Our Treatment Team

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

The clinical staff at Viewpoint Recovery Center is dedicated to offering 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 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.

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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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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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.

Joseph Finger

Med Room Coordinator

Joseph Finger is in the 7th year of his career with Viewpoint Dual Recovery Center. Throughout his time here, he has demonstrated a consistent passion for helping those who come through our doors get their lives back on track in overcoming both mental health and substance abuse issues. His professional experience has given him a unique understanding of the dynamics of dual diagnosis treatment, which he draws on daily in assisting our clients. Joseph graduated with his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Grand Canyon University in 2020 and has over 5 years of experience in managing and coordinating the medical and psychiatric care of our clients. 

Vladimer Ford

Director of Operations

Vladimer Ford brings over 8 years of invaluable experience as the Director of Operations with a strong background in both personal and professional setting. Vladimer has a deep understanding of the complexities and challenges that individuals facing mental health and substance abuse issues encounter.  

Throughout Vladimer’s career and 3 years with Viewpoint he has demonstrated exceptional leadership skills, a commitment to providing high-quality care, and a passion for making a positive impact in the lives of others. His expertise in overseeing day to day operations and fostering a supportive and collaborative work environment makes him an integral part of our facility’s mission to provide the highest standard of care.  

Andrea Nicholson, LMSW

Primary Therapist

Andrea Nicholson is an experienced Therapist with over 10 years’ experience of working in the hospital & treatment industry. She is skilled in Crisis Intervention, Clinical Internship Supervision, Dual Diagnosis, and Family Interventions. Andrea is also EMDR and ART Therapy trained.  She believes that the opposite of addiction and dual diagnosis is connection and strives to instill the value of interconnectedness in recovery. As a Primary Therapist with Viewpoint, Andrea brings compassion and empathy to clients with addiction and dual diagnosis symptomology. Emphasis is placed on family systems theory as part of the recovery process, understanding that clients will return home to the environment from which they came, with new coping strategies that need to be taught to the families as well.  

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