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Dr Kourosh Moradi Elevated Healing CEO

Kourosh Moradi, MD,
MBA, MHA

Co-Founder, CEO

Chief Executive Officer:

Introducing Dr. Kourosh Moradi, the transformative force behind Elevated Healing Behavioral Health, Inc. A healthcare entrepreneur par excellence, Dr. Moradi combines his innovative leadership with a wealth of clinical expertise to redefine the landscape of mental health care.

With a steadfast commitment to reshaping mental health care, Dr. Moradi leverages his multifaceted background in medicine to introduce a clinical approach that transcends traditional boundaries, seamlessly blending scientific evidence-based practices with holistic methodologies. Prior to assuming the helm at Elevated Healing, he distinguished himself as a leading clinical consultant, guiding urgent care practices towards excellence.

 

With a background as a distinguished medical practitioner and a trailblazing entrepreneur, Dr. Moradi is committed to introducing cutting-edge wellness initiatives that empower individuals on their journey towards comprehensive healing, setting Elevated Healing Centers apart as a leader in the field.

Dr. Nicole Fallah COO Elevated Healing Treatment Center

Nicole Fallah, PhD,
MBA, ACHE

Co-Founder, COO

Chief Operating Officer:

Meet Dr. Nicole Fallah, the Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer, and visionary behind Elevated Healing Treatment Centers. With an extraordinary blend of expertise in healthcare management, strategic business acumen, and a passion for public health, Dr. Fallah stands at the forefront of mental health innovation. Her journey, marked by significant roles with leading healthcare institutions like HCA Healthcare, Cedars-Sinai, and UCLA, showcases a relentless pursuit of excellence. Dr. Fallah's academic prowess, evidenced by her B.A. in Business and Accounting, MBA in Strategic Management, and PhD in Organizational Leadership with a focus on Public Health, forms the bedrock of her exceptional leadership.

 

But Dr. Fallah's influence extends beyond organizational boundaries. As a celebrated figure in media, her insights and stories have captivated audiences across platforms from medium.com, Authority Magazine to womenontopp and Shoutout Socal. These appearances are just a prelude to her more ambitious projects: a forthcoming podcast and YouTube channel dedicated to demystifying mental health and fostering a well-informed public dialogue.

 

Elevated Healing, under Dr. Fallah's stewardship, is not just a treatment center; it's a beacon of hope and a testament to what visionary leadership can achieve in the realm of mental health and well-being.

Languages: English and Farsi

Dr. Mohsen Mabudian MD, Elevated Healing Center Medical Director

Mohsen Mabudian,
MD, M.Eng 

Chief Medical Officer

Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Mohsen Mabudian brings a profound dedication to mental health rooted in a diverse and accomplished medical career. With a dual background in Electrical Engineering and Medicine, Dr. Mabudian's unique interdisciplinary expertise spans from clinical practice to innovative healthcare research. He earned his M.D. from St. George’s School of Medicine and furthered his engineering prowess with a Master's degree from the University of Maryland.

His extensive training includes a residency in Internal Medicine at Muhlenberg Regional Medical Center and a fellowship in Allergy and Clinical Immunology at Louisiana State University Health Science Center. Dr. Mabudian has been a vital part of numerous healthcare institutions, including roles at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center and Redlands Community Hospital, evidencing his broad clinical influence.

Throughout his career, Dr. Mabudian has demonstrated a passion for medical innovation and research, leading significant studies and presenting findings globally. His work notably emphasizes safe and effective treatment protocols, having a lasting impact on patient care standards.

As a clinician, Dr. Mabudian is lauded for his empathetic patient care, particularly in managing complex allergy and immunology cases. His ability to speak both English and Farsi allows him to connect with a diverse patient demographic, enhancing communication and treatment efficacy.

At Elevated Healing, Dr. Mabudian's leadership is instrumental in pioneering approaches that integrate cutting-edge medical research with holistic care, aiming to transform mental health treatment landscapes. His deep commitment to his field and his patients makes him a cornerstone of our medical team, continually pushing the boundaries of healthcare excellence.

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Christian Small,
MD

Medical Director

Medical Director

As the Medical Director at Elevated Healing, Dr. Christian Small oversees the integration of medical and psychiatric care, ensuring a cohesive and comprehensive treatment approach for all clients. His dual expertise in addiction psychiatry and family medicine uniquely positions him to lead our multidisciplinary team with an innovative and holistic perspective.

Dr. Christian Small is board-certified in addiction psychiatry, general psychiatry, and family medicine. He is one of a handful of doctors in the US who have the experience and training to treat the full spectrum of medical and psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Small has become a leader in delivering evidence-based addiction practices and medical and psychiatric care to addiction treatment programs. He is the founder of Headlands Addiction Treatment Services, an innovative company bringing the highest level of patient care to substance treatment and mental health programs. Dr. Small was previously employed by the Veterans Administration in La Jolla as an addiction psychiatrist and at the University of California San Diego. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine and completed a residency in Psychiatry and Family Medicine at UCSD. 

Team

Valerie Castillo Primary Therapist Elevated Healing Treatment Centers

Valerie Castillo, APCC
Primary Therapist

Primary Therapist

Meet Valerie Castillo, our dedicated Primary Therapist at Elevated Healing Treatment Centers. Valerie brings a fresh perspective and a deep understanding of mental health's complexities to our team. With over three years of experience in the field, she is committed to supporting individuals through their mental health journey, emphasizing the critical role of a supportive network including treatment teams, family, friends, and loved ones in the healing process.

 

Valerie's educational journey took her from California State University Northridge, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in social sciences, to Alliant International University, where she completed her master’s in clinical counseling. Her approach to therapy is profoundly influenced by Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), a testament to her belief in the transformative power of aligning the cognitive mind with behavior, actions, and everyday life. Inspired by Aaron Beck, the pioneer of CBT, Valerie holds a conviction that "There is more on the surface than what our eyes can see," underscoring the depth and uniqueness of everyone’s internal experience.

 

Beyond her professional endeavors, Valerie cherishes her time with family and friends, finds solace in exercise, and enjoys exploring the great outdoors through hiking, as well as savoring moments of quiet reflection at home. Her holistic view of mental health, combined with a passion for evidence-based practices, makes Valerie a cornerstone of our therapeutic team, guiding individuals towards a balanced and fulfilling life.

Languages: English and Spanish

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Carolena Sarkisian, 
AMFT, APCC, MA, MS

Primary Therapist

Marriage & Family Therapist Associate

Carolena Sarkisian brings a holistic approach to mental health, deeply rooted in her background in Kinesiology and Clinical Psychology, to her role as Primary Therapist at Elevated Healing Treatment Centers. Educated at California State University, Northridge, and Pepperdine University, Carolena integrates her belief that "physiology and psychology go hand in hand" into her therapeutic practices. This comprehensive view of health—embracing the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual facets of the human form—guides her passion for supporting clients through life's challenges.

Reflecting on her experiences as a competitive athlete, Carolena understands the intricate link between physical health and psychological well-being. She advocates that life happens for us, not to us, and that our responses to life's challenges shape our paths to becoming our best selves. Dedicated to working with children, teens, and adults, Carolena guides individuals and families through their unique narratives and challenges. At Elevated Healing, she offers personalized sessions that aim to transform challenges into growth opportunities, helping each person she works with reach their fullest potential. Carolena's commitment to fostering a supportive environment ensures that every client feels heard, valued, and empowered to heal and thrive.

Languages: English and Armenian

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Norma Lorenzana
Admissions & RCM Director

Admissions & RCM Director

Introducing Norma Lorenzana, our Director of Admissions and Revenue Cycle Management at Elevated Healing Treatment Centers. With 19 years of healthcare administration experience, Norma has mastered the art of enhancing operational efficiency and maximizing revenue, while holding leadership roles at notable institutions like Dignity Health Chandler Regional Hospital and Florence Hospital & Gilbert Hospital.

Norma's educational credentials are extensive, with certifications in Medical Terminology & Accounting, Health Services, Specialty Coding, Medical Insurance Billing, and Community Health Worker Programs from HarvardX. These qualifications underscore her proficiency in strategic financial planning and compliance, crucial for optimizing our center’s financial performance.

At Elevated Healing, Norma is deeply committed to our vision of compassionate client-centered care. She leads her team with a dedication to meeting patients "where they are," ensuring that our admissions process supports individuals from all socioeconomic backgrounds. Her empathetic and professional approach helps to streamline the patient journey into our programs, aligning our financial operations with our overarching goal of providing exceptional, accessible care. Norma Lorenzana's leadership is vital in advancing our mission and enhancing the patient experience across all facets of our service.

Alexis Prado

Alexis Prado
Administrator

Administrator

Meet Alexis Prado, our dedicated administrator at Elevated Healing Treatment Centers. With a heart committed to client care and a wealth of experience in behavioral and mental health, Alexis is not only pursuing her master’s in psychology but also driven by the desire to make a positive impact on every individual we serve. Coming from a Mental Health Counselor and 6-year background as an Outpatient Clinical Manager for a Partial-Hospitalization/ In and outpatient/Residential program, Alexis brings invaluable insight and expertise to our team.

 

Beyond her professional endeavors, Alexis finds her greatest joy in raising her son and cherishing quality moments with her partner and their two feline companions, Leo, and Princess Poppy. With Alexis at the helm, you can trust that our facility is not just a place for treatment, but a haven where compassion and expertise converge to foster healing and growth.

“Healing yourself is connected with healing others.”

Yoko Ono

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