We believe that a family-like environment will give you the strength and hope you need to tackle your addiction, your alcoholism, or your mental health challenges in a way that will allow you to experience victory in your life. You will find that our compassionate team of experts really cares about you. Just look at our alumni program or several of our team members who have successfully completed our program and are still sober! Come on in and take your shoes off and get the rest and healing you deserve!
With the acute need for recovery from alcohol and drug dependency at an all-time high, we provide the best available care around. By coming to a physician run treatment center, you and your loved ones will get the help they need in a serene and tranquil retreat-like setting.
You wouldn’t let your loved one be treated for a heart attack by a well-meaning lay-person who had a tremendous compassion for heart disease. You would want the best cardiologist in town. Addiction and alcoholism is no different. You deserve the best. Come to LifeSync Malibu and experience the difference.
Geoffrey A. Booth, M.D. is one of the most sought after addiction medicine physicians in Malibu and the Los Angeles area. He has extensive experience in providing expert medical detoxification for the most complex clients. After earning his B.A. in psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, Dr. Booth attended New York Medical College. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA Olive View Medical Center and is Board-Certified in Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine. After residency, Dr. Booth went into private practice where he garnered a statewide and nationwide referral base for patients who suffered from difficult-to-treat diagnoses.
Dr. Booth subsequently dedicated several years to providing medical services to the poor and uninsured. During this time, Dr. Booth was the Chief Medical Officer of three large urban Federally Qualified Health Centers and oversaw dozens of physicians and licensed health care providers. His responsibilities included supervising alcohol and drug and behavioral health departments. Over the years, Dr. Booth has treated thousands of addicts and now has dedicated most of his clinical time to providing medical care and detoxification to clients who suffer from substance abuse. He is committed to helping them establish the foundations for long-term sobriety.
“It is a courageous and monumental decision to leave the drink or drug you’ve known for so long and to reach out for a chance at freedom and a new life,” says Dr. Booth. “We provide the love, hope, and professional care clients need to safely start this magical journey,” he says.
While not working, Dr. Booth has a rich personal life filled with activities surrounded by friends and family. You can often catch him running through Palisades Park or cycling along the bike path through Santa Monica. He loves his family and spends a lot of time with his son playing games and teaching him sports.
Steven E. Booth
Steven earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in economics. Like many others, Steven has seen firsthand the destruction addiction inflicts on friends and family. He also knows the amazing changes that can be made when those suffering from addiction receive the treatment they need. As a result, Steven co-founded one of Malibu’s most successful treatment centers. He has ten years of experience in running and operating residential treatment centers. Moreover, he brings a unique skill set with him. He has tremendous compassion, understanding and empathy for those in recovery and those needing help. Always one to take time to listen, he presents clear and succinct advice and help to the clients. Steve has an extremely strong work ethic and knows how to help.
While not at the office, Steve enjoys a rich personal life with his beautiful wife and children. He enjoys sports and staying active at the gym in addition to having a large and eclectic collection of music.
Steven Mohaupt, MD
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Mike Bradshaw, CADC II
Mike’s career in addiction treatment began through his own personal journey. He began working in treatment in 2009, and in 2013 he became a Certified Addictions Treatment Counselor (CATC I) through California Alcohol and Drug Educators (CAADE). Mike began working as an Addiction Counselor and is now a sought-after Program Manager. He has been instrumental in the development of Treatment programs in Los Angeles while also remaining involved in direct care. He believes that to effectively help a person struggling with addiction, they need to be guided towards a new way to live. This belief in addition to his unconditional positive regard for others is the reason he remains a trusted guide in the addiction community.
“To love and be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”
Director of Business Development and Admissions
Bio coming soon.
Taylor Crawford, RADT
Admissions and Business Development
Taylor began working in treatment a number of years ago when his personal journey led him into the field of addiction. Taylor prides himself on top notch client care and his person centered communication style allows him to meet the clients where they are at to provide excellent service. Taylor’s intuitive and curious nature allows him to build rapport with clients to help them see that there is hope and that they can be successful in their own recovery. Taylor is continuing his clinical education and plans to continue his professional growth in the treatment industry.
Zulykha Azizi, LMFT 91570
Zulykha Azizi is no stranger to the field of addiction as her personal and clinical experience helped drive her passion to study and practice in the field of Psychology. She began her studies at California State University Fullerton obtaining a BA in Psychology. In addition to her passion for education she began working with children and teens as a counselor for the Boys and Girls Club of Orange County. She was intrigued to continue expanding her knowledge in the field of psychology by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Irvine. Post-Masters Zulykha completed her practicum and internship working as a therapist for the Women’s Transitional Living Center providing individual and family therapy for victims of domestic violence, homelessness, and substance abuse. To advance her understanding about the disease of addiction she completed her coursework to obtain a Drug and Alcohol Certification. She is currently in the process of completing the highest degree in Psychology by obtaining a doctoral degree in Applied Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles.
Zulykha is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who uses an integrated approach comprised of modalities from the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Brief Psychodynamic Therapy. Therapy is a space for the personal growth of each individual, to heal their wounds from past trauma, through being sober and working a program of recovery. Lastly, Zulykha speaks Farsi fluently, is happily married with two beautiful children, and most weekends consist of spending time at the beach with her family.
Blaze Cosko, AMFT 121781
Blaze has a Master’s degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University’s marriage & family therapy program. Blaze began working with a non-profit organization that specialized in working with sexual abuse victims & perpetrators of domestic violence. Blaze has experience working with couples, families, and individuals who have struggled with mental health, trauma, substance use, addiction, and relational issues.
Paige Ellison, RADT-1
Paige got her start working in mental health at Cedar’s Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills, CA in 2010, specializing in crisis management with the Teen Line Crisis Intervention Hotline. From there, she began her studies in Psychology at California State University, Channel Islands. “After watching my family, friends, and the people I’ve loved most struggle with the helplessness of their addictions, I decided to direct my focus in recovery.” Paige uniquely connects to the clients through honesty, empathy, and compassion.
“We cannot save people, we can only love them”
– Anaïs Nin
Bio coming soon.
Matt Bradford, RADT
Rock to Recovery Group Facilitator
Matt Bradford quit playing piano in the fourth grade because he wanted to play guitar. At 16, he bought himself a guitar; playing it became his life’s passion. After high school, Matt attended the Musician’s Institute in Los Angeles. He has worked in studios and been a studio musician for major label artists with Sony and Universal. He toured nationally with artists like Grizfolk and Sam Morrow. His last band, Adorable Addicts, broke up in 2010. That’s when he hit the road as a singer/songwriter in support of his four solo albums. He was on the road until late 2018, when he realized that touring was no longer the dream. A friend suggested Rock to Recovery.
Though he had tried to get sober on his own, Matt was unable to stay clean until he went to a 12-step meeting. After two years of self-will, he heard in the meeting that he had a problem. Finally, he had the missing piece. He hasn’t taken a drink or drug since that day in 2013. Matt now loves his work because he gets to play music without taking himself too seriously. He also enjoys watching people who are struggling, open up and embrace their recovery. The feeling of connection he has in those moments is what the work is all about.
Breathwork and Yoga Nidre
Director of Facilities
Randy’s journey into the treatment field began with his own personal experience. Randy got sober in 2012 and began working with others as part of his own recovery. Randy decided that he wanted to give back what was so freely given to him. Randy began working in treatment in 2017 at a Detox in the San Fernando Valley and immediately fell in love with it. Randy enjoys working in treatment because he gets to be a cog in the machine that helps the struggling person find a new way to live. Randy’s favorite quote is “keep it simple.” Randy brings positivity and a real life outlook to the LifeSync team.
Gary has been a professional chef for over 30 years, running some of the finest restaurants around the country. A graduate of Johnson and Wales University he received an Associates and Bachelors degree in both Culinary Arts and Foodservice Management. Working for the past 10 years in treatment he has found his new passion in the foodservice industry. He brings all his experience and expertise to our team here at Lifesync Malibu. Gary was previously Senior Executive Chef at Caron Ocean Drive, The Treatment Center of the Palm Beaches as well as Sky Health Center. “Giving back everyday while making a difference to those who are still struggling has enabled me to appreciate and cherish even more this cool journey we call life.”
Ryely O’Hop, LVN
Asst. Program Director
Bio coming soon.
Sabrina Gonzalez, LVN
Sabrina earned her LVN license from High Desert Medical College. She began her nursing career in Urgent care and while gaining experience, she found an interest in substance abuse specifically because it’s a cause that hits close to home. She was able to apply her personal experience that she had of her father who suffered from Alcoholism for over 25 years and unfortunately, is now facing terminal illness due to his addiction. She is compassionate and driven to help all addicts recover and hopefully see the positives in life. Sabrina’s focus is treating all clients and their loved ones with empathy and respect.
Sasha Morris, LVN
Rob Lewis, RADT
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Uchenna Nnabue, LPT
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Gina Fetman, RADT
Gina began working in treatment as an RA in 2017. She currently holds a RAD-T certification and wants to pursue a career in social work. What she might currently lack in a ‘traditional education’ she counteracts with an abundance of personal experience of what it is like to be caught up in active addiction and to then find freedom in recovery. Her favorite part of being a tech is getting to connect with, encourage, and watch hope come back to each client she has the privilege of getting to know.
Dusty Patterson, RADT
Dusty began working at LifeSync in early 2020. With no prior experience working in treatment it was a big career change, but from the minute he put his badge on it was obvious that he fit right into the role of a technician. Dusty is compassionate, patient and motivated to help clients achieve their goals in recovery work. Dusty always shows up with a smile and a kind word. His sunny disposition and ability to connect with people is what makes him an asset to our team.
Elaine Truby, RADT
Elaine came into this field of work with a desire to give back to others what she was so freely given through her own journey of addiction and recovery. As a technician, she always speaks from the heart. She is able to convey the reality that addiction is serious and life-threatening. While on the flip side, her sense of humor is contagious and the ability to create laughter is a special gift to those around her.
“We can not become what we want by remaining what we are”
Richard Flenoir, RADT
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Mikey Yanke, RADT
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Brianna Mumford, RADT
Brianna started working in mental health in 2016. She started out working with students with disabilities, this is when she realized that helping people is what she wants to do in her career. Being able to talk to clients and being able to create relationships is what makes coming to work everyday worth it. She is currently going to school to major in psychology and further her education in the field.
“One of the deep secrets of life is that all that is really worth the doing is what we do for others”
Joshua has been working at LifeSync since March of 2021 and is a technician, primarily fixed at the detox inpatient facility. He is currently in recovery and actively working a program in NA. It is his goal to be able to help clients that come through LifeSync in any way possible by offering advice and assistance from his own personal experiences in and outside of addiction.
“The best journey answers questions that, in the beginning, you didn’t even think to ask.”
-180 Degrees South