MEET JANNA PRICE, ASW

Contact Janna:

email: safespacewithjanna@gmail.com

call: 1-714-248-6242

dedicated therapist and advocate

 

As a social worker and mental health professional, I aim to provide mental health services and advocacy to individuals, families, and youth. I received my Bachelor of Arts degree from Chapman University in Education and my Masters in Social Welfare in 2019 from UCLA. In addition to my higher education, I plan to be a lifelong learner to deepen my understanding and connection with myself and others. I believe that recovery, growth, and connection happens in the context of the human-to-human relationships we develop, and with the people we serve. I have an endless amount of hope for people to develop a wholehearted and fulfilling life.

I currently work as a primary therapist for adults at a substance abuse partial hospitalization treatment center. I also write mental health blogs related to addiction, eating disorders, and other mood disorders for various treatment centers in Los Angeles.  

I've been privileged enough to work in various mental health settings and with various populations. For a decade I worked with children and adolescents in child development centers and while I was in graduate school I worked as a school and family therapist and as a crisis interventionist. Upon graduation, I worked as a primary therapist at an Eating Disorder adolescent residential treatment center. All of these experiences have solidified my passion for working with individuals and families struggling with eating disorders and other comorbid disorders. 

 

Both my personal and professional experiences have greatly influenced my mission to treat eating disorders, reduce the stigma associated with with eating disorders, challenge diet culture and weight shaming, and continue to teach society about this prevalant mental illness. In my practice, I often refer to philosphies such as All Foods Fit, Intuitive Eating and Health at Every Size. All of these ideas are supported by science and challenge the notion that foods are either bad or good and that their is an ideal weight. I believe ALL bodies are good bodies.  

In my practice, I believe in using a holistic approach and looking at all the intersecting systems in an individual's life. I also use various EBPs and modalities like cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, attachment theory, humor, and art therapy. One size does not fit all and it is my goal to find what modalities and tools work best for each person I serve.                                          

As a therapist and mental health advocate, I strive to guide individuals and families to self-empowerment, a stronger sense of self, and authenticity. My goal in life is to create a space for myself and for others to feel safe enough to show up as they are and to know that it's okay to not be okay.

Outside of my professional life, I enjoy exercising, spending time with loved ones, listening to music, creating music and traveling. I believe laughter and play are essential to finding joy and that we should never stop playing in life! I aim to find beauty and opportunities for growth in all that life throws at me. 

Janna Price, MSW is an Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW 93540, working under the supervision of Rachel Coleman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 48782, and Certified Eating Disorder Therapist.

MEET KIA OCTAVIANO, RD

Contact Kia:

email: koctavianord@gmail.com

call: 1-562-283-4501

body trust advocate

 

I am a Registered Dietitian/Nutrition Therapist and I am humbled to say that this work is my passion! I received my Bachelor of Science degree from California State University of Long Beach and completed my didactic internship through Oakwood University. I always seek to higher my education and understanding of mental health illnesses, specifically eating disorders, and make it a goal and personal responsibility to be a life-long learner of this field.

 

I have been working in the mental health field for over five years and have supported clients who struggle with: eating disorders, disordered eating patterns, negative body image, body dysmorphia, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, and more mental health illnesses.  Currently, I work as a Registered Dietitian for a residential facility for adolescents who need a higher level of care for their mental health.  In the past, I’ve worked various clinical jobs supporting both hospitals and skilled nursing facilities.  All of my experience as a Registered Dietitian has given be a well-rounded knowledge and bigger understanding of my passion to further work with people and families struggling with eating disorders. My desire is to help individuals recover from their destructive eating habits that affect their mental health, relationships, and overall quality of life. 

 

My philosophy on nutrition and food include: All Foods Fit, Intuitive Eating, Health At Every Size, and Body Acceptance At Every Size. I continue to advance my knowledge on these philosophies and practice them in my own life.  It is my goal to help my clients to learn, understand, and accept these philosophies in their recovery and life.  And with these concepts, I hope to help my clients turn to themselves with more compassion and grace, as this is a strong root that will carry them through recovery. I truly believe that all bodies are good bodies and all bodies deserve love and care. I hope to create a space to help my clients radically accept the truth that their bodies are worthy.  

 

 

In my personal life outside of work, I take care of myself with: a lot of laughter, cooking and trying new recipes, running, boxing, crafting, reading/book clubs, skin care, and always making time for my community and people I love. To learn more about me and get some inspiration for the harder days of healing, follow me on Instagram at @graceandeasenutrition. 

MEET STACIE FANELLI, ASW

Contact Stacie:

email: staciefanelli.msw@gmail.com

call: 1-626-838-3406

creative therapist and collaborator

 

I have had the pleasure of working with eating disorders in some capacity since I became a therapist. I received my Bachelor’s in social work from Syracuse University and Master’s of Social Work from Rutgers University in 2017 and dabbled in housing case management before heading to Oregon to get my clinical career started. I worked in community mental health in a rural mountain town as an adult outpatient therapist and was driven by gaps in access to care there to put on my social worker hat and volunteer as an outreach coordinator, educator, and recovery mentor through various eating disorder nonprofits. From there, my passion for the work became obvious and I transitioned into primary therapist roles at inpatient, residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care. I understand the challenges of transitioning to more independence and figuring out what exactly a “life worth living” in outpatient looks like. 

In addition to my interpersonal, creative, and skills-based approaches to treatment co-occurring mood disorders and trauma, I have come to incorporate social justice, anti-diet, and Health at Every Size® frameworks into my work over years of learning and evolving from what is and isn’t working. Whatever route I take in therapy, it is always collaborative, and it always prioritizes self-determination, meaning I do not set agendas; I show up to support my clients with their goals. Most recently, I have been exploring the common intersection between eating disorders and neurodivergences like ADHD, autism, and sensory processing disorder, pulling from both my professional and personal experiences to normalize unique needs in recovery around executive functioning and sensory challenges. 

Identity, perfectionism, ambivalence, family dynamics, boundaries, and power are just some of the themes that show up in therapy while processing life stressors and transitions like school or work anxiety and difficult relationships. I have experience with all of these in addition to helping my clients find their voices and align their actions with their values and their families learn to support them in this journey. 

In my down time, I love crafting, reading, and spending time with my two chihuahuas Rosie and Dunkin’, who help me practice the self-care I preach. You can find me on Instagram @edadhd_therapist.

Stacie Fanelli, MSW is an Associate Clinical Social Worker, ASW 94428, working under the supervision of Rachel Coleman, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT 48782, and Certified Eating Disorder Therapist.