Dr. Ali Kohzad
Clinical Director LCSW
Angelina grew up in Australia, immigrating to the USA in 1995. She began her practice as a Primary Therapist in addiction and mental health in 2014. Angelina has a Masters Degree in Social Work from USC with a Major in Mental Health where she graduated with a Dean’s Recognition for Leadership. In addition, she has a Bachelor of Science Degree in sychology. Currently Angelina is completing a Ph.D in Depth Psychology with a concentration on Integrative Therapy and Healing Practices.
A background in social work, psychology, leadership, program development, research, and extensive training in mental health are assets to her experience and passion in the field of addiction and mental health. Leading teams as the Clinical Director from 2015 to 2020, both as a leader, part of a treatment team as well as actively practicing as a clinician from 2014 has been a part of her journey of experience in the field in the addiction & the mental health field. Currently Angelina is the Founder of Arena Therapy Services, LLC, a mental health and addiction aftercare practice, in addition to consulting as Clinical Director to substance abuse treatment centers.
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Angelina practices first from a Person-In-Environment perspective preferring an integrative treatment model approach to treatment. She believes that mental health care requires a whole person approach. Angelina’s therapeutic modalities include Depth Psychology, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, CBT, DBT, Solution-Based, Safety-First Trauma Therapy, Art Therapy & Problem Solving Therapy. Her primary area’s of expertise are dual diagnosis/co-occurring disorders, addiction, PTSD, & trauma.
Program Director, C.A.T.C.1
Admissions Coordinator/ RADT 1
COO, LVN, RADT
I work in this field because my whole life I’ve had every obstacle come my way and I’ve triumphed. Now I have the opportunity to give back to a stigmatized and marginalized community that desperately needs love and support. I get to be someone who impacts their lives and use my skills to help them thrive in life.
Compliance Director, B.A. in Communications/PR, RADT 1
B.A. psychology, Case manager