Jason Swilling, BS, MDiv
Jason Swilling dedication to client care stems from recovery as a focal point since he first became sober at 18 years old. Jason obtained a B.S. in Psychology and M.Div. with a concentration in Recovery Ministry. He has worked as a Chaplain in hospitals, Counselor, Tutor, and Pastor, yet it is my passion for recovery that has fulfilled his vocational experience.
Jason finds joy in watching another individual move from struggling with addiction to making a connection with a Higher Power of their understanding as the cornerstone for their recovery, staying sober and finding that a new life and purpose is possible.
Jason enjoys successful relationships with his wife of 12 years, 3 little boys, his relationship with a Higher Power and a community that supports him in recovery.
Assistant Clinical Director
Anetia Isbell is a mother of 8 children who earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology and Counseling from Wayne State University. Ms. Isbell worked for 7 ½ years at a substance abuse treatment center in Michigan, cofounded by Bill W. the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous. She has also done extensive therapeutic work with people who have has severe and persistent mental illness.
Anetia is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Anetia believes that education and learning is a lifelong proposition. “When I am 80, I still want to be learning and sharing the things I have learned with others.”
Jessica Madrigal, LVN
Jessica Madrigal moved from central California to the Los Angeles area to pursue a career in nursing. She graduated from St. Francis Career College and has been a state certified Licensed Vocational Nurse since 2012. She first started her career as a pediatric home health nurse. In November 2016, she became the lead nurse at Alcohol and Substance Program. She is currently furthering her education to become a Registered Nurse. Her great passion is to provide excellent individual care and help those who have been through traumatic/stressful situations.
Recovery Support Team
Lead Recovery Technician
Derrick McGowan is a valued employee with ASAP for nearly three years. He is currently working toward his AA/AS degree in Psychology, which he aspires to obtain early next year. Derrick’ recovery life experience and extensive knowledge of the 12 steps and traditions of 12 step programs and provides him the grace to extended that wisdom to our clients to offer a freedom most addicts never even dream is possible.
Robert Mateer has been working with ASAP as a recovery technician. He has studied Business Studies at Ole Miss University in Oxford, MS. Robert’s ability to overcome challenges in his own life has lead him to take the next step is to further his education in this field. For now, his goals include sharing his knowledge and his experience, strength, and hope with struggling addicts, in hope that they find recovery.
Nathan P. Wilson, RADT-I
Nathan is an overnight residential technician. He is currently registered with CCAPP as an alcohol and drug technician having recently finished an internship at Impact Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Pasadena. He is enrolled at Los Angeles City College in the Addiction Studies Program. Nathan plans to be fully certified by mid 2018 and plans to continue his education at Cal State Los Angeles with a goal at obtaining his Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology.
Christine Carroll is an Overnight Residential Technician. Christine has recently completed the Residential Aide Program at Impact Drug and Alcohol Treatment Center. Christine is registered as an Alcohol and Drug Technician with CCAPP. She is currently pursuing the goal of becoming a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Christine has personal experience overcoming addiction. Christine is driven to help others learn to overcome addiction and find a new way to live free of drugs and alcohol with given tools to thrive in the world.