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, Kelly Kirlin

Kelly is a graduate of Rio Salado’s Addiction and Substance Abuse Disorder Program and is currently attending Grand Canyon University to achieve a degree in the field of Behavioral Health with an emphasis on Addiction and Mood Disorders. Kelly discovered her passion for helping others when she herself was in early recovery. Kelly began on her path to recovery in October of 2009 and is no stranger to working hard to maintain her sobriety. As a woman in recovery, she loves working with others on their own path of success and freedom from substances. Kelly believes in what the 12-step program has taught her and that is to help ensure one’s own sobriety, one day at time, and always be willing to help a fellow person suffering from the disease of addiction and to help them find their way into recovery. Kelly is an excellent teacher on showing others how to live by the Principles of Recovery.

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Administrative Coordinator, Wendy Gullick

Wendy Gullick is a graduate of ASU West with a BS degree in Global Business, and a minor in Marketing, graduating with top honors with distinction. Along with two AA degrees in Total Quality Management Process Leadership Improvement and the other in Marketing from Phoenix College, ​(​also graduating ​with top honors ​), Wendy knows the meaning all to well of living in recovery when she began her journey in February 2011. Helping others with their addiction and finding their way is her passion and the reason why she left the banking industry that she spent 20 + years working in. She needed to find meaning and a way to give back to others and found that by teaching coping skills and emphasising that the 12 step​s​ work ​, has been where she had found this meaning. She also has a great understanding of ​the ​underlying issues that can lead to addiction and is extremely compassionate and a ​n excellent listener. She believes that ​everyone can make a difference and recovery is possible!​ She joined the Destiny Family in March 2016 and continues to live in recovery while helping others find their way to a life of r ​health and happiness.

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Program Manager, Michael Hahn

Michael Hahn is a Native Phoenician and has personally struggled with addiction and depression. He contributes his success in recovery to his High Power’s direction, working thoroughly through the 12 Steps with an amazing sponsor, and his supportive family. Michael is a proud father of a 12 year old son. Michael is extremely passionate about recovery. He loves giving back to others “what was so freely given to me. I get to work with wonderful individuals who were in the same shoes as I was for many years. All of my happiness, serenity and success are because I found my higher power and the treatment and fellowship of the 12 Step community.” With 2 years of sobriety, Michael was chosen for the Destiny Program Manager role due to his deep understanding of how addiction and mental health issues are tied together. He has been very valuable to the residents of Destiny in teaching how these co-occurring issues affect a person in addiction and in new recovery.