Marcia Newman, a licensed psychotherapist, received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University-Malibu in 1986 where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She has been in the field of Eating Disorder treatment for over 26 years and specializes in issues related to co-dependency, mind healing and life transitions. She has facilitated workshops on body image and stress reduction as well as appearing as an expert guest, co-host and writer for a Los Angeles-based T.V. Wellness Series, The Addiction Network.
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At La Ventana’s residential treatment facility in Thousand Oaks, California, men and women are provided with effective, individualized care for substance abuse and eating disorders. The rehab strives to empower its clients by teaching them the coping mechanisms and practical life skills necessary to stay sober, overcome self-destructive behaviors, and live a happy and fulfilling life. Led by a team of experienced, licensed and caring professionals — some with first-hand knowledge of addiction — clients also uncover and address the underlying issues that contribute to substance abuse and maladaptive eating habits.
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- Treatment for Adolescents
At La Ventana, the families of adolescents are considered the main players of the treatment team. Families are schooled in individual sessions with the therapist and dietician on how to assist their child with eating and how to break the cycle of the eating disorder symptoms.
- Nutrition and Food Supported Therapy
At La Ventana, a thorough nutritional assessment is conducted as part of the admission process. The results are used to customize a nutritional and physical activity plan, which is unique to each client. Our nutritional treatment is comprehensive and based on the science of nutrition and exercise physiology.
Marcia Newman - MA, LMFT, Clinical Supervisor
Heather Russo - Clinical Director, Eating Disorder Program
Heather Russo is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a board member of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP). She received her Master’s Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. She has extensive experience in treating eating disorders in inpatient hospitalization, day treatment, intensive outpatient and private practice settings. Among her areas of expertise are the intersection between anxiety disorders and eating disorders. She is an active, integrative therapist who works with her clients to promote empowerment and fulfillment. Her therapeutic approach is to provide support and practical feedback to help clients effectively make strides in recovery. Heather has been the featured presenter of seminars addressing eating disorder treatment and recovery, educating both recovery groups and professionals treating mental illness.
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