Individualized Recovery Goals that Guide You to a Better Life

Camelback Recovery provides a wide variety of mental health, addiction treatment, sober living, and recovery coaching services. Everything we offer has been specifically selected to contribute to your recovery journey and long-term sobriety. This list is a good illustration of how we separate ourselves from any other treatment center in the area, but to experience it is much different. If you are interested in learning more about any of the items listed, feel free to give us a call to schedule a tour or simply talk to an admissions specialist.


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Compare Camelback Recovery to Other Treatment Centers

Services Camelback Recovery Other Centers
Private Rooms Available
Full-Time W2 Housing Staff
Recovery Resources and Meeting Lists
Meals Prepared & Provided
Random Drug Testing Two Times Per Week
Random Breathalyzer Two Times Per Week
Weekly House Meetings
Computer and Printer for Residents Use
Netflix and YouTube Live TV
MAT Friendly
INCLUDED TECHNOLOGY SERVICES Camelback Recovery Other Centers
Technology-Assisted Care
Camelback Accountability and Support App (C.A.S.A.)
GPS Tracking
Meeting Check-Ins through C.A.S.A. App
Activity Tracking on C.A.S.A. App
Daily Check-Ins on C.A.S.A. App
Daily Email Reports to Support Network
LUXURY SERVICESCamelback Recovery  Camelback Recovery Other Centers
Upscale Housing and Amenities
The 5 Pillar Integration Process
Gourmet family-style dinners Prepared 5 Nights per week (community dinners)
Healthy Groceries for all Meals and Snacks
Personal Goal Setting and Goal Accountability
Gym Memberships
Professionally Decorated Homes (creates environments that are conducive to recovery)
Comfortable Pillow-Top Mattresses
ADDITIONAL SUPPORT SERVICES  Camelback Recovery Other Centers
Transportation Services
Recovery Coaching
Sober Companion
Case Management
If the client is attending IOP or PHP, Weekly Resident Notes can be sent to Treatment Team.
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Our Team

Brennan Mikkelson

Executive Director

Brennan’s journey working in the recovery field starts with his own journey of recovery. After struggling with addiction for many years, Brennan now celebrates several years of continuous sobriety. Throughout that time, Brennan has worked in many different roles and Departments in the behavioral health industry. Brennan started working as a Behavioral health Technician (BHT) helping clients with everyday tasks of navigating the hardships of starting the recovery process.

Megan Racer

Director of Community Outreach

Megan has a strong passion for helping others that are struggling with mental health and substance abuse issues due to her own journey. She has worked as a BHT, case manager, admissions representative, and now holds the role of Community Outreach for Camelback Recovery.

Ryan Jongeward

Director of Admissions and Alumni Relations

Ryan has been involved in the mental health and substance abuse field since 2017. Since day one, he has been dedicated to helping individuals experience the freedom that he has felt. In 2016, Ryan got sober after years of struggling with addiction.

Darren Lee

Clinical Director

Darren Lee is a Licensed Professional Counselor and the Clinical Director at Camelback Recovery in Phoenix, Arizona. Darren has over 15 years’ experience in the areas of clinical program management, staff training and development, curriculum development, strategic planning, process improvement, quality management.

Nina Davis

Program Manager

Nina Davis, originally from Canton OH,  joined Camelback Recovery as a House Manager in 2018 only having 90 days sober. Working under Tim Westbrook, she realized her purpose was to help people and inevitably got the chance to touch more peoples lives when she was promoted to the Program Director 9 months later.

Sera Goldman

Clinic Lead

Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Sera holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University with a focus in Addiction Recovery using 12-Step and DBT.

Jennifer Hoffman


Jennifer obtained her master’s degree in professional counseling from Grand Canyon University. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor with certifications in Trauma (advanced), Accelerated Resolution Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and trained in EMDR (EMDRIA approved). Jennifer is a trauma survivor with over 20 years in recovery. She is passionate about treating clients with respect, autonomy, and compassion. Jennifer strives to create a safe space that is unique to every individual. She is committed to supporting others collaboratively, as they explore their purpose and values while building resiliency for growth and transformation.

Rana Coniglio

Trauma Therapist

Rana is a Licensed Associate Counselor and obtained her master’s degree from Pepperdine University in Clinical Psychology. She is trained in EMDR (EMDRIA Approved), Trauma-Focused CBT, and DBT. As a trauma-informed and Middle Eastern therapist, Rana incorporates not just a culturally sensitive approach, but takes the time to form a strong and trusting relationship with each and every client according to each of their unique needs. She truly believes that addiction is formed due to both its function and its mechanism; making it a priority to treat both in therapy. Rana believes that with trust, patience, a stable environment and support, a genuine difference can be made in each and every client’s life.

Amanda Erickson

Case Manager

Amanda has been sober since February of 2020, and began working in treatment in January of 2021. Amanda began as a BHT, and has worked her way up through various positions to become a Case Manager. Since beginning her recovery journey Amanda has gone back to school to pursue a degree in Psychology with the goal of one day becoming an addiction and trauma therapist.

Brisa Hopkins

Case Manager

Brisa Hopkins is an Arizona native born and raised here in Phoenix. She is set to graduate with her Bachelor’s degree in Applied Human Behavior in May of 2023. Brisa plans to continue her education and obtain a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in order to become a licensed professional counselor.  Brisa is fiercely passionate about helping others lead a more healthy, happy, and balanced life. Brisa is dedicated to providing support in whatever way she can to promote recovery and personal growth. Her responsibilities at the clinic include assesments, case management, and group facilitation.  In her spare time, Brisa enjoys hiking, going to the gym, reading, and being with her pet Goldendoodles Buttercup and Westley.

Chloe Grossman

Group Facilitator

Born in China, Chloe was raised in the New York area. She was a client at Camelback and has been in recovery since 2019. She began working in the industry soon thereafter.

Brandon Edwards

BHS Supervisor

Brandon found his passion for working with recovering addicts and in the mental health industry, when he started on his own path of recovery. He has been working in the recovery field since 2015, and is now coming up on 5 years clean and sober. Brandon brings knowledge, compassion, and laughter to the homes of our company.

John Martinez


John has 10 yrs in recovery with Alcoholics Anonymous and 3 yrs with Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACA). He is also active in his Church, Elevation, where he leads a Bible Study for Addiction.

Taylor Zeringue

Community Outreach

Originally from Anchorage Alaska, Taylor’s family relocated to Phoenix in ‘96. He struggled with mental health issues from an early age. Soon after, drug abuse followed. After years of floundering, he was introduced to recovery through a local treatment center. There he learned the skills necessary to overcome his traumas.

Libby Righi

Admissions Coordinator

Libby has been working in the mental health and substance abuse field since 2015. She found a passion for helping others struggling with substance abuse and mental health after recovering from her own addiction in 2013. Since then, Libby has taken on multiple positions in the recovery field and has worked in admissions to help individuals find a safe environment to recover since 2018. Libby believes that the first call asking for help is a pivotal moment in a person’s recovery journey and has a passion to be there to help people and their families navigate how to get help during such an emotional and overwhelming time. Outside of work, Libby spends her free time hanging out with her daughter and husband.

Erika Herrera

BHS Supervisor

Graduating in summer 2023 with a bachelors in counseling specializing in substance use treatment. Attending a Masters program in Trauma starting Fall 2023 as a goal to be a trauma therapist. Erika has been sober since May 28, 2017 and encompasses  knowledge, experience, and relatability to the clients as a way to connect and guide them in their recovery. 

Chris Drake

Executive Assistant

Chris’ personal journey through addiction gave him a passion to help those still fighting that battle. Chris began his journey in the Nonprofit Treatment Sector, where Regional & National program development and modalities became his niche. Chris and his family relocated to Arizona in 2022 where his journey began with Camelback Recovery. Chris is involved in multiple aspects of organizational development serving in an administrative role. For those still fighting I leave you with this…”There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” -C.S. Lewis

Timothy Westbrook

Chief Executive Officer

Timothy Westbrook is in the business of helping people recover from substance use disorders and process addictions. Tim was born and raised in Southern California and spent his teen years in Oxnard, California. He attended the University of California, Davis where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Business.

Chris Newman

Chief Operating Officer

Chris’ passion and purpose in life is to assist clients and families in achieving freedom from addiction. Chris approaches those who need help with care and compassion and strives to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and love. Chris’ message to all is “Everyone deserves help, and anyone can recover if they are willing.”

Partners & Affiliates

The Camelback Recovery Integration Process

At Camelback Recovery, we’ve created the Camelback Recovery Integration Process. The Camelback Recovery Integration Process consists of Five Pillars. The Five Pillars are ACCOUNTABILITY, SUPPORT, STRUCTURE, COMMUNITY, and PURPOSE. Those are the five main pillars of our program and that’s what makes us different and what makes our program work.

What does that look like?

  • On-site/live-in house managers to provide support and accountability
  • Technology-Assisted Care
    • Full access to the Camelback Accountability and Support App (C.A.S.A.)
    • GPS tracking
    • Meeting check-ins
    • Personal goal setting/accountability
    • Activity check-off/tracking
    • Recovery resources and meeting lists
    • Daily email reports to support network
    • Accountability and support maintained throughout the day with house manager
  • Healthy groceries for all meals and snacks
  • Gourmet family-style dinners prepared 5 nights per week (community dinners)
  • Gym membership
  • Professionally decorated homes, which helps to create environments that are conducive to recovery
  • Random drug testing two times per week
  • Random breathalyzer two times per week
  • Comfortable pillow-top mattresses
  • Daily check ins
  • Weekly house meetings
  • 12-step based
  • Computer and printer for resident use
  • Internet/WiFi
  • Live TV
  • If client is attending IOP or PHP, weekly resident notes can be sent to treatment team
  • Additional support services easily available
    • Recovery Coaching
    • Sober Transport
    • Sober Companion
    • Case Management

For a more detailed look into our program, continue reading below

First off, clients are out of bed by 8 AM, the bed is made, and chores are done. The home is always immaculate because clients are kept accountable and doing what they’re supposed to do. By getting out of bed by eight o’clock, making their bed, and doing their chores, they build a new sleeping habit, gain accountability, and ultimately they get the day started right.

Second is the food. Addicts early on in recovery often have not eaten very well at all, they have not taken care of themselves, they’re depleted of the nutrients and all of the things that their bodies need in order to be healthy, so a lot of times their guts are destroyed but they don’t know how to eat right.

So we provide groceries for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks. The food we provide is all high quality and organic when possible, and we cater to each individual’s specific needs when it is reasonable.

Another benefit of us providing the food is that it allows the residents an opportunity to cook and eat breakfast and lunch together if they desire. Just as with any healthy family, it’s not required and it’s not that they’re always going to eat together, but having that available helps build the healthy environment and community of the home.

Our house managers also take pride in preparing gourmet family-style dinners for the residents 5 nights a week to furthermore provide an opportunity to dine together in community. More often than not, this community is what they did not have before going into treatment.

Unfortunately, at a lot of other halfway houses or sober living homes, people are responsible for buying and cooking their own food. The problem with this is that they don’t know how to buy the right food and they cook their own food in isolation, they’re not being part of a healthy family. So providing food is part of how we create a healthy family environment to help build community and structure in our homes.

One of our Five Pillars is Purpose. It’s a requirement that everybody has a purpose. We require people to live life with intention with at least 32 hours a week of school, work, IOP, volunteering or doing something productive with their day. Our homes are not some of those sit around and play video games kind of home because we are living life with intention and working hard towards long term sobriety.

The next thing is self-care. We require five units of self-care per week. What that means is that residents are going to the gym, doing yoga, hiking Camelback Mountain, going to the dentist, getting a haircut, getting their nails done, etc. Self Care looks different for each individual but the main point is that they’re being mindful of how they’re taking care of themselves.

The next thing is, our house managers are full-time W2 employees. And what that means is that their full-time job is to facilitate recovery at the homes and hold clients accountable to the rules and the requirements of the home.

We are a 12 step-based home which means that every client is working a 12 step program, they have a sponsor, they’re working the steps, they go to meetings every single day, they have a homegroup, and they have a service commitment.

We drug test two times a week and we breathalyze randomly two times a week. The reason why we drug test and breathalyze is as a preventative measure, not because we want to catch somebody drinking or using. They know that they’re going to get drug tested, they know that they’re going to get breathalyzed therefore when they come across an opportunity to drink or use they’re not going to do it because they know they’re going to get caught.

We utilize technology-assisted care with the C.A.S.A. app (Camelback Accountability and Support Application). The C.A.S.A. app is how we track all of our client’s activities. That’s how we hold them accountable to work in a 12 step program making sure they are calling their sponsor every single day, going to a meeting every single day, doing their self-care five days a week, making their bed, and doing their chores.

These are all the things that we hold them accountable for. We know that they go to a meeting because we can see their journey through GPS tracking and they check in on the C.A.S.A. app that they were at the meeting. We use GPS tracking as a preventative measure just like drug testing. We don’t follow them around. We don’t micromanage their journey throughout the day. They know in their minds that we know where they’re at. And if they go to a meeting and check-in and then leave, we can see that they were only at the meeting for a short amount of time. So it’s just a higher level of accountability and it’s a higher level of support.

Curfew is 10 o’clock during the week, it’s 11 o’clock on the weekends. Once again, it’s just it’s being part of a normal healthy schedule.

Homes are located in desirable neighborhoods. The homes are nice and they’re professionally decorated, which is conducive to recovery. It’s not just that the homes are nice, but our homes feel like home. They have artwork and accessories like a nice home. They have the energy of a nice home, a home that people want to be at. Our homes are very well appointed and very comfortable in a very good setting for somebody that wants to be clean and sober.

Typically, three to six months is how long it takes to get somebody integrated back into living life on their own, to where they’re in a healthy place and can make healthy choices, so the Camelback Recovery integration process needs at least 90 days. Once they’re in a healthy place and they’re making healthy choices, then we believe the next step is for them to transition out into living on their own. And until they’re ready to make healthy choices, our experience is that they should stay in sober living, where they have the accountability, structure, community, support, and purpose. It’s all of those key ingredients working together to help individuals live a clean and sober and happy life.

Additionally, because we require a three-month commitment from all of our clients, we’re not a revolving door. Everybody that’s there is there for at least three months. When a client moves in, the people that they move in with are going to be there for a while, that’s their community and those are their people. A lot of these other homes are weekly, they’re revolving doors and the revolving door is not conducive to recovery. The three-month commitment also attracts people that really want to be clean and sober. We attract people that are a little more mature and ready to take that next step in their journey to recovery.

We also provide recovery coaching services. Recovery coaching is an additional layer of accountability and support. Recovery coaches are peer support certified and they are working their own programs of recovery. A recovery coach is an advocate and a friend. A recovery coach is not a sponsor nor a therapist. A recovery coach, if anything, is going to be the liaison between a sponsor and a therapist. A recovery coach is just there to meet a client where he or she is at and give them the support in whatever he or she needs whether it’s “I need to find a new job, I need to find a new homegroup I need to find a new sponsor, I’m moving to a new location so I need to find a new community.” A recovery coach is going to support a client in whatever way they need to be supported. Whether it’s through giving them 12 step support, taking them to a meeting, holding them accountable, helping them fill out insurance paperwork or a resume, helping them find a new job, or whatever the case may be, they are there for them.

A recovery coach gets paid to support a client. A sponsor’s job is to take a client through the steps. Although many sponsors do a lot more, their main job is to take a person through the steps, and that’s it. The recovery coach goes way above and beyond. A therapist typically is going to meet with the client for a one or two hour period of time every week. And a therapist is typically not going to be available outside of a scheduled appointment whereas a recovery coach is going to be available to call, text, FaceTime, or anything else.