Michelle Massi, LMFT

Michelle Massi (Otelsberg), M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
California (MFC 48857)

Current Practice
Private Practice Psychotherapist
Anxiety Therapy L.A.
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Treating children, teens, adults and families with OCD and related disorders

Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital
UCLA Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program
Clinical Specialist
Treating adults with OCD and related disorders
Individual and Group therapy

Education
B.S. Psychology – University of California, San Diego
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) – University of Southern California Rossier School of Education
Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential – University of Southern California Rossier School of Education

Post-Graduate Training
Airport Marina Counseling Services
John Adams Middle School, Santa Monica Unified School District
UCLA’s Anxiety Disorder Clinic
MFT Intern under the supervision of Dr. Michael Cameron

Research
Research Assistant – Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Dr. Joan Stiles, UCSD
Research Assistant – Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute, Dr. Joseph Ventura, UCLA (2007-2008)
Trainer – Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute, Dr. Joseph Ventura, UCLA (2007-2008)
Independent Evaluator – UCLA Childhood OCD, Anxiety, & Tic Disorders Program, UCLA (2009-2013)
Therapist – Semel Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Dr. Jamie Feusner & Dr. Joseph O’Neil, UCLA (2011-2015)

Presenting Expert
International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation Conference
2009 (Minneapolis), 2011 (Chicago, IL), 2012 (San Diego, CA), 2013 (Atlanta, GA), 2014 (Los Angeles, CA), 2015 (Boston, MA), 2016 (Chicago, IL)

Professional Member
International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC)
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)
PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator

Volunteer
Advisor, Chi Omega Gamma Beta Chapter, UCLA
Board Member, Los Angeles Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter (Past)
Risk Management ASTP Education Trainer, Chi Omega Fraternity,  Executive Headquaters
Board Member, Young Professionals Committee, Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles
Board Member, Concern Foundation for Cancer Research

Previous Experience

Research

R.A. & Trainer in symptom assessment – Neuropsychiatric Institute, Dr. Joseph Ventura
Ms. Massi joined Dr. Joseph Ventura’s research team at the University of California, Los Angeles  as a Staff Research Associate in 2007. There she worked as a clinical researcher/interviewer on three separate studies of Schizophrenic patients.  Working closely with Pfizer and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the studies are looking to find ways in which to increase the cognitive functional outcome and overall quality of life for individuals diagnosed with Schizophrenia as well as their families.  Ms. Massi also served as a trainer in symptom assessment, diagnostic assessment and functional outcome assessment.

Diagnostic Interviewer & Independent Evaluator – UCLA Child Psychiatry
Ms. Massi also worked at the UCLA Childhood OCD, Anxiety, & Tic Disorders Program, a clinical research program that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related disorders in children and adolescents where she provided assessment as well as individualized behavioral treatment to children, adolescents and adults.

Clinical Therapist – Semel Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Dr. Jamie Feusner & Dr. Joseph O’Neil
Ms. Massi participated in a clinical research study under the direction of Dr. Jamie Feusner and Dr. Dr. Joseph O’Neil.  UCLA OCD Research Program is a clinical research program that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related disorders in adults.  Paper with initial results of the MRS study.

Presenting Expert

Ms. Massi has been a presenter at the International OCD Foundation Conference for 6 years.  In August 2009 Ms. Massi was a presenter in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Along with co-presenter Dr. Jessica Langenhan, Ms. Massi lectured about the Integration of Group-Based Cognitive Therapy with Individual Exposure and Response Prevention.  In July 2011 Ms. Massi again presented at the International OCD Foundation Conference in San Diego, California together with Dr. Jamie Feusner, Dr. Sherise Prince and Karron Maidment, RN, MFT.  At the 19th Annual IOCDF Conference in Chicago, Ms. Massi presented along with her colleagues Dr. Jamie Feusner, Dr. Sarosh Motivala and Karron Maidment, RN MFT on Comprehensive Treatment for Hoarding Disorder.  In 2013, Ms. Massi presented a hands-on ERP workshop with Dr. Jamie Feusner, Dr. Sarosh Motivala, Dr. Shana Doronn and Karron Maidment at the conference in Atlanta, GA  and they presented again in 2014 in Los Angeles, CA .  In addition, she gave a presentation on the co-morbidity between Social Anxiety and OCD with clinical psychologists Dr. Jason Spielman and Dr. Lindsay Stewart from the Neurobehavioral Institute Weston in both 2013 and 2014.  In 2015, Ms. Massi gave 3 presentations at the conference in Boston, MA.  She presented a hands-on approach to ERP for teens with Social Anxiety and OCD with Dr. Jason Spielman and Dr. Audrey Baumeister from NBI Weston. She again teamed up with Dr. Spielman and two OCD suffers for a panel “From Dating to Marriage: How to Co-exist with OCD”.  Ms. Massi, along with UCLA colleagues Dr. Shana Doronn and Karron Maidment RN LMFT, gave another hands-on presentation focused on imaginal exposures.  In 2016 Ms. Massi presented “From Dating to Marriage: How to Co-exist with OCD”, which returned by popular demand.

Marni Baim, LCSW

Marni Baim, M.S.W. LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker
California (LCSW 69089)

Current Practice
Private Practice Psychotherapist
Anxiety Therapy L.A.
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Treating children, teens, adults and families with OCD and related disorders

Education
B.S. Family Studies – University of Maryland, College Park
Masters in Social Work (MSW) – University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago

Post-Graduate Employment and Graduate School Training
Mental Health Specialist at Covenant House California
Therapist at Interface Children and Family Services
Therapist at Institute for Juvenile Research Pediatric Stress and Anxiety Clinic

Workshops and Certifications
Specialized CBT training for Anxiety and Depression
Family Therapy Training
Trauma Focused CBT Certification
Crisis Intervention Training
Trauma Informed Care Training
Suicide and Crisis Counselor Training
Triple P Level 3 and 4 Certification (Positive Parenting Program)
16 Hour Parent Child Interaction Therapy

Nicholas Jewell, PsyD

Nicholas Jewell, Psy.D., Psychologist

Licensed Psychologist
California (PSY 26977)

Current Practice
Private Practice Associate
Anxiety Therapy L.A.
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Treating children, teens, adults and families with OCD and related disorders

Education
B.A. Psychology – University of California, Irvine
M.A. General Psychology – Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
M.A. Clinical Psychology – Alliant International University
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology – Alliant International University

 

Relevant Training
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Moorpark College Student Health Center
Internship with Ventura County Behavioral Health – Oxnard Options – Youth and Family Services
Internship with Verdugo Mental Health- School Based Services
Practicum with San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health, Inc. – Homebound Program (age 55+)

Presentations
Jewell, N.T. (2013, April). Test anxiety reduction: From ancient vedic practices to modern neuroscience. Presentation conducted for Multicultural Day at Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA.
Jewell, N.T. (2012, December). Managing stress during finals. Presentation conducted at Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA.
Jewell, N.T. (2012, April). Principles of positive parenting. Lecture presented at Ventura County Behavioral Health – Oxnard Options, Youth and Family Division, Oxnard, CA.

Publications
Jewell, N. T. (2013, April). Managing Stress: Stress less, enjoy more! Moorpark College Student Health 101, pp. 7-8.
Jewell, N. T. (2012, November). Battling test anxiety. Moorpark College Student Health 101, pp. 5-8.
Jewell, N.T. (2012). Adolescent-young adult athletic sports injury: Psychological and sociocultural considerations (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Accession Order No. AAT 3510262)
Jewell, N.T. (2008, Spring/Summer). Faculty spotlight: Getting to know Dr. David Foy. Focus on Clinical Training: A Newsletter for Psychology Students, 6, p.2.

Professional Member
American Psychological Association (APA)
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)

Andrea Najemy, LMFT

Andrea Najemy, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
California (MFT 90985)

Current Practice
Private Practice Psychotherapist
Anxiety Therapy L.A.
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Treating children, teens, adults and families with OCD and related disorders

The Help Group
Outpatient Department
Outpatient Therapist: Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Program Coordinator
Treating children, teens, adults and families with a variety of mental health diagnoses
Individual and Family therapy

Education
B.A. Psychology – University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A. Counseling Psychology – Argosy University, San Diego

Post-Graduate Training
Outpatient Therapist, Douglas Young Youth and Family Services
Mental Health Specialist, San Diego Youth Services for PEI Program
Outpatient Therapist, The Help Group, Van Nuys

Certifications
Trauma Focused-Cognitive Behavioral Therapy National Certification
Managing and Adapting Practices Certification
Parent Child Interaction Therapy Certification
Incredible Years Certification (Child Group Leader)