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 Administration Manager 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.

Diana Valenzuela | MFTI 93097

Diana is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern who comes to us with the unique advantage and deep understanding through education, experience and knowledge of the Jungian/Depth Psycho-therapeutic models. She has her M.A. in Counseling as related to Addiction Recovery.  

Diana is trained in, and has employed many of the traditional models as well, throughout her Counseling career.  She has been involved in AA and 12-step programs over the past 20 years as support to individuals and friends who desire a stable and rewarding life.

Diana is creative and has an open, loving accepting heart in her life and career.  Surf City Recovery Addiction Treatment Center in Huntington Beach is pleased to have her on our team.

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.

Morae Morris | RADT1, Case Manager

Morae Morris has established herself as a continual volunteer and staff member in the field of recovery while continuing her own journey through sobriety. Beyond her experience working with fellow addicts and alcoholics, she also has the training qualifying her to be a certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Case Manager. Her vast volunteer work includes, but is not limited to, Hospitals and Institutions(HNI) and County contracted 12 step recovery homes. She brings an upbeat enthusiasm and particularly enjoys working with all ages of people so that she can use her knowledge and experience in order for them to surpass their addiction and guide them to a healthy life style.

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 | Admin/Operations RADT1

A CAARR graduate, Jazlynn has been working in the field of addiction recovery for several years.  Through her education and experience she brings her strong skills to our staff in her passion to help others. “When I walked into Surf City Recovery I felt right at home. Surf City has a unique approach and family feeling vibe. They allow clients to be who they are and help guide them along the way.”

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.