About Us

What is First Steps Recovery?

First Steps Recovery is a residential treatment center and specializes in addiction treatment, located in Clovis, Ca and Woodland Hills, Ca. We are committed to the safety, comfort, and success of every resident that comes to us seeking treatment. As such, we provide clients with all of the resources they need to begin treatment from drug and alcohol addiction, recover from that addiction, as well as provide the tools to help them learn how to enjoy life again. Regardless of whether your addiction is alcohol, drugs or anything else, our programs are designed to help you learn to live a life substance free.

And to ensure the future success of our client’s recovery, we advocate and specialize in coordinating aftercare by partnering with local programs, medical professionals and follow-up outpatient treatment in California.

Our programs are designed to help you manage your physical and emotional health in early recovery. At First Steps Recovery, we provide both medical assistance and counseling to help you take the first steps on your road to recovery.

Our Approach (to treatment)

At First Steps Recovery, you or your loved one will be brought into a safe, clean and caring environment, to gather the strength to take the first steps toward full recovery. "Residential Treatment" is the term used to describe the process by which a person lives in a controlled and safe environment to begin the recovery process.

We understand that true sobriety goes beyond abstaining from abusing substances, it involves healing the soul. A true confrontation of addiction involves addressing the underlying emotional issues and possible mental health complications that are common in those who abuse substances.

That’s why our Treatment specialists carefully guide residents through the entire process of transitioning back into real life to better ensure their complete recovery. From the very first phone call to medical assessments to helping to make the transition to a lower level of care, our specialists provide compassionate care every step of the way.

 

Team

Matthew Tatum

Matthew Tatum

Executive Director

1PsyD Dr. Tatum received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology. His clinical practice has focused primarily…

Samantha Barron

Samantha Barron

Operations Manager

Samantha grew up in Clovis, CA. She began her career in the nursing field shortly after high school and obtained…

Felipe Coronel

Felipe Coronel

Program Director

Felipe is the Program Director at First Steps Recovery, he attended Cuyamaca Community College and San Diego State University. He…

Amy Stone

Amy Stone

Support Staff

MA, MFTi Amy is a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern who has been journeying alongside individuals and families as they…

Team

Nick Ramirez

Nick Ramirez

Lead Technichian, House Manager

Nick Ramirez is a Los Angeles native who grew up in East LA. At an early age he was exposed first hand to gang violence and drug usage, witnessing countless friends and family members fall victim to the devastating cycle of drug addiction.

Matthew Tatum

Matthew Tatum

Executive Director

11PsyD, Dr. Tatum received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology. His clinical practice has focused primarily…

Leah Rubke

Leah Rubke

Clinical Director

Leah Rubke is a licensed marriage and family therapist with over 10 years clinical experience working primarily with the adolescent population. She…