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 Program Director
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.
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 Overland IOP. 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. 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.
Being honest, real, and vulnerable is the best tool we have as humans
Lisa Kantor, LMFT Clinical Director
As a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Lisa Kantor, LMFT specializes in being human. After twenty five plus years of working with adults who fight every day to battle the challenges that come with sitting in depression and anxiety, dealing with trauma or substance use disorders, Lisa came to the realization that all the trainings, evidence-based practices, and theoretical orientations cannot replace human interaction, empathy, listening, caring, containing, supporting and believing. “Sometimes we lose touch with what it means to be human and share space on the planet with people.” In Lisa’s work she uses a psychodynamic, narrative, strength-based, and humanistic approach to connecting and working with clients to help them discover the best versions of themselves. “Sometimes you just need someone to believe in you when you can’t believe in yourself.” Lisa is trained in DBT, Strength Based, Seeking Safety, CORS, and Trauma Informed therap. Lisa is very passionate about the work she does. She has decades of experience working with some of the toughest populations in Los Angeles where she was born and raised. Lisa has worked at numerous non-profit organizations. She spent over ten years outreaching homeless adults on the streets of LA, worked at psychiatric hospitals and urgent care settings, to Intensive outpatient program for adults and adolescents in the foster care system. Lisa really enjoys mentoring and providing clinical supervision for interns and trainees. In addition to being the Clinical Director at Lifescape, Lisa also has a private practice in Mid City Los Angeles specializing in adolescent and adult trauma, anxiety, and depression, in addition to being a Motivational Speaker. Lisa received her Masters Degree from California State University, Los Angeles in Art Therapy and Marriage Family Counseling and in her free time likes to hang out with her two kids, two dogs, and two cats.
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.
Don't let your struggle become your identity!
Dr. Megan Kain, PsyD Clinical Consultant
Dr. Kain’s current role as a licensed clinical psychologist is a function of her cumulative life experiences. Her professional passion resides in working with various manifestations of systemic trauma; high-need, clinically complex populations that exist at the intersection of legal and mental health issues. Dr. Kain attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate degree in Psychology, and she received her Masters and PsyD in Clinical Psychology through Antioch University Santa Barbara. Drawing upon her education and training in these arenas, Dr. Kain has had a wide spectrum of stimulating clinical experiences: outpatient level of care, in-patient psychiatric hospitalization, in-home therapy with victims of crime, consulting work to develop and enhance clinical programming at in-patient level of care, working with the Department of Child and Family Services conducting psychological assessments of child survivors of abuse as well as infants exposed in utero to illicit substances. Dr. Kain has had the distinct honor of working with nonprofits such as the Center for Health Justice to increase equal access of inmates in the Los Angeles County Jail system to quality mental health services as well as medical services. Most recently, she served as staff psychologist with the California Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections where she conducted crisis evaluation, mental health assessments, and individual therapy with men at the reception phase of incarceration. Currently, Dr. Kain serves as Clinical Director at Trauma and Wellness Center, an outpatient mental health clinic in Los Angeles. Before her career as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Kain worked as a contemporary dancer; expression through arts is vital to her. She blends her life experience with the knowledge from her training to help others experience the power of the mind and body connection. She is a lifelong advocate for progressive causes and is passionate about LGBTQ rights. Dr. Kain considers her role as Clinical Director with Overland an exciting platform to apply the experiential wisdom and tools accrued and to be able to contribute to a treatment team approach that fully meets the unique needs of our population, and to—overall—stoke hope.
Dr. Cynthia Lemus, PsyD, LCSW Primary Therapist
Miguel Ortega, PMHNP Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
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, AMFT 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.
Yelena Matevosyan Primary Therapist/Doctoral Intern
Yelena Matevosyan is currently a licensed psychological associate, working toward obtaining her license as a psychologist. Yelena attended California State University, Northridge for her undergraduate degree in Psychology, and she received a master’s degree and a PsyD in Clinical Forensic Psychology through The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Yelena has a wide variety of experience; she started her career as a case manager for the Department of Public Social Services and quickly found her passion in helping individuals who are in need, so she applied for a higher level of education. Yelena worked as a counselor for individuals dealing with substance use, supported them in eliminating barriers such as homelessness and drug addiction, and educated them on coping skills and techniques to address stressors. Yelena was also an intern at Trauma and Wellness Center where she counseled adults from diverse backgrounds in various issues including trauma and PTSD, mood disorders such as bipolar disorder, personality disorders, anxiety, depression, domestic violence, grief, obsessive-compulsive disorder, as well as self-esteem and self-compassion. She started working at Lifescape Recovery Center at the beginning of 2022, and she has made a difference in people’s lives; she is known for creating a safe therapeutic environment that can be the haven that clients need. Depending on the client or the target problem, Yelena utilizes cognitive-behavioral therapy and integrates humanistic and psychodynamic perspectives. Yelena uses both personal life experiences as well as knowledge acquired through her studies to help people obtain self-actualization.
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi
Adam Welles, AMFT/APCC Primary Therapist / Group Facilitator
Adam is a Psychotherapist Associate, receiving a Master's in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. 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.
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.