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. 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.
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.
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.
Caden is very passionate about working with individuals who deal with behavioral issues. He is a registered BHT through CCAPP and is working on getting his CADC. Caden has overcome his own behavioral issues and is currently over eight years clean and sober. He is very passionate about the work he does with teens and continues to strive to help those in need.
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.
Christina is a licensed marriage and family therapist who has extensive experience providing mental health services to children, teens, and adults facing challenges including coping with trauma, behavioral issues, parenting, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. She began her career working in residential treatment centers for youth and continued to work with families, teens, and foster families. Christina now continues to work with adults, teens, and families and is excited to be part of the 417 Recovery family as Clinical Director.
Karen Burton, M.A., C.P., is an AMFT and joined 417 Recovery in January. She is a retired psychology and communications instructor, having taught at numerous colleges and other postsecondary institutions. She has also been a published opinion columnist and writer for various newspapers and magazines. Karen brings a wealth of experience, education, and expertise in her commitment to bring out the best in others. She appreciates what C.S. Lewis wrote, “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.”
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.
Hi, I’m Hayli! I received my masters degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. I relate to my clients by having empathy and understanding for their life journey. I have most confidence in my ability to walk clients through substance abuse, depression, and anxiety in a way that helps them to uncover the deeper reasons for their struggles. I help my clients and their families find healthier coping skills and a better way to communicate amongst one another. It is my honor to walk alongside them and be a part of their recovery!
Licensed by the State Department of Health Care Services. 417 Recovery in Palm Desert License number 330169AP Expiration date: 08/31/2023