Our Treatment Team

Our treatment team consists of caring professionals who possess a combination of clinical and firsthand experiences which guarantees and understand, healing, educational and practical plan for recovery.

The clinical staff at Viewpoint Recovery Center is dedicated to offer you the best possible treatment to meet your individualized goals. We work together to provide you with an interdisciplinary team dedicated to your care throughout your stay at Viewpoint. Your treatment team consists of the Viewpoint management team, Psychiatrist, your Primary Therapist, the Clinical Director, and support staff. The treatment team meets on a weekly basis to discuss your progress and recommendations for assignments that are tailored to help you address your treatment goals.

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Amy Fackrell, JD, MACP

Chief Executive Officer

After a long legal career and having personal and professional experience with both mental health and substance abuse issues, Amy left the practice of law and founded Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center. With the initial vision realized, Amy’s focus is on guiding the company’s growth and strategy to continue to provide and maintain the highest quality care and standards that Viewpoint has become known for. Amy also continues to use her legal training to help eliminate the stigma associated with mental health disorders and the disease of addiction.

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Carolyn Novicoff

Chief Admin Officer

Carolyn Novicoff has devoted her professional life to working with individuals and families struggling with mental health, addiction and serious behavioral issues. After finishing her course work for a doctorate in Education, she was named Associate Executive Director for Father Flanagan’s Boys’ Home. Her responsibilities included implementing and overseeing 69 programs at 16 different sites in 13 states outside of the Omaha, Nebraska headquarters. She has also worked as a private consultant to the Hershey Corporation and St. Vincent De Paul helping those organizations create similar programming. Carolyn’s extensive experience coupled with her strong behavioral programming methods have been instrumental in shaping the Viewpoint program.

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Dr. Terry Vaughan

Medical Director

Dr. Terry Vaughan opened her private practice in 2010. Prior to opening her practice, she served as the Medical Director of West Yavapai Guidance Clinic, and has practiced in Prescott for 18 years. She was one of 41 psychiatrists national awarded the 2009 “Exemplary Psychiatrist” award by NAMI (the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill). She works with patients suffering from mood disorders, substance dependence, developmental disabilities and psychotic disorders. She is Board Certified in psychiatry and works with adults and adolescents 13 and up. She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Medical Association.

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Bevan Gottlieb, LISAC

Executive Director

Bevan Gottlieb has been working in the field of addiction and trauma for over 20 years. She obtained her license as an independent substance abuse counselor in 2004. She worked at The Meadows in Wickenburg AZ and trained with Pia Melody. She was also the executive director at Pia’s Place in Prescott AZ. Curiosity about people and a desire to help those in need has always been a driving force in Bevan’s life. Dedicating her professional life to assisting others towards insight and growth has proven to be the most gratifying for her.

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Billy Bilbray, MS, LISAC

Clinical Director & Director of Family Programming

Billy earned his undergraduate degree from the University of San Diego in Business Administration and his Master’s Degree in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University. In addition, Billy is training in Somatic Experiencing trauma therapy. Billy uses an eclectic blend of Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Strength-Based, Solution-Focused approaches to help clients make positive changes in their lives. Billy promotes “Living in Integrity” to help clients build self-esteem and alleviate shame and guilt. Billy encourages clients to achieve and maintain a proper recovery balance consisting of self-care (exercise, good nutrition, sleep, etc.), family, spirituality, 12 step program, career development, and the all-important fun and play. Billy also encourages clients to view music as a valuable recovery tool. Everybody has a song or band that lifts their spirits no matter how down they may be. Music also has the power to calm anxiety and fear.

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Ben Thornley

BSc (Psychology); MS Social Work; MA Systemic (Family) Therapy, Director of Clinical Development

Ben grew up in England but moved to Arizona in 2019 to be with his American wife. He has 20 years’ experience in the UK’s National Health Service (NHS) working with adults, children, and adolescents with mental health problems such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and personality disorders. Ben is qualified in CBT, DBT and family therapy, and has also published several research papers relating to the treatment of schizophrenia. He was a family therapist in England and hopes to become a licensed therapist here in Arizona. Ben is dedicated to ensuring that Viewpoint develops and delivers the most effective treatments possible. He enjoys hiking and playing tennis, as well as spending time with his wife and children.

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Dr. Julia Summers

Primary Therapist

Dr. Julia Summers is a licensed professional counselor in Arizona and Oregon. In addition, Dr. Summers holds a Ph.D. in Family Psychology with over 17 years of experience with family, adolescent, and adults. Dr. Summers trains and conducts Dialectical Behavioral Therapy groups to provide strategies for managing cravings, anxiety, mood disorders, and depression. DBT assists in regulation of emotions and relapse prevention. It is also used to develop strategies to reduce distress, increase mindfulness, and foster emotional regulation skills. Furthermore, Dr. Summers specializations include working with dual diagnosis, addictions, depression, anxiety, and mood disorders. Dr. Summers also has a private practice in Prescott.
Dr. Summers currently lives in Prescott and enjoys family, hiking, and other outdoor activities. At home, Dr. Summers enjoys spending time with her husband, therapy dogs Morgan Mackenzie, and three cats, Maddy, Tommy boy, and Poppy.

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Timothy Sanderson

Primary Therapist

Timothy Sanderson has a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Phoenix and a Master of Science in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Additionally, with over 12 years in recovery following 24 years of active addiction, he has a broad range of real-life experience with both the problem and the solution to draw on. Tim’s philosophy is that addiction is the result of the addict attempting to cope with life using the wrong tools. Recovery is finding the right tool-room for a joyful, fulfilling, and sustainable life. Tim finds his greatest joy in sharing his life with his wife and their two cats, playing guitar, and reading everything on Kindle unlimited.

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Donna Castaneda, M.S. SAC

Primary Therapist

Donna Castaneda has been working in the recovery field in some capacity for the last nine years. Having over 12 years of personal sobriety herself, she understands that substance abuse is but a symptom of one’s past experiences. She holds a Masters degree in Substance Abuse Counseling and a minor in Social Work. Having been diagnosed with Attention Deficit herself, her passion is to help those with mental health and substance abuse to learn to be the best they can be.

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Kathy Smith

Compliance Officer

Kathy Smith joined Viewpoint in 2016. She brings twenty plus years of recovery in the Narcotics Anonymous program. Kathy has worked in the recovery field since 2002. Kathy began as a Women’s Program Manager and moved up to the role of Compliance Officer. Kathy has assisted Viewpoint in becoming State and City licensed and Joint Commission accredited. She remains up-to-date on all regulations and is proud to facilitate continuous compliance.

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Cody Burton

Operations Director

Cody Burton is a native Kansan and active member in the AA Community. He endured his own struggles with Alcohol Dependence for 14 years. Following seeking treatment in 2017, Cody developed a strong sense of devotion for giving back and helping others who struggle with Substance Use, Alcohol Dependence and Mental Illness. He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Kansas State University in Life Science, Master’s Degree from University of Kentucky in Plant and Soil Science and spent one year working towards a Doctorate at Louisiana State University. Cody brings his life experiences and awareness of detail to his current position as Operations Director at Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center.

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Steven Nolan

Business Development Director

Steven has been working in the substance abuse and mental health field covering a wide range of departments and specialties. He has been a part of the recovery community since 2015 and has found his passion in helping patients receive proper care for substance abuse and mental health. Steven has a strong appreciation and understanding of what patients and their families go through in order to find the right treatment facility for their loved one.

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Joseph Case

Director of Marketing/Outreach

Joseph is originally from Baton Rouge, where he spent his younger years, until moving to Arizona. Joseph found a passion for working in the recovery field in 2015 and has committed to helping those suffering from drug, alcohol, and mental health disorders since. Josephs role at Viewpoint is Director of Marketing, but he has worked in the roles of adventure director, group facilitator, and residential technician. He feels blessed that he can help individuals inflicted with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders get the help that they need for a
successful future.

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Cassie Heeps

Administrative Assistant/Office Manager

Cassie, originally from Milwaukee, WI, came to Arizona in 2015 to start her life over after a long battle with addiction. She has been working in the treatment industry since 2016 and thoroughly enjoys it.  She loves giving back and helping other women overcome the same obstacles she has faced. In her free time, Cassie enjoys being a mom and yoga.

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Joseph Finger

Med-Room Coordinator

Joseph Finger moved to Prescott, AZ in 2016 to better his life. He has a passion for helping others and is currently enrolled in school to obtain his bachelor’s in psychology. Outside of work and school he enjoys playing music, helping others, and spending time with his dog.

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Anton Lang

Case Manager/Assistant Compliance Officer

Anton attended school at Notre Dame Preparatory High School in Scottsdale, Arizona and attended college at the University of Arizona. Entering recovery on Christmas day 2016, Anton is committed to helping others with co occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Working in the recovery field since early 2018, Anton’s functions at Viewpoint include Case Management and Assistant Compliance Officer.

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Joseph LeTendre

Housing Coordinator

Joseph Letendre hails from Milwaukee, where he humbly struggled with his substance abuse problems. His journey with drugs led him to the rooms of 12-Step programs and treatment. Joey has found success after completing a long term treatment here in Prescott, where he learned how to become a responsible contributor to society. Joey is an active member of AA in Prescott and helps others that are in the predicament that he once was. Joey has had experience working with addicts and alcoholics for the past two years and says he commits to continuing to do it because of the gratitude it brings him. In his spare time, he likes to read, write, hike, and play soccer.

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Jessica Heck

Medical Room Technician

Jess studied as an undergrad at Northern Arizona University as well as Yavapai Community College.  She has completed all nursing pre and corequisites focusing on the applied sciences.  For the past five years, Jess has worked in both Internal Medicine and Family Medicine respectively.  Recently she has decided to focus on a more individualized field which is behavioral health. Jess strives to make positive impacts on those she cares for and likes the specificity that Viewpoint has to offer.

 

If you want to learn more about our addiction treatment staff at Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center, or you’re ready to get treatment for your addiction and mental illness, contact our staff at 855.746.3633 today.