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MEET THE REST RECOVERY TEAM

Rest Recovery was founded out of a need for an alternate approach to recovery. Our group of compassionate and qualified leaders deliver programming and services with empathy, encouragement and respect. 

Alexa Morgenroth Rest Recovery

Partner, CEO

ALEXA MORGENROTH, 

MA

Alexa has a masters degree in developmental psychology from Columbia University. She has over 15 years of experience building and overseeing behavior health programs for individuals struggling with mental health and addiction disorders. Alexa lives in Phoenix with her wife Bianca and two pups, Ribs and Noodles.

Beth Tiras Rest Recovery

Clinical Director

BETH TIRAS,

MA, LMFT

Beth believes we each hold the capacity for healing and personal growth, and at times we all need help navigating through the barriers in our journey of continual transformation. Beth completed her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2007. She has worked as a therapist for over 15 years in outpatient, PHP and residential settings. Beth enjoys spending time with her two dogs, Sierra and Journey.

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Clinical Supervisor

JOEL WHITESIDE

MSPC, LPC, CBCC

Joel graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Masters in Professional Counseling. He is a licensed therapist with 12 years experience, and has a diverse background in the behavioral health. When he's not in the office, you can find him exploring nature's wonders or traveling with his wife Jolene. With a genuine love for people, he strives to spread positivity wherever he goes, believing heavily in the power of kindness, positivity & compassion. Joel's purpose in life is to make a positive impact on the world, by providing guidance and support to those seeking emotional well being and healing.

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Psychiatric Director

SARAH L JENNINGS

PMHNP-BC

Bio Coming Soon.

Brian Lynch Rest Recovery

Partner, COO

BRIAN LYNCH,

BA

Brian graduated from Stockton University in New Jersey with a BA in criminal justice. He has been building relationships with respected professionnals in the behavioral health community since starting his own recovery journey in 2013. Brian lives with his wife Nicole and their dog Bella in Gilbert, Arizona.

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Chief Growth Officer

LAURA SPANNAGEL BYRNE

MA

Laura is a native to Arizona and has worked in youth mental health since 2017. Laura graduated with a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a M.A. from Arizona State University. Family is the most important thing in Laura’s life, including her R.E.S.T. family! She and her husband Tom have been married for 27 years and have four children. When not feeding someone or planning an event, Laura enjoys teaching group fitness classes and volunteering.

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Medical Director

CHRRISSA RIGGS

FNP

Charrisa graduated with her bachelors in nursing from ASU in 2018 and she graduated from NAU in 2015 with her masters degree in nursing. Charrisa is a family nurse practitioner who has a passion for treating individuals with opioid dependence with compassion and respect. Charrisa is a subject matter expert in the field of opioid dependence on 2 ECHO panels managed by ASU; MOUD (medications for opioid use disorder) ECHO and SUD (substance use disorder) in Women ECHO. Charrisa has 3 kids and 3 dogs. She loves to paint and read in her spare time.

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Client Support

HAILEI JOE

BA

Bio Coming Soon.

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