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KB Recovery Treatment Specialties

KB RECOVERY has selected the finest team of professionals in the field of chemical dependency.

Our special environment is facilitated by a superlative and experienced staff with specialty tracks that are unparalleled in the continuum of care. Our staff includes licensed and credentialed therapists, clinical psychologists, social workers, certified drug and alcohol counselors. Additionally, most of our staff has personal experience with drugs and addiction and ARE IN RECOVERY, which helps foster an environment of understanding and trust.

Kevin Babayan, MA
Founder / Executive Director

For 21 years I was addicted to lot's of different drugs including but not limited to Heroin. I did not think, nor did I believe that it was possible for anyone to get clean & sober. Having tried numerous treatment programs, countless attempts on my own including moving to different states and even countries, seeking professional help from psychiatrists nothing seemed to work. My family and those close to me, did not think I was going to live much longer. I felt utterly hopeless and useless to the world. Today, however, it's a totally different story. With 20 years of solid sobriety my life couldn't be better. Some of my accomplishments include going back to school and becoming certified in Addictions Counseling. I received my BA in Developmental Psychology from the prestigious Pacific Oaks College. Later I completed the Masters Degree in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute. I am currently receiving my training in pursuit of Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from California Graduate Institute. I am happily married with a beautiful daughter. I love my work with a passion, and I promise anyone who enters through our doors that "your treatment and recovery will be the most rewarding experience of your life".

Dr. Kathy Macleay, PhD, MFT
Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Macleay is Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Licensed MFT with over 20 years of experience specializing in working with Trauma Victims. Kathy also operates a horse Ranch and can provide Equine Therapy.

Evelin Setaghian, MA

Evelin Setaghian joined the KB recovery team as a staff technician in 2010. Having received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from Cal State Northridge, Evelin earned her Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Argosy University and joined the team of highly skilled therapists at KB Recovery. Evelin views drug abuse and addiction as having many dimensions which ultimately disrupts many aspects of an individual's life. Due to the complex nature of this disease, Evelin uses a variety of orientations to help the clients gain more meaning and purpose in their lives through self-empowerment and personal and emotional growth. Evelin works with the clients to correct flawed patterns of thinking which lead them to undesirable behaviors. She assists them in creating more effective coping skills to replace the old bad habits. Evelin also specializes in working collaboratively with the client and their family to help identify and alter dysfunctional areas that are inadvertently reinforcing or supporting the drug abuse. Evelin had a long-term goal to become a therapist and she came upon substance abuse treatment by chance and realized her passion for helping individuals find their potential and live their life through a more positive perspective.

Lee Ryan, CADDE
Certified Addiction Counselor

Lee Ryan is an Addiction Specialist who has a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University. Lee has also completed the addiction studies program at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, CA, and has become a Certified Addiction Treatment Counselor, Level 3. Previously Lee helped initiate one of the first Health Management Organizations called Intergroup Prepaid Health Services in Chicago, Illinois. Intergroup was a pioneer facility practicing preventive health care. Lee has been a facilitator of group therapy and one-on-one sessions at KB Recovery for the past 15 years. Lee also has significant experience with issues relating to co-dependency, eating disorders, and how these challenges affect the family system. Lee is thirty-five years clean and sober and also worked as a professional actor in Theatre and Television for thirty-two years. In addition, Equine assisted psychotherapy and learning are offered by Katie Ryan LMFT Marriage and Family Therapist and Equine Specialist.

Marianna G, MA
Marketing Director

Marianna has a Masters Degree in Human Development for Pacific Oaks in Pasadena, CA. Marianna's skills are a key element in today's society most importantly in KBR. She is fluent in 5 languages, such as, English, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and Armenian. Her marketing strategies reach to all those who need help.

Jennon Redmond, LVN
Certified Nurse

Jenon was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley. The oldest of 7 children and a mother herself she has always had a passion to help, take care of others and see them do well. A career change from banking to nursing has really given her a sense of fulfillment. She loves spending time with her family, being outdoors and reading. "I am so grateful for my struggles. I would have never found my strengths without them."

Yoga Instructor & Massage Therapist

Emily has been practicing yoga for 16 years, and teaching Vinyasa (Flow) yoga, with an emphasis on breath and movement as a healing meditation for the past 11 years. Her classes are open to students of all levels to explore, discover, and open to new possibilities...within ourselves, as a group, and as a part of our community. She credits Saul David Raye, Shiva Rea, Max Strom, Hala Khouri, Matthew Cohen, Cynthia Funk, and all the students that have practiced with her as her teachers. She lives with her husband and two children in Los Angeles.

Casandra Roberts
Yoga Instructor & Massage Therapist

Casandra is a certified fitness trainer and massage therapist who uses both yoga and bodywork as tools to rediscover a mind/body connection, release physical, mental and emotional blocks and develop a healthier, balanced lifestyle. Her Hatha yoga classes focus on full body strengthening and conditioning, flexibility, awareness, breath, alignment and relaxation. She is trained in Swedish massage with specialties in trigger point therapy and myofascial release. Her work is designed to meet the specific needs of each participant.

Alexys Douville
Staff Technician

"Lexy" grew up in an extremely close and loving family in Bakersfield, CA. At age 15, she began to experiment with drugs and alcohol. The experimenting stopped and full-blown addiction set in for the next 7 years. In her own words, "I was miserable and no longer wanted to live the life I was living. I needed help and a huge change. KB Recovery gave me help. Because of this and the tools I have gained, I now live a happy life, a life that I am proud of. I now have that loving relationship with my family that I had once lost. Today, I am happy, joyous and free!"

Maggie J. Johansson
Staff Technician

I spent my childhood in Fresno, CA with my parents and my younger brother. I attended California State University, Fresno and graduated with a degree in Women's Studies, a minor in Criminology, and a Victims' Services Certificate. I always believed working with victims of violent crime would be my life. Fortunately, working with those who suffer from the disease of addiction still gives me an opportunity to help those in need and is intensely rewarding for me because I know what it is like. I deal with my own addiction every day but now I face it with the tools of recovery. I moved to LA after seeking treatment here for my own drug addiction. I ended up at KB Recovery getting the help and guidance I needed to leave the drugs behind and begin living a fulfilling life. My experience at KB was absolutely life changing and recovery through the 12 Steps of Narcotics Anonymous has taught me a new way to live. I now have goals to achieve and one of the main ones is to carry the message of recovery to addicts still suffering by working in the treatment facility that saved my life.

Heidi Dobosi
Certified Counselor

My name is Heidi Dobosi and I was born in Long Island, New York. I attended Glendale Community College, where I received my certification as a Substance Abuse Counselor. I chose this profession so that I could help people with their drug addiction. Having been blessed with the gift of sobriety, I have a strong passion for recovery and have made it a life's goal to use my professionalism, enthusiasm, and superior people skills to help change the lives of others affected by addiction. I aim to bring awareness and optimism to the possibility of recovery and forever change the statistical challenges facing those affected by it. I look at each individual client as having an opportunity to arrest their self-destructive behavior and begin a new life and becoming a functional, happy person. Helping others achieve that is what nourishes my soul and motivates my emotional and spiritual growth.

KB Recovery Client Testimonials
...It has been over a year since Shane was at your recovery house. I wanted to tell you thank you!! Shane is doing so well... [read more]
KB Recovery Client Testimonials
...KB Recovery gave her the tool, loving guidance and medical care she needed to face her life and gain the inner strength... [read more]
KB Recovery Client Testimonials
...Elizabeth continued to act professionally and used the situation to continue a productive dialogue with those there that were ready to deal with the realities of their addictions. [read more]
KB Recovery Client Testimonials
...My sobriety this time around is entirely different. I owe my new foundation of recovery to you. It feels good to be comfortable in my own skin for the first time. [read more]
KB Recovery Client Testimonials
Thank you for saving my brother's life. I've noticed a remarkable difference in Eugene the past weeks just over the phone. He speaks of how excited he is to live a clean & sober life... [read more]
KB Recovery Client Testimonials
...Elizabeth really took her time listening to me and re-assured me that I was not at fault for what had happened to me as a child and that meant the world to me. [read more]