Meet the private practice practitioners at Insight wellness Center.
Each practitioner practices under their own hours, and scope of practice.
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 in 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 areas 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 Penagos, RN, Practice Consultant/Cognitive Behavioral Coach/CBD Educator
Veronica is an experienced Practice Consultant.
Driven by excellent work ethics, she takes pride in providing the best consulting to medical practices possible. As a Practice Consultant her goals include team building, excellent patient care, and reaching best practice ranks. In addition to her primary job functions, Veronica has been recognized as 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 Consultant, 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; 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 three Siberian Huskies.
Christina Balboni, MSW, ACSW, LCSW
Christina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with vast experience in case management specializing in working with all populations experiencing life-changing events, trauma, depression and anxiety, self-esteem issues and self-image, relationship issues/concerns, as well as grief.
She is a native to the San Ramon Valley and has worked in healthcare for many years. Her approach to treatment includes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and practical managements and collaboration. One of her main beliefs is in mindfulness; meeting the clients on their terms and where they are at in the moment.
Kiran C. Easwarachandran, MSS, R-DMT, LCSW
Kiran has practiced as an Inteative 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 practices, 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. With it 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 teaches dance in the community, and works as an ADL Education Specialist in school systems all over the East Bay offering workshops on bias, bullying, and social justice.
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, and mindfulness. For more information on Payal Mehta's experiences, please visit her website.
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 heartfelt 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 work as a Diabetes Care Specialist, where I utilized my passion for health and nutrition in my counseling of clients, and 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.
Michele Weidner, RN, BSN CBD Nurse Consultant
Michele is a registered nurse with 15 years of experience treating medically complex patients in the hospital setting. Michele's passion for holistic health, as well as seeing personal success and healing with CBD has led her to become a certified medical CBD consultant.
Whether your goals are to improve sleep, reduce anxiety, alleviate pain, or reduce your use of prescription medications, Michele integrates her nursing and CBD knowledge to assist you in bringing your mind and body back into balance. Together, with your healthcare provider, Michele will tailor an individualized treatment plan, ensuring you receive the therapeutic benefits of CBD while minimizing any side effects.
Michele's nursing background includes Intermediate ICU, Cardiovascular ICU, Medical ICU Travel RN, Endoscopy/GI, pre- and post-op ambulatory surgery and Clinical Liaison. She currently works as a Nurse Case Manager, assisting patients and their families with post-acute discharge needs in coordination with doctors, social workers, insurance companies, home health agencies and skilled nursing facilities. Outside of the hospital, Michele enjoys creating home workouts, playing the piano, reading and meditating.