• Residential Treatment Program for Teens 14-17

Staff Spotlight

Get to know our team! Learn their backgrounds, specialties, and the reasons they love the work they do.

Leadership Team

Charlie Falatea


Clinical Team

Jane Peterson

MSW, LCSW (Clinical Director)
  • Joined Solstice in 2019
  • Over 30 years experience working with children, adolescents, and families
  • Specializes in DBT, EMDR, CBT, and Mindfulness
  • Has worked in residential, day treatment, outpatient and IOP settings
  • Enjoys the relational nature of residential treatment

Blake Taylor

  • Over 30 years experience in therapeutic treatment
  • Certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Brainspotting
  • Has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, juvenile detention centers, county mental health, and college counseling

TJ Rowden

  • 20 years’ experience in various residential settings
  • Certified in CBT and Discernment Counseling
  • Certified Arbinger Facilitator
  • Therapeutic style is informed by Contextual Family Therapy (CFT) and Family Systems and Ecology training

Rod Russell

  • Over 20 years’ experience in mental health
  • Certified Addictions Counselor
  • Runs Substance Use Addictions groups and non-substance related addictions groups (such as Internet Addiction & Co-Dependency, Vaping, Smartphone Addiction)

Academic Team

Jamie Murphy

Academic Director

Angela Johnson

Special Education Director