Eating Disorder Treatment in Westlake Village, CA | Alsana®

Eating Disorder Treatment in Westlake Village, California

When an individual receives early, adaptive, and developmentally appropriate care, their recovery from disordered eating is not only possible, it’s probable!

Welcome to Westlake Village, CA

Alsana in Westlake Village, CA offers a serene environment, ideal for whole healing. Our holistic programs are open and accepting new admissions.

 

Alsana’s Westlake Village, California location is now proud to offer treatment for ED-DMT1 (“Diabulimia”) clients. 

Eating Disorder Treatment Programs

We want you to succeed and we know the first step is often the hardest. At Alsana in Westlake Village, California we offer three levels of care that are essential to recovery success. The ability to step up or down throughout treatment is always an open option.

Our Westlake Village, CA Staff

Linda Gorostieta, MSN, RN

Regional Director of Nursing

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Linda Gorostieta, MSN, RN

As the Regional Director of Nursing for California, Linda is responsible for overseeing the nursing teams, as well as the delivery, and quality of nursing care at all California residential and outpatient facilities. Linda works collaboratively with the National Nursing Director, and the clinical multidisciplinary team to ensure the utmost quality of care is delivered to our clients. 

Linda earned her Master’s degree in Clinical Nurse Leadership from The University of San Francisco. Before coming to Alsana, Linda has worked in acute care in the Bay Area in Labor and Delivery, and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. In her free time, Linda enjoys local Santa Barbara beaches, watching scary movies, scouring antique stores, and pizza. 

Linda is most passionate about family, helping others, and all things mental health. Linda finds fulfillment in making others smile and helping solve problems. 

Linda’s background also includes working as a legal assistant in San Francisco before deciding to become a nurse.

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Taylor-Rose Olea, RD

Lead Dietitian | she/her/hers

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Taylor-Rose Olea, RD

Taylor-Rose Olea is the Registered Dietitian at Terra in Westlake. She earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Dietetics & Food Administration from California State University Long Beach and completed her dietetic internship with Keith & Associates.

Before joining the Alsana team, Taylor-Rose worked at a few other eating disorder treatment facilities in California. As a dietitian, Taylor-Rose is an integral component of our client’s path to recovery. She is eager to rebuild our clients’ relationships with food and their bodies while providing compassion and support throughout their journey.

In her free time, Taylor-Rose is a circus performer who can often be found relaxing on the beach with friends or snuggling up with her two cats and a cup of tea.

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Nicole Beatty, BA

Program Director | she/her/hers

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Nicole Beatty, BA

As Program Director for Alsana, Nicole welcomes new clients to Alsana and ensures each individual feels supported on their recovery journey.

Nicole earned her BA in Psychology from CSU Channel Islands and is currently in her Master’s Program at California Lutheran University to earn her MS in Counseling Psychology (MFT). She has worked in eating disorder treatment for over three years, in various roles, and believes supporting clients on their recovery journey is the most rewarding experience. Nicole is most passionate about creating a safe, welcoming, and supportive environment for clients and finds fulfillment in supporting clients on their recovery journey.  

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Shilpa Jindani, MD

Physician | she/her/hers

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Shilpa Jindani, MD

Dr. Shilpa Jindani is a board-certified diplomat of the American Academy of Family Medicine. She received her training in India at Sawai Man Singh Medical College and completed her residency in Family Medicine at the University of Vermont. She is currently practicing as a Family Medicine Physician in California and Medical Director at Health Net. 

Dr. Jindani is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and the California Medical Association. Before joining Alsana, she was a staff physician at Ventura County Medical Center. She serves as the Vice President of Tri Valley Indian Medical association and is on the Medical Advisory Board of a startup, eFind-a-Doc.

Dr. Jindani believes in overall health maintenance through integrative, preventive, and mental health. Her passion is taking care of her patients, and in her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and yoga.

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Ashley Benjamin, MD

Psychiatrist | he/him/his

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Ashley Benjamin, MD

As the psychiatrist at Alsana’s Westlake Village locations, Dr. Ashley Benjamin brings a wealth of knowledge from his diverse background. He has a medical degree from Kansas University and a master’s in exercise and physiology/physical education from Ohio State University. Dr. Benjamin has been certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 2000.

Dr. Benjamin is a member of the International Society of Sport Psychiatry, the California Psychiatric Physicians Association, and the American Psychiatric Association. Before joining Alsana, he was a staff psychiatrist serving Ventura County Behavioral Health. His background includes leadership and psychiatry at various levels of care, expertise in research, publishing, and teaching.

Dr. Benjamin practices addiction and sport psychiatry. Currently, he is a reserve Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force, serving 21 years, 8 of which were active duty.

Dr. Benjamin aligns with our Adaptive Care Model in providing holistic quality care to our clients. He also believes in Alsana’s Guiding Principles as a basis to support the growth and development of the team.

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Kate Kaczor, RD, CEDRD, CSP, CSOWM

Lead Dietitian – Alsana Luna

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Kate Kaczor, RD, CEDRD, CSP, CSOWM

Kate is a lead dietitian with Alsana and a certified intuitive eating counselor. She is excited to be part of a team that is passionate about recovery and dedicated to finding innovative ways to fight eating disorders.

Seeing clients transform through the recovery process is a privilege that Kate holds close to her heart. When clients go from a place of truly fearing food and being disconnected from their lives, to being able to face their fears and embrace life is the driving force behind the work Kate does.

Kate’s experience includes working in several leading eating disorder treatment facilities throughout the US as a dietitian and director of nutritional services. She was an integral part of the development of specialized treatment for clients suffering from binge eating disorder, and developing a phase system for clients in PHP.

Kate completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Nutrition-Dietetics at Winthrop University. She then went on to complete her dietetic internship at The University of Minnesota in affiliation with The Emily Program.

As a recent transplant to California, Kate enjoys spending time on the beautiful beaches and taking in the sunshine. Having grown up on a chrysanthemum farm, she also loves watching HGTV, traveling, and exploring open houses.

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Hod Rubenstein, RN

Nurse Manager | she/her/hers

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Hod Rubenstein, RN

As the charge nurse at Alsana Luna with a 13-year background in social work, Hod has always been drawn to the helping professions. She feels her role at Alsana is the perfect way to combine her two degrees and her passion for helping others.

Hod brings with her years of experience in residential eating disorder centers. She finds it rewarding to build relationships with clients and to offer them guidance and support at a time when they need it most.

Hod began her career with a BA in psychology from Tufts University and continued on to earn a master’s degree in social work from Columbia University. After working as a social worker for many ears, Hod decided to go back to school at Los Angeles County College of Nursing and Allied Health to become a nurse.

Hod is the first person in her family to have been born in America and holds dual citizenship in the United States and Israel, where her family is from.

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Jeff Radant, MFT, CEDS

Senior Director of Clinical Services

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Jeff Radant, MFT, CEDS

Jeff has 30 years of experience working in the eating disorder recovery field. Before joining Alsana in 2020, Jeff served as President and COO of MonteNido Treatment Center from 1996 to 2016. During that time, his contributions resulted in tremendous growth and increased access to vital services for those in recovery. He also has four years of experience as a real estate agent, three years of experience in construction work, and two years of experience as high school math and history teacher.

Jeff describes himself as empathetic, competitive, and as someone with good values. He puts his spirituality first, then family, followed by career, and finally, fun. His hobbies include watching and playing sports, reading, and travel.

Jeff earned his Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Religion from Wheaton College in 1981, his Master of Arts in Theology from Fuller Seminary in 1985, his Master of Arts in Marriage, Family, and Child Therapy from California Family Study Center in 1991, and his Certificate in Psychoanalytic Studies from Los Angeles Institute and Society for Psychoanalytic Studies in 1999. His current role at Alsana is to provide clinical leadership in Westlake.

Jeff is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) and the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP).

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In their own words

Let Alsana help you write your own story of hope and healing. We would like to be your eating recovery community

  • The staff at Alsana proved to be extremely talented in the art and the skill of not colluding with my eating disorder while...

    also not treating me as if  I was an eating disorder. They treated me like the real, whole person that I had lost sight of. They have an ability to hold nuance gently and they aren’t afraid to wade into the hardest waters, which is so much more helpful than receiving treatment that is guided by a rigid manual. There is an unbelievable amount of safety at Alsana because of this and my gratitude is crazy high!
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    Sydney
    Sydney
  • As I began to apply the knowledge I gained from Alsana into my daily life, I found that my anxiety, guilt, shame ...

    and self-criticism steadily faded like a candle flickering on its last legs. I found authentic joy in things I used to reprimand myself for doing. I took, and continue to take pride in the progress I made and continue to make. Most importantly, I am now capable of self-acceptance and self-love whether I succeed, fail or anything in between.
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    Paul
    Paul
  • Before coming to Alsana, I had never had a treatment experience in which the "how" and "why" of the eating ...

    disorder were addressed. This has proven to be essential in my treatment at Alsana and also in my daily life as a member of society. Alsana providers led me through so much illuminating self-reflection about topics that I had never before considered relevant to my treatment, recovery, or self in general. Alsana staff appreciate and treat the individual, and I felt this in and outside of therapy sessions. They always humored my random geography facts and propensity to trail glitter wherever I went. 🙂 Ultimately, my treatment experience at Alsana taught me how to be a shamelessly authentic individual, and it gave me a sense of safety to explore what it means to be myself. With so much love,
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    Kate
    Kate

Residential Treatment Programs

Alsana is proud to serve clients across the the United States at Residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care. We also offer Virtual Treatment options.

We will support you in finding your balance, purpose and possibilities. Welcome to Alsana. We are so glad you found us.

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