Women's Healing and Wellness Program
The Women’s Healing and Wellness Program at Camden Center provides comprehensive, integrative mental healthcare to women recovering from trauma-related conditions. These may include:
- Substance use disorders
- Sex and love addiction
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Pelvic pain
- Disordered eating
- Body image disturbances
Composed of an all-female staff of expert clinicians, including physicians, psychotherapists, natural medicine doctors, and somatic therapists, our Women’s Healing and Wellness Program is designed to help women heal in a safe and supportive setting.
Patients in the program needing the support of a structured living environment may also choose to live at one of Camden Residences women’s houses.
The Women’s Healing and Wellness Program utilizes multiple therapeutic modalities and matches each patient with a personalized team of clinicians.
A unique treatment plan is created for each patient containing the treatments that are most likely to be effective for them at each point in their recovery. Treatment is planned holistically and addresses the psychological, biological, and behavioral components of each patient’s specific history.
For more information on Camden Center's Women’s Healing and Wellness Program in Southern California and San Francisco, contact us by phone or online today.
Catherine Roberts, LMFT, is a licensed psychotherapist specializing in trauma and addictions, and a certified sex addiction therapist (CSAT). She received her master’s degree in psychology, with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy.
Catherine completed the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP) training under Dr. Patrick Carnes and Dr. Kenneth Adams, as well as training in Post-Induction Therapy (PIT) with Pia Mellody.
She is extensively trained in various treatment modalities, including Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), DBT for Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Mentalization-Based Therapy (MBT), Attachment-Focused Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Integrative Body Psychotherapy (IBP).
She is completing her training as a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) through the Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute.
Catherine’s clinical experience includes facilitating groups and treating individuals with chemical dependencies, chronic mental illness, developmental trauma, relational trauma, eating disorders, and addictions. She also worked for The Institute for Sexual Health in Beverly Hills, California, where she specialized in the use of the sex addiction-induced trauma model.
At Camden Center, Catherine oversees the clinical departments in Los Angeles and San Francisco. She is also chief of the Women's Healing and Wellness Program.
Mallory Aye, ND, is a naturopathic doctor licensed in California. Dr. Aye received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology from the University of Oregon in Eugene. She received her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine from National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon.
Dr. Aye completed a naturopathic residency at an addiction treatment center in Arizona, and has worked as a naturopathic physician at a family health center in Pasadena, California.
Dr. Aye has extensive training in pelvic floor therapy and expertise in addressing hormonal issues, mood disorders, chronic pelvic pain, and functional medicine concerns.
She is passionate about helping people understand the connection between the mind and the body and takes a very holistic approach to optimizing health.
At Camden Center, Dr. Aye uses evidence-based conventional and alternative modalities to help support both the mental and physical health of patients. She offers naturopathic treatment options and pelvic floor therapy.
Franchesca Gordon, LMFT, CCTP-II, received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles and a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, with a specialization in psychological trauma, from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She is a Certified Complex Trauma Professional.
Franchesca works with a diverse population of patients experiencing trauma, addiction, co-occurring disorders, and relational issues. She has worked with patients in community outpatient settings, residential and outpatient addiction care, and in private practice.
She also mentors and supervises individuals working toward clinical licensure.
Franchesca was previously clinical manager for a residential and outpatient substance abuse treatment program in Los Angeles.
At Camden Center, Franchesca offers a trauma-informed approach while working with patients individually and in group settings to help them understand roadblocks to recovery and how to build lifelong resilience. She also works as a clinical team lead, assisting patients, their families, and providers in the coordination of communication and support for optimal treatment outcomes through quality, client-centered, and comprehensive care services.
Lauren Dummit, LMFT, CST, CSAT-S, is a licensed marriage and family therapist, certified sex therapist, and certified sex addiction therapist-supervisor. She earned her bachelor’s degree at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and her Master of Arts in Psychology at Antioch University, Los Angeles.
Lauren is trained in Somatic Experiencing®, NeuroAffective Touch®, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Sensitive Yoga, and neurofeedback, and works somatically with a wide range of issues.
She is also trained in Pia Mellody’s Post-Induction Therapy model, Inner Child therapy, and Feeling Reduction work, which she implements in her work with childhood relational trauma.
At Camden Center, Lauren aims to bring awareness, healing, and recovery to patients to help them create a more fulfilled and meaningful life. Her areas of expertise are trauma and addiction, as well as intimacy and relationship issues.
Barbara Brawerman, PsyD, LMFT, is a psychotherapist and consultant specializing in complex trauma, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, addictions, and their co-occurring relationship challenges.
With more than 20 years of clinical experience, she holds diplomate status with the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress, is a board-certified expert in traumatic stress, and has been a Certified EMDR therapist and EMDRIA EMDR Approved Consultant since 2002.
In 2003 Dr. Brawerman began advocating for the necessity of diagnosing post traumatic stress when treating addictions. She developed one of the first California residential programs treating trauma in conjunction with addiction. She currently works as a consultant with U.S. medical doctors and recovery centers.
With deep and diverse training in attachment, emotion regulation, dissociation and somatic-centered psychotherapies, Dr. Brawerman attends to each person with skill and specificity, ensuring personalized, comprehensive treatment.
At Camden Center, Dr. Brawerman provides individual therapy.
Leila Farjami, LMFT, earned her bachelor’s degree from University of California, Irvine, and her master’s degree in marriage and family therapy from Phillips Graduate Institute, Los Angeles.
She specializes in treating trauma and is certified as an Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapist by the EMDR International Association (EMDRIA). Her passion lies in helping individuals with complex trauma, dissociative disorders, mood disorders, and addictions.
Leila is trained in EMDR by Dr. Don Dorsey, attachment-focused EMDR by the Parnell Institute, Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM)®, foundational Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
Leila has worked in a variety of clinical settings, including intensive outpatient treatment and non-profit organizations, while maintaining a private practice in West Los Angeles treating adolescents and adults.
At Camden Center, Leila is dedicated to providing a safe and positive environment to promote insight and growth for each patient. She tailors her therapeutic approach to fit patients’ needs, with a focus on evidence-based recovery through EMDR, TRM, and mindfulness practices.