Staff

The experience and expertise of La Selva’s staff support each client in his or her journey toward wellness and recovery.

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<p><center>Brenna Connolly, Psy.D</center>

Brenna Connolly, Psy.D

Clinical Director

Dr. Connolly manages our Discovery Day Program at California Avenue. She is our clinical lead and conducts DBT and CBT groups as well as individual therapy. Dr. Connolly is a clinical psychologist.

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<p><center>Jim Millsap, CPRP</center>

Jim Millsap, CPRP

Executive Director

James Millsap has been directing La Selva Group’s program and services since 2002. Jim has been directing mental health programs for 30 years. Through his client-based vision and leadership, La Selva continues to develop a national reputation of quality care with a personal touch. Office: (650) 617-1759

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<p><center>Anthony Miller, LMFT</center>

Anthony Miller, LMFT

Director of Residential Services

Anthony oversees all La Selva Residential Programs and holds the role of a clinician. He has many years of residential experience that includes the social rehab and harm reduction models, crisis residential, dual diagnosis, and transitional living. He is a firm believer that the greatest power is to empower others.

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<p><center>Victoria Stanton, MD</center>

Victoria Stanton, MD

Chief Medical Officer

As Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Stanton splits her time between seeing patients and managing the Medical Services department. She received her BA in Cognitive Science from Rice University and her MD from the University of California, San Francisco. She completed her psychiatric residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics where she developed a strong interest in community mental health. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology.

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<p><center>Juliana Lockman, MD</center>

Juliana Lockman, MD

Neuropsychiatrist

Dr. Juliana Lockman directs the Functional Neurologic Symptom Disorder (FND) track at La Selva. She works in collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford, where she is Clinical Assistant Professor in Neuropsychiatry. She completed residencies in both Neurology at the University of Virginia and Psychiatry at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Her professional goals include developing effective therapies and improving access to care for clients with FND and related disorders.

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<p><center>Garrick Wang, MD</center>

Garrick Wang, MD

Residential Psychiatrist

Dr. Wang is ABPN Board Certified in Adult Psychiatry and is La Selva Group’s primary psychiatrist. He graduated from Harvard University with an undergraduate degree in Biochemical Sciences and received the National Science Scholar award. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed his residency at Stanford University receiving The NIMH Outstanding Resident Award in 2005.

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<p><center>Greer Murphy, MD</center>

Greer Murphy, MD

Psychiatrist, Addiction Medicine Specialist

Dr. Greer Murphy is a staff psychiatrist at La Selva. He is also Professor of Psychiatry, Emeritus, at Stanford. At Stanford, he trained hundreds of medical students, residents, and fellows, many of whom now practice in the Bay Area. He is board certified in Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, and in the new specialty of Addiction Medicine. For years Dr. Murphy’s Stanford laboratory investigated molecular biology and genetics, and he has over 100 scientific publications. He was also a strength and conditioning instructor for Stanford Athletics, and coached numerous Stanford students. He enjoys getting patients healthy and moving.

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<p><center>Shani Isaac, MD</center>

Shani Isaac, MD

Psychiatrist

Dr. Shani Isaac is a staff psychiatrist at La Selva. She graduated from Harvard Medical School, and is completing her residency at Stanford Hospital and Clinics. She is trained in psychopharmacology, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy. She has a particular interest in substance use disorders with co-occurring mood or thought disorders. At La Selva, she supports the IOP, PHP, and residential programs by providing psychiatric assessment, medication management, and psychotherapy.

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<p><center>Monika Arnold, LCSW</center>

Monika Arnold, LCSW

Director of Outpatient Admissions

Monika oversees admissions and operations in our Outpatient Programs. She is the Associate Director for La Selva Outpatient services. Monika also runs groups and provides individual therapy

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<p><center>Janice Cheng, PhD</center>

Janice Cheng, PhD

Clinical Psychologist

Clinician Janice Cheng conducts group and individual therapy for Residential and Outpatient Programs at La Selva. Janice also works to improve organizational effectiveness and coordinates quality improvement for the Residential Program.

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<p><center>Emily Gray, LMFT</center>

Emily Gray, LMFT

Director of Admissions

Emily, an LMFT, is our Director of Admissions for Residential Services. She worked as a therapist in community mental health with children, adults, and families until joining our team. She is a certified yoga instructor, has a background in mind/body medicine, and is experienced facilitating admissions and providing intakes for persons seeking treatment. She is passionate about helping people navigate systems to get the care they need.

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<p><center>Betsy Harris, LCSW</center>

Betsy Harris, LCSW

Lead Clinician

Betsy conducts groups, individual therapy and case management in our Outpatient Program. She facilitates the trauma track, and focuses on treatments for trauma and PTSD using Dialectical Behavior Therapy and the Seeking Safety curriculum. Betsy facilitates the Shame Resilience group, which based off the work of Brene Brown. Originally from Boston, she brings many years of experience working with clients struggling with dual diagnosis and Axis II disorders in residential and outpatient settings. Her areas of interest include dual diagnosis, personality disorders and trauma.

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<p><center>Martha Zambrano, LMFT</center>

Martha Zambrano, LMFT

Clinician II/Assistant Manager

Martha is a bilingual clinician working with both mono-lingual clients and clients participating in our outpatient program at La Selva. Using a blend of mindfulness and cognitive behavioral therapy, Martha provides short term psychotherapy as well as case management services. Martha is passionate about community work and has worked in various settings including working with at-risk juvenile offenders, survivors of domestic violence and child protective services. Her interests include working with young adults, incarcerated/at-risk populations and family therapy.

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<p><center>Melissa Yant-Hunsinger, LCSW</center>

Melissa Yant-Hunsinger, LCSW

Clinician

Melissa facilitates groups and provides individual therapy and case management in our Outpatient Program. She integrates her extensive experience in psychosocial rehabilitation and community mental health with her clinical training to provide practical and comprehensive care. Her experience working with young families and in parent education informs her work at La Selva, where families are integrated into treatment whenever possible. Her focus is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Anxiety Reduction and Mindfulness.

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<p><center>Kathy Sanguinetti, LMFT</center>

Kathy Sanguinetti, LMFT

Clinician

Kathy is a clinician at The La Selva Group. She provides individual therapy and case management in our Outpatient program. Kathy has expertise in treating people with co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. She facilitates our Seeking Safety curriculum and Relapse Prevention groups. Kathy also facilitates groups of interest to include Mindfulness and Self Compassion.

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<p><center>Julius Kim, LMFT</center>

Julius Kim, LMFT

Clinician

Julius is a clinician in our oupatient program. He focuses his attention on individual and group therapy and coordinates care in the outpatient program. Julius also provides individual and group supervision for our intern program.

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<p><center>Robert Rohde, ASW</center>

Robert Rohde, ASW

Clinician

Robert provides individual therapy and case management for clients participating at the Middlefield Supportive Housing Program as well as facilitating groups in our outpatient program. Robert has been working with those diagnosed with Co-Occurring Disorders since 1998. Robert is passionate about community work and has worked in various settings including in patient behavioral health, residential, partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs. Other areas of interest include CBT, substance abuse, motivational interview and mindfulness.

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<p><center>Cheryl Seltzer, LMFT</center>

Cheryl Seltzer, LMFT

Clinician

Cheryl is a Clinician in our residential facility. She’s been practicing psychotherapy with a holistic orientation since 2011, in agencies supporting adults, children and families. She is passionate about helping people live personally meaningful lives even in the midst of unfamiliar and chaotic circumstances.

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<p><center>Alex Dillard, MFTI</center>

Alex Dillard, MFTI

Clinician

Alex Dillard is the Assistant Manager of Supported Housing.

Alex has worked in residential and outpatient programs for over ten years, including at a homeless and runaway youth shelter. Alex is interested in the intersection of spiritual and psychological development.

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<p><center>Aaron San Nicolas, MFTI</center>

Aaron San Nicolas, MFTI

Clinician

Aaron is a clinician assigned to our Residential Treatment program. She is currently pursuing board certification as an art therapist. She previously worked at the San Francisco VA Hospital serving Veterans. Her specialty interests include art therapy, trauma, intergenerational trauma, and the impact of culture in therapy.

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<p><center>Jurek Aleksander, PhD</center>

Jurek Aleksander, PhD

Residential Lead Therapist

Jurek has been with La Selva Group for over 12 years. He received his PhD in psychology at ITP (through Sofia University) in Palo Alto. In addition to leading the residential clinical team and coordinating clients’ care & recovery, he also conducts groups at California Ave: they include Heart & Mind Alignment, Family Constellation, Poetry and Archetypes, and psycho-dynamic experiential group. His approach is eclectic, holistic and pragmatic interwoven with healthy sense of humor & spirituality.

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<p><center>Leticia Prado, LVN</center>

Leticia Prado, LVN

Nurse

Leti is a member of our nursing team and works weekends at our Residential Program.

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<p><center>Kevin McKellar, RN</center>

Kevin McKellar, RN

Nursing Services/Medication

Kevin provides nursing services and medication oversight at our Residential Program.

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<p><center>Mariella Lauriola, PhD</center>

Mariella Lauriola, PhD

Clinician

Mariella is a clinician working at our Residential Treatment program, currently pursuing board certification as a psychologist in California.

Mariella received her Ph.D. in clinical neuropsychology in Italy and completed her pre-doctoral internship at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center, working with adults and older adults affected by neurodegenerative diseases. She is currently training in psychotherapy, familiarizing with therapeutic approaches like CBT/DBT, family, couples and trauma informed therapy.

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<p><center>Lauren "Maya" Kehoe</center>

Lauren "Maya" Kehoe

Supportive Housing Specialist

Maya is a Supportive Housing Specialist assigned to our Supportive Housing program. She is a counselor at the Supportive Houses, Lowell and Middlefield; she also teaches classes, on Planning Your Future and Health and Wellness, for the Outpatient program.

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<p><center>Lourdes Robles-Velazquez</center>

Lourdes Robles-Velazquez

Office Manager

Lulu is our office manager for Residential Services. Lulu is also a volunteer at NAMI as a facilitator for the Spanish Family to Family group.

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<p><center>Dana Birdsong</center>

Dana Birdsong

Outpatient Administrative Assistant

Dana coordinates outpatient administrative services at our Residential Program.

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<p><center>Kristin Dawson</center>

Kristin Dawson

Group Facilitator

Kristin is a Group Facilitator at La Selva. As a certified Wellness Recovery Action Plan Facilitator, she conducts WRAP groups twice a week, in addition to facilitating the LGBTTQQIIAAP (Rainbow) Group, and the evening/Alumni Program. Kristin is a graduate of the La Selva program and Notre Dame de Namur University.

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<p><center>Marilyn Martin, MA, MHRS</center>

Marilyn Martin, MA, MHRS

Outpatient Case Manager

Marilyn Martin, MA, MHRS, provides private pay case management services to individuals who need strategic support to manage all the aspects of their recovery from mental illness. She supports clients to define and to work toward their goals. That can include applying for benefits or housing, resuming meaningful day activity, or anything else essential to re-creating a meaningful life. Her extensive experience includes both mental health and dual recovery.

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<p><center>Gail Campanale, MFT</center>

Gail Campanale, MFT

Director of Quality Improvement

Gail manages our Quality Improvement department.