Dr. VanHeel received her doctorate in clinical psychology, social justice track, from California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University. She remains actively antiracist through education and activism.
Goldie is a member of the LGBT+ community and is also certified in LGBT-informed therapy by The Rockway Clinic in San Francisco.
Her published research explores microaggressions experienced by women with invisible disabilities. As a woman with an invisible disability, she understands chronic illness from both a personal and clinical perspective.
Her predoctoral internship was completed at the counseling center of University of the Pacific in Stockton. There she honed her group therapy skills working with college students on a wide variety of mental health issues. Her postdoctoral fellowship was completed at Conard House, a community mental health organization that provides treatment and housing for residents of the Tenderloin neighborhood of San Francisco.
She then worked for two years at Kaiser Permanente building skills in treating attachment ruptures, codependency, and narcissistic abuse. Dr. VanHeel’s therapeutic approach is trauma-informed and integrative, including evidence-based practices (ACT, CBT, DBT), mindfulness, and incorporating somatic awareness.
Dr. Perez received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University in Southern California. Dr. Perez integrates a variety of evidenced based treatments and operates from attachment based and relational psychodynamic frameworks that supplement her specialized training in Pia Mellody model, EMDR, EFT, and Somatic Experiencing.
Dr. Perez has treated clients and patients in a variety of capacities, both outpatient and inpatient, within Los Angeles, Orange County, Chicago, and San Francisco Bay areas. She completed her postdoctoral residency in Adult Psychiatry with Kaiser Permanente.
She has additional training in Christian Theology and psychotherapy to support those whose faith may be an integral part of their personhood and for others who may be struggling with a history of spiritual abuse or trauma. Due to Dr. Perez’s own personal journey she has a focalized interest in treating complex trauma rooted in developmental trauma, codependency, narcissistic abuse, and dysfunctional, toxic, or love addicted relationships that may be causing symptoms of depression, anxiety, PTSD, or obsessive-compulsive, avoidant, or dependent behaviors.
Supervisor, Dr. Rachel Rosenfeld
Dr. Armienti received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rosemead School of Psychology within the greater Los Angeles area. She approaches psychotherapy from an integrative perspective incorporating psychodynamic techniques rooted in attachment theory, along with solution focused, behavioral, and trauma focused interventions. Lin has specialized training in codependency, utilizing the Pia Mellody model, along with somatic experiencing and EMDR. She has additional training in faith based spirituality. Lin completed her predoctoral training at The University of San Francisco, and her postdoctoral residency with Kaiser Permanente.
Originally from the east coast, Dr. Armienti gained an interest in trauma while engaging in mental health work within New York City. Having grown up in a dysfunctional family herself, Lin has joined The Codependency Clinic to focus on treating adults recovering from developmental trauma. As a Latina and member of the LGBTQ community, Lin is particularly interested in providing an emotionally and culturally safe space for fellow BIPOC and LGBTQ+ persons.
Supervisor, Dr. Rachel Rosenfeld
Dr. Rosenfeld is the director of The Codependency Clinic and the founder of Alameda Counseling Services, a non-profit providing psychological services to low- and moderate-income individuals in Alameda, CA. She received her PsyD in Clinical Psychology at John F. Kennedy University in 2011; her dissertation topic explored increasing hope in adolescents using community service.
She completed her pre-doctoral internship at Family Institute of Pinole where she worked with families, adults and adolescents who were impacted by trauma using EMDR. Rachel then completed her post-doctoral internship in the Addiction Medicine Department at Kaiser Permanente where she stayed for the next seven years to focus on treatment for adults and adolescents struggling with addiction.
Rachel started The Codependency Clinic with the intention to offer the highest level of therapy treatment available.