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Admissions

Staff

Justin Bachman, owner, Canyon Crossing Recovery

Justin Bachman

Chief Administrative Officer/Owner

Erin Bachman, Founder/Owner

Erin Bachman

Founder/Owner

Mona Amini

Dr. Mona Amini, MD

Medical Director

Heather Smyly, Director of Operations and Family Communications

Heather Smyly, BS

Director of Operations and Family Communications

Marie Tueller, MEd, LPC

Marie Tueller, MEd, LPC

Clinical Director

Dr. Ken O'Beirne

Ken O'Beirne , MD

Medical Services/Primary Care

Frank Collela, Nurse Practitioner

Frank Collela

Nurse Practitioner

Janet Bontrager, Primary Therapist

Janet Bontrager, BA

Primary Therapist and Group Facilitator

Carmen Cartterfield

Carmen Cartterfield, MA

Primary Therapist and Group Facilitator

Ann Balowski

Ann Balowski

Horse Program Director - EAL, Life Coach, HeartMath Coach Mentor

Victoria Abel

Victoria Abel

Nutritionist

Danielle Marinelli

Danielle Marinelli

Operations Manager

Becca-Kaplan, House Manager

Becca-Kaplan

BHT

Celeste Holly, Yoga Instructor and Art Teacher

Celeste Holly

Yoga Instructor and Art Teacher

Mila Gladysheva

Mila Gladysheva

House Manager

Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris

House Manager

Kelsey Norman

Kelsey Norman

House Manager

Becca Hampton

Becca Hampton

House Manager

Justin Bachman, owner, Canyon Crossing Recovery

Justin Bachman

Chief Administrative Officer/Owner

Justin is an individual who is intensely committed to, and passionate about, helping others achieve a healthy, balanced, productive, and happier life in recovery. He is an active participant in the local recovery community and brings his passion for helping others to CCR-OTC. Justin believes the transitional IOP model is a level of care necessary in order for the recovering addict and/or alcoholic to learn how to live life on life’s terms clean and sober. He understands that a firm foundation in the 12 steps, coupled with the tools necessary to confront and address irrational thoughts and behaviors, is the cornerstone to achieving sustained recovery and a better life. Justin himself is a member of the Prescott recovery community and an example of success in recovery. He resides locally in the Prescott area with his wife and daughter.

Erin Bachman, Founder/Owner

Erin Bachman

Founder/Owner

Erin Bachman is the Director of Operations for CCR-OTC along with the Program Director for Canyon Crossing Recovery. She is also the owner of both facilities. Erin and her husband opened Canyon Crossing Recovery in November of 2012. It had always been Erin’s dream to open a facility for women afflicted with addictions on all levels. She wanted a place where women could come and find themselves. More than anything she wanted it to be a place that women could learn and be challenged to find out the true nature of their disease and leave equipped to handle life on life's terms while fighting for their lives. Erin created a program well seasoned in dealing with gender specific treatment for women since she knows one size does not fit all. She knew that although the journey and road would be tough she wanted to open a facility that was willing to take on the challenge of battling the disease and delusion that comes with it. Many say that Erin will tell you the truth despite what you want to hear and will not cosign the disease of addictions manipulation and bondage of self. She has created a team of unique and honorable men and women ready to handle the daily challenges and miracles they face each day when dealing with their clients at Canyon Crossing. For many years Erin fought her own battle of addiction going from treatment center to treatment center and barely made it out alive. She was a chronic relapser and wondered for many years if there really was another way out there. When Erin finally surrendered and chose a life of sobriety it was like that magic of life began and life took on new meaning for her. She always knew that she wanted to help people especially women but at the time had hoped to continue with a sober and fulfilling life she had been gifted herself. She finally made the choice to follow her dreams and she created a phenomenal program built for success. Success to Erin is helping as many women as she and her staff can in hopes that one may make it out of the darkness and into the light. Along with her own personal recovery experience, she has years of operations and management experience in the recovery field. Erin has worked in multiple treatment settings, from detox hospitals to both inpatient and outpatient programs and finds the work that she does extremely fulfilling and a gift from something greater than her. Erin has exceptional skills, abilities and one of a kind strategy in dealing with the issues that present themselves for women going through treatment. She is attentive, supportive and informative to her staff, clients and families. Her objective at the end of the day is to do her best to make sure the women of Canyon Crossing know their lives are totally worth fighting for.

Mona Amini

Dr. Mona Amini, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Amini is a consulting psychiatrist and also oversees the medical staff as chief medical officer of a Metropolitan Phoenix behavioral health organization. She completed her residency training through Banner- University Medical Center Phoenix and has fulfilled a variety of clinical duties within the Valley with leadership roles including inpatient acute psychiatric care, consultation/liaison in medical settings, residential addiction treatment center consultation, telepsychiatry, outpatient therapy, outpatient community psychiatric care, and skilled nursing facility consultations.

A native of Arizona, Dr. Amini has served on the executive council of the Arizona chapter of the American Psychiatric Association (AZ Psychiatric Society) since 2011. She is also a member of other national professional associations, including the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine.

Marie Tueller, MEd, LPC

Marie Tueller, MEd, LPC

Clinical Director

 

Marie Tueller received her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology from the University of Utah in 2007. She is a licensed practitioner in the state of Arizona and is currently working on her doctorate degree in counseling psychology. She began work in substance abuse and behavioral health treatment in 2001 and has had the priviledge of providing a variety of behavioral health services over the years including child and family therapy, adult and adolescent substance abuse counseling, inpatient clinical services and program development, community outreach and development of mentorship programs for at risk youth and young adults, domestic violence counseling, coordinator for adolescent drug court intensive outpatient program, and grief support services. Additionally, Marie has extensive clinical experience and training in the treatment of chemical dependency, behavioral addiction, trauma, and co-occuring disroders. Marie celebrates her ongoing recovery from addiction through active participation in 12 step programs, service work, and ongoing involvement in the Prescott recovery community.

Frank Collela, Nurse Practitioner

Frank Collela

Nurse Practitioner

Frank has been practicing family medicine here in Prescott at the local Community Health Center for nearly ten years. He has provided a comprehensive assortment of medical services from family medicine, to pediatrics, adolescent care, gerontology, women’s health and minor surgical services. Spending twenty years as a registered nurse, primarily in urban emergency departments around the country - in New York City, Newark N.J., Tucson, Phoenix, Arizona and Colorado Springs led him to graduate training as a family nurse practitioner. Frank has three grown, college-educated sons, is an avid outdoors person and an active competitive bicyclist and races multiple times each year. He provides comprehensive medical services for the women of Canyon Crossing Recovery.

Heather Smyly, Director of Operations and Family Communications

Heather Smyly, BS

Director of Operations and Family Communications

Heather has a Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from Grand Canyon University, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is currently pursuing her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology at CalSouthern University, and ultimately working towards obtaining a Psy.D.. In addition, Heather is a Certified Clinical Trauma Therapist, and continues to participate in trauma-based studies at the Arizona Trauma Institute. Her completion in coursework on family roles and dynamics has spawned a passion for guiding families of addicted loved ones through their own unique processes of recovery. Heather is also versed in nutrition, health, and fitness. Heather brings a passion to the solution un-paralleled when assisting young women in their pursuit of recovery and is un-swayed when it comes to offering guidance and support while these young women and their families are maneuvering through the trials and challenges of early recovery. Heather has also faced her own journey through recovery and is a wonderful and shining example of strong recovery.

Victoria Abel

Victoria Abel

Nutritionist

Victoria is a nutritionist specializing in working with addiction, both process and chemical. She began her work in 1994 inpatient treatment, being trained as a therapist working with trauma, family systems and all types of addiction. During this time, she received her first Master’s degree in Counseling, specializing in Depth Psychology. From there she worked with clients with severely compromised eating disorders. After the birth of her daughter, she moved north and began teaching at Prescott College in the Human Development department. In 2004 she became a full Instructor there and her life path changed. Her daughter became critically ill and not satisfied with what the doctors assessment, Victoria found naturopathic medicine. Though raised with a more natural and holistic approach to life, this was a test of Victoria’s faith in alternative medicine. The course of action for her daughter was supplements and a dramatic change in diet. Within days, her daughter improved 75% after removing gluten and dairy from her intake of food. Victoria was hooked with the healing power of food.

She started the Master Nutrition Therapist program through Nutrition Therapy Institute and within two years, she was able to integrate nutrition therapy into her counseling practice. She now works with all of our clients at Canyon Crossing providing didactic material in lecture form as well as hands on cooking classes. Due to her clinical background, she meets with clients who have disordered eating to help create a plan for wellness and recovery.

Danielle Marinelli

Danielle Marinelli

Operations Manager

 

Danielle came to Canyon Crossing full of resistance and skepticism but was able to begin with a small amount of hope in giving this one more chance. She walked through some of the most difficult barriers within her life and was able to gain the gift of discovering and loving her authentic self. What started as an impossible mission became a mission of spreading the gift of recovery to countless other men and women within the community. Danielle is highly involved with the recovery community and genuinely enjoys helping others become a part of the solution from the depths of their alcoholism and addiction. Danielle has a tremendous gift of being able to meet people where they’re at on a human level spreading the humility and gratitude within herself that she has gained through experience and self recovery. Danielle has a strong passion for animals and plans to emphasize on animal therapy, particularly dogs, as a means for helping others connect and find joy and passion within their own lives. As an alumni of Canyon Crossing, Danielle plans to continue building strength within her interpersonal relationships with the clients at CCR so that she can continue to help them grow in the most efficient way possible.

Ann Balowski

Ann Balowski

Horse Program Director -
EAL, Life Coach, HeartMath Coach Mentor

Ann brings over 35 years of personal recovery. She is the founder of For Clarity Recovery Services and Heroes & Horses Equine Assisted Learning Programs. Ann also is the founder and Executive Board Member for Heroes & Horses, Inc. a 50c3 company.

Ann’s experience as a Life Coach & Equine Assistance facilitator working with addiction, family/relationship issues, compulsive gambling, trauma, relationships & staff development has prepared her to assist others with their recovery. She is also a HeartMath Coach/Mentor. She works as an IOP Psycho-Educational group facilitator with addiction, dual diagnosis and other. One of Ann’s areas of focus is working with The Adoption Triangle. Ann’s experience as a Corporate Training/Staff Development has been instrumental in developing and integrating Equine Herd Experience with Staff Development.

Celeste Holly

Celeste Holly

Yoga Instructor and Art Teacher

Celeste began practicing yoga in 2007 and became a RYT 200 hour certified yoga instructor in 2014, followed by a RPYS 85 hour prenatal yoga instructor certification the same year. She recently received a 20 hour certificate of continuing education hours in PTSD and trauma training for yoga. Her yoga classes include reflections on materials from 12 Step programs for addiction and those affected by addiction in their lives. Celeste began her career in jewelry making in 2002. She is self-taught in jewelry making and has many life experiences in other forms of artistic creativity. She taught jewelry making for 10 years in Wisconsin and has carried her talents to Arizona teaching in treatment atmospheres and private workshops. Celeste absolutely loves working with people in recovery and has discovered an amazing ability to hold space and heal while teaching yoga and creating art.

Janet Bontrager

Janet Bontrager, BA

Primary Therapist and Group Facilitator

Janet E. Bontrager, BA has been working in the field of addictions since she received her training and certification as an alcoholism counselor in 1985. She has extensive experience working in a varied array of treatment facilities including inpatient eating disorder unit, long term substance abuse treatment center, and gender specific women’s only facility as well as outpatient settings. She is currently studying for her masters in Marriage and Family Therapy at Capella University and intends to become a LMFT in the state of Arizona. She is excited to be back working in gender specific treatment because she believes the most effective treatment occurs in a gender specific atmosphere. Some of Janet’s skills include psychodrama, ISTDP, and EMDR therapy techniques. Janet has enjoyed her own recovery since 1983 and believes that long term recovery is a product of 12 step involvement and the healing that occurs in relationship with other recovering addicts. She also believes that addicts have a better chance in their own recovery if the family is involved in their treatment and has their own program of recovery.

Carmen Cartterfield

Carmen Cartterfield, MA

Primary Therapist and Group Facilitator

Carmen Cartterfield, MA moved to Prescott, AZ after receiving her Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Expressive Art Therapies from Lesley University in Boston, MA. She is currently working toward receiving independent licensure in the state of Arizona. Carmen has worked with adolescents and adults in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient and outpatient mental health facilities, and residential addiction treatment. Carmen is trained in psychodrama, expressive art therapies, conflict resolution, non-violent communication, and restorative justice practices. She believes engaging in embodied creativity is an essential part of mental health. In addition to clinical work, Carmen has facilitated workshops on conflict resolution and social justice themes for the past decade and brings a multicultural lens to the clinical field with a strong emphasis on interpersonal effectiveness, supporting clients to become advocates in their own lives. Carmen celebrates seven years of continuing recovery by embedding the 12 step principles into her daily life.

Mila Gladysheva

Mila Gladysheva

House Manager

Mila came to canyon hopeless and in complete denial about her addiction. Severely underweight, arms covered in track marks, and having multiple seizures due to her using, she still thought it was manageable. There was a lot of work to do, including breaking that denial into the realization that she came so close to dying due to her heroin addiction and instead finding hope that she did not have to live like this anymore. A young woman came in broken, and graduated as a strong and independent woman of integrity and grace. Today, Mila’s motto is “I like being a woman who does not give up. Where as before I would always run and use over my problems, today I face them head on as canyon taught me.” Mila enjoys sharing her story and experience of not only overcoming active addiction, but also her experience as a client at canyon crossing and how confusing and hard it can be in early recovery. As someone who has been to, and run away from, multiple treatment centers in the past, she strives to help clients feel safe, as early sobriety is such a vulnerable spot to be in.

Jessica Reynolds

Jessica Reynolds

House Manager

Jess came to Canyon with hopes of a different life compared to the one she had been living the past few years. When she came into recovery she was broken and sick. She had grown accustomed to living on the streets and was completely drowning in the drug realm. Her run ended with a choice between staying in jail or going to treatment, and since she was tired of going in and out of jail she made her decision. After she had a month sober she feared for her sobriety and began searching for some place that would have a lasting effect on her life. She also knew that she could not return back to the same place where she used on a daily basis. Through the help of outside resources Jess was introduced to Canyon Crossing Recovery.

With the help of the treatment team and her putting in the work she gained the tools she needed to live a good sober life in recovery. She believes the work she put in while a client has helped her become successful in her recovery and other affairs. From living homeless to now living in a house with amazing sober roommates. From being unemployed now she has a job where she can truly give back to those starting their own journeys in recovery. She has true love and respect for herself today. Jess works a 12-step program and applies the principles in her daily life to the best of her abilities. She’s also been able to use some of the skills she learned while she was homeless, turning them into assets today, and she let go of the behaviors and defects that no longer serve her.

Jess understands that recovery is a life long journey of growing and learning and is excited to get the opportunity to continue to grow with those who taught her everything she knows about recovery today.

Sarah Harris

Sarah Harris

House Manager

Sarah came to Canyon in November 2016 completely lost and hopeless. She spent her whole life struggling with mental health issues, and it had come to a point where she could no longer see the point of living. After struggling for years, with drugs and alcohol being the only solution, she completely gave up hope. At this point, Sarah arrived at Canyon and started the journey to loving herself and discovering that life is worth living. She was able to cultivate strong relationships and says she is happier now than she has ever been. With the help of Canyon she knows she is no longer alone and is now finding her place in the world.

Kelsey Norman

Kelsey Norman

House Manager

Kelsey came to Canyon Crossing Recovery in April of 2017. After a month sober, Kelsey knew she didn't want to get high but would if she went home. She decided to try something new and went to Canyon for long term treatment. She was lost, broken, and hopeless when she first arrived at Canyon. She didn't know who she was or how to live life. Through the amazing support and staff at Canyon as well as others in the recovery community, Kelsey learned who her authentic self really is, what she enjoys doing, and how to be a productive member of society. Kelsey is truly passionate about helping others and giving back to the recovery community.

Becca Hampton

Becca Hampton

House Manager

Rebecca came to Prescott in 2017 in search for her true self. After many destructive years of drug and alcohol abuse, she knew that she needed to make a change. She had spent years letting herself and her family down and recognized that she was truly at a crossroads between life or death. After hard work and with the help of the recovery community, she has rediscovered who she is and who she aspires to be. She was able to conquer her inner demons and even come to terms with traumatic events of her past. With the help of strong sober women, Rebecca is able to be of service to others today. Her greatest passion is to help recovering women any way she can. She believes that her purpose in life is to love and be there for others. Having been in treatment times before, she understands the difficult journey that clients at Canyon are trudging through and loves being a support in their sobriety.

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