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License: 191091AP
Expiration: 06/30/2023

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Address: 1936 Hazel Nut Court, Agoura Hills, CA | Phone: 1-866-938-7870 | Email: info@ohanarecoverycenter.com

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Nerrissa Hsu

GROUP FACILITATOR

Nerrissa Hsu is a Master Integrated Breakthrough Coach, breathwork facilitator, and addiction recovery worker based in Los Angeles with a special focus on trauma-informed, gender- inclusive healing and recovery support. Following a successful career working in the advertising industry as an HR professional, corporate trainer and recruiter, Nerrissa discovered breathwork immediately after committing to her own recovery. She left her first-ever session feeling a new connection with her inner leadership and reminded that there is joy and aliveness ever present, co-mingled with grief and pain – even the most overwhelming forms. Nerrissa knew that she wanted to offer breathwork in her addiction recovery communities in an accessible, trauma-aware way, and she began a regular practice working with individuals and groups of all sizes inside and outside of the recovery space. Nerrissa believes that recovery is an individualistic experience; she offers heart-centered care and believes that her clients are the experts of their own experience.

Emily Skelton

EMDR Therapist

Emily Skelton (she/her/hers) is a LMFT, Board-Certified Art Therapist and the Owner & Clinical Director of The Artful Healing Center. Emily provides inclusive, affirming, and creative counseling, with a focus rooted in the power of expression, neuroscience and the mind-body connection. Emily incorporates Art Therapy, her background in both EMDR and Trauma-Focused CBT, mindfulness, and somatic approaches to support clients in their healing process. Emily is a contracted art therapist with The William H. Hart School District, Valley Recovery Center, and Ascend Healthcare and provides trainings on LGBTQ+ affirming mental health.

Shireen Janti

Director of Alumni & Family Services

For more than 33 years, Shireen has been sought after as a force in the field of mental health and chemical dependency. Her numerous credentials include Certified Professional Coach (CPC), Licensed Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor (LAADC), and Certified Relapse Prevention Specialist (CRPS).

Professionally, Shireen has organized and facilitated numerous panels and workshops on a variety of topics, bringing awareness, prevention and resources to the recovery and mental health communities. Shireen has more than three decades of experience helping people heal, shift and transform their lives. She has helped thousands of people increase their life satisfaction and move into healthy relationships, experience increased self-esteem, improve parenting skills, increase career satisfaction, and overcome substance and process addictions that include alcohol, substances, food, shopping and sex.

Her vast experience working in the entertainment industry includes positions at the American Federation of Radio and Television Artists (AFTRA), Fox Film Corporation, Fox Sports Net and Capitol Records, and 18 years at MusiCares, the charitable arm of the Recording Academy (otherwise known as the organization that awards Grammys). Starting in 2004 in the role of an addiction recovery specialist, she moved up the ranks to senior director of mental health and addiction services, addressing crisis situations and various needs of music professionals nationwide.

Additionally, Shireen has received several awards in the fields of Mental Health and Addiction including the “Gratitude for Giving” by the Sierra Tucson Treatment Center 2010; “Distinguished Service In the Field Of Recovery” by Miriam’s House, Polo in the Palisades 2016; the “Visionary Award” at the CCAPP (California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals) Convention 2016; and the WAAT (Woman’s Association of Addiction Treatment) “Victoria Smart” Award 2019.

After many years in the entertainment industry, Shireen decided to widen her reach to be able to offer her experience and skills to people from all walks of life, and successfully created her coaching and consulting practice along with her roll at AM Health Care as Director Of Alumni And Family Services.

Marylou Perelmutter

Clinical Director

Mary Lou was born and raised in New York City. Shortly after graduating from college Mary Lou and her young family relocated to Los Angeles. She went on to earn her master’s degree in clinical psychology from Phillips Graduate Institute and her Doctorate from The Chicago School for Professional Psychology. Aside from her Doctorate, she holds both a Marriage and Family Therapist License as well as being licensed as a Professional Clinical Counselor. Mary Lou brings to Ohana decades of experience in both the Mental Health and Substance abuse fields across all continuums of care.

Dr. Siri Khalsa

Medical Director

Dr Sirisat Khalsa is a board certified Addictionologist with over a decade of experience as a specialist in detoxing and treating patients with alcohol and substance use disorders. As a graduate of USC medical school and Harbor UCLA residency, she spent 10 years a Family Practitioner before discovering her passion for caring for patients struggling with addictions. Her approach is to safely detox patients as comfortably as possible and to then focus on caring for the anxiety and depression and other mental health issues that typically accompany substance use disorders while simultaneously crafting plans to sustain long term sobriety. Dr Khalsa has extensive experience working with patients at all levels of recovery from detox, residential and outpatient.
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