Clinical Director – Residential Treatment Programs
Lynn Salvatore, Psy. D.
Lynn has worked at Clearview Treatment Programs since 2011. She started as a Program Aide and throughout her education, she worked as a primary therapist at Clearview’s Residential and Outpatient Programs. In 2021, she became the Associate Clinical Director of the Dual Diagnosis program and in January 2022, she was promoted to her current position as Residential Clinical Director.
Lynn received her master’s degree at Pepperdine University and her doctorate degree from Alliant International University. She has presented posters at conferences including the International Society for the Improvement and Teaching of Dialectical Behavior Therapy (ISITDBT), American Psychological Association (APA), and American Psychology – Law Society (APLS). Lynn is comprehensively trained in DBT and has been trained as a National Education Alliance for Borderline Personality Disorder (NEA-BPD) Family Connections leader. She completed her doctoral dissertation on the need for a DBT-based family psychoeducation program for the loved ones of clients diagnosed with comorbid substance use disorder and BPD. She created a six-week program that will soon be implemented across Clearview’s residential programs.
Arsalan Malik, MD
Dr. Arsalan Malik completed his psychiatry residency at the Menninger Clinic and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston. During that time, he served as the clinical chief resident of the Menninger Clinic, where he specialized in addressing the complex medical, psychiatric, and substance use difficulties of high-achieving individuals no longer functioning successfully in the workplace and/or at home.
Dr. Malik provided psychiatric care to treatment-resistant depressed, anxious, bipolar, and personality disordered patients on the Professionals in Crisis and Young Adult units. He developed his interest and expertise in the treatment of mood and co-occurring personality disorders at this time using a comprehensive and integrated, multidisciplinary treatment approach. This comprised psychoanalytically informed hospital psychiatry, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and psychodynamic individual, group, couples, and family therapy.
Dr. Malik holds a Clinical Fellowship in Adult Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from the Center for Psychoanalytic Studies. He is currently a clinical associate at the New Center for Psychoanalysis and volunteer clinical faculty at UCLA.
He is also an editor for the journal Gender and Violence that launched in early 2014. He is an active member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry. In addition to being board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Dr. Malik is also a diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
At Clearview, Dr. Malik functions as the medical director of the Women’s Center for Borderline Personality and Emotional Disorders. He conducts comprehensive medical and psychiatric intakes, and provides ongoing neuropsychopharmacological management and consultation, as wells as supportive psychotherapy.
DBT Trainer & Program Consultant
Charlie Swenson, MD
Dr. Charlie Swenson graduated from Harvard College and Yale Medical School. He joined the faculty of Cornell University Medical College in 1982, where for five years he directed a long-term psychoanalytically oriented inpatient program for patients with personality disorders, including Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).
Beginning in 1987, Dr. Swenson developed and directed inpatient, outpatient, and day treatment programs for patients with BPD based on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In 1990 and 1993, he was voted Teacher of the Year by the psychiatric residents. While at Cornell, he served as a DBT trainer and consultant throughout the United States and Europe, coordinating statewide implementation of DBT in the public sectors of Illinois, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and the Canadian province of New Brunswick.
Dr. Swenson has published widely on the treatment of borderline patients, including the following articles: “A comparison of Kernberg’s psychoanalytic approach to that of DBT” (1989), “The inpatient application of DBT” (2001), “Identifying the factors leading to DBT’s popularity” (2001), and “The barriers and strategies for implementing DBT in community mental health centers” (2002).
From 1997 to the present, he has been associate professor of clinical psychiatry for the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, and from 1997 to 2001 he served as area medical director for the western Massachusetts area of the Department of Mental Health.
Since September 2010, Dr. Swenson has had a part-time private practice and worked with the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Department of Psychiatry. He serves as the senior psychiatrist for the western Massachusetts and central Massachusetts areas of the Department of Mental Health, doing community-based clinical consultations and working to strengthen implementations of evidence-based practices in the community mental health system. Additionally, Dr. Swenson serves as a senior trainer and senior consultant for Behavioral Tech, LLC, Marsha Linehan’s training institute.
Dr. Swenson, along with another trainer, provided intensive training to members of Clearview’s DBT team through Behavioral Tech in Northampton, Mass. Currently, Dr. Swenson works with members of Clearview’s extensive DBT team to provide consultation in the areas of program development, staff training, and the provision of clinical services.
Cecily Murrieta, M.A., AMFT
Residential Lead Therapist
Stephanie Drotman, LCSW
Sarah Gordis, MSW, ACSW
Sarah Gordis received her master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from Columbia University in New York and her bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Linguistics from Emory University in Atlanta. Sarah is an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW) through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Sarah focused her clinical training on Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and other evidence-based treatments. While at Columbia University, she participated in the DBT Training Program and Lab under the supervision of Dr. André Ivanoff, president of Behavioral Tech, and completed her intensive DBT training in 2019 with Randy Wolbert and Gwen Abney-Cunningham. She enjoys practicing DBT because of its commitment to a dialectical worldview, mindfulness, and the use of the therapist’s genuine self to assist individuals in cultivating a life worth living.
Sarah received additional clinical training in exposure therapy, functional analysis, suicide risk assessment and protocol, chemical dependency, motivational interviewing, and cognitive-behavioral advanced clinical methods. As a DBT therapist intern at Brooklyn Heights Behavioral Associates, she provided individual psychotherapy and group skills training to individuals struggling with emotion dysregulation, self-harm, suicidal ideation, interpersonal conflict, and co-occurring disorders. Sarah participated in a DBT consultation team, co-led DBT skills groups, and provided phone coaching to individual clients. Sarah also previously worked for the NYC Department of Education as a school social worker for middle school students who had been suspended from school.
Sarah is currently working at Clearview’s Dual Diagnosis program as a Program Therapist. In addition to individual therapy, she facilitates DBT skills training, process and skills application, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy groups.
Haley Lynn, MSW
Haley Lynn received her bachelor’s and master’s Degrees in Social Welfare from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Kansas. While obtaining her Master’s, she began her clinical work at Advent Health Behavioral Health Unit in Shawnee Mission, Kansas working within a multidisciplinary team assessing dual diagnosis clients and leading psychoeducational groups. While completing her practicum she developed her own therapeutic group curriculum based from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches and was nominated for an award highlighting outstanding achievements by field education students. Haley developed a specific interest in addiction and recovery while obtaining her bachelor’s degree and researched this topic while studying in Ireland through multiple universities.
After receiving her master’s degree, she began her work at Cottonwood Springs Behavioral Health Hospital in Olathe, KS in the Assessment Department. While in this role, she helped assess and determine appropriate levels of care to refer clients to. She was awarded the Assessment Department Clinician of the Year in 2017. She was promoted to the Assessment Department Supervisor, helping lead a team of clinicians alongside the Director of Assessment. Haley then transitioned to the Clinical Liaison role in the Community Outreach Team where she continued to connect to community resources and individuals seeking behavioral health and substance abuse treatment.
At Clearview, Haley works as an admissions coordinator to guide and support clients and families in the admissions process. She performs initial assessments, consults with outside providers, and provides recommendations for the appropriate level of care or referrals if necessary.
Johanna Uy Lawrence was born in Cebu, Philippines, and became interested in cooking at a very young age. Her parents own several famous restaurants in the Philippines, and she was always fascinated with the chefs in the kitchen.
After graduating from culinary school, Johanna had the opportunity to train with some of the best chefs in Cebu. Once she moved to the United States, she worked in restaurants as a chef and later for a personal chef, where she learned the ins and outs of the business.
As a personal chef, she has worked in homes and at television and movie studios. She was also a finalist on “Guy’s Grocery Games” on the Food Network.
At Clearview, Johanna cooks meals for clients in the residential treatment programs. She loves nothing more than to make clients happy through her food.
Director of Residential Operations
Director of Revenue Cycle
Diesha Woods, BS, MA
Diesha received her Bachelor of Science from California Polytechnic State University in Pomona, California. After graduation she obtained her Certification as a Medical Assistant. While working as an M.A she received her vast training as a medical biller and collector. With over 25 years of experience in billing and collections, she’s worked in several specialties including Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Ophthalmology, Gynecology, and Hospice. She was awarded the Who’s Who among College students two years in a row and Who’s Who among working Professional Women.
In 2016 she relocated to from Dallas, TX back to her home state of California. She has continued to work in the accounts payable field having been responsible for annual net collections of approximately $2.2 billion. Diesha has been responsible for functions including patient access services, health information management, case management, informatic, and managed care for both hospital and physician services.
At Clearview, Diesha works as the Director of Revenue Cycle where she oversees the capture, management, and collection of client revenue.
Andrew Demirdjian, MSW, ASW
Andrew is a primary therapist within Clearview’s Dual Diagnosis Program and has been with the company for over three years. Andrew is a graduate of Fordham’s Graduate School of Social Service where he focused his degree on treating individuals and families within the clinical setting. While obtaining his degree, Andrew received graduate training and worked as a clinical counselor at Clearview, facilitating a variety of psychoeducational classes and engaging in individual dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) coaching sessions. Andrew has intensive post-graduate training in DBT and has studied a variety of modalities including motivational interviewing, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), internal family systems, and mindfulness-based stress reduction.
Ky Anderson, AMFT
Ky earned their undergraduate degree from UC Santa Cruz and completed their master’s degree in clinical psychology at Pepperdine University. Ky specializes in working with individuals with mental health disorders, identity issues, and major life transitions, with particular emphasis on LGBTQ, neurodivergent, and chronically ill individuals. Their experience has extended to residential, outpatient, and community mental health settings with adolescents and adults. They incorporate clinical expertise in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) into affirming, solutions-oriented care that prioritizes the individual’s culture, background, and values during treatment. Ky is known for fostering a strong therapeutic alliance with their clients built on trust, support, and genuineness. In their free time, Ky enjoys tending to their many plants and pets, and is an avid cook.
Jennifer Pepper, AMFT
Jennifer is a clinical therapist whose caring energy creates a safe space for a non-judgmental and collaborative therapeutic experience. Utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and solution-focused methods, Jennifer’s approach is integrative, adapting to fit each person’s unique needs. She specializes in helping individuals with mood and anxiety disorders, interpersonal relationships, substance use disorder, and trauma.
Jennifer received her master’s degree from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology with studies in clinical psychology. Jennifer began working clinically during graduate school for The People Concern as a case manager. She then completed her Practicum experience with Airport Marina Counseling Center. Gaining clinical hours all over Los Angeles, Jennifer facilitated groups at Bel Air Treatment, spent time educating teens about DBT skills at Evolve, worked with children as young as four years old with the Malibu Boys & Girls Club, and individually treated women struggling with sexual trauma and personality disorders in Orange County, until finally completing her clinical hours as a primary therapist at Summit Malibu with adults struggling with dual diagnoses.
Jennifer passed the California Law & Ethics Exam in 2018 as well as the California Clinical Exam in 2021. She continues to realize her professional goals with Clearview Women’s Center as a program therapist.
Aziz is an admissions expert with an abundance of experience both working in and receiving treatment. From managing clients going through rock-bottoms, emotional crises, and acute hospitalizations to navigating the complicated world of insurance policies, Aziz always advocates for and empathizes with the many kinds of people seeking treatment. He received his Bachelor of Arts from UCLA and has called the Westside of Los Angeles his home for the past five years. On his days off Aziz enjoys swimming in the Pacific Ocean, hiking through the Santa Monica mountains, and taking his dog, Finn, to the park.
Director – Outpatient Operations
Mardet received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia University in New York City. She moved to Los Angeles shortly after to pursue a career in behavioral healthcare management. Her leadership roles in several outpatient mental health facilities in Los Angeles and commitment to providing outstanding clinical services eventually led her to Clearview. As Director of Outpatient Operations, Mardet works passionately to advance the quality of support offered to each client. She works closely with the clinical team to ensure an open avenue of communication. In addition, Mardet is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Legal and Forensic Psychology from the University of California, Irvine.
Erycka Prado, AMFT
Erycka received her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University in Los Angeles. Her clinical training has focused on evidence-based practices in outpatient and residential programs. While in undergraduate school at Cal State Fullerton, Erycka interned at Day Rancho Adult Services, which also served as an Alzheimer’s research facility. Erycka conducted assessments and supported the clinical team with direct client care.
While in graduate school at Antioch University, Erycka found her interest in the trauma specialization with an emphasis on military and civilian populations. Erycka began her practicum with Antioch University Counseling Center seeing individual clients, adolescents, and couples. Antioch also provided a partnership with the Culver City Senior Center where Erycka also worked with older adults for 1:1 therapy and advocacy work.
While at Antioch, Erycka began her transition with Clearview Women’s Center for Borderline Personality Disorder, Venice, in 2015. Erycka began as a community counselor where she also assisted the clinical team in direct client care and provided skills coaching en vivo. While at Clearview, Erycka found a passion for teaching and quickly transitioned to group facilitator and has led Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Seeking Safety, Positive Psychology, Relapse Prevention, and Behavioral Activation. In continuing her growth within the Clearview family, Erycka then transitioned to full time residential house manager where she held that role for nearly a year. Erycka made the move to Clearview’s intensive outpatient program (IOP) as a pre-licensed therapist at the beginning of 2022. Erycka conducts individual DBT sessions, facilitates skills groups, and provides phone coaching, while remaining adherent to the DBT model.
Outpatient Program Therapist
Alexi Pyles, APPC
Alexi Pyles received her Masters Degree of Science in Counseling with an Option in Rehabilitation Counseling and Associate Degree in Clinical Counseling (APCC) from California State University Los Angeles and received her pre-licensed hours and training in a teen residential center, young adult outpatient center, and burn foundation for young adult burn survivors. Her previous employment was working at a community mental health agency providing 1:1 therapy and case management support for homeless adults and older adults. She got into the world of counseling because of her own history of participating in support groups and having received mental health therapy as a child. She recognizes that mental health is an important part of recovery and life. And hopes to continue sharing her experiences and insight of the world with others.
Outpatient Case Manager
Gamze Caltekin, AMFT
Director of Outpatient Services
Gillian is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, and Mindfulness-Based Addiction and Trauma Therapist. She has worked in the field of mental health and addiction for over 10 years, beginning her career at UCLA’s Resnik Neuropsychiatric Institute. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Family and Child studies with an emphasis on human development and behavior from Northern Illinois University, and Master of Social Work degree from the University of Southern California and has been a licensed clinician since 2017.
Gillian brings a broad range of experience to Clearview’s Outpatient Program having formerly work in hospital settings, outpatient settings and most recently as a residential clinical director. She understands the flow, the process, and the necessity of navigating each level of care smoothly and with clinical appropriateness.
Gillian is a Chicago native who loves traveling the world, going to see live music, and watching true crime documentaries.
Associate Clinical Social Worker
Nicole Wilmot, ACSW
Nicole received her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Vanguard University of Southern California. After graduating with her bachelor’s, Nicole worked at a locked psychiatric facility and eventually found her way into geriatric medical social work. She went on to work in skilled nursing facilities as a Director of Social Services and eventually as a consultant. Nicole decided to go back to graduate school and get her Master’s in Social Work from University of Southern California (fight on!).
Nicole got a job working in community mental health after graduation and worked for just over a year as a Clinician with the Westside homeless full service partnership (FSP) team driving all around Los Angeles serving the homeless population. She gained valuable experience in crisis management, assessment, and diagnosing working there. She now provides that guidance and expertise to her new caseload of young adults and adults in an outpatient setting. Nicole has a unique background understanding human development and sexuality and wants to become a certified sex therapist.