ADDRESS

Local: 503-897-1916

Toll Free: 1-866-727-6339

1316 SE 12th Avenue 

Portland, OR 97214

info@blvdtreatmentcenters.com

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Autumn has worked in the addiction, mental health treatment field for the past 12 years. She has a passion for helping people find their purpose and break free from substance use.  Autumn has a Masters Degree in Business and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor III Masters Level.

 

In addition to owning Recovery BLVD, Autumn is also the owner of Portland Sober Living Company which specializes in high quality sober housing. Portland Sober Living collaborates with Recovery BLVD to assure clients have mentorship and support which will help propel them into the recovery community. PSLC was not on Autumn's radar as a business but after months of struggling to place women in sober housing she decided to just open one house herself. "I could not believe what a shortage of structured, quality sober living for women we had here in the Portland, OR area. I was so frustrated I decided to just do it myself." Since that time the organization has grown quickly. I am not the person who created this housing organization alone. I have some of the BEST managers that anyone could hope for. Their dedication to their houses and helping people who are just starting of the journey of recovery has been a pillar of our success. On a daily basis I am filled with gratitude that I have been fortunate to have such ethical, responsible, motivated employees."

Autumn has a 17 year old daughter and loves working with young adults. Autumn coaches the Recovery Blvd Softball team and they are known to clean up on the competition. As a strong advocate of bringing up the next generation of leaders in the addiction advocacy community Autumn has empowered and sponsored Recovery Blvd alumni who have become Certified Recovery Mentors and are working in the fieldt. As well Autumn is an advocate of the professional community having a safe, confidential place to work on their recovery.

Owner, Director of Business & Marketing

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Autumn Brown MS, CADCIII

Solara Paschal moved to Portland, OR from California in 2006 where she worked as a martial arts instructor. Since then she has dedicated her life to helping those who suffer from the disease of addiction.

 

She started her career working in DUII treatment, and then moved on to work in residential treatment, medication assisted treatment, and drug court. She is passionate about helping addicts and alcoholics and truly believes that everyone is capable of change as long as they have the tools and support needed to build a strong foundation in recovery.

 

Her goal is to help every client who walks through the door achieve sobriety and lead a happy, healthy, and successful life.

 

In her free time Solara performs as a fire dancer, and loves spending time with friends and family. Her education includes an Associate’s Degree in Alcohol and Drug Counseling, a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Development, and a Master’s Degree in Management and Organizational Leadership. Solara also maintains her certification of CADC II as a licensed alcohol and drug counselor.

Owner & Executive Director 

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Solara Paschal MS, CADCII

Born in former Yugoslavia, Ivana came to the United States as a refugee of the Yugoslav Wars.  As a child of war, Ivana experienced first-hand the horrors of war, childhood trauma and PTSD. Ivana’s personal experiences have imbued a rare level of compassion and understanding. She recognizes the importance of treating not only the symptoms of addiction, but simultaneously providing supportive strategies that factor in the whole person, as a unique individual; including life experiences, family background and any related trauma or  personal setbacks.

Ivana is fluent in four languages. She holds an Associates Degree and is a licensed CADC1, CRM, and PRC. She is passionate about work, health & fitness, and helping others train.

 

Her passion for helping people and her own personal journey of addiction and recovery brought her to work in the treatment field. Ivana completed the Alcohol and Drug counseling program through Portland Community College while working at The 4thDimension Recovery Center mentoring young women in recovery.

 

While working as a CADC at Blvd Treatment Center Ivana was given the opportunity to become the Outreach and Admissions representative. Today Ivana networks and build relationships with other amazing providers. She absolutely loves and enjoys everything about her career today.

Director of Outreach & Admissions

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Ivana Jungic, AAS, PRC, CADCI

Brenna has a degree in criminal justice and corrections. Brenna has a passion for helping people overcome barriers.

 

Brenna has 5 years experience working in mental health counseling clinic and 15 years experience in Office Management.

 

As a Mom raising her young adult son has given her the insight to understand and empower the BLVD young adults and made her the hub of the treatment center. Brenna believes in helping each client find their life purpose and that each one of us has the ability to grow and change.

Office Manager

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Brenna Hunter

Megan is a Licensed Professional Counselor  and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor who specializes in Co-Occurring  mental health and substance use disorders. She helps adults age 18 and older move towards emotional wellness by fostering a  belief  in their ability to change, and teaching them the skills to make and maintain that change.  Megan has been doing this particular work for over 7 years.  In that time she also had the opportunity to act as lead clinician, and be in a supervisory role for an outpatient clinical team.  Megan uses her treatment philosophy to inform her supervisory style, because well supported clinicians provide the most supportive care to the clients that they serve.  She brings to her work  an enthusiastic attitude, the practice of non-judgement, and a strong belief that people can and do recover.

 

Megan graduated from Portland State University with an MS Ed. In Community Counseling in 2006.  She became a Nationally Certified Counselor in 2006 , received her LPC in 2016 and obtained a CADC II in 2017 .  In addition to addictions and general mental health, areas of professional interest and focus have been mindfulness,  maternal mental health, trauma and eating disorders. Megan also worked in integrated care settings collaborating with medical providers and clients to coach them towards their health goals.  

Megan has a strong interest in the use of complimentary health practices, and the impact of nutrition on  mental wellness.

Consultant for Clinical Excellence 

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Megan Campbell MS, CADCII

Dr. Phyllis D. Hursey has  been as a physician for more than 25 years. She began her career in family medicine and worked with a wide range of patients from pre-natal and infancy to geriatric. As the years went by Dr. Hursey discovered that she had a passion for both addiction and pain management, and she began to seek additional education in those specific fields.
 

Dr. Hursey believes treatment for addiction should always be individualized and there is no “one size fits all” approach. Addiction treatment is both multi-disciplinary and multi-factorial. Often times addiction is caused by an undiagnosed or untreated psychological cause which needs to be addressed in order for the patient to be successful. Dr. Hursey believes in a wholistic approach, meaning that along with medication, patients need to learn new coping mechanisms to help them deal with life stresses, and that with these tools, her patients can learn to live a balanced and productive life. She believes in second chances for everyone and understands that there may be set-backs along the road to success, and it’s the job of the interdisciplinary team to support and encourage each patient to examine their life and make the necessary changes to achieve their goals. Dr. Hursey is well known for both her knowledge of addiction treatment and her compassionate and down to earth approach with her patients.
 

Dr. Hursey received her undergraduate degree from the University of Washington in Seattle, majoring in Social Work. She then went on Howard University College of Medicine to receive her Doctorate in medicine in 1989 and completed her residency in Family Medicine in 1992.


In her free time she enjoys playing with her dogs Phoebe and Ruby, traveling, fishing, and singing.

Medical Director 

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Dr. Phyllis Hursey BSW, MD, FAAFP

Marcy states, "As a client-centered, strengths-based counselor, I utilize a variety of evidence-based practice modalities, including dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavior therapy, rational emotive behavior therapy, and motivational interviewing. In addition, I’ve received specialized training in LGBTQ-affirmative and trauma-informed therapies and techniques, with a goal of fostering a sense of acceptance and safety when working with our most vulnerable populations.

I’ve been employed as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in the State of Oregon since 2012. Prior to that, I enjoyed a fifteen-year career working in the medical field as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. Six years ago, I graduated from Clark College in with an Associate’s Degree (AA) in Addiction Counselor Education.  A lifelong student at heart, I’ve made a commitment to continuing education, and I actively seek out opportunities to become a more skilled clinician."

Primary Counselor

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Marcy Kokinda AA, CADCI

Anthony was born in San Leandro, CA and was raised in Portland, OR by his mother and grandmother. Anthony was affected by addiction from the time he was a child and his experiences with family systems and recovery led him to look at life through a new lens. Since then he has been on a personal life journey which led him to his passion, working as a substance abuse counselor in the addiction treatment field.

Anthony believes that when people suffer from substance use disorder, it can manifest in a multitude of ways in their day to day lives. His aim is to walk the treatment journey alongside patients with empathy, compassion, and support towards every individual’s self-exploration.

Anthony ascribes to methodologies such as Trauma Informed Care, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and a working knowledge of twelve-step programs.  His vision is to provide tools and strategies to patients, so that they can maintain a life without mind altering chemicals and become their authentic self.

Anthony’s educational background consists of extensive studies of addiction: Multicultural Counseling, Alcohol Use and Addiction, Motivational Interviewing, and Multiple Diagnoses to name a few. He graduated Portland Community College with an associate degree in General Studies, and a certificate of Alcohol & Drug Counselor.

Primary Counselor

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Anthony Velasquez AGS, CADCI

Dalton comes with over 3 years of experience working in the drug and alcohol treatment field, after battling alcoholism for many years. As one of our primary counselors, Dalton enjoys the opportunity to inspire both hope and strength within each individual he works with. Dalton received his Bachelor of Arts from Loyola University of New Orleans in 2011. Originally hailing from San Diego, CA, Dalton moved to the Pacific Northwest in 2015. In his spare time, Dalton enjoys hiking, playing music at one of Portland’s open mic nights, going to concerts and spending time with his cats, Fozzie and Kermit. 

Primary Counselor

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Dalton Williams BA, CADC I

As an alumnus of the University of Utah’s prestigious College of Social Work, Jeff completed his M.S.W in 2001. He entered post graduate clinical training in the area of substance abuse treatment and received his license as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in 2003.  

He has additional specialized training in grief, trauma, anxiety and depression management, and medical Social Work. He has worked in outpatient and inpatient settings for people struggling with mental health concerns. 

As a career Social Worker he has held positions as a field instructor for the University of Utah, the University of Phoenix, and Brigham Young University.

He has a demonstrated history of dedication to the amelioration of social issues affecting people from all walks of life and ages, especially people whose lives have been disrupted by the disease of addiction.

Clinical Director 

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Jeff Lucero LCSW

Erika was born and raised in Portland, OR and is proud of her native Oregonian roots. Erika was affected by addiction at the age of 12 and understands firsthand the devastation addiction and co occurring disorders have on families and communities. Erika’s own journey in recovery allows her to cultivate a deeper level of empathy drawing from her own experiences.

 

Erika has an AAS Degree in Addiction Counseling and is Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor 1. She is also Certified Recovery Mentor and has experience as a Crisis Intervention Specialist at a national
Suicide Prevention center.

 

Erika is a client-centered, strengths-based counselor that utilizes a variety of evidence-based practice modalities, including motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, and Narrative therapy, and milieu therapy.

 

Erika believes in working side by side with clients to identify opportunities for change, in order to
develop an individualized treatment plan for a better future of sober living.
“I believe change is possible and want to help you empower yourself to change unhealthy patterns and begin building a life that allows you to thrive through self-compassion and connections with others.”

Counselor

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Erika Budd AAS, CADC1, CRM

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Peer Support Specialist

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Madeline Sheppard, CRMi

1. I work as a mentor at R Blvd because this is where I started my journey to recovery and now I have
the opportunity to give back and save lives.


2. As a mentor I get to challenge people and push them to become the best person they can possibly be.
Also, I'm someone who is always there for them and willing to listen to any and all ideas.


3. It is important for treatment and sober living and strong support group because if you’re fully ready to
surrender, you will go to any links (length) to get uncomfortable and start to face your fears so you can
finally feel okay in your own skin. So they can go onto be successful and live up to their potential and be
productive member of society.


4. I am passionate about helping people in early recovery because to show them there are people who
support and believe in them until they can believe in themselves. Also, I was once hopeless but broke
the chains of addiction and know anybody can change with the right guidance.


5. In my free time, I enjoy reaching out and getting involved in service which includes always answering
the phone, attending meetings and events like conventions or retreats and last always.

Peer Support Specialist

Assistant Manager at Hamilton

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Nate Thomas, CRMi

Niccole grew up in Los Angeles, CA and moved to the Portland, OR area in 2017 and is a
Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor in both states. Niccole has been working in the counseling
field since 2015 and has experience working in a multitude of treatment modalities such as
detox, residential, outpatient, and also medication assisted treatment.


Niccole uses her personal life experiences and education in order to continue to live her passion
of helping people achieve sobriety. Niccole believes that change is possible, no matter who you
are or what you have been through and that with hope, support, and perseverance, recovery
can be life-long.


As a person-centered counselor she utilizes many counseling approaches such as, cognitive
behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy, and motivational interviewing. She specializes
in working with people in need of education on criminal and addictive thinking and in a 12-step
based recovery program.

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Niccole Trautman,  CADCI

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Portland Sober Living Company Staff

Darla Weybright (far left in picture)

Director of Admissions and Outreach

BLVD's Big Brother/Sister Coordinator

Darla Weybright understands much more than many people do the pain of watching your loved one get sicker and sicker and being powerless to stop the addiction. As a family member Darla knew that recovery could save her loved one and after years of hope and disappointment her family member was brought to recovery. This experience and her genuine, good spirit has made her a beloved member of Recovery BLVD and Portland Sober Living Company. Darla is the Mother of two children, Claire and Carter. They are known to be laughing and playing in the hallway outside her office. Darla believes children are a vital part of recovery not only for their parents but for the community as a whole. Darla says, "Whether it is children's parents that are in recovery or it is just the other people who get to see them engage and experience life it is the fun, playfulness of children that can heal the soul."

Darla places men and women into one of the gender specific 4 houses located in Portland, Oregon. Darla will interview potential residents and then determine housing needs, providing the perfect fit for each client. Darla is an advocate for families who want to empower but not enable their loved one. Addiction and "Alcoholism is a family disease," she says, "we all need to be taught how to best love, support and uplift our loved one." 

Darla is also the Big Brother and Big Sister Program Coordinator at Recovery BLVD. The program engages a stable senior peer in being of service and lending a hand to the newest member. Darla feels it is important to foster mentorship and relationship between the Clients. She says that Clients need to see that they can stay sober and watch a person who has been where they were now succeed.

Darla maintains close contact with all the Sober Living Homes by weekly walk throughs and meetings with staff and clients. Her dedication to the mission of Recovery BLVD has shown that all people need to embrace and understand recovery. 

 

Benjamin Albritten, CRMi

Men's Housing Lead

Manager of Mt. View House

Mentoring Services for Men

Sober date:

3/27/18

 

Treatment and our sober livings are important because they build community. Through Recovery Blvd Treatment Center and Portland Sober Living Company I have developed a thriving support network of young men and women with the same goals and aspirations I have. Addiction is hard, but having a supportive community around me makes it so much easier.

 

One of my main focuses of working with men is to help them talk about/express their feelings in a healthy manner. Men in our culture are taught to push their feelings down and never show emotion.  This is not conducive to recovery because it builds lowliness and feeds our destructive patterns. My goal is to show compassion and empathy to all my men, helping them learn to cope with difficult feelings and express emotions in a healthy way.

 

I am passionate about my life and my recovery, which is now built on helping others. 

 

Recovery has brought me a life I never thought was possible. I struggled for many years with depression and addiction to substances. At times I felt hopeless. But with the loving community and foundation I have built with BLVD treatment and sober living, I have the tools to thrive in sobriety. I am authentically happy and excited for my future.

 

Nick Gomez 

Assistant House Manager at Mt. View

 

Jake Hammer

Assistant House Manager at Mt. View

 

Monica Hewitt

House Manager of The Lighthouse

 

Emily Wing

Assistant House Manager at The Lighthouse