Meet the Staff

Tami Smith

Admissions Director

Tami Smith is a registered alcohol and drug technician and is trained in dialectical behavior therapy. Tami Speaks 2 languages, one of those being sign language. Tami has 15 years in the field of Drug and Alcohol Treatment, serving diverse populations. Tami has extensive experience in admissions, her experience started as a Behavioral Specialist at a psychiatric prison in San Bernardino, CA. From there, Tami went on to work at an adolescent facility in Redlands, CA. Tami has been with Sierra by the Sea for over 5 years. Tami has had the opportunity to work with very diverse populations and has fluid experience with insurance policies, admissions, intakes, and utilization reviews. Tami has an impeccable reputation in the field of addiction with other partnering facilities in the Orange County and Riverside area. Ms. Smith’s enormous heart and compassion keep her driven daily. “Compassion is the Ultimate Expression of your Highest Self.”

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Recovering from substance use disorders is a challenging journey that feels more doable in an environment that tends to each individual’s complex needs and strengths. Our goal is to foster a treatment experience that is built on compassion, hope, and caring, and fueled by excellence in the provision of evidence-based and trauma-informed care.

– Michelle Beaudoin, MA, MFA, NCC, CADC-II
Marks of Quality Care
These accreditations are an official recognition of our dedication to providing treatment that exceeds the standards and best practices of quality care.
  • American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)