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Montare Behavioral Health is a group of mental health treatment facilities in Southern California & a residential mental health treatment center in Tucson, Arizona that offer an innovative and unique approach towards holistic wellness. Through our evidence-based treatment and therapies, we can help resolve the underlying issues that may be causing your mental health symptoms.

With locations throughout Southern California & Arizona, Montare Behavioral Health offers scenic and serene settings to give our patients a calming experience while they attend our mental health programs.

It is the goal of our entire team at Montare to not only help you or your loved one take control of your mental health, but to take advantage of everything life has to offer.

Letter From The CEO

We are living in a unique time; one of unprecedented awareness and desire for self-actualization. People like you and I, from all walks of life, desire change. We desire to be our best selves and to find enjoyment in our lives. This desire and need for change can come in many forms, here at MBH we think that we offer one of most comprehensive and clear paths to that change.

Throughout my life – both as a chaplain and as a CEO in the field of addiction treatment and behavioral health – I have seen this desire for change as a through-line that connects us to one another. Therefore, I have made it my life’s work to find new and innovative ways for us to discover this change and in turn, feel this connection to ourselves, our loved ones and our community.

Our team is chosen thoughtfully, with our core purpose in mind. Staff at Montare believe that they have found their calling in providing therapeutic healing, with a focus on your success and prosperity.

I have also found that connection is key to continued healing and change. Therefore, at Montare, we have a robust Alumni program. Our Alumni Coordinator connects with you once you enter our doors and follows you through your journey not just in our care but once you leave. Montare means to ascend, awaken and we make sure this ascension continues after you pass through our doors.

We make a commitment to you here at Montare Behavioral Health. From your first contact with our staff to your continued journey after our time together; we will always be mindful of your path to change and find ways to make that change unique and long-lasting.


JD Kalmenson

Recovery From Within

We believe there exists a pristinely pure dimension within all of us, that truly wants to lead a healthy and dignified life. This force is ready and waiting to be unleashed and harnessed. We sometimes have to fall extremely low and hard until we notice it’s presence. But when we get in sync with this truly potent sphere of our psyche, and we cultivate and nurture it until it becomes our operating value system and guide to our behavioral lifestyle it is truly a euphoric and liberating experience. This does not mean our challenges and destructive urges are mere relics of the past, the existential struggle continues. However, having encountered our inner spirit of recovery with renewed strength and vigor we have faith and confidence in our ability to continue winning with our renewed identity of Sobriety.

Discover happiness


Discover a life of happiness

“Mental Health recovery is not simply how to live a better life, but rather the result of discovering why to live a better life. We believe that when there’s a why there’s a way. Discover your why today!”


  • JD Kalmenson
    JD Kalmenson
    CEO, Founder
  • Elliott Liebhard
    Elliott Liebhard
    CFO, Founder
  • Dr. Brad Zehring, DO
    Dr. Brad Zehring, DO
    Chief Medical Officer
  • Melissa Sidnam
    Melissa Sidnam
    Director of Operations
  • Kathy Rosales, LVN
    Kathy Rosales, LVN
    Program Director, Renewal Behavioral Health OP
  • Lara Frazier, MBA
    Lara Frazier, MBA
    VP of Digital Marketing

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JD Kalmenson
CEO, Founder

JD Kalmenson is the Founder and CEO of multiple behavioral healthcare companies in Southern California and Arizona.

Among these is Renewal Health Group, a family of comprehensive addiction treatment centers, Montare Behavioral Health, a dynamic brand of mental health treatment centers, and Zenith Behavioral Health, a collection of high-quality psychiatric hospitals and adolescent treatment facilities.

In addition to these responsibilities, Kalmenson hosts a bi-monthly podcast for Montare Media called Discover U, which highlights complex mental health and chemical dependency issues in interviews with industry professionals, experts, and renowned authorities in various behavioral health fields. The podcast is available on all platforms.

Always interested in broadening and deepening the industry standard, Kalmenson is the creator of a cutting-edge diagnostic tool for chemical dependency issues called “Discovery Model.” He is partnering with Yale University to assess its efficacy.

Kalmenson is a Yale Chabad Scholar, a skilled facilitator, teacher, counselor, and speaker, who has previously provided chaplain services to prisons, local groups and remote villages throughout the world. His diverse experience as a rabbi, chaplain, and CEO has inspired his passion and deep understanding of the necessity for effective mental health treatment and long-term sobriety.

Elliott Liebhard
CFO, Founder

Elliott Liebhard is one of the founders and chief financial officer of a family of behavioral healthcare companies that includes Renewal Behavioral Health Group, Montare Behavioral Health Group, Zenith Behavioral Health, Trellis Recovery, and Conscious Health and Wellness Centers. Elliott provides leadership and oversight for building financial infrastructure, and strategic financial planning. With his vision, these organizations have achieved a high level of care, infused with values of empathy, authenticity, and purpose.

Dr. Brad Zehring, DO
Chief Medical Officer

Brad Zehring, DO is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology who specializes in the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders. He completed his psychiatry residency from the University of Arizona – Phoenix Campus. His desire to treat eating disorders was born out of a personal connection which fueled his passion to learn all he could to help deliver the best psychiatric care. This passion led to him starting his private practice in Arizona (Arizona Restorative Psychiatry) where he has delivered expert outpatient psychiatric care in the treatment of eating disorders and co-occurring psychiatric disorders throughout the United States.

He has begun the next chapter of his career as Chief Medical Officer for Montare Behavioral Health and Trellis Recovery Centers where he can continue his focus on leadership, mentoring, and expert psychiatric care to patients with psychiatric disorders and eating disorders.

Lara Frazier, MBA
VP of Digital Marketing

Lara Frazier is the VP of Digital Marketing at Montare Behavioral Health.

Lara has over twelve years of experience in the behavioral health industry, and over twenty years of experience in marketing. She holds a Master of Business Administration Degree with a concentration in marketing from Pepperdine University.

Lara oversees all digital marketing efforts, and manages all aspects of digital marketing campaigns for Montare Behavioral Health. She is incredibly passionate about mental health treatment and awareness. Lara is respected for her writing and speaking abilities in the digital recovery space. Lara also co-founded one of the top publications and websites for mental health recovery, which Mark Zuckerberg praised “as a place for people affected by addiction to come together.”

In her free time, Lara enjoys being in nature, hiking, and cuddling her pet pig.