PCH Treatment Center Clinical Staff

Dr Jeff Ball

Jeff Ball, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, CEO and Executive Director

Dr. Jeff Ball, a native of Los Angeles, received his B.A. Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA, where he published research in developmental disabilities. He received a Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, and completed research on both projective processes in marital relationships and an integrative treatment model of bipolar disorder. Dr. Ball trained clinically in a psychoanalytic model focusing on personality and mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. As an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, he taught Introductory Psychology, Personality Theory, and Abnormal Psychology, as well as Graduate level courses in Assessment, Psychopathology and Psychoanalysis. He has been on the UCLA Faculty for many years as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, where he provides consultation and supervision to psychology interns and teaches courses at UCLA Extension. He also has taught graduate level courses on psychopathology, psychological assessment, psychoanalysis, as well as law and ethics in psychology.

In the 1990’s, Dr. Ball became a senior therapist in a clinical research project studying family therapy and medication management in the treatment of Bipolar disorder conducted by Dr. Michael Goldstein and Dr. David Miklowitz. The protocols of these clinically effective studies have formed a foundation in Dr. Ball’s treatment of bipolar patients. In 1991, Dr. Ball accepted a joint academic position with the UCLA School of Medicine and the West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital where he served as the chief psychologist in a Nursing Home setting, and trained interns in psychotherapy. During this time Dr. Ball presented the Intern Psychotherapy Seminar, which focused on psychoanalytic and systems models of psychotherapy. Dr. Ball left the VA in 2005.

In June of 2005, Dr. Ball started as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at Bridges to Recovery, a residential center specializing in treatment of psychological disorders. After a few months he was appointed Clinical Director and subsequently Executive Director. In this capacity, after hiring an entirely new clinical staff, he had created a successful model of outpatient residential treatment. Dr. Ball left Bridges to Recovery in early 2009 with the goal of creating a clinically managed and more affordable program. In September of 2009 he co-founded PCH Treatment Center, in which he has assumed the role of Executive Director. Dr. Ball’s contacts in the academic and treatment community have afforded him the opportunity to attract the top talent in the field. He also has a reputation in the community for being extremely ethical as well as highly skilled, both as a clinician and a consultant and supervisor.


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Jeff Ball, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, CEO and Executive Director

Jeff Ball, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, CEO and Executive Director

Dr. Jeff Ball, a native of Los Angeles, received his B.A. Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA, where he published research in developmental disabilities. He received a Masters and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at UCLA, and completed research on both projective processes in marital relationships and an integrative treatment model of bipolar disorder. Dr. Ball trained clinically in a psychoanalytic model focusing on personality and mood disorders, including depression and bipolar disorder. As an Assistant Professor at the University of Southern California, he taught Introductory Psychology, Personality Theory, and Abnormal Psychology, as well as Graduate level courses in Assessment, Psychopathology and Psychoanalysis. He has been on the UCLA Faculty for many years as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, where he provides consultation and supervision to psychology interns and teaches courses at UCLA Extension. He also has taught graduate level courses on psychopathology, psychological assessment, psychoanalysis, as well as law and ethics in psychology.

In the 1990’s, Dr. Ball became a senior therapist in a clinical research project studying family therapy and medication management in the treatment of Bipolar disorder conducted by Dr. Michael Goldstein and Dr. David Miklowitz. The protocols of these clinically effective studies have formed a foundation in Dr. Ball’s treatment of bipolar patients. In 1991, Dr. Ball accepted a joint academic position with the UCLA School of Medicine and the West Los Angeles Veterans Hospital where he served as the chief psychologist in a Nursing Home setting, and trained interns in psychotherapy. During this time Dr. Ball presented the Intern Psychotherapy Seminar, which focused on psychoanalytic and systems models of psychotherapy. Dr. Ball left the VA in 2005.

In June of 2005, Dr. Ball started as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist at Bridges to Recovery, a residential center specializing in treatment of psychological disorders. After a few months he was appointed Clinical Director and subsequently Executive Director. In this capacity, after hiring an entirely new clinical staff, he had created a successful model of outpatient residential treatment. Dr. Ball left Bridges to Recovery in early 2009 with the goal of creating a clinically managed and more affordable program. In September of 2009 he co-founded PCH Treatment Center, in which he has assumed the role of Executive Director. Dr. Ball’s contacts in the academic and treatment community have afforded him the opportunity to attract the top talent in the field. He also has a reputation in the community for being extremely ethical as well as highly skilled, both as a clinician and a consultant and supervisor.

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Dr Jeff Ball
Dr Terry Krekorian

Terry Krekorian, MD

Co-Founder, COO and Pain Director

Terry Krekorian, MD

Co-Founder, COO and Pain Director

Dr. Terry Krekorian obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Psychobiology from UCLA, and then graduated from the UCSD School of Medicine. He received a grant from the Deafness Research Foundation and completed an Otologic Fellowship, performing research within the UCSD Division of Otolaryngology. Dr. Krekorian then completed a general surgery internship at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, California. He matriculated in Head and Neck Surgery at Harvard Medical School, and then transferred to complete an Anesthesiology Residency and subsequently, a Pediatric Cardiac Anesthesia Fellowship at UCLA. He previously served as Assistant Clinical Professor in Pediatric Anesthesia and Cardiac Anesthesia at UCLA. At Cedars Sinai Medical Center, he was a member of the Pediatric, Cardiac, Neurologic, and General Anesthesia teams. Dr. Krekorian is currently Director of Anesthesia Services at the Diagnostic and Interventional Spine and Sports Center in Marina Del Rey. Dr. Krekorian brings his medical expertise to PCH Treatment Center where he is involved in medical management, operations, administration, client services, marketing and strategic planning.
Dr Terry Krekorian
Dr William C. Wirshing

William C. Wirshing, MD

Psychiatrist and Medical Director

William C. Wirshing, MD

Psychiatrist and Medical Director

Dr. William C. Wirshing is Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology and has added qualification in Geropsychiatry. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley and his medical degree at UCLA. He trained in Psychiatry at UCLA and completed a fellowship in Schizophrenia research at UCLA. He has been licensed to practice medicine since 1983 serving as a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at UCLA until 2006, and now at the University of Southern California. He has published over 250 articles, abstracts, and chapters in the psychiatric literature on a broad range of topics and lectured widely throughout the world. He has received awards for his teaching and is routinely consulted by fellow physicians throughout the Los Angeles area. He is highly regarded for his knowledge about both psychopathology and psychopharmacology and has an active forensic practice focusing on the use of psychiatric medications. He provides a great advantage to PCH Treatment Center, with his expertise in psychiatric and addiction psychopharmacology.
Dr William C. Wirshing
Dr David Miklowitz

David Miklowitz, Ph.D.

Bipolar Treatment Consultant

David Miklowitz, Ph.D.

Bipolar Treatment Consultant

Dr. David Miklowitz is Professor of Psychiatry in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the UCLA Semel Institute, a Senior Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at Oxford University, and a consultant with PCH Treatment Center in West Los Angeles. He completed his undergraduate work at Brandeis University and his doctoral (1979-1985) and posdivoctoral (1985-1988) work at UCLA, where he was a classmate of Dr. Jeff Ball. His research focuses on family environmental factors and family psycho-educational treatments for adult-onset and childhood-onset bipolar disorder.

Dr. Miklowitz has received numerous awards for his research and writings. He is the current awardee of the Bipolar Mood Disorder Research Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation. He has received multiple grants for his research from the National Institute of Mental Health, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the Robert Sutherland Foundation, and the Danny Alberts Foundation. Dr. Miklowitz has published 240 research articles and six books. His articles have appeared in the Archives of General Psychiatry, the American Journal of Psychiatry, the British Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, and the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. His book with Michael Goldstein, Bipolar Disorder: A Family-Focused Treatment Approach (Guilford), won the 1998 Outstanding Research Publication Award from the American Association for Marital and Family Therapy. His book “The Bipolar Disorder Survival Guide” is currently the best-selling book on bipolar disorder, with over 225,000 copies are in print.

Dr. Miklowitz also runs The Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program (CHAMP) at The UCLA Semel Institute. CHAMP provides diagnostic evaluations, second opinion consultation, and short-term treatments (medication management and various forms of psychotherapy) for youth who have symptoms of significant and impairing mood disorders and their families. The Program’s focus is on pediatric bipolar disorder (extreme high and low moods). We will see children from age 7 years to 17 yrs, 11 mos.

The UCLA Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Program

Dr David Miklowitz
Dr Cory Campbell

Cory Campbell, MD, Ph.D.

Psychiatrist

Cory Campbell, MD, Ph.D.

Psychiatrist

Dr. Cory Campbell received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland and obtained her Ph.D. in Psychopharmacology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Dr. Campbell trained in psychiatry at The UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. She is board-certified in the practice of psychiatry. Dr. Campbell has broad clinical experience in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She has worked in UCLA’s adult inpatient psychiatric units and in the general adult outpatient clinics. While at UCLA, she also taught psychodynamic psychotherapy to psychiatry residents and treated the mentally ill forensic population with the Department of Mental Health.

Dr. Campbell has extensive research experience. In addition to her doctorate work at the University of Michigan, she also completed a two-year research fellowship in substance dependence at UCLA, where she investigated the effects of PCP-like agents on learning and memory and the effects of stress on relapse in amphetamine addicts. Dr. Campbell possesses special expertise in treating patients with substance abuse and dual diagnosis issues. Dr. Campbell maintains a successful private practice in general adult psychiatry in West Los Angeles, where she treats patients with primary mental health issues and dual diagnoses. Dr. Campbell also has extensive experience treating patients in the residential treatment settings, where she conducts psychiatric evaluations and sees clients for ongoing medication management. She also coordinates care with other healthcare providers on the treatment team.

Dr Cory Campbell
Dr. Timothy Pylko

Timothy Pylko, M.D.

Psychiatrist and Hospitalist

Timothy Pylko, M.D.

Psychiatrist and Hospitalist

Dr. Timothy Pylko earned his undergraduate degree with Honors in Neurophysiology at McGill University in Montreal. He received his medical degree at the University of Toronto where he was given the Stan Kushner award for best student in Psychiatry. He completed both his psychiatry internship and residency at the UCLA San Fernando Valley Program. Dr. Pylko is board certified in psychiatry and is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Psychiatric Association, the California Psychiatric Association and the Southern California Psychiatric Society.

Dr. Pylko serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in the UCLA School of Medicine. He is an Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the USC School of Medicine. Dr. Pylko is also a Service Director for a psychiatric unit at Aurora Las Encinas Hospital in Pasadena, California. Dr Pylko has been a principal investigator or co-investigator in several clinical trials. He has been a presenter at the American Psychiatric Association Institute on Psychiatric Services and the National Council for Behavioral Health. He has been awarded Super Doctor status from Los Angeles Magazine and TopDoc from Pasadena Magazine for multiple years. In 2009, at the annual meeting of NAMI California, he was awarded Recovery Practitioner of the year. In 2014 he received the “Exemplary Psychiatrist” award from NAMI national that was presented at the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting in New York City.

Dr Pylko’s primary specialty is working with complex mood disorders and their co-morbidities which frequently includes substance abuse disorders. He embraces a Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual approach to treating patients. He passionately fights the stigma against mental illness. He collaborated with the film makers Lisa Klein and Doug Blush on the documentary “Of Two Minds” exploring the lives of those dealing with Bipolar Disorder, a film that recently won a “Voice Award” from SAMHSA. He is currently working with them on a new film project about suicide.

 

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Dr John F. Grienenberger

John F. Grienenberger, Ph.D.

Clinical Director

John F. Grienenberger, Ph.D.

Clinical Director

John Grienenberger, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist and attachment researcher who serves as Clinical Director of PCH Treatment Center. He is also Co-Director of the PCH Family Program and PCH Assessment Clinic. Dr. Grienenberger is Co-Executive Director of the non-profit Center for Reflective Parenting. He has extensive experience in psychodynamic psychotherapy and mentalization-based individual and family work, and has trained hundreds of therapists in his mentalization-based model of treatment. Dr. Grienenberger has authored numerous papers and presentations, and developed training programs in the areas of psychotherapy, attachment, mentalization, and parenting. He conducts trainings and presentations nationally and internationally. Most recently, he was awarded a major, multi-million dollar federal grant from NICHD to do a randomized control trial study of his mentalization-based intervention with at-risk families. He has a part-time private practice conducting psychological and psychoeducational testing as well as providing psychotherapy to children, adults, families, and couples.
Dr John F. Grienenberger
Dr Mary Rauso

Mary Rauso, Psy.D.

Program Director

Mary Rauso, Psy.D.

Program Director

Dr Mary Rauso obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Iowa, majoring in Clinical Psychology in 1991.She obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 1994, and obtained a license as a Marriage and Family Therapist in 1999. Thereafer, she received a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College in 2001. Dr. Rauso has been a program director of a 77 bed Psychiatric Treatment Facility in West Los Angeles, where she specialized in treating patients with severe mental disorders. She created a program utilizing a method shown to decrease relapse and improve the overall functioning and dignity of the patients treated. She then became the Clinical Program Director of a private dual diagnosis treatment center in Malibu, California where she treated clients suffering from drug and alcohol addiction, mood disorders, PTSD, eating disorders and personality disorders. Dr. Rauso acts as a consultant to various treatment programs in Southern California. She also has a private practice where she specializes in treating women who struggle with emotional deregulation, mood disorders and relationship issues. Dr. Rauso’s special areas of interest include trauma and women meeting challenges at various stages of their lifecycle.
Dr Mary Rauso
Kate Livingood

Kate Livingood, LAADAC, ICDAC, CADC-II CPS

Program Director

Kate Livingood, LAADAC, ICDAC, CADC-II CPS

Program Director

Kate comes to PCH with a wealth of knowledge and experience in working with addiction and co-occurring disorders. Kate has served as program director for highly recognized dual diagnosis treatment centers in California, and most recently Kate worked as program director for a national company specializing in transitional care and case management, for individuals reintegrating from treatment back to a healthy and balanced life. Additionally, Kate has written about and co-facilitated a number of family programs as an independent consultant.Kate maintains multiple certifications and licensures, including International as well as CA Certified and Drug and Alcohol Counselor (ICDAC) and (CADC-II), Certified Clinical Supervisor (CCS) Certified Prevention Specialist (CPS), and Licensed Anger Management and Conflict Resolution Counselor. Over the years Kate has had extensive training in both traditional and crisis Interventions. Kate specializes in working with individuals suffering mental health issues and co-occurring disorders focusing on the individuals as well as the families that love them.
Kate Livingood
Kate Ross

Kate Ross, MA, M.F.T. 

Program Director

Kate Ross, MA, M.F.T. 

Program Director

Kate Ross, MA, MFT is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles and pursued post-graduate education in Psychoanalytic Foundations at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles. Kate works in private practice and has served on the clinical staffs of the Antioch University Counseling Center, Family Service of Santa Monica/Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services, and Beit T’Shuvah Treatment Center, where she currently supervises MFT interns. Kate is a nationally certified Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapist as well as a certified Reflective Parenting facilitator. As a member of the PCH family program, Kate works with clients and their loved ones to address complex family dynamics that can impact treatment and recovery. Most recently, Kate has joined PCH’s team of Program Directors serving as the primary liaison between her clients, their families, and referring professionals.
Kate Ross
Adriana Westby-Trent

Adriana Westby-Trent, MA, Ph.D. 

Program Director

Adriana Westby-Trent, MA, Ph.D. 

Program Director

Dr. Adriana Westby-Trent received her B.A. in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles; her M.A. in Clinical Psychology (Summa Cum Laude) from California State University, Northridge; and her Ph.D. in Clinical Child Psychology from the Reiss Davis Graduate Center for Child Development and Psychotherapy. Dr. Trent has an extensive history working with children, adolescents, adults, and families who have experienced negative life events/trauma. She also has experience in clinical supervision of undergraduate/graduate interns and unlicensed staff in the community mental health setting. She is an adjunct faculty in the MFT program at Pacific Oaks College, where she teaches graduate level courses in Evidenced Based Practices, Counseling and Communication Skills, and Practicum. Dr. Trent is nationally certified in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Seeking Safety, and Managing and Adapting Practice. Dr. Trent’s areas of interests are trauma and addiction.
Adriana Westby-Trent
Jennifer Chen Speckman

Jennifer Chen Speckman, LCSW

Program Director

Jennifer Chen Speckman, LCSW

Program Director

Jennifer Chen Speckman is a licensed clinical social worker who received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at UCLA. She specializes in couples and family treatment and has a private practice in Santa Monica. Concentrating on anxiety, depression and trauma informed treatment, Jennifer has been providing psychotherapy for over 13 years. Jennifer has also been trained in the Gottman model of couples counseling and serves as a Reflective Parenting facilitator.Jennifer served as a professor at the UCLA graduate school of social welfare, instructing master’s level students in clinical interventions and human development. She has also acted as clinical director, manager and supervisor overseeing programs including, Prototypes Domestic Violence Programs, providing residential and outpatient treatment for clients with substance abuse and trauma, and Early Head Start, providing home-based and center-based interventions for families, pregnant mothers and children ages 0-3.
Jennifer Chen Speckman
Dr Flavio Marenco

Flavio Marenco, Ph.D.

Director OCD Program

Flavio Marenco, Ph.D.

Director OCD Program

Dr. Flavio Marenco is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of OCD, compulsive hoarding and other anxiety-based disorders. Dr. Marenco completed his post-doctoral clinical training at UCLA, which included three years in the OCD Intensive Treatment Program at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital. There he received training in Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP), a type of behavior therapy for OCD and other anxiety disorders. While at UCLA Dr. Marenco was also trained in classical mindfulness practice and conducted neuroscience research on the therapeutic effects of mindfulness practice on the brain activity of patients with OCD. He was mentored by psychologist and Buddhist monk Dr. Lobsang Rapgay from the UCLA Center for Buddhist Studies in research that included the application of mindfulness practice to cognitive behavior therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders.

After becoming licensed as a psychologist, Dr. Marenco began to pursue psychoanalytic training and is currently earning a second doctorate as a psychoanalytic PsyD candidate at the New Center for Psychoanalysis. Dr. Marenco developed an interest in psychoanalysis while completing a certificate training program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, which provided the impetus to pursue further training in order to become a certified psychoanalyst.

Dr Flavio Marenco
Louise Bale

Louise Bale, MFT, PPSC

Family Therapist

Louise Bale, MFT, PPSC

Family Therapist

Louise holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology and a credential in school counseling from the University of Southern California. She worked for several years providing mental health services to adolescent mothers and their children in the foster care system and provided supervision and training to teenagers in a youth in crisis support program. Louise also worked at a community clinic in Beverly Hills where she provided therapy to adults and couples with emotional dysregulation, anxiety and depression. She has also counseled children in several schools in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Louise is licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and has a private practice in West Los Angeles where she specializes in working with young adults.
Louise Bale
Dr Seth Kadish

Seth Kadish, Psy.D.

Director of Group Therapies

Seth Kadish, Psy.D.

Director of Group Therapies

Dr. Seth Kadish received his Doctor of Psychology degree at the California Graduate Institute. Dr. Kadish is the former Clinical Director of Milestones Ranch Malibu, and Staff Psychologist at California State Prison, Los Angeles County, counseling maximum-security inmates. Prior to that, Dr. Kadish worked with Probation youth at Penny Lane in North Hills, CA where he was named Clinician of the Year 2001. Dr. Kadish is the creator of Pattern Identification and Reduction Therapy™, a series of techniques culled from his prison, group home, private practice and treatment center work. He has lectured on forensics and mental health topics at conferences, clinics, and treatment centers and has taught forensic and clinical courses at the graduate school level for many years. Dr. Kadish is the author of Pop Your Patterns: The No-Nonsense Way to Change Your Life.
Dr Seth Kadish
Dr Sandra Sarnoff

Sandra Sarnoff, Ph.D.

Director, Comprehensive Psychological Assessment Clinic

Sandra Sarnoff, Ph.D.

Director, Comprehensive Psychological Assessment Clinic

Dr Sandra Sarnoff, Ph.D. is the Director of the PCH Treatment Center Comprehensive Psychological Assessment Clinic. Dr. Sarnoff received her undergraduate degree from UCLA in Zoology. She earned her Ph.D. and Masters Degrees in Psychology at the California Professional School of Psychology in Los Angeles. Dr. Sarnoff has taught as a faculty member at The Graduate Center for Child Development and Psychotherapy, The Wright Institute Los Angeles Postgraduate Center, and Pepperdine University. Dr. Sarnoff worked at the Neurobehavioral Clinic at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute where she performed neuropsychological and psychological evaluations of adolescents, children and adults, as well as psychotherapy. She also consulted with neurologists and psychiatrists and participated in the posdivoctoral training program in neuropsychology. Dr. Sarnoff has also published research in neuropsychology. She travels frequently to consult and attend courses in neuropsychology and psychology. Dr. Sarnoff has a wealth of experience and expertise in the assessment and testing for psychological illnesses, learning disorders, and cognitive dysfunction.
Dr Sandra Sarnoff
Dr Lori Petrie

Lori Petrie, Ph.D.

Individual Therapist

Lori Petrie, Ph.D.

Individual Therapist

Dr. Lori Petrie is a licensed Psychologist who has been in the Mental Health field for more than 25 years. Dr. Petrie received her Masters of Art Degree in 1986 and her Ph.D. in 1988 from the California School of Professional Psychology. She is also a registered nurse, having earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1981 at Loretta Heights College in Denver, Colorado with a minor in Psychology. Dr Petrie has been in private practice since 1991, where she specializes in Empathetic Individual and Couples Therapy, Pre-Marital and Marital Therapy, Illness and Grief Counseling, Women’s Issues, Divorce Survival and Growth, and Infant/Toddler Parenting Issues. Dr. Petrie has worked with ACCESS Services since September of 2004, serving as an Appeal Specialist for Psychologically and Cognitively Disabled Individuals who may have Anxiety or Affective Disorders, Schizophrenia, PTSD or Trauma backgrounds. Dr. Petrie has also worked in the academic setting, including teaching at Harbor-UCLA Hospital in the Department of Psychiatry and working in the Psychiatric Emergency Room as well as the Locked Adult Inpatient Ward. She has also received advanced training in Neuro-biological Development of the Self and Brain Behavior, Mullen Scales of Early Learning, Intersubjectivity/Analytic Self-Psychology and Gestalt Therapy.
Dr Lori Petrie
Dr Mary C Nakata

Mary C Nakata, Psy.D., M.F.T.

Individual Therapist

Mary C Nakata, Psy.D., M.F.T.

Individual Therapist

Dr Mary Nakata is an Individual Therapist at PCH Treatment Center. She is also a supervising and training Analyst at The Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis in Los Angeles, where she obtained her doctoral degree. Dr. Nakata received her Masters degree in Public Health from UCLA. She has over 35 years of experience treating individuals, couples and families. Dr. Nakata has served as a Staff Psychologist at the Pritikin Longevity Center, as well as the Fernald School at UCLA. She is presently an MFT Supervisor at Family Services of Santa Monica and she maintains a private practice in West Los Angeles.
Dr Mary C Nakata
Dr Harriet Boxer

Harriet Boxer, Ph.D.

Individual Therapist

Harriet Boxer, Ph.D.

Individual Therapist

Dr. Boxer a licensed clinical psychologist in private practice with over 20 years of experience. She obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of New Mexico where she graduated with honors. Dr. Boxer received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from St. John’s University in New York. Dr. Boxer had the privilege of training at prestigious training institutions such as Long Island Jewish Hospital and Albert Einstein/Bronx Psychiatric Center. She interned at The Children’s Hospital at the University of Colorado. Dr. Boxer completed a post-doctoral Fellowship at The UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute. Currently Dr. Boxer is engaged in earning an advanced degree in Psychoanalysis from the Los Angeles Institute and Society of Psychoanalytic Studies. 

Dr. Boxer has worked with clients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She also was the director of a residential facility for emotionally disturbed children. In addition to her private practice, Dr. Boxer is a consultant to the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health. Dr. Boxer also teaches and supervises students at UCLA and Pepperdine Universities.
Dr Harriet Boxer
Laurence Green

Laurence Green, Psy.D., LCSW

Individual Therapist

Laurence Green, Psy.D., LCSW

Individual Therapist

Dr. Green received his B.A. and M.S.W. from UCLA and his doctorate from the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He is a member and is on the faculty of the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He has been a Clinical Supervisor and the Dean of the Therapeutic High School of the H.E.L.P. Group. He has published several articles on the therapeutic process, and has presented at conferences throughout the United States. He has served on the Board of the International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education. He is the co-editor of the 2013 issue of the online psychoanalytic journal Other/Wise. His most recent interest is in Mentalization-Based Therapy. Along with being on the PCH staff, he is private practice in West LA, treating adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
Laurence Green
Dr Rob Grossbard

Rob Grossbard, Ph.D.

Individual Therapist

Rob Grossbard, Ph.D.

Individual Therapist

Dr Rob Grossbard received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the California Graduate Institute. He has over 20 years of diverse experiences within the field of mental health. Dr Grossbard has worked in residential treatment, and was a staff psychologist working with adults at a community mental health center for 15 years. He was an AB3632 Program Assessor, providing psychosocial assessments to children and adolescents in public schools with behavioral and emotional difficulties. Dr Grossbard worked as a career counselor at the UCLA Placement and Career Planning Center, and provided psychological assessments to children and adolescents at Vista Psychological Center.

Dr Grossbard received a Certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in 1999 from the Los Angeles Institute and Society For Psychoanalytic Studies ( LAISPS) . Dr Grossbard has participated in study groups and case consultation for psychoanalytic psychotherapy and dream interpretation. Dr Grossbard is Certified in Clinical Hypnosis by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and served on the Board of Directors for the Southern California Society For Clinical Hypnosis. He provides Clinical Hypnosis to PCH clients. Dr Grossbard maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills where he sees adults and adolescents.

Dr Rob Grossbard
Dr W. Preston Lear

W. Preston Lear, Psy.D., LCSW

Individual Therapist

W. Preston Lear, Psy.D., LCSW

Individual Therapist

Dr. Preston Lear received his Masters in Social Work from New York University and his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the Wright Institute, Berkeley. He is currently a candidate at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS). Dr. Lear is also an Assistant Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and is a teaching faculty member for the LAISPS Eating Disorders Program.  He has a background working with adolescents, families, and groups. His experience working with family systems informs his work at PCH, where he provides both individual and family therapy. Dr. Lear maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills where he works with adults, couples, and adolescents.
Dr W. Preston Lear
Janice Ehrlich

Janice Ehrlich, Psy.D, LCSW, BCD

Individual Therapist

Janice Ehrlich, Psy.D, LCSW, BCD

Individual Therapist

Dr. Janice Ehrlich is an individual therapist at PCH. She earned her MSW in social work from the University of Southern California. She interned at the VA in Brentwood California working inpatient with Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia. Upon graduation she worked at the VA for five years working with veterans with PTSD and women with PTSD from sexual trauma. She then worked at Kaiser Permenente as a facilitator for their intensive outpatient program for seven years and another two years in their outpatient program providing group, individual and couples therapy. While at Kaiser she began a doctoral program at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis and earned her doctorate in psychoanalysis in 2012.In addition to working at PCH, Dr. Ehrlich maintains a private practice in two locations, West Los Angeles and Larchmont Village. She practices contemporary psychoanalysis and psychodynamic psychotherapy and works with individuals and couples with mood disorders, PTSD, gay/lesbian issues, womens issues, mens issues, relationship issues, loss, and people in transition.
Janice Ehrlich
George Geckler

George Geckler, MFT

Group and Individual Therapy

George Geckler, MFT

Group and Individual Therapy

George Gleckler is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice in Century City, California. George received his Masters Degree in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute. George first received training in the field of substance abuse, working in recovery centers in New York City during the 1970’s where he facilitated groups and performed individual counseling. In 1997 George worked as an individual counselor and group facilitator at a highly respected treatment center in Seattle, Washington. From 2000 to 2008 George worked with dual diagnosed clients in Malibu, California as a primary therapist and group facilitator. In private practice, as well as outpatient treatment, George uses numerous psychotherapeutic modalities in order to adjust therapy to the client rather than fitting the client to a specific type of therapy.
George Geckler
Michelle Sonnenberg, Ph.D.

Michelle Sonnenberg, Ph.D.

OCD Therapist

Michelle Sonnenberg, Ph.D.

OCD Therapist

Dr. Michelle Sonnenberg obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from The George Washington University in Washington D.C., where she majored in Psychology. She then received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies at Adelphi University in New York, where the foundation of her training was in psychodynamic psychotherapy. Dr. Sonnenberg has trained at Manhattan Psychiatric Center, where she worked with severely mentally ill inpatients with a variety of Axis I and II disorders, including PTSD, Schizophrenia, substance abuse, and dual diagnoses. She completed a formal postdoctoral fellowship in the PTSD Clinic at The Long Beach VA where she received formal training in several evidenced based cognitive behavioral practices such as Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness based approaches. She also has a private practice where she treats a wide range of mental health issues including complex trauma and anxiety related disorders, life transitional issues, emotional dysegulation, and depression.
Michelle Sonnenberg, Ph.D.
David Burston

David Burston, Ph.D., M.F.T.

Family and Group Therapy

David Burston, Ph.D., M.F.T.

Family and Group Therapy

Dr. Burston initially trained at Antioch University and gained his masters degree in Clinical Psychology in 2005. Since then Dr. Burston has worked in clinical settings in Los Angeles and Malibu becoming an M.F.T in 2009. He just completed his Ph.d. in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute near Santa Barbara. Dr. Burston interned at Milestones Ranch Malibu and has been with PCH since 2010 leading DBT groups, Meditation Groups, Recovery Groups and Family Sessions. He currently runs the Process and Timelines Groups as well as meeting with clients on an individual basis. Before studying psychology Dr. Burston worked in England with professional soccer players in the English Premier League, helping them achieve their potential both on and off the field. He has continued this work and is currently a consultant with the London team Tottenham Hotspur F.C. Dr. Burston has a private practice and office located in Venice Los Angeles and is the UK Liaison consultant for PCH Treatment Center.
David Burston
Jennifer Montesi, Ph.D.

Jennifer Montesi, Psy.D.

OCD Therapist

Jennifer Montesi, Psy.D.

OCD Therapist

Dr. Jennifer Montesi is a licensed clinical psychologist specializing in the treatment of OCD and other anxiety-based disorders including social anxiety disorder. Dr. Montesi completed her doctoral work at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. She received extensive training in the treatment of OCD using Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) under the mentorship of Dr. Jonathan Grayson at the Anxiety and OCD Treatment Center of Philadelphia. At Temple University, Dr. Montesi was also mentored by Dr. Richard Heimberg in the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple. She received specialized training and supervision in the treatment of social anxiety disorder using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). Dr. Montesi completed her internship and postdoctoral training at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, where she provided treatment across a variety of residential, inpatient, and outpatient settings to individuals presenting with anxiety disorders and OCD, addiction, trauma, severe and persistent mental illness, and a diverse range of Axis I and II diagnoses. Dr. Montesi has received training in various therapeutic modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and mindfulness. Throughout her training, Dr. Montesi has been passionate about working with couples and families. She has conducted research both on Behavioral Couples Therapy for veterans and their partners and on the interface between social anxiety and couple distress. She was trained to provide structural family therapy by Dr. Douglas Rait at the VA Palo Alto and currently sees couples and families in her private practice. In private practice, Dr. Montesi also works with a wide range of presenting problems including anxiety disorders and OCD, depression and mood disorders, addiction, and trauma.
Jennifer Montesi, Ph.D.
Elisa Reich, Psy.D.

Elisa Reich, Psy.D.

Individual and Group Therapist

Elisa Reich, Psy.D.

Individual and Group Therapist

Dr. Elisa Reich obtained her Bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University in Binghamton, New York. She subsequently worked on the Schizophrenia Research Unit at Columbia University’s New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr. Reich received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Long Island University – Post Campus in New York, where she received extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with outpatients across the developmental spectrum. Dr. Reich also had the privilege of training at Albert Einstein’s Bronx Psychiatric Center as well as at Mount Sinai’s Elmhurst Hospital Center with both children and adult populations. Dr. Reich completed her internship at Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services with a specialization in treating serious mental illness. She then completed a formalized postdoctoral fellowship with a subspecialty in psychosocial rehabilitation, correctional psychology, and evidence based practices at Harbor UCLA Medical Center. Currently, as a licensed clinical psychologist, she continues to pursue specialized training at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. She also has a private practice where she treats a wide variety of issues including mood and anxiety disorders, life transitions, relational trauma and relationship issues, self-esteem and body issues, and bereavement.
Elisa Reich, Psy.D.
Marc Sanders, Ph.D

Marc Sanders, Ph.D.

Individual Therapist

Marc Sanders, Ph.D.

Individual Therapist

Marc Sanders, Ph.D., received his doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, San Diego, and is currently a senior candidate in psychoanalytic training at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies. Dr. Sanders pursued his clinical training in residential and outpatient community mental health and psychiatric inpatient hospital settings. He served on the clinical staff at the Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills for nearly 10 years where he trained and supervised doctoral and MFT interns in the practice of psychodynamic psychotherapy with individuals, couples, and groups. His clinical interests include bereavement, trauma, mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and psychoanalysis. Dr. Sanders maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills where he works with individuals and couples.
Marc Sanders, Ph.D
Kerri D. Johnson

Kerri D. Johnson, Psy.D.

Individual Therapist

Kerri D. Johnson, Psy.D.

Individual Therapist

Kerri D. Johnson, Psy.D. is a psychologist in private practice in Beverly Hills. She is currently an adjunct professor at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology. She has also taught at Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies on the theory and technique of working with co-morbid eating and personality disorders. She has been trained in motivational interviewing and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Additionally, she served on the board of directors at Los Angeles County Psychological Association in 2008 and 2009 as convention chair. Her clinical interests include eating disorders, addictions, trauma, and depression.
Kerri D. Johnson
Kate Ainslie, Psy.D.

Kate Ainslie, Psy.D.

Individual Therapist

Kate Ainslie, Psy.D.

Individual Therapist

Dr. Kate Ainslie is a licensed clinical psychologist with a local private practice where she treats adolescents, adults, couples and families. Dr. Ainslie began her clinical career fifteen years ago working with learning disabled and severely emotionally disturbed children and adolescents in non-public day schools and residential treatment. She served as the Clinical Director of the Los Angeles chapter of A Home Within, a non-profit organization connecting foster youth with pro-bono psychotherapy, and has completed psychoanalytic training for the treatment of eating disorders at the New Center for Psychoanalysis. Her psychodynamic approach with teens and adults incorporates the latest neuropsychological research and analytic techniques.
Kate Ainslie, Psy.D.
Dr Valeria Ana Penela

Valeria Ana Penela, Psy.D.

Individual  and Group Therapist

Valeria Ana Penela, Psy.D.

Individual and Group Therapist

Dr. Valeria Ana Penela received an Masters Degree in Psychology with honors from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. She earned a second Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and a Doctoral Degree in Clinical Psychology from Ryokan College. Dr. Penela has a background working with adolescents, individuals, couples and groups. She has co-authored two books and published nationally and internationally on eating disorder treatment and eclectic models of psychotherapy.

Dr. Penela is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides individual therapy at PCH. She has over fifteen years of training and clinical experience working in adult inpatient, intensive day treatment and outpatient settings. She maintains a successful private practice in Westwood, working with individuals and couples. In addition, she teaches graduate courses in psychology at the University of Southern California, Antioch University and Pepperdine University. She also consults for publications and supervises interns and doctoral students.

Dr Valeria Ana Penela
Dr Margaret Dunham

Margaret Dunham, Psy.D., M.F.T.

Family Therapist

Margaret Dunham, Psy.D., M.F.T.

Family Therapist

Dr. Margaret Dunham received her Masters in Psychology at Antioch University and is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist with a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the California Graduate Institute. Dr. Dunham provides family therapy at PCH, leads the Family Group and teaches a weekly course on meditation practices. Dr. Dunham keeps current with the latest western neuroscience research on mindfulness as well as contemporary psychoanalytic practices. She studied for 5 years at the Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis and is a certified teacher of the Mindful Awareness Practices curriculum from the Semel Institute-Mindful Awareness Research Center of UCLA.She is a certified trainer/facilitator of the Reflective Parenting Program: An attachment-based reflective approach to parenting. In addition to her private practice in Santa Monica, Dr. Dunham is a therapist at Family Service of Santa Monica, where she works with couples and families as well as individuals. Dr. Dunham has also worked in rape crisis intervention, domestic violence prevention and addiction recovery in New York City, Connecticut and California.
Dr Margaret Dunham
Leslie Leitner, MFT

Leslie Leitner, MFT

Family Therapist

Leslie Leitner, MFT

Family Therapist

Leslie Leitner, a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, received her Bachelors degree from Brown University and Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She did post graduate training at The Wright Institute Los Angeles where she earned a certificate in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She has additional training in EFCT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy). Her clinical interests include mood and anxiety disorders, personality disorders, and issues surrounding grief and loss, illness and death. She has been a guest lecturer on grief counseling at the MFT program at California State University at Fullerton. Leslie has worked extensively with cancer patients and their families, both individually and in groups, at The Cancer Support Community – West Los Angeles. Leslie currently works with families at PCH. She maintains a private practice in Westwood where she sees individuals, couples and families.
Leslie Leitner, MFT
Darcy Lubbers

Darcy Lubbers, M.F.T., Ph.D.(c)

Art Therapy

Darcy Lubbers, M.F.T., Ph.D.(c)

Art Therapy

Darcy Lubbers, MFT, ATR-BC, PhD(c), is a board certified clinical art therapist and marriage and family therapist. Her undergraduate training is from Brown University and her graduate training is from Loyola Marymount University and The Chicago School for Professional Psychology (Los Angeles). Drawing on 25 years of experience in private practice, residential, inpatient and outpatient treatment, Ms. Lubbers’ work is integrative, interactive, and holistic. She has experience working with individuals, couples, families and groups. Her treatment specialties include the healing of communication and relationship issues, depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss, eating disorders, drug, alcohol, and other addictions, and family and personal illness. With a psychodynamic background, she also draws on theoretical perspectives which include Jungian, family systems, and a focus on wellness through mind/body integration. Her training also includes clinical hypnosis, guided imagery, voice dialogue work, somatic experiencing (SE), focusing, meditation, and mind body medicine. Ms. Lubbers worked as a supervisor for clinical art therapy graduate students at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. She currently supervises post-graduate art therapy and MFT interns through her private practice in Santa Monica. Her publishing credits include Adult Art Psychotherapy: Issues and Applications (Landgarten & Lubbers, 1991).
Darcy Lubbers
Cheryl Horton

Cheryl Horton, M.F.T.

Group Therapist

Cheryl Horton, M.F.T.

Group Therapist

Cheryl Horton is a licensed psychotherapist who works with individuals, families, and couples. She holds an M.F.T. (Marriage and Family Therapist) license and has earned Masters Degrees in both Counseling Psychology, and Spiritual Psychology. Cheryl has a private psychotherapy practice in Westwood where she treats clients using numerous psychotherapeutic modalities. She has worked as a therapist at three highly respected treatment centers in Los Angeles and served as Clinical Director at a leading adolescent treatment program in Brentwood. Cheryl has been in private practice for nine years. For the six years prior to that, she worked as a psychotherapist at two large juvenile treatment centers in the Los Angeles area and as a therapist at three different Los Angeles LAUSD schools. She has earned certification as a Court Mediation Specialist as well as Professional Assault Crisis Training (PACT). She specializes in numerous areas such as moving through difficult life transitions, coping with divorce and loss, alleviating depression and anxiety, substance abuse and recovery, self-esteem building, parenting, and improving communication and intimacy skills.
Cheryl Horton
Robin A. Hubert

Robin A. Hubert, MFT, SEP

Somatic Experiencing

Robin A. Hubert, MFT, SEP

Somatic Experiencing

Robin A. Hubert, MFT, SEP is licensed Marriage and Family Therapist as well as a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. She has a private practice in West Los Angeles and her work focuses on Mind/Body psychotherapy, trauma resolution and emotional regulation. She is graduate of Pacifica Graduate Institute. At PCH, Robin provides Somatic Experiencing sessions as well as Mindful Awareness practice.
Robin A. Hubert
Cathy Graf

Cathy Graf, MA, M.F.T.

Somatic Experiencing

Cathy Graf, MA, M.F.T.

Somatic Experiencing

Cathy Graf, MFT, received her Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles, California. She is certified as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, including Somatic Touch Therapy, a gentle, yet powerful method designed to release overwhelming stress and its resulting symptoms from the body. She is also a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and a certified mental health provider to the American Red Cross as a part of their disaster response teams. Prior to establishing her private practice, Cathy had extensive experience working in the public sector and in an educational environment. She is familiar with the pressures and demands of the corporate world and knows first hand the stress it can produce in our lives, relationships and physical bodies.Cathy’s interest in treating trauma, including veterans returning from combat, led her to her become a practitioner of Somatic Experiencing®, which is a modality in the mental health field that goes beyond talk therapy. It emphasizes ways of recognizing, reducing, and discharging stressful energy from one’s body, specifically the nervous system. This modality emphasizes shock and developmental trauma resolution, emotional regulation and Mind/Body Psychology. It helps the individual understand exactly how his/her body is managing overwhelming stressful and/or traumatic events. Cathy has been in private practice since 2007 with offices in both West Los Angeles and Burbank. Additionally, she currently serves on the board of the International Trauma Institute® which focuses on collective/societal trauma.
Cathy Graf
Karin Robbins

Karin Robbins, LCSW

Somatic Experiencing Therapist

Karin Robbins, LCSW

Somatic Experiencing Therapist

Karin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Karin’s work focuses on present moment, body based, psychotherapies for working with trauma, attachment and relational difficulties. She has certifications in Somatic Experiencing (SE), SE Touch Skills for Healing Trauma, and is currently studying the NeuroAffective Relational Model (NARM) for treatment of developmental trauma (certification expected in 2014). Karin also has extensive experience practicing mindfulness meditation and is a Yoga and Ayurveda Specialist with 300 hours certified in these two ancient teachings. Karin’s work is informed by all of these various approaches to healing from both Eastern and Western traditions. Additionally, Karin has twenty two years of experience working in public and private agency settings, providing direct services, individual and group supervision..
Karin Robbins
Karen Horwitz

Karen Horwitz, M.F.T.

Family Therapist

Karen Horwitz, M.F.T.

Family Therapist

Karen Horwitz, MFT has extensive experience in doing psychotherapy with adults, couples, families, parenting, and children ages 4 and up. She also specializes in the family law arena working with high conflict cases. She works as a custody mediator, therapeutic monitor, co-parent counselor, and expert witness in litigated cases. She also works as an expert witness in malpractice cases as well. She has a private practice in Torrance, CA. Karen is a couples and family therapist at PCH.
Karen Horwitz
Teri Jenson, M.F.T.

Teri Jenson, M.F.T.

Family and Group Therapist

Teri Jenson, M.F.T.

Family and Group Therapist

Teri Jenson, M.F.T., received her B.A. from Indiana University and obtained her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with additional training and/or certifications in Seeking Safety, MAP, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Reflective Parenting modalities. She is the co-founder of Insight and Wellness Urban Retreats and has a private practice in Santa Monica where she specializes in treating individuals with complex trauma, mood disorders and relationship issues. Teri works at PCH as a family therapist and leads Process, Trauma and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Groups.
Teri Jenson, M.F.T.
Wendy Denham

Wendy Denham, Ph.D.

Family Therapist

Wendy Denham, Ph.D.

Family Therapist

Wendy Denham, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist and a family and child therapist. Dr. Denham specializes in working with families across the life span, both at PCH and in her private practice. She also works as an Assistant Director at Center for Reflective Parenting, where she trains and supervises mental health professionals in two evidence-based parenting interventions: Mindful Parenting Groups and the Reflective Parenting Program. The former Coordinator of an Infant Mental Health Program in Beverly Hills, CA, she also works with women and their families during the prenatal and postpartum periods.
Wendy Denham
Valentina Ogaryan

Valentina Ogaryan, M.F.T.

Assistant Clinical Director and Intake Coordinator

Valentina Ogaryan, M.F.T.

Assistant Clinical Director and Intake Coordinator

Valentina Ogaryan brings passion and dedication to the field of mental health. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree at the University of California, San Diego she went on to pursue a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She is currently a Marriage and Family Therapist Intern and a Doctoral Candidate at CSPP. Valentina has experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds. She has worked both as a Shift Lead and Assistant Program Director at PCH Treatment Center. She currently serves as the Residence Director overseeing residence operations and assisting in intake and assessments.
Valentina Ogaryan
Jenice Cubillas

Jenice Cubillas

Intake Director

Jenice Cubillas

Intake Director

Jenice Cubillas has been in the field of mental health and chemical dependency since October of 1989. She obtained a degree as an Addiction Specialist in 1996. Jenice ran the adult Program for Alcohol and Drugs for an acute unit in Port Hueneme, California for two years and then found her passion in the mental health field, where she has remained for the past 20 years. Jenice completed an internship under Dr. Dave Lewis for Obsessive Compulsive Disorders and Disassociation Disorders at Anacapa Hospital. There, she assisted in desensitizing therapies, integration, and obsessive daily rituals with behavior modification therapy for the underlying causes of Obsessive Disorders. Jenice then transferred to the Admissions Department and started a hotline for depression, through which she was able to provide help nationwide for people that were severely depressed. Jenice has been working in Admissions for the past 16 years as an Assistant and Director of Admissions. Jenice has a high level of expertise in directing clients towards finding the right treatment with a compassionate and caring approach. She maintains a high level of integrity in assessing each client and directing them to the proper level of care.
Jenice Cubillas
Bethanie Marseilles

Bethanie Marseilles, B.A.

Intake Coordinator and Clinical Outreach

Bethanie Marseilles, B.A.

Intake Coordinator and Clinical Outreach

Bethanie Marseilles is currently an intake coordinator for PCH Treatment Center. She also performs clinical outreach. Bethanie previously served as an Assistant Program Director and Residence Director for the PCH intensive treatment program for over two years. While studying for her B.A. in Psychology at UCLA, Bethanie also completed the Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certification Program through UCLA Extension. She is a certified Emergency Medical Technician and has experience working in both the medical and mental health fields. Bethanie is passionate about her work and helping those with psychological disorders and chemical dependency.
Bethanie Marseilles
Shanna Young

Shanna Young, B.A.

Residence Director

Shanna Young, B.A.

Residence Director

Shanna Young received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Pitzer College, a member of the Claremont Consortium. Four years ago, Ms Young began her career in the residential setting at one of the first private residential treatment facilities in Los Angeles. After two years as a Staff Assistant and Shift Lead, Ms Young was promoted to Program Manager. This opportunity revealed to her a passion for management. As Ms Young continues to grow in her career, she proudly joined the PCH Treatment Center team as Residence Director. Her dedication, enthusiasm and diligence in providing the best care and service, continues to drive Ms Young in her role at PCH.
Shanna Young
Kim Hollingdale

Kim Hollingdale, MA

Fitness Director

Kim Hollingdale, MA

Fitness Director

Kim Hollingdale is a certified personal trainer and a passionate advocate for the powerful benefits of exercise and healthy eating for mental and physical well-being. With more than five years training experience and a lifetime as a competitive athlete, Kim provides clients with a variety of daily workouts including group circuit classes, swimming, spin, hiking, cardio-boxing and more, designed to support their treatment goals. She also holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy, from Pepperdine University. Kim works with PCH Treatment Center Clients both individually and in group settings, to maximize their treatment experiences.
Kim Hollingdale
Meredith Redding

Meredith Redding, LMFT

Yoga and Meditation Instructor

Meredith Redding, LMFT

Yoga and Meditation Instructor

Meredith Redding is a certified yoga instructor dedicated to integrating yoga and meditation into mental health treatment. Meredith specializes in working with Clients with anxiety, depression, and trauma. She teaches at Yogaworks in Pacific Palisades, and has worked in several elite recovery centers. She has a private practice on the Westside of LA, and is completing her master’s degree in psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute with the intention of becoming a Marriage and Family Therapist.
Meredith Redding
Kurt Garbe

Kurt Garbe, MA

Marketing Consultant

Kurt Garbe, MA

Marketing Consultant

Kurt Garbe is an important resource for families and clients searching for a specific treatment program. Kurt has over twenty five years of experience in the chemical dependency and mental health fields. He has served as the Director of Crisis Intervention and Admissions for the A.S.A.P. Family Treatment Program, Director of Admissions for the Discovery Adolescent Treatment Program and Director of Intake and Referrals at Anacapa By the Sea. Kurt holds a Master of Arts in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from Pacific Oaks College in Pasadena, California.
Kurt Garbe
Karen Hunt

Karen Hunt

Marketing Consultant

Karen Hunt

Marketing Consultant

Karen is a professional, experienced Marketing and Business Development leader in the Addiction Recovery and Mental Health fields. Karen is acknowledged for aligning an organization’s future strategy, vision and goals and building strong core relationships. She provides superior customer service to both her established clients and prospective clients. She has extensive experience presenting state-of-the-art addiction recovery and mental health facilities to psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, treatment centers, and hospitals.Karen has served as Director of Business Development at The Refuge – A Healing Place and Executive Marketing Director at Greenhouse Treatment Facility. She was Director of Business Development at the Caron Texas Treatment Facility and a National Regional Marketing Coordinator for Santé Center for Healing. Karen has also worked with Timberline Knolls. She is the Owner and President of Shear Dynamics Inc.

Karen has a Graduate Marketing Certificate from SMU Cox School of Business in Dallas, Texas, and International Coaching Federation credentials from the Gardner Institute in Southlake, Texas. She is also an accredited Fitness Trainer from the International Sports Sciences Association & Cooper Clinic in Dallas, Texas. Karen has served on the boards of APRA, The Elisa Project, and is a member of the American Marketing Association, the Dallas Medical Society Circle of Friends, the Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the Nexus Auxiliary, TAAP, NAADAC, and the Eating Disorder Hope Club.

Karen Hunt
Mike Robertson

Mike Robertson

Marketing Consultant

Mike Robertson

Marketing Consultant

Mike Robertson is a Southern California native who began working in the fields of mental health and chemical dependency over five years ago. Working with a variety of treatment programs and families in crisis, he quickly realized he had found his calling. Mike started his career working at Aspen in the adolescent division and CRC Health in the adult division.  He then worked for Center for Discovery as the clinical outreach supervisor.  Mike has worked extensively with a wide range of in state and out of state treatment centers including long-term residential, eating disorders, outdoor wilderness, and therapeutic schools. He is deeply rooted in the local community and is a valuable resource for families and clinicians. Mike currently serves as a marketing consultant for PCH Treatment Center and liaison to southern california Psychiatric Hospitals and mental health practices.
Karen Hunt

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