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’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"
Veronica Galindo, RN: Practice Manager/Community Outreach Specialist & Career Life Coach at Insight For Wellness Center
Veronica is an experienced Practice Consultant/Manager.
Driven by excellent work ethics, she takes pride in providing the best consulting to medical practices possible. As a Practice Manager her goals include team building, excellent patient care and reaching best practice ranks. In addition to her primary job functions, Veronica has been recognized by Contra Costa Hispanic Business Woman of the Year for her extraordinary commitment to excellence.
Veronica’s passion for developing staff and management skills can be traced back to UCSF/Stanford where she spent significant time working on HR certification and business development. As a Practice Manager, she specializes in Human Resources, development of staff and Life Coaching.
In addition to managing, she runs a staffing agency where she provides staffing for medical practices/hospitals and her nursing background enhances her knowledge and awareness of staffing needs in small to large office settings. Outside of the office Veronica enjoys party planning, interior decorating and spending time with her family and 3 Siberian Huskies.
Monica Englander, LCSW
Monica Englander has been a therapist and counselor for over 20 years. She specializes in couples counseling, family and women's issues. She also treats men and women who express a desire for more self esteem and more confidence. Her practice is inclusive and welcomes people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, clutures, beliefs and sexual orientation.
Monica also leads women's group counseling sessions with an emphasis on creating the life you want -- a life that allows you to share your gifts in a way that can bring peace, pleasure and comfort into your heart, incorporating elements of progressive relaxation, mindfulness, and guided imagery. Her style is didactic, informational and collaborative. She believes that when a person is healthy and has the correct information, positive transformation and self-empowerment is truly possible. Employing an eclectic therapy style, Monica is highly skilled at Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic work, and Reality Therapy. She also excels at Diagnostic Evaluations, Peer Consultations, Second Opinions, Case Review, and supervises and teaches Interns on their path to becoming licensed clinicians.
Incorporating holistic wellness for all aspects of life, Monica is an ally and and advocate for both healing and growth.
She is available for presentations and seminars, and has done training's for major health care organizations in the East Bay.
Her own book on self care will be available in December of 2019.
She loves organic gardening, good books, live music, and good food and the performing arts.
She's also a big believer in the power of love.
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.
Meredith Rosenberg, MSW, ACSW
My name is Meredith Rosenberg and I am an LCSW intern. I’ve grown up in California, living in the Bay Area most of my life. I recently graduated with my Masters in Social Work, although I’ve been in the field of social services for 10+ years. During that time, I’ve worked primarily with people with developmental disabilities, which is a passion of mine. I’ve also completed internships in grief work at Kaiser, as well as providing therapeutic support to elementary and high school aged children in Oakland public schools. Through these experiences, I’ve learned that I greatly enjoy working with children and their families, including teens, as well as people of all ages who have experienced trauma and loss.
When I have free time, I enjoy the outdoors, listening to live music, reading, baking, traveling and creating memories with loved ones. I’m so very grateful to have the opportunity to collaborate and work with the wonderful team at the Insight for Wellness Center, especially my supervisors, Dr. Katerina Rozakis and Monica Englander, LCSW.
“Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know and capable of more than you can imagine” Roy T. Bennett
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.
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, MSS, R-DMT, LCSW
Kiran has practiced as an Integrative Movement Psychotherapist for over 17 years and believes that true holistic healing shines through when we work with the whole self-the body, the mind and the spirit. As a somatic psychotherapist and dance therapist she brings in an eclectic mix of psychodynamic theories, strengths based practice, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, dance/movement therapy, expressive arts, eco-therapy and mindfulness work to her practice.
Kiran has worked in private and agency practice for many years with a specialized focus in women’s health, trauma issues, mood disorders and expressive arts group process work with children, adolescents, adults, couples and groups. She also has an extensive background in education, diversity training, clinical supervision and created Bollywood Dance Fusion™, her own trademark body mind centered therapeutic movement practice, through which she has worked with various populations including people challenged by heart disease, substance abuse, imprisonment and spinal cord injuries.
Aside from her private practice, through which she offers individual, couples and group therapy Kiran also works as an IOP Eating Disorders Contractor and as an Education Specialist in school systems all over the East Bay offering workshops on bias, bullying and social justice.
For additional information about her work please visit:
Payal Mehta, LPCC
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:
Jennifer Marsh, LCSW, Psychotherapist
I have been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 2001. I have had extensive experience working with adults, seniors, families and adolescents throughout my career.
I use an integrative theoretical approach to treating my clients, meaning that I use a mixture of cognitive behavioral, solution focused, mindfulness, stress management, trauma informed and insight oriented techniques depending on the needs of the client. My techniques have evolved with the latest research and evidenced based treatments and I continue to educate myself to provide the most up to date strategies to meet my clients' needs.
My style is warm and interactive. I believe in working with my clients to recognize and enhance their strengths and I strive to provide ongoing feedback and activities to keep the momentum going between our appointments.
In my years as a clinical social worker, I have learned that anxiety, trauma and depression can be completely immobilizing without help. Relationship difficulties, death, loss, trauma, divorce and other big life changes can often leave us feeling lost and helpless. Emotional wounds need to heal in order to gain inner peace. My goal is to tailor treatment to meet each client's individual needs in order to achieve balance and restore emotional strength and improved quality of life.
Caitlin Douglas, Reiki Master and Energy Healer
My name is Caitlin Douglas, and I am a Reiki Master and Healing Arts practitioner. The goal in a session with me is to shift stagnant energies and assist in the download of information from universal guidance, helping you return into the flow of love. My heart-felt passion is to cultivate an environment where clients can remove blocks, discover inner truth, and by using intuition, align to their personal higher purpose so that they can live a richly fulfilling life.
I combine many modalities of energetic and auric field healing in my sessions, such as Reiki, Crystal healing, Sound Bath Healing, M-Joy Heartfelt (Matrix Energetics), and Divine Light. My background includes my work as a Diabetes Care Specialist, where I utilized my passion for health and nutrition in my counseling of clients. I am a student of Astrology, Mediumship, Ancestral Healing, Eric Pearls Reconnection, Matrix Energetics, Ritual Baths, and Shamanic Soul Retrieval.
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.
Victoria House, Billing Manager
Hello, I am Victoria House, the Owner and Operator of House Medical Billing Service. I am thrilled to be part of the staff here at Insight for Wellness Center. I hope to bring over30 years of business experience and 15 years of professional billing services to your community!
I have been running my own business as a Billing Manager for all types of providers since 2002. I decided to stay home so I could raise my boys and working from my home in Fairfield, CA has allowed me to be closer to my family and be a productive business woman.I process all transactions remotely and securely, take your inquiries via phone or email and am ready to assist Insight for Wellness Center and you so that your experience with your provider is more effective and less stressful.
Peggy Simi, 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.