Chapters Capistrano Rehab Center Staff
Chapters Staff has over 200 years of Combined Experience and Clinical Excellence in the Addiction Treatment Field. Below you can find our full time staff.
Dr. Sharon Stafford, PhD – Therapist
Dr. Stafford is a clinical psychologist with years of experience with child, adolescent, and adult populations. She obtained her BA from USC, her MA from Notre Dame and her PhD from CSPP San Diego. She has worked as a program director for inpatient child psychiatry, a clinical director for a dual diagnosis treatment center, and in the ER, cardiology, and inpatient/outpatient psychiatry in hospital settings. She has also worked as a research coordinator in the area of chronic pain. As clinical supervisor Dr. Stafford provides program oversight, clinical supervision and facilitates groups and individual sessions as well as provides patient education at Chapters Capistrano.
Dr. David Deyhimy – Psychiatrist & Detox Specialist
Dr. David Deyhimy is an Orange County physician board-certified in both anesthesiology and addiction medicine. With over 20 years of combined practice experience, he splits his time actively practicing in both medical specialties. Dr. Deyhimy graduated from the University of Nevada School of Medicine in 2001. The following year, he began his residency in anesthesiology at the University of California Davis Medical Center, becoming chief resident in 2004 followed by a Cardiovascular and Thoracic anesthesiology fellowship in 2005-2006. During this period, he was the recipient of UC Davis Medical Center House Staff Professionalism Award 2005, California Society of Anesthesiology Resident Research Competition winner 2005 and Outstanding Resident Teaching Award in 2006. Since 2007 he has practiced anesthesiology at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. His commitment to addiction medicine was a direct outgrowth of his work in anesthesiology where the complex interactions of disease, surgery and drugs are often literally the difference between life and death.
Shauna Forsythe – Therapist
Shauna obtained her BA in psychology from The City College of New York as well as her M.A in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of San Diego. Shauna has experience in group and family sessions as well as individual care. She utilizes a wide range of approaches through CBT, EFT and solution focused therapy. Her empathetic and motivational approach provides her patients with a strong sense of guidance and genuine care throughout their journey to sobriety.
Sandra Thomas – Case Manager
Sandi graduated from Cypress college with an Associate Degree in Human Services and a certificate in Alcohol and Drug Studies. Sandi is both certified in CAADE and CCAPP as a level II Counselor. She has worked in the field of addiction and counseling since 2008 with experience in facilitating and leading groups utilizing self-awareness, evidence-based material and processing, and solution focused discussion. Her warm and compassionate spirit combined with her tenacity in the field provides clients with a sense of support and community.
Jennifer Knowles – Charge Nurse LVN
Shelby Hickey, B.A. – LVN
Shelby is a Licensed Vocational Nurse who embodies compassion and strives to provide the best possible care for clients. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University where she soon discovered her passion for nursing after volunteering at a local hospital. After returning to Orange County, she decided to pursue a career in nursing at Stanbridge College. Shelby has experience in various areas of nursing including geriatrics, school nursing, mental health, and addiction. Throughout the recovery process, she ensures that clients are in optimal health and is very supportive in assisting with any medical concerns. She is committed to promoting wellness education, and advocating healthcare needs. Shelby is very grateful to be involved in a client’s journey to sobriety as they continue to take steps into a healthy lifestyle.
Usiel Gutierrez – LVN
Kimberly Prosser – LVN
Liz Post – Massage Therapist
Edmund Erickson – Acupuncture Specialist
Jennifer DeVore – Clinical Director
Manuel Perez – Director of Operations
Manuel Perez has extensive background helping clients in the medical field and healthcare industry. He got his associates certification in clinical research in 2005 and also got certified as a medical assistant and an E.M.T.
He did his internship at Costal Community hospital of Tustin and has also done numerous clinical research studies for big pharmaceutical companies helping patients find medication to help deal with Mental illness, Autism, PTSD, Bipolar, Depression. He has been working in treatment since 2012 and has helped over3000 clients fight their addiction and begin their journey in sobriety. He takes a lot of pride and is passionate about making a difference in peoples life’s.