Addiction Recovery Specialists

Receiving treatment from qualified, experienced drug and alcohol addiction professionals is by far the most important factor in choosing the right rehabilitation center and getting effective treatment. At Embark Recovery, we have employed only certified and professionally qualified alcohol and drug rehab specialists who have worked successfully in the industry for many years. Our staff is caring and compassionate. All Embark Recovery addiction recovery specialists are highly qualified individuals. Each staff member plays and integral part of the recovery of each of our patients in the programs. Our drug and alcohol rehab specialists deliver state-of-the-art treatment options that are proven successful in addiction recovery. Learn more about the experience, background, and story of each of our team members below.

Taylor Wood
Executive Director

Taylor attended Arizona State University for business and education and was introduced to the Recovery industry in 2012. Taylor has experienced the life of addiction, treatment, and recovery and is now practicing what he learned at several other treatment programs at Embark. He has worked in all facets of the treatment industry from residential to family services and program director. He has established a dynamic way of helping patients that brings about change, hope, and joy for the addict alike. Taylor has dedicated his life to help people suffering from the same disease and makes it his goal to help others obtain long-term sobriety.

Julie Nave, MA, LPC
Clinical Director

Julie Nave has been independently licensed by the AZ State Board of Behavioral Health since 2004 and brings more than 20 years of experience in the behavioral health field. She has completed extensive work in assessment, crisis intervention, group, and individual therapy. She focuses on cognitive and dialectical behavioral treatment approaches with a specialty in dialectical behavior therapy. She has worked with all ages and populations of people who have behavioral health problems. Julie was the clinical director of a large community mental health organization and has lived in the Prescott area since 1995.

Dr. Terry Vaughan, M.D.

Dr. Vaughan is a graduate of Indiana University School of Medicine with a residency in Psychiatry at the same University. Having spent several years providing Psychiatric services throughout central Arizona and now in the Prescott area Dr. Vaughan is an integral part of the success at Embark Recovery. Dr. Vaughan is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the Arizona State Psychiatric Association since 1993 as well as the American Medical Association since 1990. Dr. Vaughan was also named NAMI Exemplary Psychiatrist in 2009. One of 41 named across the country chosen for their “Exceptional dedication to people living with mental illness.”

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