Practitioners

 

We have assembled a team of experts that are not only excellent individually, but work in concert to truly provide integrated care in a way that few can. With so much collected experience under our collective belts, we know how to make your experience the best possible.


Michael Yang, DOM

Michael Yang DOM, L.Ac., has been practicing Integrative and Chinese Medicine since 2000. The son of well known psychologist and Chinese Medicine doctor, Dr. Larissa Yang, Michael spent much of his childhood at her practice watching and learning. During his training, his academic knowledge and the “family secrets” were added upon through extensive travel and study throughout Europe and Central and South America witnessing what traditional medicine looked like around the globe.
Michael draws on his experiences of traditional medicines around the world and in integrative nutrition to aid his clients in achieving optimum health both inside and out. Not only an accomplished speaker, Michael will be publishing his first book, “The Lean Gene,” in 2015.

Reiko Joseph, MA, LMFT

Reiko specializes in a dynamic, emotion-focused form of psychotherapy called Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP). As the name suggests, ISTDP is a powerful, evidence-based treatment designed to produce rapid symptom relief and long term change. Research confirms that ISTDP is an effective and cost-saving treatment for a wide range of psychiatric disorders, interpersonal difficulties, medically unexplained ailments, and self-defeating behaviors. Ms. Joseph is certified in ISTDP and has trained extensively in this unique modality.

For more information on Ms. Joseph’s credentials, training, or ISTDP, please visit ReikoJosephMFT.com. Or to schedule a consultation, please call or text: (323) 320-4103.


Ahmed Korayem, DC

Dr. Ahmed Korayem is a licensed Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) who focuses on NeuroSpinal Correction. This entails the accurate and objective diagnosis of Spinal Shifts and adjusting them accordingly. This unique approach comes out of extensive training with a long list of chiropractic experts at multiple institutes around the country. Besides the unique approach to adjusting the spine Dr. Ahmed is also extremity certified by the Gonstead Seminar International. He is also currently completing Certification in Chiropractic Wellness and Lifestyle Practitioner (CCWP) by the International Chiropractic Association Council on Wellness Science. Dr. Ahmed’s training allows him to address problems in a more holistic approach which includes ergonomics, Gonstead Extremity Adjusting, Brain Balancing via Chiropractic Neurology, Vitalistic Nutrition and Spinal Hygiene Exercises.

Christy Merriner AMFT

Christy Merriner is an Associate Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (#94782) who began her clinical training at a Psychoanalytic community clinic in North Hollywood where she counseled individuals within a private practice setting. Many of her clients sought help with anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, as well as relational and career adjustments. Christy has also worked with children, tweens and teens and has experience providing play therapy to preschoolers with autism, developmental, sensory, and cognitive issues.

Born in Pittsburgh and raised in the D.C. metro area, Christy moved to New York City in 2002, where she received her Bachelor’s of Arts in Communication from Fordham University. After over a decade working in the music industry, she completed her Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University in Los Angeles.

 

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