We have assembled an unrivaled team of counselors, therapeutic and administrative professionals. Together, we bring decades of experience in connecting people with real solutions and lasting change. We are more than just clinicians, counselors, and mentors. We are driven by a fundamental belief that change is available to anyone who wants it and is willing to work for it. Our role is to help people find the solutions they seek, by closing the gap between rehab and real life. We share a heartfelt commitment to helping people get free of whatever has been holding them back, so they can live a life they are truly proud of.
MS, MAC, CADC-III, QMHP
Chief Executive Officer
Serenna has a double master’s degree in Psychology and Addiction and has been working in the addiction and mental health field for over 15 years. Serenna has worked with every aspect of treatment from administration to clinical services and brings that experience to our staff and patients. Her clinical expertise is in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Informed Care (TIC) Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI) EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), and Relapse Prevention. Recently, Serenna took over the role as Chief Executive Officer in November of 2022 and continues to apply best practice standards to the work she does at SLO Recovery Center. Serenna has a deep passion for treating the whole person with individualized care and providing hope for the still suffering.
Sean Nelson, CADC-II, QMHA
Sean started his counseling career teaching Recovery Yoga. He is also a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADC II) in the State of Oregon. Throughout his career he has emphasized a holistic approach to recovery, combining body and mind. Currently Sean is the SLO Recovery Yoga Instructor, carefully teaching and encouraging those who seek a deeper understanding of themselves.
Tanis Hayden, MA, CADC-III, QMHP
Director of Clinical Outreach and Admissions
Tanis was raised with alcoholism within the family and learned about the nature of the disease from an early age. Tanis has always been passionate about helping other people and her own personal journey of recovery solidified her decision to work in the treatment field helping others to find and discover long-lasting recovery for themselves. Tanis completed her undergraduate degree through George Fox and obtained her Bachelor of Science in behavioral studies. Tanis continued her education and received a master’s degree in human services through Warner Pacific University. Tanis is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor (CADCIII) and a Qualified Mental Health Professional through MHACBO with the state of Oregon. Native to Oregon, Tanis has a deep love for the Pacific Northwest and enjoys hiking and skiing. Tanis is also happily married and the mother of two wonderful children.
Jaclyn moved from Montana to Portland in 2017 to start her life in recovery. She began at Sober Living Oregon in 2019 and is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle. Jaclyn loves the outdoors, fitness and brings recovery experience and a contagious laugh to the patients and staff at SLO Recovery Center.
Casey E Ferguson, MD
Dr. Casey Ferguson has practiced medicine for the past eighteen years. She joined SLO Recovery Center in March of 2022 and brings a wealth of experience in the field of addiction medicine to the clinic. Dr. Ferguson is Addiction Board Certified and also is Board Certified in Internal Medicine. She enjoys camping, backpacking, Tae Kwon Do, running, and co-parenting her sons with her husband of 29 years.
Stephanie Hanna, CADC-II
Stephanie has been in the recovery field since 2016 and has a passion for overall wellness. She is committed to helping others recognize their worth and unconditional value. As Stephanie puts it, “My goal is to show people how worthy they are of love and that they are accepted just as they are." Stephanie enjoys time outdoors with her family and 2 kids and lives a very active lifestyle.
Laurie Ellett, LCSW, CADC-II
Mental Health Director
As a veteran in social services, Laurie knows that people suffer through traumatic events and other circumstances that lead to substance use, mental health symptoms, and maladaptive coping habits. Current research indicates using a variety of evidence-based practices to help people heal and move to a next chapter in their lives. Laurie uses familiar methods such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI), but as she says, “the most important thing I can do is to be a good listener to better understand an individual’s situation and build a strong and collaborative therapeutic relationship.” Laurie graduated from the University of Oregon (Bachelor of Arts, Sociology) and Portland State University (Master of Social Work) as a prerequisite to become a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in Oregon and Washington.
Pam Bond, CSWA, MSW, CADC-III, QMHA-R
Mental Health Director
Pam is a Clinical Social Work Associate and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Pam became SLO’s Mental Health Clinical Director in December of 2020. Pam has a Master of Social Work from Portland State University and is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). Pam is committed to treating each patient with unconditional positive regard, and meeting patients where they are at. Pam’s approach is trauma-informed, and she works with a wide variety of patients who wish to heal from their difficult pasts. Before coming to SLO as a therapist, Pam developed a passion for working with patients suffering from substance use disorders and trained as a Certified Recovery Mentor to support patients with similar life experiences as her own. Pam enjoys cooking, exercising, and walking her sheltie, Beatrice.
Caitlin Crowley, MSW, CADC-R
Mental Health Supervisor
Caitlin has a Master of Social Work with a certificate in Mental Health Practice from Simmons University, as well as her Eating Disorder Certificate from Lewis and Clark College. Caitlin's approach is influenced by concepts in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and most recently Radically Open DBT (RO-DBT). Caitlin runs several mental health groups at SLO, including the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group and the Body Image/Self Image Group, and created the curriculum for SLO's PTSD Group. Caitlin enjoys hiking and reading and believes in the healing power of humor.
Victoria Oberzil P.A.
Victoria joined SLO Recovery Center in January 2022. She has vast experience in Addiction Medicine as a researcher and a provider. Always striving to stay on top of the latest medical interventions, Victoria brings professionalism and expertise to the team at SLO.
Jeremy Naish, CADC-I, QMHA-R
As an SLO Recovery Center Alumni and now a counselor, Jeremy strives to serve individuals suffering from substance use disorders and mental health conditions. Jeremy is a graduate of the PCC Addictions Counseling Program and will soon begin attending PSU for Social Work and Psychology. Jeremy is currently a CADC-I and QMHA-R in the state of Oregon who uses a patient-centered and trauma-informed approach to clinical work. Jeremy is passionate about helping those still suffering to walk a path of self-discovery and works every day to gain the knowledge, wisdom, and skill to be of service.
Amanda Key, CADC-I
Amanda came to Sober Living Oregon Recovery Center as a CRM/CADC-R. She is empathetic and compassionate and hopes to have a long career in the field of addiction. Amanda's motto is, "You can only keep what you have by giving it away." Amanda enjoys spending quality time with her children, family, and friends.
Constantine (Ziggy) Goldstein
Ziggy is a counselor who entered the field as a result of his own recovery journey. He believes in the value of a holistic approach to recovery. He emphasizes the importance of healing the mind, body, and spirit through an integrated, patient centered approach. Ziggy collaborates with patients to build recovery skills and connections according to their individual needs. Ziggy enjoys spending quality time with his partner, Bella and their two cats Luna and Major Tom. Together, they enjoy cooking, hiking, snowboarding, and drawing.
Lisa Vesley, CADC-1
Lisa is a Certified Recovery Mentor and CADC-R who has graduated from PCC with an Associates of Applied Science in Addiction Studies. She has been in recovery since 2017 and comes to SLO with a passion for sobriety and the spiritual connection that is made possible with a clear mind and heart. Lisa is driven to emphasize the importance of compassion in daily life, encouraging others to find their strengths and their own unique voice. Lisa is a published poet and enjoys sharing poetry with all who will listen.
Deb Harding-Elliott, CADC-R
Deb is a CADC-R with a master's degree in addiction counseling. Deb is also a SLO Recovery Center Alumni and has a passion for helping those who suffer with addiction and mental illness. Deb has vast life experiences working with people as a Flight Attendant, a martial arts instructor, and raising three children. Her mission in life is to always be teachable and grow as an individual, and to help others to achieve their goals. Deb enjoys art, travel, and spending time with family.
CRM Office Manager
Sarah was born and raised in Oregon. She started her recovery journey in 2018. Sarah is dedicated to making others smile and consistently providing a safe and welcoming space for the patients. Her kindness is infectious, and her willingness to help makes her a valuable addition to the SLO family.
Megan is a native Oregonian with an extensive background in accounting and human resources. She brought her skills and enthusiasm to the SLO family to help grow and develop the team. Megan leads an active lifestyle and is passionate about faith, family, and recovery. She is a unique and integral addition to the center, and her work serves both patients and staff alike.
Cherie has been a certified accountant for 25 years. She brings experience and a passion for recovery to the SLO Recovery team. Her positivity and enthusiasm for a better life are contagious throughout the center.
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