About our Team
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, Ph.D., LCSW, CCTP
Dr. Mahsa completed her Bachelor's in Psychology and Masters in Social Work at UCLA in 2008. She completed her Ph.D. in Clinical Social Work, with an emphasis on psychodynamic treatment in 2016. She has over 12 years of experience in the field of Mental Health, working with hard to reach populations, those struggling with histories of trauma depression anxiety, and relationship difficulties. She started her career in working with children and families impacted by trauma at the Department of Children and Family Services. She then moved onto working at the jails, Twin Towers correctional facility, Men's Central Detention Center, and CRDF, working with incarcerated women and men. She also worked at a Mental Health Clinic, working with more severe mental disorders and those being significantly affected by their mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, etc. In addition to working with individuals, couples, families, and children affected by trauma, relationship issues, immigration, and severe mental health, She has experience in working with addiction and those affected by addiction. She has worked at an outpatient drug and alcohol program and gains much insightful information. Dr. Mahsa is Also a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional.
Dr. Mahsa's treatment modality is a combination of different cutting edge treatments for depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and trauma. She uses a psychodynamic approach to treatment, where the goal of treatment is to identify, grieve, and heal the root causes of the symptoms. She uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness, attachment, and other modalities to provide her clients with tools to manage their symptoms as together they embark on the journey of self-discovery, healing, and thriving. She considers herself a guide, collaborator, and source of support for her clients. She provides her clients with insights related to their adaptive and maladaptive behaviors, thoughts, and ways of interacting with others. She helps her clients understand and appreciate the need for these behaviors at the time they were developed and how to improve upon them. In her sessions, she helps the clients to explore, understand and come to terms with their experiences, feel what was unfelt, resolve what is unresolved and grow and prosper with the renewed freedom they reach as a result.
Life & ADHD Coach, MBA
Following a career in Supply Chain, Rooz received his Two MBAs from the University of La Verne. He worked in the corporate world for over 17 years. Rooz was diagnosed with ADHD in his teen and struggled with his ADHD for many years. In 2016 he met his therapist and Mentor. With her guidance, Rooz began to understand his ADHD. In 2019 he decided to leave the corporate world and become an ADHD & life Coach and expand Heal and Thrive Psychotherapy and Coaching. Rooz is receiving his ADHD coach training at ADDCA. As square peg in a round hole, he had the feeling that the corporate world was holding him back.
He is a member of CHADD Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit, ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association and ICF International Coach Federation.
Rooz is a coach who helps individuals to take advantage of personal, family, and business changes. Gifted with ADHD, Rooz approaches his clients with humor and passion for flourishing his clients. He also has experience in assisting startup therapist in creating their brand and expand their business.
Marriage & Family Therapist Associate
Candace London was born and raised in South Los Angeles, California. She has worked with Los Angeles County beginning in parks and recreation where she worked very closely with the Community, specifically Children and their families for over 20yrs. Candace also has over 10 years of experience working with children and adults with disabilities developmental, emotional, and behavioral challenges.
Ms. London completed her Associate's degree at West Los Angeles College in Sociology, Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Phoenix. Ms. London Currently holds a position with the Department of Mental Health as a Mental health Clinician. Currently working with women who have been incarcerated. Experience in facilitating groups related to healthy parenting skills, seeking safety, and addressing trauma. Ms. London has conducted seminars on providing awareness to the community regarding Commercially sexually exploited children (CSEC) at prevailing in Christ ministries. Ms. London recently joined with the Community in Compton through coordinating giveaways and feeding the community.
In her spare time, Candace enjoys spending time with her family and teaching in children’s church. Candace believes in strong leadership skills and the ability to approach each task with strategy, having a strong passion for the community and a deep-rooted desire to see families heal and thrive.