Our Staff

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Our Staff Berkeley Dains 2018-08-30T06:46:34+00:00

Tipu V. Khan, M.D.

Tipu V. Khan, M.D., FAAFP

Medical Director of Detoxification Services

On site psychiatrist

Doctor Tipu is a board certified Family Physician and board eligible Addiction Specialist. As a primary care provider, he understands the complexity of addiction and how it interacts with all aspects of health. He completed an obstetrics fellowship and has a special interest in addiction during pregnancy and is the county’s only pregnancy addiction specialist. He firmly believes in the science of addiction and in treating the whole person rather than simply medicating and thus truly believes in the full spectrum care Changing Tides offers. He is on numerous addiction leadership committees in the county and state. Doctor Tipu is an Assistant Clinical Professor at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and core faculty at the prestigious Ventura County Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Training Program where he is training the next generation of doctors in full spectrum primary care and addiction.

Dr. Litos Mallare, MD


Litos Mallare, M.D., is focused in substance abuse, adult/geriatric and forensic psychiatry with a specialized private practice in Malibu, California and services treatment centers in Los Angeles and Ventura counties. Dr. Mallare obtained his degrees and training from Pepperdine University, Cal. State University, Los Angeles, (Master’s in Psychology), American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine(M.D.), University of VT, Department of Surgery, East Tennessee State, Department of Psychiatry, and UCSF (Fresno), Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Mallare has been in practice for over twenty years.

Dedicated to treatment with substance abuse clients, Dr. Mallare maintains a safe, ethical and compassionate approach with each individual at Changing Tides Treatment Centers.

Dr. Allison Hopkins

Dr. Allison Hopkins Clinical Director

Clinical Director

Dr. Allison Hopkins (ex Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader).,

Changing Tides is pleased to welcome Allison Hopkins Ph.D. as the new Clinical Director.
She has 20 years of progressive experience and demonstrated success in planning, developing and executing strategies to achieve vision and goals for a diverse number of organizations.  Allison has years of experience as a Director at a Treatment Center in Malibu, CA that sold to CRC Health.  In addition, Allison was a commuity board member for Adult Protective Services.  She has dedicated her professional career to serving those in need.
Allison graduated from Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas with a Bachlor of Arts degree in Psychology. Several years later, she returned to school at Amberton University for a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology and received her Ph.D. in Human Services from Capella University.  Allison plays golf, enjoys the gym and downhill snow skiing,  Please welcome her as the newest member of our team.

She is grateful to be part of the skilled, compassionate, ethical, and dedicated team of Changing Tides Treatment Centers.

Dr. Al Bright, Ph.D., Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)


Al is a graduate of California State University and International College with an M.A. in Experimental Psychology and a PhD in Clinical Psychology. In addition to his counseling commitments, he has a broad range of experience supporting people’s other needs, including over 10 years as an Instructor at ITT Tech University, Oxnard and currently as a pianist/entertainer and support group leader for various, local Assisted Senior Living facilities.

He has been a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT 11638) since 1985 currently in private practice in Ventura County.
He specializes in Men’s issues, including addiction, PTSD, gender identity, self-esteem, and the challenges of communicating intimately in relationships. Trained in Transactional Analysis combined with Gestalt therapy and CBT, he is particularly attuned to both the tender and tough parts of the personality that are so often out of awareness, as well as the Child part of us all that yearns to be successfully self-guided through adulthood.

Depending on suitability, he also uses various body therapy techniques such as Reichian Therapy, Lowen’s Bioenergetics, and Polarity therapies to assist clients in bringing painful and repressed memory into the light of awareness and integration.
He is currently engaged in increasing his clinical tool chest by studying, hypnosis,EMDR and other Energy Psychology modalities. At the core of his practice he feels privileged to serve diverse people struggling to improve their lives.

morning meditation

Nicole N.  LMFT

 Licensed Marriage and family Therapist – Detox and Residential Campus

Bio coming 


Berkeley Dains CATC III, CIP, BS


Berkeley Dains (The Detox Guy) is a California State Certified, Level 3 Addiction Treatment Counselor (CATC III), a nationally Certified Mental Health and Addictions Interventionist (CIP) and holds a BS in Psychology. He is a current student in the Amen Clinic’s Masters Healthy Brain Program where he is learning about the neuro- biological  effects of addiction on the brain and how to reverse those effects by implementing targeted treatments designed specifically to treat the deficiencies caused by traumatic brain injury and drug dependence.


Mariah Ingram-Pflaumer

Yoga/Meditation Therapist

Mariah discovered her first yoga class over 20 years ago as a teenager and enjoyed the body, mind, spirit wholeness it brought into her life, and felt a spiritual and healing energy when moving her body. After a back injury in 1997, which caused her constant chronic pain, Mariah decided it was time for change and made health and wellness her profession and passion. She received her first certification as a fitness trainer in 2004, and has gone on to receive training and certifications in Body Work, Massage Therapy, Oriental Studies, Level 1 Olympic Weightlifting and Crossfit, NIA, Yoga Teacher (RYT), Prana Flow, and Prison Yoga.



Mariah found that Yoga incorporates all of what she’s most passionate about, growing spiritually, helping others, and taking care of our body and mind so that we can live a long and energetic life. She is excited and dedicated in sharing the joy she has found in life, and in yoga with others. Mariah has spent many years on a path of healing, and has incorporated the 12 step program into her life for over 20 years. As she continues to grow, she is grateful to her teachers, spiritual advisors, mentors, family and friends. She is determined to always remain a student and continue to learn from those around her and the teacher that lies within.

Nathan Holden

Yoga Therapist

The Yoga Channel

Yoga Therapy Affiliates

Tad lead Resident Advisor

Thank you to the employees and contractors that make it possible to help stop active addition.