STAFF

Dennis Brown, MA, NCACII, CADC II, ICADC
Executive Director (SAP)
Dennis has been in the field of counseling for the past 30+ years serving as the Executive Director of The NESS Counseling Center, Inc. since 1996. Dennis is and has been recognized and well known throughout the years for his approach of focusing on and servicing the whole person. He is well known throughout the community at large for his professionalism and ethically sound support and has continued to offer this support to any and all who have sought his assistance.
Substance Abuse Professional Specialized Certifications and titles: Addictions Specialist, Sexual Addictions, Domestic Violence, Criminal Justice Services, Chaplain with the Los Angeles Sheriff's Department Employee Support Services

Jose Cabrera, LMFT, ATR
Clinical Director
Jose is a registered Art Therapist and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in the state of California. He has 13 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, groups and families. In addition to being a part-time assistant professor at Loyola Marymount University, Jose was honored with a Fulbright scholarship which gave him the opportunity to research and provide therapy to families and couples in Mexico. 


Sam Brown
Director 
Safety Zone Monitored Visitation & Director of Exchanges S.A.F.E for Kids 
Superior Court of California County of Los Angeles Family Court Services Administrative Assistant

Michelle Gonzalez, CADC II, ICADC,
Substance Abuse Services Coordinator (SAP)

Jennifer Anderson, LCSW
Clinical Supervisor
Jennifer is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of California.  After graduating with a Master's Degree from USC in 1999, Jennifer worked in the field of foster care and adoptions.  Jennifer has 15 years of clinical experience working with individuals, couples, groups and families. 
  
Dovie Brown
Administrator

Michelle Pajak
Programs Intake Coordinator

Mendy Brown, CPC
Programs Coordinator

Blanca Portillo 
Maintenance