Natalie is a licensed Psychotherapist and has over ten years experience as a therapist specializing in psychological disorders that are considered "difficult to treat". She was on staff for eight years at the UCLA Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute's Outpatient Behavioral Health Services for UCLA students. Natalie has worked as a lead clinical therapist in Adult and Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Programs for Eating Disorders.
Natalie earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). Her therapeutic approach is rooted in psychodynamic and attachment theory, and she is trained in Mentalization Based Therapy developed by world renowned experts, Peter Fonagy, PhD and Anthony Bateman, MD.
Her own personal journey and spiritual discovery led her to develop a strong yoga and meditation practice , "which allows me to create a unique complementary blend of traditional western psychology and alternative eastern philosophy of mindfulness (non-denominational) to help you effectively address life's personal challenges based on your own personal beliefs by developing physical, psychological, and spiritual awareness".
As a San Gabriel Valley native, former competitive figure skater and coach, Natalie offers a unique understanding of young national and local athletes and creative performers. After living in West Los Angeles for several years, she has had the opportunity to work with many college and professional athletes, serious and accomplished television, film, and stage actors, as well as successful writers, dancers, and musicians.
Dr. Sawyer specializes in the treatment of mood disorders and borderline personality disorder, as well as a wide range of psychiatric disorders. She received her medical degree from the Keck School of Medicine of USC, and completed her residency in Psychiatry at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Neuropsychiatric Institute. Dr. Sawyer is trained in Mentalization Based Treatment (MBT) and served as one of the treating psychiatrists at the UCLA Borderline Personality Disorder Initiative and Mood Disorders Clinic. Dr. Sawyer offers psychiatric assessment, evaluation, medication consultation, medication management, and therapy.
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Inner Harmony Therapy was founded on the idea that people should have access to world class mental health care regardless of where they live. Integrity, authenticity, expertise, compassion, and hope are at the core of Inner Harmony's infrastructure. Inner Harmony Therapy's mission is to bring personalized world class mental health care to the eastern San Gabriel Valley.
"Because you shouldn't have to live in a big city or travel hours to access expert mental health care."
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Stefanie Boone, MS, RD, CEDRD
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Stefanie is a Certified Eating Disorder nutrition therapist for men and women with eating and exercise disorders. She’s worked in her private practice on the Westside for the past 15 years, and held positions as Lead Dietitian at several treatment centers for Eating Disorders, Dual Diagnosis and Addictions, including: Eating Disorder Center of California, Visions Adolescent Treatment Centers, Clearview Treatment Centers, Resolutions Therapeutic Services, and Kaiser Permanente Eating Disorders Program in Hollywood.
Stefanie has an added specialization in treating eating disorders in those with co-occurring mood disorders and addictions. She is also trained to teach DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) skills, and integrates these very effective skills to help clients unlock barriers to healing relationship with food, exercise, and body image. She sees clients individually and runs groups to help clients heal their relationship with food. Stefanie owns and runs Eating Disorder Circle, an Online Eating Disorder Nutrition Therapy Program for adult men and women, where she provides all services via videoconferencing.
Stefanie is one of the contributing authors of Real World Recovery: Intuitive Food Program Curriculum for the Treatment of Eating Disorders.
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