Our Clinical Team

Dr. Venice Sanchez

Medical Director, Orange County

Dr. Christian Small

Medical Director, Sacramento

Dr. Katie Hirst

Medical Director, San Diego County

Dr. Ian Johnson

Medical Director, Sacramento

Lauren Cabaldon

M.A., LMFT #102540 Clinical Director, San Diego County

Shanda Givens

M.A., LMFT #51853 Program Director – Sacramento County

Sean Bezdek

MBA, LMFT #39275 Program Director – Sacramento County

Kristen Torp

M.A., LMFT #113858 Program Director – KOA Men’s Residential

Emily Majano

M.S., AMFT #113842 Lani Women’s Residential Program Director

Eaman Saadatifard

B.A., CADC-ll Program Director – San Diego County

Terrah Osborne

LVN VN 281795 Program Director – Orange County

Sarah Floyd

M.S., AMFT Program Therapist

Megan Ahrens

AMFT #114314 APCC #6614 Program Therapist

Jake Stowell

AMFT Program Therapist, Orange County

Daun Bauman

LVN Detox Manager, San Diego County

Ellyn Silverman-Linnetz

R.D., M.P.H., CEDRD Health and Wellness Specialist

Jamie Jones

M.A., Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor Intern Program Therapist

John Escalante

LVN Detox Manager, Rancho Cordova

Tania Massamiri

Ph.D. Sound and Reiki Healer, San Diego

Katherine McDonough

MA, AMFT Program Therapist, Orange County

Kindra Kuntz

MS, AMFT Program Therapist, San Diego County

Tristen Udeh

MS, AMFT, APCC Program Therapist, Orange County

Rachel Mitchell

MS, AMFT Program Therapist, Orange County

Cristina Arenales

M.S, AMFT #121228, APCC #8414 Lani Program Therapist, Orange County

Dr. Stephanie Wolfe

DBT Skills Group Facilitator, San Diego

Darby Hanson

CMP, YT. Yoga Instructor and Energy Healer, San Diego

Beth Dammeyer

BS, RADT I Case Manager – San Diego

Michele Maalea

*CADC II # RA8471116 Case Manager

Leslie Chappelle

CADC-I Case Manager, Orange County

Coleman Geater

RADT-1 Program Manager, Orange County

Angie King

Detox Manager LVN – Fair Oaks

Recovery Starts Here!

If you or a loved one is struggling with a depressive disorder or substance abuse & addiction disorder, AKUA Mind & Body can help. Our helpline is available 24/7 and our Admissions Counselors will help determine which program is right for you.

The AKUA Mind & Body solution

AKUA Mind and Body is a full-service treatment program that offers a wide range of “east meets west” treatment modalities for many different populations struggling with codependence disorder and other mental health and substance use disorders. AKUA Mind & Body treats co-occurring disorders and works diligently with each client and their family to ensure that treatment is specifically tailored to their needs, and not just their disorder. 

AKUA’s Treatment Approaches

Insurance Coverage


In-Network With

Anthem Insurance
Aetna Insurance
Cigna Insurance
health net
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Multiplan Insurance

Most PPO Policies Accepted

Optum Insurance
Humana Insurance
United-healthcare Insurance
Ameri-health Insurance
UPMC Health Plan
Allcare Insurance
Morial Care


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