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Meet The Team

  


Dr. Katerina Rozakis, Ph.D., LCSW, DAPA, BCIM

  As a Natural Health Educator, Wellness Coach, Psychotherapist-licensed clinical social worker in private practice, Dr. Rozakis is committed in helping individuals achieve a healthy, balanced lifestyle. She is a Doctor of Natural Health, a Certified Diplomat in Psychotherapy Association and Board Certified in Integrative Medicine. Membership with the National Association of Social Workers for over 24 years and holds a certification with the Academy of Certified Social Workers; American Psychotherapy Association and American Association of Integrative Medicine.
 
  Dr. Rozakis has many years of experience in hospital settings. For more than six years, she has facilitated a weekly Family Support Group.
She has developed and directed both inpatient and outpatient treatment programs. Her deep commitment to serving humanity has compelled her to volunteer her time and expertise working as a lay therapist for abused and neglected children. Dr. Rozakis has served on the Education Committee with the Alzheimer's Association. She has vast experience with the Life Cycle Model. Board member of Heaven's Door Cancer Foundation (cancer survivor). Dr. Rozakis is a contributing writer for GEV Magazine writing about living a healthy and beautiful life inside and out. She also runs supports groups on how to Release Your Goddess and live fearlessly!

 

Psychotherapy * Integrative Medicine * Coaching * Consulting * Writing * Presentations * Motivational Speaker * Women's Health * Psycho-oncology * Cancer Support & Integrative Care

"Youth has no age" Pablo Picasso

 

 

Caroline Allen LCSW LIC 28904, C-ASWCM, CSW-G

  Caroline comes with a wealth of experience in Psychotherapy and counseling with over 30 years of experience working with individuals and families in the healthcare industry. Caroline also has experience providing case management, suicide and crisis intervention, grief counseling and life coaching.

  Caroline’s specialty is working with patients and their loved ones at end of life creating mindfulness and meaning and helping families through the very sensitive and often difficult journey of transition. Caroline also brings a long history of working with Holocaust Survivors and their families embracing each day and providing education, support and counsel in the area of PTSD, Depression and Anxiety Disorders.


"It is not the big things in life that shape our world but that which makes us human, it is the essence of our being, our hearts"

 

Christina Balboni, MSW, ACSW

 Hello, my name is Christina Balboni. I am a native to the Tri-Valley area. Being a late bloomer in life, my family and I have achieved a Master’s degree in Social Work (I do believe life is a team effort) and I work within the healthcare and elderly population; where I have found my passion. My family includes two older teens and a Pomeranian puppy; all of whom keep me on my toes. Currently I am working towards my license in clinical social work and always expanding my skill set, education and experience.

 I am coordinating quality of care and receiving supervision from Dr. Katerina Rozakis and Caroline Allen, LCSW which further fosters my team approach philosophy.

 



Laura L. Benn, RN, CCRN, CCM


  Laura is the President and Founder of Guided HealthCARE. She is a Registered Nurse Nationally Board Certified in Critical Care and Case Management. Laura earned her degree in Nursing at St. Joseph Hospital School of Nursing and Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. She brings an additional 17 years of business experience in the marketing, advertising and entertainment industries and over 20 years of Neuro-Trauma, Coronary Care and Medical-Surgical Intensive Care Nursing to Guided HealthCARE. Laura transitioned her work from the Critical Care setting to the community to support patients, families and the medical team as they navigate the healthcare system.

 

Guided HealthCARE.

 

Laura and the team at Guided HealthCARE works closely with the Insight for Wellness team to coordinate care and provide the best treatment outcomes.

Kiran C. Easwarachandran, LCSW


  Kiran Easwarachandran has practiced as a body-mind psychotherapist for over 15 years and is currently licensed as a clinical social worker (LCSW) in both California and Arizona. Her lifelong love and passion for the potent healing magic of dance moved her to further pursue accreditation as a dance/movement therapist in order to bring an even deeper holistic integrated experience through the therapeutic process. Kiran has worked in private and agency practice for many years with a specialized focus in women’s health and trauma issues as well as expressive arts group process work with children, adolescents and adults. With a background in diversity training, racial justice work, graduate level teaching and clinical supervision, she strongly believes in the value of systemic and social change and healing at all levels of practice. With her multi layered background as a psychotherapist, an educator and a dance instructor Kiran created Bollywood Dance Fusion™, her own trademark body mind centered therapeutic movement practice, through which she has worked with people recovering from heart disease, substance abuse survivors, incarcerated youth, nursing staff, preschoolers, Holocaust survivors, and people challenged with spinal cord injuries. Through this movement practice clients create healthier movement patterns, address issues of stress, internalized trauma, body image issues, core grounding and work towards a more integrated body-mind sense of self. For additional information about her work please visit

www.kirane.yolasite.com



 

Payal Mehta, LPCC


  Payal Mehta is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with experience in the field of counseling and psychology for over 15 years. Her specialization is in working with teens, young adults, parents and individuals with issues such as anxiety, parental concerns, work stressors, grief, academics, relationship stressors, self-esteem and other day-to-day challenges.

  Her experiences having lived in many different countries has given her a deep respect and understanding for all religions and she also specializes in working with multi-ethnic individuals. Her approach to treatment is practical, collaborative and solution focused and she utilizes a wide variety of techniques including cognitive-behavioral, play therapy, mindfulness, and solution focused. For more information on Payal Mehta's experiences, please visit her website:

mindfittherapy.com.

 

Mary Ann Konarzewski, CMT, CMLDT 

  Mary Ann has been a professional massage therapist for over twelve years. She is state certified and a member of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. In addition to her private practice at HeartSong, she was employed for twelve years as a massage therapist at the Lafayette Park Hotel and Spa. She has also worked as an activity director/therapist and in social service at various skilled nursing facilities, including St. Paul’s Towers, Salem Lutheran, and the Reutlinger Community. Currently, she is part of the wellness program at Moraga Post-Acute Care, Atria Valley View, and Byron Park, where she has also taught classes in acupressure for pain management.  

  Most important and central to her work are love and presence. She believes that only through love and presence can healing at the deepest level be facilitated. With a nurturing heart she creates a space of comfort and care where well-being, peace, and wholeness can be restored. In addition to relieving sore, stiff muscles, her intention is always to facilitate a feeling of connection so that each person feels seen, heard, and cared for. Her hope is to bring more peace, joy, and brightness into each life she touches.

 

Peggy Simi, Billing and Administrative Assistant
 

  I am a life-long resident of the Bay Area and have worked both in hospitals and office settings as a medical secretary. I have always loved the medical field and I have been lucky enough to work for amazing doctors in Nephrology, Cardiology and for the last 20 years for Dr. Katerina Rozakis. I first met her when she was the Director of the Reflections Program at San Leandro Hospital and I was the Program Secretary. Reflections was an in-patient and out-patient, multi-disciplinary program in senior mental health. When Dr. Rozakis continued into private practice, I followed her as office assistant and later to help with the sales and marketing of the unique "Loving Baby Swaddle Blanket" that she, together with her husband Sid Trani, invented and developed. Another interest of mine is diet and nutrition. Because Dr. Rozakis is a Doctor of Natural Health, I have been able to expand my own knowledge and possibly encourage my own family to be more healthy.