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Suzette Bray, LMFT
Suzette Bray is the founder and executive director of Village Counseling and Wellness. With over 15 years of clinical experience, Suzette has run several innovative mental health programs for adults, teens, children and families, giving her unique insight into strategies and solutions for positive change through evidence-based treatments.
Suzette is an intensively-trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and has received advanced training from thought leaders in the field. She has trained and supervised many clinicians, including her staff, and has significant teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Suzette speaks often on the topics of parenting, mental health issues of children and adolescents, and adoption.
Suzette Bray, LMFT is also an expert contributor for GoodTherapy.org on the topic of DBT.
Leigh Hall, M.A., MFTI
Leigh Hall is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern with a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University and a Bachelor’s in Art History from Princeton University. Leigh trained in cognitive behavior therapy with the Academy of Cognitive Therapy and is certified in Seeking Safety. She did her traineeship at New Directions for Veterans, where she conducted individual and group therapy with male military veterans who suffered from PTSD, depression, anxiety, and substance abuse.
Leigh works under the supervision of Suzette Bray, LMFT.
Adele Bent, MSW, LCSW
LIC# LCSW 75419
Adele Bent is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of clinical experience. She completed her training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Behavioral Tech; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Dr. Russ Harris; and, various mindfulness-based treatments. She has worked with adults and adolescents in a diverse range of settings and at all levels of care and her areas of specialization include emotion regulation disorders, mood disorders, grief and loss, addiction recovery, living with chronic illness, and healing from traumatic events.
Ninel Simonian, LMFT
Ninel Simonian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s in Counseling Psychology/Marriage and Family Therapy from Argosy University.
Ninel has worked with adults and adolescents dealing with a variety of mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder as well as eating disorders and substance abuse. She has conducted individual and family therapy sessions in addition to psychotherapy and psycho-educational groups as an intern, Licensed Psychotherapist, and Clinical Manager.
Ninel is fluent in English, Armenian, and Persian and offers sessions in those languages.
Lila Galustian, LMFT
Lili Galustian spent a year under the supervision of Robin Graham in conducting therapy with children from the ages of 2-5 yrs at various Woodcrest Pre-Schools. In 2014 she received her Masters in Clinical Psychology, specializing in Child Development. Lili also worked as an intern DBT therapist at Clearview Outpatient Program, providing DBT skills and a better understanding of mental illness to families. She conducted DBT Family weekend programs and NEABPD family connections groups at the facility.
Lili attended Adam Payne’s Dialectical Behavior Therapy Foundational Training, with Dr. Alan E. Fruzzetti, working with families of emotionally dysregulated clients, and DBT Perspective Intensive Training with Dr. Charles Swenson.
She is multi-lingual and speaks English, Armenian and Farsi fluently.
Monica Carter is a Clinical Outreach Coordinator with over 15 years of client services. She holds a Master’s in Journalism from DePaul University and a Bachelor’s in English and Communications from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Prior to relocating to Southern California, Monica worked as a Community News Manager for a subsidiary of the Chicago Sun-Times.