Scottsdale Recovery Center Staff

Introducing Phoenix and Scottsdale Arizona’s premiere drug, alcohol and dual-diagnosis addiction treatment professionals committed to your enduring recovery success

Everyone at Scottsdale Recovery Center has years of experience in drug and alcohol addiction, either in a management role or as a recovering addict. From the CEO to the yoga instructor and house managers, we have been where you are, so we can relate to and facilitate your recovery. Our deep understanding and commitment to each client’s treatment process sets us apart from your traditional drug rehabs. We learned the hard way, what works and doesn’t work in the realm of drug and alcohol addiction treatment, enabling us to create Arizona’s finest addiction recovery centers. The success of your recovery is our passion…


Chris Cohn, MAC, NCRS, LASAC, Founder, Co-Owner | Scottsdale Recovery Center
Chris Cohn, MAC, NCRS, LASAC, Founder, Co-Owner

Chris Cohn holds a Masters Degree in Addiction Counseling, (MAC), a LASAC (Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor), NCRS (National Certified Recovery Specialist) and has a Bachelors Degree from the University of Arizona in Tuscon – Go Wildcats! Being in the recovery field himself, Chris brings strength, hope and inspiration to the organization as well as a strong desire and passion to help people get and stay sober. Chris was born and raised in Arizona and is well connected in the recovering community. Chris went to Brophy College Preparatory then graduated from the University of Arizona with a Sociology Major / Psychology Minor. Chris wanted to continue his education and study addiction more thoroughly, so he attained his Masters Degree in Addiction Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Apart from being the Founder and Owner, he is highly involved in the therapeutic processes; utilizing his personal journey through recovery as well as his education. Both Chris  in this business for one reason: To help the still suffering alcoholic and addict get and stay sober. Furthermore, his ability to think outside the box and employ the best network of licensed therapists, substance abuse counselors, sober coaches, detox doctors, medical doctors, Interventionists and psychiatrists ,opens the door to an all-encompassing recovery program that goes far beyond just Inpatient Drug Rehab. The programs implemented are all PROVEN to keep people sober and attain life-long sobriety. We give you the tools needed to get and stay sober; the willingness, acceptance and ones ability to surrender must come from within.

 


 

 

       

David Larimer, Program Director

David Larimer possesses the desire to go above and beyond all expectations to ensure client satisfaction and strives to keep our treatment centers “Sanctuaries For Sobriety.” David is committed to helping people stay sober and is a huge asset to our organization. His love for his fellow employees and the clients are paramount in Davids ideology to try to fix the drug addiction epedemic; to not just put a band aid on it and say its healed. Healing takes time and David, as well as our  Clinical Directors, have developed a world renowned long-term treatment program here at Scottsdale Recovery Center.   David brings to the table tremendous business and recovery experience, passion, commitment, honesty and integrity.

 

 


 

Dan D. Sours, MC, LPC | Scottsdale Recovery Center

Dan D. Sours, MC, LPC, Head Therapist

Dan has a Bachelor of Science Business Administration (BSBA) and a Master of Counseling (MC) degree from the University of Phoenix. He is a Licensed Professional Therapist (LPC) in Arizona with over 20 years experience working as a Clinician and Clinical Director, actively involved in program development. His professional experience has been primarily focused on substance abuse disorders, but he specializes in all mental health issues, addictions (chemical, eating disorders, compulsive sexual behaviors, etc.), dual diagnosis, trauma, grief, individual, group and family therapy. He believes that all addicts need individual therapy to identify core issues in their lives that lead to the dysfunctional behavior patterns linked to their addictive behavior. He uses a wide range of therapeutic modalities, but he has special training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and psychodrama (Action Focused Therapy). Dan believes that it is very important to educate family about codependency and enabling so they become aware of how to be a healthy support system for the recovering addict.

 

 


 

Brough Stewart, MC, LPC | Scottsdale Recovery Center

Brough Stewart, MC, LPC

Brough has worked in the mental health/addiction treatment field for almost 30 years with experience at The Meadows, The John Bradshaw Center, Charter Behavioral Health, Banner Behavioral Health, Calvary Addiction Recovery Center and The Sundance Center in Scottsdale, AZ. Brough specializes in individual, couples and family therapy. Brough has been “clean & sober” for over 32 years now and loves working with people who are struggling because if they are willing to do the work, they must be willing to take the risk. Brough is an integral part of the treatment team here at Scottsdale Recovery Center.

 

 

 

 


 

Dr. Randy Gelow, MD, Medical Director | Scottsdale Recovery Center

Dr. Randy Gelow, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Gelow is the current Medical Director for Scottsdale Recovery Center. Originally born and raised in Michigan, Dr. Gelow received his Medical Doctorate (MD) degree from American University of the Caribbean. After getting a taste for the sun, and moving around the country a bit, he has found his way to Scottsdale, Arizona and completed his Residency at Scottsdale Healthcare (now HonorHealth) in Family Medicine. His motivation and varied interests in medicine show as he advocates for his patient’s health and success. Dr. Gelow has profound and extremely knowledgeable experience in substance abuse addiction disorders as well as medications pertaining to addiction treatment and recovery. Dr. Gelow joined Scottsdale Recovery October 2015.

 

 

 


 

Charlene Sarraf, Certified Life Coach, Director of Phase 2 | Scottsdale Recovery Center

Charlene Sarraf, Certified Life Coach, Director of Phase 2

Charlene is a Certified Life Coach specializing in helping others go beyond their current circumstances. By addressing life skills, while utilizing recovery tools, she maximizes on the strengths of our clients to reach their full potential and achieves results by her direct approach. She lends compassion, insightfulness and professionalism to each individual and meets them on their journey of recovery.

Charlene brings 14 years of sobriety with four years of private coaching experience to our center. Her enthusiastic love for living a sober life is apparent in every aspect of her life. Her interests include hiking, tennis, meditation and time with family and friends. Scottsdale Recovery Center is delighted to have Charlene join our team to enhance the well-being of those who are seeking to reclaim their lives, particularly those clients who have completed Phase 1 of our program. Charlene helps Phase 2 clients with finding suitable jobs, applying for schools, interviewing techniques, resume building and how to utilize the tools learned in Phase 1 and apply them to the outside world.

 


 

Lisa Moody - MA, LISAC, Clinical Director | Scottsdale Recovery Center

Lisa Moody, MA, LISAC, Clinical Director

Lisa has over twenty-five years of experience in the field of counseling and fourteen years in the management of outpatient, residential, and inpatient settings, most often in the area of substance abuse treatment. Lisa has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Counseling with a Specialization in Addiction from Marywood University in Scranton Pennsylvania and has been BBHE licensed in Arizona since 2004.

Lisa has worked as a Counselor, Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Operations Director and Clinical Director. Lisa was chosen to be 1 of 15 professionals (from over 100 applicants from the southwest region of the country) to attend the Leadership Institute in California sponsored by UCLA. She has extensive experience serving both juveniles and adults with substance abuse issues in the criminal justice system. She specializes in addiction treatment and trauma, she is trained in EMDR which is an integral part of her therapy services.

 


 

House Managers | Scottsdale Recovery Center

House Managers

The House Managers play an integral role in the day-to-day operations at Scottsdale Recovery Center. Most of them are graduates of our program and they are all in recovery and sober for many years. Besides supervising the clients and managing the homes where the clients live, the managers offer their experience, strength and hope on a daily basis and stand as role models for all the clients going through the program.

 

 


 

Jordan Denae Macbeth, Recovery Based Yoga Instructor, Spiritual and Meditation Guide | Scottsdale Recovery Center

Jordan Denae Macbeth, Recovery Based Yoga Instructor, Spiritual and Meditation Guide

Having dealt with anxiety and depression personally, Yoga has been my saving grace. I’ve learned to use the wisdom of my body, gain better control over my mind and calm my nerves and emotions. Yoga has brought me so much awareness and clarity of my body and mind and the link between the two. It has helped me to remember that creating this life is up to ME. We can’t control life but we can Look inward, Stop placing blame on outside sources, Begin to take our power and responsibility back, Focus on growth & improvement, and Practice acceptance of who we are. I am a Yoga instructor, Reiki Practitioner and Cosmic Consultant. I began my Yoga practice in 2002 and in 2009 completed my 200hr certification at Southwest Institute of Healing Arts in Tempe, AZ, received my YogaWorks certification in 2012 and in 2013, I became one of only 2 certified Naam Yoga Therapists in the state of Arizona. A newer practice on the West Coast, Naam is a Meditative practice that uses the powerful healing of breath {pranayama}, basic movement {asana}, chanting {mantra} and rhythmic movement to heal and balance the body and mind. We literally change our energy from the inside out.

 


 

Jennifer Wolff – Registered Yoga Instructor | Scottsdale Recovery Center

Jennifer Wolff – Registered Yoga Instructor

Jennifer Wolff is an avid yoga practitioner and instructor in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona. Trained by John Salisbury, known as the teacher’s teacher, Jennifer has been influenced in mixing traditional asana with modern music and messages, enabling her students to intertwine their modern life with the ancient practice. In addition to teaching yoga at prestigious studios in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Jennifer has trained specifically for teaching to those in addictive recovery programs, where she finds her greatest joy in changing people’s perspectives and lives by exposing them to yoga. Prior to being a yoga instructor, Jennifer served in top Public Relations roles for high technology companies, such as Hewlett-Packard and Novell, as well as independent, lifestyle clients.

 

 

 


 

Randi Keiper, Women's Program, House Director

Randi Keiper – Women’s Program,
House Director

When I entered treatment I was lost, broken, broke, and had burned all my bridges with my family. I truly believed I was a lost soul who hit rock bottom.
Now almost 10 years later I can’t begin to describe how different my life is. With a lot of hard work, and a program of recovery, and gratitude, I went back to school to get my certificate in Addiction Studies and have been working in treatment for 6 years. My passion is helping others who struggle with substance abuse and especially those who feel they are too old to change. I’m living proof it’s never too late. I help women find their true calling and passion and assist them with everything while here at SRC.


 

 

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