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Welcome to Peninsula Health Center

Peninsula Health Center is changing the way we treat substance and co-occuring disorders. We take a unique approach to treatment from a total 360 approach, treating the mind, body and spirit in an effort to build a solid foundation for sustainable recovery.

To provide effective care in a seamless continuum using multidisciplinary, high-quality, and evidence-based methods.

Change the stigma associated with behavioral health and its crucial role in our overall healthcare system.

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Meet Our Expert Team of Professionals

Meet the expert team of medical & clinical professionals who help make Peninsula Health Center one of your best choices for addiction & mental health treatment in Southern California.

Dr. Matin Hemmat, MD

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Matin Hemmat, MD is the Medical Director of Peninsula Health Center (PHC).  He is a physician board-certified in Addiction Medicine and Internal Medicine.  He is currently the only board-certified Addiction Medicine consultant on staff at the three community hospitals located in the South Bay area: Providence Little Company of Mary (PLCOM) Torrance and San Pedro, Torrance Memorial Medical Center.  He has won numerous awards, including Physician of the Year at each of the three hospitals.  He is a member of the Ethics Committee and the Chair of the Medicine Quality Review (MQR) for PLCOM Torrance and San Pedro.

Dr. Hemmat grew up in Palos Verdes, California.  He is fluent in Farsi, English, and Spanish.  He completed his  undergraduate education at University of Southern California at Santa Barbara (UCSB) and received highest honors majoring in biopsychology.  He received his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.  He completed training at USC/LAC Hospital and Eisenhower Medical Center (EMC) in Rancho Mirage, CA.  He received additional training at the world-renowned Hazelden Betty Ford Center in Rancho Mirage, CA.

Dr. Hemmat places an emphasis on listening and providing honest communication with patients.  He believes that treatment for substance use and mental health disorders must be tailored to each individual and utilize a multi-disciplinary approach that includes holistic care, therapy, nutrition, lifestyle optimization, and Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT).  He looks forward to the challenge of changing the stigma that our society has placed on addiction and mental health disorders.  He recognizes the void and dire need for quality behavioral health treatment in the South Bay area, now more than ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Danielle White

Clinical Director, PsyD

Dr. Danielle White is a licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY21053) specializing in addiction and occurring issues including trauma and mood and anxiety disorders. She has nearly 20 years of postdoctoral experience providing direct clinical care and supervision in inpatient and outpatient treatment programs, community mental health settings, and private practice.

Dr. Danielle holds a Doctorate and Masters in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelors in Psychology. She has advanced training and experience in the provision of evidence based practices including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and mindfulness as well as experiential therapies including psychodrama and Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP).  She uses a holistic and strength-based approach because it empowers clients through teaching tangible and effective coping skills that they can use on their own.

This is a large focus of the intensive outpatient program she is developing at Peninsula Health Center, to provide effective tools that are practicable. To that end, Dr. Danielle believes in modeling authenticity and healthy lifestyle practices.

She is an avid hiker, world traveler, devoted yoga, meditation practitioner, and lifelong student. A New York native, she has been happily making California her home since 2011 and takes advantage of all that it has to offer.

Arianna Carbino

Chief Development Officer

Arianna comes to Peninsula Health Center for the love of the mission. Her passion for behavioral healthcare is founded in her previous personal and professional experience. Prior to joining Peninsula’s elite team, she specialized in substance abuse and co-occurring disorders at the detox/residential level of care, as well as, primary mental health at the outpatient levels of care. Having overcome similar challenges in her own life, she has dedicated her life’s work to encouraging and assisting others on their journey toward a healthier, more confident life. 

In her role as Chief Development Officer, Arianna oversees the development of trusting referral relationships with partners in the behavioral health field by connecting with treatment programs and providers who have patients needing Peninsula’s services. Arianna is most passionate about helping to assist patients in finding the right fit for their needs, understanding that our patients are complex with varying needs, and implementing and developing structures that can best meet the needs of the patients she serves. Through her work, she is able to witness the personal growth and shift in each Peninsula patient as they find peace and serenity within themselves. Arianna appreciates that Peninsula strives to bridge the care gap by providing an outpatient offering that prepares patients for the real world and strives to be a true launching point for their long term recovery and wellness journey. 

Arianna received her psychology degree from Antioch University. In her free time, she enjoys boxing and Muay Thai to keep her body and mind healthy. She also enjoys spending time in nature hiking, swimming in the ocean, and sitting outside reading on her back porch.  She further maintains mental and physical health by practicing yoga and meditation.

Your Health Insurance Can Pay for Treatment

Learn more about how Peninsula Health Center works with health insurance plans and how your insurance can help cover most of the costs associated with treatment.