JESSE LAURICELLA | Owner, Co-Founder | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist | Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Jesse has an extensive history working with teens, young adults, and their families. His graduate studies took him to the beautiful campus of Pacifica Graduate Institute in Carpinteria, CA where he found a love for depth psychology and the teachings of Jung, Campbell, Hillman, Von Franz, Woodman, and many others. This experience of delving into and working with the unconscious greatly informs the way he conceptualizes his cases and the clinician he is today. Jesse also holds a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Spanish Literature from Georgia State University. He lived abroad in Guadalajara, Mexico during his undergraduate studies and is fluent in Spanish. Prior to a career in mental health, Jesse spent the better part of a decade as a touring musician. His passion for creative expression and seeking outlets for emotion is a driving force in his approach to clinical work.
Over the course of the past decade, Jesse has helped run some of the most well-regarded adolescent dual-diagnosis programs in the Los Angeles area. Jesse’s areas of clinical focus are trauma, anxiety/depression, addiction, co-dependency, family systems, and the process of individuation. In his free time, Jesse is an avid outdoors-man and often spends his free time in the Eastern Sierras, offshore fishing, or up the coast at a remote surf break.
CORBETT MILLER | Owner, Co-Founder | Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Corbett has found that disruptions in our lives carry on in our nervous systems, sometimes arising at inopportune times. Often, it is in these times we seek support, whether dealing with the loss of a loved one, a sudden traumatic event, the onset of anxiety or a reliance on alcohol or medication. Corbett will create an environment that encourages reflection, honesty, and compassion to help you find growth, self-reliance and an eventual return to health. He works with you to get through the most challenging times with courage and boundless growth.
Corbett frames his work around compassion and understanding while providing clients with the support to build capacity to lean into discomfort and strengthen resilience. Treating the nervous system in a psychosomatic approach allows him the opportunity to integrate mind and body solutions.
As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Corbett brings a deeper awareness and insight into the functioning of our nervous systems. Disruptions in our system can relate to problems, including anxiety, depression and substance abuse. He graduated from CSULA’s School of Social Work and has been a primary therapist at several of Los Angeles’ top residential and outpatient treatment centers.
Jason Levine, PhD
is a clinical psychologist licensed in California. He received his doctorate from New School University in New York City and has been providing clinical treatment to the underserved for 30 years. Dr. Levine has worked extensively, as both an administrator and clinician with those with Substance Use Disorder, the homeless, persons with HIV/AIDS, and those suffering with depression, anxiety, and anger management issues. Dr. Levine also served as the Senior Executive Director at Promises Treatment Centers, a world-renowned residential and outpatient treatment program in Malibu and West Los Angeles. He is now in private practice in West LA.
ALEX MEGARIT | Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Alex believes that healing comes from within you, and within the context of relationship. In his practice as a therapist and a healer he has been able to take this belief and put it into practice with his clients. Alex found a new passion for healing in 2011 when he began studying the practice of Somatic Experiencing therapy, which focuses on positive psychology and the concept of healing at a biological and nervous system level (reconnecting the mind and body as one). As a facilitator and witness to this healing, Alex has had the privilege of working with clients experiencing a variety of presenting issues. It is his aim to provide a space for you to be your truest self, to help you to create more balance in your life, break free from old patterns, and expand your natural capacity to heal. Alex believes it is an honor and a blessing to be a partner in this healing relationship with clients, their families, and partners.
Alex has experience working with diverse populations and settings, including inpatient, outpatient, children, teens, adults, families, and with chronic mental illness. This experience comes from having worked in non-profit organizations, hospitals, rehabilitation centers, spiritual centers, juvenile justice, and private practice.
Alex is drawn towards working within the world of trauma healing, and helping clients to break free from the bonds that trauma tries to lock us into. Alex focuses much of his work on treating trauma, grief/loss, substance abuse, and interpersonal struggles. His aim is one of to help clients navigate through the world with somatic techniques to help clients heal from the traumas of the past, beginning with positive, while increasing capacity for that which brings discomfort and struggle. His aim is one of integrating areas of resource and strength, from within the client, as well as the therapeutic relationship, in order to build capacity for healing and change.
DALIA SAFARADI | Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Dalia is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Beverly Hills, CA. After completing a double Masters program at the University of Southern California, she received advanced clinical training in child and adolescent psychotherapy at Reiss Davis Child Study Center.
Through her experience working with schools, community agencies, providing supervision to therapists and supporting families in crisis, Dalia witnessed the importance of helping adolescents and young adults develop healthy coping skills. By providing Parent Coaching and Consultation, she supports parents in gaininga deeper understanding of their children’s behaviors and provides strategies to reduce conflict at home.
Dalia’s areas of focus include Anxiety, Trauma, Behavioral Difficulties, Family Conflict, Depression, Self-Harm Behaviors and Parent Coaching. She also provides in-home consultation for families.
ROXANNA YASHOUAFAR | Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Roxanna is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker practicing in Los Angeles, CA. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Child and Adolescent Development from California State University Northridge. Following her graduation, Roxanna received her Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California.After completing her master’s degree, she began her work as a mental health clinician at various social service agencies providing psychotherapy and life coaching services for people dealing with substance abuse issues, mental health issues, and dual diagnoses. Her experience here and above has afforded her the opportunity to work with various client issues including substance abuse, child abuse and maltreatment, depression and anxiety, and personality disorders.
ANNA ASIANIAN | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Anna is a licensed psychotherapist in the states of CA, FL and NY. She specializes in trauma, addictions and couples therapy. Anna uses a variety of therapeutic modalities tailored to fit her client’s unique needs. She is EMDR certified as well as a Gottman Method trained psychotherapist. Anna has extensive experience in working with diverse clients ranging from children to acutely mentally ill adults. She is an active member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), Armenian American Mental Health Association (AAMHA) and the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA).
LONNY MILLER | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist | Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Lonny Miller is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual and diverse relationship structures for young adults and their families. His clinical focus is relationship support, social/cultural support, addiction counseling, LGBTQ+ parenting, depression, and anxiety. Lonny’s case conceptualization is influenced by attachment theory and somatic experiencing while working in a postmodern framework. In therapy with Lonny, you will find a strength-based client-centered approach, where your unique skills are valued and supported to reach your clinical goals. Lonny holds a Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic University and a Masters in clinical psychology from Antioch University. He spent two years volunteering in a Los Angeles based community mental health center working with a diverse population in need of essential psychological support. Lonny is currently completing his final year in a three year Somatic Experiencing certification program created by Peter Levine.
NATALIE DAVID | Doctor of Clinical Psychology | Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Natalie David is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She currently has a private practice in Santa Monica, California. In addition to her private practice, Natalie has experience as the primary therapist at several residential treatment facilities, where she worked with adolescents and families struggling with substance abuse and severe mental illness. Natalie’s current clients are individuals, families, adolescents, and couples with a wide range of concerns. In addition to her private practice, she has facilitated parenting workshops, and several groups at mental health and addiction treatment facilities across Los Angeles. She has specialization and training in treating the mentally ill population, as well as trauma related struggles, addiction, parenting challenges, and general relationship and family system issues. Natalie has a significant background working under a psychodynamic approach, as well trained under Pia Melody, the founder of Post Induction Relational Therapy.
Abby Gold | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Abby is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and clinical supervisor with a private practice in Santa Monica, CA. She has spent many years helping clients address eating disorders, trauma, body issues, parent-child-family relationships, identity, transition, gender, sexuality, relationships, and the stresses and complexities of the daily human experience. She is a compassionate, creative, and tough clinician whose results-oriented approach helps clients understand and take control of their own lives in a healthier, more practical manner.
Prior to launching her private practice full time, Abby spent close to a decade working at Monte Nido Vista, including three years as the Clinical Director of this residential treatment center renowned for treating females with eating disorders. Aware that many issues are too complex for talk therapy alone, she also trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TFCBT), EMDR, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Neurofeedback, and continues to employ these therapies when appropriate.
Abby began her clinical work as a DIR®/Floortime™ therapist for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), which not only revealed a passion for working with individuals based on their unique traits, but also enhanced her ability to understand and build upon each client’s strengths and interests in order to further individualize their treatment. She capitalized on her background as a dancer and yoga instructor by creating and implementing tailored yoga practices for individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities, such as Cerebral palsy, mental retardation, ADHD, and Down syndrome.
Abby’s ultimate aim is to honor everyone’s right to choose how to live their own life and to help clients feel empowered by such responsibility. Drawing on existential and narrative techniques, Abby respects each individual’s opportunity to explore what change and choice mean for them. She blends her genuine curiosity with a love of music, the arts, and absurdist literature to encourage discovery of the authentic self, reminding clients that we author our own lives.
KATIE PASTERNACK | Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Katie Pasternack is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. Katie believes that everyone benefits from having someone in their corner, to listen, motivate, challenge without judgment and support through life’s unpredictable changes and challenges. She specializes in working with individuals who are struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, past trauma, relationship issues, grief and loss, work/school challenges, low self-esteem, family conflict/divorce/parenting, emerging adulthood and life transitions. She has a particular passion for working with adolescents and young adults, as she believes that this time in life is the most imperative for adapting the blueprint of your future.
Katie utilizes a holistic therapeutic approach, considering many different aspects in the quest for health and wellness, including one’s feelings and responses to challenges, personal relationships and community, creative or spiritual outlets, and daily habits and rituals. If desired, her approach can involve yoga and mindfulness philosophies, as she believes that incorporating physical movement and meditation into therapy supports the likelihood of using these helpful tools out in the real world. Katie earned her Master’s degree from UCLA and has since spent the last 5 years focusing her clinical work on supporting children, adolescents, parents and families through emotional challenges and crises. She values using a strengths-based approach, fostering optimism and resilience, and can’t help but bring a bit of humor to her work.
Sogol Drake | Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Sogol Drake is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist practicing in Los Angeles, CA. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree at UCLA and went on to pursue a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Antioch University. She served as clinical director in an outpatient substance abuse treatment center and has supervised Marriage and Family Therapy Interns for the past 5 years. Sogol has been practicing psychotherapy in a variety of settings working with couples, adolescents, and the geriatric population. Sogol has extensive training in substance abuse, co-dependency, anxiety, depression, and severe mental illness. She practices an eclectic approach to psychotherapy to fit her client’s needs and has specific training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Lorena Quintero | Licensed Clinical Social Worker | Somatic Experiencing Practitioner
Lorena believes that trauma can get in the way of living a more connected life with yourself and others. Slowing down and taking time for yourself can feel impossible. She wants you to feel more at ease and present in your life. Adversity is an opportunity for change. She believes that healing happens in relationship with others. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Lorena brings an understanding of trauma and resilience to help you change old patterns, create better boundaries, and get in touch with your authentic self. The body has everything it needs to heal and thrive and she will be there to create a space for your mind and body to strengthen it’s natural capacity to heal.
Lorena completed her graduate studies from Cal State Los Angeles and has had experience working in various settings such as schools, community mental health, and private practice for over 10 years. In these places, Lorena developed a love for working with adolescents and young adults. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has completed the 3-year Somatic Experiencing certification program. In addition to her private practice, she currently supervises unlicensed therapists and assists in teaching Somatic Experiencing trainings. Lorena is drawn to working with post traumatic stress disorder, complex trauma, chronic illness, codependency, and intergenerational trauma using a holistic, anti-racist, and strength-based approach.
JACOB SPEER | Certified Microcurrent Direct | Neurofeedback Practitioner
Jacob Speer is a Certified Microcurrent Direct Neurofeedback Practitioner. He found his passion for helping others through his service in the healthcare industry while pursuing his Master’s Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Chapman University, Argyros School of Business and Economics.
Jacob’s exposure to brain health came in the form of sports. Prior to earning his MBA, Jacob was a captain on the Chapman University football team where he helped lead his team to Chapman’s first ever championship. Throughout his career on the football team, Jacob witnessed the lasting effects of concussions, a type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Seeing how TBIs deeply affected his teammates, he was immediately drawn to Microcurrent Direct Neurofeedback and its potential in helping others.
Through Microcurrent Neurofeedback, Jacob has been able to treat patients with symptoms associated with TBIs and greatly improve their quality of life. Following training and shadowing reputable doctors in the field, Jacob saw the positive and widespread effects Microcurrent Direct Neurofeedback could have on those suffering from symptoms associated with a wide range of disorders such as anxiety, ADD/ADHD, depression, traumatic brain injury, PTSD and addiction. In addition to his passion for helping others, Jacob still enjoys playing sports, cooking, traveling, reading and watching movies with his friends and family.
Jason Frank | Mentor | CADC-ll
With over 9 years of practice in a variety of clinical settings, Jason’s diverse experience working in the field of mental health continues to guide him in helping others. Jason brings his relaxed, familiar style to each relationship he builds with his clients. Passionate about all things active, Jason’s approach to client care often involves incorporating surfing, skateboarding, and other forms of therapeutic movement. Jason’s unique method of engaging clients is an extension of his philosophy that healing begins when we feel inspired, connected, and are moving!