Our team at Lifescape Recovery in Los Angeles, California is dedicated to delivering superior mental health and addiction treatment that will exceed expectations and pride ourselves on being highly skilled professionals, committed to providing exceptional personalized care.
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Our goal at Lifescape Recovery is to provide the skills and tools needed by our clients to live a fulfilling & emotionally balanced life. Discover yourself and your journey to psychological & emotional peace with Lifescape Recovery!
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Get to know a little more about our team members. Meet the team at Lifescape Recovery!
Recovery is not a race. You don’t have to feel guilty if it takes you longer than you thought it would
Dr. Kalpesh Bhavsar, MD Medical Director
Dr. Bhavsar is a Board Certified Psychiatrist licensed to diagnose and treat common mental health illnesses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. Dr. Bhavsar's philosophy of treatment is to individualize the treatment according to people's diagnosis, symptom profile, treatment history, and other bio-psycho-social factors. Dr. Bhavsar received his medical education at Government Medical College, Surat, in 1992. Before he moved to Los Angeles, he completed his psychiatry residency training at the University of South Dakota. Dr Bhavsar provides Psychiatry services at various hospitals like PVHMC, BHC Alhambra, Canyon Ridge Hospital, San Antonio Hospital, Citrus Valley Medical Center and Arcadia Methodist Hospital.
The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about
Dr. Rashin D’Angelo, PhD Chief Clinical Officer
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY27365), Rashin D’Angelo, PhD, specializes in addiction, trauma, mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder), and co-occurring disorders. Although her theoretical orientation is largely psychodynamic, emphasizing emotional experience as key to personality functioning, she uses an integrative approach with clients, incorporating Jungian and analytical psychology, cognitive behavior therapy, trauma-informed practices, and mind-body techniques to address the individual needs of each client. Dr. D’Angelo earned her MA in Spiritual Psychology at University of Santa Monica (2009) and completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute (2013). Her area of research includes using mind-body approaches in treatment of all addictive disorders. The focus of her clinical experience has been in private practice, community mental health, dual diagnosis treatment centers, in-patient psychiatric hospitals, and forensic settings. In her work with clients and families, she uses a strengths-based approach, empowering individuals to focus on their strengths, in order to discover new and more useful patterns of behavior. Dr. D’Angelo is the Executive Director of Trauma and Wellness Center, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles dedicated to treatment of psychiatric and addictive disorders for underserved communities. She has extensive experience with managing and structuring clinical programs that best meet the needs of clients. Her private practice includes multiple offices throughout the LA region focused on mental health treatment of adults, adolescents, and children. Her work includes clinical supervision of master’s level therapists and psychological assistants at the post-doctoral level with various specializations. She serves as adjunct faculty in the forensic psychology program at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology (TCSPP) and in the Clinical Psychology program at National University.
Nothing changes if nothing changes
Dr. Greysi Vizcardo, PsyD Clinical Director
As a Clinical Psychologist (PA#94025951), Dr. Greysi Vizcardo Solis, PsyD, specializes in treating trauma, mood disorders (anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorders) and co-occurring disorders. Her theoretical approach is a combination of Family Systems, which helps us understand our past and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which helps us work on our present and future. She also implements skills from ACT, DBT, mindfulness, gestalt, humanistic, and positive psychology. Dr. Vizcardo Solis is passionate about multicultural issues and providing integrative holistic care. Dr. Vizcardo Solis earned her M.A. at Alliant International University in (2019) and completed her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Family and Couples at Alliant International University (2023). Her area of research includes trauma, women issues, and resilience. The focus of her clinical experience has been in private practice, community mental health, and inpatient/outpatient treatment centers.
Life will always get messy…Suffering is optional
Andrew Broz Partner / Director of Admissions
Andrew started his career in acting and modeling at a very young age in a small town in Pennsylvania. To further pursue his career, he moved to NYC at the age of 16 and was immediately working as an agent at Ford Model Agency. By age 25, Andrew relocated to Los Angeles to fulfill his role as the COO of Elite Model Management and went on to later fulfill roles such as casting director and consultant to clients such as Playboy, Vogue, Verizon, Target, Christian Dior, Lancôme, and dozens of others. He was living the "dream life” filled with money, travel, and glamour—yet, he was inexplicably unhappy. There were a few major earthquakes in Andrew’s life: losing a home and assets, experiencing a traumatic divorce, and, finally, experiencing a complete loss of identity. Andrew was spiritually starved, emotionally imbalanced, and was experiencing true dis-ease; he simply could not live like that anymore. Andrew finally took charge of his life by deciding to take on a specific course of study: the study of himself. To look inside and out and to understand his own emotions and psyche. Through the difficult yet treasured process, Andrew learned how to practice many skills that have helped him up until today. Andrew believes in taking a balanced and holistic approach to recovery, including physical, mental, and spiritual aspects.
EVERYTHING YOU’VE EVER WANTED IS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF FEAR
Andrew Franz Director of Operations
Andrew Franz hails from Torrance, California, and brings over 15 years of professional experience to Lifescape Recovery Center. After getting his B.A. in political science from California State University Long Beach, he worked as a paralegal for 9 years in civil litigation defending public entities such as school districts and universities. Andrew has also worked as a Los Angeles County Lifeguard, music instructor for children, and a project manager for a commercial LED light company. Andrew is passionate about recovery and is active both in the A.A. community and a non-profit sober living community for men located in the South Bay that has helped transform his life. Empathy, compassion, and resilience are vital aspects of his recovery, and that is what he holds space for with his purpose of helping others heal. In his spare time, “Franz” as he is called by his friends, enjoys all things nature, yoga, meditation, snowboarding, hockey, playing guitar, and hosting and cooking for friends. Andrew recently earned his Certificate to become a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor from TTCC.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship
Gary Millus, LMFT Clinical Supervisor
Gary strongly believes that one can only be led as far as one’s therapist has gone. As a result of the demands of his earlier life experiences, his guidance to clinical staff offers the best of two worlds- his sincere empathy for the painstaking process of a successful recovery, and the resulting perspective, experience, and education necessary to achieve it.
Your talent determines what you can do. Your motivation determines how much you’re willing to do. Your attitude determines how well you do it
Doreen Lee, LMFT Primary Therapist/Clinical Assistant
Doreen studied her undergrad degree at California State University, Dominguez Hills where she graduated with a Bachelors of Arts in psychology. Doreen attended Argosy University where she received a Master's in counseling psychology. Currently an AMFT, Doreen's long-term goals are to become a licensed therapist , open a private practice and write her own book. Doreen has worked with multiple populations such as, Infants, children, teens, families and adults. Doreen has experience with the LGBTQ+ community and concerns such as substance abuse, Trauma, self-esteem, parenting, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, talk- therapy, relationships and communication. She believes with the "right" support team, individuals and families can overcome and process more easily of traumatic events and situations. Doreen Believes, how a person's attituded, views, or thoughts of a situation can make all the difference in their healing process.
The wound is the place where the Light enters you
Adam Welles, AMFT/APCC Primary Therapist/EMDR and Brainspotting Specialist
Adam is a Psychotherapist Associate, receiving a Master's in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and specializes in EMDR, Brainspotting, and several other modalities of treatment. Adam provides treatment for clients with a range of concerns, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, confidence, self-esteem, PTSD, family issues, personality disorders, and negative thinking. He has a multi-disciplinary approach including family systems theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, mindfulness, and person-centered therapy. Throughout his life, along with his broad training and experience as a therapist, he has guided others, in developing their own ability to overcome what's happening 'right now', no matter what happened 'back then’, and no matter what concerns there are about the future. Adam provides a compassionate and welcoming relationship to help you feel at ease. As you gain a foothold in the work together, you will make discoveries; And as you progress step-by-step, you will experience new hope, clarity, confidence, and trust in yourself.
Nothing can dim the light that shines from within
Bena Daniels, CADC II Lead Case Manager
Bena Daniels is a CADC II and is currently in the process of getting her BS in psychology and plans to become a therapist with a focus on addiction. Bena has 22-year career in the field of addiction/mental health and has worked with various populations including but not limited to, women, women and children, adolescents, LBGTQ+, and convicts. Bena has also worked in multiple modalities including social model, medically managed treatment, behavioral modification and in-patient residential. Bena’s focus is working with the dually diagnosed and people struggling with codependency. Client care is of the utmost importance to her, and she loves counseling. Personally, Bena is the mother of three children, a 23-year-old daughter, an 8-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son. A little known, fun fact about Bena is that she is a professional singer and certified audio engineer.
Everyday is a gift that is why we call it the present
Tyler Craft, RADT Case Manager / Group Facilitator
Tyler has several years of experience working in the field of social services. He has been certified as as case manager through Homeless Healthcare LA’s cohort program instructed by the Department of Mental Health and has been serving the homeless population in Los Angeles with excellence since 2015. He has an academic background in sociology, psychology, and evidence-based case management. He has over 7 years of continuous sobriety by working a program of recovery one day at a time and aims to use his professional, educational, and personal experience to help others lead healthy, joyous, and productive lives.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves
Abbie Karaduzovic, RADT Case Manager
Born and raised in New York, Abbie came to California with nothing but a dream to change her life. After getting clean and sober in 2019, she realized that her passion was to help others like herself. Abbie wanted to give back and support others going through similar struggles and obstacles that she's familiar with. Abbie has over three years of continuous clean time and draws from her experience to help give others hope and realize their potential life through change. Along her journey, Abbie has learned that sometimes living life on life's terms can be extremely challenging, but that there is nothing wrong with asking for help. She is currently in school through Pierce College to obtain her CADC with a long-term goal of becoming a LMFT.
No day but today- Rent, 1996
Jeremy Thulemeyer, AMFT Therapist/ Art Therapist
Jeremy received his undergraduate degree from California State University, Fullerton, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Art Education with an Emphasis in Crafts. Jeremy received his Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with Specialized Training in Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University. Jeremy's long-term goals as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Art Therapist are to become a licensed therapist, board certified art therapist, and open a private practice with an art studio. Jeremy has experience working with unhoused youth as well as individuals in the LGBTQ+ community. Jeremy incorporates art therapy into a variety of therapeutic modalities, including CBT, DBT, and mindfulness. Jeremy truly believes in the healing power of art and elicits change through the creative process.