Jason Schiffman, MD, MA, MBA
Chief Medical Officer
Psychiatrist, Los Angeles
Catherine Roberts, LMFT, CSAT
Chief Clinical Officer
Clinical Director, Los Angeles
Dr. Schiffman is the founder and Medical Director of The Camden Center. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and completed his residency in Psychiatry at UCLA. He is
a graduate of the MD/MBA program at the University of Southern California and received a Masters of Arts degree in Linguistics from UCLA. He has extensive research experience in molecular biology and is the author of numerous scientific publications in this field.
Dr. Schiffman is a nationally recognized expert on addiction and co-occurring mood and anxiety disorders and is the founder and Director of the UCLA Dual Diagnosis Program. Previously, he was the Chief Resident of the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Program. He has written extensively on the subjects of addiction, anxiety, and depression in both the academic and popular press and has provided expert opinion on these topics for numerous publications. He is a columnist for the Huffington Post and Psychology Today and previously served as Editor in Chief of Anxiety.org.
Dr. Schiffman's goal in establishing The Camden Center was to create a facility where patients could receive world-class treatment that resulted in true recovery. Toward this end, he has recruited the team of expert mental health care providers and integrative health specialists that represent our clinical staff.
Catherine Roberts is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in trauma and addictions. She received her Masters degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. She is a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT) and has completed the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) training under Dr. Patrick Carnes and Dr. Kenneth Adams. She has also completed training in Post induction Therapy (PIT) with Pia Melody, designed to treat childhood trauma and developmental injuries.
Catherine began her clinical training at the Alcott Center for Mental Health, facilitating groups and treating individuals with chemical dependencies and chronic mental illness. She continued her training at The Women’s Clinic and Family Counseling Center treating women, men and couples on a variety of issues including developmental, relational trauma, eating disorders, and addictions. Her interest in the attachment model led her to work with parents and children at The Early Childhood Parenting Center and Grammercy Housing Group treating at risk young families.
Catherine has also worked for The Institute for Sexual Health where she specialized in the use of the sex addiction-induced trauma model (SAITM) and worked with partners, addicts and couples. Her training and clinical experiences in this domain include intensives for partners impacted by sex addiction, co-facilitating partner and sex addict groups and 12-day intensive outpatient treatment programs for sex and love addicts.
Camden Center Los Angeles
Camden Center Menlo Park
Eric Chaghouri, MD
Medical Director, Los Angeles
Smita Das, MD, PhD, MPH
Director of Medical Education
Psychiatrist, Menlo Park
Addiction Medicine Specialist
Dr. Chaghouri is a graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he earned his B. A. in Biology with Summa Cum Laude honors. He earned his medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California where he also served as Chief Resident in psychiatric emergency services and as Resident Clinical Instructor and Volunteer Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry.
After residency, Dr. Chaghouri completed a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at the USC Institute of Psychiatry and Law.
Dr. Chaghouri's clinical work focuses on the treatment of co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders. He also has extensive experience consulting and providing expert opinion in trial and for the film and television industry.
At The Camden Center, Dr. Chaghouri provides pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic services to patients and oversees the clinical operations of the center.
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, Dr. Das studied Chemistry and Statistics at Stanford, completed her Masters in Public Health at Dartmouth College, and then completed her MD and PhD in Community Health at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She completed residency and was chief resident at Stanford and completed an addiction psychiatry fellowship at UCSF.
In addition to her role at The Camden Center, Dr. Das is a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine and is Director of Addiction Treatment Services at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Palo Alto, California.
She has over 15 years of experience in research in smoking cessation and addiction. Dr. Das has received several prestigious fellowships and awards including the ASAM Young Investigator Award, SAMHSA/APA Substance Abuse Fellowship, Ruth Fox Scholarship, American Society of Addiction Medicine, George Ginsberg MD Fellowship, Association of Women Psychiatrists Leadership Fellowship, APA Resident Recognition Award and American Psychiatric Leadership Fellowship. She was Elected Secretary of the Northern California Psychiatric Society in May 2015 and appointed to a 3 year term on the APA Addiction Council then as well.
Alana Ofman, LCSW
Director of Patient and Family Services, Los Angeles
Christina Jerrold, LMFT
Program Director, Menlo Park
Alana Ofman, LCSW received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and has worked extensively in the areas of addiction, trauma, mood disorders, and dual diagnosis. Alana has worked with individuals, couples, groups and families in private practice in Los Angeles for fifteen years and was previously a counselor and Assistant Director at a Non-Public School where she assessed, evaluated and coordinated treatment for students and their families.
At the Camden Center, we believe including significant others and family members in treatment can be an important part of the process of healing. When it is clinically indicated, Alana will lead conjoint family sessions and/or couples sessions. Alana is the first point of clinical contact for prospective patients. She completes the initial assessments for prospective patients and creates the provisional treatment plan for them.
Christina Jerrold, LMFT received her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy at Notre Dame de Namur University in 2006.
Christina began her clinical training at Parent, Adolescent, and Child Therapeutic Solutions (PACTS) within the Mental Research Institute (MRI) in Palo Alto focusing on school-based individual counseling utilizing the Brief Therapy Model. Christina subsequently served as Program Manager of the adult residential and intensive outpatient programs at The Sequoia Center treating individuals with co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorder. She has also worked with with Bay Area schools on the implementation of mental health programming. At The Camden Center, Christina overseas the operations of the Menlo Park location.
Brian Hurley, MD, MBA
Psychiatrist, Los Angeles
Addiction Medicine Specialist
Marina Post, MD
Psychiatrist, Menlo Park
Dr. Brian Hurley completed an addition psychiatry fellowship at New York University and general psychiatry residency at Harvard University's Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. He earned his undergraduate degree with a double major in Biochemistry and Neuroscience and a minor in Political Theory from the University of California, Los Angeles. He obtained his medical degree from University of Southern California, where he also obtained his MBA. Dr. Hurley is currently the national treasurer of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He is also the delegate from GLMA: Health Professionals Advancing LGBT Equality to the American Medical Association.
Dr. Hurley previously served as the National President of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA) and was a 2010-2013 American Psychiatric Association Public Psychiatry Fellow where he served on the APA Board of Trustees, was a 2012 American College of Psychiatrists Laughlin Fellow, and is a 2015-2017 Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry Fellow.
Dr. Hurley specializes in addiction medicine, health services research and implementation science, and health policy research. At the Camden Center, Dr. Hurley manages patients' medications, provides psychodynamic psychotherapy, and coordinates care with outside physicians.
Raina Krell, Ph.D., LPCC
Psychologist, Los Angeles
Dr. Raina Krell serves The Camden Center community and their families within the role of treatment planning and program support. Clients and their families consult with Dr. Krell on a weekly basis to evaluate and adjust the provision of clinical services.
Dr. Krell completed her doctorate at the University of Southern California in Counseling Psychology. In addition to a Master of Science in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling from the University of Southern California, Dr. Krell holds a Pupil Personnel Services Credential from Loyola Marymount University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology with a minor in Developmental Disabilities at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Dr. Krell has over 22 years of experience providing psychotherapy, graduate level instruction and clinical consultation with individuals, couples, and families. Having served as a college professor at Capella University for the past eleven years, Dr. Krell has taught graduate courses in theories of psychotherapy, crisis intervention, human sexuality and ethics for mental health counselors. In addition to Dr. Krell’s role as Program Manager at The Camden Center, she maintains a private practice in Westlake Village, CA. Therapeutic specializations include mood and adjustment difficulties, relationship enhancement, eating disorders, trauma and loss, as well as providing psychoeducation, parenting skill development, LGBTQ support, career and personal growth counseling. Dr. Krell is also trained in collaborative divorce practice and conflict resolution. Within her clinical work and coordination of care, Dr. Krell engages an integrated approach of cognitive, humanistic and family systems paradigms coupled with holistic methods.
Dave McGuire, LMFT
Therapist, Los Angeles
Dave McGuire is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in trauma and addictions. He received his Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in 2005. He also certified as a sex addiction therapist (CSAT) and had completed the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) training under Dr. Patrick Carnes in 2008. He has also completed training in Post induction Therapy (PIT) with Pia Mellody, as well as the Inner Child and Feeling Reduction Intensive trainings. He is trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocess (EMDR) therapy as well.
Dave began his career working at Residential and Outpatient Clinics in Los Angeles and Malibu. He facilitated groups, individual, couples and family sessions. He also co-created and co-facilitated Family Intensive weekends with an IOP in 2008 & 2009. His passion for the work of Addiction and Mental Health recovery led him to the Asia Pacific region where he worked for an Addiction Services Group in 2014 & 2015. He co-created a Trauma Track for their Residential Program as well as creating a Sex Addiction Track. Dave then assisted that organization to establish IOP Programs in Hong Kong, Bangkok, Singapore and Sydney, Australia.
Noah Manne, LMFT
Director of Reintegration
Dr. Post completed her adult psychiatry residency training, as well as her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training, at Stanford University. She earned her medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Biochemistry and Hispanic Studies from Rice University, where she became fluent in Spanish and medical Spanish interpretation.
Dr. Post has experience with psychiatric evaluations and prescribing medications for a broad range of psychiatric disorders from her training at Stanford, including OCD, depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, women’s mental health in the reproductive cycle, college mental health, substance abuse disorders, eating disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and autism spectrum disorders. Dr. Post has experience in a variety of psychotherapy modalities, including specialized training in clinical hypnosis for adults and children. Her training has also included psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, family therapy, play therapy, prolonged exposure for PTSD, interpersonal psychotherapy, mindfulness-based therapy, exposure and response prevention therapy for OCD, parent management training, and mentalization-based therapy. Dr. Post has had Stanford-affiliated community research and service projects with young adults and children from backgrounds of childhood trauma and adversity. She has presented her research at national meetings such as the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
In addition to her work at Camden, she treats children, teens, and young adults at her private practice in Palo Alto. Dr. Post is board certified in adult psychiatry as well as board certified in child and adolescent psychiatry.
Dr. Molly Walsh is a licensed psychologist with experience in psychotherapy approaches that are supported by science. She earned her B.A. in psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Dr. Walsh’s commitment to strengthening her clinical skills took her across coasts to California, where she completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University’s School of Medicine in the Psychosocial Treatment Clinic and Bipolar Disorders Clinic. Her postdoctoral fellowship included training in CBT, DBT, ACT, and mindfulness-based interventions for adults with mood disorders, personality disorders, anxiety disorders, and adjustment disorders—and included co-leading a Stanford DBT group for adults with bipolar disorders.
At The Camden Center, Dr. Walsh focuses on helping adults overcome problems related to mood disorders (bipolar disorder and depression), substance use disorders, emotion dysregulation, anxiety disorders, stress management, and relationship difficulties. She incorporates techniques from CBT, DBT, ACT, and motivational interviewing (MI) in her work, depending on the needs of the client. Dr. Walsh’s work is collaborative and present-focused; it centers on helping patients learn skills to make changes in their daily lives.
Nina Keebler, LMFT
Psychotherapist, Menlo Park
Noah Manne is the Director of Reintegration at the Camden Center. As a Reintegration Therapist, Noah supports clients in applying what they learn in their clinical work to reimagining and reconfiguring their lives outside of treatment.
Noah is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. In addition to working in private practice and in non-profit multi-cultural agencies, Noah has also worked in residential and intensive outpatient treatment centers as both Clinical Director and Primary Therapist. Having earned multiple graduate degrees from Northwestern University and Antioch University Los Angeles, Noah is also trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM).
Noah has a lifelong Buddhist meditation practice. Mindfulness serves as the underpinning of the psychodynamic and trauma recovery work he does.
Nina Keebler is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in relational trauma, mindfulness and EMDR Therapy. In addition to her work at Camden, Nina serves as an Upper School Counselor at Menlo School and runs Centered Wisdom, a private practice in Menlo Park.
Nina received her Master’s Degree from Sofia University (formerly Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) in Palo Alto with a certificate in Creative Expression. Previous clinical work includes positions at Mindfulness Centered Healing, an integrative psychiatry practice in Menlo Park as well as Kennedy High School in Fremont through Youth and Family Services and at Monta Loma Elementary School in Mountain View through Community Health Awareness Council (CHAC).
Prior to becoming a psychotherapist, Nina worked as consultant at Insigniam, coaching executives of large corporations and non-profit organizations and as an educator in various school enrichment positions.
Jennifer Wittert, PsyD
Psychologist, Los Angeles
Career Development Specialist
Dr. Wittert is a clinical psychologist specializing in career development, social skills instruction, and assertiveness training. At The Camden Center, Dr. Wittert works with patients to plan and prepare for their transition into life after treatment. She helps motivate patients to establish goals, master time management, gain self-confidence, and participate in work, school, and social interactions, in order to improve their overall life satisfaction and achieve a more purposeful and meaningful life.
She has previously worked at various healthcare facilities including The Conway Agency for Children and Families with Special Needs, CSUN Community Counseling Center, LAC DMH West Valley Mental Health Center, LAC DMH Valley Coordinated Children's Services, Kaiser Permanente Hospital, and the UCLA OCD Intensive Treatment Program. Dr. Wittert received her doctorate with honors in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology. She also has extensive training in CBT, Positive Psychology, Exposure Response Prevention, Relaxation techniques, and Behavior Management.
Kim Farber Lavintman, Ph.D., LMFT
Therapist, Los Angeles
Psychodynamic Therapy Specialist
Dr. Farber received a Ph.D. in Depth Psychology with an emphasis in Depth Psychotherapy from the Pacifica Graduate Institute. She completed her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and has a Bachelors Degree in Communications from Northwestern University.
Dr. Farber has worked in a variety of settings including residential treatment, intensive outpatient, non-profit, and private practice treating individuals, families, and couples. She specializes in the treatment of addiction/substance abuse, trauma, and codependency and is trained in the Trauma Resiliency Model.
Julie De Santo, LMFT, SEP
Julie De Santo, LMFT is the Director of Trauma Services at The Camden Center and is an expert practitioner of multiple trauma-related treatment modalities including EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Post Induction Therapy, and the Trauma Resiliency Model. She has served as the Director of Trauma Services at several reknowned treatment centers and has frequently lectured on the connection between trauma and addiction. Julie also oversees the EEG Neuro-feedback program at The Camden Center.
Julie assisted the Trauma Resource Institute with training San Bernardino mental health care providers in the stabilization of displaced victims of wild fires and was also part of a team commissioned by the Foundation for Human Enrichment to do preliminary research on the development of a Somatic Experiencing protocol to more effectively treat veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Julie's approach to treatment is based upon evidence about how the brain encodes negative experiences. Her use of EMDR, Somatic Experiencing, Post Induction Therapy, and Neurofeedback provide an effective compliment to the other psychotherapies and integrative approaches used at The Camden Center. Her training in this wide range of treatment modalities enables her to provide truly individualized and effective care to each patient.
Julie Hansen, LCSW
Therapist, Menlo Park
CBT/ DBT Specialist
Julie Hansen, LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist who has specialized in the treatment of trauma and addiction among adolescents, young adults and families. She has worked in renowned academic medical centers, such as Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford and Children's Hospital in Boston. For many years, she was a clinician in the non-profit sector treating high-risk populations, and in the Psychiatry department at Kaiser Permanente where she facilitated CBT/DBT groups targeting depression and anxiety.
Julie incorporates many treatment modalities in her practice including Motivational Interviewing (MI), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). Julie also studies the Enneagram in the Narrative Tradition (EANT), a dynamic personality system which provides a transformational path and framework for personal and spiritual growth. As she is reiki certified and trained to teach both yoga and journey dance, Julie seamlessly blends yogic philosophy, meditation and many healing arts into her practice. At The Camden Center, Julie brings together her eclectic experience and training to individually tailor treatment to each of her clients. Julie's approach is collaborative, relational, heart-centered and holistic.
Ellen Byrne, SEP
Somatic Experience Practitioner
Ellen Byrne has been a licensed massage therapist for over 20 years and a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner since 2004. Her early work as a massage therapist focused on injury
recovery and rehabilitation for head and neck injuries and trauma. She is further certified in NARM (Nero-affective Relational Model) a somatically based method of inquiry addressing
developmental trauma and the SRR (Somatic Resilience and Regulation) training of Kathy Kain. Ellen uses a unique blend of manual therapy and attuned touch to help create an environment of safety and discovery for her clients. Her work is deeply grounded in an understanding of the nervous system and regulation, providing stabilization and education as a foundation for trauma resolution, attachment repatterining and an embodied sense of self confidence. Ellen’s work stands out in a culture where many people have experienced abuse or never experienced safe touch.
Hana Raftery, M.S., OTR/L, RYT-200
Hana Raftery is a licensed occupational therapist and certified yoga instructor. She empowers clients to feel and perform at their best through developing daily habits and routines that support their personal goals. Hana’s approach is both gentle and direct. Hana specializes in trauma-informed yoga and mindfulness techniques and has over 10 years of experience as a yoga/mindfulness instructor.
Hana’s education includes a B.S. in Exercise Biology from UC Davis and an M.S. in Occupational Therapy from San Jose State University. She is currently training to become an Ayurvedic Health Counselor.
Jesse Sandler, LCSW
Eating Disorder Specialist
Jesse Sandler is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who earned his Master’s degree in Social Welfare from the University of California at Los Angeles School and received his bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to joinging The Camden Center, Jesse was a primary therapist at the UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital, where he worked with a diverse population of individuals in the Adult Partial Hospital Program and in the Adult Inpatient Eating Disorder Program. Jesse is well trained in multiple group and individual psychotherapeutic modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapyherapy.
Jesse specializes in the treatment of depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, bipolar disorders, sleep disorders, eating disorders and issues surrounding gender and sexuality. He is an open-minded clinician who tailors his treatment to his patients' specific needs. Jesse believes that through a collaborative therapeutic process, individuals may access their intrinsic strengths, which not only increases their ability to navigate through life’s inevitable difficulties, but also empowers them to enact lasting, positive change. At The Camden Center, Jesse provides individual psychotherapy and facilitates many of our process-oriented and cognitive behavioral therapy groups.
Saralyn Masselink, MSW, LCSW
Saralyn Masselink is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who received her MSW from Smith College School for Social Work and her bachelor’s degree from Emory University. She has trained in a variety of settings including UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Hospital, the UCLA Partial Hospitalization program, the UCLA Eating Disorders treatment program, the UCLA Rape Treatment Center, and Kaiser Permanente outpatient clinic. She utilizes a variety of approaches including cognitive therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy and mindfulness practice.
Saralyn received her training in dialectical behavioral therapy from Behavioral Tech, the organization founded by Marsha Linehan, who is the originator of this treatment modality. She has also received post-graduate training through the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies (LAISPS). Saralyn is a Certified Group Psychotherapist and has trained extensively in understanding group dynamics. She is a former board member of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA) and has given numerous lectures and trainings on the benefits of group therapy. Saralyn is a relational therapist who compassionately engages her patients. She specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, eating disorders, questions surrounding gender and sexual identity, and substance use disorders.
Carol Hayman, LMFT
Carol Hayman is a licensed marriage family therapist working with individuals, couples and families for the past thirty years. She has a Master’s Degree from California State University. She has training certificates in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy , EMDR for treatment of trauma , and Somatic Experiencing in the Trauma Resiliency model. She is intensively trained in DBT from Behavioral Tech and is currently the Clinical director of the Camden Center DBT Program. Carol believes that it is be important to include significant others and extended family in treatment and will work with the client and family if that is indicated. She has maintained a Private Practice in Westwood California for the past thirty years, working with addictions , mood disorders, eating disorders, and marital problems.
Lindsay Rickel, LCSW
Lindsay Rickel, LCSW
Psychotherapist, Los Angeles
Lindsay Rickel is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked in a variety of settings, including private practice, outpatient clinics, and the Partial Hospitalization Program at UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital. Prior to joining Camden Center, Lindsay served as Clinical Coordinator of the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine Behavioral Wellness Center, where she provided individual therapy, coaching for medical professionals, and well-being programing for various departments across UCLA.
Lindsay is trained in a variety of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) based models, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), ISTDP (Intensive Short-term Psychodynamic Therapy), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness, Perinatal Mood Disorders, and Problem-Solving Therapy. Lindsay earned her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California and her Bachelor of Arts in Communication from Northwestern University.
Paul Gutrecht, LMFT
Psychotherapist, Los Angeles
Paul Gutrecht is a licensed psychotherapist as well as a certified anger management specialist and a Fellow of the National Anger Management Association. A graduate of Cornell University, Paul received his Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and trained at The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills and at Family Service of Santa Monica.
Paul was one of a four-person team that opened Conscious Recovery—the IOP for The CLARE Foundation in Santa Monica, where he then became the Intake Coordinator while working with clients individually and in groups on Anger Management, Communication Skills, 12-Step Facilitation, Family Dynamics and Self-Care. In addition to treating depression, anxiety, addiction, and childhood trauma, Paul has also developed a focus on couples in conflict, as well as on co-parenting for those who have separated or divorced but are committed to providing the best experience possible for their children.
Jan Stolpe, LMFT
Psychotherapist, Los Angeles
Jan Stolpe is a licensed marriage and family therapist and received his MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. He subsequently trained at Beverly Hills’ Maple Counseling Center with focus on individual, couples and adolescent psychotherapy. Jan has contributed to multiple research studies at UCLA’s Semel Institute and received further training in early childhood and parenting work at the Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies where he is also a candidate for a doctorate in psychoanalytic studies. Jan has been intensively trained in DBT by Charles Swenson, M.D. & Kelly Koerner, Ph.D, and has been trained in EMDR by the EMDR Institute’s Curtis Rouanzoin, Ph.D., thus working with a wide range of trauma and personality organizations from multiple theoretical perspectives.
Arie Winograd, MA, LMFT
Body Image Therapist
Arie Winograd is the founder and director of the Los Angeles Body Dysmorphic Disorder & Body Image Clinic, and is one of the pioneers of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) treatment in the United States. He is the author of the book Face to Face with Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Psychotherapy and Clinical Insights as well as numerous academic articles on the treatment of Body Dysmorphic Disorder. At the Camden Center, Mr. Winograd provides individual and group psychotherapy to patients with various types of body image disturbance.
In 1998, Mr. Winograd initiated the first Body Dysmorphic Disorder study at the University of California, Los Angeles. These seminal studies were the beginning of his many years of work with individuals with BDD. In addition to his research and clinical work, Mr. Winograd lectures nationally and internationally on the subject of BDD.
Mr. Winograd's clinical background includes graduate studies completed at Pepperdine University as well as six years of clinical experience at the UCLA Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Intensive Treatment Program.
Aimee Levine-Dickman, MA, OTR/L, SEP
Somatic Experience Practioner
Aimee Levine-Dickman is a licensed Occupational Therapist specializing in Somatic Touch Therapy. She is a certified Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) with advance trainings in SE touch work, Zero Balancing, Structural Integration and Cranial Sacral touch work.
At The Camden Center, Aimee treats clients in individual somatic based sessions to help support their recovery. Aimee uses a gentle, therapeutic touch and/or movement to release trauma and patterns of holding in the body. She works closely with her clients to help them identify resources and safe places in support of their therapeutic process as they let go of long standing habits of hyper-vigilance and anxiety.
Aimee holds Bachelor of Science and Masters degrees in Occupational Therapy from The University of Southern California. She is also certified as a DBT skills teacher and a yoga instructor with a special interest in trauma sensitive yoga. She created the Trauma Informed Care Sensory Program at UCLA Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital for the adult units, and speaks both nationally and internationally on trauma informed interventions.
Lynette Marshall, CMT, SEP
Somatic Experience Specialist
Lynnette Marshall has been a licensed massage therapist for over ten years and is certified by the California Massage Therapy Council. Lynnette studied holistic body therapy at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing in Culver City, and the Life Energy Institute of CA.
Through her training she has developed many techniques to manage and relieve pain and stress, as well as an understanding of the psycho-structural processes that shape the body and mind. Her experience has allowed her to practice massage therapy in a variety of settings, and to work with all types of people from professional athletes to the severely disabled. She currently has a private practice in Los Angeles.
At The Camden Center, Lynnette is committed to providing a safe and nurturing space in which physical and emotional healing can occur. She adapts her technique to suit each patient’s individual needs, applying intuitive touch and communicating with the body in a conscious and mindful way. Because physical habits and musculoskeletal patterns persist unless changed from within via a learning process, Lynnette also helps to develop body awareness and empowers patients by giving them tools for self care.
Kelly McAndrews, MA, LAc
Chinese Medicine Practitioner
Kelly McAndrews is a Licensed Acupuncturist and holds a four-year Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine. She specializes in the integration of Eastern Medicine and Clinical Nutrition. She has completed Post Graduate clinical nutrition work as well as AFCMP (Applied Functional Medicine and Clinical Practice) Certification training. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science & Nutrition from Arizona State University and has also worked as a yoga instructor for over a decade.
Kelly brings 20 years of clinical experience to The Camden Center. Her extensive background in nutrition and Eastern Medicine helps her to determine the unique biochemical needs of each patient and their relationship to his or her recovery. Her holistic approach to patient care and understanding of the connection between physiologic and emotional dysregulation helps patients at The Camden Center attain both psychological and physical health.
Skee Goedhart, MA, C.Ht.
Tai Chi Intsructor
Skee has been studying Tai Chi and Qigong for more than a decade and holds an instructor certification from R.A.M.A., specializing in Yang style Tai Chi Chuan. He also holds a Masters of Arts degree in the History of Religion from Talbot Seminary and is a second-degree black belt and Kyosa (instructor) certification in Tang Soo Do karate.