Michelle Massi, LMFT

Michelle Massi (Otelsberg), M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
California (MFC 48857)
Georgia (MFT001766)

Current Practice
Private Practice Psychotherapist
Anxiety Therapy L.A.
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Treating children, teens, adults and families with OCD and related disorders

Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital
UCLA Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Intensive Outpatient Program
Associate Clinical Director
Treating adults with OCD and related disorders
Individual and Group therapy

Education
B.S. Psychology – University of California, San Diego
M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) – University of Southern California Rossier School of Education
Pupil Personnel Services (PPS) Credential – University of Southern California Rossier School of Education

Post-Graduate Training
Airport Marina Counseling Services
John Adams Middle School, Santa Monica Unified School District
UCLA’s Anxiety Disorder Clinic
MFT Intern under the supervision of Dr. Michael Cameron

Speciality Trainings and Certifications
IOCDF Behavioral Therapy Training Institute Advanced Forum
    Cruel Reflections: What you need to know about treating Body Dysmorphic Disorder
     Conceptualizing and Treating OCD in those with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Supportive Parenting for Anxious Childhood Emotions (SPACE
DBT Skills, Behavioral Tech
TLC Foundation for BFRBs Virtual Professional Training Institute

Research
Research Assistant – Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab, Dr. Joan Stiles, UCSD
Research Assistant – Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute, Dr. Joseph Ventura, UCLA (2007-2008)
Trainer – Semel Neuropsychiatric Institute, Dr. Joseph Ventura, UCLA (2007-2008)
Independent Evaluator – UCLA Childhood OCD, Anxiety, & Tic Disorders Program, UCLA (2009-2013)
Therapist – Semel Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Dr. Jamie Feusner & Dr. Joseph O’Neil, UCLA (2011-2015)

Presenting Expert
International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation Conference
2009 (Minneapolis), 2011 (Chicago, IL), 2012 (San Diego, CA), 2013 (Atlanta, GA), 2014 (Los Angeles, CA), 2015 (Boston, MA), 2016 (Chicago, IL), 2017 (San Francisco), 2018 (Washington, DC), 2019 (Austin), 2020 (Virtual Con).

Professional Member
International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)
    IOCDF #RealOCD Task Force Member
    IOCDF Online Consultation Group Leader 
    IOCDF Conference Planning Committee 2014-2020
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC)
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)
PREPARE/ENRICH facilitator

Volunteer
Advisor, Chi Omega Gamma Beta Chapter, UCLA
Board Member, Los Angeles Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter (Past)
Risk Management ASTP Education Trainer, Chi Omega Fraternity,  Executive Headquarters
Board Member, Young Professionals Committee, Alzheimer’s Greater Los Angeles (past)
Board Member, Concern Foundation for Cancer Research

Previous Experience

Research

R.A. & Trainer in symptom assessment – Neuropsychiatric Institute, Dr. Joseph Ventura
Ms. Massi joined Dr. Joseph Ventura’s research team at the University of California, Los Angeles  as a Staff Research Associate in 2007. There she worked as a clinical researcher/interviewer on three separate studies of Schizophrenic patients.  Working closely with Pfizer and the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the studies are looking to find ways in which to increase the cognitive functional outcome and overall quality of life for individuals diagnosed with Schizophrenia as well as their families.  Ms. Massi also served as a trainer in symptom assessment, diagnostic assessment and functional outcome assessment.

Diagnostic Interviewer & Independent Evaluator – UCLA Child Psychiatry
Ms. Massi also worked at the UCLA Childhood OCD, Anxiety, & Tic Disorders Program, a clinical research program that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related disorders in children and adolescents where she provided assessment as well as individualized behavioral treatment to children, adolescents and adults.

Clinical Therapist – Semel Neuropsychiatric Hospital, Dr. Jamie Feusner & Dr. Joseph O’Neil
Ms. Massi participated in a clinical research study under the direction of Dr. Jamie Feusner and Dr. Dr. Joseph O’Neil.  UCLA OCD Research Program is a clinical research program that specializes in the evaluation and treatment of anxiety and related disorders in adults.  Paper with initial results of the MRS study.

Presenting Expert

Ms. Massi has been a presenter at the International OCD Foundation Conference for over 10 years. 

2009 International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) – Minneapolis, MN
Co-presenter about the Integration of Group-Based Cognitive Therapy with Individual Exposure and Response Prevention.  

2011 International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) – San Diego, CA
Co-presenter on the topic of Realistic Treatment Planning – Residential to outpatient and beyond.  

2012 International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) – Chicago, IL
Co-presenter on the topic of  Comprehensive Treatment for Hoarding Disorder.

2013 International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) – Atlanta, GA
Co-presenter on a Hands on experience with exposures  
Co-leader the 2nd Annual Social Experiment

2014 International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) – Los Angeles, CA .  
Co-leader the 3rd Annual Social Experiment 
Co-presenter on a Hands on experience with exposures 

2015 International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) – Boston, MA
Co-presented a hands-on approach to ERP for teens with Social Anxiety and OCD
Co-presenter on the topic of Dating to Marriage, How to Co-exist with OCD
Co-presenter on a Hands on experience with Imaginal Exposures 

2016  International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) – Chicago, IL
Co-presenter on the topic of Dating to Marriage, How to Co-exist with OCD

2017 International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) – San Francisco, CA
Co-facilitated a support group for adolescents  

2018 International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) – Washington, DC
Co-facilitated the Compassion Collective
Co-presenter on the topic “Let’s Talk about Sex Baby”.

2019 International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) – Austin, TX
Co-facilitated the Compassion Collective 
Co-facilitated a support group for teens – Coping with success
Co-presenter on the topic “I have treated my OCD, now what? Coping with Life’s Challenges when OCD isn’t to blame”
Co-presenter for interactive workshop for kids and parents “Cards againist OCD”

2020 International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) – Virtual Con
Co-presenter on the topic of Virtual Individual and Group Therapy

Nicholas Jewell, PsyD

Nicholas Jewell, Psy.D., Psychologist

Licensed Psychologist
California (PSY 26977)

Current Practice
Private Practice Associate
Anxiety Therapy L.A.
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Treating children, teens, adults and families with OCD and related disorders

Education
B.A. Psychology – University of California, Irvine
M.A. General Psychology – Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology
M.A. Clinical Psychology – Alliant International University
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology – Alliant International University

Relevant Training
Postdoctoral Fellowship at Moorpark College Student Health Center
Internship with Ventura County Behavioral Health – Oxnard Options – Youth and Family Services
Internship with Verdugo Mental Health- School Based Services
Practicum with San Fernando Valley Community Mental Health, Inc. – Homebound Program (age 55+)

Presentations
Jewell, N.T. (2013, April). Test anxiety reduction: From ancient vedic practices to modern neuroscience. Presentation conducted for Multicultural Day at Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA.
Jewell, N.T. (2012, December). Managing stress during finals. Presentation conducted at Moorpark College, Moorpark, CA.
Jewell, N.T. (2012, April). Principles of positive parenting. Lecture presented at Ventura County Behavioral Health – Oxnard Options, Youth and Family Division, Oxnard, CA.

Publications
Jewell, N. T. (2013, April). Managing Stress: Stress less, enjoy more! Moorpark College Student Health 101, pp. 7-8.
Jewell, N. T. (2012, November). Battling test anxiety. Moorpark College Student Health 101, pp. 5-8.
Jewell, N.T. (2012). Adolescent-young adult athletic sports injury: Psychological and sociocultural considerations (Doctoral dissertation). Available from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses. (Accession Order No. AAT 3510262)
Jewell, N.T. (2008, Spring/Summer). Faculty spotlight: Getting to know Dr. David Foy. Focus on Clinical Training: A Newsletter for Psychology Students, 6, p.2.

Professional Member
American Psychological Association (APA)
Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
International OCD Foundation (IOCDF)

Tanaz Sadeghi, LMFT

Tanaz Sadeghi, M.A. LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
California (MFT 110024)

Current Practice
Private Practice Psychotherapist
Anxiety Therapy L.A.
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Treating children, teens, adults and families with OCD and related disorders

Education
B.A. Psychology – California State University, Northridge
M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy & Art Therapy – Phillips Graduate University

Graduate School Training and Post-Graduate Employment
Lead Program Therapist at “The Bella Vita” (Residential, Partial Hospitalization, Intensive outpatient, and outpatient levels of care)
Therapist Associate at “OPICA”
Therapist Associate at “Grandparents as Parents”

Workshops and Trainings
Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Child Abuse Workshop
Aging and Long-term Care Workshop
Crisis Intervention Training

Nadine Shoukry, AMFT

Nadine Shoukry, M.A. AMFT

Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist
California (AMFT 109437)
Supervised by Michelle Massi (MFC 48857)

Current Practice
Private Practice Psychotherapist
Anxiety Therapy L.A.
Individual, Couple and Family Therapy
Treating children, teens, adults and families with OCD and related disorders

Education
B.S. Accounting – Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
M.A. Clinical Psychology – Antioch University, Los Angeles

Graduate School Training and Post-Graduate Employment
MFT Trainee & Associate at Cancer Support Community – Redondo Beach (Children, teens, adults, couples, and family therapy in addition to facilitating support groups for cancer patients and their loved ones)

Relevant Workshops and Trainings
Annual OCD Conferences – 2014, 2019 & 2020
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Traumatic Grief and Loss
Dynamics and Treatment of Eating Disorders
The Psychology of Disability
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
Crisis Intervention
Therapeutic Issues in Managing Traumatic Stress and Anger

Professional Member
California Association of Marriage & Family Therapists (CAMFT)

Volunteer
Founder & Moderator, Chronic Illness Support Group, Southern California Region
Advisory Board Member, Camp Kesem, UCLA Chapter
Board Member, Lucille Rader Education Foundation