CEO

Rishi Khatri JD/MD

Clear Mind Treatment – Mental Health Therapy Clinic

Dr. Khatri is an Attorney and Doctor. After practicing law in California since 2005, he went to medical school with the clear intention of gaining the experience and knowledge through medical training, and combining that knowledge to create medical companies that would help people – this is how Mental Health Therapy Clinic – Clear Mind Treatment was created.

Dr. Khatri has lived and trained in law and healthcare in NYC and Los Angeles. Dr. Khatri’s many professional accomplishments or actives include single handedly running a mixed in-person and telemedicine intensive outpatient program, changing the Constitution of New Mexico, leadership positions at law and medical schools, chair person on ethics committees, and volunteering at the domestic violence clinic at the Santa Monica, CA Court House.

When Dr. Khatri is not working, he enjoys photography, riding motorcycles, scuba diving, hiking, weights, reading, and exploring the world.

Psychiatric mental disorder treatment

Co-founder & COO

Lilla Dee

Lilla Dee studied and practiced family law in London, UK before moving to Los Angeles.

During those long hours at court she realised first hand the global need and issue of  addressing mental health problems.

She  believes that far less people would end up in court, and get caught up in bitter and lengthy legal proceedings having sought out help first.
She witnessed many families suffering as a consequence of a mental disorder due to lack of knowledge, understanding and resources.
She understands there is still a stigma attached to “not feeling right”, however she firmly believes that there is hope.
Therefore she decided to do something. Co-founding Clear MInd Treatment is her way of giving back and raising awareness.
Lilla has extensive experience in helping others, she worked and volunteered with special needs children and adults also offered free legal advice and help for victims of domestic violence and kidnap throughout her 20-year career.

LEAD THERAPIST

RAY ARMSTRONG, LMFT, PsyD

Dr. Armstrong is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. His undergraduate degree was from Eastern Washington University (applied psychology), his Master’s was done at Antioch (Marriage therapy), Los Angeles, and he completed his coursework and dissertation for his Doctorate at Ryokan, Los Angeles. His dissertation was on applying the best evidence -based treatment methodology in working within the adoption triad and foster –families. Dr. Armstrong has been in the field of therapy for over 20 years. His experience ranges from private practice, acting as a Clinical Director for several large agencies (one for 15 years for foster youth and their families), psychiatric hospitals, residential and day treatment programs, inpatient and partial hospital settings. His theoretical orientation is focused on Narrative, Cognitive behavioral and, Solution – focused. Before a career in psychology, Ray taught English in France, worked in the fishing / crabbing industry in Alaska, and attended Chef school in Orlando Florida.

Ray has a broad and unique base of experience working with adolescents and young adults. Areas of emphasis include: mood disorders, anxiety, ADHD / ADD, PTSD, conduct disorder, oppositional defiance, substance abuse and eating disorders. He has extensive training and experience working with adults and premarital, marital, and family therapy. Currently, Dr. Armstrong is in private practice and holds a position at Of One Mind as Senior Clinical Therapist and we are proud to have him in our Mental Health Therapy Clinic – Clear Mind Treatment as the Clinical Director.

Personal:

Ray has been married for 18 years and has two teenagers. He enjoys outdoor activities, especially jet skiing and hiking. Ray enjoys traveling, road trips with family, the beach, concerts (has attended over 200 concerts ranging from hard rock, indie to classical.) Ray very much enjoys cars and motorcycles.

RAY ARMSTRONG

Neurology, Psychiatry and Integrative Medicine

Janelle Haider, MD

Clear Mind Treatment – Mental Health Therapy Clinic

Janelle Haider, MD is a triple-trained physician — in neurology, psychiatry and integrative medicine. She thrives when collaborating with like-minded individuals to forward the current standard of nervous system care.

David Needleman, ACSW

David Needleman believes every individual has the power to be the best version of themselves. He places great importance on building a strong rapport with his clients and helping them overcome difficult obstacles. David greets each person with a smile, and encourages everyone to “never give up.” 

David Needleman
Rebecca Gorin

Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor

Rebecca Gorin, AMFT, APCC

Rebecca is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Professional Clinical Counselor. She received her Bachelors in Social Work from Arizona State University and then went on to get her Masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. She has worked with people of various ages across the life span. She began her clinical experience in a Crisis Residential working with individuals experiencing a current crisis and co-occurring disorders. Here she provided psychotherapy, crisis intervention and ran bi-weekly therapeutic groups. These groups included: seeking safety, mindfulness and relapse prevention. She then went on to work at Didi Hirsch’s outpatient clinic. There she provided individual and family psychotherapy, crisis intervention and care coordination services to individuals struggling with mental health, trauma, homelessness and co-occurring disorders. Since then Rebecca has been working as a life coach and psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders, addiction, trauma and co-occurring disorders.

Prior to her clinical experience, Rebecca worked as a Child Development Specialist in a crisis nursery with children experiencing homelessness. She was also a behavioral coach for children exhibiting disruptive behavior and teens in the juvenile justice system. Additionally, she worked with children and adolescents diagnosed with autism. During her Social Work Internship Rebecca developed and facilitated a group for at-risk teens and implemented mindfulness and stress reduction workshops in public schools. She was also involved in efforts to decrease and prevent substance abuse within the community. Additionally, she worked alongside her Professor at ASU conducting research on domestic sex-trafficking.

Rebecca is passionate about and skilled at working with eating disorders, substance abuse, and other self-defeating behaviors. She takes a relational and trauma informed approach with those with whom she works, believing that self-defeating behaviors often develop as a means for survival. Rebecca utilizes individualized and holistic interventions, empowering others to develop a healthy relationship with themselves, discover their authenticity and build a life they want to live.

Psychiatrist

Sandra Cox MD

Sandra Cox MD is a a board-certified psychiatrist. She has been practicing psychiatry for 22 years since graduating residency at the University of Colorado. She is a expert in mood disorders, psychotherapy, to anxiety disorders psychotic disorders attention deficit disorder, trauma induced disorders and substance use disorders.

New York Therapist

Kristen G. Lyndaker, LMSW, Esq.

Kristen holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Columbia University, and a Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law. She also earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Art from New York University.

Kristen has extensive experience helping families and individuals overcome difficult circumstances. Her primary focus is on helping individuals identify strengths to aid in recovery and empowerment, as well as helping resolve conflict. She has extensive experience in adoption, foster care, and family law settings.

Prior to her work with Clear Mind Treatment, Kristen worked as the Director of Development for both Spence-Chapin Adoption and for Generation Ubuntu, NFP.

Therapist

Anna Sawicka, AMFT

Anna received her M.A. in Psychology from Antioch University with a specialization in trauma. She is completing her training Behavioral Tech’s Foundational Training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy and has completed TEAM-CBT Cognitive Level I certification at Feeling Good Institute.

Anna has experience working with issues related to anxiety, mood disorders, addictions, thought disorders, divorce and infidelity, infertility, parenting, relationship distress, family conflict, life transitions, emotional dysregulation, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, addiction, self-harm, PTSD, trauma, and personality disorders. Anna uses a psychodynamic approach, attachment, humanistic orientations, mindfulness, Gestalt as well as DBT, CBT and ACT interventions aimed at enhancing self-efficacy. Anna specializes in working with individual adults, couples, families and adolescents.

Anna is fluent in Polish.

Transformational Coach / Certified Hypnotherapist / Certified NLP Practitioner / Certified EFT Practitioner

Lyudmyla (Milla) Rybak

Milla Rybak is an honors graduate of Hypnosis Motivation Institute, enjoying success in her private Hypnotherapy practice since 2017.

Milla has a passion for helping people successfully adjust to life after experiencing major change. Born and raised in the Ukraine, Milla relocated to her new home in the United States 12 years ago. Through this journey, she overcame resistance, fear, personal challenges and more and gained inner strength, determination and the deep sense of knowing how to navigate the waters of change.

Milla’s lifelong interest, research and study of human behaviors, beliefs and societal customs led her to the realization that “You can do anything you set your mind to do.” Today, MIlla uses Hypnosis, Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), The Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) and many other tools to assist her clients in maximizing the power of their minds to achieve the goals they want while releasing old habits, beliefs and behaviors.

In addition, Milla helps her clients achieve mindfulness, resilience and inner peace through releasing, resistance and fears, implementing tools for successful adaption to change, overcoming physical limitations, and increasing personal success in relationship, career and self-confidence goals.

Languages Spoken: English, Russian, Ukranian

FAMILY & PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER

LATESHA REED, MSN, MBA, FNP, PMHNP

LaTesha is a dual certified family and psychiatric nurse practitioner and was a National Health Service Corps Scholar. LaTesha is currently working on her Doctorate of Nursing Practice where she has focusing on a variety of themes in telemedicine. LaTesha earned her Master of Science in Nursing/Family Nurse Practitioner at Samuel Merritt University and her post-Masters certificate at Regis College in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. LaTesha is fully bilingual in Spanish and has a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the University of Southern California.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, LaTesha loves working in the community setting and offering a unique perspective for her patients. She works hard to create a collaborative relationship with both the patient and the treatment team alongside the patient, in order to meet their medical, psychiatric and addiction goals. Most of her work has been in Federally Qualified Health Centers and she looks forward to applying her energy and compassionate approach to the patients at Mental Health Therapy Clinic – Clear Mind Treatment.

REGISTERED NURSE AND FNP

TANYA SMIT, FNP, AANP

Clear Mind Treatment – Mental Health Therapy Clinic

16 years as an RN, medical-surgical, telemetry, step-down, DOU, and ICU 3 years as a family nurse practitioner;

primary care, urgent care, medical aesthetics, and addiction med Psych mental health nurse practitioner student AANP certified CA licensed RN and FNP X-Waivered (Suboxone license) and DEA license Experience in caring for vulnerable populations and drug and alcohol addicted patients for over 16 years.

ASSOCIATE MARRIAGE & FAMILY THERAPIST

MARCELLE LITTLE, MA, AMFT

Marcelle holds a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology (MA) from Pacifica Graduate Institute and is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT). Additionally, she received her MPH in Community Health Sciences and MA in African Studies from UCLA. Trained in depth psychology, psychodynamic psychology, and mindfulness, she is certified as a Yoga Teacher (two 200-ERYT), HeartMath Coach, Aromatherapist, Hypnotherapist, and Reiki & Harmonyum Practitioner. Marcelle is an Executive Coach for Torch Leadership Labs and is a Post-Masters MFT Fellow for Kaiser Permanente, specializing in Addiction Medicine & Recovery Services (AMRS), counseling both adults and adolescents one-on-one and in group settings.

Marcelle encourages self-reflection and candid communication with a humanistic approach towards relationships. She has traveled to and lived in parts of sub-Saharan Africa and the U.K. and attended a vipassana silent retreat in Colombia. It is her love for varying cultures and ancient meditation practices that has enriched her life and assisted her to understand the human psyche and our desire for interconnectedness. 

PSYCHOLOGIST

DR. NOLAM, PsyD

Dr. Nolan is a licensed psychologist with a PsyD from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her B.S, from Boston University. She has been clinical director at Passages for several years, was an adjunct professor, and was a post-doc at Tarzana Treatment Centers. She is also EMDR trained and does psychological testing, and more.

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