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People Make The Difference

The Choice Recovery Intensive Outpatient Treatment Team carry a passion and experience to care that is felt in all that they do.  The reasons is, they know that the attitude, excitement, and desire each client and team member brings to the facility is as important in creating an environment for healing as is the programming itself. 

Tanya Burch | Clinical Director -  M. Coun., LPC

Tanya Burch is Licensed Professional Counselor.  She has worked in the Behavioral Health field for over 20 years in a variety of settings including schools, residential treatment and outpatient settings.  In the scope of her practice, she addresses addictions, trauma and other mental health issues.  Tanya is certified in EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing), the leading therapy used for treatment of PTSD.  She also incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Relapse Prevention Therapy and Motivational Interviewing with her clients.  Tanya works with individuals as well as couples.  Being part of the healing process of her clients is what makes her job the best one in the world. 

Chad Willis | Primary Therapist - LPC

After a 20-plus year career with the City of Mesa's Animal Control Unit, Chad turned his attention to behavioral health. After earning his Master's Degree in Counseling, Chad work in the crisis, detox, and psychiatric units at CBI. Chad has extensive experience in individual and group counseling in both inpatient and outpatient facilities. Chad is trained in EMDR therapy and trauma counseling and incorporates Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, motivational interviewing, and relapse prevention therapy in his daily practice.

Chad is an active member of his community, church, and enjoys spending his free time with his grandchildren.

Dr. J Carvel Jackson, DO  |  Chief Medical Officer


Dr. Jackson earned his Doctorate at Western University of Health Sciences before completing his residency at Stanford University School of Medicine in 1989.  Dr. Jackson has been providing medical services in the Valley of the Sun since leaving Stanford and has dedicated his practice to working with those dependent on Opioids & other addictive drugs.  Including Addiction, Dr. Jackson specializes in Pain Management and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation.

Associations: American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine.

Rachel Buettner | Director of Operations:   

Rachel has a Bachelor's and Masters Degree in Psychology from Arizona State University and the University of Phoenix, respectively. Prior to joining Choice Recovery, Rachel earned over a decade of experience in the behavioral health industry as a transition counselor, clinician, and operations manager. Her approach to substance use disorder treatment follows the Choice Recovery model of treating the person rather than simply the disease.

Rachel is active in the community, loves dogs, helping others, and Nebraska Cornhusker football!

James Donley | President & COO:   

James is an entrepreneur with business experience in a number of fields including accounting, luxury travel, financial turn-around & restructuring, banking, real estate development, contracting & home services, sales & marketing, and private equity.  His desire to enter the behavioral health industry started with his own recovery which spans over 16-years. Read James's Manifesto

David Tanis, DNP, PMHNP


David focuses on each individual and their family with a treatment approach tailored to their specific needs. He specializes in adult and Geriatric psychiatry; with individuals that are struggling with Addiction, Trauma, Eating disorders, Borderline Personality Disorders, PTSD, Mood Disorders, Sexual Addiction, Depression Disorder and Anxiety Disorder and Symptoms related to Autism.

Chen Pei Hung, DNP, PMHNP


Chen Pei has more than 30 years of experience working as healthcare provider. She takes a holistic whole-body approach with her patients that takes into account an individual's physical, emotional and spiritual health. She focuses on her patients' individual needs and goals when developing  their treatment plans. Chen Pei specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care, Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry, Family Medicine, Bipolar, Depression, Anxiety, Addiction, PTSD, Mood Disorders and Symptoms related to Autism. Chen Pei is fluent in English, Mandarin and Taiwanese.

Sharon Brack | Genetic Nutritionist -  HHC, AADP

Sharon is a Genetic Nutritionist, who works with clients to identify those foods and supplements/vitamins that work most efficiently with their genetic coding.   She is a Certified Holistic Health Counselor, and supplement expert who has dedicated her life to personal care. 

Since 2009, Sharon has worked with a diverse set of clients formulating personal plans to maximize their own health and wellness.  In addition to her private practice (I Know Me), Sharon was Director of Genetic Nutrition for a lifestyle genetic testing company.  This experience pushed Sharon to develop an integrative approach to nutrition that designs eating plans specific to an individual’s genome.  Through testing, Sharon can develop health plans that improve your daily output (energy & health) through strategic inputs (food).  Working with Sharon simplifies the complexities of dieting and nutritional health.  Her tailor-made nutritional plans ensure clients eat those foods that are right for them, not only those foods considered “health”. 

At Choice Recovery, Sharon educates clients on the benefits of nutrition in recovery, smart snacking, and overall health & wellness even when time and money seem like a limitation.


The above individuals are just a few of the 20-plus dedicated team members Choice Recovery has assisting clients live a life they love. Our dedicated, experienced, and well-trained team of professionals is passionate about transforming lives and supporting individuals committed to their mental and physical well-being. The Choice Recovery team includes licensed therapists, medical professionals, BHTs, peer supports and more. We are grateful for each one of them and their effort in supporting the Choice clients each and every day!  

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