Recovery is a Healing Journey

Innova Mercy helps teens recover from the effects of trauma and addiction. Our highly qualified staff, including a team of licensed therapists, psychiatrists, life coaches, and clinical peer specialists leads the way in helping individuals overcome their challenges by providing innovative day treatment programs.

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Logo Symbolism

The Innova Tree

Recovery is a healing journey illustrated through our logo, the Hawaiian Oha’i Lehua tree. When we choose to recover, new beginnings come into our lives, just as they do with the black lava rock of Hawaii.

The Hawaiian Oha’i Lehua tree is the first thing to grow in the hardened black lava which remains after a volcanic explosion. It flourishes in the fertile volcanic ash. The Lehua flower is the ultimate expression of beauty from ashes.

When a volcano lies dormant, there is a movement happening below the surface. Like a volcano, painful life experiences can be repressed and shoved down deep inside. However, there is a point in time when an eruption will occur. In a volcano, pressure and intensity eventually build to a point of explosion. In the same way, we as humans have breaking points where our capacity is overwhelmed and we explode.

It can be a messy brutal process. It is honest, though, and serves as a release of what our body can not contain. In a volcanic explosion, the hot molten lava eventually turns to black rock. At this point, all seems desolate, dark, and extinct. Then a tree emerges with bright flowers, a symbol of life and beauty. In the same way, new beginnings come into our lives just as they do in the black lava rock of Hawaii when we choose to recover.

Recovery is a healing journey.

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The Leadership Team

Kasi Howard

Owner / Psychologist

Jimmy Gross

Executive Director

Brian Schwartz

Regional Director of Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

Whitney Dee Reina

Manager of Intensive Outpatient Programs (IOP)

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Our highly-trained therapists offer therapies from EMDR light therapy to PTSD therapy for teens. We are ready to give your teen the life they deserve. Contact us today!

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