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Meet Our Team

Andria Firtel

In 2011, Andria and her husband Sean founded West Coast Recovery Centers (WCRC). Prior to WCRC, Andria worked at Continuum Care Intervention Services, where she guided families, employers and friends as they reached out to those suffering from substance use disorder. Through this work, Andria saw that providing people more choices in their path of healing is a far greater long-term motivator than giving them ultimatums. This helped shape one of Andria’s guiding principles as CEO today: that all treatment must inspire and empower change through a transparent and individualized path to self-determined recovery.

 

Hanna Hanson – Clinical Supervisor, LMFT #84870

Hanna Hanson is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with training in systems theory and EMDR. Hanna believes in working collaboratively with clients, using an integrative modality to empower them to explore life on a deeper level. Hanna has extensive experience working with Veterans, addiction, trauma, anxiety, depression, PTSD, art therapy and adolescents. Hanna believes the client-therapist relationship is invaluable in creating a safe environment to foster growth, healing and create change. Hanna earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Humboldt State University. Hanna then traveled for a few years and gained a cultural perspective. She then returned to Southern California and earned a Master of Science Degree from California State University, Fullerton in Counseling. Hanna has worked in many settings from a psychiatric treatment center for adolescents to the Veterans Village. As a result, she has experience working with a wide variety of ages and populations.

Evan Chodzko – Admissions Director

Evan has served as West Coast Recovery Centers?s admissions director for over 3 years and is passionate about assisting those that are struggling to find their path to recovery. Evan graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo with a B.S. in Agribusiness Marketing. Shortly after completing his studies, Evan found found his own personal recovery and has enjoyed a lifestyle of connection and vitality for the last 4 years. As our Admissions Director Evan walks families and their loved ones through the pivotal process of determining the best course of action, even if West Coast is not the best fit for you or your loved one.