Meet the team at Overland IOP
Our team at Overland IOP in Los Angeles, California is dedicated to deliver mental health and addiction treatment experience beyond expectations. We pride ourselves on being highly-skilled professionals, dedicated to providing personal and exceptional care.
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Our Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is for individuals living with a mental health diagnosis and/or struggling with an addiction. IOP consists of individual and group therapy utilizing evidence-based and experiential modalities. Our goal is to provide every client with the skills and tools needed to lead an emotionally balanced and fulfilling life. Discover Yourself & Your Path To Psychological & Emotional Balance with Overland IOP!
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Get to know a little more about our team members. Meet the team at Overland IOP!
Dr. Kalpesh Bhavsar, MD Medical Director
Recovery is not a race. You don’t have to feel guilty if it takes you longer than you thought it would
Dr. Bhavsar is a Board Certified Psychiatrist licensed to diagnose and treat common mental health illnesses, including depression, anxiety, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia, and personality disorders. Dr. Bhavsar's philosophy of treatment is to individualize the treatment according to people's diagnosis, symptom profile, treatment history, and other bio-psycho-social factors. Dr. Bhavsar received his medical education at Government Medical College, Surat, in 1992. Before he moved to Los Angeles, he completed his psychiatry residency training at the University of South Dakota. Dr Bhavsar provides Psychiatry services at various hospitals like PVHMC, BHC Alhambra, Canyon Ridge Hospital, San Antonio Hospital, Citrus Valley Medical Center and Arcadia Methodist Hospital.
Dr. Megan Kain, PsyD Clinical Director
Don't let your struggle become your identity!
Dr. Kain’s current role as a licensed clinical psychologist is a function of her cumulative life experiences. Her professional passion resides in working with various manifestations of systemic trauma; high-need, clinically complex populations that exist at the intersection of legal and mental health issues. Dr. Kain attended the University of Michigan for her undergraduate degree in Psychology, and she received her Masters and PsyD in Clinical Psychology through Antioch University Santa Barbara. Drawing upon her education and training in these arenas, Dr. Kain has had a wide spectrum of stimulating clinical experiences: outpatient level of care, in-patient psychiatric hospitalization, in-home therapy with victims of crime, consulting work to develop and enhance clinical programming at in-patient level of care, working with the Department of Child and Family Services conducting psychological assessments of child survivors of abuse as well as infants exposed in utero to illicit substances. Dr. Kain has had the distinct honor of working with nonprofits such as the Center for Health Justice to increase equal access of inmates in the Los Angeles County Jail system to quality mental health services as well as medical services. Most recently, she served as staff psychologist with the California Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections where she conducted crisis evaluation, mental health assessments, and individual therapy with men at the reception phase of incarceration. Currently, Dr. Kain serves as Clinical Director at Trauma and Wellness Center, an outpatient mental health clinic in Los Angeles. Before her career as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Kain worked as a contemporary dancer; expression through arts is vital to her. She blends her life experience with the knowledge from her training to help others experience the power of the mind and body connection. She is a lifelong advocate for progressive causes and is passionate about LGBTQ rights. Dr. Kain considers her role as Clinical Director with Overland an exciting platform to apply the experiential wisdom and tools accrued and to be able to contribute to a treatment team approach that fully meets the unique needs of our population, and to—overall—stoke hope.
Dr. Rashin D’Angelo, PhD Clinical Consultant
The strongest people are those who win battles we know nothing about
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist (PSY27365), Rashin D’Angelo, PhD, specializes in addiction, trauma, mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder), and co-occurring disorders. Although her theoretical orientation is largely psychodynamic, emphasizing emotional experience as key to personality functioning, she uses an integrative approach with clients, incorporating Jungian and analytical psychology, cognitive behavior therapy, trauma-informed practices, and mind-body techniques to address the individual needs of each client. Dr. D’Angelo earned her MA in Spiritual Psychology at University of Santa Monica (2009) and completed her PhD in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute (2013). Her area of research includes using mind-body approaches in treatment of all addictive disorders. The focus of her clinical experience has been in private practice, community mental health, dual diagnosis treatment centers, in-patient psychiatric hospitals, and forensic settings. In her work with clients and families, she uses a strengths-based approach, empowering individuals to focus on their strengths, in order to discover new and more useful patterns of behavior. Dr. D’Angelo is the Executive Director of Trauma and Wellness Center, a non-profit organization in Los Angeles dedicated to treatment of psychiatric and addictive disorders for underserved communities. She has extensive experience with managing and structuring clinical programs that best meet the needs of clients. Her private practice includes multiple offices throughout the LA region focused on mental health treatment of adults, adolescents, and children. Her work includes clinical supervision of master’s level therapists and psychological assistants at the post-doctoral level with various specializations. She serves as adjunct faculty in the forensic psychology program at The Chicago School for Professional Psychology (TCSPP) and in the Clinical Psychology program at National University.
Andrew Broz Partner/Director of Admissions
Life will always get messy…Suffering is optional
Andrew started his career in acting and modeling at a very young age in a small town in Pennsylvania. To further pursue his career, he moved to NYC at the age of 16 and was immediately working as an agent at Ford Model Agency. By age 25, Andrew relocated to Los Angeles to fulfill his role as the COO of Elite Model Management and went on to later fulfill roles such as casting director and consultant to clients such as Playboy, Vogue, Verizon, Target, Christian Dior, Lancôme, and dozens of others. He was living the "dream life” filled with money, travel, and glamour—yet, he was inexplicably unhappy. There were a few major earthquakes in Andrew’s life: losing a home and assets, experiencing a traumatic divorce, and, finally, experiencing a complete loss of identity. Andrew was spiritually starved, emotionally imbalanced, and was experiencing true dis-ease; he simply could not live like that anymore. Andrew finally took charge of his life by deciding to take on a specific course of study: the study of himself. To look inside and out and to understand his own emotions and psyche. Through the difficult yet treasured process, Andrew learned how to practice many skills that have helped him up until today. Andrew believes in taking a balanced and holistic approach to recovery, including physical, mental, and spiritual aspects.
Raynard Castillo, PMHNP Nurse Practitioner
Heal the heart, don’t hide the pain
Raynard Castillo is PMHNP-BC and a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who practices in a professional, holistic, empathic, and nonjudgmental manner. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, he has the skills in mental health assessment, diagnosis, and medication management. He has experience in the mental health field for over 7 years now. He honed his skills in the care of those with depression, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and psychosis from the child population to the elderly population. His passion is to assist the mental health population and to further his education. His goal for each client is to have them be able to manage their condition and improve their quality of life.
Andrew Franz Director of Operations and HIPAA Compliance Officer
Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear
Andrew Franz hails from Torrance, California, and brings over 15 years of professional experience to Overland IOP. After getting his B.A. in political science from California State University Long Beach, he worked as a paralegal for 9 years in civil litigation defending public entities such as school districts and universities. Andrew has also worked as a Los Angeles County Lifeguard, music instructor for children, and a project manager for a commercial LED light company. Andrew is passionate about recovery and is active both in the A.A. community and a non-profit sober living community for men located in the South Bay that has helped transform his life. In his spare time, “Franz” as he is called by his friends, enjoys all things nature, yoga, meditation, snowboarding, hockey, playing guitar, and hosting and cooking for friends.
Gary Millus, AMFT Primary Therapist/Group Facilitator
Tough times never last, but tough people do!
Gary strives to provide clients with a safe, supportive space for an exploration of inner distress using an empathic, asset-based approach. Through an eclectic mix of theories, he guides individuals to shift from depression, anxiety, addiction and other difficult patterns, toward a newfound sense of peace and harmony. This doesn’t come without its own brand of sacrifice, it takes a lot of self-honesty, self-acceptance and courage. His education, with an emphasis on depth psychology and neuroscience creates a dynamic, evidence-based foundation– moving you from isolation to wholeness. He specializes in working with all forms of addiction, and more specifically, working with those who seek support in their recovery process, including ACA/ACOA. Gary strongly believes that you can only be led as far as your therapist has gone. As a result of the demands of his complete life experience, you are given the best of two worlds- sincere empathy and earned perspective. The self-examined path makes Gary highly qualified to join you where you presently are and to steward you toward a new sense of well-being.
Greysi Vizcardo, MA Therapist / Group Facilitator
Recovery is a process ... not a destination!
Greysi received her Bachelor’s in Psychology from CSU Long Beach and her Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University. She is currently pursuing—and near to completing—a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Greysi has had the opportunity to train and offer therapeutic services at the Ronald McDonald House, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, and Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services, a leading provider of mental health, substance use, and suicide prevention. She works in both English and Spanish, and has worked with diverse individuals, couples, and families including veterans, LGBTQA+, geriatrics, and people with disabilities. Her experience includes treating Anxiety, Depression, PTSD, BPD, Substance Use/Comorbidity, Grief and Loss, Couples Issues, and Parenting Support. Additionally, she facilitates therapy groups where the goal is to provide psychoeducation, skill development, and processing. Greysi’s theoretical approach is a combination of Family Systems, which helps us understand our past, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which helps us work on our present and future. She also implements skills from ACT, Mindfulness, Gestalt, Humanistic, and Positive Psychology.
Liana Grigoryan, M.A., AMFT Therapist / Facilitator
Let your pain birth your process, let your mess become your message. Let your healing journey be a steppingstone and not a stumbling block
Liana received her bachelor’s degree in public health education from Cal-State University Northridge in 2009 and her master’s degree in clinical and counseling psychology from National University in 2017. Liana started her career as a behavioral therapist in 2015, working with children and their families growing through ADHD, Autism and psychological disabilities. She started working with individuals and families growing through addiction and comorbidities since 2016, in various settings. She has facilitated many groups for various court-ordered classes. Liana is working to specialize in trauma, her style is integrated with a humanistic, person-centered, reality-based approach. She believes she is a stop on your journey of healing and is eager to provide tools for wellness.
Adam Welles, AMFT/APCC Therapist / Facilitator
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” ― Rumi
Adam is a Psychotherapist Associate, receiving a Master's in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Adam provides treatment for clients with a range of concerns, including substance abuse, depression, anxiety, confidence, self-esteem, PTSD, family issues, personality disorders, and negative thinking. He has a multi-disciplinary approach including family systems theory, cognitive-behavioral theory, mindfulness, and person-centered therapy. Throughout his life, along with his broad training and experience as a therapist, he has guided others, in developing their own ability to overcome what's happening 'right now', no matter what happened 'back then’, and no matter what concerns there are about the future. Adam provides a compassionate and welcoming relationship to help you feel at ease. As you gain a foothold in the work together, you will make discoveries; And as you progress step-by-step, you will experience new hope, clarity, confidence, and trust in yourself.
Zuzzie Kapas Somatic Integration Specialist
Zuzzie is a Somatic Integration Specialist with a research background in Substance Abuse and Neuroplasticity. She graduated with a B.S. in Behavioral Neuroscience (2007), an MBA in Organizational Development (2012) and earned her post-graduate certificate in Somatic Psychotherapy (2020). With over a decade experience facilitating somatically focused groups in a trauma-informed way, Zuzzie invites participants to co-create an interactive environment that fosters a sense of inclusivity, acceptance and offers an opportunity to re-discover one’s authentic identity. Zuzzie is most interested in supporting mental health and addiction treatment by guiding contemplative movement and expressive arts based groups that assist clients in forging new neural pathways for recovery. Over the years, Zuzzie found the body to be key in re-establishing agency. She facilitates evidence-based, body-oriented tools for self-regulation, grounding and resourcing, as well as, experiential activities with an element of reflective inquiry that engages interoceptive awareness and facilitates integration. Zuzzie facilitates a possibility for each individual to be equipped with reliable somatic awareness skills that support living a grounded, connected and well-integrated life.
Allison Roddy, M.A. Intake Coordinator / Therapist / Facilitator
Allie is completing her final year in the clinical forensic doctoral program at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. In 2018, she graduated from Youngstown State University in Ohio with bachelor’s degrees in both psychology and criminal justice. Allie has over 6 years of experience working in the legal field as well as with law enforcement. Most recently, she worked with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in their VIDA program, where she provided clinical intervention for low-risk at-risk adolescents and their families. In addition to working with adolescents and families, Allie has worked as an individual and couple’s therapist for adults, as well as facilitating psychoeducation and processing therapy groups. Her experience includes treating depression, anxiety, trauma, bipolar, co-occurring disorders, OCD, substance use, grief, and personality disorders. She utilizes an eclectic approach when working with clients, gauging the best fit to meet their needs. Allie also serves as the lead student researcher for the Los Angeles County Child and Adolescent Suicide Review Team and the Assistant Director of Outreach and Media Relations for The Script Conference.
Igor Petrovic Facilitator
Igor Petrovic, finished college for Sport and Physical Education in Novi Sad Serbia. He has worked for High schools as a professor for Physical Education for 6 months before my work visa was approved. He moved to USA to expand his knowledge in coaching, fitness and combat sports ( Boxing, Kickboxing and grappling, more known as a MMA - mixed martial arts ). He’s been coaching for last 12 years. He coaches martial arts, particularly Boxing and Kickboxing because this art helps show you who you actually are, show and reflect your: weakness, strength, insecurity and many other traits that human beings possess, that are easy to be indicated through this combat discipline.
Ana Carolina Facilitator
Ana Carolina is a Quantum Therapist, intuitive Reiki, Numerologist and Sound Healing Practitioner. Her mission is to help people discover their inner light and to flourish as human beings. She has dedicated her life to being a practitioner of holistic healing and to guiding people on their journey to being their best selves and creating an attitude of love, self-care, generosity, abundance, and prosperity. She is passionate about working with quantum meditation, holistic modalities, sound frequencies and vibration for physical and emotional healing. She believes that we all have an inner power, which we need to revisit and rediscover, practicing self-knowledge and the connection of the Universe, this LIGHT will come on.
Chris Kohler Facilitator
Learn how to live out loud so you don’t die inside
Chris Kohler is a registered addiction counselor (ACCBC) and is attending Mount San Antonio College in Walnut, CA working towards his associate's degree. He is an understanding, highly engaged, and passionate group facilitator who has been in the recovery community since 2004, working as a residential aide and recovery mentor. Chris's goal is to help people find their identity outside of their addiction, as well as find a purpose and passion in life. He believes that life is about praising God, punk rock music, and being a good husband and father.
Nathaniel Hodder-Shipp, B.Msc, CADC-II Facilitator
Nathaniel Hodder-Shipp, B.Msc, CADC-II, is President and Founder of Breathwork for Recovery and has worked as a professional healer for over a decade. Using an arsenal of techniques with a special focus on breathwork, Nathaniel has helped thousands of people process trauma, disarm negative thought patterns, and maintain healthy and happy relationships with themselves and loved ones. Nathaniel’s client base ranges from those seeking relief from everyday anxiety to people suffering from severe emotional and physical trauma and desperate for help, and his specialty includes working in addiction treatment facilities to help accelerate clients’ journey to recovery. With this unique perspective and skillset, Nathaniel works full time helping empower people to make the necessary changes in their lives toward long-term health and happiness. As the Founder of Breathwork for Recovery, he trains professionals to use breathwork to treat trauma, mental health, and addiction.
Laurie Dhue, RADT Certified Recovery Specialist
Inspiration comes from many different places; it’s all around us. Want to be inspired? Watch someone get- and stay- sober. The journey of transformation is electrifying!
Laurie Dhue is a Certified Recovery Specialist providing resources and support for individuals and families dealing with the disease of addiction. One of the nation’s leading recovery advocates, Dhue is in long-term recovery from alcoholism and drug addiction. She has worked closely with the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Faces and Voices of Recovery (FAVOR) and the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Dependence (NCADD). Dhue has spoken on behalf of many national recovery organizations including the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and the Caron Foundation. She travels coast-to-coast giving speeches, emceeing events and moderating panel discussions, as well as offering commentary in national and international media. Dhue has had the distinct honor of speaking at the White House in 2014 and 2017 on behalf of ONDCP. She was also a featured speaker at the inaugural UNITE to Face Addiction national rally in Washington, DC in 2015. Dhue appeared in the award-winning 2013 documentary “The Anonymous People” and the 2017 documentary “Reversing the Stigma”, produced in conjunction with OASAS (New York State’s Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse). Prior to her work in the recovery field, Dhue enjoyed a distinguished career as an award-winning national news anchor who hosted shows on all three major cable news networks: CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel. She most recently served as lead news anchor for The Blaze TV. Her 25 years in news has included interviews with numerous world leaders, politicians, entertainers, and prominent newsmakers as well as extensive reporting from the Middle East during the War on Terror. A resident of Los Angeles, Dhue works as a life guidance coach with Start Up Recovery and is a Strategic Advisor to She Recovers, a national women’s recovery advocacy group. She is also a board member of MARR Treatment Centers in Atlanta. Dhue is a graduate of The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a letter-winning member of the women’s varsity swim team and an academic All-American. Laurie Due is also a board member of MARR Treatment Centers in Atlanta.
Arielle Greenwald Certified Yoga Instructor and Healing Arts Practitioner
There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in
Arielle is a trauma- and justice-informed spiritual guide, yoga and breathwork teacher, bodyworker, birth doula, and ceremonialist. She weaves her training and personal experiences as a longtime student of Earth-based spirituality, bodywork, breathwork, Bhakti yoga, holistic food systems, birth, death, marriage, divorce, and motherhood into her offerings. Arielle has been focusing her offerings in addiction recovery since 2019. She believes that our pain is our portal for healing and evolution, that the only way out of our pain is directly through it, and that we are all our own greatest healers and experts of our unique journeys. She envisions a world where people live in deep connection and harmony with their whole selves, their communities, and a regenerated Earth where all life is honored. Her training and certifications come through UC Santa Cruz’s Holistic Health Program, Bhakti Yoga Shala, The Breath Center, Esalen, Bini Birth, Energetic Justice, and Trauma Response and Crisis Care (TRACC). Arielle is currently pursuing her Master's degree in LGBTQ+ Psychology at Antioch University Los Angeles to work toward becoming an LMFT.
Eden Rambod , M.A. Case Manager
Eden Rambod is a Case Manager and Group Facilitator at Overland IOP. With a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, and previous experience in treatment and behavioral interventions, she aims to foster personal and spiritual growth through guidance and acceptance. Her energy promotes self-awareness and inspires change.
Pamela Hammon, MSP Case Manager/ Group Facilitator
My desire is to treat you with the respect and dignity you deserve, while offering the support and encouragement needed as you work towards your goals to improve your life
Pamela Hammon has worked in the field of Social Service for over 30 years. She has a Master’s of Science Degree in Psychology. She received her degree from the University of Phoenix. She enjoys working with people and making a positive difference in their lives. She has not only worked with clients experiencing mental health and substance abuse, but with individuals who have endured homelessness. She is currently an applicant for certification through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals.
Coleman McClellan, RADT Case Manager/Group Facilitator
Nothing changes if nothing changes
CJ has worked in the field of substance use and mental health treatment since 2016. With over 8 years of personal experience in recovery, he brings compassion and empathy when helping clients achieve their goals. CJ studied Alcohol and Drug Counseling at Intercoast College and is currently an applicant for certification through the California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals. As a counselor and group facilitator, CJ believes in a collaborative approach to addressing maladaptive behavior patterns and developing effective coping strategies for the future, empowering clients to succeed in all areas of life.
Jared Jones Admissions Coordinator
Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible
Jared Jones has 12 years of personal and professional experience in substance abuse and mental health treatment. Jared is active in A.A. as well a non-profit structured recovery home where he finds fulfillment in helping newly sober addicts with the common struggles that often occur in the early stages of recovery. He aims to help individuals struggling with addiction and mental health find purpose, passion and promise in their new, sober life.
Zachary Bonanno Lead Technician
Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step
The lead recovery technician at Overland IOP, Zachary has been working in recovery for a year and a half and, personally, has three years of continuous sobriety as part of the recovery community. Zachary finds that being able to be there for someone else as they embark on a journey of self-reform is one of the most fulfilling things he has experienced. Zachary is pursuing a bachelor's degree at Santa Monica College, and plans to transfer to the University of Southern California. His goal is to continue to be there to help others, and he knows that to do so he needs to continue to grow and learn as much as possible to become the best version of himself.
Corbin Heybruch Technician
HEAL THE HEART, DON’T HIDE THE PAIN
An Overland IOP Alumni himself, Corbin knows firsthand the inner turmoil of recovering from mental and substance use disorder. His experience here at Overland motivated him to take back control of his life and find his true passion in becoming a Registered Alcohol/Drug Technician to better aid and inspire others in their recovery. Corbin enjoys mixing music, playing the piano and he finds going to the beach relaxing and refreshing for his sobriety.
Emely Martinez, B.S.,RADT Executive Assistant
There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t
Emely Martinez is an Executive Assistant at Overland IOP. With a Bachelor’s Degree in Rehabilitation Service, and previous experience working for Los Angeles’ Non-Profit shelters and outpatient services for survivors of domestic abuse and runaway-homeless youths, she brings compassion to the emotional journey and assures your process to recover be a smooth transition. Emely is passionate about Suicide Prevention and speaking on Mental and Behavioral Health. She is motivated to pursue her SHRM Certification and Master’s Degree in Social Work, Fall of 2021
Matthew Cohen, B.A. Executive Assistant
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think
Matt Cohen, a native of Scottsdale, Arizona, struggled with his own substance problems for well over a decade. He eventually sought treatment in Los Angeles, where after achieving sobriety, found that he enjoyed working in the field of recovery. Matt has worked at various facilities over the past three years, finally ending up as Executive Assistant at Overland IOP. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication from Arizona State University and is currently pursuing his Master's at CSUN.