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 eight 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 Practitioner
Dr. Bethany Fetzer
Bethany began her nursing career as a CNA in 1985. She earned LPN certification in 1988 and completed her RN in 2000 once her children were in school.
Bethany is currently dual certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner and an Advanced Practice Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Doctorate in Nurse Practice by developing and implementing procedure to reduce missed appointments in an outpatient substance abuse setting. She has completed additional training and is certified to provide MAT (medication assisted treatment) with a waiver.
Bethany draws from her extensive nursing experience in the fields of emergency medicine and behavioral health to deliver compassionate and holistic care to patients experiencing psychiatric disorders and substance abuse issues. Her areas of interest include addiction treatment and management, developmental disorders, acute psychiatric care/ detox in hospital settings and outpatient treatment centers, ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and various other psychiatric conditions in adults.
In her free time, Bethany enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, practicing yoga, participating in spiritual and recovery-based activities, Pilates, and Krav Maga Tactile Defense.
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. Nicole is currently in school and working towards her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), which well further help the clients at the center. 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.
Chandelle comes to Illuminate as Staff after being a successfully completing client. With her wealth of experience and knowledge as well as her personal experience and struggles with addiction, she is an integral part of the team. She is Peer Support certified and is currently attending school to pursue her Bachelor’s in Social Work. In her free time away from work she enjoys going to concerts and spending time at home.