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, Art 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.

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Linda Finlayson

Linda Finlayson

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 Hughes

CFO

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

Wellness Coach

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.

Jesslyn Shani

Certified Hypnotherapist

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 Newberry

Neuro Technician

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 Highbridge

Massage Therapist

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.”

Danielle Ciccone

LPCC

Danielle Ciccone is a Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC 4677) in the state of California. Danielle holds a master’s degree in Psychology from the University of Pittsburgh and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from UCLA. She is an experienced mental health clinician and has been practicing psychotherapy for approximately 9 years in various types of clinical settings.

 

Danielle has worked extensively with adults suffering from addictions to substances and other compulsive behaviors, anxiety and mood disorders, PTSD and complex trauma, and relationship problems. She firmly believes that these problems stem from deep emotional and psychological wounds that originate from and become exacerbated by traumatic and adverse life experiences (which come in many forms). She is committed to destigmatizing all mental health problems, and to treating her clients with dignity, respect, and deep compassion

 

Danielle has been practicing EMDR Therapy for close to two years since she began the basic training and is currently working towards becoming a certified EMDR therapist, advancing her education and skillset to deliver the most effective treatment she can. She has witnessed the incredibly healing power of EMDR therapy and has adopted this treatment model as her primary theoretical orientation, while weaving in other helpful techniques and interventions, such as mindfulness.

Danielle works with clients from all walks of life, and enjoys helping a diverse group of clients. She works hard to create a strong therapeutic relationship with each unique individual she has the honor of treating, with the understanding that this relationship is essential to the healing process.

Nicola Salter

Aromatherapist

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.

Jessica Ziehl

Art Therapist

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 Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) 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.