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Clinical Team

Jordyn KruseMichael D. McGee, M.D
Board Certified, General Adult Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine

After graduating from Stanford Univeristy with distinction with a bachelor’s degree in biology, Dr. McGee received his M.D. from Stanford University and completed his residency in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He has directed several treatment programs, conducted government-funded outcomes research and has published in the areas of spirituality, clinical treatment, performance management, care management and health information technology.

Dr. McGee is Board Certified in General Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, and Psychosomatic Medicine. He has extensive experience in addictions treatment, consultation liasion psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and general adult psychiatry.

Dr. McGee has a private practice in San Luis Obispo, where he practices a combination of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. His approach is eclectic. He blends science with spirituality to provide truly comprehensive, integrated care based on the authenticity of his combined clinical and lived experience.

Dr. McGee has a free weekly blog on addiction, healing, and recovery at: https://wellmind.com/blog/.

Dr. McGee has also just completed a book a book for patients and families on addiction and recovery entitled, “The Joy of Recovery.”

Aleksandra MarinovicAleksandra Marinovic, Psy.D.
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Clinical Director

Dr. Marinovic worked for the Department of Defense/Naval Medical Center San Diego for over 8 years as a staff clinical psychologist. She has a vast range of experience treating active duty service members with a wide range of psychological diagnoses and substance use issues, using evidence-based treatment. Prior to that Dr. Marinovic worked at UCSD Eating Disorder Research and Treatment Center as well as a staff psychologist at the University of San Diego where she also did her pre-doctoral APA internship.

Dr. Marinovic has received excellent theoretical and practical training over the years in the field in a variety of settings and modalities. She has extensive experience with a range of mental health issues and addiction including, mood and anxiety disorders, military and non-military trauma/PTSD, grief/loss, women’s and men’s issues, stage of life transitions, college issues, relationship issues, and chronic mental illness. Dr. Marinovic has strong skills in intervention, assessment, consultation, group therapy, and advocating for the interests of her patients and their families.

Dr. Marinovic is excited to be joining the Haven family and getting better acquainted with everything that the Central Coast has to offer.

Brianna TardiffBrianna Tardiff
Associate Marriage Family therapist

Brianna Tardiff is currently an Associate Marriage Family therapist working on licensure. She graduated in 2013 with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Santa Barbara. Brianna works directly with the clients and families in order to conduct thorough assessments, formalize their unique cases and provide therapeutic treatment to support a joyful and quality recovery. Brianna’s balance between fun, humor and sincerity create a safe environment for clients to feel comfortable and fully engage in their recovery. “Life and love are gifts from above but happiness comes from within”- O.A.R

Kristin AndersonKristin Anderson, APCC
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Kristen has been working in the recovery industry for the majority of her professional career. She attended the University of Pittsburgh where she received her Bachelor's of Science in Psychology. After finishing her first degree, she went on to pursue graduate school at George Fox University located in Portland, OR where she studied Clinical Mental Health and received of Master of Arts. While in her graduate program, she worked in the LGBTQ community at a facility known as Trans Active that provides mental health services and advocacy to transgender youth and adolescents. Kristen then relocated to the Central Coast and began working in the addiction field through Ken Starr Wellness Group. While she was working there she was also completing her second master’s degree in Transpersonal Psychology, which has greatly expanded her knowledge of connection in the healing process of illness and disease of any kind.

"I have been working with The Haven at Pismo now for a year and a half and can honestly say that I love the work that I do with clients and their families. The staff is fantastic and everyone is very supportive of both the clients we serve and our colleagues we work with. My biggest passion is the power of mindfulness and meditation in relation to healing from addiction. I believe that our connections (both to ourselves, and to those we love) is the best predictor of our health and well being."

Matthew BoothMatthew Booth, APCC
Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Matthew is very excited to be a part of The Haven’s clinical team providing individual, group, and family counseling. Matthew has a passion for meeting clients where they’re at and hearing their stories. He received his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and then went across the way to University of San Diego to earn his master’s degree in counseling with an emphasis in clinical mental health. While in San Diego he was fortunate enough to work with Community Research Foundation, a non-profit organization, at a short-term-acute-residential-treatment program geared towards minimizing hospital recidivism and providing ongoing around the clock counseling interventions to adults struggling with co-occurring disorders.

Matthew was also involved in the opening of the San Luis Obispo Crisis Stabilization Unit as a mental health counselor. While at the unit he was able to counsel adults experiencing a wide range of symptoms including suicidality, depression, anxiety, psychosis, and those pertaining to substance use disorders.

In his free time Matthew enjoys hiking, playing tennis, reading, going to the beach, and searching for the next best Mexican food spot in the area.