beth Schroeder | L.C.S.W. Program Director
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for over 15 years, Beth comes with a passion for treating addictions with individuals, couples, and families. Before joining Surf City Recovery, she gained extensive experience working in drug and alcohol residential rehab programs, with victims of crime, trauma, domestic violence, mental health as well as legal issues. As a treatment provider in the Collaborative Courts programs in the County of Orange, she has vast experience with co-occurring disordered populations. One of her favorite works is the many group therapy trainings she conducted for both licensed staff as well as interns. She has absolutely cherished the extensive experience supervising trainees and interns working on their required hours toward licensure.
Beth received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from the University of California, Fullerton and her Master’s degree in Clinical Social Work at the University of Southern California, with a mental health concentration. “
In describing her enthusiasm for her work, Beth explained: “I also have a background in medical social work. I have much training and work primarily in cognitive-behavioral, experiential, and solution-focused therapy to conduct my work with clients. I venture into state of the art methodologies, and utilize best practices, tried and true for each individual. I take great pride and honor in witnessing clients as they progress and recover. I am zealous believer in being a true agent for change with any and all clients, while recognizing each individual as unique and capable of self-determination.
Lori SEIDEL | Executive Manager
Lori Seidel is the Executive Manager covering all of the administration and Human Resources duties at Surf City Recovery. Lori comes from a background of over 20 years’ experience in Banking and Mortgage Lending Industry. She has exceptional organizational skill and thrives in an office environment. Lori has personal experience with her own recovery, and with her sober lifestyle is dedicated to helping others learn how to start a new life in recovery.
“I am blessed to be doing what I love along with working in the recovery field, I have found the perfect place at Surf City Recovery.”
Miriam Paul | LMFT LIC# 15544
Have you ever said, “I don’t know what to do anymore?” Does a part of you “know” there must be more to life than you are currently experiencing? Would you like to come to terms with the past, find your true identity and make more conscious and fulfilling choices? My job is to assist you in discovering your own “knowing” by providing a sacred space for you to move out from under the beliefs of your past and into the unlimited possibilities of the present.
Donald Owen | CATC i-5543 Counselor
As a Counselor at Surf City Recovery Addiction Treatment Center in Huntington Beach Don has brought to the table his own extenuating recovery from addiction over 10 years ago, As CATC1 at SCR Don has used his journey as a tool to help others struggling to overcome their addiction and to truly turn their lives around. “Don is currently a Case Manager and Group Facilitator here at the SCR family I find my work here at SCR to be the most rewarding experience and look forward to my future career in treatment.
Michael Gentiluomo | Case Manager CATC-6327-R
Michael Gentiluomo is case manager at Surf City Recovery. Michael is also an accomplished football coach and trains athletes during his down time. Michael’s clinical approach draws from both his experience as an addiction counselor and an athletic coach. Michael believes in client centered approach to help each person reach their full potential in their recovery program.
Ben Korman | RRW Support Staff
Working at Surf City Recovery has changed my life. Having worked the last 5 years in other fields of recovery, I feel this is where God has placed me. The environment at Surf City Recovery Addiction Treatment Center in Huntington Beach affords me to be of maximum service to Him and to brothers and sisters on this journey….it CAN be a success!
Jazlynn Henderson | OPERATIONS MANAGER – RADT1
Jazlynn Henderson is Surf City Recovery’s Operations Manager. She has been working in the field of behavioral health for over 4 years. She is a CARR Institute Graduate with a background in Case Management. Her daily office duties include Client Intake, Doctor liaison and Coordinating Physician care, taking weekly rosters, keeping track of medical records, handling daily appointments and facilitating groups. Through her education and personal experience she brings her strong skills to our staff in her passion to help others.
She is currently working towards her credentials as a CADAC/CASS.
PATRICK FERNANDEZ | Operations Support Staff
Patrick began working in the field of addiction in 2012 and has been with Surf City Recovery Addiction Treatment Center in Huntington Beach since 2015. His passion for recovery began after getting sober himself in 2010 at which time he realized that he could use his real-life experience to benefit others who were suffering from the disease of addiction.