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Seda Terzyan, PhD

Dr. Seda Terzyan, PhD, is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist (PSY 29251) with a specialization in treating and evaluating co-occurring cognitive and psychological problems. She is the Founder of Perspectives.

Dr. Terzyan is experienced in the delivery of both evidence-based psychotherapy and clinical neuropsychology, having intentionally emphasized training in both disciplines to foster a deep understanding of the brain.  Dr. Terzyan’s areas of neuropsychological expertise are in traumatic brain injuries, memory loss, ADHD, and learning disorders.  Her areas of clinical expertise are in the treatment of cognitive disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma-related conditions.  She has extensive experience working with clients presenting with medically and psychiatrically complex diagnoses, allowing her to effectively diagnose and treat diverse psychopathology.

Unlike what so frequently occurs in our healthcare systems, Dr. Terzyan is keen on identifying and treating underlying causes, rather than just suppressing symptoms.

Dr. Terzyan is currently a member of medical staff at Hoag Hospital and St. Jude Medical Center.  Dr. Terzyan is a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the National Academy of Neuropsychology (NAN).

Dr. Terzyan received her doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California in 2016.  Dr. Terzyan thereafter completed two years of post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric and adult neuropsychology, providing comprehensive neuropsychological reports for a number of purposes. She also conducted testing for specific forms of dementia and worked with medical professionals to provide targeted treatment.  Prior to receiving her doctorate, Dr. Terzyan completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the Pacific Islands VA Healthcare System, assessing veterans and military active duty populations for presenting problems such as traumatic-brain injuries and PTSD.

Dr. Terzyan also completed a year-long clinical placement at the Loma Linda University Medical Center, Rehabilitation Hospital, where she was trained as a neuropsychology liaison on an interdisciplinary medical team, providing brief assessments and short-term evidence-based psychotherapy for patients with complex spinal and brain injuries.  Prior, Dr. Terzyan completed a year-long placement at the Loma Linda University Behavioral Medicine Center (BMC), working on the high-risk child and adolescent inpatient unit.  Dr. Terzyan completed her Master’s degree in clinical psychology with an emphasis on neuropsychology at Loma Linda University, and completed her Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2009.

Dr. Terzyan has extensive training in multiple ‘evidence-based’ interventions, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Emotion-Focused/Gestalt Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Cognitive Rehabilitation.  She has also trained for five years at the Gestalt Associates Training Los Angeles, and emotion-focused psychotherapy for individuals across the life span.

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De Anna Holloway

De Anna brings her education and experience to patients at Lido Wellness Center (LWC) through her work as a Somatic Trauma Psychotherapist. She holds a Master of Arts degree from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Counseling with an emphasis in depth-oriented psychology which focuses on helping individuals become aware of what has been cast out of consciousness or not yet able to be known.

De Anna’s primary focus is working with patients who have experienced sexual and domestic abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and chronic pain. She interacts with her patients by designing and structuring group content that highlights and supports somatic work as a vital part of their treatment program. De Anna’s approach to healing is aligned with LWC’s philosophy on supporting and collaborating with its therapists on each individualized treatment plan to help the patient achieve healing.

Prior to coming to LWC, De Anna worked in sober living and with low-income mental health patients. She also operated incest survivor support groups and facilitated women’s sexual healing workshops. With the seriousness of the work and the struggles that many patients bring with them from past trauma, De Anna is appreciative of LWC’s collective spirit of compassion coupled with the encouragement, empowerment, and sense of community.

De Anna’s training in depth-oriented psychology is the culmination of a transformative program that brings mythology and psyche to life and “recognizes that healing is associated with allowing what has been repressed, rejected, denied or ignored to come forward so that the person can understand, explore its significance and integrate it, allowing for a transformation in consciousness.” For her own health and wellness, De Anna works a daily practice that includes embodied dance, yoga, and meditation. She credits time spent with family as a way for her to revitalize and refresh her energy.

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Amy VanBecelaere LCPC

As a Primary Therapist at Lido Wellness Center (LWC), Amy incorporates various treatment techniques and modalities into her patient care practice. Previously, Amy has worked in all levels of care including Residential, PHP, and IOP focusing on the treatment of eating disorders and primary mental health. She has spent over eight years in the behavioral healthcare industry, beginning her career in Chicago before moving to California in search of better weather. She chose to join LWC’s clinical team because of the value they place on alternative forms of healing, enabling Amy to share her practice and encourage healing in new and creative ways. As a registered Dance/Movement Therapist (R-DMT) at LWC, she’s empowered to bring alternative forms of healing into the clinical space and join other respected clinicians in their work treating trauma, mental health, and addiction.

At LWC, Amy specializes in treating eating disorders as a secondary issue and helping women heal from trauma. She is extensively trained in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), training directly with facilitators who worked with the founder of DBT, Dr. Marsha Linehan. Through DBT, Amy helps patients modify their reactions and behaviors to better cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others. Amy also has vast experience with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), incorporating mindfulness strategies to address psychological disorders. Amy utilizes Dance/Movement Therapy (DMT) to encourage the use of the body as a tool of expression and self-discovery. Through this type of therapy, Amy finds passion in helping her patients reconnect with their bodies in a safe way and experience growth. Amy’s treatment philosophy involves the use of creative exploration such as art making, writing and movement as a way for patients to get in touch with deep or hidden parts of themselves.

Amy finds herself inspired by the bravery of her patients and believes that the most rewarding aspect of her job is watching the transformation when her patients graduate from the program and make meaningful changes in their lives. This is why she is also the Alumni Coordinator where she can help alumni of LWC stay connected and supported by designing and facilitating wellness focused events and groups.

In her own life, Amy incorporates wellness and self-care through yoga practice and engaging with nature. She enjoys all the natural beauty California has to offer through hiking, bike riding, and spending time at the ocean. She finds spiritual fulfillment in prayer, oracle cards, and meditation.

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Janie M. Montiel

As a Primary Therapist at Lido Wellness Center (LWC), Janie strives to ensure that patients’ needs are met efficiently and according to their best interests. Janie’s experience in the mental health field is vast, with over 3000 hours spent working with traumatized children, adolescents, adults, and families in clinical settings. She has facilitated various programs such as group therapy for the batterers’ intervention programs, child abuse treatment programs, anger management programs, and outpatient substance abuse treatment programs. Upon joining the LWC clinical team, she has found a safe environment for growth and learning that has provided her the opportunity to thrive as a clinician, supported and surrounded by the expert leadership team.

In her practice, Janie utilizes her training in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapy to aid the natural healing ability of the brain and body post-trauma. In this psychotherapy method, Janie can treat a variety of different conditions through the process of resolving unprocessed traumatic experiences to allow normal healing to resume. Janie is especially passionate about understanding the impact of early childhood adversity and its effect on the developing brain, as well as its future implications for health across a lifetime. She loves the opportunity to work with LWC patients in an energetic and dynamic environment, guiding their healing journey and enabling them to live their best lives.

Janie recognizes that self-care is vital for clinicians given the amount of physical, mental, and emotional energy required to do their job. In her personal life, she incorporates meditation, personal therapy, and yoga into her practice. She also prioritizes spending time in nature and spending quality time with her family.

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