About Us

TO US, TRUST IS A CRITICAL FACTOR

Why People Trust Us

Diamond Recovery Centers is run by members in recovery, industry-leading professionals, and world-class clinicians. Our mission statement is ” If we put the clients and their needs first, everything else will fall in place”. Our only goal is to help those struggling with Mental Health and Substance Abuse one client at a time. For more information on how Diamond Recovery Centers can help, call us today.

Leading Specialists

Leading specialists in addiction and mental health treatment are dedicated professionals who have a deep understanding of the complex nature of these conditions. They include psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, therapists, and other healthcare professionals who have specialized training in addiction and mental health treatment. These specialists use a range of evidence-based techniques and approaches to help individuals struggling with addiction and mental health issues. They collaborate with other healthcare providers and support systems to provide comprehensive and holistic care to their patients.

Advanced Therapy

Therapy plays a crucial role in the treatment of addiction and mental health issues. Through therapy, individuals can explore the underlying causes of their behaviors and emotions, and develop coping strategies to manage their symptoms. There are various forms of therapy available, including individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a widely used approach that helps people recognize and change negative thought patterns and behaviors. Other therapeutic approaches, such as motivational interviewing, dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), are also effective in treating addiction and mental health issues. In addition to therapy, holistic approaches such as mindfulness and meditation can also help individuals cope with their symptoms and promote overall wellness.

Individualized Treatment

Individualized treatment is a critical component of effective addiction and mental health treatment. Every person’s experience with addiction and mental health is unique, and therefore, a one-size-fits-all approach to treatment is not effective. Individualized treatment takes into account a person’s specific needs, experiences, and circumstances, and tailors the treatment plan accordingly. This includes identifying the underlying causes of the addiction or mental health issue, addressing co-occurring disorders, and developing a comprehensive plan that includes therapy, medication management, and other support services. Individualized treatment also allows for flexibility and adaptation of the treatment plan as the person’s needs change over time. By offering personalized care, individualized treatment can lead to better outcomes and increased success in recovery.

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Meet Our Team

Travis Whittaker

Owner/ CEO


After struggling through his own addiction and excelling in recovery Travis found his passion for helping others reclaim their lives. He has worked in the substance abuse and mental health treatment industry for over 10 years holding positions from admissions to marketing, and now Owner/ CEO of Diamond Recovery which is a dream come true for him. Travis is a National Certified Interventionist. He has a popular Facebook page, Car Talk With Travis, where he and guests share inspirational messages through video about addiction and recovery. He is a board member of 10,000 beds, a nonprofit organization who provides scholarships to addicts without the means to pay for treatment. He has worked extensively with programs/ charities designed to help first responders get treatment. He also works with unions throughout the country to place their members in treatment. Travis is the father to 3 amazing kids with his beautiful wife who he loves spending time with. Travis loves basketball, golf and being in the outdoors during his free time.
Credentials or Licenses: CIP national interventionist

Owner of Diamond Recovery Centers
Executive Director

Darci Shelton

Executive Director/Compliance Officer


Travis has worked in the treatment industry for over 10 years from admissions to marketing. In addition he is also a National Certified Interventionist. Travis also has a popular Facebook page, Car Talk With Travis, where he and guest shares inspirational messages through video about addiction and Recovery. Travis is also a board member of 10,000 beds, a nonprofit organization who provides scholarships to addicts without the means to pay for treatment. Travis has been sober for over 14 years. He is the father to 3 amazing kids with his beautiful wife of 29 years who he loves spending time with. Travis loves basketball, golf and being in the outdoors during his free time. Credentials or Licenses: CIP national interventionist

Darci Shelton Executive Director! Darci has worked in the Mental Health and Substance Use industry for nearly 10 years. She has held titles including Executive Director, Director of Admissions, Community Relations Manager, Operations Director and Case Manager. Darci has a true passion for this industry because it saved her life. She is a woman in long term recovery of ten years. She was given a chance by a treatment center and she took the opportunity to better her, her family’s life, to heal and has never looked back. From the moment she could she immediately started helping others that struggle, she understands the difficulties and pain associated with mental health and addiction. Darci has an empathy and a compassion that is rare in humanity. She is the person that will sit with you while you struggle and walk with you when you’re ready. She has a quiet and kind energy while also being firm in her boundaries and confident in her ability to lead. In her spare time Darci enjoys spending time with her husband, 3 dogs and daughter. She enjoys lifting weights, spending as much time outdoors, walking her dogs and vacationing with her husband.

Dr. Blaser, MD

Medical Director


Dr. Blaser is dedicated to serving the community and helping each patient return to full
health. He was inspired early in life to become a family medicine doctor after watching
his family’s primary care provider help treat an older brother with muscular dystrophy.


Health, hope, and healing are at the root of how Dr. Blaser practices medicine. He
believes that we all want to live a full healthy life and when our health suffers, we begin
to lose hope. As a primary care physician Dr. Blaser strives to bring back his patients’
hope by healing their ailments and restoring their health. Dr. Blaser recognizes that,
more often than not, this is not an easy journey. Dr. Blaser works hand-in-hand with
each of his patients to heal themselves and to restore their health and hope by helping
them understand that sometimes that journey is not as easy as taking a daily
medication.


In his free time Dr. Blaser enjoys spending time doing outdoor activities such as
snowboarding, boating, and camping. He also enjoys spending time with his family,
singing, and traveling the world.

Medical Director
Psychiatrist

Dr. Lamont McPherson

Psychiatrist


Dr. Lamont McPherson is an adult board-certified psychiatrist with wide breadth of experience relative to inpatient, outpatient, military/combat stress, legal/forensic, and addictions settings. He obtained his medical degree at the Eastern Virginia Medical School (99), during which time he was elected by his peers to serve on the honor committee. He completed his residency training at the combined military/civilian program at the San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium in San Antonio, Wilford Hall Medical Center/University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio (03) followed by a Forensic Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, University Institute for Psychiatry and Law (04).Awarded the Air Force Health Professions Scholarship for medical school, he then served over eight years active duty, completing his payback as a Major.

While active duty, Dr. McPherson deployed to Iraq where he gave treatment to active-duty members in need of treatment for combat stress and PTSD. Since 2008, Dr. McPherson has been working full time for McKay Dee Hospital, where he has worked inpatient, outpatient, and in the acute care setting. For almost four years, he served as the medical director of psychiatry, overseeing the care provided by 12 psychiatrists and ten nurse practitioners. Feedback from others has been that Dr. McPherson places value on continuum of care of patients and not just in treating disease. Dr. McPherson has been recognized numerous times with different awards including, the Golden Key Honor Society (93), the Dean’s List (93), academic scholarships (92-94), and the Hinkley Scholarship; 150% tuition (94), Resident of the 1st Year Class (00), Resident of the 4th year class for psychotherapy (03), Letter of Outstanding Performance—given to the top residents of each class (all four years, 00-04), Iraq Campaign Medal (07), Army Commendation Medal (07), Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon (07), Meritorious Unit Award (07), Best Preceptor of the Year, Chatham University Physician Assistant Class of 2015 (15).

Andrew Pierce

CMHC, Clinical Director


Andrew graduated with an Advanced Practice Master’s degree specializing in co-occurring disorders from the premier addiction counseling program in the world, the Hazelden Betty Ford Graduate School of Addiction Studies in Center City, MN. He was honored as being the second student in the school’s lengthy history to be invited to lecture to the entire patient population, graduating at the top of his class.

Andrew has thousands of hours of clinical experience helping those with addiction and co-occurring disorders such as anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD and codependence to get what they truly want out of life. He is also a person in long-term recovery from Substance Use Disorder who can relate to the experiences his clients are going through, which is beneficial on many levels.

He loves working with family members and those whom are in relationships with people in active addiction, or perhaps in the recovery process. Working with this population is important because ultimately, recovery and treatment is about creating the conditions for healthy relationships and human connection, which is the only place love resides.

We are grateful to have Andrew on our team and know he will have a positive impact on our clients and their recovery.

Andrew Pierce
CMHC Clinician

Joe Gorton

CMHC Clinician


Joe Gorton serves as the Clinical Director at Diamond Recovery (input name however is best). He has also worked as an educator presenter, and consultant. Within the clinical world, he has worked in multiple leadership roles and served a broad range of populations including adolescents, chemical dependency, first responders, and military service members. Originally from California, Joe came to Utah to begin his undergraduate work in counseling at Utah Valley University. He remained in Utah obtaining his master’s from the University of Utah. He is experienced in various levels of care, specializing in treating co-occurring trauma and addiction disorders. His clinical focus is an eclectic clinical approach to treatment, having been trained in multiple evidenced based practices he understands the importance of tailoring treatment to the individual’s needs and using a multi-faceted holistic approach.

Joe is trained in EMDR and CPT therapy modalities and has worked with trauma patients for the past eight years in multiple capacities. His free time is spent primarily with his three kids, extended family, or completing one of any number of house projects.

Tammy Titus

LCSW


Tammy has a passion and desire to help others who have the same illness she continues to learn how to overcome. She loves working with others who share this common thread and shares compassion and empathy in her treatment of substance abuse disorders and mental illness.

Tammy uses a client centered, humanistic approach, focusing on aspects of Existentialism, mindfulness, family systems, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, while keeping careful consideration of cultural concerns and practices. She has experience with substance use disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma-related diagnoses, and other life experiences. Tammy acquired her Master of Social Work- Social Work from the University of Utah in May 2006 and her Bachelor’s of Science in Science- Criminal Justice from Weber State University in December 2000 and has over fifteen years of experience including Individual, Teen, Couples, Family and Group Therapy.

In her spare time she enjoys fishing, reading, and spending time at the pool with her family.

LCSW
Program Director, ASUDC

Anne Lachmar

Program Director, ASUDC


My specialty is substance use disorders which I treat utilizing an Advanced Substance Use Disorder license. I received my Bachelors from Utah State University and specialty from Utah Valley University. Common modalities that I use are CBT, somatic, MBCT, and MI. I enjoy offering a space for growth and healing. I enjoy utilizing alternative therapy techniques like discovery meditation, emotional regulation, and internal exploration. I welcome all those searching for a better tomorrow and a hopeful today. If you are struggling and lost in addiction and mental health issues, I’m ready to assist your journey of healing. There is no greater decision than investing in your future as a joyful, stable, and sober human being.

Danny Shelton

Admissions/ Marketing Manager


Danny is a person who has been in recovery since Sept. 16, 2017. In this time, he has learned one of the most important parts of living a higher quality of life is showing others the way. He remembers what is was like looking for treatment, and feeling hopeless, lost and afraid. Danny’s goal is to be a guide and mentor in the first steps of helping others find a better way of life. He has worked in the recovery industry for six years holding titles of business development, admissions, fitness instructor for Fit To Recover and Warrior Strength. His motto is “how can I support you”. Danny is dedicated to be an advocate and guide for individuals who are wanting and willing to accept help, he will not stop until each person finds the treatment and care they deserve.

Danny enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife, bonus daughter and 3 dogs. He enjoys his time at the gym lifting heavy things, skiing in the winter, vacations, walking the dogs with his wife and is always looking for different ways to stay in shape and move his body.

We are grateful to have Danny join our stellar team. We know he will help countless individuals who are struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues with their first steps in recovery.

Marketing Manager

Meet Our Team

Travis Whittaker

Owner/ CEO

Travis has worked in the treatment industry for over 10 years from admissions to marketing. In addition he is also a National Certified Interventionist. Travis also has a popular Facebook page, Car Talk With Travis, where he and guest shares inspirational messages through video about addiction and Recovery. Travis is also a board member of 10,000 beds, a nonprofit organization who provides scholarships to addicts without the means to pay for treatment. Travis has been sober for over 14 years. He is the father to 3 amazing kids with his beautiful wife of 29 years who he loves spending time with. Travis loves basketball, golf and being in the outdoors during his free time. Credentials or Licenses: CIP national interventionist

Anne Lachmar

Program Director, ASUDC

My specialty is substance use disorders which I treat utilizing an Advanced Substance Use Disorder license. I received my Bachelors from Utah State University and specialty from Utah Valley University. Common modalities that I use are CBT, somatic, MBCT, and MI. I enjoy offering a space for growth and healing. I enjoy utilizing alternative therapy techniques like discovery meditation, emotional regulation, and internal exploration. I welcome all those searching for a better tomorrow and a hopeful today. If you are struggling and lost in addiction and mental health issues, I’m ready to assist your journey of healing. There is no greater decision than investing in your future as a joyful, stable, and sober human being.

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Juan Martinez

Case Manager – Sober Living Manager


Juan was born in Los Angeles, Ca. His childhood was hard and full of struggles, he began using at eight years of age and eventually lost everything he valued to addiction, including his soul and sanity. Even after he had lost everything he couldn’t admit to himself that he had a problem. Juan finally received help and has been in recovery since Dec. 1, 2020. He now recognizes value in himself and welcomes the blessings of recovery. Juan loves working for Diamond Recovery as a case manager and men’s sober living manager, his goal is to become an LCSW and continue to work with those struggling with substance abuse and mental health issues which fuels his passion for recovery.

Jaime Smith

Case Manager


Jaime was born and raised in Hooper, Utah where she studied and worked in her passion of horse training. In 2016 she was in a car accident that altered her career and life forever. This new “walk” led her to help those with addiction, trauma and mental health issues at Diamond Recovery. As a case manager, Jaime is client focused and has an unique ability to meet you where you are. Her favorite experience at Diamond Recovery is being able to see people move forward in their lives and appreciate the beauty that surrounds them. Jaime is currently pursuing her Bachelors degree at Liberty University with a major in Psychology and focus in Crisis and Trauma Counseling. She then plans to further her career with a masters degree as a LMHC. “

My goal is for you to walk through these doors knowing you are loved and valued to yourself and the world around you.”

Lee Warnick

Cheff


Born and raised in Dupont Washington while spending summers with his uncle in Ogden canyon. Started his first kitchen job as a cook and kitchen manager at farreliis wood fire pizza in 1999. Moved to Honolulu Hawaii in 2002 and worked in various restaurants such as the elks club 616, kaakako kitchen, tropics tap house, Dave and busters. Until he made sous chef at real a gastropub then promoted to chef de cuisine for BREWD craft pub and finally executive chef for both and bent tail brewery from 2016 until they closed for the pandemic in 2020. He remembered how much he loved Ogden canyon and decided to relocate his family there. Found a great opportunity and a way to give back to the sober community by working at DTR and has been there since the beainnina of 2021.

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