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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.
Don't let your struggle become your identity!
Dr. Megan Kain, PsyD Clinical Director
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.
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.
Heal the heart, don’t hide the pain
Raynard Castillo, PMHNP PMHNP - Nurse Practitioner
Raynard Castillo is PMHNP-BC and a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who practices in a professional, holistic, empathic, and nonjudgmental manner. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, he has the skills in mental health assessment, diagnosis, and medication management. He has experience in the mental health field for over 7 years now. He honed his skills in the care of those with depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and psychosis from the child population to the elderly population. His passion is to assist the mental health population and to further his education. His goal for each client is to have them be able to manage their condition and improve their quality of life.
“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.”
Coleman McClellan, CADC Director of Operations
CJ has worked in the field of substance use and mental health treatment since 2016. With over 8 years of personal experience in recovery, he brings compassion and empathy when helping clients achieve their goals. CJ received his education in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Intercoast College, and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. As a counselor and group facilitator, CJ believes in a collaborative approach to addressing maladaptive behavior patterns and developing effective coping strategies for the future, empowering clients to succeed in all areas of life.
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 / Group Facilitator
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.” ― 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.
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Michael Zaky, AMFT Primary Therapist / Group Facilitator
Michael graduated from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2020, where he received his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. He is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and works with mental health and addiction. He uses cognitive behavioral therapy and talk-therapy. The therapeutic relationship is important to him, and he strives to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where issues like trauma and addiction can be discussed. He believes every individual has the capacity to heal and change. Michael works to provide support, empathy, compassion, and encouragement. He also respects that every person is healing and growing at their own pace. In that process, Michael believes in the power of choice, that our decisions alter the course of events in the world and our lives.
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.
You're braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think
Zuzzie Kapas Somatic Integration Specialist
Zuzzie is a Somatic Integration Specialist with a research background in Substance Abuse and Neuroplasticity. She graduated with a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience (2007), an MBA in Organizational Development (2012) and earned her post-graduate certificate in Somatic Psychotherapy (2020). With over a decade experience facilitating somatically focused groups in a trauma-informed way, Zuzzie invites participants to co-create an interactive environment that fosters a sense of inclusivity, acceptance and offers an opportunity to re-discover one’s authentic identity. Zuzzie is most interested in supporting mental health and addiction treatment by guiding contemplative movement and expressive arts based groups that assist clients in forging new neural pathways for recovery. Over the years, Zuzzie found the body to be key in re-establishing agency. She facilitates evidence-based, body-oriented tools for self-regulation, grounding and resourcing, as well as, experiential activities with an element of reflective inquiry that engages interoceptive awareness and facilitates integration. Zuzzie facilitates a possibility for each individual to be equipped with reliable somatic awareness skills that support living a grounded, connected and well-integrated life.
A gem cannot be polished without friction
Igor Petrovic Facilitator
Igor Petrovic, finished college for Sport and Physical Education in Novi Sad Serbia. He has worked for High schools as a professor for Physical Education for 6 months before my work visa was approved. He moved to USA to expand his knowledge in coaching, fitness and combat sports ( Boxing, Kickboxing and grappling, more known as a MMA - mixed martial arts ). He’s been coaching for last 12 years. He coaches martial arts, particularly Boxing and Kickboxing because this art helps show you who you actually are, show and reflect your: weakness, strength, insecurity and many other traits that human beings possess, that are easy to be indicated through this combat discipline.
Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step
Ana Carolina Facilitator
Ana Carolina is a Quantum Therapist, intuitive Reiki, Numerologist and Sound Healing Practitioner. Her mission is to help people discover their inner light and to flourish as human beings. She has dedicated her life to being a practitioner of holistic healing and to guiding people on their journey to being their best selves and creating an attitude of love, self-care, generosity, abundance, and prosperity. She is passionate about working with quantum meditation, holistic modalities, sound frequencies and vibration for physical and emotional healing. She believes that we all have an inner power, which we need to revisit and rediscover, practicing self-knowledge and the connection of the Universe, this LIGHT will come on.
Learn how to live out loud so you don’t die inside
Chris Kohler Facilitator
Chris Kohler is a registered addiction counselor (ACCBC) and is attending Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, CA working towards his associate's degree. He is an understanding, highly engaged, and passionate group facilitator who has been in the recovery community since 2004, working as a residential aide and recovery mentor. Chris's goal is to help people find their identity outside of their addiction, as well as find a purpose and passion in life. He believes that life is about praising God, punk rock music, and being a good husband and father.
To Love with No Intentions. To Love with No Expectations. To Love for Love's Sake.
Sarah Hannala Certified Yoga Instructor and Healing Arts Practitioner
Sarah is a trauma-informed 400-HR certified yoga instructor, spiritual guide, breathwork teacher, kirtan artist, writer and mental health advocate. With her innate ability to read energy, she is able to address each students’ individual needs. Sarah’s classes are an eclectic blend of urban & traditional yoga practices. Her eccentric personality is expressed by her creative flows and delicately molded playlists. Sarah’s unique teaching style is deeply rooted in Bhakti; the yogic path of love & devotion. Sarah received her first teacher training in 2015 in Urban Bhakti Flow. The following year she received her next teacher training in Sivananda Hatha at their ashram in the Bahamas. She's trained under world renowned teachers such as Grammy award winner Jai Uttal, MC Yogi, Janet Stone, Denise Payne and Rusty Wells. A family friend first introduced yoga to Sarah when she was 15 years old in hopes that it would help with her anxiety and depression. She is strongly driven to support others in their journey to mental clarity using the yogic path after spending many years struggling with her own mental health. Sarah is currently pursuing a degree in psychology on her path to becoming a yoga therapist.
To be steady in the soul is to be free in the spirit
Dominique Baker Technician
Dominique is originally from Miami, Florida and has been living in California for the past 8 years. Dominique has worked in the field of substance use and mental health treatment for the last 5 years, and has experience working with adolescent and adult populations. Dominique has worn many hats as a helping professional including, behavioral technician, transitional living manager, director of operations, and admissions coordinator. Dominique enjoys working in this field because she loves to see people being given a second chance at life. Dominique is currently a Registered Alcohol & Drug Technician and plans to pursue a CADC credential in the near future. Working in treatment has allowed Dominique to gain a deeper understanding of the components of substance use disorder she could not understand as a child losing a father to addiction. Dominique is looking forward to continuing to be a part of the stories of many, and believes that with laughter comes healing because it's simply good for your soul.