Meet the Core Recovery Team
Fulfilling a critical need with unparalleled recovery care and unmatched mental health expertise.
As mental health and recovery specialist, we understand how critical it is to get the help you need for a mental health disorder or addiction.
No matter what you’re faced with, we have one goal in mind—we are here to help you feel your best again.
Our integrated care model brings together a team of Psychiatric Nurse Practitioners, Counselors, Case Managers, and Behavioral Health Technicians to create a personalized and comprehensive treatment plan for each patient at our Phoenix, Arizona-based mental health facility.
If you need comprehensive mental health and addiction treatment to reach long-term sobriety, look no further than the team at Core Recovery. We are here to help you feel your best every step of the way—starting today.
Our Compassionate Leadership Team
Since 2013, Core Recovery has worked to fulfill the need for a comprehensive and patient-focused behavioral health treatment center in the Greater Phoenix Area.
Led by Founder and Chairwoman Jillian Vanselow, CEO Heather Peltier, and the executive leaders, the Core Recovery team takes a whole-person, integrated approach to treating mental health and addiction issues.
Traci is an experienced healthcare professional with over 25 years of experience working in large healthcare systems, including The Mayo Clinic, Honor Health, and Banner Healthcare. Traci has a passion for mental and behavioral health care and strives to ensure that all patients receive the highest quality care.
Sarah has over 20 years of experience in the mental health and addictions field, providing compassionate trauma-informed care, developing culturally sensitive clinical programs in hospitals, residential and outpatient settings, while building innovative teams to deliver empathic, effective, and best-practices treatment.
Our Experienced & Caring Clinical Team
Our facility is licensed by the Arizona Department of Health Services as a Behavioral Health Outpatient Facility.
We have LegitScript certification, and we are an EMDR Institute-approved facility.
An Arizona native, Tyler has put his heart into his work from a young age. He appreciates the importance of hard work and strives to bring that mentality to work daily.
In his position here at Core, he wears many hats with one goal: acting as a support for Core’s patients and fellow staff members.
Kristina has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Phoenix and a master’s degree in social work from Walden University. She has over 15 years of experience working in human services and is a member of the National Association of Social Work. Kristina is committed to supporting patients achieve their goal of recovery and healing.
Amy’s background is in community behavioral health. Amy went to UOP for her Associate and bachelor’s degree and then got her Major in Clinical Mental Health at Walden University. Amy moved from KY to AZ in 2016 in hope of fulfilling her dream of helping people change their lives.
Stephanie has over 15 years experience in the medical field and works at Core Recovery as a psychiatric and mental health nurse practitioner providing compassionate, individualized, culturally informed, and innovative treatment for her patients.
Nikki is a dedicated and compassionate Registered Dietitian and Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She guides individuals on their journey towards healing and nourishment with a deep-rooted belief in the All Foods Fit philosophy.
Request an Appointment
Your recovery matters to us. Start your road to a happier, healthier tomorrow with Core Recovery today.
Whether you believe you’re a good candidate for outpatient therapy, are interested in working with one of the above team members, or just hoping to learn more about our treatment and services, we are here for you.
Fill out the form below to get started or request an appointment. Please note that all form submissions are confidential.
Bonus: You can now discuss your mental health concerns with Core Recovery via remote counseling!
We happily offer virtual appointments over the phone or online via Telehealth.