Treatment TEAM

The staff at Bella Monte Recovery Center stand out as the single most vital resource in our addiction treatment programs. Our highly trained and skilled staff bring extensive experience into the addiction treatment environment with compassion, professionalism, and a dedication to the care and needs that are specific to recovery. In addition, our staff has a firsthand understanding of the life-changing challenges and issues that men and women commonly face when beginning a recovery lifestyle.

Our Team Members



Tyler Terrusa, Bella Monte Recovery Center
Tyler Terrusa Director Read Bio

As Director of Operations, Tyler works closely with the Board of Directors to optimize the holistic approach and environment at the Bella Monte Recovery Center. He oversees all operational functions of the organization from facilities and infrastructure to training and human resources. Prior to Bella Monte, Tyler was the General Manager of an award-winning resort and spa in the Coachella Valley, with years of experience in customer care oriented management. Tyler completed his undergraduate work in Philosophy from SDSU, and is pursuing a joint MBA / Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego.

Erin Snow, LMFT-I
Erin Snow Clinical Director Read Bio

As Lead Counselor, Erin blends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Narrative Therapy to develop comprehensive individualized treatment plans for the clients. Erin has worked in various recovery settings including residential and outpatient programs, and has spent years in private practice, consulting, and providing individual and group therapy for treatment centers around Southern California. Erin has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Cal State University Long Beach and is a licensed intern with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.

Devin Thornton
Devin Thornton, CADC-II, ICADC, CAMS-II Director of Operations Read Bio

After a long professional career as a computer repair technician, Devin decided to enter the recovery field to utilize his experience and knowledge to help those currently struggling with addiction. Devin worked at Bella Monte Recovery Center as a Chemical Dependency Technician while completing AOD courses to become a certified counselor through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. As a counselor at Bella Monte, Devin works one-on-one with clients to provide them with the skills they need on their path to recovery and to optimize the quality of care they receive by working collaboratively with the clinical team. Devin provides clients with evidence-based treatment, including Motivational Interviewing and problem-solving therapy.

Leslie Hamady, ADAC
Leslie Hamady, ADAC Counselor Read Bio

Born and raised in Washington D.C., Leslie moved to Southern California in 2009 to become an active part of the robust recovery community in the Coachella Valley. As a Counselor, Leslie works closely with female clients struggling with addiction, codependency, and emotional trauma. She attended the Alcohol and Drug Addiction Counseling program at the California Nurses Educational Institute, and is registered with the California Consortium on Addiction Professionals and Programs.

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