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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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
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
Marla Ben-Tov is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapistand a Registered Expressive Arts Therapist. She has over 20 years of experience in mental health and helping organizations. She has worked in private practice, clinical, school, residential treatment, outpatient programs, partial hospitalization programs, and community mental health settings. She is a graduate from the California Institute of Integral Studies with a Masters in Counseling Psychology specializing in Expressive Arts Therapy, and she has a Bachelor of Arts in Community Studies from the University of California in Santa Cruz.
Marla creates a space that is safe and supportive. She values the knowledge and intuition in her clients and focuses on strengthening and maintaining those resources. Marla approaches therapy with unconditional empathy, understanding the struggles and challenges that can diminish our lives. She is committed to helping others heal stuck patterns, find solutions, maintain their power, thrive and feel better. She has clinical experience with clients from a variety of different backgrounds, ages, experiences, and reasons for seeking help.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
I have been a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist for almost 25 years. My experiences range from working in a locked psychiatric unit of a hospital (for over 10 years), running and working at various residential and outpatient mental health and drug and alcohol programs, to having a successful private practice. There are times when one’s trauma becomes an obstacle to continued growth. When this happens, I am here to help.
EMDR allows me a way to work with a client that is being controlled by the impact of their past. EMDR is an evidence based approach proven successful in helping people suffering from PTSD, and other symptoms of trauma. As a certified EMDR therapist, I have been able to help people work through trauma, that they long ago gave up hope of ever doing. I have learned to trust the process of EMDR, and have seen miraculous results.
May you be happy, may you be at ease, may you be free from suffering; as you pursue your life’s journey.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist/Art Therapist
Cynthia’s life journey has led her to hold a deep respect for the power of healing and transformation in each human being. To this end, she considers it an enormous honor and privilege when she can help facilitate the change that someone is seeking in their lives through therapy. Cynthia is both a Marriage and Family Therapist and a Registered Art Therapist, working with her clients to help them navigate those areas in their lives where they feel stuck, challenged or are seeking to gain greater insight about their lives and relationships. Cynthia is currently in private practice, on staff at The Missing Peace-Center for Anxiety, and an adjunct faculty member at Phillips Graduate University in Chatsworth, California.
Heather is the latest edition to our center. Having spent time working at a treatment center, Heather found her passion for helping people. She decided to expand her portfolio and for the last year and half has worked as a personal trainer. She knows the body well. Her knowledge of how to treat the body, nourish it, and connect to it is a gift to us. Heather even participated in a body building pageant last year! She is excited to add neurofeedback to the list of ways she can help her clients. Did I mention she is an amazing artist?
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. You can discover more about aromatherapy at: Aroma 1 Apothecary
Certified Massage Therapist
Ness is truly gifted with magic hands. She has been blessed with this talent from a very young age. She honed her skills when she attended the 3 Oaks Academy Integrative Therapy Clinic where she studied anatomy and physiology with a focus on anxiety and relaxation. When Laura Rhodes-Levin, founder of The Missing Peace-Center for Anxiety, got her first massage from Ness, she offered her a place in the organization on the spot! Fortunately, for the patients at our center Ness agreed. She will sit with you face to face and discuss where you hold anxiety in your body and then you can lay back and feel your anxiety melt away.