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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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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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JENNIFER HURVITZ , MA, AMFT

A Los Angeles native, Jen earned her Bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Santa Barbara. After working in education for 10 years, specializing in adolescents with learning differences and social-emotional struggles, she earned her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University. Jen believes that each of her clients has an unlimited, often untapped, source of wisdom within themselves. Her clinical experience includes working with adults, children, and couples, focusing on challenges such as anxiety, depression, and trauma. While she often helps clients process their past, she believes that strategies to maintain a connection with the present are invaluable in psychotherapy. As such, mindfulness practices, developing awareness of the body, and breathwork are essential in her work with clients. She is dedicated to helping her clients strengthen their connection to themselves and the world around them. Outside of the therapy room, Jen loves to explore new hikes and experiment with new baking recipes.
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NICOLE MACINTYRE , MA, AMFT

Nicole MacIntyre is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. Nicole graduated with her MA in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Prior to this, 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. Clinically, Nicole has received training in relational, psychodynamic, family systems, and cognitive-behavioral therapy. She has experience working with eating disorders, anxiety, depression, addiction, interpersonal challenges, life transitions, grief, and trauma. Nicole is supervised by a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and has a passion for working with eating disorders in her own practice. 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. Most importantly, Nicole hopes to help each of her clients live a healthier, happier, and more authentic life. Outside of therapy, Nicole also works as an educational specialist, helping students with learning disabilities increase their self-confidence and meet academic challenges.
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