145 Tamal Road, Forest Knolls, California, 94933
At Serenity Knolls, we treat addiction for both alcohol and drugs. Dual diagnosis – depression, anxiety and other psychiatric disorders – which may lead to relapse and threaten long-term sobriety are addressed. We work with our clients as they begin their journey to a new and fulfilling sober life.
- Personalized Treatment
- Family Support Meetings
Weekend Family ProgramChemical dependency affects not only the person addicted, but it impacts the lives of everyone close to the substance abuser. The Family Program at Serenity Knolls was created for spouses, friends, adult and adolescent children, or for anyone involved with the recovering person. This program takes place every weekend to assist both the person in recovery and their family and friends adjust to a new way of living. A variety of educational and group participation sessions are held every Saturday.
Meet the Staff
- Sierra PoppeTherapistSierra Poppe, LMFT, attended the University of California at Santa Barbara receiving her B.A. in Psychology, followed by her Masters in Counseling Psychology from Dominican University, while working part time at Serenity Knolls. Sierra also has 3 years experience working in elementary and high schools as a school mental health counselor. Her focus at Serenity Knolls is to work with individuals and their families, while emphasizing on the experience of the children in the family, to develop understanding of addiction and to promote communication. Sierra shares her personal experience as an adult child of alcoholics to empathically join with children and families of all ages.
- Mike NeustadtFounderMike Neustadt was born in Chicago. At age 21 he was the youngest person ever given membership to the commodities exchange. However, he lost this opportunity due to his drinking. His love of sports and his leadership capabilities allowed him a career as a college level basketball coach in the Midwest. He was highly successful coaching, but alcohol took this from him as well. He entered treatment in 1983 with 35 cents in his pocket. Mike and his wife Louise opened Serenity Knolls in May of 1990 with the sole purpose of helping other alcoholics and addicts achieve sobriety.