MEET YOUR CLINICAL TEAM
DANIEL M PACHECO
Dr. Daniel Pacheco is a board certified Internal Medicine physician, who is also certified to provide Suboxone treatment. Prior to becoming a physician, Dr. Pacheco was a mental health and substance abuse counselor. Dr. Pacheco has worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatients settings as a physician and Chief Medical Officer. His experiences allow him to better understand and treat those with addictions. He strives to help his patients make positive changes in their lives and he focuses on treating the whole person.
For the last 6 years, Dr. Pacheco has focused on treating addictions in adult individuals. He specializes in treating addiction during pregnancy, with the goal of keeping the mother and child safe and providing for optimal child development. Where appropriate, he incorporates medication for opioid and alcohol use that are FDA-approved for use during pregnancy.
Dr. Pacheco received his Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and his Master’s Degree in Counseling and Psychology. He attended medical school at the University of New Mexico.
Ms. V. Sanchez is a credentialed psychiatric nurse practitioner, family nurse practitioner, and professional legal nurse consultant. Ms. Sanchez has worked with couples and families in various settings for the past 15 years. She is passionate about helping her patients heal personally and relationally. Ms. Sanchez’s approach focuses on inspiring hope through recognizing choices, strength, and the courage to make even small changes. Ms. Sanchez believes the process of honest self-discovery and accountability leads to empowerment, resilience, and personal success. She values a holistic approach to health care. This includes eliciting the core issues that cause symptoms so the best interventions for medication and/or therapy may be considered.
In addition to treating an array of mental and behavioral health issues, Ms. Sanchez works with patients who struggle with weight-related issues, and performs psychiatric evaluations for gastric bypass surgeries. Paraphrasing Dr. Alexander Lowen, Ms. Sanchez believes that “you don’t have a body – you are your body.” Ms. Sanchez is passionate about helping people reconnect with their bodies.
Peer Support Specialist
Mario is a peer support specialist who works with patients as they navigate through their recovery journey. Mario has an extensive background working in addiction and recovery. Mario has 25 years of lived experience in substance use, 12 years of lived experience in the Department of Corrections, and 3 years of experience in Behavioral Health and Recovery. In his most recent role, Mario was Director of Operations for behavioral health sober living homes. Mario is passionate about working in mental health and addiction because he enjoys making a difference in people’s lives. Helping others work through their challenges gives him a sense of purpose in his professional and personal life.
Mario is originally from Long Beach, California, and was raised in Mesa. He is one of five children and has one son. He loves working with his hands, and enjoys nature, architecture, and traveling. Mario values the simple things in life, which he attributes to his part experiences.