About the Destiny Family

Mission Statement

Destiny Sober Living creates a supportive atmosphere for our clients. Along with the family and client himself/herself, we create a treatment plan which answers your specific needs. This will help you or your loved one become cooperative in implementing the program because he/she has taken part in designing it. Whether you are departing from drug addiction or alcoholism, we will make your journey away from chemical dependency as comfortable and sympathetic as possible. Since it’s going to be a period of acute instability, our counselors are also trained to provide the most caring and inspiring approach to every client in the facility. Recovery through self-restraint is your only focus here. Your stay with us will help you achieve an independent, happy and healthy life. Through the entire length of the treatment (which will likely depend on how long you’ve been using drugs or alcohol), we will create various activities that will help in restructuring your emotional, physical and mental well-being. In our corner at Phoenix, Arizona, you will see a meaningful life. Have hope. Make a step to get closer to us today. We are available to answer your concerns 24/7.

Meet the Compassionate Team Members of the Destiny Family

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Executive Director, Kathleen Bynum, LPC

Kathleen stands at the forefront of Destiny’s growing Team. She has been treating those struggling with addiction and co-occurring disorders for the past 21 years. She has a deep knowledge of the mental health field. She has a passion for helping families and truly understands that addiction and mental health issues affect more than the person who has the illness.She has great operational experience that has lead to helping companies obtain the highest credentialing awards available in the mental health field. She has built a reputation for developing business strategies that embrace the core values of integrity, innovation, and growth. She is a recipient of the Arizona Department of Corrections Directors Coin for success in the development of research based treatment programs.

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Dr. Cho Long Kim, Medical Director

Dr. Kim is a Naturopathic Medical Doctor who earned her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine. Her scope of practice has included Naturopathic Addiction Medicine, Environmental Medicine, Pharmacology, Minor Surgery, Homeopathy, Nutrition, Acupuncture, Botanical medicine, and Physical manipulation. She utilizes a combination of Naturopathic and Allopathic Modalities to support the healing process. Dr. Kim stays involved in the professional community to ensure that every therapy that is offered continues to be safe, effective, and on the cutting edge of science.

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Therapist, Holly Betzer

Holly comes to Destiny Sober Living with a Master of Science Degree in Addiction Counseling. She is currently working on a doctoral degree of education in organizational leadership with an emphasis in behavioral health. While working as a therapist, Holly realized that she loves teaching and has a goal of teaching at the university level while simultaneously working as a therapist. Holly began her own journey of recovery in February 2012 and has a great understanding of what it takes to be in recovery. She has a passion for helping those struggling with addiction with underlying issues, and enjoys working with others to help them come to an understanding of how their underlying issues affect their lives and contribute to their addiction. She truly believes if a client has an understanding of why they use drugs and/or alcohol to cope, they have a good opportunity of being in long-term recovery. Holly specializes in utilizing the techniques of mindfulness and mediation in her own life and provides others with these techniques to use as coping skills to help with their anxiety and depression associated with their addiction disorders.

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Program Director, Rhonda Kiphuth

Rhonda is a Grand Canyon University student working on her Degree in Psychology. She is specializing in Addiction Counseling due to her passion for helping those seeking recovery. Having experienced Recovery herself, she truly understands the challenges that others face early in recovery. Her biggest joy comes from seeing the look in someone’s eyes when they pick up their 30,60, or 90 day chips. Rhonda cares for others as if they were her own family. Her compassion is contagious. She also performs community marketing efforts for Destiny.

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Program Manager, Kelly Kirlin

Kelly is a graduate from Rio Salado’s Addiction and Substance Abuse Disorder Program. As a women in recovery, she loves working with others on their own path of success and freedom from substances. Kelly has great experience working with the 12 steps and she is an excellent teacher on showing others how to live by the Principles of Recovery.

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Lead BHT, Edie Cason

Edie’s first job was a life guard. She has had a passion for helping others since she was very young. She is a Medical Assistant and has worked in urgent care settings. Her experience in fast paced environments and helping others when they need help the most is her strength. Edie has a passion for helping others and saving lives is her focus.