Clinical | Akua Mind Body

Our Clinical Team

Dr. Venice Sanchez

Medical Director

MD
Orange County

Dr. Christian Small

Dr. Christian Small

Medical Director

MD
Sacramento

Dr. Katie Hirst

Dr. Katie Hirst

Medical Director

MD
San Diego

Sean Bezdek

Program Director

MBA, LMFT
Fair Oaks Mental Health, Sacramento

Stacy S.

Stacy Tessler

Program Director

MA, AMFT
Mission Hills, San Diego

Desirae Sheldon

Program Director

LVN
Detox, Orange County

Kayla N.

Kayla Nozaki

Program Director

MS, CMHC
Koa, Orange County

Emily Majano

Program Director

MS, LMFT
Lani, Orange County

Sarah Barakat

Sarah Barakat

Program Director

MS, LMFT
Akua Strong Long Beach

Eaman Saadatifart

Program Director

CADC- ll
Mission Hills, San Diego

Alicia Robinson

Program Director

CADC-II
Orange Ave, Sacramento

Stephanie Behrens

Stephanie Behrens

Program Director

MA,LMFT
Akua Strong, Orange County

Dena Santos

Dena Santos

Program Director

CADC II
Terra Loma Sacramento

Cole Geater

Program Manager

CDAC
KOA, Orange County

Bella Boas

Therapist

MS, LMFT
Orange Ave., Sacramento

Heather Kenney

Heather Kenney

Therapist Trainee

MFTt
Fair Oaks, Sacramento

Katlin Boas

Therapist

MA, AMFT
Fair Oaks, Sacramento

Courtney Button

Courtney Button

Therapist

MSW, ACSW
Akua Strong, Newport Beach

Jessica Cornea

Therapist

MA, AMFT
Koa, Orange County

Savannah Curdo

Therapist

MS, AMFT, APCC
Akua Strong, Newport Beach

Jacquelene Gutierrez

Therapist

MS, AMFT
Lani, Orange County

Patrice Harris

Therapist

MS, AMFT
Lani, Orange County

Kacey Mather

Therapist

MA, AFMT
Mission Hills, San Diego

Jaimie Sandlin

Therapist

MA, AMFT
Lani, Orange County

Adrienne Scharnhorst

Therapist

MS, AMFT
Orange Ave, Sacramento

Spencer Silva

Therapist

MS, AMFT
Akua Strong, Newport Beach

Kayleigh Davis Therapist KOA Orange County

Kayleigh Davis

Therapist

MSW, ACSW
KOA Orange County

Genevieve Jenna Vivaldi

Genevieve Jenna Vivaldi

Therapist

MFTt
Terra Loma , Sacramento

Avery Keathley

Therapist Trainee

MFTt
Lani, Orange County

Alexis Lockwood

Therapist Trainee

MA, MFTt
Mission Hills, San Diego

Chelsea Roush

Chelsea Linnel Roush

Therapist Trainee

RADT
Akua Strong, Long Beach

Piyush Saluja

Therapist/Operations

MA, MHA, AMFT
Akua Strong, Newport Beach

Diana Su

Therapist Trainee

MA, AMFT
Akua Strong Long Beach

Cindy Bevacqua

Case Manager

MA, CADC-III
Lani, Orange County

Michelle Molnar

Case Manager

MS, AMFT
Koa, Orange County

Leslie Chappelle

Case Manager

CADC II
Akua Strong, Newport Beach

Carolina Correa

Case Manager

CATC III
Akua Strong, Long Beach

Beth Dammeyer

Case Manager

CADC I
Mission Hills, San Diego

Jeff Partin

Case Manager

NCAC
Terra Loma, Sacramento

Joseph Rapazo

Case Manager

CADC II
Orange Ave, Sacramento

Donna Ammon

Case Manager

RADT-1, MHSIII
Fair Oaks, Sacramento

Rebecca Brown

Case Manager

MA
Akua Strong, Newport Beach

Molly Davenport

Case Manager

Akua Strong, Newport Beach

Candace Dogger

Case Manager

Detox, Orange County

Brandon Dopplick

Case Manager

Koa, Orange County

Jenna McBride

Jenna McBride

Case Manager

CAADE
Akua Strong, Long Beach

Lulu Sanchez

Case Manager

CADC-I
Lani, Orange County

Danielle Web

Case Manager

Akua Strong, Newport Beach

Ashley Owens

Case Manager

CADC I
Detox, Costa Mesa

Kathy Yutkins

Kathy Yutkins

Case Manager

CADC
Akua Strong, Long Beach

Brett Spinella

Brett Spinella

Case Manager

Akua Strong, Newport Beach

Maya Alari

Maya Alari

Case Manager

CADC
Akua Strong Newport Beach

Linnea Smith

Case Manager

CADC I
LANI Orange County

Ed Sparks

Ed Sparks

Case Manager

CADC II
Fair Oaks, Sacramento

Vanessa Diaz

Case Manager

RADT
LANI

Delaney Thiel

Delaney Thiel

Detox Manager

LVN
Orange Ave, Sacramento

Vanessa Bogus

Detox Manager

LVN
Mission Hills, San Diego

Chanel Askar

Detox Manager

LVN
Detox, Orange County

Danielle White

Program Nurse

LVN
Akua Strong, Long Beach

Laura D’Errico

Psychiatric Technician

Fair Oaks, Sacramento

Michelle Marron

Medical Assistant

Detox, Orange County

Ellyn Silverman

Health Wellness Manager

P.A., Registered Dietician
Lani, Orange County

Christina Egan

Admission Clinician

MSW
Admissions, Akua Corp Office

Caroline Campbell

Harp Therapist

B.S., HCHT
Orange County

Kellyn Pappas

Acupuncturist

L.Ac., Ph.D.
Orange County

Sarah Khatib

Yoga Instructor

CYI, RADT-1

Madison Nees

Breathworks Facilitator and Somatic Practioner

San Diego County

Joshua Saucedo

Executive Chef

Orange County

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