About Genesis Recovery

Our mission is to help restore the lives of individuals who have been broken by the disease of addiction by implementing a Spiritually Therapeutic Treatment Experience that combines faith­-based, 12­-step and clinical modalities.

A Faith-Based 12-Step Program

We provide individualized services specifically designed to meet our residents wherever they may be in their relationship with drugs and/or alcohol. Our facility and credentialed staff are equipped to treat alcohol, heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, inhalant, and prescription abuse and dependence.

Our Approach to Treatment

Our own experiences and those of others who have achieved permanent sobriety have proven that successful recovery requires four key elements. We have combined these elements into the foundation of our program at Genesis Recovery: a relationship with a power greater than ourselves, participation in a 12-step recovery program, clinical treatment and a strong community of others committed to long-term sobriety. We call this foundation our Spiritually Therapeutic Treatment Experience.

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Our Team

Genesis Recovery is blessed with a treatment team comprised of licensed and credentialed staff, all Christian, some in recovery, and each of whom bring a wealth of personal and professional experience to our residents and recovery community in San Diego.

Tommy Hathorn

Tommy Hathorn

Executive Director

Tommy has been involved in the recovery community since 2004. His personal struggles with drug addiction left him homeless and facing a prison sentence earlier that same year. Tommy was given one more opportunity and he made the most of it by committing himself to the 12-step recovery model and accepting God into his daily life … Read More >

Steve Ackerman

Steve Ackerman

Director of Operations

Having battled addiction and incarceration for 19 years, Steve finally had enough and turned his life over to the care of God. As a Genesis Recovery alumni, Steve knows the heart and soul of the program he completed 6 years ago… Read More >

Bobby W. Stearns, MSW

Bobby W. Stearns, MSW

Program Director

Bobby W. Stearns, MSW, is a graduate of the School of Social Work at San Diego State University, graduating in 1994 with an emphasis in chemical dependency and children, youth and families. Bobby began his work as a counselor for Pathfinders Recovery Home, and moved to Episcopal Community Services to work in an … Read More >

Dr. Julie Hayden, PsyD

Dr. Julie Hayden, PsyD

Clinical Director

Dr. Julie Hayden is a licensed psychologist, the Dean of the Graduate School of Behavioral Sciences at Southern California Seminary, and the Executive Director of Rhombus. She is also the co-chair of the San Diego MFT Consortium and involved with the … Read More >

Brian Hodgson, AMFT

Brian Hodgson, AMFT

AOD Counselor

Brian joined the Genesis Recovery team in 2019. Brian studied psychology in a biblical context at Biola University. He went on to study counseling psychology at Argosy University. He then began his clinical work as a Marriage and Family Therapist (MFT)… Read More >

James Moore

James Moore

Business Development

James was born and raised in southern California and the oldest of three boys. He was blessed enough to have a hard-working single mother, that did her best to provide. After high school, James worked multiple jobs to pay his way through college… Read More >