Meet Our Experienced, Licensed, Professional and Caring Staff
At Illuminate Recovery, we ensure that we provide 1-On-1 therapy and customized recovery programs provided by master level therapists, individual counselors, and behavioral health technicians.
Andrew Slavens, MA, LISAC.
Andrew is the Clinical Director at Illuminate Recovery. Andrew has been working in the field of substance abuse counseling for the last six years. He has his Masters Degree in Substance Abuse Counseling. He has received training in the styles of CBT, Mindfulness, MRT, Solution Focused, Anger Management and Trauma. Prior to entering the field of substance abuse counseling Andrew worked in churches and has experience with Christian counseling. He is currently working on his Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership in Behavioral Health. In his spare time he enjoys playing rugby and soccer and spending time with his family.
Reyes Topete, M.D.
Dr. Topete was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology. He then entered Arizona College of Medicine and graduated in 1992 with a M.D. degree. He then completed his Internal Medicine Residency at Saint Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Topete started working in addiction medicine in 1994. He loved the patient population and science of addiction. He is board certified by the ABAM (the American Society of Addiction Medicine). Dr. Topete understands every patient’s individual needs and is dedicated to providing them with his best care. His open communication and close work with our clinical team ensures that all our clients receive quality care and programming. When Dr. Topete isn’t at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children.
Psychiatric Nurse Practioner
Dr. Bethany Fetzer, DNP APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC.
Dr. Fetzer earned a Doctorate in Nursing practice and is double certified as a Family Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Bethany has extensive nursing experience in the fields of emergency medicine and behavioral health. She provides compassionate care to patients suffering from substance abuse disorders and psychiatric disorders. By using evidence based practice, she treats things like addiction, developmental disorders, ADHD, anxiety, depression, bi-polar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other various conditions. Her understanding and relatable personality allows her to engage clients easily, ensuring their medical needs are met. Dr. Fetzer facilitiates support groups for RN’s in early recovery and enjoys spending time with her family. She practives pilates and spiritual activities.
Allison Savasta, MPC.
Allison has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology as well as a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling with an emphasis in Trauma. She decided to pursue her education and employment in counseling because of her family history. Her mom fought addiction for decades before it took her life. She knew then that she wanted to help others like her mom who suffered from addiction as well as traumatic events. When she is not helping others she enjoys the outdoors, spending time at the lake and around the pool. She is mom of 2 girls and has a dog who she loves spending time with.
Director of Admissions
Having been on both sides of active addition, both the person using, and the person affected by a loved one’s addiction, Lucas has been involved in recovery since 2009. He has been working in the treatment industry since 2013. Using his personal experience and wealth of knowledge learned from professional development and immersion in the recovery field, he has spoken with thousands of families and helped hundreds of people attain long-term sobriety. In 2020, the opportunity presented to join in and start Illuminate Recovery. Lucas is currently the Director of Admissions.
Chief Operating Officer
Nicole Fernandez is the current Chief Operating Officer at Illuminate Recovery. Her professional background in Administration and Finance gives her a unique perspective, balance, and ability to ensure the daily operations. Illuminate Recovery is Nicole’s first position in the substance abuse treatment industry, but she is no stranger to addiction. Nicole’s mother and father are both addicts. Her personal experience dealing with the two of them has given her a skill set and a unique perspective to the addict. Her husband is active in recovery and her ongoing support to him and the recovery community makes her an asset to our team. When Nicole is not working, she enjoys spending time with her twin boys and family.