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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Rebecca Heins, Psy.D.

Rebecca Heins, Psy.D.

Dr. Heins joined Creative Care's Dual Diagnosis Treatment Program as Clinical Program Director in 2018. She holds her doctorate in clinical psychology and is a licensed clinical...

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Kelly Jackson, RRW

Kelly Jackson, RRW

Kelly is responsible for overseeing general daily operations from an administrative perspective as our Program Coordinator. She has worked in various treatment centers with dual...

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Cathy Holley, RRW

Cathy Holley, RRW

Cathy began working in the treatment field in 2008. She worked closely with clients in the LGBT community and also assisted clients in navigating their legal issues. In 2010,...

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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 Therapy, EMDR...

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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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Arielle Dorismond, LVN

Arielle Dorismond, LVN

Arielle began her journey in mental health in 2011, when she began working with developmentally disabled adults at Queens Center for Progress, based in New York. She earned her...

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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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Jessica Rappaport, AMFT

Jessica Rappaport, AMFT

Jessica Rappaport AMFT joined Creative Care earlier this year as a member of the clinical team. Jessica holds her Master's degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and...

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Alexandra DeCleene, LMFT

Alexandra DeCleene, LMFT

Alexandra DeCleene has held her masters in clinical psychology since 2001. Her areas of expertise are in abnormal psychology, addiction and family systems. Alexandra’s training...

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Gabrielle Mouton, AMFT

Gabrielle Mouton, AMFT

Gabrielle graduated with her master’s degree in Marital and Family Therapy with Specialized Training in Clinical Art Therapy from Loyola Marymount University. In addition, she...

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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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