Our Team

Mike Bayer

Founder & CEO

Mike Bayer is a two-time New York Times best selling author, TV personality and personal development coach whose mission is to help people achieve sound mental health in order to become their best selves. Mike spent the earlier years of his career as a drug and alcohol counselor (CADC-II) and board registered interventionist (BRI-II). In 2005 Mike founded CAST Centers – a leading dual-diagnosis treatment center located in Los Angeles, California. He has a highly reputable track record helping A-List celebrities heal and recover.

“If we are connected with our Best Self when making any given decision, we are infinitely more likely to make a decision that will lead us toward a better life rather than away from it.”


Mike has worked in the field in a variety of capacities including team-building within corporations, keynote speaking for numerous events and fortune 100 companies, as well as providing creative workshops. He also has his own podcast, Always Evolving With Coach Mike Bayer, sits on Dr. Phil’s advisory board, contribute articles to VeryWellMind, and makes regular appearances on programs such as Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and Dr.Oz.

Mike Bayer is a personal development coach who has changed the lives of individuals and families by empowering them to break free of destructive patterns and cycles.  With the belief that we all have the answers and power to change within ourselves, Mike guides his clients with a blend of exploration and problem-solving strategies, thereby challenging and encouraging them to live the lives they desire.

Clinical Staff

Samson Motavassel

Program Director (ASW)

Sarah Leitz

Clinical Manager (LMFT)

Jackie O’Brien

Therapist, Lifestyle Coach (AMFT, CADC-III)

Patrick O’Neil

Manager of Next Step Program (CADC-I, MFA)

Amanda Ebersberger

Therapist (AMFT, APCC)

Dr. William D. Stanley

Medical Director (M.D.)

Cecelia Mylett

Clinical Consultant (PSYD, LCSW)

Jorge E. Rodriguez

Medical Consultant (M.D.)

Administrative Staff

Robert Lien

Director of Admissions & Aftercare (MHA)

Blake Song

Research Coordinator

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