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About Dr. Howard Samuels

I won’t begin by telling you I have all the answers. Or that I can cure you. I can’t tell you exactly how you might change, or when. That’s the thing about treatment. It’s different for everyone. What I can tell you is that I have struggled. I have failed and succeeded. I have navigated through the unpredictability of mental health issues and substance abuse/addiction both as a patient and a therapist. Through my years of experience I have developed the tools to help not only myself but others, as well as an incredible network of mental health professionals that I can refer to should I simply not be the right fit for you.

I began my practice as a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) over 20 years ago, and received my Doctorate in Psychology (PsyD) in 1998. In the 1990’s I worked as Clinical Director of Promises, before founding The Hills Treatment Center in 2010. I also serve on the Board of Directors for a non-profit facility called Friendly House, the nations oldest women’s substance abuse treatment center. But I began my personal journey in recovery much earlier.

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Read the latest articles by Dr. Howard Samuels:

Why We Need Better Mental Health Care

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Why We Need Better Mental Health Care Dr. Howard Samuels participated in an article on in which a new study is cited linking missed doctor's appointments to higher death…

Prescription Medication in Sobriety

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Prescription Medication in Sobriety Many recovering alcoholics have chemical imbalances and need to take medication in sobriety. Generally I recommend that an alcoholic be sober for 90 days before an…

3rd Annual Dream Awards

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Third Annual Dream Awards Inspiration Award I just wanted to say thank you to Hollywood Arts for the opportunity to be a part of such an amazing organization. If you…

Dr. Howard Samuels really helped me alot through some tough situations. I just wanted to express my gratitude for having the opportunity to share my life with him.

Jimmy Z

Greetings to Howard and The Hills Treatment Center. The staff was awesome and the groups were an amazing experience. I would definitely recommend The Hills to anyone suffering from addiction and/or alcoholism.

Forever Grateful

I totally miss all of you. I've gotta come back to California and say hello to everyone. Thank you for giving me such a remarkable life again. My family is also very appreciative.. Love you guys.

Sandra P


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