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.

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.

Angela M. Hernandez

Associate Marriage Family Therapist (101116)

I enjoy working with the youth population in the Coachella Valley. I have over three years of experience working in private practice and in the Coachella Valley School District. I enjoy spending my free time with my family and staying active/healthy. 

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.

Heather Hathaway

Clinical Director - Ph.D. LMFT

Heather is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapy and holds a Ph.D. in psychotherapy. With her work focused on trauma-based therapy specifically with children and adolescents, Heather has many years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Helping families discover healthy communication skills is the motivation behind Heather's dedication for working with families.

Alyssa Jones, AMFT #100245

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 works primarily with adolescence that are struggling with various issues and symptoms, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, bipolar, abuse and trauma (including sexual abuse), codependency, racial identity issues, bullying, substance abuse, relapse, and parent child relational issues. She is passionate about working with teens and their families to identify the core of their issues and to collaboratively work together towards healing.
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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