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Covenant Hills’ men’s treatment center is a dual diagnosis treatment center for men only. Here we specialize in helping men 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 who both understand and relate to the issues that each of our male clients present. We also believe that treatment must remain as individualized as possible. Therefore we only treat a maximum of 24 men 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-California Clinical Operations
Eileen has been a member of our 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 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.
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.
ED VOLK, MA, LMFTTherapist
Ed is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.
MATT SASSO, CCAPPCase Manager
Matt is great guy that does amazing work with the men in our program.
BOB SEARS, ADCA, ORDAINED MINISTER
BOB SEARS, ADCA, ORDAINED MINISTERCADCA, Ordained Minister
Bob has over 12 years of experience in the treatment industry. Bob has served as Associate Pastor at two Evangelical Free Churches in California. A university graduate with a Master’s degree in Divinity, Bob has opted to carry out God’s work on a more personal level over the past two years by tending to the men of Pacific Hills.
BRUCE McMEEKIN, CCAPPCase Manager
Bruce is a case manager with Covenant Hills Treatment Center. He earned his Associates degrees in Social Behavioral Studies and Alcohol & Drug Studies in 2011. Since 2011 he has worked extensively with chemically dependent individuals from young adults through older adult populations, utilizing both individual counseling as well as in a group setting. Bruce brings many years of life experiences, knowledge and training as well as compassion and empathy needed to provide the necessary tools for progress and success.
DON BARKLEY, PASTORPastoral Counselor
Don has the heart of a pastor and strives to meet each client right where they are.
BRUCE STEWART
BRUCE STEWARTTransportation Coordinator
Bruce is the Transportation Coordinator for Pacific Hills. 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.