Aaron was raised in the Lake Tahoe area and was a professional skier competing in Big Mountain competitions. He was the only man to win the U.S. Extreme Freeskiing Championships in Crested Butte, Colorado three times. After surviving a life-altering skiing accident, he became addicted to substances.
The pivotal moment for Estrada came in March 2011. When facing three to five years in prison, a judge offered him a deal of alternate sentencing. While in treatment, he addressed the root of his problems; unresolved traumas. Aaron started working in the substance abuse field shortly after leaving treatment and has worked in many different areas of the field, including Support Staff, Case Manager, and Program Director. This is where his dream evolved. He started to grow a passion of starting his own facility where care could be tailored to each individual, address problems with substances but also heal the mind, body, and spirit while incorporating outdoor activities. That is when Restoration Recovery Center was started.
Since overcoming addiction and finding sobriety, Aaron has found his passion in life in working in the field of substance addiction. Aaron has been working in the field of addiction treatment for over 7 years. Prior to joining the Restoration Recovery Center team, Aaron held management positions at multiple long-term residential facilities in Southern California.
As a Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and Certified Anger Management Specialist, Aaron brings a wealth of personal recovery experience to his clinical leadership and is an avid athlete. By using his personal experience and clinical training, his goal is to help each client begin the process of reaching their full potential through spiritual progress and learning to live life sober one day at a time. In addition to assisting clients with their healing, Aaron provides direction and support to the clinical staff, ensuring that the client’s needs are met.
A licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Julianne is state-certified as a California Association of Alcohol and Drug Chemical Dependency Counselor. Julianne has been working in the mental health field since 2006. She specializes in co-occurring disorders and has experience working with children, families, and individuals suffering from substance abuse disorders and mental health conditions.
Julianne is trained in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focused Brief Therapy. Her commitment to her clients is evident in her work as she goes above and beyond to ensure the quality of care her clients receive. She particularly enjoys helping clients identify and change old behavior patterns to implement healthy change and create a solid base to continue successfully into their future while learning to love themselves. Julianne offers insight that reaches her clients even in the depths of their struggles. She facilitates individual, couples, and also family therapy sessions.
“I am passionate about what I do, and I love to see people get healing through recovery.” – Julianne
As a highly motivated and passionate professional in the admissions department, Zeinah Estrada has helped many individuals who suffer from the disease of addiction through her empathetic approach. She has been working in the chemical dependency field since 2011. She adds a unique, personal insight to the process, which helps clients to feel comfortable as she assists their various needs in the admissions process.
Zeinah provides unparalleled support for her clients undergoing the process of entering treatment and their loved ones as well. Her personal ties to the recovery process and the loving support she provides to our community have made her a truly valuable asset.
Zeinah utilizes her own personal experience in recovery. She underwent substance abuse treatment by sharing her journey on the A&E Show Intervention. Since undergoing treatment in 2011, Zeinah has achieved and maintained her recovery and has helped thousands of people suffering from the disease of addiction, as well as their loved ones.
Dr. Zahedi, a Southern California native, graduated Magna Cum Laude from the California State University, where he received his BS with honors in Biochemistry and Medical Psychology. He attended the Chicago Medical School where he completed his medical degree with Alpha Omega Alpha honors designation and went on to complete his surgical training at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, CA – a Keck School of Medicine/University of Southern California affiliated teaching hospital. Dr. Zahedi completed post-residency training in Aesthetics and Pain Management. He was recruited to the Valencia Medical Center in 2015 to bring his triple expertise in the fields of Primary Care, Urgent Care, and Aesthetic Medicine to the Santa Clarita Community.
Throughout his career, Dr. Zahedi has passionately pursued efforts to reduce the effects of pain and aging on his patients through early adoption of new technologies. He was one of the early pioneers of platelet-rich plasma therapy use for both anti-aging and anti-inflammatory treatment. He is a member of the American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association, and the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine. He has published numerous case studies, cancer research projects, and residency education improvement projects in local and national peer reviews scientific journals.