Summer Nipomnick, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been involved in the treatment of eating disorders for over a decade. She returns to New Dawn Treatment Centers after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where she was actively engaged in the Body Image Therapy and Research Program. Dr. Nipomnick earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from John F. Kennedy University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of California Davis Medical Center and received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University.
Dr. Nipomnick’s experience includes individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy with pediatric, adolescent and adult inpatients and outpatients. She worked as a therapist with the Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders in San Francisco, CA where she helped develop and implement a low-fee outpatient therapy clinic for adults and adolescents with eating disorders. Dr. Nipomnick helped launch La Ventana Eating Disorder Programs San Francisco-based partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment programs. She formerly worked at New Dawn Treatment Centers in their intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization and residential treatment programs.
Dr. Nipomnick has extensive training in the eating disorder field, as well as crisis intervention, and work with patients who have co-morbid medical and psychiatric conditions. Her research has focused on psychological control and recovery from anorexia nervosa along with body image and behavioral health interventions and outcomes. She has presented research at national and international conferences and has published articles in these fields. She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the American Psychological Association.
Dr. Carollo received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University and an EdM in Psychological Counseling from Columbia University. She has experience in a variety of settings in both the New York City and San Francisco Bay Areas. Most recently she completed her post-doctoral and pre-doctoral training at the Access Institute for Psychological Services and received extensive training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She also trained in community mental health clinics, at Richmond Area-Multi Service (RAMS), Rubicon Programs, and Mission Mental Health.
She has experience working with adults, adolescents and couples from diverse backgrounds. The people she works with have a broad range of problems and she has a special interest in people who experience depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, eating disorders and cross-cultural concerns. In her work, she collaborates with others to help them gain a deeper understanding of what may be the causes of the emotional difficulties. Through gaining this emotional freedom, people can feel better about themselves and have more enjoyment in their relationships.
Angella L. Kriens, RD
Angella is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound and San Francisco State University where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and completed the Didactic Program in Dietetics, respectively. Following ten years in the field of finance, Angella pursued her passion to help people form a healthy relationship with food that is both life changing and life enduring. She interned at various institutions in the Bay Area, including the Center for Anorexia and Bulimia at Herrick Alta Bates Summit Medical Center, San Francisco VA Medical Center, Novato School District, and Marin General Hospital where she served as a clinical dietitian.
Her experience and training have prepared her to take on the role of Registered Dietitian at New Dawn where she demonstrates excellent listening skills, resourcefulness, and a high level of professionalism and compassion towards each patient she encounters. She uses her abilities to connect with people, deliver practical advice, and understand the challenges that face her patients to support and promote their unique journey to recovery. She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Behavioral Health Nutrition dietetic practice group, National Eating Disorders Association, and the Academy of Eating Disorders.
Debbie Catz, MSW, CHt
Debbie, a Bay Area native, maintained a private practice as a psychotherapist for 10 years during which time she added Clinical Hypnotherapy as an additional modality to help people tap into their innate wisdom. She has extensive clinical and administrative experience working in the substance abuse and criminal justice fields. Debbie currently uses the powerful tools of relaxation/hypnosis to help people tap into their inner strengths through the use of their minds.
Doree Clark, MS, DTR
Doree is the owner and artistic director for Stage Dor dance studio and artistic space in Sausalito, CA. She has 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults who have mental health, substance abuse and/or cognitive disabilities.
Certified Medical Qigong Therapist
Denise received her degree with a focus on energetic psychology through the International Institute of Medical Qigong, Overseas College of Medical Qigong, Henan University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Denise teaches Medical Qigong classes around the Bay Area and has a private healing practice in Mill Valley, CA.
Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga Instructor
Leigh Claxton is the founder and owner of OnBoard SUP Yoga. In addition to her many yoga and fitness certifications, she is a stand up paddle PSUPA/ASI/WSUPA certified master instructor and teaches SUP yoga and fitness classes.
Jenny Shapiro, MA
Jenny Shapiro, MA, has worked in the mental health field for the past 15 years. She has experience working with pediatric, adolescent and adult populations in inpatient and outpatient settings. In 2001, Jenny received her Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University. She spent 6 years at United Behavioral Health in the Intake/Acute Crisis Department and was a Supervisor for 3 of those years. Jenny also worked at Westside Community Mental Health in San Francisco as a Clinical Case Manager and MFT Intern. She has previous inpatient eating disorder treatment experience in Arizona. In addition, Jenny completed an internship at the Pacific Center in Berkeley providing individual and couples therapy for the LGBTQ population.
Jenny loves to help people and really enjoys speaking with potential clients and helping them navigate the world of eating disorder treatment. One of Jenny’s strengths lies in the amount of compassion and empathy she has for all who are suffering from an eating disorder and/or any other mental health issues.