Kelsey Harter has a bachelors degree in biology from California State East Bay and is currently pursuing her master’s degree for Marriage and Family Therapy at Alliant International University. Kelsey is a clinical team member at Recovery Happens, as well as at Next Move Sacramento. She has worked with clients recovering from addiction, homelessness, and those with mental illness. She views therapy as a collaborative effort between the client and therapists and supports her client’s unique individuality, life experiences, and personal story. Kelsey has a passion for guiding her clients through their journey of finding peace and balance in life.

Amy Sowers is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor under the supervision of Dr. Angela Chanter, Licensed Clinical Psychologist. Amy is devoted to helping individuals, couples, and families discover courage and clarity throughout the many seasons of life. She offers treatment for anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, teen issues, marital/relationship issues, grief and loss, stress management, and spiritual growth. Her past clinical experience includes working in a residential treatment center and at UC Davis Children’s hospital specializing in adolescent trauma. Amy received her Bachelors degree in Psychology at William Jessup University and graduated in 2017 from Western Seminary for completion of her Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. Valuing authenticity, compassion, and space for humor for the soul, Amy leads with kindness and commitment in walking with her clients through change and healing.

Alex Derevyanchuk is a Registered Alcohol and Drug Technician (RADT) in the state of California practicing as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor. He is currently finishing his last semester of internship, at American River College, in order to acquire his CADCll certification. He is also trained in Brainspotting and is near completion of receiving his certificate in that specialization. Alex has been working in the field of Substance Abuse for the last four years. Before joining the wonderful team at Recovery Happens in June of 2017, he worked for three and a half years, at a group home for adolescents struggling with substance abuse and behavioral issues. During that time Alex was a lead staff in the boy’s home, as a Child Care Counselor. He additionally led psychoeducational groups with supervision from a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Alex’s personal experience of overcoming substance abuse, working in an inpatient environment, along with his education has given him a great deal of insight and ability to attune to his clients needs. He believes that addiction must be approached through a family systems model, which was why Recovery Happens was so appealing to him. Apart from providing individual sessions, he also facilitates multiple groups.

Alex considers it an honor to continue the legacy of Jon Daily and to carry his message of restoration and wellness to the individual, the family, and to our community as a whole.

Director of Communications

As a Business Development Executive, Mr. Peterson is known for building “Best in Class” organizations for companies and industry leaders both domestically and internationally. His record includes developing new markets and building strong teams.
By establishing and managing robust C-Level relationships, Mr. Peterson has orchestrated large scale negotiations and presentations to both multi-billion-dollar companies as well as volunteer service projects, building lasting relationships with clients utilizing his developed servant leadership qualities, an ingrained sense of humor, and his impeccable moral and integrity standards.

Also known for developing and implementing successful growth strategies Mr. Peterson has turned around divisions and expanded them into market leaders. In addition, he identifies, enters and dominates new markets, and crafts and institutes processes and procedures that improve the customer experience.

His expertise in all these areas has been an asset to the Recovery Happens team. As the Director of Communications he manages professional community relationships, assists in marketing, and invests in team development.

Program Director

Amy Rose has been in the field of chemical dependency for the past 13 years. She graduated from American River College with a CADC II certification, the highest standard in the field of addiction. She is currently attending Sacramento State to obtain her MFT license.

Amy is passionate about helping individuals remove shame, learn to live in authenticity and vulnerability, and aiding entire family systems into health and wholeness. She considers it a privilege to walk others through their struggles with chemical dependency.

Amy has experience both in outpatient and intensive outpatient levels of care. She is active in the 12- step community and has been sober since 2002. Amy specializes in individual counseling, family counseling, facilitating parent support groups, and gender specific recovery groups revolving around wellness from chemical dependency and co-dependency. She also focuses on educating individuals and families on self-care tools, healthy boundaries, building self-esteem, and obtaining long-term healing.

Psychologist/Clinical Director

Dr. Chanter, the late wife of Jon Daily, is a licensed clinical psychologist with a degree from John F. Kennedy University. Her expertise working within family systems extends to diverse populations and with issues relating to depression, anxiety, addiction, trauma, eating disorders, parenting, divorce, grief, life transitions, and relationship issues. She is also certified to perform Child Custody Evaluations and Divorce Mediations.

Dr. Chanter co-founded Full Circle Treatment Center in Roseville, CA as well as her current private practice, Therapeutic Solutions 360. Additionally, she functions as the Clinical Director of Next Move of Sacramento’s Mental Health Department.

Dr. Chanter joined Recovery Happens in 2012 and built the Recovery Happens Masters and Doctoral Internship Program (CAPIC). Her passion to train and mentor clinicians has transformed our organization. Dr. Chanter officially accepted the position of Recovery Happens Clinical Director in January 2017, and we are excited about the expertise, professionalism, and enthusiasm she brings to our team.