About The Discovery House

Meet The Discovery House Team

The Discovery House is ranked among the best drug and alcohol treatment centers in the country. Our drug alcohol treatment center staff is composed of certified professionals who are dedicated to the successful long-term recovery of each client. We have on staff certified counselors and an administration team to help you every step of the way.

This group of caring and compassionate individuals is committed to providing the most effective treatment for each resident. Each professional collaborates with the others to provide top quality care at our long-term treatment centers for addiction. Our addiction treatment services  team brings years of experience to the program in order to help residents achieve lifelong sobriety.

What sets The Discovery House apart is the attitude of our staff and the experiences that each one brings to the program. We use an eclectic approach to treatment, combining different, proven techniques that are facilitated by our caring staff members.

Management Team:

Tom Whiting

Tom Whiting


Tom Whiting has been involved in the addiction recovery field for over 25 years. From working on his own recovery to owning a sober living home and being the chair of the San Fernando Valley Sober Living Coalition; Tom has been relentless in his pursuit to improve the lives of those struggling from the disease of drug and alcohol addiction. Due to his successful career in home construction and his keen insight into the shortcomings of other treatment programs, Tom has been able to build The Discovery House from the ground up to meet all the needs of addiction treatment. As Executive Director, he works tirelessly to ensure that The Discovery House maintains the highest level of care.


McKay Whiting


McKay Whiting oversees the Admissions and Intake Department, processing all admission calls and providing necessary information pertaining to services, program and treatment. McKay brings years of both personal and professional experience working in addiction and recovery. She has tremendous passion and enthusiasm for facilitating residents and their families in making the life-altering changes necessary to begin the process of recovery. Often times the first point of contact at The Discovery House, McKay is highly skilled at immediate crisis intervention and always brings compassion and understanding to individuals and family members.

Michelle Beard

Michelle Beard, MA, CATC

Assistant Director Program Services

Michelle has networked in the social services field for over 10 years. Having completed her Bachelor’s Degree from UC Davis in Psychology and Communications; Michelle continued to develop her skill set completing a Master’s Degree at California State University Dominguez Hills focusing on Marriage and Family Therapy. Michelle demonstrated her ability to improve the quality of life for the underserved population from working to assist in the housing of homeless veterans and families on Skid Row in Los Angeles; to implementing ideas and initiatives to assist in tackling barriers encountered by individuals with mental health and substance abuse throughout the inner cities. Michelle has a genuine passion to assist those who are struggling with the disease of addiction, and believes that everyone deserves a chance to be a better version of themselves.

Olivia Bernal

Olivia Bernal, CADC-II

Senior Clinical Director

Olivia has been working in the chemical dependency counseling field for almost a decade. “I pursued this career to help those individuals suffering from a seemingly hopeless affliction to a new way life. I continue to have passion for this field as I can see men and women grasp their own journey in recovery and begin to reunite with their families”


Joy Crownover

Director of Operations
Joy has a great passion for working in the field of drug and alcohol addiction treatment. She greatly benefited from her time as an intake counselor at the Salvation Army where she was on the front lines helping the most destitute. Joy is the backbone of The Discovery House luxury rehab facilities, making sure everything runs smoothly. “At The Discovery House, the amount of one on one care is so beneficial to the struggling addict.”






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