IOP Program Experts

New Origins was founded in 2015 in Redlands, California, by a team of mental health and addiction specialists committed to improving the quality of life and long-term recovery outcomes for individuals with single and dual diagnosis substance abuse disorders.

Person-Centered Care

We believe that working through trauma, understanding triggers, and building healthy responses to micro-and macro-stressors is critical to long-term success. That’s why life skills development is combined with group and individualized therapy in customized treatment plans that are designed to address our clients’ specific needs.

Recognizing the need for a program that picked up where in-patient rehab left off, the New Origins team developed an Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) that helps people in recovery:

  • Manage Anger
  • Understand Basic Finance
  • Improve Parenting Skills
  • Sharpen Critical Thinking & Decision-Making Abilities
  • Explore Vocational and Job Opportunities and Training
  • And More…

Custom Outpatient Programs for Single and Dual Diagnosis

Very often, substance abuse occurs concurrently with mental health issues including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, personality disorders, and ADD/ADHD. According to the National Library of Medicine, “About half of people who have a mental disorder will also have a substance use disorder at some point in their lives and vice versa. The interactions of the two conditions can worsen both.”


For people in addiction recovery, understanding the role mental health plays in their substance abuse is critical. To that end, the New Origins team includes a number of counselors and therapists who specialize in co-occurring disorders. We combine customized treatment plans with the compassionate support and attention necessary for successful outcomes.

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Meet the New Origins Team

Ronald Honn, Program Administrator
License –LAADC Lci10091217
Certifying Agency CCAPP
NPI 1104349646

“In welcoming you to New Origins, we welcome you home. We invite you to stay as long as it takes for the change we know is possible to take shape in your life. Our mission is to provide you with the necessary assistance in counseling, therapy, medical, legal, and life-centered, skills-based activities that can solidify your place in the recovery community and allow you to experience a fulfilling, vibrant life in recovery.”

Ashley Phillips, Clinical Administrator
License –LMFT 85374
Certifying Agency BBS
NPI 1104349646

New Origins Clinical Administrator, Ashley Phillips, specializes in substance misuse with co-occurring disorders. Guided by a philosophy that hinges on seeing the good, seeking to understand, and having unconditional positive regard, Ashley guides clients to see their best selves and encourages them to build the skills that will help them remain true to their core values.


“As a co-founder of New Origins, my personal dream and goal is to provide a different environment for treatment; treating with respect and compassion, providing care that is individualized to need, and promoting healthy, balanced living. I am honored to provide person-centered treatment, teach the application of skills, and help our clients learn how to live without addiction as members of the New Origins family.”

Michael Valdez, MD
Medical Board License: G 79406
NPI 1205923224
Victor Sanroman, PA
Physician’s Assistant
Board License 16302 PAB
NPI 1669766200
Erin Engstrom, Therapist
License – LPCC 10338
Certifying Agency BBS

New Origin Therapist, Erin Engstrom, is committed to helping clients succeed in recovery so they can live their best lives, free from the shackles of addiction. Her clinical approach includes walking alongside patients as they learn to recognize the underlying causes of addiction, and helping them to choose sobriety, with a therapeutic focus on identifying the negative core belief systems that have contributed to their struggle.


Erin has a bachelor of arts in psychology from the University of California, Riverside, and a master of arts in clinical mental health counseling from the University of Redlands. Her experience includes leading individual and group clinical therapy sessions. She also has experience providing clinical therapy services to homeless and low SES communities at the Free Clinic in Riverside, CA. In 2016, Erin was the University of Redlands’ Leadership Award recipient.


“My goal is to help patients restructure how they view themselves and empower them to live as caring, motivated individuals. I believe that recovery and wellness are maintained through continuous insight and self-compassion, and therapy is an integral part of the process.”

Sophia Broderick, Therapist
License – APCC 9043
Certifying Agency BBS
Fillmore Smiley PhD, Counselor
Registration RADT1 R1448041021
Certifying Agency CCAPP
Rick Hughes, Counselor
Certified CATC 123440 I
Certifying Agency CAADE
James Perisits, Counselor
Registration – RADT1 R1264110917
Certifying Agency CCAPP

James Perisits is a recovering addict who spent years feeling hopeless, without direction, and broken. Finally, through the gift of desperation, he was able to admit he had a problem and needed help. Now, as a counselor at New Origins, James is using his talents and skills to make a difference in other people’s lives.


“Not only do I get to be a husband, a loving father, a brother, a son, an uncle, and a friend. I get to be a service to the community. I am truly blessed to live a clean life with purpose, and for that I am truly grateful.”

Kory Murrin, Counselor
Certified RADT1 R1356280719
Certifying Agency CCAPP
Alfredo Lopez, BHT

As a recovering addict given a second chance at life, Alfredo Lopez uses his many years of addiction and subsequent social detachment to connect with New Origins patients who may feel isolated as they embark on the sober path. Utilizing the hard-won skills and knowledge developed through his own recovery journey, Alfredo provides care and support for New Origins patients as they work on the life skills necessary to succeed in sobriety.


“My personal transformation has inspired me to make the same happen for others suffering from the disease of addiction.”

Cody Gregg, Business Development

Cody Gregg is an addict in recovery and an alumnus of the New Origins’ program. Cody struggled with addiction to multiple substances and experienced multiple failed attempts before finally surrendering completely and finding success. Through his surrender, and with the help of the staff at New Origins, Cody was able to learn a different way of life, and today, he finds true and pure happiness in being able to give back what was given to him and show others struggling with substance abuse that there is a different way to live.

Mike Artigas, Business Development
Larry Vaughn, Admissions/Operations

New Origins team member and RADT, Larry Vaughn is a grateful recovering addict and alcoholic. After years of darkness, Larry proudly committed to sobriety on July 19, 2010. With more than a decade working in addiction recovery, Larry has been a driver, house manager, detox technician, aftercare coordinator and now business development associate. He is a loving husband, father of five, and a grandfather. Larry credits his treatment, combined with working the 12-steps, as the reason for his success.


“I love my job and helping people get clean and sober. I’m very hands on, sharing my strength and hope with my brothers and sisters, and it’s an honor to be part of the amazing team here at New Origins.”

Licenses and Accreditations

New Origins is licensed by the California State Department of Health Care Services (DHCS), California State License Number: 360115AP.


We also have accreditation from the Joint Commission – ID# 616950, a US non-profit evaluative body dedicated to maintaining safe, high-quality healthcare.

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Our Customized Programs are Designed to Help Patients Arm Themselves with the Tools Necessary to Deal with the Big Stressors and the Small Annoyances that Can Lead to Relapse.


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