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SOUL SURGERY ADDICTION TREATMENT  STAFF

Soul Surgery offers a wide range of experienced and educated staff and contractors. Our therapists, doctors, case managers, and support staff are passionate about recovery and change. Their years of experience combined with their extensive education backgrounds make them the ideal team to help you or your loved one begin their journey to recovery. We pride ourselves on offering a diverse team, able to handle the most complex conditions with ease and comfort.

CLINICAL TEAM

Dr. Topete, MD
Medical Director
Soul Surgery
Recovery From The Inside Out.

Dr. Reyes Topete is a Board Certified Addictionologist through the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He completed his residency at St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center in Phoenix, AZ and has been in the field for over 20 years. He has provided detoxification services at many facilities in the Valley includes Aurora Behavioral Health, St. Luke’s Behavioral Health Center and Community Bridges. Dr. Topete understands his patient’s individual needs and dedicates himself to giving them the best, safest and most appropriate care. He is committed to having open communication with referring professionals and the clinical team so that everyone is on the same page throughout the healing process.

  • Board-certified Addictionologist.
  • Expert at Medical stabilization, Ambulatory Care, Urgent Care.
  • Served as Medical Director at several respected BH facilities.
  • DATA waived physician (Subutex/Suboxone-certified).
  • Successfully Treated over 31,000 patients for alcoholism and drug addiction.

Dr. Chandiramani, NMD
Naturopathic Doctor
Soul Surgery
Recovery From The Inside Out.

Dr. Ravi Chandiramani is a graduate of Bastyr University (2002). His unique approach to the treatment of chemical dependency and co-occurring psychological disorders has been refined over a decade of direct clinical experience with recovering addicts and alcoholics. Dr. Chandiramani’s work has provided the foundation for a new field of medicine, Integrative Addiction Medicine. Integrative Addiction Medicine (IAM) effectively combines evidence-based addiction medicine protocols with the nurturing and rebuilding modalities inherent to the practice of naturopathic medicine. To date, over 5000 chemically dependent patients have been successfully treated using the IAM model.

 

Dr. Chandiramani is President and CEO of Rays of the Sun, LLC, where he oversees the implementation and delivery of IAM in a variety of ambulatory treatment settings including subacute detox, residential treatment centers and outpatient medical/behavioral health practices. Dr. Chandiramani serves as Corporate Medical Director of Journey Healing Centers, overseeing 40 residential beds in 2 states (AZ, UT) and a multidisciplinary staff comprised of physicians, nurse practitioners, and behavioral health professionals.

  • Naturopathic Physician.
  • 15 years experience = 7000 addicts/alcoholics treated.
  • Served as Regional Medical Director for large BH corporation.
  • Founder of Integrative Addiction Medicine (I-AM ) model.

Ria Flanagan, MA, MFT, LISAC, CSAT
Clinical Director
Soul Surgery
Recovery From The Inside Out.

Ria Flanagan is an independently licensed substance abuse counselor. She  received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in California. She has worked in the recovery field for several years. Before taking the Clinical Director position at Soul Surgery she worked as a primary therapist at The Meadows specializing in dual diagnosis clients. During her years at the Meadows she worked closely with Pia Mellody and was certified in Post Induction Therapy. Ria is also a Certified Sex addiction Therapist, has extensive experiential training including psychodrama training, certified in Cognitive Processing therapy, and trained in somatic modalities and is a pain management coach.  She worked closely with the young adult population at The Claudia Black Center where she gained experience working with families, interventions, crisis management and behavioral issues. She worked as an in-home clinician with children and families at Terros, providing education and therapy to families in crisis and helping them reunite.

 

Ria moved to Arizona in 2011 to take an administration position as an Assistant Program Manager at Sunshine Group Homes, where she managed several group homes, trained staff, facilitated groups with children, and created programming.

 

She started her counseling career interning for Green Dot Public schools providing counseling to adolescents with a range in diagnosis including depression, anger management issues, anxiety, schizophrenia, PTSD, ADHD, relational and family issues. She also worked during her Master’s program in the homes of children with autism and supporting families with ABA, psychoeducation and family therapy. After work she practices self-care by focusing on her family, practicing yoga and daily meditation.

Brenna Gonzales, MSC, LPC
Clinical Manager
Soul Surgery
Recovery From The Inside Out.

Brenna has dedicated her life to serving others. She began her career working with incarcerated and homeless youth and has worked with countless people from all walks of life developing a passion for treating the disease of addiction. Brenna’s counseling style is approachable and includes a mix of client education with thoughtful techniques to help her clients uncover the most authentic and truthful version of themselves. She specializes in the treatment of trauma, chemical and process addictions, and codependence.

 

Brenna received her Master’s Degree in Community Counseling in 2011 and has been honing her craft ever since. Prior to joining the Soul Surgery team, Brenna was a Survivors Therapist at The Meadows working extensively with people struggling with addiction and trauma. She has had the privilege of being trained by many of today’s industry leaders, including Pia Mellody. Brenna is a Board Approved Supervisor and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, Candidate. Her training also includes EMDR, Post Induction Therapy, Complicated Pain Recovery, and NADA Auricular Acupuncture.

HEALTH & WELLNESS

Chelsea Gallaway, RDN
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist 
Soul Surgery
Recovery From The Inside Out.

Received Bachelors of Science in Dietetics from Arizona State University. Is registered through the Commission on Dietetic Registration. Background in Eating Disorders, Intuitive Eating, and Addiction Nutrition. Also works in the acute care setting and has much experience in detox and post-acute withdrawal.

 

Clean and sober since 2015. Works to help clients obtain attainable and sustainable nutrition goals that will help them in not just in early recovery, but for a lifetime.

Chef Kenny Witczak
Major Domo/Executive Chef 
Soul Surgery
Recovery From The Inside Out.

Kenny started in the food service industry over 36 years ago and is classically trained at the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York. His culinary career spans working for hotels, resorts, country clubs, and restaurants, to working as a Private Chef/Major Domo for the wealthy and famous, to being a Culinary Professor at a Cordon Bleu Culinary School.

 

Kenny himself entered into a Drug and Alcohol treatment center in May of 1988 and currently has over 30 years of continuous Sobriety and Cleantime. While working at Soul Surgery the last couple of years, Kenny has thoroughly enjoyed interacting directly with the Clients.

Russell Wynter, NASM Master Trainer
NASM Behavior Change Specialist 
Soul Surgery
Recovery From The Inside Out.

Russell is a National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certified Master Trainer, Certified Personal Trainer with over ten years of experience helping clients lose weight, improve sports performance and live overall healthier lives. He also holds NASM advanced specializations in Corrective Exercise, Performance Enhancement, Golf Fitness, MMA Conditioning, Fitness Nutrition, Behavior Change, Senior Fitness, Women’s Fitness, Youth Fitness, and Group Personal Training.

  • Over 10+ years of experience
  • NASM Master Trainer (#1470114)
  • NASM Behavior Change Specialist  (#1501202307)
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (#1422176)
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (#1488586)
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (#1388997)

Cyrstal Reeves, NASM Master Trainer
NASM Behavior Change Specialist 
Soul Surgery
Recovery From The Inside Out.

Crystal is a Master Trainer certified by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM). She has a B.A in Exercise Science and Health with an emphasis in coaching.  In addition, to being a Certified Personal Trainer she holds advanced specializations from the NASM as a Corrective Exercise Specialist, Performance Enhancement Specialist, Golf Fitness, MMA Conditioning, Senior Fitness, Women’s Fitness Specialist and Fitness Nutrition Specialist.

  • Over 8 years of experience
  • B.A. in Exercise Science & Health
  • NASM Master Trainer (#1470113)
  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer (#1438056)
  • NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist (#1377120)
  • NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist (#1484751)
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