Nicholas Britton RADT
Nic’s enthusiastic and engaging attitude combined with his experience in addiction care helps him manage each individually-tailored program with accuracy, kindness, and finesse. He is responsible for gathering feedback from our clients to make sure we don’t stop at simply “meeting expectations”. We continuously research and implement improvements our programs and ourselves.
Profound Treatment is committed to conducting the utmost high caliber business while providing health services that exceed government requirements.
Nic makes sure that our clients’ safety, privacy, dignity, and wellness are foremost and that staff and facility excellence is evident across all day-to-day operations and interactions.
“We have a strong community that is connected through understanding each individual person. We have an open-door policy at our office, so we truly get to know everyone on a personal level.” – Nic Britton
Nic majored in Psychology at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas. He is currently completing his coursework in Business Administration at Santa Monica College.
Dr. Abe Malkin MD
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Abe Malkin serves as the Medical Director at Profound Treatment. Dr. Malkin is board certified in Family Medicine and an active member of the American Board of Family Medicine. After earning his medical degree from Tuft’s University, he returned to Los Angeles to complete his residency at Kaiser Permanente.
We are extremely proud of Dr. Malkin’s accomplishments and contributions to the science and treatment of addiction. His advancements positively impact medical practices and the science of behavioral health at local, national, and global levels. He is an active member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. We support the advancement of addiction therapy beyond the walls of Profound Treatment, we willingly share Dr. Malkin’s leadership and hands-on expertise with other treatment centers in our community.
Dr. Malkin is the Founder and Medical Director of Concierge MD LA, a full-service concierge medical practice in Los Angeles, as well as Drip Hydration, an in-home IV treatment provider (available regionally in the U.S).
Dr. Malkin earned a combined MD/MBA degree from a joint program at Tufts University School of Medicine and Brandies University Heller School of Business. Dr. Malkin completed his Family Medicine Residency training at Kaiser Permanente.
Dr. Meredith Sagan
Dr. Meredith Sagan is the founder of the MindAlign Institute. She is a UCLA Semel
Institute-trained holistic psychiatrist with a specialization in the treatment of trauma and
addiction through mind-body integration. She has worked with children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of contexts, including the foster care system, inpatient and outpatient behavioral health, juvenile hall, correctional facilities, and elite residential treatment
Dr. Sagan has been heavily involved in personal growth since her first trip to India in 1992, where she conducted research on yoga therapy in the treatment for anxiety and
established her expertise in stress reduction and life skills education.
Since then, she has integrated East-West techniques and wisdom to teach the public mind-body integration and life skills for self-regulation and stress management.
Fred Bass RADT
Admissions And Outreach Director
Our clients’ relationships with Profound Treatment often begin by having their initial conversations with Fred, one of our Admissions & Outreach Director. Fred is devoted to helping others achieve sobriety, as he did several years ago, and continues to do today. It is his life’s passion help others reach their fullest and happiest potential in their lives. Fred truly embraces his path and purpose; his willingness to give fully of himself naturally inspires and encourages our clients. We give Fred our full trust as one of our clients’ “first connections” with those who are considering teaming with us to heal, learn, and become healthy.
Fred brings over five years of dedicated service within L.A.’s medical addiction community, serving as Program Director, Director of Admissions and Outreach, Lead Case Manager, Alumni Coordinator, and Clinical Technician for other reputable facilities prior to his position with us at Profound Treatment.
“There’s nothing more spiritually satisfying than being of service to someone in need. I am committed to helping people change and improve their lives – as long as I live! I know that people can change their paths and be happy on a better road – because I did.” – Fred Bass
Fred ‘s education includes coursework and certification in CE and AOD from CAADE [add other courses as desired]. He possesses certifications for CPR, First Aid, and RADT-1.
Austin Pollard RADT
Admissions And Outreach Coordinator
Austin has five years of experience in the areas of new patient admissions, motivational interviewing, and intervention training.
Austin uses physical fitness and outdoor activities like camping as means to teach and reach through physical activity and physical well-being to create a healing environment as a foundation for mental well-being.
“One of the things that makes our treatment successful is after program completion, our clients stay in touch with us and have ongoing access to our doctors and therapists. Graduates of Profound Treatment may also join our Alumni Network their fellow alumni and enjoy lifelong friendship and support. It’s an awesome group to be a part of.” – Austin Pollard
Austin attended Ohio University in Ironton. His certifications include CPR, First Aid, and RAD-T.
Susy Markoe Schieffelin
Susy Markoe Schieffelin is an internationally known teacher, healer, and coach. She grew up on the East Coast where she faced struggles with anxiety, alcoholism, and addiction from a young age. Through her own journey into recovery, she discovered the life changing benefits of sound healing, meditation, and yoga. Following her move to Los Angeles, she made it her mission to share the tools that helped her to find hope and heal.
Susy earned a double degree in East Asian Studies and Religious Studies from the University of Virginia, is a certified Yoga Instructor, and a Usui/Holy Fire II Reiki Master. She has studied many forms of meditation and mindfulness including Transcendental Meditation, Vipassana Meditation, Kundalini Yoga, and the art of Sound Healing.
Susy understands how to compassionately and effectively help others move through stress, anxiety, exhaustion, pain, and struggle, because she has done so herself. Her mission is to help others find healing, balance, and lasting recovery by tapping into the inner peace, light, and vibrational harmony that exists within us all.
Trevis Smith C.A.T.C.
Founder / CEO
Trevis’ career in addiction treatment and emotional healthcare has rewarded him for over 15 years. Before Trevis launched Profound Treatment, he served in many roles related to addiction treatment and emotional healthcare – including addiction & detox counselor, case manager, sober companion, clinical interventionist, and care planning & management.
Early in his career of addiction care, Trevis realized that a void existed: Personal/Individual Programs. He saw that one size does NOT fit all when it comes to treating a complex disorder that is simply known as “addiction” – and addiction is not simple. Trevis recognized that effective recovery plans must account for the sum of each person, including their life experiences and underlying neuro-emotional conditions. To help fill the void, Trevis opened the doors to Profound Treatment in 2016. Profound Treatment’s programs address the unique factors of every client, and our therapies dive deeper than a person’s surface behaviors (such as alcohol or drug abuse) to improve and save lives.
Trevis inspires others by sharing his story. Through his personal experience with adversity, he learned that recovery is possible in all situations and for everyone who needs help. Our clients benefit from building personal relationships with Trevis and the entire Profound Treatment family.
As an astute real taste investor and successful general contractor, Brian invests his time, energy and financial resources into the development and growth of Profound Treatment because of his own history of addiction and recovery.
Brian has survived childhood tragedies that before he personally attended Profound Treatment, his perceptions of them led him down a path to hitting a bottom in his life in which he determined that major changes were needed. That being said Brian has thrown himself into Alcoholics Anonymous and the 12-Steps. Brian is very passionate about his recovery and helping others in recovery.
He believes in the work of Profound Treatment because of the positive and transformative experience it has had on his own life.