Our Team

The Mental Health Collective is an integrative network of Doctoral and Master’s level clinicians, with extensive experience in evidence-based care across a number of varying therapeutic modalities and approaches. To accomplish this, The Collective has built professional relationships with the highest quality providers and practitioners in the industry, so that clients truly can receive treatment and care from the providers most equipped to address each individual’s specific needs.

Dr. Kristen Zaleski, PhD, LCSW

Clinical Director

Dr. Parool Patel, MD

Medical Director + Psychiatrist

Michelle De Simas, LMFT

Program Director

Sarah Douglas, LMFT

Clinical Therapist / Trauma Program Manager

Dr. Stefani LaFrenierre, MD

Staff Psychiatrist

Dr. Nazneen Nizami, PsyD, LMFT

Staff Psychologist

Dr. John Huang, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Hector De Los Santos, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Dorit Saberi, PhD

Clinical Development

Dr. Nicole Lightman, PhD

Clinical Psychologist / Pyschological Testing

Dr. Carolyn Cherie, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Michelle Molina, PhD

Adjunct Psych Testing + Assessment

Dr. Dawn Joosten-Hagye, PhD, LCSW, MSW, GC-C

Clinical Therapist

Dr. Tiffany Grimes, PhD

REG. Psychological Assistant

Rebecca Alvarado, LMFT

Clinical Group Facilitator

Douglas Pierson, MS, LMFT

Clinical Therapist

Jack Senese IV, LCSW

Neurofeedback Facilitator

Kosta Condous, LMFT

Clinical Advisor

Kelly Lin, LMFT

Clinical Therapist

Brian Goldstein, MA, LMFT

Clinical Therapist

Nadia Abou-Seda, BSW, MA, SEP

Clinical Therapist

Iris G-Thrash, LCSW

Clinical Therapist

Gecole Harley, JD, LMSW, ASW

Psychodrama Facilitator

Elizabeth Baker, LMFT

Family Therapist

Janie Montiel, LMFT, MS

Janie Montiel, LMFT, MS

Clinical Therapist

Yulia Stepanova, LMFT

Yulia Stepanova, LMFT, MS

Clinical Therapist

Tayler Deamon, MA LMFT

Tayler Deamon, MA, LMFT

Clinical Therapist

Mark Taberna, LMFT

Mark Taberna, LMFT

Clinical Therapist

Jessica Geiger, MS

Clinical Care Coordinator

Adrienne Burr, ASW

Clinical Care Coordinator

Lauren Hopkins, APCC

Clinical Care Coordinator

Elizabeth Fujimaki, RDN

Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

Sophie Pyne, MSW, ACSW

Sound + Meditation Teacher

Katsina Bhatia

Katsina Bhatia

Yoga Facilitator

William Nephew, B.A.

Music and Movement Teacher

Rachel Gergen, RN


Akira Tokumoto, LVN


Angeline Monterro, MA, BCBA

Art Therapist

Laura Svette, BA

Art Group Facilitatior

Michael Christian Cilnis

Client Advocate

Raul Vera

Fitness Instructor

Aaron Oliver

National Clinical Outreach

Lindsey Fisher

Clinical Outreach

Madison Baker

Intake Director

Jenna Tsosie

Intake + Admissions Coordinator

Ryan Franke, MBA

Co-founder + CEO

Max Reznik

Chief Financial Officer

Greg Rosenbaum

Chief Development Officer

Dr. Kristen Zaleski, PhD, LCSW

Clinical Director

Amber Labriola

Amber Labriola

Operations Manager

Ruby Maher

Human Resources

Catherine Mann, MA

Billing Liason

Hanna Goias

Tech Supervisor

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