About Us

Recovery Resources' Mission

The mission of Recovery Resources is to provide quality, ethical treatment for  alcoholism, addiction, and mental health. Our agency is dedicated to providing affordable, individualized solutions to problems associated with alcohol and drug use as well as mental health needs. The goal of Recovery Resources is to liberate individuals, couples, and families of childhood trauma and the trauma associated with this disease, and also to assist these people in the process of rebuilding their lives.

History

Recovery Resources was founded on April 1st, 1999 by Rick and Jerri Thompson. They were not strangers to recovery. At the time Rick and Jerri created Recovery Resources, each of them were employed by different agencies. They saw a need that was not being filled in the recovery community and they had a passion to satisfy that need. Their plan was to provide a private, confidential, ethical, trauma-informed, and effective treatment for this disease.
Recovery Resources is now contracted and in-network with many insurance companies.

Recovery Resources Recently added outpatient mental health psychotherapy to their current list of services.

Rick Thompson is CADC-II, ICADC and SAP certified. He has been a substance abuse specialist since 1987.

Jerri Thompson is NCAC-I, CADC-II, ICADC, SAP certified. She has been a substance abuse specialist since 1994.

Since April 1st 1999, Recovery Resources' staff grew from its two founders to a team of qualified professionals.  The facility has the  capability to provide trauma-informed substance use disorder treatment as well as treatment to those with co-occurring disorders.

In 2000, Recovery Resources began providing prevention and counseling services to local school districts to reach our youth and work together with school districts to minimize the impact of substance use to prevent students from living a life of addiction and alcoholism.  With education and counseling available to youth, Recovery Resources provides a safe place for teens to explore different alternatives, challenges, and expression of feelings instead of substance use.

Recovery Resources started with one school district and they are now present in five school districts in Tulare County.

Recovery Resources was asked to develop an alcohol and drug testing program to ensure a safe school athletics program at various local high school districts.

In a few short years, Recovery Resources compiled an impressive list of agencies that have been served, both past, and present. As Recovery Resources has grown, it has continued to build a solid reputation founded on integrity—a reputation that is highly respected in both the professional and recovering communities.

Our Founders

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JERRI THOMPSON, NCAC-I, CADC-II, ICADC, SAP

Jerri has been certified since 1998. She began her training working as a Family Service Coordinator for the Tulare County Alcoholism Council in Visalia, CA.  After completing her CADC educational requirements she took a position as a Substance Use Disorder Counselor at Sierra Recovery Services in Lindsay, CA. In 1999, she worked together with her partner in life and business to create Recovery Resources Intensive Outpatient program and Adolescent Prevention program.  In 2003 she created a 5013c not for profit corporation A STEP, Inc.  She is currently the Director of Recovery Resources IOP Adult Services.

 

RICHARD THOMPSON, NCAC-I, CADC-II, ICADC, SAP

Rick has been a Substance Use Disorder Counselor since 1988.  He started his career in adult residential treatment, adolescent outpatient treatment, prevention, and intensive outpatient.

He stared both, his personal recovery, and the pathway to working in the recovery profession in 1986.  After working as a counselor for 2 years, Rick accepted a position working with youth at Turning Point Youth Services in Visalia, CA.

After leaving Turning Point he started an Adolescent treatment program at Sierra Recovery Services in Lindsay CA.

Rick is currently the Director of Adolescent Treatment Services for Recovery Resources and former CEO of A S.T.E.P., Inc..

Meet Our Team

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Jerri Thompson

NCAC-I, CADC-II, ICADC, SAP

Jerri is currently the Director of the Adult Intensive Outpatient (IOP) Treatment and program Director of Recovery Resources.

In addition to overseeing Recovery Resources, Jerri is active in the community, educating and spreading awareness about substance use disorder. She continues to be an invaluable asset to local agencies, schools, and other substance use disorder professionals by acting as a consultant on drug and alcohol use policies and engaging in various public speaking events.

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Rick Thompson

CADC-II, ICADC, SAP

Rick is the Director of Adolescent Treatment and Prevention Services for Recovery Resources. He oversees prevention counselors that provide services to school districts in Tulare County.  Rick continues to do what he loves to do most which is to meet with adolescents individually and with their families to assist with the beginning of the counseling/treatment process.

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Michael Reece

Office Manager, Testing Supervisor

Michael Reece will most likely be the first person you talk to when you call Recovery Resources. Michael will book your appointments, verify your insurance benefits and processes payments. His goal is to calm your nerves and assist you in any way he can.

Michael oversees all of the administrative needs of the facility.

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Teri Dortman

MSN, CADC-I

Teri Dortman's professional background started in the military, nursing and anesthesia. When she began building her career in substance use disorder treatment in 2018 she started learning all of the facets of our organization from the ground up.  As Teri grew her skills in treatment, she moved from working in the front office to using her clinical skills with clients as an intern.  She is in the process of obtaining her MSW and CADC-III certification.

Teri is gifted at working with youth in our prevention program.  She is building her clinical hours towards her MSW, being supervised by Aimee Miculian, LMFT. Teri is becoming a gifted clinician as she continues to assist the team in the intensive outpatient treatment program, continuing care groups, and Gorski relapse prevention treatment groups.

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Chanel Guerra

BS, CADC-III

Chanel Guerra started working at Recovery Resources in November of 2018.  Our agency has been fortunate to add her to our team.  She has a passion to help people, and has a natural ability to build rapport with our clients.

Chanel completed her Bachelor’s in Social Work and Human Services in August 2018.  She has completed the educational requirements to obtain her CCAPP certification and is preparing for the testing for CADC-II.  She is highly motivated to continue her education, as she continues to work towards her MSW. She is sensitive to the cultural needs of the client.

Chanel is working as a prevention specialist at various school sites in Tulare County.  She is a co-facilitator in the adult intensive outpatient program and oversees the continuing care portion of our IOP program.

 

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Genny Tweedy

RADT-1

Genny began working at Recovery Resources in February of 2019 as an Administrative Assistant. She learned about treatment by learning everything about or agency prior to attending CCAPP school.  She has completed all of the education necessary to test for the CADC-I CCAPP certification.

Genny comes to us with background experience in early childhood education. Her goal is to enhance the quality of our services, as well as attend to the needs of the client.  She is currently in her practicum hours preparing for the CCAPP test.

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Christine Mancillas, RADT

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Jennifer Randolph

MA, Psy. M,

Jennifer is a compassionate, dedicated, experienced professional working toward her LPCC and LMFT license.

Her skills include, Career Counseling, Case Management, and CBT techniques.

Jennifer is providing services to high school aged youth in Porterville Unified School District.

 

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Estrella “Star" Vasquez

BS, RADT-I

Estrella "Star" has two years experience working in the profession of Substance Use Disorders.  She has completed her Bachelors of Science in Human Services, RADT-1 certified (in preparation for her CADC-II), and an Anger Management Specialist. She is Bi-lingual Spanish Speaking and loves working with individuals and their families.

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Robin “Rob” Corley

RADT

Robin "Rob" started his career in the substance use disorder profession working with adolescents from 1990-1996.  He completed all of he Substance Use Disorder studies at Cal State Bakersfield.  He has gone on to expand his education and experience working for the State of CA in corrections and Parole.

Rob has returned to his roots to use his knowledge and passion to work in the prevention of Substance Use Disorder, to effect change early in a young person's life.

Jovanda Patterson, MEd, MSW Intern

Jovanda Patterson,

MSE, MSWi RADT

Jovanda is in the process of building her practicum hours in effort to obtain her LCSW license.

Jovanda spent 15 years in the Air Force, and after her honorable discharge from the Air Force she worked for FEMA for 7 years.  With all of her extensive experience it is Recovery Resources' pleasure to provide her with a location to fulfill her practicum hours toward licensure.

Jovanda is providing prevention and case-management services for our agency.