Specialty Programs

Comprehensive DBT Program

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based treatment that is highly effective for conditions involving emotional or behavioral dysregulation. It has become the standard of care for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder and can be instrumental in the treatment of many other conditions, including addictive disorders, depression, trauma-related disorders, and eating disorders.

DBT helps patients achieve stability and build resilience through the development of the skills necessary to regulate emotions, tolerate distress, and communicate effectively.

Comprehensive DBT is the highest quality form of DBT in which all of the clinicians have received specialized, intensive training and the program itself adheres to specific methods and protocols that ensure the integrity of the model.

While DBT has become widely available, most programs and therapists offering DBT provide “DBT informed” therapy rather than true, evidence-based Comprehensive DBT.

Camden Center is proud to offer Comprehensive DBT provided by highly trained DBT clinicians with years of experience in this treatment. 

Expertise in Comprehensive DBT

In addition to having built one of the nation’s most experienced Comprehensive DBT teams, Camden Center has also played a significant role in the promotion of quality DBT within the field, having provided multiple intensive DBT training workshops in partnership with Behavioral Tech, the organization founded by the creator of DBT, Marsha Linehan.

These multi-day intensive training workshops have helped other treatment centers and therapist groups from around the world learn how to provide evidence-based, Comprehensive DBT.

Camden Center is also one of the only treatment centers in the country that provides Comprehensive DBT in addition to other forms of treatment, including medical, somatic, and psychotherapeutic treatment modalities.

Normally, centers that offer Comprehensive DBT do not offer other types of treatment; however, at Camden Center, patients at all levels of care have access to both high-quality Comprehensive DBT as well as many other therapeutic modalities.

This can be particularly useful for patients with trauma-related conditions who often benefit from DBT for stabilization prior to initiating other forms of trauma therapy. 

DBT SKILLS

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a skills-based therapeutic approach that teaches patients strategies and skills for creating and maintaining an improved quality of life.

DBT uses four modules to help patients master skills in the following areas: 

  • Mindfulness
  • Distress tolerance
  • Emotion regulation
  • Interpersonal effectiveness

In addition to these core elements, patients in Camden Center’s Comprehensive DBT Program will typically also have other components included in their personalized treatment plan, including psychiatry, primary medical care, integrative medicine, yoga, reintegration therapy, therapeutic massage, and nutritional work with a dietician. 

DBT can be a highly effective tool in stabilizing and empowering patients, providing a concrete, powerful foundation for meaningful change and long-lasting recovery.

ABOUT CAMDEN CENTER’S COMPREHENSIVE DBT PROGRAM

Camden Center’s Comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program is an interactive, experiential, and intensive program that was created to help patients build resilience and become skilled at managing their emotions, behaviors, and relationships with others. Our trauma focused DBT Program supports individuals struggling with disorders of emotion regulation, including mood disorders, addiction behaviors, borderline personality disorder, suicidal and self-harm behaviors, disordered eating, and complex trauma. 

The skills developed through DBT are useful for anyone, but can be lifesaving for individuals suffering from the overwhelming distress associated with many mental health and addictive disorders.

For this reason, many Camden Center patients participate in our Comprehensive DBT Program, particularly at the beginning of treatment when symptoms are most acute. The stability and resilience gained from Comprehensive DBT then often serves as a foundation for subsequent work at Camden Center using other psychotherapeutic modalities. 

OUR APPROACH TO DBT

Patients at Camden Center receive innovative, evidence-based treatment for disorders of emotion regulation by Linehan-trained experts in Dialectical Behavior Therapy, including Comprehensive DBT, DBT Couples and Family Therapy, and Trauma Specific Applications including DBT PE (Prolonged Exposure) and DBT PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder).

Treatment is administered by a diverse team of expert clinicians in DBT, in addition to experts across other medical, integrative, psychotherapeutic, somatic, and nutritional modalities that work synergistically with DBT.  As part of their individualized care, each patient receives a unique clinical team assembled to meet their specific needs and goals. Every patient’s treatment plan is re-evaluated weekly, with changes made collaboratively in real time based on feedback and progress. We utilize a flexible approach to meet the person where they are at and to allow for individualized pacing. 

PHILOSOPHY AND FRAMEWORK

Emotion sensitivity is a temperament style that includes the tendency to feel deeply, react strongly, and experience the aftereffects of emotions for a longer period. For emotionally sensitive individuals, self-harm, suicidal, and addictive behaviors can develop as compensatory coping mechanisms to manage chronic emotional pain resulting from an interplay of both biological factors and a social environment that is over-taxed and struggling to effectively understand, support, and champion the individual.  

Camden Center’s Comprehensive DBT program is designed to help individuals who have been struggling to manage overwhelming emotions learn more effective ways of coping, and to make needed changes in their lives. Individuals learn specific tools to nonjudgmentally relate to and then channel their expression of emotions, with the aim of moving towards their goals and living by their values. 

Camden Center DBT therapists support individuals to develop a picture of their “Life Worth Living” and move toward that vision through a multi-system process. This process supports individuals to develop healthier behaviors related to stressors, trauma cues, and emotionally prompting events so that they may make incremental progress toward larger relational and personal life goals.  

Comprehensive DBT has four components: Skills Training, Individual DBT Sessions, Phone Coaching, and a Provider Consultation Team. Daily skills groups cover the four standard skill areas: Distress Tolerance, Emotion Regulation, Interpersonal Effectiveness, and Mindfulness, and are designed to be completed in a revolving four-week cycle, with participants frequently repeating a second cycle to consolidate and deepen skills practice.  

In addition, patients engage in twice-weekly individual DBT sessions with a primary therapist involving use of a Diary Card and Chain and Solution Analysis to develop awareness of old, ineffective behavior patterns and build newer, healthier behaviors. Phone coaching with the primary therapist is available between sessions to help patients practice and effectively implement skills they are learning in real time.  

These DBT-focused interventions are supplemented with integrative care across a wide array of domains, including psychiatry, integrative medicine, nutrition, somatic work, acupuncture and massage, movement, acceptance and commitment therapy, compassion focused treatment, recovery, reintegration, and other synergistic modalities.  

DBT providers at Camden have specialty skills in application of DBT, including DBT for Substance Use Disorders (DBT SUD), DBT in support of Bipolar Disorder, DBT for Trauma-Based Disorders, and DBT Couples and Family Therapy. 

COUPLES AND FAMILY DBT

Couples and Family DBT, based on Alan Fruzzetti’s Family Connections approach, supports parents, partners, and other family members in understanding how emotion dysregulation and compensatory coping has developed and gives family members tools to be part of the solution. 

The patient and their family meet separately for a DBT Family Assessment to elicit history and collaborative goals. Couples and family sessions may be conducted with the family alone or together with the patient, and are focused on shifting targeted patterns of interaction in line with specific patient and family goals.  

TRAUMA FOCUSED DBT

Camden Center views all phases of DBT as incorporating a trauma lens, with early treatment phases building stabilization, skillful coping under stress, and emotion tolerance. Depending on length of stay, presentation, and goals, patients may collaboratively elect to engage in Phase II DBT Trauma work, more directly treating underlying PTSD, Complex PTSD, and/or attachment trauma through cutting-edge exposure-centered integrative approaches, including DBT PE and DBT PTSD.  

For many patients with core underlying trauma that results in dysregulated emotions and behaviors, individuals have either not had the opportunity to address trauma due to the exclusive focus on high-risk behaviors, have attempted trauma work only to be overwhelmed and to see risky behaviors increase, or have stopped trauma treatment  to prioritize stabilization.  

At Camden Center, treatment using DBT PE and DBT PTSD allow patients to address core underlying trauma while simultaneously attending to acute emotional distress, dissociation, and behavioral urges toward old patterns of coping that frequently arise when initiating trauma-focused work. Our providers have specialty training in Melanie Harned’s DBT PE and Martin Bohus’s DBT PTSD specifically designed to address co-occurring Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD and Complex Trauma, respectively.

Find out more about Camden Center’s Comprehensive DBT Program in Los Angeles and San Francisco by calling our admissions department or contacting us online today.

Staff
Sanno Zack
PhD
Comprehensive DBT Program Regional Director, San Francisco
Sanno Zack
PhD
Comprehensive DBT Program Regional Director, San Francisco
Degrees
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Sanno Zack, PhD, received her bachelor’s degree from Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University in State College, where she trained in both adult and child and adolescent psychology.  

Dr. Zack completed an internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York City and a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University in California.  

She is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) through Behavioral Tech and completed advanced DBT training with Marsha Linehan.

Dr. Zack directs the Stanford adult DBT team and consults to DBT and trauma-focused programs and practitioners in the community.

She is an Emory University peer-certified Prolonged Exposure (PE) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) consultant. She also supervises trainees in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT), DBT PE, and DBT PTSD for trauma.  

At Camden Center, Dr. Zack leads the comprehensive DBT team in San Francisco and helps guide program development, teaching, and training.

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J. Alexis Ortiz
PhD
Staff Psychologist
J. Alexis Ortiz
PhD
Staff Psychologist
Degrees
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J. Alexis Ortiz, PhD, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Michigan and both her Master of Arts in Psychology and Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from University of New Mexico.

She completed her clinical psychology internship at VA Palo Alto Health Care System and her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine in California.

Dr. Ortiz holds a clinical assistant professor faculty position and is an attending psychologist at Stanford University School of Medicine, where she serves on the adult Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) team.

Dr. Ortiz also has a small private practice in San Francisco. Her clinical work focuses on treating co-occurring psychiatric and addictive disorders, emotion dysregulation, substance use, and mood and anxiety disorders.

At Camden Center, Dr. Ortiz is a program therapist and serves on the comprehensive DBT team. She leads DBT mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) groups, and provides individual DBT, ACT, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and addiction-focused therapy.

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Jasmine Dobbs-Marsh
PsyD
Staff Psychologist
Jasmine Dobbs-Marsh
PsyD
Staff Psychologist
Degrees
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Jasmine Dobbs-Marsh, PsyD, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Political Science, with university distinction, from Stanford University in California. She earned her Doctor of Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium at Palo Alto University in California.

Dr. Dobbs-Marsh completed her doctoral internship at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) Counseling and Psychological Services and her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine in California.

She is a clinical instructor within the Stanford University Psychiatry Department, and a staff psychologist in the Stanford Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Program and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Clinic.

Dr. Dobbs-Marsh's clinical work focuses on the treatment of complex trauma and personality and identity concerns. She also specializes in working with couples and within gender diverse communities.

At Camden Center, Dr. Dobbs-Marsh provides psychotherapy services to patients within the Comprehensive DBT Program.

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Molly Walsh
PhD
Staff Psychologist
Molly Walsh
PhD
Staff Psychologist
Degrees
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Molly Walsh, PhD, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and her Doctor of Philosophy in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Dr. Walsh completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University’s Psychosocial Treatment Clinic and Bipolar Disorders Clinic in California.

Her fellowship included training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for adults. She also co-led a DBT group for adults with bipolar disorders.

Dr. Walsh’s work is collaborative and present focused, centering on helping patients learn skills to make changes in their daily lives. She helps patients overcome problems related to mood disorders, substance use, emotion dysregulation, anxiety disorders, stress management, and insomnia.

At Camden Center, Dr. Walsh leads DBT skills groups as part of the comprehensive DBT team. She also provides individual therapy, incorporating techniques from DBT, CBT, ACT, CBT for insomnia, and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

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Charlotte Wickham
LCSW
Staff Therapist
Charlotte Wickham
LCSW
Staff Therapist
Degrees
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Charlotte Wickham, LCSW, received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California, San Diego (UCSD), and her Master of Social Work from University of California, Los Angeles. She is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification™.

Charlotte has extensive training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy.

She has clinical experience in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization settings, including at Harbor-UCLA Adult Outpatient Program in Torrance, California, and the UCSD Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research.

Charlotte helped develop a DBT day treatment program at a treatment center in Los Angeles, and has provided clinical supervision to master’s-level clinicians working toward licensure.

At Camden Center, Charlotte facilitates DBT skills groups and provides comprehensive individual DBT to patients.

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Kate Roahrig
LMFT
Staff Therapist
Kate Roahrig
LMFT
Staff Therapist
Degrees
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Kate Roahrig, LMFT, received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Indiana University and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. She is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification™.

Kate has clinical experience in residential, outpatient, and in-home treatment settings working with patients struggling with emotional, mood, psychotic, and personality disorders.

She also worked as a therapist, group facilitator, and family program facilitator at a comprehensive DBT treatment program in Los Angeles.

Kate previously worked with Dr. John Briere, PhD, and Dr. Randye Semple, PhD, studying the genetics of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in patients admitted to the trauma units at Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center.

Kate is an adjunct professor in the master’s program at Pepperdine.

At Camden Center, Kate facilitates DBT skills groups and provides comprehensive individual DBT to patients.

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Courtney Kent
LCSW
Staff Therapist
Courtney Kent
LCSW
Staff Therapist
Degrees
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Courtney Kent, LCSW, received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and her Master of Social Welfare from University of California, Los Angeles. She is certified in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) by the DBT-Linehan Board of Certification™.

Courtney is extensively trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Seeking Safety, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT). Her clinical work has focused on utilizing these evidence-based practices in outpatient, intensive outpatient, and partial hospitalization settings.

Courtney has provided clinical supervision to master’s-level clinicians working toward licensure.

At Camden Center, Courtney facilitates DBT skills groups and provides comprehensive individual DBT to patients.

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Danielle Kayne-O'Gilvie
LMFT
Staff Therapist
Danielle Kayne-O'Gilvie
LMFT
Staff Therapist
Degrees
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Danielle Kayne-O’Gilvie, LMFT, received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of California, Santa Barbara, and her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California.

She is extensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). She has provided clinical supervision to master’s-level clinicians working toward licensure.

Danielle has more than a decade of experience in a variety of settings, including non-profit and Los Angeles County outpatient clinics, serving children, adults, and families.

She has clinical experience treating patients with varying mental health disorders, including trauma, anxiety, mood disorders such as Bipolar Disorder and depression, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.

At Camden Center, Danielle facilitates DBT skills groups and provides comprehensive individual DBT to patients.

She is also a clinical team lead at the Los Angeles location. In that role, she assists patients, their families, and providers in the coordination of communication and support for optimal treatment outcomes through quality, client-centered, and comprehensive care services.

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Franklin Bolanos
LCSW
Clinical Team Lead, Staff Therapist
Franklin Bolanos
LCSW
Clinical Team Lead, Staff Therapist
Degrees
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Franklin Bolanos, LCSW, received both his Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master of Social Work from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

He is certified in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and in Prolonged Exposure Therapy by the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety.

Franklin has extensive clinical experience providing CBT, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).  

He previously worked as a bilingual therapist at Harbor-UCLA Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic in Torrance, California, and as adjunct faculty in the California State University, Dominguez Hills Master of Social Work Program.

At Camden Center, Franklin facilitates DBT skills groups and provides comprehensive individual DBT to patients.

He is also a clinical team lead at the Los Angeles location. In that role, he assists patients, their families, and providers in the coordination of communication and support for optimal treatment outcomes through quality, client-centered, and comprehensive care services.

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Natalie Sheckter
LCSW
Associate Clinical Director, Los Angeles, Comprehensive DBT Program Regional Director, Los Angeles
Natalie Sheckter
LCSW
Associate Clinical Director, Los Angeles, Comprehensive DBT Program Regional Director, Los Angeles
Degrees
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Natalie Sheckter, LCSW, MSW, is a licensed clinical social worker with a passion for helping her patients achieve their goals and enhance their well-being. Natalie earned her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Social Work from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

During graduate school, Natalie trained at the UCLA Resnick Adult Partial Hospitalization Program, UCLA Spanish Speaking Psychosocial Clinic, and Harbor-UCLA Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. She treated adults and adolescents in individual and group psychotherapy.

Natalie previously worked at Harbor-UCLA Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic and Behavioral Medicine Clinic in Torrance, California. Her clinical work has focused on treating co-occurring psychiatric, medical, and addictive disorders.

Natalie is intensively trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), Prolonged Exposure (PE), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Natalie is certified in CBT by the Academy of Cognitive Therapy. She has extensive experience leading process groups for adults experiencing psychosis.  

At Camden Center, Natalie provides individual psychotherapy and facilitates DBT and CBT groups. She is also DBT team lead at the Los Angeles location.

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Hannah Bystritsky
LCSW
Clinical Team Lead, Staff Therapist
Hannah Bystritsky
LCSW
Clinical Team Lead, Staff Therapist
Degrees
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Hannah Bystritsky, LCSW, received her Bachelor of Arts in Cognitive Science from University of California, Berkeley, and her Master of Social Welfare from University of California, Los Angeles.

She is extensively trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT).

Hannah previously managed the dual diagnosis program in the adult outpatient psychiatry department of a mental health center. She is fluent in Russian.

At Camden Center, Hannah facilitates DBT skills and ACT groups and provides comprehensive individual DBT to patients.

She is also a clinical team lead at the Los Angeles location. In that role, she assists patients, their families, and providers in the coordination of communication and support for optimal treatment outcomes through quality, client-centered, and comprehensive care services.

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Diane DeMartino
MSW, LCSW
National Director, DBT Community Engagement
Diane DeMartino
MSW, LCSW
National Director, DBT Community Engagement
Degrees
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Diane DeMartino, LCSW, is a highly skilled licensed psychotherapist with a specialization in behavioral treatment for borderline personality disorder and mood disorders. Holding a Master's degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California, her studies emphasized Systems of Recovery from Mental Illness in Adults.

Diane's therapeutic approach is backed by extensive training and certifications in several behavioral therapies. She is recognized by the Academy of Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies for her proficiency in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). Additionally, she is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Prolonged Exposure (PE) for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through Harbor-UCLA's Psychology Training Program.

Diane has expanded her expertise by undergoing specialized DBT training, focusing on treatment for parents, couples, and families; adults with eating disorders; Substance Abuse Disorders; and complex PTSD. These trainings were conducted by esteemed institutions including the Center for DBT & Families, Sick Kids CCMH Learning Institute, Portland DBT Institute, and Behavioral Tech, respectively.

Diane's extensive clinical experience spans work with adults, transitional age youth, couples, and families. She has provided individual and group treatments in diverse settings ranging from community clinics to private practice, including Harbor-UCLA Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic, Pacific Clinics, San Fernando Valley DBT, and her own private practice. Additionally, she has supervised master's-level clinicians working towards licensure.

At Camden Center, Diane has contributed her expertise in numerous roles, such as facilitating DBT and CBT groups, offering individual therapy, serving as Comprehensive DBT Program Regional Director, and Co-Clinical Director for the Los Angeles region. As the current DBT National Director, Diane oversees DBT across all Camden sites, aids in the development of training programs, and provides clinical supervision.

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Alix Simonson
PsyD
Clinical Team Lead, Staff Psychologist
Alix Simonson
PsyD
Clinical Team Lead, Staff Psychologist
Degrees
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Alix Simonson, PsyD, received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Politics from Oberlin College in Ohio. She earned her Doctorate of Psychology from the PGSP-Stanford PsyD Consortium at Palo Alto University, her doctoral internship at the downtown Los Angeles VA Hospital, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Dr. Simonson is trained in a variety of trauma-focused interventions, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and treatments that address psychosis and severe mental illness. She has worked in a wide range of clinical settings, including inpatient psychiatric units, hospitals, and outpatient specialty clinics. Dr. Simonson also specializes in working with LGBTQIA+ individuals.

Dr. Simonson’s clinical approach centers on the individual, their unique intersectional identity, and lived experiences in order to help them reach their goals within the framework of tailored evidence-based treatments. She believes in the importance of being truly seen and accepted in order to make change and feel empowered.

At Camden Center, Dr. Simonson supports patients through the Comprehensive DBT Program, the Eos LGBTQIA+ Program, and serves as a Clinical Team Lead.

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Andrea Loeb
LCSW
Core Clinician
Andrea Loeb
LCSW
Core Clinician
Degrees
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Andrea Loeb, LCSW completed her undergraduate studies in Psychology from University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Master of Social Welfare from the University of Southern California (USC). 

Andrea has gained valuable experience working in community mental health settings and providing therapeutic services to individuals with severe mental illness and trauma.  She received her training at Harbor UCLA Adult Outpatient Psychiatry clinic with a focus on Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Prolonged Exposure Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). More recently, Andrea worked at Didi Hirsch Mental Health services, where she led the DBT program and organized the skills training and consultation groups. Additionally, she has experience providing clinical and administrative supervision to case managers and student interns.  

At Camden Center, Andrea specializes in DBT, CBT and ACT clinical modalities.  She also serves as a core clinician by providing individual psychotherapy, facilitating groups, collaborating with providers and patients in treatment planning, and offering family support.  Andrea assists patients in identifying their unique strengths and challenges to foster self-awareness, self-compassion, and coping strategies for managing difficult emotions and behaviors.

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Liz Corpstein
LMFT
Staff Therapist
Liz Corpstein
LMFT
Staff Therapist
Degrees
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Liz Corpstein is a licensed marriage and family therapist. She completed her bachelors degree in psychology and minor in philosophy from Arizona State University. She obtained her masters degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University.

Liz is trained in DBT, CBT, seeking safety, mindful self-compassion and mindfulness-based stress reduction. Liz was the clinical director at Village Counseling and Wellness where she oversaw the comprehensive DBT outpatient program and intensive outpatient program. Liz provided clinical services to adolescents, adults, and their family members.
She has worked in residential and outpatient settings and has supervised masters level clinicians working towards licensure.

Liz is the author of DBT Workbook for Anxiety: Dialectical Behavior Therapy Strategies for Managing Stress, Worry, and Fear.

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Laura Berman
LCSW, CASAC-T
Family Services Department Regional Director, Los Angeles, EOS Program Regional Director, Los Angeles
Laura Berman
LCSW, CASAC-T
Family Services Department Regional Director, Los Angeles, EOS Program Regional Director, Los Angeles
Degrees
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Laura Berman, LCSW, CASAC-T, received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles and her Master of Social Work from Fordham University in New York.

Laura is trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), psychodrama, and Motivational Interviewing (MI).

She has diverse clinical and administrative experience in both outpatient and residential treatment settings. She was previously the program director and family coordinator at a dual diagnosis outpatient treatment center where she worked one-on-one with patients and their families.

At Camden Center Los Angeles, Laura provides family therapy and family dynamics work. She focuses on relational issues in her sessions, and brings a comprehensive understanding of the factors that create change, growth, and healing within the family system.

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