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Jaclyn Schuon, Psy.D.

Jaclyn Schuon, Psy.D., earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology and she has been a licensed psychologist in the state of Georgia since 2009.

She has extensive experience providing psychological services to college students and has extensive professional experience at the college and university level. She is also a registered yoga teacher at the 200 hour level and is passionate about utilizing mind-body interventions in her work.

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Editorial Staff, American Addiction Centers
The editorial staff of Desert Hope Treatment Center is comprised of addiction content experts from American Addiction Centers. Our editors and medical reviewers have over a decade of cumulative experience in medical content editing and have... Read More

Kristina Ackermann

Kristina Ackermann is the Director of Content at American Addiction Centers and an expert in the field of substance abuse. She has over a decade of medical editing and leadership experience, with a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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Editorial Staff, American Addiction Centers
The editorial staff of Desert Hope Treatment Center is comprised of addiction content experts from American Addiction Centers. Our editors and medical reviewers have over a decade of cumulative experience in medical content editing and have... Read More

Nitara Osbourne

Nitara Osbourne, M.Ed., is a Content Specialist at American Addiction Centers (AAC).

As an Award-Winning Writer of the movie Running on Empty Dreams and with 20+ years of professional writing experience, she went on to be the Founder of The Infinite Writer Agency prior to working for AAC.

Nitara’s agency has produced a number of projects in a short period of time, including editing the professional development book The Office Game by K.V. Scott and editing the bestselling book You are Enough: 5 Steps to Move from Struggle to Strength by Megan R. Fenyoe.

Nitara received her bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from Loyola University and her master’s degree in Education from American InterContinental University, and she taught Screenwriting as a Faculty Associate (adjunct college professor) at Arizona State University.

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Editorial Staff, American Addiction Centers
The editorial staff of Desert Hope Treatment Center is comprised of addiction content experts from American Addiction Centers. Our editors and medical reviewers have over a decade of cumulative experience in medical content editing and have... Read More

Brittany Tackett, MA

Brittany Tackett is a transformational life coach, writer, and speaker in the mental health field. She holds a Master’s in Psychology with specialization in Transformational Life Coaching, as well as an International Certificate in Behavioral Studies.

Brittany’s works with young adults suffering from ADHD, entrepreneurs, and recovering addicts.

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Editorial Staff, American Addiction Centers
The editorial staff of Desert Hope Treatment Center is comprised of addiction content experts from American Addiction Centers. Our editors and medical reviewers have over a decade of cumulative experience in medical content editing and have... Read More

Stacy Mosel, LMSW

Stacy Mosel is a substance abuse specialist, psychotherapist, and licensed social worker. Mosel received her master’s in social work from New York University in 2002 and has had extensive training in child and family therapy and the identification and treatment of substance abuse and mental health disorders.

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Editorial Staff, American Addiction Centers
The editorial staff of Desert Hope Treatment Center is comprised of addiction content experts from American Addiction Centers. Our editors and medical reviewers have over a decade of cumulative experience in medical content editing and have... Read More

Ryan Kelley, NREMT

Ryan Kelley is a nationally registered Emergency Medical Technician and the former managing editor of the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS). During his time at JEMS, Ryan developed Mobile Integrated Healthcare in Action, a series of in-depth articles on Community Paramedicine programs across the country that go beyond transporting patients to emergency rooms and connects specific patients, such as repeat system users, the homeless and others with behavioral health issues and substance use disorders, to definitive long-term care and treatment. In his current capacity as Medical Editor for American Addiction Centers, Ryan works to provide accurate, authoritative information to those seeking help for substance abuse and behavioral health issues.

 

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Editorial Staff, American Addiction Centers
The editorial staff of Desert Hope Treatment Center is comprised of addiction content experts from American Addiction Centers. Our editors and medical reviewers have over a decade of cumulative experience in medical content editing and have... Read More

Eric Patterson, MSCP, NCC, LPC

Eric Patterson, MSCP, NCC, LPC, is a professional counselor who has been working for over a decade to help children, adolescents, and adults in western Pennsylvania reach their goals and improve their well-being.

Along the way, Eric worked as a collaborating investigator for the field trials of the DSM-5 and completed an agreement to provide mental health treatment to underserved communities with the National Health Service Corp.

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Editorial Staff, American Addiction Centers
The editorial staff of Desert Hope Treatment Center is comprised of addiction content experts from American Addiction Centers. Our editors and medical reviewers have over a decade of cumulative experience in medical content editing and have... Read More

Joy Sutton

Joy Sutton, director of corporate communications for American Addiction Centers, started her career as a journalist. She served as the health reporter/anchor for CBS affiliate WDBJ for more than a decade. Other career highlights include covering the impeachment hearings of President Bill Clinton and the Virginia Tech shootings as well as launching her own television talk show.

After leaving the news business, she worked as a marketing communications manager for HCA Southwest Virginia for several years prior to joining American Addiction Centers in 2016.

Joy is a proud graduate of Howard University where she received her degree in journalism. She also holds a Master’s degree in Health Promotions from Virginia Tech.

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Editorial Staff, American Addiction Centers
The editorial staff of Desert Hope Treatment Center is comprised of addiction content experts from American Addiction Centers. Our editors and medical reviewers have over a decade of cumulative experience in medical content editing and have... Read More

Emily Guarnotta, PsyD

Emily Guarnotta holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and has a special interest in treating and spreading awareness on drug, alcohol, and behavioral addictions. She has clinical experience working with dual diagnosis clients in residential and outpatient settings, older adults in nursing homes, and clients with severe mental illness.

Emily also works in private practice with children, adolescents, and adults experiencing a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, substance abuse, and significant life changes.

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Editorial Staff, American Addiction Centers
The editorial staff of Desert Hope Treatment Center is comprised of addiction content experts from American Addiction Centers. Our editors and medical reviewers have over a decade of cumulative experience in medical content editing and have... Read More

Sherry M. Adler

Sherry M. Adler

Sherry M. Adler covers a wide range of industries and topics as a freelance writer. She has a passion for her craft and the world at large. Dedicated to using the power of words to inform and energize stakeholders, she named her business WriteResults NY, LLC.

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Editorial Staff, American Addiction Centers
The editorial staff of Desert Hope Treatment Center is comprised of addiction content experts from American Addiction Centers. Our editors and medical reviewers have over a decade of cumulative experience in medical content editing and have... Read More