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.
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.
Trevor Grimes – Case Manager
Usiel Gutierrez – LVN
Edmund Erickson – Acupuncture Specialist
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 over 3000 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.