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Myfanwy Stevens received her Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology with Emphasis in Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her education at Pacifica culminated in a published master’s thesis titled, Reframing Defiance: A Protection of Soul. In this work, she examined the meaning and implications of defiance as both a mode of behavior and an adolescent’s will to express both traumatic and childhood developmental disruptions.

Myfanwy’s passion for working with families is rooted in her previous work as a parental coach and educator. She found, when supporting adolescents and their families with education and tools, positive growth and change occurred. While at Polaris, Myfanwy has facilitated groups, been case manager, family therapist, primary therapist, and currently holds the position of clinical director. Her approach when working with adolescents and their families draws upon attachment and relational models of therapy. Myfanwy also maintains a private practice in Beverly Hills.

Katherie Abdelkerim Polaris Teen Center

Katherine Abdelkerim, MS, LMFT

Assistant Clinical Director

Katherine Abdelkerim received her Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology (MFT) with a specialization in Trauma and Recovery. Her education and training involved working with teens and adults. Katherine also ran a weekly women’s group, healthy relationships group and created an art therapy-based group.

Katherine’s passion for working with adolescents stems from her work as a mentor for at-risk teens who have endured trauma as well as her work as a case manager. Katherine has extensive experience working with adolescents of all walks of life, gender identities and cultures. Katherine takes an inclusive, strength based approach to further strengthen one’s resiliency and will. While at Polaris, Katherine has facilitated groups, been a floor staff team member, primary therapist, and currently holds the position of Assistant Clinical Director. Katherine’s therapeutic work pulls from psychodynamic, experiential and relational models of therapy. Katherine has completed level 1 and level 2 Brainspotting trainings and maintains a private practice in which she works to assist women in learning assertive communication skills to achieve empowerment.

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Jana Albright is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute. Jana is also a Certified Addiction Treatment Specialist at the Master’s level. Prior to joining Polaris, Jana spent 7 years at Promises Treatment Center in the roles of case manager, extended care coordinator, primary therapist and family therapist. Jana has also served on the faculty at Pierce Community College as an adjunct professor in the Addiction Studies Program.

Jana’s theoretical orientation is a blend of family systems, psychodynamic and a person-centered approach, with the goal of strengthening the family system through building rapport and trust, providing unconditional positive regard and empathy for all family members. Jana is a member of CAMFT and maintains a private practice working with individuals, couples and families. Additionally, Jana is an attorney, maintaining her membership with the State Bar of California.

Katherine Abdelkerim



Erika Leibovitch is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She holds a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Miami University in Ohio. During her undergraduate years, Erika worked at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital as a research assistant, assessing the biopsychosocial effects on teenagers who undergo bariatic surgery. Erika has also worked in the UCLA Psychology Department assisting in research on the effects of stress in pregnancy in minority women.

Prior to Polaris, Erika has worked in many therapeutic settings including schools, outpatient, substance abuse treatment and residential. In particular, Erika has a 5 year history in working in residential settings serving in a variety of roles such as clinical assistant, primary therapist, group therapist, couples therapist and family therapist. Before joining the Polaris team, Erika used to run a Multi-Family Group for adolescents and their families as well as a weekly parent educational training group.

Erika uses curiosity and creativity in her approach when working with teens and families, joining the family in order to observe, learn and understand while offering assistance, empathy and guidance when needed. Erika comes from a family systems background, focusing more on the changing the family as a unit rather then specific family members. Erika believes in the power of relationships and emphasizes the importance of trust, vulnerability and connection between family members.

Jovon Riggins Polaris Teen Center

Jovon Riggins, MA, ASW


Jovon holds a Masters degree in Social Work and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology.

Jovon has been working with teens and their families in various roles within residential treatment for the past 8 years. He has a broad range of experience working with teens in the following areas: trauma and abuse, self-harm and suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, special needs, self-esteem, and anger management. He utilizes many different modalities including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Jovon views the therapeutic process as an alliance between client and therapist and considers each client to be the ultimate experts of their own lives. He is culturally sensitive, strength-based, and views each client from an intersectionality lens considering all aspects of their identity as it relates to their mental health. His goal is to empower them to ultimately make meaningful changes in their lives.

Sophia Sidhu Polaris Teen Center

Sophia Sidhu, MA, AMFT


Prabhjot (Sophia) Sidhu is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Trinity University of Asia, Philippines. Sophia has been working in the mental health field for the past 5 years providing individual and group therapy and crisis stabilization services within the detox, residential and outpatient settings. Sophia has worked with a diverse clientele struggling with various emotional and behavioral problems, mood disorders and personality disorders with co-occurring substance use issues. Sophia focuses on being compassionate and empathetic, and on providing a safe space for her clients to openly explore and process their emotions and experiences. Her work with the clients aims to empower them to practice self-compassion, understand their needs and communicate them effectively, create and understand necessary boundaries, and to engage in consistent self-care.

Sophia obtained an intensive 6-month training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Depression, Anxiety and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and her therapeutic approach includes a combination of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT) and Family Systems. Sophia takes pride in her multicultural background and is fluent in Punjabi, Hindi, Filipino and English.

Dani Coleman Polaris Teen Center

Dani Coleman, MA, ACSW


Dani holds a Masters degree in both Social Work (Brandman University) and Literature (Azusa Pacific University). During their education, they trained in trauma-focused care for kids, teens, young adults, and families in both residential placements and community mental health programs. They are passionate about working with the LGBT+ community, as well as helping families of those in the community learn to be affirming of gender and sexuality. With an eclectic approach to care, Dani has worked with clients struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, abuse, ADHD, and existing with a neurodivergent brain in a neurotypical world. They take a person- and strengths-centered approach to therapy.
Sarit Rogers Polaris Teen Center

Sarit Rogers, ERYT, SEP


Sarit Rogers is a seasoned Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner, NeuroAffective Touch Practitioner and trauma-informed yoga teacher. Sarit has trained extensively with the creator of Somatic Experiencing, Dr. Peter Levine. She has completed and assisted Dr. Levine in his Master Classes focusing on developmental trauma, depression and aggression, chronic pain and ancestral trauma. She provides multi-layered support for individuals and groups as they investigate and develop accessible tools for self-regulation, self-care, and healthy boundaries. Sarit strives to bring accessible SE services to marginalized communities and use the deep and vast ethical, wisdom and mindful practices of yoga to support SE.
Jordann Stewart Polaris Teen Center

Jordann Stewart, BA


Jordann has worked in the mental health field for six years working in various roles within the field. Jordann received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Services and Religious Studies from Azusa Pacific University and is near completion of her Graduate Degree in Social Work with a Specialization in Trauma Rehabilitation, from Simmon’s University. Prior to Polaris, Jordann worked in South Central for the County of Los Angeles in Mental Health and Homeless Services.

Jordann integrates her passion of watching lives improve and thrive, into her work here at Polaris through managing cases of the adolescents currently in residential treatment as well as coordinating care for when their program is completed.

Tracy Moore Polaris Teen Center

Tracy Moore, RD

Registered Dietitian

Tracy Moore is a Registered Dietitian who has been practicing since 2008. Tracy earned her Bachelor of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition Management from Oregon State University. Shortly after completing her undergraduate work, she was accepted into a dietetic internship program at New York Presbyterian Hospital where she completed one year of supervised practice experience and afterward earned her credential as a Registered Dietitian.

Throughout her years, she has received experience working in a variety of areas including clinical nutrition providing medical nutrition therapy in an acute setting to a diverse population of patients as well as in a dialysis center and outpatient clinics. However, it was working in specialized areas with mental health and eating disorder patients that sparked her interest in further helping the adolescent and adult population.

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