Maria holds a Master’s Degree in both Clinical Psychology from the New School for Social Research and in Social Work from New York University. She also earned a bachelor’s in Psychology from State University of New York – Purchase. Maria has strong clinical skills, working with clients in different settings. One of her passions is running and implementing DBT skills groups to help clients with anxiety, depression, substance abuse disorders, as well as personality disorders.
Prior to her appointment as clinical director at Clear mind treatment, Maria worked as a program director for Paradigm treatment centers and as a Treatment Coordinator for New York Presbyterian Hospital’S PHP program. (Rated as one of the top ten hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.) In addition she served as a clinician at an intensive outpatient program at Yale New Haven Hospital and prior to that at Napa State Hospital in California.
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 Clearmind Treatment as the Clinical Director.
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.
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 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.”
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.
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 Clear Mind Treatment.
- Monday9:00 - 4:00
- Tuesday9:00 - 4:00
- Wednesday9:00 - 4:00
- Thursday9:00 - 4:00
- Friday9:00 - 4:00
- SaturdayBY APPT ONLY
- SundayBY APPT ONLY