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Covenant Hills’ women’s treatment center is a dual diagnosis treatment center for women only. Here we specialize in helping women who suffer from drug addiction and/or alcoholism, while also addressing any emotional or psychiatric issues that may be contributing to the addiction problem. We believe that this can only be done properly in a gender specific environment with an experienced and understanding staff of women who both understand and relate to the issues that each of our female clients present. We also believe that treatment must remain as individualized as possible. Therefore we only treat a maximum of 14 women at a time. We believe that this gives us the best possible environment to induce recovery from the insidious disease of addiction. Please take a moment to meet our staff.

Professional Staff

EILEEN AUSTIN, LAADC-CA
EILEEN AUSTIN, LAADC-CAExecutive Director
Eileen has been a member of the treatment team since 2005. Before joining us, Eileen had 20+ years of experience in the healthcare industry. Following her graduation from Armstrong State College, she settled into the technology side of the healthcare industry. Eileen’s prior experience has been crucial in helping our treatment operations maintain the highest accreditation available from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Eileen has one son and she is very proud of him. She is also cherishes her own recovery and remains active helping others receive the many blessings in recovery that she has enjoyed.
RIGO BRUECK, PHD, LMFT
RIGO BRUECK, PHD, LMFTClinical Director/ Therapist
Dr. Brueck is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. He received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Freiburg in Germany. He spent many years researching and treating addictions involving substances and behaviors (gambling, internet, shopping, etc.). He has extensive experience working with depression, anxiety, impulse control, anger, post-traumatic stress disorder and relationship issues. Dr. Brueck is certified in a wide variety of empirically validated treatment techniques, such as Motivational Interviewing (MI), Community Reinforcement Approach (CRA), Community Reinforcement Approach and Family Training (CRAFT), Combined Behavioral Intervention (CBI), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Level 1, and Psychodynamic Imaginative Trauma Therapy (PITT). He is a certified trainer and supervisor for Motivational Interviewing (MI) and the Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP). He has been a committed Christian with strong involvement in various aspects of ministry for over 30 years, and has been a member of the counseling staff at North Coast Church in Vista, California since 2009.
DENNA NELSON, CATC
DENNA NELSON, CATCProgram Director
A graduate from the Breining Institute, Denna came to us in 2010, but she started her journey long before that. “My journey to recovery started on September 5, 2000.” Following her graduation from Breining, she began working in the drug and alcohol treatment industry. Passing on to clients the feeling of hope she had acquired from her years in recovery, Denna continues to change lives of our clients, and we are blessed to have her.
WENDY DAVIS, CATC-III
WENDY DAVIS, CATC-IIIIOP Program Manager
During her 5 years at Covenant Hills, Wendy has held several positions. Recently promoted, Wendy serves as our IOP Program Manager. In her current role, Wendy manages the Night Time IOP Program and our Transitional Programs in California. Prior to joining Pacific Hills, Wendy worked in the hospitality industry where she held various roles in management and operations. Wendy recently earned her CATC-III certificate. Wendy’s experience and education makes her a valuable addition to the Covenant Hills team.
LAURA CAMPANA, MFTI, RASI, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CERTIFIED
LAURA CAMPANA, MFTI, RASI, DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CERTIFIEDTherapist
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REBECCA F KRAMER, CATCI
REBECCA F KRAMER, CATCICase Manager
Rebecca comes to us with many years of experience in the Accounting/Human Resources field. During her own recovery from an addiction to pain killers, she developed the desire to work with and be able to give back to those still struggling. Rebecca is also an alumnus of Covenant Hills and has a special place in her heart for our company and the men and women who come to us broken and hopeless. She is very excited and deeply grateful for the opportunity to join our team.
SARAH BOTH, CATCI
SARAH BOTH, CATCICase Manager
Sarah came to our company in 2012 with a background of working with at-risk youth in the AVID program. After her successful graduation from the Orange County Rescue Mission, Sarah felt in her heart the calling to work with an even more specific population. In addition to her BA, Sarah went back to school and earned her CAT-C in order to work more closely with those affected by addiction. Having started as a house manager Sarah is very excited to learn additional facets of the company and is eager to continue to grow with each new role.
BRUCE STEWART
BRUCE STEWARTTransportation Supervisor
Bruce was one of the early clients to graduate from Pacific Hills and has been an invaluable employee of the Company over the last 20 years. As Transportation Coordinator, Bruce oversees the transportation of all of our Pacific Hills clients.Bruce prides himself his ability to connect with clients when they arrive at the airports, often confused and scared, and in never, ever failing to deliver our a client to our doorstep safely.