In order to support LSG’s ongoing growth the following adjustments have been made to our management team.

Meremy Needham, LMFT

Director of Admissions, La Selva Outpatient


Recently named as our new Outpatient Director of Admissions, Meremy Needham, LMFT/LPPC, previously served as Program Manager for La Selva’s PHP/IOP programs. As our outpatient programs have experienced significant growth over the last two years, Meremy has taken on added responsibilities in admissions, leading to her new role. As Outpatient Director of Admissions, she will continue to pioneer new pathways for clients accessing mental health care. Meremy uses skills-based interventions and strategies to help clients manage their emotions, improve relationships, and create lives worth living.

Sajana Sagar

Director of Residential Operations


Sajana Sagar recently joined us as our new Director of Residential Services. La Selva Group now has 42 residential beds at five different locations in Palo Alto. Sajana has a master’s degree in social work from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (India) and a master’s degree in criminal justice from Michigan State University. She has worked in the behavioral health field for more than eight years.

Simi Bhaurla

Program Manager – Evening IOP


Simi Bhaurla, LPCC, plays a pivotal role in the expansion of La Selva Outpatient as the program manager for the new Evening Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). With three years of leadership experience, Simi brings a wealth of expertise to this role. Known for her detail-oriented approach, organizational skills, and creativity, Simi is dedicated to implementing a client-centered approach aimed at empowering individuals and fostering overall wellness within our community. By promoting empowerment and inclusivity, Simi strives to create a safe and nurturing environment where all clients can thrive and reach their full potential.

Joseph Ardizzone

Manager of Supportive Housing

Joseph Ardizzone has been promoted to a management position in our Supportive Housing Programs. Prior to his promotion, Joe served as our Peer Specialist. He is a role model for all in the La Selva Community.