Our Drug and Alcohol Addiction Aftercare Program
Graduates of both our residential or outpatient programs are invited to remain a part of the Harmony Place family through participation in our Alumni Program.
The Harmony Place Alumni Program offers weekly alumni meetings, an online support group, social events and the opportunity to grow as a leader by becoming a Harmony Place Mentor. The alumni program and alumni meetings are directed and supervised by a licensed therapist. Participation in the alumni program is offered at no cost.
Meet the Team Captains of Our
- Dan ReynoldsFacilities DirectorDan ReynoldsFacilities Director
I have 15 years of experience in the field of substance abuse and mental health.
I graduated from California State University Dominquez Hills. My years of managerial positions and expertise in daily operations, crisis intervention and staff development help me to serve our clients well.
- Jennifer Dale, MS, LMFTDirector of Alumni and Aftercare, LMFT #84555Jennifer Dale, MS, LMFTDirector of Alumni and Aftercare, LMFT #84555
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. After years of working in addiction treatment, I recognize the importance of community and connection for ongoing sobriety. My goal is to create this for graduates of Harmony Place.
My favorite group at Harmony Place is the weekly Alumni Group, and I invite graduates of the program to attend on Wednesday evenings at 6:00 p.m.
In addition to my work with alumni, I can be found meeting with current clients to make certain they have enough support while at Harmony Place and beyond.
- Paul WilliamsManager, AftercarePaul WilliamsManager, Aftercare
I came to Harmony Place with my own personal and professional treatment experience. I understand the challenges that one faces with alcohol and substance abuse. I am an advocate of 12 Step programs, which contributed to my spiritual healing and substance abuse recovery.
I have learned to love and forgive. The past is the past and should stay that way. Living in the moment provides a manageable way of coping with life’s challenges.
I have dedicated myself to helping other addicts recover from a hopeless state of mind by sharing my own personal experience of living in recovery.
- Jeffrey H. Schwartz, LCSWFounder and CEO, LCS #18233Jeffrey H. Schwartz, LCSWFounder and CEO, LCS #18233
I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 30 years of experience in the addiction field.
After earning my Master’s degree at Tulane University, I spent seven years in New Orleans as a therapist with the Masters and Johnson Sexual Trauma/ Dissociative Disorders Unit at River Oaks Psychiatric Hospital. I moved to California to become the program director of a national program specializing in eating disorders and chemical dependency. I have been involved in private practice, hospital and program consulting, clinical and program director, I served on Los Angeles and Ventura County psychiatric crisis teams, and I spent two years as a case manager with a national behavioral health insurance company.
In an administrative capacity, I have served as CEO, executive director, and administrator of four different residential drug/ alcohol/mental health treatment centers and two eating disorder programs. I was responsible for the opening, licensing, and credentialing, which involved two different state departments, and the certification for national accreditation through JCAHO.
With the advent of Harmony Place, we have combined a scientific and research-based philosophy of treatment integrating both neuro-engineering and brain mapping with DBT, Motivational Enhancement Therapy, and experiential/expressive arts, to bring about something quite different and refreshing. With this comes the concept of individualized treatment. Harmony Place offers a treatment plan which includes one-on-one therapy every day because it is imperative that clients are able to process their thoughts, feelings and anxiety daily with a therapist.
At Harmony Place, an emphasis on structured family therapy and strong aftercare serve to strengthen the opportunity for long-term recovery. More indirect therapies have proven to be extremely resourceful in finding the root of one’s addiction or determining the meaning of the symptom. We believe that when one accepts the concept of addiction as a chronic disorder with a loss of ‘spirit’ and combines this with an evidence based assessment tool like neuro-engineering and intense psychotherapy, good nutrition, exercise, life skills, adjunctive and educational therapies, and excellent medication management, this will prove to be the true answer to long term recovery. In addition, Harmony Place places a firm emphasis on the discharge plan, which often includes the 12 Steps, a strong relapse prevention program, and a caring, nurturing environment where clients feels safe in self-disclosure.
Today’s research stresses the critical importance of simultaneously treating both the addiction and the behavioral health problem, a co-occurring disorder. This is the true test of the recovery process, where the healing begins and the underlying problems are discovered. I draw upon my many years of experience in the addiction field to lead Harmony Place with inspiration, enthusiasm and a real desire to make a difference in people’s lives. Our goal is to help clients explore, decipher, and heal from the pain and suffering – the self-loathing and addiction that has made their lives unbearable.