Knowing you are in good hands with a team of addiction treatment specialists who truly care about your well being is important to anyone seeking addiction treatment. Addressing and overcoming behavioral addictions or substance abuse disorders is an incredibly difficult and personal experience, and we’re here to help.
Jason Turner, MSW, CEO
After a 10 year active military career and at the brink of utter collapse, owing to his own substance use, Jason realized that something needed to change. The pain of continuing down the road he was on, was for the first time, more than the pain of making a change. It is from this realization and the belief that challenges overcome create change, that Recover Strong began. After addressing and recovering from his own challenges Jason felt compelled to give back to the community of recovering addicts. His passion for helping others is limitless and he has spent the last twelve years working in the treatment industry. During this time he also attended Arizona State University in order to complete his academic training acquiring an MSW degree.
Over the years Jason became more and more convinced that we could do more to help those suffering from substance use disorder. It wasn’t until a serendipitous event at a Crossfit gym in 2015 that it all came together for him. In the cold of a Northern Arizona December Jason walked into a Crossfit gym for the first time. As so many do their first time he felt self-conscious, unsure, and afraid. After pouring 100% effort into the workout of the day and not completing all of it, he felt defeated. Outside the gym during the cool down run an older gentleman who was also a class participant began running with Jason encouraging and supporting his commitment to change. Jason felt something that took him back to his earliest days on the path of recovery; connection and community. In that instant it came together in his mind that a sense of connection and community were imperative to the suffering addict, and that he needed to find a method to transmit these to his clients. Recover Strong was born!
In December of 2016 Jason assumed the role of CEO of Granite Mountain BHC. Since then he has been instrumental in the reclamation of the organization and the implementation of Recover Strong, and its principles, as the core of Granite Mountain. Under his leadership Granite Mountain has entered into a new epoch of its history, and is quickly becoming known within the industry as a powerful agent of positive change for the clients and the status quo of the industry.
The pillars of Commitment, Connection, and Community and their sister principles integrity, love, and loyalty have become the foundation of not only Jason’s life but the Recover strong program and Granite Mountain BHC.
Ben Isenberg, BS, BHT
Ben Isenberg a native of Eugene, Oregon and received his bachelors degree in sociology, with a business minor and Substance Abuse Prevention Program Certificate from the University of Oregon. Ben has worked in the Behavioral health and Addiction field since September 2012. Ben has worked various housing positions, medication management, gambling addiction and is a certified Brainpaint Nuerofeeback technician specifically in EEG Biofeedback treatments. Ben came aboard Granite Mountain Behavioral Healthcare in 2014 as a group facilitator and individual counselor where he grew and created the foundation of the program. Ben progressed to office manager overtaking the entire administrative department, then became the Program Director July of 2015 overseeing all the departments day to day operations. Ben’s hard work, dedication and passion to help others has created a successful environment for those in need of help overcoming the disease of addiction. Ben shares his experience and knowledge through his own addiction struggles and continues to be a light and compassionate leader in this field.
Dr. Ralph Luciani, D.O., M.S., M.D(H)
Dr. Ralph Luciani has over 40 years of medical experience and is Board certified in Family Practice, Preventive Medicine, Pain Management and Medical and Chemical Toxicology. Dr. Luciani has been the Medical Director of Granite Mountain Behavioral Healthcare in Prescott Arizona since November of 2014, and oversees the Medication-assisted treatment programs, and attends to physical evaluations and medical treatment for withdrawal and sobriety maintenance as well as general medical issues.
Dr. Luciani received education at Seton Hall University, attended medical school at the College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, studied Eastern Medicine both in the U.S. and in Asia and received a Ph.D. in medical Acupuncture for his research in pain and functional disorders. Dr. Luciani also has an M.S. Degree in Aerospace Medicine and is board-certified by the American Board of Chelation Therapy. He has studied Homeopathic Medicine with the National Center for Homeopathy in Washington, D.C., and received personal training in Homotoxicology. Dr. Luciani is certified specialist in pain management and practices environmental medicine. He is a member of the American Society of Addictive Medicine.
Dr. Wicklund is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with particular interest in treating PTSD (particularly in veterans and first responders), dual diagnosis (substance abuse along with another mental illness), and those with treatment resistant depression. She attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Microbiology in 2002 and her Master of Science degree in Food Chemistry in 2004. She then went on to the University of Illinois College of Medicine for medical school graduating in 2008. And in 2012, she completed her residency training in Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During her time at MCW, she served as Chief Resident for the Milwaukee VA where she found herself drawn to treating veterans.
After residency, she and her family relocated to sunny Scottsdale, AZ where she joined the medical staff at St. Joseph’s Hospital working with patients in the inpatient setting at Valley Hospital. In 2013 she had the opportunity to join the Phoenix VA and for the past 5 years has worked with patients both in the inpatient and outpatient settings. This has garnered her extensive experience in treating PTSD and dual diagnosis patients. She and her partner started Mindfully Integrated Health in November 2017 providing outpatient care in the Scottsdale area. She was excited to be asked to be Medical Director for Granite Mountain Behavioral Health because of their unique perspective in treating substance abuse and gambling with the use of Recover Strong philosophy. When not working, Dr. Wicklund enjoys spending time with her family and friends, reading, and doing jigsaw puzzles. She looks forward to working with you to improve your wellbeing and reach your full potential!
Michael is a Board Certified Physician Assistant with a background in general medicine. He completed his graduate training in Physician Assistant studies at Midwestern University in Glendale, AZ in 2014. After graduation, Michael worked for Arizona Center for Hand Surgery as well as the ENT department at the Phoenix VA Hospital. His interests include the interface between general medicine and psychiatry.
Michael is a veteran of the armed services having served in both the Army and Air Force. As an active member of the Army he served as a combat medic in Colorado and South Korea. After leaving the Army he transitioned to the Air Force National Guard with the 119th Fighter Wing in Fargo, North Dakota where he was a firefighter and EMT. During his Air National Guard service, he moved up through the ranks as a captain and eventually an assistant fire chief.
When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, painting, and photography. His family enjoys local phoenix activities such as the Phoenix zoo, hiking the various area parks, and bicycling, when the weather agrees!
Deanna Flores, CPHT BHPP
Having experienced the recovery process first hand, Deanna Flores brings her personal experience and success to Granite Mountain Behavioral Healthcare. She is able to use her passion for helping clients gain life skills and coordinate their medical care for a successful outcome. She enjoys her work at Granite Mountain as the Medical Supervisor. She comes to us with 16 months as a House Manager and 8 months as a Medical Technician.
Deanna has obtained certification the following areas: Certified Pharmacy Technician, Infections Disease, CPI Training, Certified Medical Technician, First Aid and CPR, Seizure Training and has worked actively in treatment for 2 years. Deanna strongly believes in her core values, and appreciates the opportunity to work with a team that shares her same aspirations.
Rob Heinrich, LPC
Rob brings years of varied experience to Granite Mountain Behavioral Healthcare. He graduated with a Masters in Counseling in ’92 from Denver Seminary. He worked as a general outpatient therapist for six years in a dual diagnosis capacity in his hometown of Scottsbluff Nebraska before moving to Wickenburg AZ in ’98 to specialize in eating disorders. In Wickenburg, he worked at Remuda Ranch as a primary therapist before becoming the Chaplain. In 2011 he went to A Soberway Home to serve as a primary therapist and clinical supervisor. In 2013, he felt called to move to Indiana to help start an adolescent eating disorder program, and was grateful to get back to his much loved state of AZ in January of 2015. Rob helps oversee the clinical team as well as leading a couple of the outpatient groups. He integrates his strong dependence on and the reality of the grace of God into his therapy and loves to help others strengthen their own faith in their journey.
His theoretical applications include EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, CBT, DBT, and a strong integration on the power of love and relationship with a person centered approach. His philosophy is that we are here to love and be loved and that counseling is not so much about changing us as freeing us to be who we are. He believes that addicts tend to be more spiritually sensitive than most of the population and is drawn to their depth and unwillingness to settle for the status quo.
Darryl Doss, LISAC, CSA
Darryl Doss, Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor (LISAC), has been licensed in treating substance abuse and addictions for the past 25 years. He has clinical experience in educating clients on the disease concept of addiction through individual sessions, written assignments, group therapy, intensive outpatient therapy, continuing care group therapy, and family therapy. He spent 9 of those years working with adolescents and their families to understand that addiction is a family disease using individual and group therapy. For the past 5 years he has been working with compulsive gamblers to overcome their addiction to gambling. He also monitors pilot’s on the HIMS program, meeting with them for group therapy and individual counseling and giving quarterly reports to Dr. Bryman who is an aviation medical doctor. Darryl has been in recovery for over 30 years and his passion for helping people overcome their addictions in the community has proven that he understands the needs of his clients, giving them the tools to live a healthier lifestyle in recovery.