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About Us

Meet our team of experienced, licensed, and associate psychotherapists and neurofeedback practitioners who are dedicated to helping you on your journey towards a happier, healthier, and more meaningful life.

Our Team

Click on the therapist name below to read their profile. Reach out to us to set up a free 15-minute phone consult so we can get acquainted.

alison Ross

Alison Ross, LMFT, CEDS

Founder, Non-Dieting Health | NDH Therapy

Licensed Marriage & Family Psychotherapist,
Lic #48192
Certified Eating Disorder Therapist (CEDS)
Neurofeedback Practitioner

(She/Her)

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” - Anais Nin Alison is the founder of Non-Dieting Health, a licensed psychotherapist and a certified eating disorder specialist (CEDS). She is also a neurofeedback and bioregulation practitioner and an advocate for body-positive living. Her outpatient center offers therapeutic services to teens and adults struggling with eating disorders, disordered eating, body image, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, ADD, and ADHD. It also offers services for individuals seeking to improve their well-being and lead healthier lives, whether it's guidance during life transitions, relationship assistance, or career support. Alison views disordered eating patterns, along with the mental health challenges that frequently coincide with eating and body image struggles, as predictable responses to the pervasive influence of a highly-rewarding food environment and societal expectations to tightly control one's weight and appetite. When internalized, this conflict can lock people into reactionary mindsets about food and their bodies, which can impede their ability to regulate emotions, thinking, mood, sleep, appetite, and eating behavior. Alison empowers clients to shift from stressful and shame-based mindsets to developing body respect and nurturing their nutritional well-being. She guides them away from preoccupation with food and weight, towards a life of greater meaning and joy. Alison is the author of Non-Dieting: How to Love Your Body and Be Healthy in Diet Culture. License: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Certified Eating Disorder Specialist, Neurofeedback Practitioner, Bioregulation Therapy Specialty Areas of Care: - Disordered Eating - YoYo Dieting - Eating Disorders - Trauma - Depression - Anxiety - ADD/ADHD - Life Transitions - Relationships - Stress Management - Self-Esteem - Grief & Loss - Surviving Abuse - Life, Relationship, & Career Enhancement - Goal-Focused Coaching Therapy Modalities: - Psychotherapy - Coaching - Mindfulness - Neurofeedback Brainwave Training - Bioregulation Therapy - Heart Math Certified Location: Agoura Hills, CA - In-person, Telehealth Bilingual/multilingual - No Education and Experience Founder Non-Dieting Health (2010-present) Author of Non-Dieting, How to Love Your Body and Be Healthy in Diet Culture (2021) Speaker - IAEDP LA (2022), EEG Info (2020), Psychiatry Redefined (2021) Consultant - CA Health & Longevity Center (2017-2019) Antioch University - MA, Clinical Psychology (2007) Pepperdine University - BA, Advertising (1994) CV/Resume: https://www.linkedin.com/in/alison-ross-lmft-ceds/

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Anna Lei Sidorchuk

Anna Lei Sidorchuk, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Psychotherapist,
Lic. #117707
Transformational Coach

(She/Her)

“The privilege of a lifetime is to become who you truly are” - Carl Jung Anna Lei Sidorchuk is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working under the supervision of Alison Ross, LMFT. She approaches therapy through the holistic and integrative lens that is trauma informed, compassionate and humanistic, tending to the unique needs of each client. Anna specializes in healing childhood trauma in teens and adults, which is often at the root of many mental health struggles and eating disorders regardless of age. Through the therapeutic process, she supports each client in building a safe and nourishing relationship with their mind, body, spirit, food and within their relationships. Anna was born in Ukraine and is bilingual (English and Russian). Prior to becoming a therapist, Anna has been an energy healer and a transformational coach for 13 years, supporting people in healing past trauma, accessing their true essence, and finding their purpose. She has a lifelong passion for growth and learning and is in the process of writing her first book. In her free time, Anna loves to dance, travel, do tarot readings, and spend time with loved ones and her fur children. License: Licensed Associate Marriage and Family Therapist Specialty Areas of Care: - Teen, individual, couples, and group therapy - Anxiety - Depression   - Disordered Eating and Eating Disorders - Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) / Trauma/ Complex PTSD  - Psychosomatic Issues - Low self-esteem and negative body image - Codependency - Isolation - Intimacy and Relationship Issues - Healing shame within sexuality and sexual expression - LGBTQIA (gender and sexual identity exploration) - Non-traditional relationships - Communication - Nervous System Dysregulation - Perfectionism - Life Changes - Disconnection from joy and purpose Therapy Modalities: - Trauma-Informed Somatic Psychotherapy - Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) - Mindfulness​ - Internal Family Systems (IFS) - Humanistic/ Transpersonal and Depth Psychology Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) - Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) - Theta Healing and Energy Healing Location: Agoura Hills, CA and Remote Education B.A. in Psychology from University of California, Santa Cruz CA M.A. in Clinical Counseling with a focus on Depth Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara CA  Somatic Psychotherapy Certification at Body Knows, Ojai, CA Sex Therapy Certification at California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS), San Francisco, CA Experience MFT Trainee at Pacific Pride Foundation, Santa Barbara, CA MFT Trainee at San Fernando Counseling Center, SFV, CA Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Advanced Cognitive and Clinical Services (AC & CS) Glendale, CA Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at The New Beginnings Center IOP, Camarillo, CA  Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Sex Therapist at Shame Free Therapy, Remote Nation Wide Practice Associate Marriage and Family Therapist at Non-Dieting Health, Agoura Hills, CA

424-234-6163

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Samantha Sacks, LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Psychotherapist,

Lic.#40908

(She/Her)

"Your present circumstances don’t determine where you go; they merely determine where you start." — Nido Qubein Samantha is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Art Therapy. With expertise in anxiety, depression, relationship concerns, self-esteem, life transitions, women's issues, parenting, and family dynamics, Samantha creates a safe and collaborative space for clients to process and work through their challenges. Employing a holistic and humanistic approach, Samantha utilizes psychodynamic, relational, cognitive-behavioral, solution-focused, and art therapy techniques to help clients achieve their goals. With over 18 years of experience in private practice, Samantha has also worked with adolescents in schools and residential settings, as well as adults in residential drug and alcohol treatment. Drawing from her extensive experience, Samantha brings a wide range of expertise to her work with clients, supporting them on their journey of self-reflection and providing them with the necessary tools to help them achieve their therapy goals. License: Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Specialist, Art Therapy Specialty Areas of care: - Depression - Anxiety - Life Transitions - Women’s issues and life changes - Relationship concerns - Self-esteem/images issues - Parenting support - Abuse - Stress Management - Communication support - ADD/ADHD Therapy Modalities - Psychotherapy - Art Therapy - Mindfulness - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Location: Agoura Hills, CA- in person, Telehealth Bilingual-No Education and Experience: B.A. in Psychology, California State University, Northridge M.A. in Psychology with a specialization in Art Therapy, Phillips Graduate Institute Private Practice - Pasadena Recovery Center - Maryvale Child and Family Services - North Hills Prepatory School - California Neuromodulation and Brain Health

424-234-6163

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Nicole Sarradet, AMFT

Associate Marriage & Family Therapist / Integrative Holistic Wellness Coach

Lic.#143108

(She/Her)

“For a seed to achieve its greatest expression, it must come completely undone. The shell cracks, its insides come out and everything changes. To someone who doesn’t understand growth, it would look like complete destruction.” Marcel Proust Nicole A. Sarradet is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist working under the supervision of Alison Ross, LMFT. She takes an integrative, holistic, trauma-informed approach to therapy, with a focus on fostering a healthy relationship between the mind and body, and bringing lightness to the work. She applies mindfulness-based, behavioral, psychodynamic, and art-therapy-based interventions to meet clients where they are and compassionately support transformational recovery and growth. Nicole has experience working with substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and trauma-related disorders in intensive outpatient treatment. Nicole has a broad background in holistic wellness, having credentials and experience as a yoga instructor, allergy elimination specialist, behavioral therapist, reiki master, massage therapist, and behavioral therapist. Drawing from her background in yoga and holistic health, she provides support in bringing balance and wellness to the whole person. In her spare time, Nicole enjoys activities that promote bottom-up processing and embodied experience such as dance, yoga, and hiking.

424-234-6163

"The wound is where the light enters."
- Rumi
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