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

Program Director

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.

Matt Misuraca, MA, LMFT

Clinical Director

Matt has worked over the past several years for many of the premier drug and alcohol treatment centers in the Coachella Valley. He brings to facilities a specialized group he created called ERP (Experiential Relapse Prevention). He is also the creator of JIRVANA Workshops, which includes offering weekend workshops for participants to process trauma, grief and loss, addiction and/or general issues that people face throughout life that block their joy and get in the way of their having fulfilling relationships. JIRVANA Workshops also provides weekend family programs for families dealing with addiction as well as one-day Codependency Workshops.

Matt has a private practice in Palm Desert where he specializes in treating couples, families and individuals dealing with addiction, codependency and trauma. He has two weekly groups—one for men and one mixed-gender group. He also does unique intensive couples therapy. He helped create a process called the Four Corners Container Work, which is a very affective process for resolving issues and finding the love couples may have lost. He sees individuals in the office on a daily basis. Matt has trained in experiential therapy for over 28 years by some of the best in the field.

Tyler Young

Business Development

Tyler received her Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services with a concentration in Family and Children Services from the University of Phoenix, and is currently working toward her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of New Hampshire. She is dedicated and passionate about helping youth and families reach healthy and happy lives.

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.

Alyssa Roth, AMFTi

Primary Therapist

Alyssa attended California Baptist University where she received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling. She is passionate about working with individuals and their families to identify the core of their issues and to collaboratively work together towards healing.

Daniel O’Connell, MSW, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

U.K. and U.S. trained, Daniel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been in the field since 2003, treating adults, children, and families experiencing complex themes including: domestic violence, substance abuse, LGBTQ issues, physical and sexual abuse, emotional abuse, financial and environmental issues, homelessness, physical and mental illness, dual diagnosis, grief and loss - providing a broad insight into the human condition that moves beyond traditional psychotherapy.

Adopting a humanist and existential perspective, Daniel believes that each person's unique psychology is characterized by an attempt to create a life of meaning, and to make sense of our shared experiences. Daniel is passionate about co-exploring how the search for purpose, self-acceptance and empowerment is intertwined with themes of authenticity and spirituality within our lives.
We offer comprehensive, clinically-based treatment for adolescents and their families who are struggling with substance abuse, co-occurring disorders, as well as mental health issues.

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