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Meet the 417 Team

Our treatment team is passionate about what they do, and consists of highly skilled professionals who use effective techniques and current modalities. Our clinical team includes a psychiatrist, licensed therapists, interns and certified counselors, all of whom bring comprehensive knowledge and expertise to the treatment experience.

Stevie Kuhn

CEO

Stevie a long time desert native brings several years of experience in the recovery community to the 417 Recovery team. Very passionate about helping others find a life path that helps them spiritually and emotionally, her leadership and experience help provide a safe place for families and teens to come together and grow.

Dr. Alejandro Alva

Medical Director

Dr. Alva’s expertise in adolescent, adult and geriatric psychiatry including dual diagnosis using the latest pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treat mental health as well as the use of anti-craving interventions.

Honor Moore 

RADT 

Honor is a duly certified Drug and Alcohol Technician, with her credentials officially registered. Originally hailing from Texas, she relocated to California in 2006. Her area of expertise lies in assisting adolescent individuals, guiding them towards discovering their authentic voices. Notably, Honor actively maintains her own path of recovery, embodying the principles she advocates.

In her capacity as a peer counselor, Honor adeptly facilitates our clients' personal growth in Life Skills classes. She takes great pride in fostering an environment where our teenage beneficiaries feel at ease and empowered, nurturing their development and well-being.

Francisco Solis , AMFT #111178

Therapist 

Francisco received his Master's Degree in Marriage and Family therapy from Brandman University and is currently working on becoming licensed. It has been his goal and dream to work with people struggling with mental health and assist them in finding their inner strength to heal, recover, and become someone they can be proud of. He enjoys building a therapeutic bond with clients and help them feel comfortable prior to discussing the internal causes of their struggles. Francisco has worked in the mental health field for almost 7 years now and has been able to expand his knowledge and appreciation for people working on their mental health. His style of therapy is very client-centered with elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative therapy, and Solution-Focused therapy.

Maritza Lojero

Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Maritza received her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from the University of California Los Angeles and her Master’s Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from the University of Redlands. It has been a goal of hers to work with adolescents since previously volunteering with her church in youth ministry. She hopes to provide support to at-risk youth struggling with mental health illnesses, low-self esteem, trauma, and substance use disorders. She is also passionate about being an advocate for Mental Health and creating further awareness in the Latino community. Her style of therapy is eclectic; incorporating elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Solution-Focused Therapy

Nohemy Ramirez

Program Director

Nohemy received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services at the University of Phoenix. With her degree she brings extensive knowledge and experience in the field of child development and adolescent growth. Working with children and youth has been a lifelong journey for Nohemy. As a Coachella Valley native, her desire to make an impact  brings her to 417 Recovery building a safe environment for teens and families implementing  activities while establishing one-on-one connections. She is very dedicated and passionate about working and helping teens and their families reach their goals.

Jessica Cuevas

PA-C

Jessica Horning, PA-C is a nationally board-certified physician assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists. Jess graduated first from The Master’s University located in her hometown of Santa Clarita, California with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She later briefly relocated to Riverside to attend California Baptist University, acquiring a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Jess is trained to diagnose, manage, and treat patients with various psychiatric conditions. Jess looks forward to every new patient she sees and views it as an opportunity to discover how she can best tailor each treatment plan to her individual patient’s needs and values. People often comment on Jess’s happy, bubbly personality which she views as an asset in her work.

Chelsea Murphy

Therapist

Hi, I’m Chelsea! Originally from the east coast, I earned my bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Central Florida and will soon be completing my masters in psychology with an emphasis on Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy in May of 2022. Before working in the mental health field, I spent a total of ten years working in either childcare or early education. I describe my style of therapy as holistic wellness, with elements of cognitive behavioral and person centered therapy. My goal is to develop a strong therapeutic alliance with my clients in order to provide a nonjudgmental and safe environment for  healing. Being a teen can be tough and it is my honor to be entrusted with helping young people navigate their mental health. 

Desiree Loredo 

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee

Desiree received her Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from
California State University San Bernardino and will soon be graduating
with her Master’s Degree in Psychology from Brandman University.
Desiree has six years of experience working with at-risk youth and
eight years of experience implementing community-wide wellness
programs on mental, emotional, and physical health for various
non-profits including Boys & Girls Club and DAP Health. Desiree
strongly believes in therapy serving as a safe haven for individuals
and families. She focuses on using evidence-based practices including
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and
Structural Family Therapy.  She enjoys building a collaborative
relationship with her clients and helping individuals learn the
importance of social, communication, critical thinking and
decision-making skills for improving their overall self-confidence and
ability to cope with stress.

Angelica Watts

Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee 

Hi, I am Angelica! I am a passionate Marriage and Family Therapist Trainee focused on supporting adolescents and their families through challenging times and creating safe, non-judgmental spaces where anyone can express their thoughts, emotions, and concerns. Having grown up in the culturally diverse Coachella Valley, I strongly appreciate and respect the richness of different backgrounds, cultures, and perspectives. Currently studying at Loma Linda University and previously earning my Bachelor's degree at Michigan State University, I aim to use client-centered approaches such as CBT, Solution-Focused therapy and Structural Family Therapy. I am here to support you on this journey.