Meet the Team

 

Harmony Sieng

Harmony Sieng CADC-ll is the senior addictions counselor for MFI Mt. Rubidoux and Raincross locations. Harmony has a passion to assist those in the community who are suffering from addiction as well as working with their families to come up with a solution for long term recovery. Harmony believes it is her mission to help individuals apply the principals of recovery, to effectively utilize the 12 Steps of Recovery to their unique situation, and to learn relapse prevention skills to help protect people who are new to recovery to establish a very personal relationship with recovery. She is a mother of two boys and enjoys spending her free time with friends and family.

Harmony Sieng, Senior Counselor

Candace Deese

Candace Deese is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Associate who specializes in working within the field of addiction and trauma. She has a diverse background within the scope of mental health, which includes 10 years working with patients in varied age ranges, with dual diagnoses, including severely mentally ill patients, people from differing cultural backgrounds, and members of the military population. As she prepares for her licensing with the Board of Behavioral Services, she continues to devote her passion and career to healing individuals and their families as they enter sobriety. She enjoys providing a client-centered focus and using specific modalities to treat all those affected with the disease of addiction.

Candace Deese, Therapist

Dr. Michael Valdez

Medical Director and Facility Physician at MFI Recovery Center, Dr. Valdez been with MFI for over 18 years. He has over 25 years of experience as a medical doctor, and, in 2002, decided to become an addiction specialist, as well. He works with our clients throughout their treatment, from intake to graduation. He is part of an integrated care team who recognize the need of focusing on whole person care, from physical and mental health needs, as well as primary care. Dr. Valdez believes that through his medical advice and care he is helping people get back to their life goals by getting them clean and sober, as well as physically and mentally healthy. He is currently continuing his education into Primary Care Psychiatry, with a fellowship through IEHP and UC Davis. Dr. Valdez is married, and the proud father of a son.

Michael Valdez, Medical Director