Salina Shuler, MSW  CEO, President

Salina Shuler, MSW

CEO, President


Salina received a Master’s Degree from USC in 1999 and an honorary BA in Psychology from Chapman University in 1997. Salina has a unique and specialized approach in her addiction work that is rare and is at the core of her development of South Orange County Detox and Treatment. She believes that every addict has a gift that once revealed, and understood, will lead to the path of true self-discovery, peace, and healing. Here at South Orange County Detox and Treatment, Salina focuses on the strengths model of healing and recovery where she passionately helps people harvest a new life full of potential, growth and healthy living. Additionally, she has experience as a National Drug and Alcohol Interventionist as well completing 2-years of specialized Gestalt Therapy training with Effective Institute of Psychotherapy in Malibu, mastering Gestalt techniques that are utilized in all facets of her work.



 Matt Carlson, BA  Program Manager

Matt Carlson, BA

Program Manager


Matt Carlson is the program manager at South Orange County Detox and Treatment. Matt takes pride in working at SOCD with Salina and the amazing team. He enjoys working in an environment where so much energy and care is devoted to each client that walks through the door. He is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University which makes SOCD’s approach of applying real hands on work with every client extremely appealing. 

 Alicia Blackwood, LMFT  Psychotherapist

Alicia Blackwood, LMFT


 Tanya Casey, CADC-I  Addiction Counselor

Tanya Casey, CADC-I

Addiction Counselor

Alicia blackwood, lmft

Alicia Blackwood is a licensed marriage and family therapist. Alicia is an empathetic, understanding and passionate therapist who strives to assist clients to reach their full potential. Alicia has years of experience working with individuals and families suffering from the disease of addiction and mental health issues. Alicia earned her M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University in 2010 and her B.A. in Psychology from Chapman University. Alicia utilizes cognitive behavioral and solution focused therapeutic techniques to help her clients achieve their goals. Alicia feels grateful for the opportunity to help men and women through one of the most difficult times in their life.



Tanya Casey, CADC-I, offers clinical services in group and individual counseling.  Tanya practiced as a registered nurse for more than a decade.  She was inspired to continue her education in order to expand her abilities in the healing arts, and she earned credentials through CAADAC (now part of CCAPP).  She has several years of experience serving clients in fields such as substance abuse, dual diagnosis, mental health, and domestic violence.
Tanya enjoys spending time with family, participating in activities at the beach, and practicing yoga.  She is grateful to have the opportunity to share her passion for yoga practice with clients at South Orange County Detox, through leading weekly yoga classes onsite. Tanya is committed to ongoing learning and self development, and cultivates an "attitude of gratitude" daily.