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Elm Tree Recovery understands the need for experienced staff in order to be able to bring the best treatment possible for the individuals in our program.

Adam McLean, MA, CIP

Adam McLean, MA, CIP

Executive Director

Adam McLean has a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing. He is currently completing his PhD in Clinical Psychology at California Southern University. Early on, Adam began working in the community mental health field for a non-profit in Northern Arizona. He assisted in creating a long-term extended care program that combined an outdoor adventure experience with traditional treatment modalities. Adam is a Certified Intervention Professional (CIP) with the Pennsylvania Control Board. He is involved with the NADCP (National Association of Drug Court Professionals), in an effort to help develop alternative sentencing for chronic drug offenders. He is also a member of the NAADAC (National Association of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselors), the NAATP (National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers), and the NATSAP (National Association of Therapeutic Boarding Schools). Adam’s education and experience have allowed him the opportunity to help hundreds of families get their loved ones the help they need. Elm Tree Recovery is a long term treatment program that integrates clinically sophisticated services for substance use disorder with academic support. The framework of this program is to create an authentic community where recovery and learning become one.

Bill Gates, BS

Bill Gates, BS

Director of Operations

Bill Gates is our Director of Operations.  Prior to joining Elm Tree Recovery, Bill was a successful sales executive with over 30 years of experience in the software industry.  He utilizes this solid business experience as he oversees the day to day operations of our growing treatment facility.  Bill also has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management.

Bill is in long term recovery for his alcoholism and decided to change his career path in order to be able to help others that are seeking treatment for their addictions.  “It is a pleasure each day to come and work with such a talented group of addiction treatment professionals and to see the progress our young adult clients are making during their time with us.”

In his free time, Bill enjoys photography and travel.

Craig Davis, LCSW

Craig Davis, LCSW

Clinical Director

Craig A. Davis is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in Arizona with over 16 years of experience working as a Clinician in inpatient, outpatient and private settings. Craig has also been actively involved in program development, creating substance abuse programs for hospitals, private agencies and Drug Courts. He has a passion for Wellness Programs and is keenly aware of the importance of a Holistic approach to recovery. His professional experience has been primarily focused on substance abuse disorders, but he specializes in all mental health issues, including dual diagnosis, trauma, and grief. He believes that all addicts need individual therapy to identify core issues which have developed through life experiences that contribute to the dysfunctional behavior patterns related to their addictive behavior. He uses a wide range of therapeutic modalities, including group, individual, couples and family sessions. He has extensive training in EMDR and psychodrama (Action Focused Therapy), as well as Cognitive and Dialectical Behavioral Therapies. Craig believes that addiction is systemic, and it is paramount to educate the family about codependency and enabling behaviors, so they have insight of how to be a healthy support system for the recovering addict.

Dr. Steven Karp, DO

Dr. Steven Karp, DO

Medical Director

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Marcus Abernathy, MA

Marcus Abernathy, MA

Primary Therapist

Marcus is a naturally skilled clinician and knowledgeable business man. He has a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles, CA where he wrote his thesis on viewing addiction and recovery through a spiritual and depth psychological lens. He also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Oklahoma State, where he graduated on the Dean’s List. Marcus has worked as a Primary Therapist since 2014 at Red Mountain Sedona, The Crossroads Inc., and is currently with Elm Tree Recovery in Tempe, AZ. Currently, Marcus sits on the board of two non-profit organizations in his spare time. Prior to his work in drug and alcohol treatment, Marcus worked in the private sector, most notably as Vice President of Hissop Energy where he was involved in all Marketing, Business Development, and Accounting decisions. Marcus’ education and approach has helped numerous drug addicts and alcoholics find confidence to rebuild their lives and their families.

Brittany Anderson

Brittany Anderson

Case Manager

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Marie Sandoval

Marie Sandoval

Case Manager

Marie is one of our Case Managers here at Elm Tree. She has worked in Direct Care and Supportive Services for thirteen years throughout the state of Arizona. Marie has worked with children, adolescents, adults, families and senior citizens in inpatient, outpatient, community and penal intuitions addressing issues pertaining to substance abuse, serious mental illness, developmental disabilities, socio-economic, aging and illness, and reentry or reunifications to name a few. She has passion for finding peaceful solutions that impact our community as a whole and creating spaces for healing work to take its place through resource development and increasing awareness. Marie has two CCL’s in Substance Use and Chemical Dependency and considers herself a lifelong student currently pursing Life Coaching, and ABCAC Certifications.

Jeff Martin

Jeff Martin

Business Development & Admissions

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