WHO WE ARE

A dual diagnosis, holistic women’s progam specializing in the complexities of women’s mental health and addiction issues. With a dynamic, multidisciplinary team, we bring an attachment-based and relational-focused integrated approach to our individualized treatment.

Michelle Heymann, MA, CADC II, MFTI

Michelle Heymann M.A. CADC II, has worked in the mental health field since 2001 as a counselor, therapist, and the coowner-operator of a sober living home and mental health transitional home for women.  She specializes in addiction treatment, case-management, and family counseling, is DBT informed and consults with treatment centers nationwide.

Michelle received her masters in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and her Drug & Alcohol Certification from UCLA. She is a therapist in private practice in West Los Angeles.Read More

She is a member of California Consortium of Addiction Programs Professionals (CCAPP), Women’s Association of Addiction Treatment and American Counseling  Association. Michelle has appeared on KLEAN Radio and has worked with HEROES In Recovery telling her personal recovery story in hopes to inspire and help others.

Fiona A. Ray, MA, LMFT

A board certified and licensed marriage and family therapist, Fiona Amanda Ray brings over 15 years experience to the field of psychology and has worked in a wide-range of clinical settings, including but not limited to: non-profit and for-profit, inpatient and outpatient substance abuse and mental health facilities. Described by colleagues and clients alike as “authentic,” “straightforward” and “honest,” the locus of Ms. Ray’s efforts lie in facilitating the growth and transformation of the lives of clients and their families.Read More

Ms. Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Behavior, an M.A. in Clinical Psychology, and is currently a Doctoral candidate working on a clinical case study dissertation. She co-founded Casa Bella Recovery Services in March 2007 beginning with sober living options for women and recently expanded to provide extended care and continuing care options. She is board certified in Sober Living Management and Crisis Intervention, and a proud and active member of many organizations, including member of the Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment, the American Counseling Association and the California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists.

With a passion for helping others, Fiona splits her time and holds position as Clinical Director of Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers overseeing all treatment programs. In this capacity, she supervises the clinical department by developing, managing and implementing protocols, procedures and programming aimed to enhance the clinical experience. Fiona collaborates with other members of the management team to ensure effective communication and coordination between all facilities. Additionally, Fiona takes an active role in clinical outreach, locally and nationally, and new business development.

Ms. Ray stands out for encouraging her clients to examine their lives as a whole, and not a series of disparate parts, and to meet each obstacle as an opportunity for introspection, personal growth and improvement, emphasizing the significance of taking control of their own lives. “My goal is to create an environment that is both healing and empowering for people,” she says.

Ms. Ray and her family reside in Los Angeles.

Dr. Ellie Mizani

Medical Director

Dr. Ellie Mizani is a psychiatrist specializing in child, adolescent and adult psychiatry and addiction medicine. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Mizani completed her undergraduate and medical studies at UC Irvine. She also completed her psychiatric and child and adolescent psychiatry subspecialty training at the UC Irvine Medical Center.Read More

During the last year of her child psychiatry training, Dr. Mizani served as Chief Fellow and graduated with commendation. Dr. Mizani also trained at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, focusing on pediatric psychopharmacology for ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and autism.

Dr. Mizani has worked at some of Los Angeles’ most prestigious hospitals. She is currently an attending physician at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in the department of Psychiatry as a Consultation-Liaison psychiatrist. Prior to starting the Mental Health Center, Dr. Mizani was also Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine at USC and an attending physician at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Her role there was one of a psychiatric consultant for medically-ill youth with mood, pain, cognitive, and chemical dependency issues. She is one of few psychiatrists practicing in the Los Angeles area with formal training in addiction medicine.

OUR TEAM

Brie Rosenfield, MA, LMFT

Director of Family Program

David Wiss MS RDN

Director of Nutritional Programming

Stevie Stier

Case Manager & Counselor

Norma Johnson

Case Manager & Counselor

Cyndee Schaefer

Sober Living Manager

Melissa Mendoza

Facility Manager

Briene Riese

Program Mentor

Tessa Altobello

Program Mentor

Mackenzie Sober

Program Mentor

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