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 Program Director
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.
Bre Lawler Executive Assistant/Admissions
We can never obtain peace with the outer world until we make peace with ourselves
Bre moved to Los Angeles about three years ago from the Chicago area. She has always been an advocate for mental health. She is very happy she gets to be part of a community where she can help people become their best selves. Bre believes everyone deserves second chances and is grateful she gets to facilitate that. In her free time Bre freelances makeup and loves helping people feel beautiful on the inside and out.
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.
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.
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.
Allison Roddy, M.A. Intake Coordinator / Therapist / Facilitator
You're braver than you believe, and stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think
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.
Michael Zaky, AMFT Primary Therapist/Group Facilitator
“Once you make a decision, the universe conspires to make it happen.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
Michael graduated from Antioch University Los Angeles in 2020, where he received his master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. He is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and works with mental health and addiction. He uses cognitive behavioral therapy and talk-therapy. The therapeutic relationship is important to him, and he strives to create a safe and nonjudgmental space where issues like trauma and addiction can be discussed. He believes every individual has the capacity to heal and change. Michael works to provide support, empathy, compassion, and encouragement. He also respects that every person is healing and growing at their own pace. In that process, Michael believes in the power of choice, that our decisions alter the course of events in the world and our lives.
Betsy Ryan, MA Primary Therapist/Group Facilitator
"Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness" –Carl G. Jung
Betsy Ryan is a Psychology Assistant with her MA in Clinical Psychology from Alliant International University. Her clinical training includes psychosis, complex trauma, emotional regulation, creative therapy, and mindfulness. Person-centered therapy is her theoretical orientation of choice, which allows her to tailor therapy to the individual needs of her clients while focusing on their strengths, resilience, and personal interests. During her nonclinical hours, Betsy enjoys dancing, reading, writing, and binge-watching horror movies/TV shows with her two cats.
Igor Petrovic Facilitator
A gem cannot be polished without friction
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
Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step
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.
Sarah Hannala Certified Yoga Instructor and Healing Arts Practitioner
To Love with No Intentions. To Love with No Expectations. To Love for Love's Sake.
Sarah is a trauma-informed 400-HR certified yoga instructor, spiritual guide, breathwork teacher, kirtan artist, writer and mental health advocate. With her innate ability to read energy, she is able to address each students’ individual needs. Sarah’s classes are an eclectic blend of urban & traditional yoga practices. Her eccentric personality is expressed by her creative flows and delicately molded playlists. Sarah’s unique teaching style is deeply rooted in Bhakti; the yogic path of love & devotion. Sarah received her first teacher training in 2015 in Urban Bhakti Flow. The following year she received her next teacher training in Sivananda Hatha at their ashram in the Bahamas. She's trained under world renowned teachers such as Grammy award winner Jai Uttal, MC Yogi, Janet Stone, Denise Payne and Rusty Wells. A family friend first introduced yoga to Sarah when she was 15 years old in hopes that it would help with her anxiety and depression. She is strongly driven to support others in their journey to mental clarity using the yogic path after spending many years struggling with her own mental health. Sarah is currently pursuing a degree in psychology on her path to becoming a yoga therapist.
Chaim Rochester Group Facilitator
Sometimes the most powerful act of healing is to allow yourself to be witnessed
Chaim is currently pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Pacifica Graduate Institute, holds a bachelor’s degree in Organizational Development from Champlain College, and has spent over a decade studying with foremost experts in the fields of emotional intelligence, executive coaching, and conscious change leadership. He has also been an active member of the 12-step recovery community for over 15 years. With a professional background in cultural strategy and executive leadership, and a personal history of recovery and transformation, Chaim is passionate about patterns of human dynamics and navigating the complex terrain of stress, conflict, anxiety, and trauma that so often interfere with our ability to move through the world with comfort and freedom. Grounded in depth psychology, liberation psychology, and incorporating the insights of neuroscience and psychoanalysis, Chaim employs a multi-modal psychodynamic approach that is direct, collaborative, and empathetic. Stemming from the belief that the goal of any therapy must ultimately be increased freedom to live as a fully expressed individual, Chaim applies an intersectional, feminist lens to each client’s unique challenges in order to nurture the broadest range of possibility in the service of healing past wounds to live a rich, fulfilling life.
Coleman McClellan, CADC Quality Assurance
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 received his education in Alcohol and Drug Counseling from Intercoast College, and is a Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor 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.
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.