Dr. Franziska Maria completed her undergraduate education at The University of California, Los Angeles where she graduated with honors in psychology with a double minor in women's studies and education focusing on the intersection of race, class and gender. Her early career focused on providing support for women and low socioeconomic multicultural clients in California while she earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.
Dr. Maria began focusing on early childhood attachment at the UCSF Infant Parent Program where she completed her predoctoral internship. She continued her work with children at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital as part of their Behavioral Emergency Response Team and eventually became the program manager at the Women's Community Clinic in San Francisco.
Dr. Maria is an infant-parent mental health consultant and continues to support women and families as a supervisor at The Codependency Clinic. Dr. Maria is also a couples therapist using The Gottman Method.
Dr. Maisel-White is an adjunct professor teaching Family Systems Therapy at The Wright Institute. She completed her undergraduate education at Notre Dame De Namur, where she graduated with honors from their Fine Arts and Psychology department. She was a professional artist and additionally received a wealth of experience working in social justice spaces prior to completing her clinical psychology doctorate degree at The Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA.
At the Wright, she was fortunate to receive training offering trauma informed and evidence based therapies before completing her post-doctoral residency at Kaiser Permanente Oakland in their Addiction Medicine Department. In graduate school, Bette developed a special interest in working in the field of addiction and codependency psychology. Her studies and clinical experience helped her to understand the impact that intergenerational trauma and addiction have had on her own life and family system.
Dr. Maisel-White has additional training in EMDR, The Pia Mellody Model, Attachment Based Family Therapy, Solution Focused therapy and CBT/ACT. Her orientation is deeply rooted in Anti Racism and Postmodern Feminist Practice. She has a passion for working with LGBTQ+A2 folks, creatives, ADHD, neurodivergent folks, as well as Complex PTSD (C-PTSD) .
Supervisor: Dr. Rachel Rosenfeld
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 founder of The Codependency Clinic and Alameda Counseling Services, a non-profit psychological service provider.
Dr. Rosenfeld completed her undergraduate education at Claremont McKenna College where she graduated with honors in psychology. Dr. Rosenfeld served as President of the Psy-Chi National Honor Society and received the John Snortum Award for Distinctive Character.
Dr. Rosenfeld earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology at John F. Kennedy University; her dissertation topic explored increasing hope in adolescents using community service. Dr. Rosenfeld 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. She 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 and codependency.
Dr. Rosenfeld founded The Codependency Clinic after developing a comprehensive treatment plan for Codependency that incorporates EMDR, Somatic Experiencing and The Pia Mellody Model. Dr. Rosenfeld noticed that after clients healed their family of origin trauma they became interested in having healthy relationships. In 2021 Dr. Rosenfeld opened The Couples Enrichment Center which specializes in helping adults raised in dysfunctional families to have the healthy adult relationships they want.