Frances Milligan

Frances is a Co-founder and the Chief Operations Officer of Lido Wellness Center (LWC). With over thirteen years of experience in the mental health and social work field, Frances co-founded LWC to bolster outpatient care offerings by providing high-quality, individualized treatment focusing on the whole person. Her clinical journey began with offering therapeutic supportive services to foster youths and transitional age youth in an outpatient setting. Noticing a discrepancy in accessibility of care and clinical services for untreated adverse childhood experiences and trauma, her clinical experience focused on treating the presentation of those impacts in the form of substance use disorders, eating disorders, and personality disorders.

Her mission to address untreated, underlying symptoms launched her practice in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), specializing in treatment of emotional dysregulation, interpersonal difficulties, and eating disorders. In her DBT practice, Frances provides a non-judgmental therapeutic space for patients to explore individual barriers and strengths on their road to recovery and wellness by building sympathetic relationships in an effort to become a true advocate on their healing journey.

In her role as Chief Operations Officer, Frances focuses on the operations of Lido Wellness Center and Lido Wellness Living and interfaces with all the departments to help ensure consistent communications and smooth flow of daily functions to enhance our patients’ and family’s experiences.

I love being able to make a difference in patients’ lives and working alongside LWC’s skilled clinicians. With our supportive clinical team and range of services for an individualized approach, we provide a judgement-free zone where patients can explore and grow.

Frances has an extensive educational background. In addition to her DBT certification, she is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She graduated from Hope International University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and received a Master’s Degree in Counseling Psychology from National University. In taking care of her own mental health, she emphasizes self-care by incorporating yoga and mindfulness into her daily practice.

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Collin Weeden

Collin is a Co-founder and the Chief Development Officer of Lido Wellness Center (LWC). Prior to LWC, he spent seven years working in addiction and eating disorder treatment and during that time, recognized a need for an outpatient care offering that provides the wider community with a safe space for recovery and compassionate clinical excellence. LWC fulfilled his vision of equitable wellness treatment, and he serves in his role as Director of Admissions with that principle at the forefront.

Collin provides primary support and placement for all incoming LWC patients, offering a guiding hand into their wellness journey. He also works with individuals to help them understand their financial options and how insurance may help cover some of the costs of the program. He is LWC’s primary contact for those seeking help for themselves or a loved one, and he works expertly with LWC’s clinicians to provide proper screening and assessment for potential patients.

Patient care is Collin’s top priority, and he works to ensure that a potential patient’s placement, at LWC or elsewhere, is the most fitting and beneficial for their individual needs. Collin is adept at assisting potential patients through the important task of program selection, offering clear explanations and recommendations that enable potential patients to make the most informed decision possible regarding their care.

The most rewarding aspect of my job is witnessing patients’ transformations. From working with them in the admissions process up to their first day at LWC, to watching them progress in their wellness journey, patient success is what drives me.

For Collin, supporting patient success begins at admissions and continues throughout the patient’s LWC journey and beyond. He is invested in their daily success as an enthusiastic team member supporting the clinicians who prepare and guide patients on their path to progress. In his personal life, Collin values time spent with his partner and his dog, and enjoys spending time outdoors connecting with the world around him and exercising his green thumb in his garden.

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Lesley A. Tate-Gould

Dr. Lesley Tate-Gould is a Co-founder of Lido Wellness Center (LWC). She was inspired to open LWC following her experience working in residential treatment facilities specializing in addiction and eating disorders for both adults and adolescents. Through her work, she gained a robust knowledge of the complexities of higher care and became aware of the gaps in mental health outpatient treatment, discovering a lack of robust clinical accessibility for addressing underlying mental conditions once substance disorders were addressed. Determined to fill those care gaps, she co-founded LWC as a primary mental health outpatient treatment facility for the local community and patients from treatment programs around the county.

Dr. Tate-Gould specializes in mood disturbances, trauma-related disorders, personality disorders, and secondary substance-use and eating disorders. As a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP), Dr. Tate-Gould engages with patients in new and mindful ways, such as using gentle, intuitive methods to produce enhanced understandings of the physiological components related to trauma. Paired expertly with other treatment modalities, she supports healing by assisting patients in achieving a greater awareness of themselves in a supportive and compassionate environment dedicated, foremost, to improving their health and well-being.

The rewarding part of my work is witnessing healing transformations in patients. Trauma can hold a person hostage, so when the work starts to allow greater space for joy, for community and social engagement and restoring goodness, it is such an honor to witness. Seeing a person shift from constriction into a place of expansion, where creativity is restored, a sense of deep hopefulness and a desire to keep moving forward is inspiring.

Dr. Tate-Gould thrives on professional variety and encourages collaboration with her team, allowing the flexibility to incorporate unique perspectives on techniques and healing approaches for LWC patients. Her mission with LWC is to explore bold new areas of patient care to assist people in navigating beyond their symptoms and into a life that restores meaning and purpose. Through enforcing LWC’s supportive bridge to care, Dr. Tate-Gould aims to promote patient growth and healing as the last treatment episode needed before returning to a healthy and meaningful life.

Dr. Tate-Gould graduated from Alliant International University with a Doctorate Degree specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy, with an emphasis in Psychology. Indicative of her educational excellence, she received the Most Outstanding Doctoral Student Award in 2011. She enjoys meditation and yoga, and she loves spending time outdoors with her family swimming, hiking, and walking. She likes to demonstrate her creativity in her kitchen by cooking, baking, and hunting for ingredients or new recipes to share with her family.

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