We would like to introduce a world class team of substance abuse and mental health recovery professionals who believe there are no limits when it comes to client care. Holistic approaches, cutting-edge neuroscience, time-tested therapies and client-centered modalities all serve to position each client for one ultimate goal: Success in recovery and beyond!
Trevis Smith, C.A.T.C.
Trevis Smith, C.A.T.C., is the Founder and Case Management Coordinator of the Holistic Integration Team. He has worked variously as a detox counselor, case manager and sober companion since entering the field of addiction treatment in 2006. Trevis is particularly adept at coordinating care for both addiction and co- occurring disorders. Trevis has a reputation for being one of the regions premier pioneers in private treatment founding what is now considered one of the most prominent addiction treatment programs in the United States. Often cited by clients and families alike to be one of the most inspiring individuals on the team, Trevis brings an incredible personal story of triumph over adversity which he draws upon to help clients realize that no situation is insurmountable. His strength lies in his broad proficiencies in assisting clients to set objectives which allow them to advance towards healthy living, recovery, and healing. Family members frequently convey that his motivational and caring approach, along with the client’s hard work, accomplishes in a short time what their loved one has sought to achieve for years.
Michelle Grunstein, M.A., LMFT, CATC IV
Michelle is a licensed clinician and certified addiction treatment counselor. She utilizes a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) approach to help clients understand the connection between addiction and other underlying mental health issues that may be contributing to their substance use. Michelle provides a safe and supportive environment for clients to gain insight and work through the circumstances that have brought them to treatment. Her goal is to help clients persevere, despite the detrimental effects of addiction and personal struggles, guiding them towards a life of happiness, health, and satisfaction in sobriety. As a born and bred New Yorker, Michelle’s clients tend to appreciate the honesty and “tell it like it is” mentality she adheres to. In addition to her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, Michelle is currently pursuing a Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology at California School of Professional Psychology.
Dr Damon Raskin M.D.
Dr. Raskin is a leading board certified internist and Diplomate of the American Board of Addiction Medicine in Pacific Palisades, California. Treating patients in his private practice since 1996, Dr. Raskin has earned a reputation for exceptional patient care and effective individualized treatment. Today, through cutting edge and compassionate techniques, Dr. Raskin helps his patients maintain and regain their health. Dr. Raskin contributes regularly to local and national television broadcasts. Most recently he has appeared as a medical expert on Good Morning America and Nightline.
SERVICES ARE PROVIDED OUT OF OFFICE
The majority of HIT Los Angeles services are provided within community settings such as: a person’s own home, neighborhood, local restaurants, parks and nearby stores. HIT Los Angeles operates in the “real world” in order to facilitate successful, hands-on reintegration into a client’s living environment.
HIGHLY INDIVIDUALIZED SERVICES
Treatment plans, developed with the client, are based on individual strengths, needs, hopes and desires. Plans are modified as needed throughout the treatment process through ongoing assessments and goal setting.\
HIT team members are proactive with clients, employing an assertive approach with support and accountability, encouraging clients to participate in, and continue treatment, live independently, and recover from substance abuse and other mental health disorders
EMPHASIS ON VOCATIONAL/EDUCATIONAL EXPECTATIONS
The HIT Los Angeles team encourages all clients to participate in the community at large by obtaining employment and/or attending an academic institution. The HIT team provides many vocational and educational rehabilitation services to our clients during the treatment process
Hit Los Angeles staff members partner with clients and their family members create a collaborative treatment process. Clients are taught about substance abuse and mental health disorders and the skills needed to achieve sustainable long lasting recovery
HIT staff assists clients becoming less isolated and integrating into the community by encouraging participation in community activities and memberships to organizations of their choice
FAMILY SUPPORT AND EDUCATION
The HIT Los Angeles team believes in integrating the entire family in the treatment process. HIT staff works to include the client’s natural support systems through education and other HIT services. Working with the entire family system helps to improve relationships, reduce conflicts and increase client autonomy
HIT Los Angeles case managers have extensive experience in recovery both personally and professionally. Our network of mental health professionals and clinicians specialize in the treatment of substance abuse and other mental health disorders. Educational and Vocational Specialists have expertise working with clients to improve grades, address learning disabilities, and develop passion and direction for a future career
BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY BASED INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT
– Accelerated positive behavior change directly in the community
– Unparalleled one on one interaction with treatment team
– Level of clinical focus is equal to a residential treatment setting