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 with The Haven Treatment Center in 2001, working as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor. In 2005, he became the Haven’s Executive Director. In 2012, he received his Master’s Degree in Counseling from University of Phoenix.
Mike opened a private practice in 2013, Canyon Grove Counseling, and subsequently began working at Salt Lake Behavioral Health’s Psychiatric Unit. Mike has been vital in the recovery community in many ways and has a strong belief in continuation of care and encourages integration back into the community. He has inspired many individuals along the way to opening his own facility, and has been a devout advocate for recovery for over 15 years.
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 for 19 years, 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.
Christan has been working in the field of Substance Abuse treatment for 4 years. She is currently studying Social Work, and plans to continue her education in counseling with the goal of attaining her LCMHC.
Christan is a Certified Harm Reduction Specialist, and is dedicated to helping people break down old beliefs and behaviors that no longer serve them. Drawing from her personal experience in recovery, she is passionate about empowering others to lead clean and sober lives.
Jessie is a Certified Peer Support Specialist, and a proud mother to her 12-year-old son. She attributes her life today to her years of sobriety and strong commitment to helping others overcome life’s difficulties and addictions. Jessie understands the importance of restructuring harmful beliefs, and its role in establishing a purposeful and meaningful life. Her ability to make personal connections with clients and co-workers make her a great asset to the 7th Street Treatment Team.
Sarah attended the University of Utah where she studied Political Science and Business Management. She believes strongly in the Therapeutic Community Model that is offered at 7th Street, and is passionate about creating an engaging professional and supportive environment for staff and clients. She is looking forward to continuing her education in the field of Substance Abuse treatment.