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Aster specializes in mindfulness practices, including sound baths and psychoeducational group sessions. With a background rooted in behavioral health since 2020, Aster’s expertise lies in creating enriching experiences for participants on their healing journey. Aster received her Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Psychology from Cal State Fullerton and is pursuing a Master’s of Arts degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage & Family Therapy. In her role, Aster harnesses the therapeutic power of sound baths to address stress and trauma in her participants. Sound baths, offer a unique approach to healing that can deeply resonate with individuals who have experienced trauma or are struggling with stress. Through carefully selected sounds and frequencies, Aster creates an environment of safety and relaxation, allowing participants to release tension held within their bodies and minds.
Chad Pinel, CADC ll. Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. 9 years sober and eight years working in treatment. Specializes in Holotropic Breathing and meditation practices.
Dr. Sanjai Thankachen graduated from Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medicine in 2000. He completed his residency in psychiatry in 2008 from Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in New York, where fifty percent of his rotations were at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. After his residency he worked at Ventura County Medical Centers in an adult out-patient setting and now lives in Orange County, California.
Dr. Thankachen is currently working with Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists in an out-patient practice, as well as working at multiple in-patient psychiatric and medical units bringing his patients the most advanced health care treatment in psychiatry. Dr. Thankachen sees patients with an array of disorders, including depression, bipolar illness, schizophrenia, anxiety, and dementia-related problems.
Dr. Thankachen is also involved in professional organizations and societies in good standing including the American Psychiatric Association, Indian Medical Association, and the Karnataka Medical Association.
UNIVERSITIES + DEGREES: San Francisco State University [Cinema Production, BA] San Diego City College [Audio Production, A.A.]
CLINICAL SPECIALIZATION: As an award winning musician and clinical counselor, William empowers therapy clients to craft musically dynamic songs using their own personal narratives and musical tastes. He leads collaborative songwriting, music performance, and music education opportunities for individuals and groups. William’s musical talents as a singer/songwriter, combined with a natural ability to connect with clients, make him a dynamic facilitator for creative expression.
In addition to his musical talent and clinical training, William brings expertise in audio production and film music to client sessions.
William is the founder of a music therapy organization called Moving Melodies, where he has developed a unique curriculum that guides participants through each stage of the songwriting process: (1) Identify the Intention; (2) Move the Melody; (3) Create and Connect; (4) Ready to Record.
CERTIFICATIONS: Certified Alcohol Drug Counselor (CADC)
Kaylee brings a gentle approach to Redeemed Mental Health. She incorporates kindness and a soft approach to those suffering in the grips of mental illness. She acknowledges that, for most people, they are coping in the most difficult period of their lives and should be treated with respect.
Kaylee Crafton earned a Master’s degree in social work from University of Southern California. She achieved a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University where she trained with social, emotional needs, and justice involved clients.
As the Director of Admissions and Marketing for Redeemed Mental Health, she oversees social media content and marketing strategies to provide a seamless experience for clients and their families from visibility to initial communications.
Sophia Deahl, MS, RD is a functional medicine dietitian with an MS in Nutrition, Healthspan and Longevity from the University of Southern California and an undergraduate degree in psychology. She is dedicated to helping clients transform their physical and mental health and well-being with personalized nutrition and lifestyle support. She believes in a root-cause approach, helping her clients build sustainable lifestyle habits that support all six lifestyle pillars: nutrition, microbiome, sleep, stress, movement/exercise, hormones & detox support.
Casey O’Brian is holds two Master’s degrees from Pepperdine University; one in Psychology and the other in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Casey has spent the last ten years working in the drug and alcohol treatment sector, holding positions as both a therapist and case manager. In addition to his extensive experience working with those who are recovering from substance use and mental health disorders, he also has firsthand knowledge of the devastation that unaddressed substance use can have on one’s life. As a result, Casey continues to educate himself across a wide array of topics and shares up-to-date scientific findings in an effort to not only educate clients, but to normalize their symptoms. Similar to experts like Dr. Gabor Mate and Dr. Richard Scwartz, Casey views mental health symptoms, which include substance use, as invitations to explore what has happened in one’s life that has led to a dysfunction in the ability to regulate one’s emotions effectively. Using all the tools at his disposal, Casey’s main objective is to provide as many options to healing as possible and strives to make it clear to clients that although they are not to be blamed for the development of their symptoms, they are ultimately the ones responsible for choosing to address it.
Christine is an associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She is pursuing a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University. She previously spent 17 years in Information Technology when she decided to pursue her lifelong dream of coming alongside those struggling with mental health difficulties.
Vaugh has a passion for assisting those struggling with mental health symptoms. His gentle approach to client care is warmly received by both staff and client’s at Redeemed Mental Health. He has a history of working with mentally aggressive disabled adults as a personal attendant.
Sean Leonard is a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. He received his master’s degree in adult geriatric primary care nurse practitioner from Walden University and a second postmaster specialty in psychiatry mental health nurse practitioner from Rocky Mountain University. Sean has experience working in various diverse settings, including an outpatient clinic, inpatient detox and rehab, psychiatric emergency, and dual diagnosis programs. His specialty areas include substance abuse, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, PTSD, ADHD, and OCD.
Sean Leonard works primarily with adult populations but has been trained across the lifespan, from children/adolescents to geriatric. He offers medication management, crisis management, and psychotherapy with extensive experience in anxiety/OCD, depression, mood disorders, attention deficit disorders, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders. He believes that “everyone can benefit from therapy and that many may find great benefit from medicine. Therapy is cornerstone to my practice, medicine or not.”
Dr. Andrea M. Wagner, Psy.D., is the backbone of Redeemed Mental Health. With a wealth of experience across various settings, Dr. Wagner brings a unique perspective to mental health treatment. She is passionate about making complex therapeutic issues easily understandable and provides a roadmap to mental well-being that is tailored to each individual’s unique journey.
Dr. Wagner strives to provide an easily understandable approach to difficult and complex therapeutic issues. She will translate complicated concepts related to mental health concerns into basic and simplistic strategies aimed to achieve the results you desire based on your individual needs.
She currently practices at Department of State Hospitals (California in-patient forensic psychiatric hospital) as an active member on multiple committees. She earned a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Forensic Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She has experience in various settings including the United States Army, UCI Medical Center (Partial Hospitalization Program; Adolescent), Juvenile Recovery Court (Substance and Behavioral Treatment), and the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. She specializes in a broad range of psychiatric arenas in evaluations and treatment of multiple major mental illnesses.
Dr. Wagner specializes in treating adults struggling with the more severe ramifications their major mental health issue causes in their daily lives. She has extensive experience in psychological assessment to include personality, intelligence, developmental, and assessment of learning disabilities. She has the ability to treat an array of mental health issues ranging from Schizophrenia to codependency and coaching through life difficulties. She has specialty with psychotic disorders, personality disorders, and mood disorders.
Lee Breitenbach is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who enjoys providing interventions in a warm, relatable manner to others. He will breakdown the goals of therapy through education while building rapport and engaging individuals in the present moment.
He currently practices at the Department of State Hospitals as the program assistant to the Trauma Informed Care (TIC) program. He is heavily involved in culturally based committees/workgroups, program development, intervention implementation, and trauma research. He attended California State University, Fullerton to earn a BA in Psychology followed by a Master’s in Social Work from California State University, Long Beach. He individually possesses over 20 years of experience practicing in the field of mental health. His skills range from his experience providing therapy in Group home settings, substance abuse programs, trauma groups for Veteran’s Affairs, Long Beach, hospice settings, and currently in-patient mental health care. He specializes in trauma recovery and group dynamics.
Dr. Habermehl (“Dr. Dee”) earned her medical degree at New York University. She then completed an internship at Brown University, followed by a residency at Stanford University, in Palo Alto, California. She also earned her MBA with a Healthcare Focus at Yale University School of Management.
Dr. Habermehl is a specialist in Addiction Medicine and is Board Certified in Addiction Medicine and Gynecology and Obstetrics. She is a Fellow of the American Society of Addiction Medicine as well as the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology.