Crestview offers a wide range of experienced and educated staff and contractors. Our therapists, doctors, case managers, and support staff are passionate about recovery and change. Their years of experience combined with their extensive education backgrounds make them the ideal team to help you or your loved one begin their journey to recovery. We pride ourselves on offering a diverse team, able to handle the most complex conditions with ease and comfort.

Therapists

Christine M. Artmann, MS, NCC, CADC III
LPC Intern
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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As a Primary Therapist at Crestview Recovery, Christine facilitates a therapy group in the morning, and conducts individual and family sessions in the afternoons. She brings broad experience to her practice at Crestview Recovery having worked in the addiction and mental health field for the past 8 years. In addition to residential and outpatient settings, she has experience facilitating both wilderness and equine therapies.

Christine comes from a background of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She helps clients challenge and change negative thoughts and behaviors that inhibit the achievement of goals and passions in life.

She received her Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Walden University and is currently working toward her Licensed Professional Counseling (LPC) certification with the State of Oregon. Christine is a National Certified Counselor and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor, Level 3.

When she is not working with clients, Christine enjoys kayaking, hiking, or spending time at the beach with her family. She finds spiritual replenishment from the outdoors and thrives being one with nature. She also volunteers her time at a local non-profit that strives to find safe and supportive homes for unwanted horses.

Heather Asaadi, MA, LMHC, MHP
Group Therapist, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Heather Asaadi is a Group Therapist with Crestview Recovery Services. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) and facilitates the Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) group.

“There are four primary DBT skills training modules: mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness,” says Heather. “By learning skills in these areas, individuals are given tools to find more balance, live effectively in the present moment, and develop greater control of their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors.”

Heather is experienced in mental health and addiction counseling for individual and group therapies, as well as outpatient and inpatient settings. Her experience includes working in an outpatient community mental health clinic as a part of the DBT Team. She is passionate about establishing meaningful and authentic therapeutic relationships while being attuned to issues of diversity and the environmental, cultural, and societal effects on people’s lives. She believes healing and growth occur within relationships, in which we experience and practice acceptance and validation.

Heather holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from San Diego State University, and a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon.

Jenene Belshe, CADC II
Therapist
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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As a therapist at Crestview Recovery, Jenene Belshe leads three groups each week. Jenene has worked in the treatment sector since 2014 and specializes in family and addiction.

In the Self-Compassion and Empowerment Group, Jenene focuses clients on learning to treat yourself as you would your best friend. She helps build confidence and a foundation to make the difficult, but important, changes in their lives.

Jenene leads the Foundations of 12-Steps, which centers around community. She demonstrates how to build a supportive community, finding sober networking outlets and creating fun in sobriety.

Her third group, Relapse Prevention, teaches clients about triggers, building coping skills, and how to move from shame to the realm of lifelong recovery as a real option. Jenene helps clients create healthy choices and strategies for living a sober life.

Jenene says, “Crestview Recovery is filling a really important niche, particularly in the Portland area. Medication assisted treatment is a critical treatment option for many clients in the first year, and Crestview provides, not only the treatment, but also the housing option.”

Jenene holds a B.S. in Human Development from Warner Pacific College and an Associate degree in Drug & Alcohol Counseling from Portland Community College.

Jesse Decker CADC I
Group Therapist
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Jesse leads the Foundations of 12-Steps. This group centers around helping clients build a supportive sober community that will continue to benefit the client well after they have concluded treatment. Clients will also receive a better understanding of the 12 steps and identify how they may be used as healthy tools and coping strategies that can aid the client in handling cravings, stress, and difficult life events.

Jesse has been engaged in the substance abuse field since 2013. His experience includes working in an inpatient facility as a chemical dependency technician, and as an outpatient recovery support counselor, working with individuals, groups and families recovering from substance abuse.

Jesse holds an Associate degree in Drug and Alcohol Counseling from Portland Community College and is currently finishing his Bachelors in Social Work at Portland State University.

Lynn Emmons LCSW, RN, CADC I
Co-Facilitator Family Workshop
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Lynn serves as the Co-Facilitator for Crestview Recovery’s first-ever Family Workshop. She was also the co-creator of the three-day innovative program that helps reconnect family members and clients.

“Crestview provides the much-needed family support in the recovery and chemical dependency world. Creating and facilitating the workshop at Crestview fuels and guides my passion.”

Lynn brings extensive experience to the recovery community She has worked in a variety of areas, from therapist, case manager and manager of nursing services. She previously collaborated as primary counselor of family therapy groups at Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation. Lynn has worked with children, adolescents, adults and families in mental health/addictions hospital, residential and outpatient settings. Her nursing background provides an additional level of knowledge on which clients can rely upon.

With 30 years’ experience as an addictions nurse, social worker and alcohol and drug counselor, Lynn holds her Master’s in Social Work from Portland State University in 2012 and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Arizona State University.

Outside of the Crestview Family Workshop, Lynn has her own private practice in Portland.

Mary Evrard, MA, LPC
Therapist
Crestview Recovery, LLC
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Mary J. Evrard MA, LPC is a primary therapist at Crestview Recovery. She currently holds a license as a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Oregon and Wyoming. She holds Masters in Mental Health Counseling as well as Marriage and Family Counseling from Webster University in Ocala Florida.

Mary has 7 years professional experience working with people with severe mental health issues, a variety of developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, addicted inmates, adolescents, couples, families of children in the legal system, and those who are survivors of trauma. Mary has been working in the addiction for over 31 years. Mary also has an extensive background working with the LGBTQ community. Mary has worked with severely emotionally disturbed adolescents and adults. She comes with an eclectic approach with an emphasis on trauma-informed person centered therapies, with a background in Gestalt, DBT, CBT, Holotropic Breathwork, and Systems Marriage and Family Therapy. She is very excited to be a member of the Crestview team.

Amanda Holden, MA, CADCI
Group Therapist, Brene Brown Connections Curriculum
Crestview Recovery, LLC
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Amanda Holden is a group therapist with Crestview Recovery. Amanda facilitates the Brene Brown Connections Curriculum group. “The aim of this group is to engage clients in the arduous process of developing shame resilience, the foundation for authentic connection in our lives,” said Amanda. Initially trained as a marriage and family therapist, Amanda has been working therapeutically with children, teens, families, couples and individual adults since 2009. Her strong interest in community mental health has influenced her clinical focus on helping those with drug use and abuse problems.

Her experience includes providing dual-diagnosis treatment for teens and adults in outpatient and residential settings, working with high school students and their families regarding students’ alcohol and drug use, and maintaining a private practice. Amanda’s understanding of the multi-faceted challenges that those with alcohol and drug addictions face has inspired her passion for helping clients find their way toward healing and sustained recovery.

When not meeting with clients, she enjoys spending time with her family and taking in the beauty of the Pacific NW!

Cheri Menear, MSW
Therapist
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Cheri is a primary therapist at Crestview Recovery. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of Oregon in 2005 and a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Portland State University in 2008.

Cheri has worked as an ACT clinician, in a residential setting as well as an outpatient facility and has experience working with individuals who are experiencing substance-related issues as well as severe mental health issues. Cheri is honored to be part of a team that allows her to further her experience in the field of addiction and recovery.

Kevin Minor, LCSW
Clinical Director
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Kevin Minor LCSW, is the Clinical Director at Crestview Recovery. He currently holds a License in Clinical Social Work in both the State of Oregon and the State of California and received his Master’s in Social Work at Portland State University.

Kevin has over 10 years of experience working with individuals who are experiencing substance related issues as well as severe mental health issues. He has worked as both a direct service clinician as well as clinical supervisor and clinical manager in several different settings, including transitional housing, assisted living, and residential placement. Kevin also has experience working with adolescents and adults with a history of forensic behavior or who were actively involved parole or probation. Kevin is excited to be part of a program that allows him to further explore the field of addiction and recovery as well as to continue developing his clinical experience in a creative and supportive environment.

Brad Poser, Med, CRC, LPC
Group Therapist, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Seeking Safety
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Brad Poser is a group therapist with Crestview Recovery Services. He facilitates both the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Seek Safety Group. He is a strengths-focused CBT therapist and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor (CRC) and Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) intern with the state of Oregon.

“I believe that we all have the potential for growth.  Every person has a set of core principals, of values that we aspire to. Sometimes, living up to those aspirations can be hard. I enjoy helping clients hone the skills needed to explore their goals and help them to see how they are progressing towards them,” said Brad.

Kelly Rees, MBA
Group Therapist, Sexual Health and Intimacy in Recovery
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Kelly Rees is a group therapist with Crestview Recovery. Kelly leads the Sexual Health and Intimacy in Recovery group. This group covers the topics of consent, intimate connection, addressing old beliefs, unlinking sex and addictive behaviors, and (re)claiming sexual health/healthy relating. “My work is helping people gain skill in relating to others in healthy ways,” says Rees.

A certified sexologist, Kelly’s experience includes being an Intimacy and Sexuality coach in private practice in Portland. She also has a background in business and an MBA.

Kelly is a doctoral candidate in Sexology at IASHS.

Heidi Savell, LCSW, CADCI
Group Therapist, Family Systems
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Heidi Savell is a group therapist who facilitates Family Systems sessions at Crestview Recovery. “Studies show that including family in the addiction treatment process improves treatment outcomes, strengthens family relationships and reduces the risk of relapse,” said Savell. This group is a place to explore the role that family plays in both addiction and recovery. It is also a place to build the skills that are needed to invite family members and other support people to be a part of the recovery process,” said Savell.

Heidi has been working in the mental health and addictions field in Portland since 2009. Her experience includes a private practice working with individuals, families, and couples with a focus on recovering from addiction and helping people navigate major life transitions.

Jennifer Stratton, LPC, CADC I
Therapist
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Jennifer Stratton serves as a therapist at Crestview Recovery. She is the co-creator of Crestview’s innovative Family Program. Her extensive experience and education provides a strong foundation to support Crestview Recovery clients and their families in healing.

Jennifer works from a strength-based approach with families that focuses on neurobiology of addiction and relationship dynamics. Her practice in facilitating groups demonstrates how family members can learn about effective communication and barriers to self-care, shame, and stigma.

Jennifer also runs Crestview’s Mindful Art Therapy and Mindfulness groups. She uses evidence-based methods, including Kristin Neff’s work on self-compassion.

“I find that younger people especially respond to mindfulness exercises and art therapy. We can engage different parts of the brain. With opioid addicts, the ability to focus has usually been greatly impaired for some time. Art processes effectively sustain focus and engage clients in the present moment.”

Jennifer earned a B.S. from the University of Illinois and a Master’s in Counseling from National Louis University, she continued her post-grad training with a Certification in Mindful Self-Compassion from Kristin Neff, PhD and studied the Hakomi Method of mindfulness somatic psychotherapy in Portland. Jennifer completed her post-grad internship at Hazelden Betty Ford.

Rick Wheeler, CADCI
Group Therapist
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Rick Wheeler has been sober since August 1, 1989. He began presenting 12 step workshops in 1995 and has since given workshops in California, Nevada and Oregon. Rick received his Certification in the Art and Practice of Spiritual Direction in 2006 from Spiritual Directors International at Mercy Center in Burlingame, CA and recently received his Masters in Chemical Dependency from Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies.

Rick was the Spiritual Director of the Men’s Recovery Center of Volunteers of America in Portland, OR for seven years.  For the past four years Rick has maintained a small Spirituality and Recovery private practice and currently is a co-facilitator of Facilitated Recovery Enhancement in Portland, Oregon. In 2015 Rick launched the Renewal House Northwest project, a new retreat facility intended for those grounding their recovery in the 12 steps.

Case Managers

Casey J. Culley
Case Manager
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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With two years of experience in the treatment recovery sector, Casey Culley serves as Case Manager at Crestview Recovery. His experience ranges from treatment stabilization to parole transition programs.

As Case Manager, Casey is among the first people that our clients meet upon arrival. He works with individuals to create their very own road map to recovery and introduces them to Crestview’s highly qualified team of experts. Casey continues to work with clients through completion of their recovery program and Casey often serves as a liaison between clients and families.

“I have great enthusiasm and passion in my work to help our clients on their path to lifelong recovery,” says Casey. He believes that a lifelong recovery is within the reach of all individuals pursuing treatment.

Jacquelyn L Stedman
Case Manager
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Jacquelyn L Stedman (Jacky) is one of the Case Managers at Crestview Recovery Center. She has worked for numerous years in a variety of areas in the recovery field. Some of the roles she has filled include stabilization with mental health and addictions as well as transitions from state facilities to the community. Jacky is well versed in using de-escalation skills as well as working with a very diverse population. She believes that a big part of giving someone an opportunity to change their lives is to meet them where they’re at with compassion as well as strong boundaries. Jacky’s passion for this work comes from her own personal experience with addiction and recovery.

Medical

Merle D. Williamson, M.D.
Medical Director
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Merle Williamson, MD has served as Medical Director to Crestview Recovery since 2016. Dr. Williamson has a broad background in addiction medicine previously working in a staff physician capacity at Hazelden Treatment Center.

As Medical Director, Dr. Williamson oversees both Crestview’s inpatient and outpatient drug and alcohol treatment centers. In addition to providing patients with appropriate medical care, Dr. Williamson develops and implements policies and procedures, detox protocols and quality assurance.

Prior to working in the field of addiction medicine, Dr. Williamson specialized in anesthesiology for 25 years. His expertise and experience as Chair of Hospital Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee and Chief of Anesthesia at Kaiser Permanente gives him a unique and important perspective in healing patients who are addicted to prescription drugs.

Dr. Williamson was awarded his medical degree from Oregon Health Sciences University. He is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Oregon Society of Addiction Medicine. He is a Diplomat at the American Board of Addiction Medicine.

Patricia Murphy, MS
Nurse Practitioner
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Patricia Murphy joined Crestview Recovery’s medical department as Nurse Practitioner in 2016.

Specializing in the care of adults and addiction medicine for over 20 years, Patricia manages Crestview clients’ current medical issues and medication. She is committed to being a positive influence on clients and their individual healthcare. She believes that lifelong recovery is within the grasp of all individuals.

Patricia acquired her expertise in internal medicine and addiction treatment through experience in college health and addiction treatment centers. She has provided care for clients in detox, managed urgent and chronic medical problems in addition to prescribing medications.  She also served on the board of Housecall Providers, a national leader in innovative primary care for the seriously ill homebound population.

Patricia supports developments in the field of addiction medicine that incorporate adjunct treatments and medications which may include anticraving medications. “I also advocate preventative medicine to achieve optimal health for our clients, including incorporating exercise and a healthy diet into any recovery plan.”

Patricia has a Bachelor of Science in nursing and practiced as a community health nurse before receiving her Masters in Primary Care Nursing at Oregon Health State University.

She is an avid traveler and enjoys golf and hiking.

Travis Held
Medical Coordinator
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Travis Held is the Medical Coordinator at Crestview Recovery. He’s in charge of medical appointments, inside and out. He works closely with the doctor and nurse to help the clients get the care they need. He also orchestrates UA’s for the clients and monitors all medication. He enjoys old films, archery and is a computer enthusiast. Travis has experience working in the addiction field and happens to be in recovery himself.

Mike King
Medical Coordinator
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Mike King joined Crestview Recovery in 2017 and serves as a Medical Coordinator. He has worked in the treatment field specializing as a medical and detox technician since 2014.

Mike works with the pharmacy, Medical Director and Nurse Practitioner to ensure that medication orders are correct and timely. He also organizes medications and personally delivers to his clients. At Crestview Recovery, each client gets his or her own Medical Coordinator.

“I love helping people and giving strength and hope in their recovery process. Crestview Recovery provides that supportive environment that leads to lifelong recovery,” says Mike.

Outside of his work at Crestview, Mike enjoys time with his family, including two small boys, and participating in 12-Step fellowship.

Administration

Susan Moore
Bookkeeper
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Sue Moore is the bookkeeper for Crestview Recovery Services, Inc.  While she’s not at work, she enjoys sewing, camping, fishing and especially riding her horse in the beautiful Oregon wilderness. She holds two black belts and owned and operated a Martial Arts School when in her youth. Sue enjoys the details needed to do her job well, and loves the fact that she’s a member of a team that is focused on helping people improve their lives.

Ryan Opsahl
Director of Clinical Outreach
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Ryan Opsahl is the Director of Clinical Outreach for Crestview Recovery Services. Ryan manages and maintains a wide variety of marketing processes and is responsible for developing and maintaining referral sources on a national level, while also generating referrals from clinicians and other sources. Ryan has worked in the addiction treatment field since 2010 and is truly passionate about helping guide individuals down a path to successful long term recovery. He uses his own experience as a recovering alcoholic/addict to help referral sources gain access to any helpful resources that will assist their clients in achieving growth, change, and wholeness.

Garrett Tardif
Intake Coordinator
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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As the Intake Coordinator for Crestview Recovery, Garrett Tardif works alongside the clinical, residential and medical teams. He is the first voice and face to meet incoming clients. Garrett ensures that each client has a smooth transition from their initial phone call to getting settled in their house. He is also a resource for clients to utilize throughout their stay.

Garrett also works with billing and insurance companies to determine initial verifications and assist families in navigating the often-challenging financial details. He is an integral part of the entire admission process.

Having been in the recovery field for over two years, Garrett has worked at Crestview Recovery since it opened. His highly-developed people skills help clients feel at ease the moment they step through the doors at Crestview Recovery.

Garrett is originally from Connecticut, and he enjoys playing golf, snowboarding and traveling.

Aaron Burton
Operation Director
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Aaron Burton is the Operation Director at Crestview Recovery Center. Aaron has an extensive background in substance abuse treatment, leadership and client care. Aaron supervises the Residential Technicians and helps bridge the communication gap between the Residential and Clinical departments.

Cameron Renfro
Men’s Program Manager
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Cameron Renfro is the Men’s Program Manager of Crestview Recovery. He oversees all the housing, transportation, activities, and schedules of Crestview and supervises all the staff involved.  He’s in recovery himself and has experience in the field of addiction treatment. In his free time, Cameron frequently plays golf, follows the Louisville Cardinals basketball and football teams, and is active in 12-step based groups.

Josselyn Schaad
Billing Coordinator / Administrative Assistant
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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Josselyn Schaad is the Billing Coordinator and Administrative Assistant at Crestview Recovery. She works with Crestview’s billing company to ensure that insurance claims are processed as accurately and effectively as possible.

Jayne Cooley Granlund, CDP
Utilization Management
Crestview Recovery Services, LLC
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With more than a decade working in the treatment field, Jayne Granlund serves as the Utilization Manager at Crestview Recovery. She created the Utilization Management department which compiles and provides all pertinent medical information to insurance companies.

Jayne’s expertise in insurance, along with her attention to detail, supports her role in demonstrating why insurance companies should pay for treatment at Crestview Recovery. Her approach in reviewing treatment for medical necessity produces results for clients.

“I love the programs at Crestview Recovery. The comprehensiveness and variety of treatment modalities is better than anything I’ve seen,” says Jayne. “These are the type of methods that lead to lifelong recovery.”

Jayne is currently enrolled in the B.S. program in Counseling at Grand Canyon University. She holds a Chemical Dependency Professional Certification from Washington and Oregon (pending).

Outside of her work at Crestview, Jayne enjoys spending time with her family, including her children and grandchildren.

Colin Moore

CEO

Brett Toran

COO