Treatment Team

 

Nathan E. Lavid, MD

Medical Director

Dr. Nathan Lavid is a clinical and forensic psychiatrist in private practice in Southern California. Dr. Lavid works with our clients in the areas of addiction, mood disorders and eating disorders.  He received his bachelor of arts in microbiology and subsequently his medical degree from the University of Kansas. He completed his internship and psychiatric residency at the University of California, Irvine. He is a former faculty member at the University of Southern California School of Medicine, where he completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship at the Institute of Psychiatry and Law. Dr. Lavid serves children, adolescents, and adults in the Long Beach area and also testifies as an expert witness psychiatrist.  For more information visit Dr. Lavid’s website at www.nathanlavidmd.com.

 

Tracie Brown, PsyD

Director of Clinical Services

Dr. Brown is licensed as a clinical psychologist in both New York and California. She received her doctorate in clinical/forensic psychology from the California School of Forensic Studies at Alliant International University. Prior to obtaining her doctorate, Dr. Brown worked at New Found Life as a CADAC counselor. While in graduate school she obtained practicum experience at the Youth Guidance Center of Orange County. In addition, Dr. Brown was a member of the PMRT mobile crisis unit with the Department of Mental Health in Los Angeles County. Dr. Brown completed her pre-doctoral internship at Linn County Mental Health in Albany, Oregon. Most recently, Dr. Brown completed her post-doctorate residency at the Allendale Association in Lake Villa, Illinois. While at Allendale, Dr. Brown also worked extensively with young adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders and their families. Dr. Brown is currently working at New Found Life, as the Director of Therapeutic Services.

 

Gregory Corbin, MA, LMFT

Clinical Consultant/Therapist

Greg Corbin’s career in the mental health field began in 1979. He has spent these years working with adults, adolescents, and families in the field of substance abuse. Greg has a Bachelor of Arts in Behavioral Science, a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist.  Greg is also a consultant in healthcare accreditation and management.  He has administrated health-care services and treatment programs for adults, adolescents, and their families in inpatient acute hospitals, partial hospitalization and structured outpatient programs and residential care for 30 years.  He co-authored “The Next Step,” a workbook for rebuilding life after the inpatient mental health treatment experience. He has volunteered his services to at-risk youth and their families, served as a Long Beach City Commissioner on the Commission for Youth and lead seminars and retreats focused on addiction recovery, family recovery and various areas of personal growth.

 

Leo Booth, ThM, CADC, CEDC

Spiritual Advisor

Leo Booth is an internationally acclaimed author, lecturer, and trainer on all aspects of spirituality and recovery from depression, addictions, compulsive behaviors, and low self-esteem. He is a Unity minister, holds a master’s degree in theology from King’s College and is a certified addictions counselor and spiritual consultant to several treatment centers.  Leo’s passion to help other recovering alcoholics and drug addicts compelled him to write his first book, Say Yes to Life, a book that has helped thousands of people over the years.

 

Ed Storti, BA, CADC II

Educational Consultant

Ed Storti, lecturer, author, and international Intervention Specialist developed and refined his special method of addictive disease intervention 30 years ago. He has performed over 3,000 family interventions throughout the United States and abroad. He has been included in Town & Country, Woman’s World, L.A. Steps, People Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and various other magazine and newspaper articles

 

Sydelle Tabrizy, MS, MFT

Therapist

Sydelle Tabrizy, licensed marriage and family therapist, has been treating children, couples, and individuals for 20 years. She completed her undergraduate studies at U.C.L.A., U.C. Berkley focusing on psychoanalytic training and research. She received her Master’s Degree in Marriage and family therapy at CSUDH where she trained in child therapy, play therapy and specialized in treating young children who had been molested.  In 2013 Sydelle and her husband and colleague Siavash Tabrizy co-founded TLC whole health center.  The TLC Whole Health Center provides expanded treatment and counseling services for the entire family, men, women, and children.

 

Judy Camarena, MS, MFT

Therapist

Judy Camarena is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with 15 years of experience in the field. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Masters in Counseling from California State University-Fullerton. Judy serves adults, adolescents and families struggling with chemical dependency, eating disorders, trauma, childhood abuse, and grief. She treats depression and anxiety and utilizes various modalities to offer maximum results of wellness. Judy treats NFL clients while they are in residency and is available for continued therapy upon discharge.

 

Linda Peña, MA, MS, CADC, MFTi

Therapist

Linda Peña is a marriage and family therapist intern.  Additionally, she works as a health educator/counselor at California State University-Long Beach (CSULB).  At both New Found Life and the University, Linda serves adolescents and adults struggling with chemical dependency, trauma, childhood abuse, interpersonal relationships, and grief.  With the medical division (Student Health Services) at CSULB, she has a primary focus on alcohol and other drug issues and specializes in sexual assault, domestic violence, stalking, and intimate partner violence.  With the support of the University, she developed the Sexual Assault Facts and Empowerment (SAFE) counseling program for students.

 

Joanna Rogers, MFTi, MA, CTPP, CEAT

Therapist – Women’s Program Manager

Joanna Rogers is the Women’s Program Manager at New Found Life and works with both men and women for individual psychotherapy. She began her career in Guided Imagery and Expressive Arts Therapy at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, California.  She is currently on staff at the Jewish Community Center, where she works with couples and children in Family and Children Services.

 

Jacqueline Povencher, MFTi

Therapist

Jacqueline Provencher received her Master’s in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix, as well as her undergraduate in Business Administration and Labor Relations. Jacqueline is a licensed MFT Intern, certified by the Board of Behavioral Science. Jacqueline has worked with the Los Angeles Centers for Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Santa Fe Springs, California.

 

Marlys Woods, BS, MTH, MFTi

Music Therapist

Marlys Woods is a Board Certified music therapist who has been working in the field for 3 years. She has her degree in music therapy from Chapman University with a minor in psychology. Marlys is currently working toward her clinical psychology masters, and will graduate May 2015.

 

Michael Nicks, BS

Men’s Program Manager

Michael is the men’s Program Manager at New Found Life. He has been with New Found Life since 2013.  Before working at New Found Life, Michael was a middle school teacher for emotionally disabled children but his passion for helping alcoholics and addicts are what ultimately compelled him to start working in the recovery field.

 

John Hines, AS, CASi

Case Manager

John Hines is the lead Drug and Alcohol counselor in the Men’s Program, where he also serves as a dual role of Case Manager.  Prior to working in the counseling field, John served as a Captain in the Long Beach Fire Department.