7th Street Treatment Staff
Michael Ray has an extensive history in the field of Substance Use Disorder and Co-occurring Mental Health Disorder treatment. He has displayed exemplary ideals in the recovery community, along with the belief that recovery is possible and should be available to all who seek help. Mike started clinical work in 2001 as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor at The Haven, a residential treatment center in Salt Lake City. In 2005, he became The Haven’s Executive Director. In 2012, he received his Master’s Degree in Counseling from University of Phoenix. Mike has personally been a devout recovery advocate for over 20 years.
Mike opened a private practice in 2013, Canyon Grove Counseling, and subsequently began working as a therapist at Salt Lake Behavioral Health’s Psychiatric Unit. He has been vital in the recovery community in many ways: he has a strong belief in continuation of care and supports stable integration back into the community for clients graduating from intensive residential programs. He has inspired many individuals along the path to opening in 2017 his own Salt Lake treatment facility: 7th Street Treatment Center. His non-profit agency has grown from initially offering coed residential treatment for adults, to additionally providing Intensive and General Outpatient Services and a Sober Living Program.
Sunny has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science (2011) and a Master’s Degree in Social Work (2012) both from the University of Utah. She also completed the Substance Abuse Treatment Training Program at the U of U College of Social Work (2001) and held an active license as a substance abuse counselor for many years. She has devoted her entire career to the treatment of substance and mental health disorders, having provided counseling services for several facilities in the Salt Lake City area. She has a passion for helping clients identify the issues that contributed to their addictive behavior, and to gain skills for rebuilding their lives.
Sunny believes the therapeutic relationship is one of the most important determinants of client success. She endeavors to create an atmosphere of safety and trust for clients, through her dedication to their well-being and her infinite faith in their worth and potential. In recovery herself since 1998, she is compassionate, genuine, and committed to her clients. She considers it an exceptional honor to be invited on this journey with her courageous clients.
Sarah believes the creative process teaches people to imagine a new life. While studying art and education at the University of a Utah, she made a decision to bring artistic practices to people who wouldn’t otherwise learn them. Little did she know, this population was right under her nose. A member of the recovery community since 2005, Sarah began teaching in addiction treatment centers, and has met so many blossoming artists. At home she is the mother of 4 children, aged 18 years to 2 months. Sarah has a grounded understanding of the balance between personal ambition and family.
This ambition includes being co-creator of Own It SLC, a performing arts event where participants are encouraged to use their individual voice to own their stories. Featuring music, poetry, spoken word and dance, the Own It movement is one of personal empowerment. Sarah loves 7th Street! She finds it an inspiring place where she learns right along with the residents.
Tiffany has worked in the field of addiction treatment since 2019. She is a Certified Peer Support Specialist (CPSS) and a person in long-term recovery. Tiffany attributes her passion for working in recovery to her own experience suffering from substance abuse disorder. Tiffany understands the importance of reframing harmful negative thoughts and beliefs into a positive mindset that will aid clients in their recovery.
“Only the wounded healer can truly heal.”
– Irvin Yalom, Lying on the Couch
– Irvin Yalom, Lying on the Couch