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Meet the 417 Team

Our treatment team is passionate about what they do, and consists of highly skilled professionals who use effective techniques and current modalities. Our clinical team includes a psychiatrist, licensed therapists, interns and certified counselors, all of whom bring comprehensive knowledge and expertise to the treatment experience.

Scott Kalland

Program Director

Scott has dedicated his life’s work to improving the quality of life for adolescents and their families. With over ten years in the field, Scott provides experience and leadership to the other members of the 417 Recovery team.

Dr. Alejandro Alva

Medical Director

Dr. Alva’s expertise in adolescent, adult and geriatric psychiatry including dual diagnosis using the latest pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches to treat mental health as well as the use of anti-craving interventions.

Jessica Horning, PA-C

Jessica Horning, PA-C is a nationally board-certified physician assistant at Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists. Jess graduated first from The Master’s University located in her hometown of Santa Clarita, California with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She later briefly relocated to Riverside to attend California Baptist University, acquiring a Master’s of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Jess is trained to diagnose, manage, and treat patients with various psychiatric conditions. Jess looks forward to every new patient she sees and views it as an opportunity to discover how she can best tailor each treatment plan to her individual patient’s needs and values. People often comment on Jess’s happy, bubbly personality which she views as an asset in her work.

Duane Durst, LMFT

Clinical Director

Duane completed his undergraduate work at USC and received his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Counseling at The Professional School of Psychology. He has helped develop several therapeutic programs and currently provides supervision for the clinical staff at 417 Recovery.

Allison Herman 

Therapist 

Allison completed her undergraduate work at Lafayette College and received dual Bachelor Degrees in Psychology and Art History. Allison earned her Master's degree in clinical social work at Columbia University in NYC. She obtained her post graduate training at NYU Psychoanalytic Institute with a focus on studying psychodynamic psychotherapy for children and adolescents. Allison has a particular interest in working with adolescents and their families struggling with addiction. 

Joni Michael, BA, PCC-trainee, RADT

Dedicated Therapist in Training

Originally from San Diego, Joni Michael is a compassionate individual with a commitment toguiding individuals through their healing journeys. As a mother and grandmother, Joni deeplyvalues family bonds and understands the importance of support systems in recovery.

Nicholas Buchan, Business Development

Nicholas currently attends at Christian Institute to be a Certified Substance Abuse and Alcohol Counselor. With previous experience working in mental health, and substance abuse with adults. Nicholas will be there to guide each family through the admission process, as well as helping around the facility with family questions.

Brianna Lopez, Floor Staff

Brianna is a recent graduate from California State University, Fullerton with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and emphasis in criminal justice. She’s dedicated her education to helping others and will be utilizing that passion to direct adolescents in life group skills at 417 Recovery.