Christian Peacox graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 1993 with his BS in Business Administration and an emphasis in Finance.

He began his career as a corporate financial analyst and became a finance manager at a major software company in Silicon Valley.  After 10 years of corporate experience in the hi-tech industry, he started his own successful internet company in 2003 growing this into a thriving, multi-million dollar business today.

He now enjoys helping other alcoholics and addicts achieve sobriety and has over 10 years sobriety himself.  As a successful entrepreneur, starting Restore has been a personal passion and represents an opportunity to continue make a difference in other people’s lives.

Steven T. Ginsburg has three decades of service in the Vacation Ownership Industry. Stevens father founded and developed Shell Vacations Club which was acquired in 2012 with Steven and his siblings as active employees and principal owners. Steven also has a heart for the Lord and recovery. These factors were the driving force behind his desire to develop and open Restore Detox.  Steven was granted the gift of sobriety at the age of nineteen. After twelve years clean and sober  he suffered a relapse. He was blessed through the Lords grace and mercy to find sobriety again and on November 12th 2016  celebrated his twelfth sober anniversary. Restore is a true labor of love for he and his family comprised of his remarkable  wife Nicole and their two blessings  son Brayden Isaiah and daughter Marlia Grace.

Megan Lewis

Dr. Megan Lewis, Clinical Psychologist, is delighted to represent Restore Detox Centers, LLC as the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Clinical Director for the facility. Dr. Lewis brings to RDC a breadth of knowledge and over 17 years of experience in the field of clinical psychology. Dr. Lewis received her Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Psychology from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). She then continued her graduate work in San Diego and received her Master of Arts (MA) in Psychology and her Doctorate of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology.

In addition to her fourteen years of experience in private practice, she has worked as an Adjunct Professor, a consulting psychologist at an inpatient psychiatric hospital, a federal contractor for the Department of Homeland Security, and a clinical director at an outpatient substance abuse program. She has also consulted at numerous residential treatment facilities for substance abuse. In her private practice in Carlsbad Village, she specializes in mood and anxiety disorders, eating disorders, substance abuse and dual diagnosis. California License # PSY 18875

Dr. Clark

After medical school at the University of Arizona, Dr. Smith completed an Internal Medicine internship and worked as an emergency medicine physician and medical director for several methadone clinics, while completing specialty training in Psychiatry at UC San Diego.  He was Chief Resident at UCSD Medical Center, Chief of Staff at Mesa Vista Hospital, and then founding Medical Director of the Sharp McDonald Center/Vista Pacifica Chemical Dependency Recovery Hospital, from 1989 to 2012.  He has board certification in Addiction and Forensic Psychiatry, and also in Pain Medicine.  He was the past president of the San Diego Psychiatric Society, the San Diego Psych-Law Society, and is now on the California Psychiatric Association Judicial Action Committee.

Dr. Smith is a recognized expert in Addiction Psychiatry and the evaluation and treatment of physicians, nurses, law enforcement officers and attorneys. He has worked extensively with the courts, professional licensing boards and the media to provide accurate information regarding chemical dependency and psychiatric diagnosis, treatment, and recovery while dispelling damaging and stigmatizing stereotypes.  He has a clinical psychiatric practice in San Diego and is Medical Director of both RecoveryWorks outpatient recovery program in Mira Mesa/ Scripps Ranch, and the Restore Detox Centers in Poway, California.


Kelly E. Warkentin, MHA, CADC-II:  Kelly has worked in the substance dependence treatment field since attaining her Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration in 2013. She has worked in all levels of care as a program manager and certified substance abuse counselor.  Kelly brings a diverse background of experience to the team having worked in holistic, gender specific, low income and private pay only facilities.  She has specialized training in addiction free pain management and SMART recovery.  Prior to working in the addiction treatment field, Kelly served as an officer in the Marine Corps and then as a stay at home mom.  In her free time, Kelly enjoys camping, hiking and exploring new areas with her family.


Cynthia joins Restore as a psychotherapist, having earned her Master Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the California School of Professional Psychology in 2006. For the past two years, she has been working with those detoxing from opiates, alcohol and other substances in a variety of settings. She has an affinity for people faced with this challenge and finds their courage and strength inspiring. Cynthia has a Private Practice in Ramona, where she treats individuals and families managing anxiety, depression, anger issues, grief, and loss. Alongside her practice, she has served as a Clinical Supervisor for First Avenue Counseling Center, supervising practicum students as they earn their Master Degrees. She earned her own licensure interning at Vista Hill treating at-risk youth and their families through the Ramona School District. California LMFT #48861

Diana Edds holds a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy and is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) in good standing with the California Board of Behavioral Sciences, a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner (Intermediate Year), and an Enneagram Institute® certification student who specializes in working with individuals, couples, and families who have been impacted by addiction and/or trauma. She has facilitated experiential groups for teens, adults, and families focusing on addiction recovery, recognizing and healing from trauma, nonviolent communication, boundaries, individual/family development, spirituality, parenting, emotional intelligence, and sexuality. In addition, she has facilitated psychodrama and experiential therapy groups for adults in inpatient and outpatient substance abuse treatment centers.  Diana currently works in private practice, facilitates a family weekend program, and leads therapy groups in an outpatient clinical setting.

Diana has worked with Phoenix House in Carlsbad, CA serving teenagers and their families as an individual/family therapist and group facilitator, and most recently, was the Lead Therapist and Clinical Director for a residential treatment facility in San Elijo Hills, CA. For over a decade she volunteered with teens and adults as a speaker, teacher, mentor, and group leader dealing with issues ranging from childhood trauma, spirituality, family dynamics, conflict strategies, generational poverty, and healthy coping skills. Additionally, she volunteered at a local clinic in El Cajon, CA as a non-professional counselor and advocate for women experiencing stress and/or trauma from life situations related to miscarriage, pregnancy options, abuse, and parenting.

Diana’s therapy lens focuses on strengths and resilience while using experiential therapy and somatic experiencing to bring about the desired change.

Christian Hodges has been working in the mental health field for the past 14 years. He received his B.S. degree from Humboldt State University in Sociology with a minor in Criminal Justice in 2005. After receiving his master’s degree in Marriage and Family therapy in 2014 he has focused his treatment areas on acute mental health issues and substance use disorders.  Christian has been counseling individuals over the past 14 years in various clinical settings.  Christian has worked with incarcerated populations, in facilities for those experiencing an acute mental health crisis, and in long-term recovery programs. Christian considers himself a holistic health practitioner specializing in Motivational Interviewing, Solution Focused therapy, and the Transtheoretical Model. His primary focus while working at Restore Detox Centers is meeting each individual where they are at in their recovery journey and supporting them in gaining insight and awareness so that they may create space for change.

Justin Stewart was born and raised in Southern California and found his passion for helping those struggling with addiction by using science, technology and evidenced based tools. He graduated from Sober College School of Addiction Studies and has been working in the field ever since. He is the Assistant Intake Coordinator/Discharge Coordinator as well as an Assistant Case Manager for Restore Detox Centers, where he works to increase intrinsic motivation, promote self-efficacy, and educate clients on the many avenues of recovery that are available to them. He is a well-rounded clinician in using evidence based practices including Motivational Interviewing, Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. He is currently pursuing the highest credential in the state and aspires to open a private practice in the future.

Kimberly Ferris has called San Diego, CA her home her entire life. She has been working as a professional in the mental health field since 2007 in a variety of specialized areas. She received her BA in Human Development with an emphasis in Counseling from California State University, San Marcos. She then went on to achieve her Master’s Degree in the Art of Teaching with an emphasis in Applied Behavioral Analysis from National University. She began her professional career working in a residential treatment center for eating disorders. She then became an Advanced Behavioral Interventionist working with children on the autism spectrum. She also was a co-owner of an in-home geriatric care agency specializing in dementia care. Most recently she discovered her true personal passion and focused her education in the areas of drug/alcohol addiction and intimate partner violence. She completed the California State-approved Crisis Intervention Training covering intimate partner violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. She is experienced in the field of intimate partner violence and understands the many different intricate aspects of domestic violence. Kimberly then graduated from Sober College School of Addiction Studies and has been growing and working in the field of addiction ever since.  She is currently an Assistant Case Manager at Restore Detox Centers in Poway. She believes in integrative therapy and is trained in multiple therapy modalities including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Reality Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy and Applied Behavioral Analysis. Kimberly’s greatest joy in life is watching someone let go of fear and become their true authentic self. She enjoys providing her clients with scientifically-proven tools to help them create the quality of life they have always dreamt of living.