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Katherine Grill, PhD
Dr. Grill has a BS in Art Therapy, MA in Psychology and PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience specializing in Integrative and Behavioral Health. She worked clinically in psychiatric care, conducting therapeutic art and mind-body sessions and is a certified ACP facilitator. Dr. Grill has been a part of numerous research studies, including NIH R01s. She co-founded a mindfulness group in DC for teens and young adults and taught psychology and neuroscience as a university professor.
Claire Wheeler, MD, PhD
Dr. Wheeler has an MD with training in Integrative and Emergency Medicine as well as a PhD in Clinical Psychology. She specializes in trauma treatment and stress reduction. She had her own private practice, Mind-Body Medicine of Portland, where she provided integrative services. She is the author of 10 Simple Solutions to Stress and Pocket Therapy for Stress. Dr. Wheeler is also a Professor at OHSU/PSU and has been a Senior Faculty member at the Center for Mind-Body Medicine for nearly 20 years.
Albert Wong, PhD
Dr. Albert Wong is a licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in trauma treatment and stress reduction. He is the former Director of Somatic Psychology at JFK University. He is one of the nation’s leading experts in body-mind treatment modalities and somatic approaches to healing trauma. He served as residential staff at the Esalen Institute for five years, has been featured on PBS, in Time Magazine, and in the book The American Soul Rush. He is the recipient of numerous national awards for his work.
Katie Leikam, MSW, LCSW, LISW-CP
Katie Leikam is a gender therapist and private practice owner who serves the LGBTQIA, transgender, non-binary and genderqueer community with mental health wellness. She is WPATH GEI SOC v7 Certified and is one of three people in the state of Georgia that is a World Professional Transgender Health GEI SOC v7 member. She works with her clients on gender identity, anxiety, depression, relationship stress, family and religious trauma, and coming out to others. Leikam got her Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Georgia State University, her Master’s of Social Work from the University of Georgia and she recently got her Master’s of Business Administration from Mercer University. She has been working as a therapist since 2012 and has been working in community social work for 16 years.
Benjamin Emmert-Aronson, PhD
Dr. Benjamin Emmert-Aronson is a clinical psychologist specializing in behavioral pharmacies. He completed his MA in Psychology and MS in Statistics at Columbia University and his PhD at Boston University. He is the founder of Open Source Wellness, a non-profit in Oakland, California that helps people improve their core health behaviors through behavioral coaching and community support. He is the recipient of the 2019 Scattergood Innovation Award for his work.
Naveen Kassamali, LMFT
Naveen Kassamali is a psychotherapist who is licensed by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. She is a marriage and family therapist who specializes in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), motivational interviewing (MI), health psychology, exposure therapy and addiction psychotherapy. She currently lives and practices in San Francisco as part of the My Doctor Medical Group.
Julia Alvarez has her bachelors in Health Education from San Francisco State University with a focus on Holistic Health. She is the Clinical Program Manager for Open Source Wellness and focuses on the integration of health through community support within clinical systems