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Chris Monterosa’s life experiences led him to the mental health and recovery industry in 2013, when he began his career providing direct client care as a mental health technician. He is a proud graduate from California State University–Sacramento where he earned his bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice. Chris’ career path has taken him through multiple departments to enhance and further expand his knowledge of the behavioral health industry. He found his true calling as the Director of Business Development, working directly with clients and the teams who assist clients in their greatest time of need. Chris has a true passion for recovery and is grateful to be a member of the Valley Recovery Team. He is also the co-chair of the Sacramento Chapter of the Men’s Association for Addiction Treatment.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his family, his dogs, the outdoors, and sports.
Jovon has been providing services to Sacramento area children, teens and families since 2003. Jovon strives to create a safe and nurturing atmosphere in which individuals can be supported in their efforts to change and grow as well as become reconnected to their strengths and dreams.
He enjoys spending time with his family and has a dog named Peter, who keeps him busy. He enjoys traveling to various places like Lake Tahoe and Hawaii.
Tim is a registered, Master’s level substance use disorder treatment counselor and is a doctoral candidate for a PsyD in clinical psychology. He is currently writing a doctoral dissertation comparing substance use treatment outcomes for Dialectical Behavior therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT). Before coming to Valley Recovery Center of California, Tim held various positions in the substance use disorder field working as a program director, clinical supervisor, inpatient and intensive outpatient counselor. He worked with county probation clients to help reduce recidivism in domestic violence perpetrators. As a peer support specialist in the mental health field, Tim worked with the severely mentally ill and homeless populations.
Glenn has worked in the addictions field since 2002. Glenn has always had a passion for working with others. He has held positions of lead counselor, program director and has also been an instructor and lecturer in substance abuse education as well as substance abuse counselor training. He currently holds the credentials of licensed advanced alcohol and drug counselor in the state of California .
Ayi has more than 15 years working as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Ayi is committed to helping individuals struggling with substance use disorder. Her goal is to help clients at Valley Recovery realize that recovery is possible. Ayi is very passionate and has a way of motivating our clients. She has held the position of program director for 13 years and worked as an instructor at California Consortium of Addictions Programs and Professionals (CCAPP), educating future counselors. She currently holds the credentials of Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor and is certified to provide counseling services internationally.
Ayi is committed to her work and is an asset to the Valley team. She enjoys spending time with family, and grandchildren, spoken word, and inspiring others through public speaking.
Diane has been providing education services to children and families for the last 16 years. She has worked as an instructor through the Foster Care Kinship Education Program with American River College, offering a variety of educational classes to parents and families. She has focused the last three years on offering mental health services to children and families and now is a member of the Valley Recovery family, providing family therapy and family education to clients and their family members, along with groups and individual counseling. She is an associate social worker, working toward her clinical license earning both her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Social Work from Sacramento State University of California.
Diane enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys travel and hopes to travel abroad in the future, where her first stop will be touring Italy.
Joe had a dream to help guide those struggling with addiction into a new way of life. In 2014, he was accepted as a volunteer mentor at River City Recovery, where he learned to work with others and was mentored by staff. Joe earned a diploma in alcohol and drug studies for the recovery practitioner and was brought on as staff as a counselor/intern.
In 2016, Joe left River City Recovery and continued his growth as a counselor and journey helping others. Joe was hired by Bridges as a recovery specialist where he worked with parents with COS cases who were granted help with substance abuse. At Bridges, Joe was again mentored by several seasoned counselors.
In 2019, Joe went back to his residential roots and joined the VRC staff. He also works with at-risk youth and enjoys being a teen group facilitator. Joe has a passion for helping people see the truth, get sober, set new goals and take control of their lives. In his free time, he enjoys reading, going to the gym, music and being a part of the recovery community.
Cicily comes to us with experience and knowledge that contributes to her providing a warm, welcoming, and compassionate experience for our potential clients and their family members. Cicily received her Master’s in Psychology with an emphasis in Chemical Dependency and Compulsive Disorders from California Southern University. She obtained her CATC IV certification shortly thereafter. She strives to ensure that clients and their families feel like they are being heard and cared for. She has a passion for helping others and tries to create a safe and supportive environment in order to meet the client where they are at and to get to the root of their addiction. She comes from a strengths-based approach and tries to collaborate with the client in order to meet their needs and address opportunities for growth.