Laura Rhodes-Levin, LMFT., Founder of The Missing Peace Center for Anxiety
Laura Rhodes-Levin, LMFT., is a licensed therapist who specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety, depression, and trauma. She holds a Master of Science in Counseling and is known for her unique approach in the understanding of anxiety and anxiety disorders.
Laura is the Founder of The Missing Peace- Center for Anxiety, a facility that offers a variety of modalities, including Psycho Therapy, Neurofeeback, Play Therapy, Olfactory Anxiety Reduction, Group Therapy, Movement, and more to help ease the nervous system and restore the brain, body, and mind to a place of calmness and relaxation.
At The Missing Peace Center for Anxiety, therapy is combined with modern technology to help facilitate the brain to return to its senses and reach a feeling of well-being.
In addition, Laura currently serves as the Co-Chair for the Special Interest Group of Integrative health for the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), an international nonprofit membership organization and leader in the education, training, and research for anxiety, depression and related disorders.
In the past, she has received many honors for her work including a Recognition Award for Going Above and Beyond in the Assistance of Rehabilitation Programs for the National Council of Jewish Women, and The National Council of Jewish Women has bestowed her with the Unsung Hero Award by the City of West Hollywood, as well.
Laura has served as an expert on psychological issues on several outlets and has been seen on KTLA, Good Day LA, Fox News, KCAL 9, KCBS, KABC, and more.
Our Professional Staff
Director of Operations
Linda joins the team with a plethora of experience from running an office to being an executive culinary chef. Her ability to tune into the needs of others has created an environment at our center that allows our program to flow with efficiency.
Linda handles booking all the appointments and acquainting clients with the facility, when she is not dealing with day to day operations or doing some neurofeedback.
She has worked at both inpatient and outpatient facilities in her career. Her background graces her with loving, understanding that our clients need when addressing their trauma, depression and anxiety
David will handle all of your billing needs, doing his best to ensure that your insurance is properly taking care of your treatment, or helping you to make arrangements to do so personally.
Vince Lia is an Integrative Nutrition Health and Wellness Coach. He works closely with clients to help them feel their best through individualized food and lifestyle changes that meet their unique needs and health goals. After seeing the impact these changes had on his own life, he became passionate about helping others experiencing the same thing. He guides clients to understand the benefits about the food that is both on and off their plate.
Born and raised on Cape Cod, Jesslyn moved to Los Angeles after earning her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Simmons College in Boston, MA.
Jesslyn has always been intrigued with the mind and its power to accomplish great things, be it reaching a physical target or in achieving amazing life goals; which lead her to study the art of Hypnosis.
Jesslyn earned her certification in Hypnotherapy through an intense and rigorous training program created by Roy Hunter that is recognized by the National Guild of Hypnotists.
As an active member of two large nation-wide and International Hypnosis groups, Jesslyn is always learning new techniques and strategies to help her clients.
Jesslyn also uses additional modalities to enhance her clients’ experience and facilitate success such as Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP), energy work, Om cards, Crystal Singing Healing sound bowls, Reiki healing and more.
Whether you are struggling with anxiety or frustrated with not losing weight or looking to improve in your career, you’ll benefit from a visit with Jesslyn. Hypnotherapy can affect a positive change in any area of your life.
Micah is a certified Biofeedback technician. He received his formal education from the University of San Francisco, earning a BA in Philosophy, with a minor in German, and an emphasis in Classical Literature. He has also studied various forms of meditation and holistic healing, including massage for emotional wellness, energy work, and cognitive behavioral therapy. Micah has extensive experience in early childhood development and physical fitness. His unique perspective offers an eclectic approach to understanding the human condition and encouraging personal growth. Change is inevitable. What we learn is a choice in every moment.
Tiffany has been a massage therapist since before there were dinosaurs. She chose this profession because she finds helping people fulfilling and rewarding.
As you enter her massage room, you’ll immediately transcend into a tranquil, relaxing, peaceful environment.
“I believe we can find physical and emotional comfort from massage.
I strive to provide for my clients, soothing relaxation and a renewed sense of wellness.”
Jessica is passionate about working with both children and adults through individual, family and group therapy while incorporating art. She prides herself on offering a safe and warm environment where her clients are free to explore. Prior to obtaining her graduate degree from Phillips Graduate University in Psychology with a focus in Marriage Family Therapy & Art Therapy, Jessica spent many years in the business world working in human resources and design. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. As an Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) working towards full licensure in the greater Los Angeles area, Jessica utilizes art because it gives voice to experience through visual and symbolic expression while engaging the mind, body, and spirit. Through this kinesthetic, sensory, perceptual and symbolic experience, clients often experience improved self-esteem and self-awareness; access their resiliency and insight; & reduce conflict and distress. Art therapy is a unique therapeutic tool that can offer you immediate access to feelings and the means to express them in a safe manner.
Nicola Salter is a Mentor, Author and certified professional Clinical Aromatherapist from London, England now living and working in Los Angeles. She has extensive experience for implementing Reiki, Aromatherapy and meditation methods into clinical settings, the corporate world, lectures, live webinars and promotes the use of wellness techniques for veterans, nurses and the medical profession.
She has also created her own skin care and wellness line in the past and is now delighted to bring her expertise in the field of essential oils to our Center to support clients with a unique and powerful proven method using the sense of smell, journaling and meditation to build coherence, reduce and better manage stress and anxiety. Her book Hot Water for Tea introduces the reader to the many health benefits of teas and essential oils that can be easily incorporated into every-day living and improving stress reduction.
Juliana Gallant has been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in California since 2007. Her experience includes working with adolescents and adults experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting concerns, PTSD, and grief and loss. She also works with athletes as a performance consultant. She has worked in a variety of settings including the non-profit sector, the Santa Monica-UCLA Rape Treatment Center, schools, and private practice.
Juliana enjoys working with individuals as well as groups. She seeks to empower her clients with coping skills to manage challenging times in their lives and focuses heavily on mindfulness techniques. She believes strongly that self-care is not selfish, it is essential, and works with clients to embrace this mindset in their own lives.
Ryan Dusick is an Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT) with a BA from UCLA and an MA from Pepperdine University. Ryan brings his unique journey of personal recovery, as well as his years of educational and professional experience, to his clients seeking help with their mental health challenges. Ryan prefers to think of his work as a collaboration, in which he and his client work together to discover new ways of holistically addressing theirissues, tailoring therapy to the distinctive needs of each individual.
Ryan found his passion for helping those struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, substance use, etc. while volunteering at the Matrix Institute’s intensive outpatient clinic for two very fulfilling years. Inspired by his work as a peer support and co-leader of groups, Ryan went back to school to earn his master’s degree in clinical psychology, while beginning his MFT training with clients at the Center for Professional Counseling in North Hollywood. Now an AMFT, Ryan continues to enjoy collaborating with his clients and watching them begin to flourish, sometimes for the first time in their lives.
Ryan brings loving compassion to those that are suffering through their mental health challenges, and believes his very purpose in life is to offer empathic support, intellectual insight,and helpful guidance to each of his clients in their journey from suffering to thriving. He looks forward to working with you as you begin your passage to recovery.
Musical Director, Arranger & Composer
Janine Delwarte has played a part in setting the magical atmosphere
with music for Circus Flora a theatrical circus since 1988. She
comes from a family of musicians and has been performing since
the age of seven. Janine is a professional woodwind player,
producer, and composer in Los Angeles. She is the composer for
Circus Flora in Saint Louis and The Big Apple Circus in Lincoln
Center, NYC. Her musical credits include Little Richard, The
Coasters, The Platters, and Shirley Bassey to name a few. Her TV
appearances include Murphy Brown, Sliders, Fame LA, Beverly Hills
90210, and Picket Fences. She has fronted The Vibe Tribe, which is
described as “generating a sonic journey through world music,
dance, and visual arts.” For the past 33 years Janine has been the
coordinator, a music educator and clinician in Conejo Valley,
California. Currently, Janine is the director of “The Conejo Valley
Music Camp” and the “Elementary Instrumental Music Coordinator”
for the district. She has performed throughout the world as a
professional musician in all styles of music. Miss Janine brings a
broad musical perspective to her students.
She attended California State University, Northridge B.A 1985 In
Music Performance and Education and California Institute of the Arts
M.A. 1991 Jazz performance and Composition.
Danielle Brown is a licensed clinical social worker, board certified dance/movement therapist, certified EMDR therapist, and EMDRIA Approved Consultant. Danielle uses an integrated bodymind approach that enables individuals to explore, understand, and transform their lives.
Trained as a ballerina and modern dancer, Danielle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and pursued a career in performance and choreography. Danielle later received her Master of Art in Dance with an emphasis in Dance as Healing from UCLA, and went on to complete a Master of Social Welfare also from UCLA.
Danielle completed an intensive two-year post graduate fellowship at The Reiss Davis Child Study Center in Los Angeles, CA, treating children, adolescents, and parents while concurrently studying psychodynamic and psychoanalytic theory, interpersonal neurobiology, psychiatric diagnosis, and play therapy. She went on to serve as a clinician and supervisor at Vista Del
Mar’s Vista School, providing individual and group therapy to teens struggling with trauma, grief, and severe, persistent mental illness. While at Vista Del Mar, Danielle designed and implemented an internship program for graduate students from UCLA and the University of Southern California pursuing their master degrees in social work.
In addition to her psychotherapy practice, Danielle is an Associate Professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. She presents nationally and internationally on trauma-informed approaches in social work practice and education, and the role of body, movement, and creativity in trauma recovery.
Crystal earned a BA in Psychology from The University of California, Santa Barbara and an MA in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine. She is a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Crystal works somatically and relationally from a foundation of mindfulness and a healthy relationship to self. She also works from a nurturing and embodied perspective, which is deeply rooted in compassion.
She is a Certified Trauma Professional and works from a trauma-informed lens. Crystal is certified in Brainspotting and mindfulness-based EMDR. She utilizes mindfulness and somatic interventions, Attachment Based Psychodynamic Theory, Internal Family Systems or Parts Work and systemic based theories, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), meditation, grounding and breathwork. She is also trained in art therapy, health and wellness and Trauma with Bessel Van der Kolk.
Crystal is an integrative therapist and therefore seeks to tailor treatment to the individual, blending concepts and tools from multiple modalities. She is passionate about doing her own work. She has extremely high integrity and is also an environmental activist. Crystal often assists Brainspotting trainings and continues to grow and learn new tools to assist her clients in their healing process. She works with individuals and couples.