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Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder Staff & Consulting Team Members

Rebecca Cooper, LMFT #42898
Professional Educator & Founder
Rebecca is the gifted author of the Diets Don't Work® structured program. Her creative, unique, and intuitive approach to the life threatening problem of disordered eating has profoundly changed the way this devastating illness is treated. Her extensive experience has enabled her to develop this highly successful program which internalizes new eating behaviors. It is being used by several recovery homes, therapists, eating disorder treatment programs and their clients and is 12-Step compatible. Rebecca was also the first IAEDP Chair President - Orange County and is currently an IAEDP approved Certified Eating Disorder Specialist supervisor (CEDS-S) and international speaker. To learn more about Rebecca's vision and devlopment of Rebecca's House Eating Disorder Treatment Programs click here.
 
 
Jeannette Rojas, LASAC, CADAC II, CEDS
​Executive Program Director
Rebecca's House is proud to have Jeannette Rojas as it's Executive Program Director. Her vast experience and expertise complements our program development and leadership. 
 
After studying at ANAHUAC University in Mexico City, Jeannette became a Clinical Psychologist and received a post-graduate degree diploma in Substance Abuse and Alcoholism. Jeannette is trained as a Level II Equine-Assisted Psychotherapist (EAP II) through EAGALA and is also a Licensed Associate Substance Abuse Counselor (LASAC) in the State of Arizona. She is also a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS) and Certified Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor II (CADAC II). After working in psychiatric hospitals in Mexico City, she coordinated clinical services for an Employee Assistance Program in Mexico. Jeannette then helped develop the first treatment center in Mexico for eating disorders, trauma, and addictions, serving as Director and Vice President. Jeannette facilitated a process group as Primary Therapist and coordinated the Eating Disorders Program, which includes work in body imagery, DBT, the Family Program, restaurant outings with patients and dietitian, Continuing Care Planning, and maintaining communication with the referring professional at Sierra Tucson. Jeannette is well known for providing trainings, coordinating Eating Disorder staff team building, and speaking at conferences and other professional events and media.
 
 
 
Nancy De Andrade, PhD, OM
Spiritual Program Development, Therapeutic Life Coach
Dr. Nancy De Andrade is an Ordained Minister with a Doctorate in Psychology and a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Her extensive training includes Eastern and Western methodologies to help you balance your mind, body and spiritual life. It combines diverse traditions that address the psycho-physical energy system and clears the blockages or disruptions in the energy flow, including the layers of subtle energy in the body field. Her use of techniques such as meditation, expressive arts, acupressure, chakra balancing, prana clearing, energy psychology and many other complementary methods helps her access the subconscious and uncover fears, patterns, belief systems and energy blockages that won’t allow you to experience your full potential. If not addressed, these patterns and negative beliefs can block major energy centers, distort your thinking and produce emotional and physical symptoms such as illness, depression, anxiety and phobias. Dr. Nancy has a keen intuition and a spiritual understanding that allows her to tap into the divine spiritual wisdom and help others re-connect with their authentic self and soul purpose.
 
 
Christopher Jones, PhD
Spiritual Program Developer
Dr. Christopher Jones specializes in clinical assessment, co-occurring disorders, and spirituality. In addition to working with clients with eating disorders and disordered eating, he brings to the team prior experience in alcohol and drug counseling, general adult and child psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, pastoral counseling, federal probationer counseling, and county DUI/Drug Court consulting.  In both inpatient and outpatient settings, Christopher has worked with clients in their recovery who are talented and gifted young adults, survivors of trauma, formerly homeless youth, LGBT individuals, and with the elderly. With extensive international experience and involvement in recovery communities from Kiev to Kathmandu, Christopher has counseled and offered workshops worldwide. He is a certified psychodynamic psychotherapist and pastoral counselor. Christopher has also been on faculty at the University of Heidelberg, Germany, and taught adolescents in rural India. Christopher’s degrees include an M.Div. from Yale and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt, and he holds a certificate in advanced psychodynamic psychotherapy. In his free time, he and his wife enjoy yoga, art, and their Siberian cat.
 
 
Dr. Ryan Wright
Board Certified Psychiatrist Consultant

Dr. Wright is a Board Certified Psychiatrist currently practicing in Newport Beach, CA.  He provides general psychiatric services for adult patients who are experiencing symptoms of depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, thought disorders and eating disorders. 

For every new patient, Dr. Wright provides a comprehensive initial psychiatric assessment and offers subsequent mental health treatment, including medication management and individual psychotherapy.

 
 
Dawn Narvaez, RD
Consulting Registered Dietitian
Dawn Narvaez is a registered dietitian , with more than 15 years of experience delivering highly successful, customized nutrition and exercise programs to numerous clients of esteemed healthcare organizations, wellness clinics and treatment centers. Personable communicator, known for building positive relationships with clients, staff, and family members. She continuously inspires clients to achieve their individual goals through motivational counseling, thorough assessments, and effective educational programs. Dawn strategically utilizes Medical Nutrition Therapy and behavior modification techniques to counsel clients battling various eating disorders. Professional affiliations include; American Dietetic Association (ADA), California Dietetic Association (CDA), Behavioral Health Nutrition (BHN), Sports Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition(SCAN), International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP), National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) and an impending Certification as a Specialist Sports Dietitian (CSSD). Dawn enjoys family and friends, sports, exercise, traveling and a good book lounging in a hammock beachside.
 
 
Ellyn Silverman, RD, MPH
Consulting Registered Dietitian/Physician’s Assistant
Ellyn Silverman is a Registered Dietitian and a licensed Physician’s Assistant with more than 15 years experience in nutrition therapy for addiction and disordered eating recovery. She specializes in treating patients with metabolic disorders and has extensive history and training in this area. Healthy Intuitive Eating is what Ellyn believes in the end-goal with eating disorder clients. She believes, "without a healthy backbone and nutritional status, patients do not do as well with treatment and their overall health suffers". Ellyn was born and raised in New Jersey, graduating from Rutgers University with a BS in Nutritional Sciences.  She then attended the University of South Carolina School of Public Health where she earned her Masters degree in Public Health. It is important to Ellyn that medical providers take nutrition seriously and have a dietitian on staff to provide that expertise.  She has worked as a consulting dietitian in many of the medical practices in the greater Los Angeles area, and is proud to take on this position with Rebecca’s House. Ellyn is a worldwide presenter on various nutrition related topics and is a member in good standing of the American Dietetic Association. Ellyn has served on many national organizations.
 
 
Mary McKenzie, L.M.F.T., M.Ed.
Family Systems, Self Parenting Workshop
Mary McKenzie is a seasoned therapist who specializes in self-parenting, family of origin and inner child work. Her expertise is especially helpful for our clients who have experienced a “failure to launch” or with our clients with past or current trauma. Mary received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology/Creative Writing from Lewis-Clark State College, and a Masters of Education in Counseling and Human Services from the University of Idaho. Mary is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and feels empowering others in their inner healing and recovery is the best resource she can provide during their course of treatment.
 
 
 
April Dona, MA​
Primary & EMDR Therapist​
April Dona provides EMDR for our clients with eating disorders, anxiety and trauma. This specialty therapy is highly effective to reach the core issues through a gentle therapeutic process. April also specializes in Equine Assisted Psychotherapy (EAP) which is a unique and powerful approach to treating a variety of issues. We have found the experienced equine therapy and EMDR to be effective in helping people overcome anxiety and depression, heal from trauma and eating disorders, while providing profound insight into how one functions in relationships. April has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a Minor in Biblical Studies from Biola University, and a Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy from Hope International University.
 
 
 
Susy Sellers, B.A.
Outreach & Marketing Coordinator
Susy has worked in addiction treatment as well as eating disorder treatment centers in community management in direct client care. In her current position, her Colorado upbringing provides her strong community values and friendly disposition. That coupled with her incredible sense of humor always draws attention to her presentations in driving eating disorder awareness. Susy’s passion to reach out and help at every turn makes her so valuable to our team and so many that she is able to reach out to to get the help finding their path to recovery.  She has helped many clients, families, and therapists find the right programs for themselves, family members or their clients.
 
 
Barbara Bradshaw, CAS
Insurance Billing & Utilization Review
Barbara has worked in eating disorder treatment and addiction treatment for many years.  She has been an integral part of 21st Century Wellness Eating Disorder and Chemical Dependency Treatment Center.  Barbara’s vast knowledge in all aspects of treatment steam from her work experience in detox programs, case management, drug and alcohol counseling and community management. Currently Barbara uses her passion to assist our clients getting the help they need by working tenaciously with insurance companies by providing utilization review and billing support. She keeps a close rapport with the clients by putting down the administrative processes to be present to support the Healing Workshop that some of our clients participate in to continue to see the beauty in change in the recovery with our clients. Barbara is an all-around team player that provides an incredible contribution to the team and clients at 21st Century Wellness Eating Disorder Treatment Center.
 

 

 
 
 

 

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