Our Team

Staffed by highly trained professionals, including licensed clinical psychologists and board-certified psychiatrists who have all worked for world class residential and outpatient treatment centers in the past, the RESOLUTIONS team offers a level of clinical depth and experience that is unparalleled among existing outpatient treatment programs.

Founder/Executive Clinical Director

Dr. Reza Nabavi

Founder/Chief Operating Officer

Dr. Maryam Akbar

Executive Director (Teen Center)

Dr. Don Grant

Director of Testing/Assessment

Dr. Daniel Oakley


Dr. William Huang

Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Scott Hunter

Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Marc Heiser

Program Director

Holly Forman, LMFT

Program Director

Erica Christopher, MSW

Program Director

Kimberly Benning, LMFT

Program Director

Rozi Hersey, AMFT

Primary/Group/Family Therapist

Paula Jones, LCSW

Primary/Trauma (TRM)

Dr. Owen Petersen

Primary/Group Therapist

Mandie Pitrell, LCSW

Primary/Trauma (EMDR, Havening)

Bettina Ottenstein, LMFT

Primary/Trauma (EMDR, TRM)

Dr. Angela Aiello

Primary (CBT)/Family Therapist

Laura McLauchlin, LMFT

Primary/Trauma (EMDR)

Laurence Rosenthal, LMFT

Primary/Trauma (EMDR, TRM)

Lynne Bidwell, LMFT

Primary/Trauma (SE)

Patricia Becker, LCSW, SEP

jessie gallo lcsw

Jessie Gallo, LCSW

dr chris weber
Primary/Couples/Family Therapist

Chris Weber, CADC-II, LMFT

Chelsea Kuehl
Primary/Group Therapist (DBT)

Chelsea Kuehl, MA, CATC-IV, LMFT

Primary/Group (Daring Way)

Rhonda Sloan, LMFT

Primary/Group Therapist

Jon Mozenter, LMFT

Primary/Group Therapist

Steve Friedlander, LMFT, CATC IV

Primary/Trauma/Group (DBT, EMDR)

Lydia Kosinar, LMFT

Family/Couples/Group Therapist

Julie Mermelstein, LMFT

Group Therapist (DBT & RO-DBT)

Tara Sindler, LMFT, CADC-II, SEP

Dietician/Group (RO-DBT)

Stefanie Boone, RD, CEDRD

Group Facilitator/Recovery Coach

Wendy Adamson, CADC-II

Spiritual Counselor/Meditation

Richard Burr

Dr. Mike-Malone
Life Coach/Mentor

Michael Malone

Life Coach (LGBTQ+ Specialty)

Luke Ryan, RADT-1

Group Facilitator (Creativity)

Shadoe Stevens

Mindfulness/Yoga Therapist

Katie Owsley Wills, RYT

Recovery Fitness

Rick Hagaman, CPT

Life Coach/Neurofeedback

Angela Smith, CPC

Reuben Chavira
Brain Mapping/Neurofeedback

Reuben Chavira

Director of Operations

Antonio Tutor, BS

Executive Assistant

Victoria Sangalang

Office Administrator

Maria Palacios

Clinical Director

Dr. Diana Ali

Primary/Group Therapist (DBT)

Jessie Maggenheimer, LMFT

Academic Tutor (Teen Center)

D'Elia Guarnieri

Clinical Director (Teen Center)

Dr. Samantha Schlossmann

Group (Stress Management)

Hyim Ross, LMFT

Aubrey Hessiani
Scheduling Coordinator

Aubrey Hessiani

Primary/Trauma (EMDR, TRM, CRM)

Melody J. Anderson, LCSW

Dr. Rebecca Tayebi
Family/Parent Coach (TEEN CENTER)

Rebekah Tayebi, ACSW

Administrative Assistant

Mia Sewell

Primary/Trauma (EMDR, SE)

Cathy Graf, LMFT, SEP

Meditation/ Spiritual Counseling

John Wilson

Dear Friends,

With the goal of providing continuing care and comprehensive support for our clients confined during
the “stay at home” directive, Resolutions was beyond grateful for the ability to fully migrate all levels of
our comprehensive care program to telehealth platforming last March. From what our clients have
shared with us, the support provided was invaluable.

Now, after months of conscientious planning, we are equally grateful to welcome clients back for full in-
person treatment services. Carefully and continually guided by the recommendations of the Centers For
Disease Control, National Institutes of Health, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare
Organizations (JCAHO), and requirements for both Los Angeles County and the city of Santa Monica, our
new re-opening health and safety protection protocols are now fully adopted and in place, to ensure our
commitment to providing the highest quality of treatment, in the safest possible environment, for both
our clients and their families.

For those still unable to attend face-to-face sessions, we will continue providing our full complement of
treatment services via telehealth, for as long as necessary. For those who would prefer in-person
treatment services, but due to their current situation cannot fully participate face-to-face, we are also
able to offer a “hybrid” treatment program blend of both telehealth and in-person sessions.
These past few months have been extremely challenging for all of us, and we truly hope that you and
yours have stayed safe and sound. We are so appreciative for the continued ability to provide our
therapeutic services to current clients, and warmly invite any who find themselves struggling during
these uncertain times to please reach out to us-we are here to help in any way we can.