MEET THE TEAM

A dual diagnosis, holistic women’s progam specializing in the complexities of women’s mental health and addiction issues. With a dynamic, multidisciplinary team, we bring an attachment-based and relational-focused integrated approach to our individualized treatment.

Founders

DR. FIONA RAY, MA, LMFT, PSYD

A board certified and licensed marriage and family therapist, Fiona Amanda Ray brings over 15 years experience to the field of psychology and has worked in a wide-range of clinical settings, including but not limited to: non-profit and for-profit, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse and mental health facilities. Described by colleagues and clients alike as “authentic,” “straightforward” and “honest,” the locus of Ms. Ray’s efforts lie in facilitating the growth and transformation of the lives of clients and their families.Read More

Ms. Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Behavior, a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. She co-founded Casa Bella Recovery Services in March 2007 beginning with sober living options for women and recently expanded to provide extended care and continuing care options. She is board certified in Sober Living Management and Crisis Intervention, and a proud and active member of many organizations, including member of the Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment, the American Counseling Association and the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists.

With a passion for helping others, Fiona splits her time and holds position as Clinical Director of Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers overseeing all treatment programs. In this capacity, she supervises the clinical department by developing, managing and implementing protocols, procedures and programming aimed to enhance the clinical experience. Fiona collaborates with other members of the management team to ensure effective communication and coordination between all facilities. Additionally, Fiona takes an active role in clinical outreach, locally and nationally, and new business development.

Ms. Ray stands out for encouraging her clients to examine their lives as a whole, and not a series of disparate parts, and to meet each obstacle as an opportunity for introspection, personal growth and improvement, emphasizing the significance of taking control of their own lives. “My goal is to create an environment that is both healing and empowering for people,” she says.

Ms. Ray and her family reside in Los Angeles.

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DR. FIONA RAY, MA, LMFT, PSYD

 

MICHELLE HEYMANN, MA, CADC II

A board certified and licensed marriage and family therapist, Fiona Amanda Ray brings over 15 years experience to the field of psychology and has worked in a wide-range of clinical settings, including but not limited to: non-profit and for-profit, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse and mental health facilities. Described by colleagues and clients alike as “authentic,” “straightforward” and “honest,” the locus of Ms. Ray’s efforts lie in facilitating the growth and transformation of the lives of clients and their families.Read More

Ms. Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Behavior, a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and a Doctorate degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. She co-founded Casa Bella Recovery Services in March 2007 beginning with sober living options for women and recently expanded to provide extended care and continuing care options. She is board certified in Sober Living Management and Crisis Intervention, and a proud and active member of many organizations, including member of the Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment, the American Counseling Association and the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists.
With a passion for helping others, Fiona splits her time and holds position as Clinical Director of Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers overseeing all treatment programs. In this capacity, she supervises the clinical department by developing, managing and implementing protocols, procedures and programming aimed to enhance the clinical experience. Fiona collaborates with other members of the management team to ensure effective communication and coordination between all facilities. Additionally, Fiona takes an active role in clinical outreach, locally and nationally, and new business development.

Ms. Ray stands out for encouraging her clients to examine their lives as a whole, and not a series of disparate parts, and to meet each obstacle as an opportunity for introspection, personal growth and improvement, emphasizing the significance of taking control of their own lives. “My goal is to create an environment that is both healing and empowering for people,” she says.

Ms. Ray and her family reside in Los Angeles.

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MICHELLE HEYMANN, MA, CADC II

TEAM

DR. ELLIE MIZANI
CONSULTING PSYCHIATRIST

Dr. Ellie Mizani is a psychiatrist specializing in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry and addiction medicine. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Mizani completed her undergraduate and medical studies at UC Irvine. She also completed her psychiatric and child and adolescent psychiatry subspecialty training at the UC Irvine Medical Center.

During the last year of her child psychiatry training, Dr. Mizani served as Chief Fellow and graduated with commendation. Dr. Mizani also trained at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, focusing on pediatric psychopharmacology for ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and autism.

Dr. Mizani has worked at some of Los Angeles’ most prestigious hospitals. She is currently an attending physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the department of Psychiatry as a Consultation-Liaison psychiatrist. Prior to starting the Mental Health Center, Dr. Mizani was also Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine at USC and an attending physician at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Her role there was one of a psychiatric consultant for medically-ill youth with mood, pain, cognitive, and chemical dependency issues. She is one of few psychiatrists practicing in the Los Angeles area with formal training in addiction medicine.

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DR.Ellie Mizani

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DR.Kotra Ajir

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Jude Benoit, CADC I Candidate

- Director of Operations -

Brie-Rosenfield

Brie Rosenfield, MA, LMFT

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Katie Mason, MA, LMFT, PhD Candidate

Katie has been providing therapeutic care for individuals and families since 2007. Katie received her Bachelor of Arts degree from California State University, Northridge with a Dean’s List award. She received her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Community Psychology from Antioch University and is currently in the process of acquiring her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute. In addition, she has been trained to provide EMDR treatment, received specialized training in Suicide Prevention from the Didi Hirsch foundation, and volunteered on the Disordered Eating program at CSUN.Read More

Katie brings to our team over 15 years of experience working with dual-diagnosis adults and adolescents, personality disorders, family systems, and trauma- related issues. Katie has worked with clients at both the Residential and Intensive Outpatient level, and manages a part-time private practice in Westlake Village.

“Working at Casa Bella makes you feel like you are a part of something bigger than treatment and therapy. It is a family, and a culture that staff and clients remain connected
to for life.”

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Katie Mason, MA, LMFT, PhD Candidate

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Colette Glosman LMFT

Colette earned her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles, with a focus in spiritual and depth psychology. Prior to that, she earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California where she studied Psychology and Law. Through her own personal journey and experience, Colette brings a special combination of knowledge, warmth and compassionate care to the Casa Bella treatment team.

Colette approaches the practice of therapy as a mutual relationship, one that is based on integrity and trust. She conducts each session with a calm, empathic and attuned presence. Her goal is to provide a safe container for clients to fully experience all parts of themselves and to foster their own personal growth. She is experienced in treating anxiety, depression, addiction, codependency, self-esteem issues and life transitions. She has received additional training in trauma, including Brainspotting and the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM).

An LA native, Colette resides in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles. She enjoys being part of various community organizations including the Los Angeles River Artists and Business Association (LARABA) as well as being of service at the Downtown Women’s Center. Colette also maintains a private practice in West LA, where she treats adolescents, adults and couples.

“I view therapy as a path to self-empowerment that guides us to connect with our own unique inner-voice. By courageously turning inward, and embracing our strengths, we can experience the power of healing and transformation. At Casa Bella, I feel part of a nurturing environment where women can discover themselves and their deepest treasures.”

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Colette Glosman, MA, LMFT

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David Wiss, MS, RDN

- Director of Nutritional Programming -

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Norma Johnson, CADC I

- Case Manager & Counselor -

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Bhavani Rose Walker, RADT-I, CADC Candidate

- Case Manager & Counselor -

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Rachelle Surmani, RADT-I, CADC Candidate

- Case Manager & Counselor -

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Meriwether Morris

- Program Manager -
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Rachel Rifkin, CADC I CANDIDATE

- Program Manager -
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Melissa Proulx

- Business Administration -

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Inga Babin

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