A LETTER FROM OUR TEAM
W elcome to a new approach to addiction recovery. After many years of working in the treatment field, we learned a lot. We learned the things that help clients get and stay in recovery. We also learned the ways in which traditional treatment could be improved. Our goal in opening Invitation to Recovery was to take our 30 years of combined treatment experience and develop a program that incorporates the best practices, the most cutting edge treatments and a commitment and dedication to our clients that is unmatched.
We believe many people have failed at treatment attempts or are unable to stay in long term recovery because not all of their needs are effectively addressed.
While the trend in addiction treatment is moving towards more individualized treatment, the reality is that most programs only customize a small percentage of someone’s treatment. At Invitation to Recovery, we customize our entire program specifically to the needs of each individual. No two programs are alike. We make it our mission to identify all the components each person needs to be successful and then develop a program around those needs giving each client the utmost care and attention. Our clients tell us over and over that they have never felt so cared for and supported. We are committed to their success and to changing lives.
– Dr. Samuel Lample & the Invitation to Recovery Team
MEET THE TEAM
SAMUEL LAMPLE, MA, LPC-S, CEDS-S
EXECUTIVE & CLINICAL DIRECTOR
Samuel S. Lample is a Licensed Professional Counselor, Licensed Approved Counselor Supervisor, Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS), CEDS Supervisor and an International OCD Foundation member and approved therapist. He has been treating individuals with addictions for the past 15 years in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Mr. Lample worked in an inpatient eating disorder treatment center for nearly a decade, as a therapist, Clinical Director and finally as the Director of Admissions. More recently, Mr. Lample has been the Clinical Director at several inpatient and outpatient facilities in the greater Phoenix area. Originally from Baltimore, Sam earned an undergraduate degree in business at Bryant University in Rhode Island and graduated from Regent University in 2000 with his master’s in counseling. He has been married to his wife Krista for almost 10 years and enjoys golf, travel, and movies.
Dr. Ravi Chandiramani, ND
Dr. Chandiramani graduated from Bastyr University with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. He is a pioneer in the field of integrative addiction medicine (I-AM), which successfully blends time-tested addiction medicine protocols with the nurturing, rebuilding methods inherent in the practice of evidence-based naturopathic medicine.
Dr. Chandiramani’s holistic approach to the treatment of substance use disorders has been refined over a decade of direct clinical experience with over 1,000 patients.
Over the course of his career in addiction medicine, Dr. Chandiramani has served as Medical Director for several organizations providing a range of specialty services including residential treatment, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment and private inpatient detox.
DR. RYAN LEE
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
Dr. Lee is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Fairfield University. Dr. Lee specializes in the treatment of addiction and co-occurring mental health conditions. He has over 7 years of professional experience in healthcare, in both clinical and leadership positions, and across the entire continuum of care, from outpatient clinics, intensive-outpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential treatment programs, in addition to acute care inpatient units, inpatient detoxification centers, and psychiatric emergency departments. Prior to joining the team at Invitation to Recovery, Dr. Lee served as the Director of Psychiatric Services at a local addiction treatment facility.
In addition to his board-certification in psychiatry, Dr. Lee has also obtained advanced certification in addiction medicine, as well as training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing (MI), and eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR). Dr. Lee completed his doctoral research on the use of eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR) as a novel approach to addiction treatment. Dr. Lee is a member of the International Society on Addictions Nursing and has advocated for the expansion of addiction services at the federal level in light of the opioid epidemic.
As a holistic psychiatric provider, Dr. Lee takes a person-centered, trauma-informed approach that takes into account not only the biological and psychological, but also social and spiritual components of healing. Further, Dr. Lee is currently in the process of become a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner and a Diplomate of American Clinical Board of Nutrition. He believes in the judicious use of medication management and prides himself in being a skilled psychotherapist.
Dr. Lee believes that advancements in technology are critical in the transformation of the behavioral health landscape. As such, he is working towards a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois, with a minor in data science, machine learning, and artificial intelligence. He is a renowned public-speaker and has participated in numerous speaking engagements in his areas of expertise. His special interests include computer programming, cognitive computing, telepsychiatry, integrative medicine, genomics, nutritional neuropharmacoloy, translational research, and blockchain technologies. In his spare time, Ryan enjoys traveling, hiking, producing music, and being a foodie.
Gabrielle Annett, MA, LPC, LISAC, CCTP
Gabrielle is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor specializing in the trauma and addiction connection. Gabrielle earned her Master’s Degree in Counseling with a concentration in trauma therapy and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Life Coach and EMDR trained.
For over ten years, Gabrielle has helped individuals heal their trauma and break the chains of addiction. She has worked in inpatient, outpatient and private practice settings. Gabrielle believes that recovery is about thriving in life and assists her clients to be the best version of themselves. Gabrielle’s undergraduate degree was in business and she lives in Scottsdale with her husband. She loves hiking, live music, dancing and travel.
JAMIE L. Born, LMSW
Jamie is a Licensed Master Social Worker specializing in trauma, addiction and pain management. Jamie earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work and is a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, Certified Life Coach and EMDR trained (with specialized training using EMDR for pain management). She has worked in outpatient, community agencies and private practice settings. Jamie has helped both adults and adolescents create a life they are excited about living. She believes that recovery is about connection and community building. Jamie lives in North Phoenix with her husband and two children. She loves hiking, swimming and spending time with her family.
Victoria has been in the field of addiction and recovery since 1992, having received her first Masters and working in dual diagnosis treatment centers. After her daughter’s critical illness was healed through a change in diet, her interest in food escalated. After completing a nutrition degree she combined her years as an addiction therapist and her passion for nutrition and creativity. She now consults at many treatment centers as well as one on one nutrition therapy with clients. She also is the nutrition therapist for partners for integrated cancer therapies. She provides nutrition information for patients fighting cancer and other diseases. She lives in the mountains of Arizona with her now very healthy daughter.
Rich Killen, MA, LPC
Rich has master’s degrees in Mental Health Counseling and Sport and Exercise Psychology from Argosy University-Phoenix. Rich is a board approved Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Arizona and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Prior to working with Thrive Therapy, Rich worked with children and families at Touchstone Health Services. In addition to his time at Touchstone, Rich has also spent time working in Substance Use in both outpatient and partial hospitalization programs. Most recently Rich worked at Doorways where he treated adolescents and young adults for a variety of things, and specialized in OCD and anxiety treatment. In addition, Rich has also worked with athletes and other individuals interested in improving their performance and success. Treatment areas include but not limited to:
● Anxiety Disorders
● Parenting/Family issues
● Behavioral issues
● Communication/Relationship issues
● Performance/Sports Counseling
Rich uses an integrated approach based on the needs of each individual. Rich’s primary treatment approaches include: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, Structural Family therapy, and Strategic Family therapy.
Katarina earned her Master of Counseling from Arizona State University. She is a board approved Licensed Associate Counselor (LAC) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC). Katarina provides clients a safe place to express their anxieties and fears regarding their grief due to loss of health and change in life plan. She helps individuals develop openness, and acceptance of their past/present in order to promote psychology wellness. She focuses on cultivating gratitude, compassion, hope, and resiliency into clients’ daily lives. Her previous experience includes comprehensive individual and group counseling services for adults and children with a diagnosis of cancer and their supportive team, partial hospitalization program (PHP) therapist for adults and adolescents with a diagnosis of an eating disorder, and as an intensive outpatient youth (IOP) counselor.
JASON KLARER, MA, LAC
Jason is a Licensed Associate Counselor specializing in substance abuse treatment and spirituality. Jason has training and experience utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy graduating with his Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Northern Arizona University with distinction. Jason’s approach is a Person Centered approach which places emphasis on the therapeutic relationship as being the means for change. Jason has significant time in recovery and has been working with individuals who have substance abuse problems for almost 15 years.
Jason is a full time single father to his young son Brody as well as a parent to his best friend/dog Taz. Jason lives in Glendale AZ and is an Arizona native.
LARA ROSENBERG, C-IAYT, ERYT, YACEP
YOGA & MEDITATION INSTRUCTOR
After graduating college Lara set off on a journey to discover herself and in 1998 she began to study yoga – which has a major impact on how she began to see herself and the world. She has been a registered yoga instructor since 2004 and teaches yoga classes regularly. From 2005 until 2007 Lara spent time doing humanitarian aid work in post-tsunami Sri Lanka and India as Program Advisor for Habitat for Humanity. Through her own journey of self discovery she has dedicated the past 15 years to helping others by blending a mind/body approach in the business and behavioral health industries.
Some of the biggest influences on Lara’s yoga journey are: Dave Oliver, Asana Andiappan, Dharma Mittra, Michael Meade, Martin & Jordan Kirk, Ian Lopatin, David Romanelli, Paddy McGrath, Maria Garre, Lisa Cohen and so many more.
In 2007, Lara incorporated her dream OM3 Yoga, LLC in Arizona and began teaching individual, corporate and therapeutic yoga classes. Today, Lara instructs classes at OM3 Yoga in Scottsdale where she teaches small group classes and individual Yoga – All Levels, Beginners, Advanced, Therapeutic and Trauma Informed Yoga classes in her Scottsdale location. Lara is also the Trauma Yoga Consultant and Drum Circle Facilitator at The Meadows IOP in Scottsdale.
Gina Weisman, LAMFT
Gina is a Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in the development of coping skills and mindfulness. She earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Arizona State University. Gina utilizes a collaborative approach, viewing her clients as experts on their own lives while she provides a clinical perspective creating a balanced partnership where growth and change can occur. Gina has worked in both private practice and community agency settings. At Invitation to Recovery, you can find Gina creating custom client schedules, navigating the insurance process, and leading morning groups.
Gina enjoys taking trips to Sedona with her husband, cooking, and rock climbing.
Kristopher Olson, MEd
CLIENT SERVICES & OFFICE MANAGER
Kristopher has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education and a Master of Education degree, specialization in Curriculum & Instruction. Both degrees were awarded from Arizona State University. He taught high school French & Spanish. He also taught principles of education to adolescents considering a career path to teaching in a program he developed called Teacher Academy. While being an educator, Kristopher led leadership camps largely focused on inclusion & diversity. Kristopher also brings years of experience in mental health and training, having trained topics such as new hire training, ASAM treatment planning, (ASAM – American Society on Addiction Medicine) co-occurring disorders, clients in crisis, motivational interviewing, patient rights and peer support. He has volunteered for one-n-ten and currently volunteers for Arizona Adopt a Greyhound. He lives in North Phoenix with his greyhound Maggie. Kristopher enjoys traveling, hiking, good food and spending time with family & friends.