Jessica Ivener, LADAC

Residential Counselor Manager

Jessica Ivener joined the staff of The Canyon at Peace Park in 2017 as a residential counselor before being promoted to residential counselor manager in February 2018. A licensed alcohol and drug abuse counselor (LADAC), she earned her BS degree in criminal justice from California Lutheran University and holds an MA in criminology from University of California Irvine. In addition to supervising residential counselors, Ivener also provides direct care for clients and oversees clinical support services and the infection prevention program. She began working in the field of addiction after completing an addiction studies program. Ivener says that since addiction runs in her family, she wants to be part of the solution by helping those in need.

She was drawn to The Canyon for the strong clinical attention to the clients and the evidenced-based practices used. Her favorite part of the job, she says, is watching clients grow and transform. Past work experience includes roles as a supervisor at a residential detox facility, group facilitator at an IOP program and case manager at a residential drug treatment program, all of which informs her work at The Canyon. “I feel honored to be a part of clients’ personal journeys.”

In her spare time, Ivener can usually be found with her dogs and animals. She also likes to ride her bicycle and go camping.

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