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Adolescents, parents and families workshops.
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Dr Marcela Rondani, PsyD, CEDS, LMFT

Marcela Rondani is a trilingual Doctor in Psychology, and a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Marcela founded and owns Orenda Family Therapy Services, Inc to support individuals, teens, and families. Marcela also is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist by the International Eating Disorder Association. She specializes in working with eating disorders, mental health, trauma, and family dynamic issues.

With more than fifteen years of experience in the mental health field, Marcela has been working with adolescents and families in treatment centers setting as a Clinical director, and Clinical supervisor; she has been part of the board of IAEDP (International Association for Eating Disorder Professionals) since 2014, and now she serves as President-Elect.

Marcela has extensive training in psychodynamic, DBT, TRM and she was trained by Pia Mellody in the Post Induction Therapy Model. Also, Marcela has worked at the Brazilian Embassy assessing and helping the Brazilian community in Los Angeles.

Marcela has a passion for educating parents and families in teen mental health and eating disorders and she has led in numerous talks and workshops in a diversity of schools, universities, magazines, and TV shows.

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NICOLE MACINTYRE , MA, LMFT

Nicole MacIntyre is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She has worked for Orenda's practice since 2020. Nicole graduated with her MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Clinically, she has experience working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, interpersonal challenges, learning disabilities, life transitions, grief, and trauma. Nicole previously worked for Reasons Eating Disorder Treatment Center as a Program Therapist and has a passion for working with eating disorders in her own practice. While working for Reasons, Nicole had experience in multiple levels of care, from inpatient hospitalization to intensive outpatient programs. This experience helps her to identify the level of support needed for each client in order to give more individualized and specialized care.

Prior to her career as a therapist, Nicole worked as a teacher for 5 years and has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from the University of Maryland, College Park. Nicole incorporates her knowledge of human development and social-emotional learning from her teaching career with her understanding of mental health to assist individuals, couples, children, and families through psychotherapy. Nicole also enjoys integrating her two passions through working with developing adolescent clients.

Nicole believes in the importance of the therapeutic relationship and aims to provide a safe and welcoming place for her clients to explore and express their emotions without judgment. Nicole’s approach is collaborative, understanding that each client is the expert on their own life. Through the process of psychotherapy, Nicole aims to guide her clients as they learn how to identify their relational patterns, increase their self-awareness, recognize their feelings, and improve their self-compassion.

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SHIRLEY ISSAKHAN, MA, AMFT, APCC

My name is Shirley Issakhan; I am a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Associate Clinical Professional Counselor. After ten years of Advertising Account Management in a Corporate setting, I transitioned my career to pursue a career in helping others. I graduated from Pepperdine University with a master's degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. My clinical training is within different areas of trauma, including intimate partner violence, childhood trauma, intergeneration trauma, depression, anxiety, and EMDR. I am excited to implement my training in working with Eating Distorter at Orenda Family Therapy Services to empower my clients on a mind and body journey to healing. My approach includes Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic, and Holistic, with each treatment catering to fit my clients' needs.

I am trilingual in the following languages English, Farsi, and Assyrian.

Outside of therapy, I enjoy going to concerts, art shows and traveling.

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SKY BIEDRON, MA, AMFT

Sky is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who uses warmth, compassion, and understanding to build trusting relationships with her clients. She works with adolescents, adults, couples, and families struggling with everything from anxiety, shame, self-esteem, and body image to addiction, sex, love, and relationships. Sky prefers an eclectic approach, and has extensive training in CBT, DBT, Existential, Gestalt, Gottman, Person-Centered, and Psychodynamic modalities. No matter the content or method being discussed, Sky helps her clients strive towards self-love, acceptance, change, and relief.

Having lived in New Jersey, Connecticut, South Carolina, and New York - Sky is an East Coaster at heart with a Cali-girl soul. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication from the College of Charleston in South Carolina, and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University here in Los Angeles. Outside of therapy, Sky enjoys reading on the beach and taking naps with her dog, Ace.

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