Holdfast Recovery's Story

Our Mission

At Holdfast Recovery, our mission is to deliver high quality treatment, that emphasizes clinical excellence, physical wellness, and most importantly Christian values.

History of Holdfast

The term Holdfast is originally a nautical term borrowed from the Dutch “houd vast” (hold tight) referring to the importance of securing a ship’s rigging. In today’s world Holdfast means to bear down, grit it out and stay the course. At Holdfast Recovery we want to teach our clients to holdfast and be anchored in Christ as he will never fail them. The struggles the clients have had with addiction and trauma can only be solved through the renewing of their minds and spirits. For many, this involves addressing past traumatic experiences. For others, this means being honest with themselves for the first time. For all, this involves putting their faith in God as the one to set them free.

We Know What It Is Like. We Have Been There.

Work with a team who knows exactly what you are going through.

Our Values

Holdfast Recovery works with local churches and pastors to provide unique opportunities that allow each of our clients to strengthen their relationship with Jesus. Clients will receive daily devotionals that they will be able to use to connect themselves spiritually.

This devotional works well for new believers as well as those who are just looking to strengthen their relationship with Jesus. In doing this, clients are able to incorporate what they are learning in the Bible with what they are discussing in their substance abuse therapy.

During the Holdfast Recovery program, clients will attend two weekly Bible studies at the home of a local pastor and an in-house bible study. They will be able to build relationships and learn about Christ during these weekly gatherings.

They will also attend a 12-step recovery meeting every week. This meeting will continue to connect them with other believers as they continue forward on their journey. Along with these meetings they will be attending church as part of our Christian based rehab program.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • We Provide Top-Rated Drug & Alcohol Addiction Treatment
  • We Work With Limited Budgets and Insurance
  • We Support & Care For You Without Judgment

The Holdfast Recovery Team

Meet the Individuals Dedicated to Your Recovery
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  • Terry A. Vaughan, M.D., F.A.P.A. Photo
  • Jeffrey  E. Hansen, Ph.D. Photo
  • Deborah  Pallett Photo
  • Libby  Smith, Ed.D., Ph.D. Photo
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  • Carlos  Aguirre Photo
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    Brendan McDonough


    “My goal in life is to share Christ by speaking, teaching, and leading by example. To be a father that is present and supportive of my family and children. To fight for the opportunity to set free those who suffer from addiction and trauma.”
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    Tim Hayden


    “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, at all the times you can, to all the people you can, as long as ever you can.” – John Wesley
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    Jason White

    Board of Directors

    Jason has 10 years of sobriety and gives all the glory to God. He is actively involved in a 12-step program in his community. Jason has a deep dedication to serving others who are still struggling with addiction and his continued involvement in the client's lives is driven by his love of God and his belief in the Holdfast program.
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    Mike Stell

    Board of Directors

    Mike has been in recovery for 5 years and actively participates in the 12-step program of Narcotics Anonymous. Mike has brought a high level of expertise to the board of directors here at Holdfast. Mike has been instrumental in the application of business and ethics during his time here at Holdfast Recovery.
  • Terry A. Vaughan, M.D., F.A.P.A. Photo
    Terry A. Vaughan, M.D., F.A.P.A.

    Medical Director

    Dr. Terry Vaughan is a physician specializing in psychiatry who has over 20 years of experience treating psychiatric and ...
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    Jeffrey E. Hansen, Ph.D.

    Clinical Director

    I have been married for 44 years to a wonderful woman and have two amazing children and one granddaughter who is the apple of ...
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    Deborah Pallett

    Physician's Assistant

    Deborah Pallett completed her master's degree to become a physician assistant at the University of Iowa. She has over 20 ...
  • Libby  Smith, Ed.D., Ph.D. Photo
    Libby Smith, Ed.D., Ph.D.


    Libby Smith or “Dr. Libby” as many of her friends, students, and clients affectionately call her is a Christian, educator, ...
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    Michael Peterson

    Case Manager

    Michael’s life when he was young was full of trauma. Living through multiple types of abuse, and the absence of any role ...
  • Carlos  Aguirre Photo
    Carlos Aguirre

    Behavioral Health Technician

    Carlos is originally from Tacoma, Washington. After struggling with addiction, gang affiliation, and incarceration, things ...
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    Lance Haney

    Business Development

    Bio Coming Soon!
  • Mallory  White Photo
    Mallory White

    Behavioral Health Technician

    Bio Coming Soon!

Success Stories

    Highly Recommend

    “Holdfast gave me my life back! With a 90 day program and the will to stop I am 7 months sober yesterday.”

    - Edward H.
    Great Place to Recover!

    “I've known one of the owners for nearly 18 years and can attest to his integrity and passion for recovery. Great place to recover!”

    - Jason S.
    Awesome Facility & Great Staff

    “Real recovery takes place at holdfast. It's unlikely to find better therapy in the northern Arizona area.”

    - Andrew S.
    God First

    “Great place to help save lives. The staff actually cares about the clients and they get the clients to learn how to live life in recovery.”

    - Ethan G.
    Great Guys

    “Hands down the best place to go if you need some help getting closer to god and need recovery!”

    - Brock S.

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