Eating Disorder Treatment in Westlake Village, California

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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. 

Alsana in Thousand Oaks:
NOW OPEN

Ventura County is now home to a second Alsana residential treatment center, expanding much-needed care access throughout the greater Southern California community. A caring team of eating disorder treatment professionals welcomes adult clients of all genders, offering holistic residential treatment and industry-leading eating recovery programs in Thousand Oaks, CA.

Alsana in Thousand Oaks, CA, is now open and serving higher-acuity clients out of our beautiful new facility.

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.

Meet the Care Team

    Jessica Harris, LMFT, CEDS

    Regional Executive Director | she/her/hers

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    Jessica Harris, LMFT, CEDS

    As the Regional Executive Director Jessica Harris joined Alsana because of their guiding principles and reputation for providing quality clinical care. She graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Bachelor of Art in Psychology and a minor in Child Development. She obtained her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. Over the past 11 years, she has experience working with adolescents and adults of all genders and their loved ones at all levels of care including (inpatient, residential, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient.) Previous to joining the Alsana team, Jessica opened residential and outpatient eating disorder programs across the nation and oversaw the operations of 11 programs in Washington, Oregon, and California. 

    Jessica loves to cook and try new restaurants, in her spare time she also loves to be outdoors exploring new hikes in the Los Angeles region and reading! 

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    Jeff Radant, MFT, CEDS

    Senior Director of Clinical Services | he/him/his

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    Jeff Radant, MFT, CEDS

    Jeff has been in the eating disorder field for over 30 years. Early in his career, he quickly developed a reputation as being an excellent individual and family therapist. He regularly presented didactic information and led large multi-family groups. He has trained and provided clinical supervision for many MFTs and LSCWs. Jeff has significantly participated in advocacy work. He has lobbied congress for legislation that would make care more available. He was an original board member of the Residential Eating Disorder Consortium (REDC). After years on the clinical side, he transitioned into a role as President and Chief Operating Officer of Monte Nido. Recently, he returned to do clinical work, where he was hired to oversee the residential facilities in Westlake. He has been with Alsana for almost 3 years now.

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    Linda Gorostieta, MSN, RN

    Regional Director of Nursing | she/her/hers

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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 Dean, RN

    Nurse Manager | she/her/hers

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    Taylor Dean, RN

    Taylor Dean graduated from Azuza Pacific University with a bachelor’s degree and her RN license in nursing. Taylor joined Alsana in 2018 with years of experience working with the eating disorder population in a treatment setting. She is passionate about supporting individuals as they go through their treatment journey. Taylor works well within a multi-disciplinary team ensuring that all the client’s needs are being met and supporting to individualize their care.

    In her free time, Taylor loves spending time with her family, dog, and new puppy. Outside of work you can find her outside or at the beach.

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    Hannah Cobb, MFT

    Lead Therapist | she/her/hers

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    Hannah Cobb, MFT

    Hannah is a lead therapist at our residential programs in Thousand Oaks, and Westlake Village, CA. As a primary therapist, Hannah is responsible for providing counseling in forms of individual therapy, group therapy, and meal support.

    Hannah earned her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Pepperdine University. Before coming to Alsana, Hannah worked at a domestic violence and sexual assault counseling center. She also worked with teens struggling with depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance use, and mood disorders. Hannah enjoys spending time with friends and family, kickboxing, shopping, and traveling in her free time. Hannah is passionate about working in the field of eating disorders and finds fulfillment in seeing clients make progress toward reaching their personal goals.

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    Brittni Whitesides, RD

    Dietitian | she/her/hers

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    Brittni Whitesides, RD

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    Elona Brando, RD

    Program Dietician | she/her/hers

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    Elona Brando, RD

    Elona Brando is a Registered Dietitian who received a Bachelor’s degree in Food and Nutrition from San Diego State University, and her dietetic credential from Meredith University. Elona is an accredited member of the American Dietetic Association and the Institute of Functional Medicine. Elona has an extensive background in Integrative Medicine which she uses to help treat Eating Disorders. For fun, Elona likes to spend time with her friends and family, and teach her dog new tricks.

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    Sasha Gordon, RD

    Program Dietician | she/her/hers

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    Sasha Gordon, RD

    Sasha Gordon, RD, received her Bachelor of Science in Public Health from Tulane University, and her Master of Science in Nutrition, Health, and Longevity from University or Southern California. As a registered dietitian, Sasha works hard to help heal client’s relationships with food, improve body image and increase food flexibility. Sasha loves reminding clients that they are more than their bodies and reminding them that food is a way to connect to others.

    In her free time, Sasha loves spending her days at the beach, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family.

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    Jacqueline San Nicolas, APCC

    Primary Therapist | she/her/hers

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    Jacqueline San Nicolas, APCC

    Jacqueline San Nicolas, APCC, has her bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling with a specialization in Music Therapy from Lesley University. Prior to Alsana, Jacqueline worked in outpatient mental health, addictions treatment, and in psychiatric hospitals. Jacqueline is passionate about serving marginalized identities and working to advocate for social justice through providing mental health and promoting holistic wellness. She uses artistic modalities such as music and art to pursue this.

    In her off time, Jacqueline enjoys musical theatre, crocheting, and playing music.

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    Nicole D’Aoust, AMFT

    Primary Therapist | she/her/hers

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    Nicole D’Aoust, AMFT

    As a Primary Therapist at Alsana, Nicole is part of the clinical team providing therapeutic services to clients at our Westlake Village RTC. Nicole is responsible for providing individual, group, and family therapy as well as meal support.

    Nicole earned her M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Prior to moving to California, Nicole received her B.A. in Psychology from Baylor University in Waco, TX where she worked with women veterans who have experienced sexual trauma, researched the retirement of elite performance athletes, and volunteered doing equine therapy. She has clinical experience working with substance use, eating disorders, life transitions, trauma, and sexual well-being.

    Nicole’s passions include eating disorders, sex therapy, performance athletes, and equine therapy. She believes everyone is capable of recovering from their eating disorder and living life to the fullest. She strives to meet each client where they are at to grow therapeutic bonds that inspire the self-trust and self-confidence needed to live fully recovered.

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    Kimber Sanchez, AMFT

    Primary Therapist | she/her/hers

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    Kimber Sanchez, AMFT

    As a primary therapist, Kimber provides counseling in the forms of individual therapy, group therapy, and family therapy.

    Kimber earned her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California Lutheran University. She likes to focus on rebuilding her clients’ relationships. Kimber has a passion for connecting with her clients and helping them pursue their goals.

    Kimber enjoys spending time surfing and playing her guitar in her free time.

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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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    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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