Professional Staff

Founders

Morteza Khaleghi, PhD, LMFT

Morteza Khaleghi, PhD, LMFT

Renowned for his clinical insight and pioneering efforts to bring psychoanalytic thinking to dual diagnosis populations, Dr. K has led the Creative Care organization to find and...

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Karen Khaleghi, PhD

Karen Khaleghi, PhD

First, as a parent, second as a practitioner, Dr. Karen Khaleghi speaks to parents and organizations about the formation of addiction, the critical aspects of nature and nurture,...

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Leadership

Farrah Khaleghi, Psy.D.

Farrah Khaleghi, Psy.D.

Dr. Khaleghi began working with Creative Care in 2018 after training at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Twin Towers Correctional Facility, Harbor-UCLA, and the Union Rescue...

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Alexandra Edwards, Psy.D, LMFT

Alexandra Edwards, Psy.D, LMFT

Dr. Edwards began working with Creative Care in 1997 at its original mental health facility in Northridge, CA. Dr. Edwards holds her doctorate in psychology and is a licensed...

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Justin Huft, LMFT

Justin Huft, LMFT

Justin holds a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy, and a master’s degree in sociology. He is certified in substance abuse disorders and LGBT-affirmative psychotherapy...

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Annie L. Newman, AMFT

Annie L. Newman, AMFT

Annie received her M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University.  Her work integrates therapeutic modalities including Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioral...

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Medical

Daniel Son, M.D.

Daniel Son, M.D.

Dr. Daniel Son came to Creative Care with an extensive background and training in many different psychotherapies, including Psychodynamic, CBT, Family Therapy and Recovery...

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Danna Engelberg, PMHNP-BC, LMFT

Danna Engelberg, PMHNP-BC, LMFT

Danna began working at Creative Care in 2006 at its original Northridge mental health facility. In 2008, she graduated from Pepperdine University with her Master's Degree in...

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Minh Ann Lee, RN

Minh Ann Lee, RN

Minh earned her Licensed Vocational Nursing (LVN) from Valley School of Allied Health. She completed her Registered Nurse (RN) degree in 2018 and has an active license in...

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Clinical

Daniel Hai, Psy.D.

Daniel Hai, Psy.D.

Dr. Daniel Hai is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist who combines the latest research with the knowledge he has gained in his years of practice and lifelong study of both...

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Jessica Borboa, AMFT

Jessica Borboa, AMFT

Jessica graduated with her Master’s Degree in Psychology with an Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She is currently a registered AMFT with the...

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Jess Perez, AMFT

Jess Perez, AMFT

Jessica Perez (Jess) graduated with her master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy with an Emphasis in Clinical Counseling from Touro University. She is currently a...

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Direct Care Staff

Admissions & Outreach

Operations, Administration & Compliance

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