Career Paths

Explore Mental Health Career Paths With Discovery

At Discovery Behavioral Health, we truly believe in investing in our employees by providing enriching mental health jobs. They are at the heart of everything we do for our patients. With that, we provide opportunities to help shape our employees’ healthcare career paths. Here are some Discovery employees who have seized the chance to make a difference in diverse capacities through clinical and administrative roles in the behavioral healthcare setting.

Abby Hamdan

Discovery Employee since 2011

“I had zero experience working with the eating disorder population when I started with the organization. Everything I have learned has been through the training that has been provided. I like to tell any new employees to stay curious and keep learning.”

2011: Part-Time Counselor/Full-Time Counselor, Center for Discovery (CFD) facility
2012: Facility Manager, CFD.
2015: Supervisor of Facility Management, CFD Operations
2017: Director of Facility Management, CFD Operations
2022: Director of Operations, CFD Operations

Artmiz Bahadori, LMFT

Discovery Employee since 2021

“One of the most rewarding aspects of working at DBH has been the encouragement and trust from my supervisors who have invested their time to support my development as a professional. This has allowed me the space to bring creative ideas forward and collaborate with various departments and my team, which has helped deepen my passion of being in service to those who walk through our doors each day.”

2021: Primary Therapist, Casa Palmera
2021: Clinical UR Administrator, Casa Palmera
2022: Clinical Supervisor, Casa Palmera
2022: Assistant Clinical Director, Casa Palmera

Dane Fisher

Discovery Employee since 2014

“Throughout my time here, my supervisors have made consistent and meaningful efforts to help me grow and learn as much as I wanted. The leadership team takes professional development seriously here, and over the years I've had the great privilege of helping others build meaningful careers and grow as leaders at Cliffside.”

2014: Behavioral Technician, Cliffside Malibu
2015: Behavioral Tech Supervisor, Cliffside
2015: Manager of Client Operations, Cliffside
2019: Executive Director of Operations, Cliffside and Executive Director at Authentic Recovery Center (from 2020-2022)
2023: Chief Operating Officer, Cliffside

Marissa Jones, LPC, LMHC, CEDS-S

Discovery Employee since 2017

“I love working with a complex patient population. We work with individuals in crises who really need our help, affording us the opportunity to be a part of change and progress. The patients constantly challenge me to learn more and grow as a professional. I also really believe in our mission and treatment philosophies. I believe in providing care to anyone who needs it and is willing to reach out for help, and appreciate Center for Discovery's willingness to constantly challenge our culture's diet mentality in more progressive ways than most providers.”

2017: Program Director, CFD facility
2018 - 2019: Regional Director, CFD Central, Southeast, & Mid-Atlantic
2022: Regional Vice President, CFD Central & Southeast

Marina Rasmussen

Discovery Employee since 2019

“Working for Discovery has allowed me to expand my knowledge and grow professionally in my career. The most fulfilling aspect of working for Discovery has been to see multiple individuals find the happiness they have been searching for and live a life of continued recovery.”

2019: Discharge Coordinator, Casa Palmera Referral Relations
2022: SUD Alumni Services Manager, Discovery Sales and Marketing
2022: Practicum Student Clinician, Casa Palmera

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