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Thrive Treatment℠

Experience addiction & mental health treatment like you’ve never seen at Thrive Treatment℠ in Santa Monica, California. Our evidence-based, trusted program is here to help men recover once & for all.

We approach treatment with compassion, assertiveness, fun and a skilled clinical staff made up of master level clinicians.

We believe that a combination of modern and traditional therapeutic practices are the best way to reach these goals. Thrive integrates relational and behavioral therapies, along with holistic, medical and psychiatric interventions to help clients reach not only sobriety, but also emotional health and lasting well-being. 

We don’t subscribe to one specific modality. Everyone is an individual and treatment plans shift and change based on personal needs. We assist clients to develop healthy coping skills and learn to respond rather than react when you or your loved one is feeling out of control, triggered, hurt or angry. Clients learn to be of service to others, and they even begin to like themselves. Through this proven process, clients learn there is a chance!

Our Effective & Comprehensive Program

Comprehensive Case Management

Case Management

Our case management team is made up of dedicated professionals who, in collaboration with each client’s primary therapist, implement a strategic plan to assist clients in developing healthy systems that support their recovery.

Extensive Range of
Staff Specialists

Expert Clinical Staff

Thrive’s Clinical staff consists of one doctor, Masters-level individuals and group therapists who specialize in substance abuse and mental health treatment. Our Medical Director is board-certified in Addiction Medicine while our Psychiatrist is board-certified in both General and Addiction Psychiatry.

Individualized Treatment Plans

Individualized Treatment

Each client is individually assessed by a licensed clinician who collaborate with the client on developing a plan of action to address each client’s specific needs. Great care and concern is taken to identify and understand the emotional and environmental problems that lead to client’s drug use.

Joint Commission

Trusted By The Joint Commision

Joint Commission accreditation and certification is recognized nationwide as a symbol of quality reflecting our commitment to meeting a high standard of care.

Family Support

Family Program & Support

Thrive is committed to engaging our clients' families in the Treatment process. With clients' consent and when clinically appropriate, family members are engaged in both treatment updates and/or family therapy sessions.

Local Community

Local Community

Thrive is located in Santa Monica California which is recognized as a nationwide epicenter of addiction recovery and wellness. Our Clients are immersed in this inclusive recovery community.

Goals of Treatment

Anchored by these basic building blocks, Thrive Treatment℠ takes recovery to the next level and prides itself on working one-on-one to help our clients explore their purpose, enroll in nearby Santa Monica College or UCLA schools or connect them to jobs in the bustling Santa Monica neighborhood. Most of all, we have fun together! Because boredom is a big trigger for newly clean clients, we provide a contained space for them to learn new ways to find excitement in their lives.  Picnics, softball, surfing, yoga and more, we take advantage of our city parks and beaches to play as a family, yours and ours. Here, we learn: We don’t just survive, we thrive!

Thrive Treatment℠ Team


David Pavia,

Clinical Director
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Emily Wessel

Program Director

Dr. James Luzano, MD, Psychiatrist

Medical Director
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Director of Finance and Compliance
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Clayton Ketchum

Executive Director

Hannah Ayers

Director of Teen Programming

Arianna Gravanis, LPCC

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David Wiss

Nutrition in Recovery

Alyson Hinz,

Primary Therapist
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Director of Admissions
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Family Therapist
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Primary Therapist
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Utilization Review Manager

Cole Walsh

Operations Manager
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Michael Cruzada

Case Manager
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Anoosh Yaraghchian

Case Manager
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Case Manager
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What to Expect at Thrive

When you arrive at Thrive Treatment℠, you will be greeted by one of our friendly staff. The intake process will be conducted by one of our licensed, professional therapists and you will be shown around the facility.

You will quickly notice the team approach to your care from all staff at Thrive Treatment℠. We communicate regularly with one another both in formal, weekly meetings and informally, as needed, to provide you with the best possible care.
As well as experienced therapeutic staff, you will have weekly access to our physician and to our psychiatrist, both of whom specialize in addiction treatment.

Therapists collaborate on group therapy topics every week in order to keep the groups varied and interesting. Outside providers conduct groups each week that include yoga and specific advice on nutrition during the recovery process. Music, art, and film will be used alongside the more typical group therapy sessions throughout the course of each week.

We work hard to provide you with a clean, healthy, and safe environment at Thrive Treatment℠. We welcome and value your opinion and any suggestions you may have for improvements. We want you to feel part of the process and part of the Thrive family.

Some of What You Can Expect:


“Great program with friendly staff! I highly recommend you to check it out! They know what they are doing! Tanner R. is the man and provides great customer service! Talk to him and he will point you in the right direction.”

Miles S.

“Thrive treatment is a top notch program with one of the best clinical teams in LA. When I have clients at Thrive, I know without a doubt they are receiving the authentic help that they desperately need. Thanks Clayton for the amazing program you have built!”

David B.

“Great program with friendly staff! I highly recommend you to check it out! They know what they are doing! Tanner R. is the man and provides great customer service! Talk to him and he will point you in the right direction.”

David F.

“I am grateful for the immediate attention I received from Matt at Thrive Treatment℠ center. He is sensitive and caring and he graciously spent time with me and my husband to help our family situation. In just a short amount of time he made a big difference and gave us hope. He definitely is passionate about helping people and gave us great perspective and advice.”

Laura B.

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