Lauren Anton, MS, RD, CPT is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Personal Trainer in private practice at Arrive: Nutrition~Movement~Life, in Culver City, CA. She specializes in eating disorders, sports nutrition, and helping those who struggle with weight. Lauren seeks to assist clients in moving away from a punitive experience with food and movement to one of self-compassion and self-care. Her non-diet, Health at Every Size® approach allows clients to shed the rules and regulations that bind them to behaviors that no longer serve them. Lauren has spoken at numerous national conferences and events on adolescents, eating disorders, and sports nutrition, and has presented her own research examining the effects of intuitive eating – based nutrition education on adolescent female cross country runners. Lauren serves as a co-chair on the Academy of Eating Disorders Health at Every Size® (HAES) Special Interest Group. Lauren is passionate about normalizing and enhancing the eating experience and encourages each of her clients to “taste their food with all their senses” in her Mindful Eating experientials.
Wendy Douglas, LCSW, MSPH has been practicing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for more than 12 years. She has worked and trained at L.A. County’s Department of Mental Health where she was the Team Leader for the DBT Program at Edelman Westside Mental Health Center. She holds a Master of Social Work from UCLA and a Master of Science in Public Health from Tulane University in New Orleans. She currently has a private practice in Beverly Hills where she specializes in seeing teens and adults with emotion regulation disorders. She currently sits on a DBT Team with a number of other experienced therapists and offers DBT training sessions for therapists all over L.A.
Jaqlyn graduated cum lade from NYU in 2009 with a BS in Media, Culture & Communications. She went on to study traditional eastern medicine & practices and is now a certified Holistic Health Counselor from the Academy of Healing Nutrition in Manhattan. Jaqlyn has a unique insider perspective on recovery. After a decade of substance abuse & inner torment, a decision was made to make a shift. After 60 days of treatment, that shift was made, and Jaqlyn had received the necessary tools to transcend her life.
She spent the year after her recovery time on a spiritual sabbatical across Central American & Asia before she emerged back to LA in 2013 as a 500 hour Registered Yoga Instructor and Reiki Master, filled with tools of self-empowerment, awareness/mindfulness techniques and a whole new perspective on life and the process of recovery. Jaqlyn is grateful to be giving back and sharing herself to others experiencing similar struggles.
Lara’s professional training is in the field of social work, for which she hold a master’s degree (MSW) from the University of South Florida and am recognized by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCS29542).
She works with clients from an empowerment perspective utilizing cognitive behavioral, solution-focused therapies and she is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Lara believes in an action-oriented approach and will always tell clients the truth, while leaving space for self-exploration and growth in a warm and nurturing environment.
Rey has been facilitating Adaptive Skills Surf & Social Skills groups since 1997 and opened Shaka Surf Club in 2006. Rey brings his impeccable educational and clinical background in Psychology, ABA, and Music Therapy while working with individuals with special needs since 1995. Rey majored in Music Therapy with a minor in Psychology at California State University Northridge and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. Working as a Certified Music Therapist, as well as a Behavioral Therapist, Rey gained extensive experience in the Mental Health Field. He also holds certification as a NSSIA Master Level Surf Instructor. Over the years, Rey developed a unique Experiential Therapy program, Surf Therapy, that utilizes and blends the modalities and theories of Neurophysiology, Kinesiology, Applied Behavioral Analysis, Sensory Integration Theory, Cognitive Development Theory, and Social Development Theory.
Robert Bracaliello began working in treatment in 2001 as a counselor for at risk youth after earning his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Rutgers University. He went on to earn Associate of Arts in Culinary Arts from Le Cordon Bleu in 2004. Robert has served as a restaurant consultant, personal chef, food judge, sous chef, and executive chef/owner of Residential Dining Solutions. We are excited because of the insight he brings to the position bridging the world of food service and treatment. His multi-faceted experience translates to a better experience for our residents and guests.