Dr. Rick McGuckin holds a Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D) and is a Board-Certified Marriage and Family Therapist who has been in private practice since 1985.
For the past 32 years, Dr. McGuckin has successfully counseled adults and adolescents and has helped them put their lives back in balance.
Dr. McGuckin has specialized in working with men and women who struggle with the following:
His desire to work with individuals in substance abuse treatment facilities comes from firsthand experience of how and when the disease started, as well as the toll the disease can have on a family.
Often, people who suffer from addiction have a secondary diagnosis, such as depression, anxiety, or bi-polar disorder. In these cases, Dr. Rick works closely with psychiatry to stabilize the client’s mood and clear their thinking.
As the Clinical Director of Fresh Start of California, Dr. McGuckin carries a belief system that is founded on identification, support, and the education that individuals are able to turn their lives around and begin a new path.
Lindsey Centanni has been working in the addiction rehab industry since 2013 and has a deep passion to help those suffering from addiction. She takes great pride in her work and especially enjoys helping others discover their purpose in life.
Having had her own battle with addiction allows her to bring love, compassion, and empathy to her career and the clients she works with on a daily basis. As a result, many of our clients comfortably confide in Lindsey as they face both struggles and achievements during recovery.
In addition, Lindsey loves working on the business side. She diligently works with insurance companies to fight for the care that each patient deserves.
Lindsey is backed by years of experience and has extensive background in many areas of the treatment industry, including:
With this knowledge, Lindsey ensures Fresh Start of California maintains the highest ethical program standards.
For more than two years, Kaylie Crane has served as a sober technician for Fresh Start of California’s Orange County addiction treatment team and has experience managing a sober living home. Her creative, positive, and humorous personality give her the ability to awake joy in clients. In doing so, she is able to show clients that sobriety is beautiful and does not have to be miserable. Currently, she is pursuing certifications to become a drug and alcohol counselor.
For most of her life, Kaylie struggled with addiction. She suffered the loss of both parents due to addiction. By the tender age of 13 years old, she herself was addicted to prescription painkillers and soon moved on to smoking meth and shooting up heroin by the age of 20 years old. This addiction continued for 5 years until Kaylie finally decided it was time for a fresh start.
She recalls the diligence and empathy of her counselors and therapists as she moved through detox and residential treatment. These memories now serve as her motivation to help people find recovery. When asked about her favorite part of working in the field of addiction treatment, Kaylie stated, “Seeing the light come on in others is the most beautiful thing in the world to me.”
Julia Spiros joined our addiction treatment team at Fresh Start of California in October 2019. Her compassion, understanding attitude, and her extensive medical background make her an asset to our facility.
From the ages of 13 though 26, Julia suffered from polysubstance use disorder, which is a psychological addiction to living in an intoxicated state without preference for any particular substance. As of now, Julia has achieved more than 7 years in sobriety.
Using her experiences, in combination with her strength and deep-rooted hope, she is able to impact the lives of clients by inspiring them to change their lives for the better. She hopes to make a lasting impact on the clients that move through and become family members of Fresh Start of California.
Since August 2017, Andrew Milligan has served as a medical assistance and detox technician for Fresh Start of California’s addiction treatment team. His bright sense of humor, his ability to set healthy boundaries, and his bold presence help clients realize that sobriety is fun but requires diligent perseverance.
Andrew struggled with addiction for more than 10 years. This personal experience, though dark and treacherous, gives him the ability to relate to clients on a personal level. As a result, his goal is to help others achieve sobriety while pursuing a higher education.
When Andrew was asked what he liked most about his position at Fresh Start of California, Andrew responded, “The best part is seeing the light switch on in someone’s head. Clients that come in and want nothing to do with sobriety and leave with the wiliness to do the work— that is beautiful to me. I attribute everything good in my life to my sobriety and it is a blessing to be a part of other people’s journeys.”