Passion And Expertise
LifeSync was created out of Steven and Dr. Geoffrey A. Booth, M.D.’s desire to bring physician leadership to a drug and alcohol detoxification center. Founded by Dr. Geoffrey A. Booth, M.D. and his brother Steven, LifeSync’s mission is to provide safe and comfortable drug and alcohol detoxification in a discreet and compassionate environment.
Both Steven and Dr. Booth are well-known in the addiction treatment community. Together, they have founded several successful residential addiction and dual-diagnosis treatment centers in California. Through their combined experience, they noticed an incredible lack of medical leadership and expertise in the field of drug and alcohol detoxification and recovery. In fact, the number of treatment facilities that are currently run and operated without any medical expertise is astounding.
With the acute need for recovery from alcohol and drug dependency at an all-time high, it is clear that the necessity for a physician-run program is great. You wouldn’t let your loved one be treated for a heart attack by a well-meaning lay-person who had a tremendous compassion for heart disease. You would want the best cardiologist in town. Addiction and alcoholism is no different. You deserve the best. Come to LifeSync and experience the difference.explore our facility >
Geoffrey A. Booth, M.D.
Geoffrey A. Booth, M.D. is one of the most sought after addiction medicine physicians in Malibu and the Los Angeles area. He has extensive experience in providing expert medical detoxification for the most complex clients. After earning his B.A. in psychology at California State University, Los Angeles, Dr. Booth attended New York Medical College. He completed his internship and residency in Internal Medicine at UCLA Olive View Medical Center and is board certified in Internal Medicine. After residency, Dr. Booth went into private practice where he garnered a statewide and nationwide referral base for patients who suffered from difficult-to-treat diagnoses.
Dr. Booth subsequently dedicated several years to providing medical services to the poor and uninsured. During this time, Dr. Booth was the Chief Medical Officer of three large urban Federally Qualified Health Centers and oversaw dozens of physicians and licensed health care providers. His responsibilities included supervising alcohol and drug and behavioral health departments. Over the years, Dr. Booth has treated thousands of addicts and now has dedicated most of his clinical time to providing medical care and detoxification to clients who suffer from substance abuse. He is committed to helping them establish the foundations for long-term sobriety.
“It is a courageous and monumental decision to leave the drink or drug you’ve known for so long and to reach out for a chance at freedom and a new life,” says Dr. Booth. “We provide the love, hope, and professional care clients need to safely start this magical journey,” he says.
While not working, Dr. Booth has a rich personal life filled with activities surrounded by friends and family. You can often catch him running through Palisades Park or cycling along the bike path through Santa Monica. He loves his family and spends a lot of time with his son playing games and teaching him sports.
Steven E. Booth
Steven earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in economics. Like many others, Steven has seen firsthand the destruction addiction inflicts on friends and family. He also knows the amazing changes that can be made when those suffering from addiction receive the treatment they need. As a result, Steven co-founded one of Malibu’s most successful treatment centers. He has ten years of experience in running and operating residential treatment centers. Moreover, he brings a unique skill set with him. He has tremendous compassion, understanding and empathy for those in recovery and those needing help. Always one to take time to listen, he presents clear and succinct advice and help to the clients. Steve has an extremely strong work ethic and knows how to help.
While not at the office, Steve enjoys a rich personal life with his beautiful wife and children. He enjoys sports and staying active at the gym in addition to having a large and eclectic collection of music.
Sabrina Acatrinei, B.S.W., CADC-1Program Director/Director of Human Resources
Sabrina comes to LifeSync with 12 years experience in case management and medical insurance. She holds a Bachelors degree in Social Work and is certified in medical billing and coding. Sabrina’s background includes work with the autistic population and adolescents that suffer with both developmental disabilities as well as substance abuse issues. Having a strong background in both clinical and administrative roles, Sabrina is able to approach each individual from a place of compassion, professionalism, fluidity and objectivity.She enjoys the dedication of her team at LifeSync and the shared commitment to help clients begin a future free of addiction.
Landi Zontelli, CATC1
Landi is a certified CATC1 drug and alcohol counselor, Landi has been working in the field of addiction since 2013, Landi is currently working on her BA in Psychology at Antioch University, Landi’s passion is to help clients Find value, self-worth and the same freedom in Recovery she herself has found.
Wayne Bolger, RADT-1
Wayne has been involved with the Recovery community for many years. Wayne brings with him his first hand knowledge of addiction. Wayne is a certified RSFY-1 and has complete his addiction study schooling. Wayne message of recovery is that no matter what you have done or where you have been your future can be amazing.
Delfina San Miguel
Delfina San Miguel has been involved in the Recovery Community since 2003, she brings with her an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice, she is a retired Federal officer who was employed by the Federal Bureau of Prison, worked as a supervisor for Group homes and has volunteer for the Kids at Risk program in Ventura county. After years of dedicated work, she has brought her excellence client care skills to lifesync. Delfina’s passion is to help clients overcome addiction and provide a foundation to the next step in recovery.
Jay WeberDirector of Operations
Jay comes to LifeSync Malibu Detox with 13 years of customer service experience. He makes sure that the facility and client needs are always met.. He enjoys interacting with staff and clients and is the first one to welcome new clients with a smile. His dedication and energy is what LifeSync is all about.
Amber has been working in treatment since 2012.In the field, she has held the following positions Mental Health Tech, Medication Manager and Lead Residential Counselor. After experiencing the effects of addiction in own life she has set out to help others regain stability and help others understand sobriety can be gained with hard work. Amber is currently working towards becoming a EMT. In free time Amber enjoys coaching at-risk youth for the City of Los Angeles Rec and Parks
Deanna is very passionate and dedicated about her work in the addiction field. Being a recovering addict of 5+ years, she began her journey at Cri-Help, Inc. in North Hollywood, CA as a resident for 9 months where she learned about her own addiction and was furnished with the tools needed to help her stay clean and sober. She is now attending Oxnard College to get her degree in Addiction Disorders in the Criminal Justice Field.
Her work as a Mental Health Technician is priceless because she is clearly here for the clients. She will do anything possible to make our client’s stay here as comfortable, as positive, and as happy as can be.
Ana has been in the Medical field for over 15 years.
(MA-CNA-MHT-BHT) Working with children, young adults and Geriatrics. Her passion is to care for the patient/client and make them as comfortable as possible.
Eliana has been working in the field since 2016. On top of being one of our Techs, Eliana has been a CNA (certified nursing assistant) for the past year. Her goal is to eventually become an RN.Eliana enjoys working with our clients and loves to be there for late night chats when they can’t sleep.
Sara Johnson, LVN
Sara has worked in the medical field for 18 years, nursing for four years. She has worked with addiction and dual diagnoses adolescents for over two years and is currently in school to continue her education and to obtain her RN license. Her hope is to help make people see that the past doesn’t matter, it’s the future that counts. It’s not the falls but the amount of times you get up.
Don Owen has been working in the addiction field since 2011. He has hold positions as a technician, lead program facilitator, counselor and group facilitator. He is passionate about building on existing coping skills and self-resilience in clients and promoting further growth and well-being. Don believes healing from addiction and other mental health issues comes in many forms. “Growth happens to everyone involved in the process.”
Ryan GartrellAdmissions/Marketing Director
Being someone that struggled with addiction myself and finally made it to the other side after many short-lived attempts at sobriety, I have a sincere desire to help others find their way to the other side as well. I am passionate about helping people, and can truly relate to the person who is in the midst of their addiction. Sometimes we just need someone to hang beside us, even if we have to scrape our knees a few more times.
Bringing just about 10 yrs of culinary experience working in fine dining and high volume kitchen in some of Los Angeles top restaurants…Border Grill, Milo & Olive, Villa Blanca, and working with such chefs as Top Chefs Susan Finnegar and Top Chef Mary sue Milliken and Chef Zoe Nathan…I too struggled with became an intense alcohol and drug addiction. With 3 years clean and sober it’s been an honor and pleasure to bring my knowledge and skills back and into the recovery and treatment field, especially to LifeSync Malibu Detox. I haven’t been able to find something fulfilling as people’s faces and reactions to well prepared and very detailed food. It’s what makes it all worth it.