Staff


Insight Treatment Team is committed to providing effective and innovative treatment for teens and families. Our multi disciplinary team is comprised of PhD’s, LCSW, and Masters Level and CADAC level counselors. Ancillary staff includes Psychiatrist, Fitness Trainers, Tutors, and other specialty therapists. Our pool of specialists allows Insight to provide innovative and comprehensive services for each individual.

 

Anthony Lopez, CAS
Program Director & Founder / CEO

anthony@insighttreatment.com

Anthony has over 25 years of experience working with adolescents struggling with substance abuse and behavioral problems as a Certified Addiction Specialist and an Interventionist. Trained by The Johnson Institute, the Bradshaw Institute, as well as the Speare-Raiter Systemic Family Intervention Model, Anthony has provided his expertise and support to thousands of teens and their families. Before creating Insight Treatment Program, Anthony founded Discovery Behavioral Health, and managed in-patient treatment programs for adolescents. Today, Anthony specializes in working with teens that have failed in other programs using a combination of behavioral and experiential techniques.

 

Lynne Friedman-Gell, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist PSY #22107.  Clinical Director and Program Therapist

lynne@insighttreatment.com

Lynne is a licensed clinical psychologist who provides clinical supervision and psychological services including individual and group therapy at insight Treatment Program.  She is also the Clinical Director of the Insight Eating Disorder Program, Insight’s newly developed eating disorder track for adolescents.  Lynne’s specialties include addiction, eating disorders, pathological gambling, trauma, and attachment/ relational issues in adult and adolescent populations.  Lynne has worked extensively with dual-diagnosis clients with co-occurring disorders such as personality, mood, anxiety, and self-harming behaviors along with addiction and/or eating disorders.  Lynne has been certified in Addiction Studies since 1996 and involved in the recovery community since 1992.  In her private practice, in Studio City, CA, she finds practical utilization for her research into adolescent problem behaviors and resiliency as well as her research into the interrelationship between attachment, quality of life, spirituality, and time clean.

Lynne received her Masters and Doctorate in Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology and completed 2 years of advanced training in Contemporary Psychoanalytic-Psychodynamic Theory and Practice at the Wright Institute Los Angeles where she also trained with the Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorders Program.  Lynne is also a Level II trained practitioner in the Trauma Resiliency Model , a model of treatment designed to stabilize the nervous system and to reduce/and or prevent the symptoms of traumatic stress.  It is an integrative mind-body intervention focusing on the biological basis of trauma and the body’s automatic defensive response to threat and fear.  This treatment modality integrates current research about the brain and somatic based therapies.  Lynne was also trained by the State of California to provide treatment for Pathological Gambling to individuals and their families.  Lynne works from an integrated style, which includes psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, somatic, spiritual and existential modalities with a goal of helping the individual and family obtain healthier and more sustainable relationships with self and others.  Her passion is towards helping individuals and families achieve recovery of body, mind, emotion, and spirit in order to live healthy and fulfilling productive lives.

 

Joanne Barron, Psy.D. PSY 25733, CADC , National Outreach Director

joanne@insighttreatment.com

Dr. Barron is a licensed Clinical Psychology as well as a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor.  Her vast experience working with adolescents includes helping to start some of the first Los Angeles  teen alcohol and drug programs.  Joanne is one of the founding members of WAAT (Women’s Association for Addiction Treatment) as well as AYARN (Adolescent & Young Adult Resource Network).  Her Post Doctoral Training includes completion of Levels I and  II Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM). Dedicated to helping parents navigate through problems with their teens, Joanne is passionate about providing quality treatment. Additionally trained as an interventionist, Joanne has been a frequent speaker and consultant for local schools and organizations.

 

Anna Asefi, M.A., MFT-RI 65018, Program Therapist (Supervised by Lynne Friedman-Gell, Ph.D., PSY22107)

anna@insighttreatment.com

 As a marriage and family therapist intern here at Insight, Anna facilitates groups and provides individual, couples, and family therapy. Along with a Bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Southern California and a Master of Arts degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from Pepperdine University, Anna has a background in community mental health counseling and extensive training in the treatment of substance abuse and self-injurious behaviors among adolescents. In her practice, she often utilizes an integrative therapeutic approach by incorporating various therapeutic interventions and techniques into her treatment plans.

 

Randi Drasin, RD

randi@insighttreatment.com

Randi Drasin is a registered dietitian, a certified personal fitness trainer, as well as a gymnastics and PE coach. Specializing in weight management and physical fitness, Randi has been providing enrichment to Insight Treatment Program for teens since 2007, and more recently has joined the eating disorder program. As the owner of Randi’s Fitness for Kids, an after school program designed to enrich the lives of children through fitness and arts, Randi has gained over 16 years of experience working with kids and teens.  She is currently earning her Masters degree in Nutrition at California State University at Northridge (CSUN). She is a member of the American Dietetic Association and sits on the Executive Board of the California Dietetic Associations, Los Angeles District. She is certified in Weight Management for Children and Teens.

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