Board Certified in Internal and Addictions Medicine
Dr Lamport, MD is Board Certified in Addiction and Internal Medicine, Certified by the American Society of Addictions Medicine, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Internal Medicine. She earned her Medical Doctorate Degree from the Moscow Medical and Stomatolical Institute and completed her Emergency Medicine Internship in Moscow, Russia.
In 1990 She completed her Internal Medicine Residency at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital SUNY, Downstate which is one of the nation’s leading urban medical centers serving the community of Brooklyn New York since 1860.
In addition to treating patients here at Dedicato Treatment Center Dr Lamport is also affiliated with BHC Alhambra Hospital, Glendale Adventist Medical Center, and Aurora Las Encinas Hospital.
Clinical Supervisor and Mental Health Consultant
Licensed Clinical Psychologist
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Dr Johnson is both a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, specializing in Depressive Disorders. Dr Johnson earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Anthropology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Black Studies from the University of California, Riverside.
Dr. Johnson continued to advance his education and earned a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California (USC) Los Angeles, and his Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Clinical Psychology from Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology, Los Angeles California.
Dr. Johnson brings a vast amount of education, experience, and guidance and direction, to Dedicato Treatment Center. In addition to his duties with Dedicato, he is also the President and Head Deacon of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Los Angeles.
Kirsten Winter has been trained in many brain-based modalities, among them EMDR, Brainspotting, and Image Transformation Therapy. These modalities help and support individuals in their healing from trauma, depression and anxiety. She is a very compassionate therapist and works closely with Dedicato clients to support them in their healing recovery. Her core strength is in her almost magic ability to help clients identify old wounds, notice patterns in their lives and begin the work on healing. Kirsten acknowledges that trauma that has been repressed with no conscience memory, is stored in the body and can lead to other challenges. Through the modalities she utilizes she can even help release these traumas from the nervous system and focus on healing. Her work is central to our integrative model of Mind, Body, Spirit, releasing the self from limiting beliefs.
Lilly Marshall was born and raised in the city of Pasadena, California. Lilly knows firsthand the negative ramifications of substance abuse because she grew up the child of an alcoholic father and then watched her husband struggle for many years with an addiction before he got clean and sober. After growing up witnessing and dealing with an alcoholic parent and then watching her husband suffer from addiction Lilly decided that she wanted to work in the field of addictions treatment in a supportive role.
In her efforts to grow and develop Lilly went back to school to Northwest College to earn a Certificate in Medical Insurance Billing, and to the University of Phoenix to earn both her Associate and Bachelors Degree’s in Health Care Administration.
Currently Lilly is the Corporate Secretary and Administrator for Dedicato Treatment Center, handling and coordinating all the administrative and secretarial functions.
Substance Use Disorder Certified Counselor
Jeffrey was born and raised in the Southern California area. Jeffrey is an avid football fan and enjoys spending time with his children and family. In 2004 Jeffrey suffered severe injuries in an automobile accident which subsequently led him to being prescribed pain medication to deal with the pain from the injuries.
As a result of taking main medications, Jeffrey developed an opiate addiction which placed him on a troubled path. Jeffrey experienced many years of addiction replacing one substance for another attempting to self-medicate. In 2017 after so many of the negative consequences from his addiction, especially almost losing his wife and children, Jeffery surrendered to the recovery process.
Jeffrey’s freedom from addiction and continued work in the 12-step process has given him a passion for helping others who suffer from addiction. Thanks to his growth and development here at Dedicato Treatment Center, Jeffrey has continued his education and is studying psychology.
Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor
Certified Addictions Specialist
After many years of struggling with her own addiction Sheila overcame her addiction and rebuilt her life. As a result of those changes Sheila decided to pursue the necessary education requirements to become certified as an addiction professional under CCAPP, so that she could be better equipped to help others overcome their addictions and rebuild their lives.
In addition, Sheila pursued her education to become an AFPA Certified Yoga Instructor so that she could use other specialized approaches to help people. Sheila shares her yoga practice and her love of the outdoors with clients as a way to connect with their own spirituality and to find their personal center. By including physical exercise and fresh air into her work with clients she is able to help them build structure, discipline and fun into their daily routine. Her goal and her passion are to help clients discover and reach for their personal “best”. Setting goals and celebrating our client’s personal achievements is a core component of her philosophy and a cornerstone of the Dedicato mission.
Case Management and Clinical Support Services
Kalen has been working at Dedicato Treatment Center since 2016. Kalen’s interest and passion to help people who suffer from addiction and human development struggles, came after hearing and reading his father’s traumatic story of addiction, abuse, homelessness, and how he overcame his struggles. In addition, Kalen witnessed a close family member struggle with addiction and mental health issues.
Kalen’s is a State of California, Rio Hondo League, and San Gabriel Valley, High School Track and Field Champion (100, 200, and 400 meter run and the 100- and 400-meter relays). Kalen was also a Basketball All-Star and helped his high school team make the playoffs and compete for a state div 4 championships for three straight years. In addition to his high school athletic career Kalen participated in college Track and Field winning many races in the 200 and 400 meters, and 4x 400-meter relays. His outstanding high school and collegiate sports career have given him a strong work ethic and team work approach.
Kalen earned two Associate Degrees in Psychology and Social and Behavioral Science from Pasadena Community College, and his Bachelor of Psychology Degree from California State University-Fullerton.
Registered Alcohol Drug Technician
With 7 years sobriety and a passion for living a clean and healthy life, Yesenia embodies what it means to live a life in recovery. Constantly pursuing new certifications and trainings available for connecting on a deeper level with the clients she meets every day, Yesenia serves as a mentor and coach.
Yesenia not only works full time as a support technician, but she is also a regular volunteer at the Union Rescue in Los Angeles’ Skid Row neighborhood. She also works with HIV patients doing intervention and screening for substance abuse red flags. Yesenia does not shy away from community outreach and working with the most vulnerable populations. She is dedicated to helping our Dedicato clients find their path to recovery by sharing her story.
Chef and Food Services Manager
Melanie is phenomenal chef who puts caring, love and compassion into the foods she prepares. She also strives to help her clients build a healthy relationship with their body, taking stock of what they put into it and how they feel as a result. Food is love, food is nutrition, and food is medicine. Melanie works with each client while they are in our care to build healthy meal preparation into their daily routine. Taking stock in what we put into our bodies helps to keep us mindful of the relationship between our health and our ability to impact it.
The nutrition program at Dedicato is not just about how great the food tastes (and it does!), it is the foundation of how we remind our clients to love and care for themselves. We are blessed and lucky to have a chef who has such a whole body and mind holistic approach to building nutrition roadmaps.
Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician
Stephen was born and raised in Southern California in the town of San Gabriel. He loves music and concerts; he loves to hike, and he loves the outdoors.
As a troubled youth Stephen started experimenting with drugs and alcohol which lead him to 28 years of addiction. His addiction leads him down a troubled path, replacing one substance for another, attempting to self-medicate. In 2019 after so many of the negative consequences from his addiction, especially the loss of contact with his family and the loss of contact with his true friends, Stephen surrendered to the recovery process.
Stephen’s freedom from addiction and continued work in the 12-step process has given him a passion for helping others who suffer from addiction. He is studying at Mt. Sac college, addiction counseling and hopes to one day become a Drug and Alcohol counselor.
In addition to our core clinical and administrative staff, Dedicato Treatment Center is dedicated to providing some of the best treatment options available. In addition to the “core” staff highlighted above, we also employ and utilize a number of Licensed and Certified Independent Clinicians for group facilitation and individual counseling.
Dedicato Treatment Center is dedicated to caring, and seriously committed to providing treatment that will enhance our patient’s ability to achieve optimal mental health and recovery from chemical dependency.