Meet the Team

Buzz Marston,

Executive Director

(408) 221-6500

Buzz started his clinical work at Good Samaritan Hospital, Behavioral Health Services (Psych/CD) in 1994 as an Intern while attending the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Buzz moved up to become clinical manager of the Behavioral Health Services department at Good Sam as well as the Chemical Dependency Program. He also led therapeutic groups with focus on chemical dependency and Co-Occurring Disorders (dual diagnosis} while at Good Sam. Buzz works as an advisor/instructor to various law enforcement and government agencies on Crisis Intervention and Mental Health.  Buzz was one of the first in California to receive his Intervention Specialist Endorsement (IS-E) from CAADAC (now CCAPP) as an interventionist for both substance abuse and mental health disorders, he along with the Research West Team has been successfully conducting interventions since 2006.

Buzz opened the group practice of Research West Behavioral Health Services in July of 2004 in Los Gatos and has continually seen clients at the same location as well as supervising other counselors and teaching in the community.  He manages the locations also in Malibu and Arizona, but the main office remains in Los Gatos CA.

Buzz’ focus now is the administrative officer or Research West and works primarily as the lead in Research West’s intervention services and case management, he currently is not seeing clients for individual counseling.

Buzz has been licensed & certified as a substance use disorders counselor and co-occurring disorders counselor through CAADAC (now CCAPP). Buzz has served on the Board of Directors of California Certification Board of Alcohol & Drug Counselors in Sacramento and currently on the board of “We Care” a non-profit health care professionals’ organization.

Buzz is the Executive Director of Research West Behavioral Health Services and can be contacted at (408) 221-6500.


Jeannie Anderson, LAADC, CADC II, ACRPS, ICADC

Clinical Director, Interventionist, Case Manager

(408) 627-3409

Jeannie has worked in the Addiction and Recovery field since 1999. She has worked in residential, inpatient, outpatient and dual diagnosis settings. Jeannie is a counselor, a teacher, a trainer, an Interventionist, and a Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist.

In addition to the practice, Jeannie currently is the director of business development for Good Samaritan Hospital’s Behavioral Health Department. She worked previously for CRC Health as a counselor for e-Get Going, one of the first online substance abuse treatment programs to exist as well as an Intake specialist placing literally thousands of individuals in treatment across the country. She was an addictions counselor at Good Samaritan Hospital's Behavioral Health Outpatient Department and the Continuing Care Coordinator at Bayside Marin in San Rafael. Jeannie is dynamic, inspirational and highly motivational.

Jeannie has been a professor at Cal State University Hayward since 2007 teaching Alcohol and Drug Studies. Jeannie is the Clinical Director at the group practice of Research West BHS in Los Gatos and has seen clients there since 2004. She is one of the main interventionists and is involved in the case management models of the practice.


Philip “Tad” King, M.A., LMFT

Primary Therapist

(669) 232-0335

Philip ‘Tad’ King, M.A., LMFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a broad range of experience in mental health and substance abuse counseling and psychotherapy. With over 10 years of experience in the field, Tad brings a unique combination of depth psychology, evidence-based treatment and mindfulness therapies to our practice. He regularly draws on training and experience utilizing well-researched, effective models of therapy including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). Areas of clinical focus include anxiety, mood and depressive disorders, addiction and recovery work and issues related to personal identity and self-esteem.


Tad completed his undergraduate work at University of Mary Washington in Virginia and his Masters in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles. He extended his graduate degree to include the LGBT Specialization in Clinical Psychology, the first program of its kind in the United States. Tad has served as guest lecturer in university classrooms and at seminars, providing training and education on LGBT-affirmative psychotherapy.


Mr. King’s work in diverse settings such as community mental health organizations, a behavioral health & chemical dependency hospital and private practice give him the skills to tailor treatment to each individual’s needs. Tad’s approach to therapy is collaborative, empathic and nonjudgmental. His work often includes guiding clients through complex emotional pain or trauma, identifying and changing unhelpful thought patterns and behaviors, and navigating stage of life transitions.


(415) 845-1174

Roland F. Williams, MA, Licensed Advanced Addiction Counselor (LAADC), Internationally Certified Advanced Addictions Counselor (ICAADC), Nationally Certified Addiction Counselor Level Two (NCAC II), Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Level II (CADCII), Advanced Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (ACRPS), Nationally Certified Substance Abuse Professional (SAP), works world-wide as a counselor, interventionist, lecturer, trainer, teacher, author and consultant specializing in addiction related issues. Working in substance abuse treatment since 1986. As a consultant he has assisted many treatment centers to develop world class addiction treatment protocols as well as to create clinical treatment models that embrace the vision and passion of the program founders. As a clinician he works with many celebrities, medical, legal and business professionals as well as inner city clients and those involved in the criminal justice system. Mr. Williams has worked with clients and treatment centers in France, Italy, Switzerland, Holland, Thailand, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Argentina, Japan, the United Kingdom and all across the United States. 

Mr. Williams has sat on the CAADAC (California Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors) board and is a member of the NAADAC (National Association of Alcohol and Drug Counselors) Trainers Academy and he provides technical assistance and training worldwide. He was the Chairman of the African American Constituency Committee for California’s Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs and has sat on several addictions related advisory committees. As a SAP (Nationally Certified Substance Abuse Professional), Mr. Williams is qualified to conduct Department of Transportation approved substance abuse evaluations and treatment referrals, currently working with several companies and individuals to provide this very specific service. Mr. Williams is currently assisting the State of California to develop standards and implementation practices to provide Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services to all substance abuse and mental health facilities.

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