“I've been through 15 treatment centers, psych hospitals and institutions. I learned so much from Seasons about myself that wasn't addressed at other facilities. Issues that needed to be dealt with on a one on one level. Thank you Seasons for helping me and my family.”
Carl B, New York

Our Staff

Being on the cutting edge of improving addiction treatment has allowed Seasons In Malibu to attract a professional staff at the top of their game. The Seasons In Malibu medical, psychiatric and psycho-therapeutic staff are amongst the best in their fields and are well known nationwide by reputation and through media and academic publications.

We strive for excellence when it comes to our treatment methods and management styles, so our rehab staff is comprised of the most experienced and advanced addiction recovery professionals.

Dr. Sheila Shilati, Psy.D

Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Sheila Shilati has been in the recovery field for over 10 years. She has served as an international ambassador and participant in two separate medical and relief expeditions overseas in the Middle East and Africa; working directly with victims of natural disasters and HIV/AIDS. Most recently she was asked to develop a self-sustaining integrative mental health program for Swazi youth in the kingdom of Swaziland. She has lectured at various university settings including California State University Northridge, Pepperdine University, California Lutheran University, and Oxnard College.

She has been asked to present at conferences and workshops on a variety of topics including Teenage Suicide, Dual-Diagnosis, Family Process and Addiction. Previously, Dr. Shilati was a co-owner and program developer at Vantage Point Recovery and Counseling Center, an Outpatient facility located in Westlake Village, CA. Doctor Shilati now serves as Chief Operating Officer at Seasons Recovery Centers, providing leadership and oversight to this dynamic and influential residential treatment program which specializes in co-occurring disorders. She is known for her ethics and prides herself on integrating the most cutting edge evidence based and holistic interventions for treatment.

Dr. Mark Stahlhuth, PhD

Clinical Director

Dr. Mark Stahlhuth was born in Michigan, raised outside of Denver, Colorado and moved to Southern California before entering UCLA.  He has been working in the field of addiction since entering graduate school in 1980 at California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles, where he obtained his doctorate in Clinical Psychology. After 14 years of working with adolescents in residential treatment settings, which included directing programs in drug abuse treatment as well as in childhood physical, emotional, sexual abuse and trauma, Dr. Stahlhuth went into private practice in 1995. There, he continues to work with teens as well as adults and their families in the areas of addiction and trauma.

He became Clinical Director for Seasons Recovery Centers in July of 2009. During a period spanning 34 years, Dr. Stahlhuth has also specialized in conducting psychological assessments both on an in-patient basis and in residential and outpatient settings, an experience which has its foundation in several years of graduate study in psycho-diagnostic assessment, graduate teaching assistantships, internships and work at agencies specializing in psych-diagnostic assessment.

Dr. Damon Raskin, M.D., Internist & Detox Specialist *

dr-damon-raskinDr. Damon Raskin, Board Certified in Internal Medicine, received his Bachelor of Arts from Stanford University and graduated with distinction from George Washington School of Medicine, Washington DC in 1993. He did his residency at UCLA. For the last 16 years, Dr. Raskin, has been specializing in preventive and addiction medicine. He has a full-service office with X-ray, cardiac stress testing and a lab, and holds privileges at St. John’s Health Center in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Raskin has extensive experience in helping patients with detoxification from alcohol, opiates, and other drugs.

Dr. Ashley Benjamin, M.D., Psychiatrist*

dr-benjamin-temp-picAshley Benjamin, MD, MA graduated from medical school at the University of Kansas and completed his residency at Wright State University/Wright Patterson Air Force Base while on a prestigious US Armed Forces Medical Scholarship. Throughout his 21 years of total service as an Air Force psychiatrist (8 years of active and 13 years of reserves), he has served in many capacities including being both the medical and administrative director at Tinker Air Force Base’s Substance Abuse Program. These experiences resulted in his philosophy of using the least number of medications at the lowest doses as military medicine is truly about helping patients retain maximum functionality. He retired at the rank of a Lt. Colonel and proudly served as part of the mental health flight during the devastating tornado that hit Oklahoma City in 1998. He culminated his career by receiving a prestigious reserve physician of the year award. Dr. Benjamin has tremendous versatility having worked in numerous settings but takes exceptional pride in his work as the medical director for the OKC VA Iraq/Afghanistan return program as well as being the consulting psychiatrist for a dual diagnosis program aimed at helping mothers abstain from substances with the ultimate goal of reuniting them with their children.

Prior to medical school, he graduated as valedictorian while attaining his BS in Journalism at the prestigious William Allen White School of Journalism at the University of Kansas. He then received an MA from The Ohio State University in exercise science. His track and field and cross country coaching experiences while at KU and OSU really cemented his philosophy of seeing each patient as an “athlete” with the goal of helping maximize their potential as part of a multidisciplinary team. He utilizes this concept when working with every patient at Seasons/Serenity. In addition to his 30 plus publications in various areas of mental and non-mental health topics, he is the lead co-author of the book, The Student Athlete’s College Recruitment Guide, which focuses on helping high school athletes find the best ethical, academic, and athletic fit at the college level. In addition, he is a certified IGMCA Mental Game Instructor and Life Coach.

Dr. Gayle Randall, M.D., Integrative and Internal Medicine *

dr-gayle-randallDr. Gayle Randall is a celebrated physician in the field of internal medicine. She graduated cum laude with her bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska and went on to graduate magna cum laude with her medical degree from the University of Nebraska. Since then she has worked tirelessly to improve her knowledge and expertise of the many differing medicinal avenues to treat addiction.  She has appeared as a guest on countless radio and television shows speaking on alternative forms of medicine.  She has also been published in numerous medical and health publications, most recently in the January 2012 issue of USA Today.
Dr. Randall brings together the entirety of her experience and intrinsic knowledge of the human body to break new ground with Internal, Integrative, and Functional Medicine addressing wellness, chronic diseases, and addiction.

Dr. Shahla Modir, M.D., Psychiatrist *

Dr. Shahla Modir Seasons In Malibu PsychiatristShahla Modir, M.D. completed residency in Psychiatry at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and an additional 2 year Sub-Specialty Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Modir is double board certified. This is a rare qualification in the treatment of dual diagnosis. She is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry.

Dr. Modir is an Integrative Medicine expert. She is certified by UCLA to perform medical acupuncture and has completed a 2-year Clinical Ayurvedic Medicine Specialist Program. She was a Bravewell scholar and completed the Associate Fellowship at the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine, headed by the famous and well-respected expert Dr. Andrew Weil. She worked as a lecturer with Dr. Deepak Chopra and as an integrative medicine specialist at the Chopra Center. She wrote a chapter for the textbook, Integrative Cardiology, edited by Jack Vogel, M.D., on Ayurvedic approaches to cardiovascular disease. Additionally, she has made guest appearances as an Addiction Expert on the Dr. Oz show, Channel 7 News, and Dr. Drew Lifechangers.

Patrick Mitchell, RASi

Director of Client Services

Patrick MitchellPatrick Mitchell is a Registered Addiction Specialist and Life Coach, who brings to Seasons many years of experience in helping people in their quest for long term sobriety.

Patrick, who himself has been in recovery many years, understands the day-to-day challenges that new clients face in early recovery.  He takes great pride in providing an environment where lives can truly change.

Supervising a caring, well trained staff, Patrick’s team provides continuing support throughout a client’s stay.  Mr. Mitchell believes “a comfortable, structured and supportive living environment is an essential part of maintaining long term sobriety.”

Patrick is constantly thinking about ways to improve treatment and engage clients in the recovery process.

DR. Nancy B. Irwin, Psy.D

Primary Therapist & Certified Hypnotherapist

Originally from Atlanta, Dr. Nancy Irwin moved to New York City in 1985 to pursue a career as a stand-up comedian.  She worked all over the country and abroad, and moved to L.A. in 1994 when she heard that Hollywood needed more blondes…

Dr. Irwin experienced an epiphany when she began volunteer work for Children of the Night, a shelter for sexually abused children in Los Angeles. This work waked up the healer in her, and prompted her to pursue a doctorate in psychology at California Southern University to specialize in the prevention and healing of sexual abuse.

Dr. Irwin graduated from the Hypnosis Motivation Institute in Tarzana, California, in 2003 with honors and the Director’s Award, and has been a frequent media expert on numerous radio and TV shows, including CNN, CNBC, Fox and MSNBC.  She is a member of the American Hypnotists’ Association, the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, the California Psychological Association, the Los Angeles County Psychological Association, is a Diplomat in the American Academy for Experts in Traumatic Stress, and serves on the Education Committee of the California Coalition on Sex Offending.   Nancy treats over 100 emotional and behavioral issues ranging from addictions to fears and phobias to sexual abuse recovery.

A certified practitioner of Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Time Line Therapy, and Emotion Free Therapy, Dr. Irwin tailors each client’s treatment to effect the most rapid transformation possible. In addition to earning a doctorate in clinical psychology from California Southern University, her background as an opera singer and a stand-up comic add heart and humor to her healing.  A powerful keynote speaker, she insists: “Change does not have to be scary and hard. It can be creative and fun.”

Dr. Irwin is also the author of YOU-TURN: CHANGING DIRECTION IN MIDLIFE (2008), a collection of “over 40 stories of people over 40” who made amazing transitions in midlife.

Dr. Melissa Chisari-Noori, Psy.D

Primary Therapist

melissa-chisari-nooriDr. Melissa Chisari-Noori is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist. She obtained her Doctorate Degree in Psychology from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She has worked in the field of addiction and recovery for nine years in a variety of clinical settings, including residential treatment programs, intensive outpatient programs, university counseling centers, and private practice. Dr. Noori specializes in treating adolescents, adults, couples and families struggling with addiction, co-occurring disorders, relationship issues, anxiety and depression.
Dr. Noori treats residents in individual, couples and family therapy. She utilizes an active and collaborative approach to address a client’s specific needs, working towards identifying and changing patterns in a safe, compassionate environment. Dr. Noori feels truly honored to support each client on their transformative journey.

Jennifer Brady, MSW, LCSW

Art Therapist

Ms. Brady obtained her degree in psychology from the University of Michigan in 1991. She received her Master of Social Work in 1994 from the University of Southern California. Her focus of study was children and families as well as school based social work.

She implements a wide variety of techniques tailored to each client, including art and poetry therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, Gestalt Family Therapy, and the 12 Step Model of AA. She assists clients in transforming their lives from within using motivational interviewing and compassionate reflective listening. At Seasons she provides clients with a weekly Expressive Art Therapy Group, a Women’s Empowerment Group, a Writing and Process Group, as well as individual and family therapy focused on successful recovery from addictive disorders as well as co-occurring disorders.

Audrey Hope

Spiritual Therapist, RASi

Audrey Hope is a Spiritual Intuitive Healer and Addiction Expert with many gifts of insight, perception and healing. Audrey served for 8 years as Director of Spiritual Counseling at a popular rehab center in Malibu. Her revolutionary techniques of transformation have been lauded by people from all walks of life, and from all around the world.

Audrey’s Spiritual Counseling is a unique process that takes one beyond the limited concepts of the mind and the boundaries of traditional therapy into the deeper soul, where true healing happens. The goal of the journey is full transformation in the physical, emotional and spiritual body. “one must work with an alchemist, one who knows how to go down into the cave with you and solve the riddle of the soul, at the ‘root of the root of the root.’ When you unlock the keys, transformation is possible and life becomes a miracle of free creation.”

Bruce Collins, RRW

Director of Admissions

Bruce CollinsMost often, your first contact with our facility will be with Mr. Collins.  Bruce possesses great passion for helping callers “connect the dots.”  He meets you where you are, and with understanding from personal experience, helps you to design an initial path for treatment, whether for yourself or a loved one.

Bruce has been assisting clients and families find treatment at top facilities, around the country and the world, for several years.  He feels fortunate to be associated with such a renowned facility as Seasons.

Bruce finds it exceedingly rewarding to be working side by side with the “Best Team in the Field of Alcohol and Addiction Treatment,” and is particularly proud of Seasons’ ability to offer dual-diagnosis treatment in eating disorders, depression, trauma and PTSD.


Admissions Coordinator / Interventionist

John LloydMr. Lloyd is a certified addiction specialist, interventionist, and certified in anger management and domestic violence intervention.   John has worked in the drug and alcohol treatment field for over eleven years and is in long term recovery himself.

John can be your first point of contact in arranging your stay at Seasons.  He is always happy to answer any questions you might have about our treatment plan and protocol, insurance coverage and our renowned one-on-one approach to healthy, holistic recovery.  He specializes in getting you or your loved one thoroughly prepared to take this life changing journey into recovery.

John’s approach to his role here is simple; he listens intently and with compassion, to facilitate the first steps of a client’s desire to seek recovery.   “The most rewarding aspect of my job here is seeing the new client grow from a place of darkness and despair, to a place of hope and joy in their future.”

Lital Joselovitch, MA, MFTi

Case Manager

lital-joselovitchMs. Joselovitch attended Phillips Graduate Institute in Encino, California, where, in 2009, she received an MA degree in Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy.  Lital received her BA in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University, Northridge.
As a Case Manager, Lital brings an extensive experience in the field of addiction and mental health.  She believes labels should be avoided when working with clients as clients then begin to label themselves. Her approach is strategic, yet, holistic, offering nurturing acceptance, non-shaming suggestions and non-blaming coping mechanisms.   Ms. Joselovitch embraces providing unconditional positive regard, validation, emotional support and respect, using techniques which encourage clients on viewing themselves as experts on their own lives.

Karen Rose

Chief Financial Officer


Josh Clark

Nurse, LVN

3 Gina Silano

Gina Silano RRW

Administrative Assistant

4 Jay Lepito 

Jay Lepito

RASi, Site Manager

 5 Shirin Fouludi

Shirin Fouladi

Site Manager

6 Jeff Merrill 

Jeff Merrill

Site Manager

 7 Hortensia Valencia

Hortensia Valencia

Massage Therapist

 8 Rachel Orselli

Rachel Orselli


 9 Lisa Carmichael

Lisa Carmichael

Yoga & Cranial Sacral Therapy


Dennis Garber

Executive Chef

11 Goran Perkunic

Goran Perkunic


12 Kimmi Schliekelman

Kimmi Schliekelman RRW

Executive Assistant

13 Patrick Bulmer

Patrick Bulmer

Client Advocate

14 Kayla Anticevich

Kayla Anticevich

Client Advocate

15 Nam Ngo

Nam Ngo

Client Advocate

16 Leo Silva

Leo Silva

Client Advocate

17 Andrew Berry III

Andrew Berry III

Client Advocate & Psychiatric Technician

18 Katie Pichelli

Katie Pichelli

Client Advocate


Kamarn Ahmadian

Client Advocate


Erika Keszthelyi



Gabor Keszthelyi



* “Independently affiliated Physician.”

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