Chelsea Neumann, MD
West Coast Integrative Mental Health
In Practice Since
Accepting new patients/clients
West Coast Integrative Mental Health Providers, Chelsea Neumann, MD, Ali Wolfe-Grady, LMFT, Madison Dennis, LMFT, Alexis Fahey, LMFT, Victoria Washburn, LMFT LPCC,Natalie Alderson, AMFT, and Registered Dietician Nutritionist Erika Thiede, MS, RDN are currently taking new patients via Telehealth. Dr. Neumann is also seeing clients in-person if preferred. Please request an appointment using Luminello to reach our psychiatrist Dr. Neumann, psychotherapists Ali Wolfe-Grady, LMFT, Madison Dennis, LMFT, Alexis Fahey, LMFT, Victoria Washburn, LMFT LPCC, Natalie Alderson, AMFT, and Registered Dietician Nutritionist Erika Thiede, MS, RDN.
2730 Wilshire Blvd, Ste 650, Office 2
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Welcome to West Coast Integrative Mental Health.
Once you submit a consultation request, we will reach out to you within 1-2 business days. All communication will be through this HIPAA-compliant patient portal, Luminello. Please note: You will receive many Luminello notifications to your personal email address. These notifications indicate that a team member has responded to your request, and has sent you an instructional message with new patient consent forms. Please check your spam folder if you do not see any Luminello notifications within 48 hours. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Meet the Providers at West Coast Integrative Mental Health
- Chelsea Neumann, MD
- Ali Wolfe-Grady, LMFT
- Madison Dennis, LMFT
- Alexis Fahey, LMFT
- Victoria Washburn, LMFT, LPCC
- Natalie Alderson, AMFT
- Erika Thiede, MS, RDN
Chelsea Neumann, MD: Psychiatric Evaluation, Medication Management for Children, Adolescents, and Adults.
Dr. Chelsea Neumann is double board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general psychiatry as well as child and adolescent psychiatry. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents and adults, and has experience working with people of all ages. Dr. Neumann practices using an integrative psychiatry model which incorporates the biological, psychological and social factors that contribute to the health and well-being of the whole person. This model utilizes standard evidence-based medical and psychiatric assessment, psychiatric medication and psychotherapy recommendations, in addition to nutritional, physical activity and interpersonal interventions to create person-centered treatment plans.
Dr. Neumann completed general psychiatry residency training at Duke University and child and adolescent fellowship training at Brown University. She has published articles and psychiatric learning tools on topics including the impact of cannabis use on mental health, alcohol use disorders, psychotic disorders and the implications of mental health on juvenile justice outcomes.
In addition to practicing psychiatry in California, Rhode Island, and North Carolina, Dr. Neumann has also spent time practicing abroad in New Zealand and Kenya. As a result of her international work experiences, Dr. Neumann incorporates a unique perspective into her practice, utilizing her international knowledge of psychiatry and mental health to incorporate the cultural importance of community, family and social involvement as a guiding principle in her practice.
Dr. Neumann believes each individual's development is unique, influenced by their formative experiences throughout their life. She uses a developmental model focused on the overall health and well being of the individual. Dr. Neumann's approach includes cognitive-behavioral interventions, psychodynamic interpretation, dialectical behavioral tools and family therapy principles to provide a comprehensive therapeutic framework for her patients.
While some of her patients will decide that psychiatric medications are a helpful tool for their emotional growth, others will work with Dr. Neumann to develop a wellness plan without medications depending on their own personal needs. Psychiatric medications are often helpful in providing individuals the stability and support they need to overcome their current mental health conditions temporarily, while others often choose to remain on psychiatric medications long-term due to the benefits they receive. Dr. Neumann's patients are provided with detailed discussions and recommendations meant to provide them with the autonomy and confidence in choosing their own path to recovery.
Dr. Neumann is accepting new child, adolescent, and adult clients for virtual or in-person appointments (Santa Monica).
Ali Wolfe-Grady, LMFT: Individual, Couples & Family Psychotherapy
Often the most difficult task is finding a therapist you can trust who understands your personal story. My hope is to help make this process as transparent and comfortable as possible. Through self-exploration I will assist you in working through any difficulties or challenges you may face. If you are in a place in your life where you feel you might need someone to not just listen but to hear your story, I encourage you to reach out. I look forward to knowing you and discussing how my philosophy and practice can help you achieve your goals.
I find the best way for me to help people reach their goals is to work collaboratively and to build a therapeutic relationship based on trust, honesty, and openness. An individualized therapeutic approach is imperative for helping explore my clients’ unique life experiences. We work together utilizing an eclectic interactive approach that encourages feedback and collaboration to shape treatment to meet a client's individual needs. Together we formulate a plan to address achieving specific short-term goals aimed at improving daily life in addition to long term growth focusing on personal development.
I am currently taking new clients for individual, couples, and family therapy. The therapeutic modalities I offer include a holistic integrative approach with a combination of cognitive behavioral, psychodynamic, interpersonal, strength and attachment-based, humanistic, family systems, trauma-focused and dialectical behavioral interventions. I also specialize in parent effectiveness training and executive functioning coaching.
I believe in providing a safe, nonjudgmental, inviting space for my clients to explore aspects of themselves and their lives that can be challenging to address alone. I offer a warm, direct, and empathetic environment that facilitates personal growth and provides support while clients make meaningful changes in their lives and move through their daily challenges. I believe the most effective way to attain these goals together is by empowering and supporting clients with transparency and honest communication.
My professional practice offers psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. Together we can address any number of personal challenges including anxiety, depression, life transitions, low self-esteem, trauma, behavioral issues, parent coaching and relationship problems.
- Ali Wolfe-Grady, LMFT
Madison Dennis, LMFT: Teen, Adult, Family & Group Psychotherapy
Seeking therapy takes courage and strength. I consider it a great privilege and a great responsibility to navigate this process with you. I provide my clients with a warm, shame-free, and safe space to explore life experiences and how they impact current thoughts, feelings, behaviors. We will establish healing through the empowerment of processing the past, learning coping skills to deal with day to day challenges, and creating meaning and hope for the future.
My style is down to earth, personable, and direct yet gentle. My interventions are aimed at promoting insight, self-awareness, distress tolerance, and self-management. My approach is founded in psychodynamic therapy. In addition, I intuitively pull from dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, and mindfulness-based therapies. I also specialize in Parent Effectiveness Training and parent skills coaching.
I enjoy working with individuals and families to navigate the challenges of life, whether they are personal, with family, or with peers. Areas of focus include anxiety, depression, trauma, family conflict, transitions and adjustments, identity development, self-esteem, parenting skills, relationship concerns, emotion regulation, and self-injurious behaviors. If you are looking for support with any of the issues listed above, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I am currently accepting adolescents, adults, and families and look forward to hearing from you.
Alexis Fahey, LMFT: Teen, Adult & Family Psychotherapy
I am a person-centered, attachment-focused individual and family therapist. My goal is to understand your life struggles and be a guide to help you on your path to self-discovery. I am dedicated to being an empathetic witness to your healing and to providing you with a safe space for that to take place.
My therapeutic expertise is a result of my experience working in various clinical settings at different levels of care including outpatient, intensive outpatient, residential and private practice.
I specialize in working with young adults, adolescents and families. I am passionate about healing the family system and reducing family conflict. I also love working with adolescents and young adults in finding their authentic selves and improving their mental health. Having worked in the teen treatment world, I also specialize in working with clients who are in eating disorder and substance use recovery and navigating that process with them. I am certified in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, which is a somatic modality that can assist clients in rewiring their beliefs about themselves and the world after traumatic events and improve their ability to cope effectively.
I assist clients in going through their unique healing processes. I believe you are the expert on your own life; I am here to illuminate themes and help you process. I know reaching out for help can be a daunting and nerve-wracking process, and I want to assure you that I will be with you every step of the way! I would love to speak with you and see if we are good fits for each other in your self-exploration journey.
Victoria (Tori) Washburn, LMFT: Teen, Adults & Couples Psychotherapy
We are all on our own unique journey, shaped by beliefs, decisions, people, places, and more. During the therapeutic process, I look at how the emotional, physical, personal, and family environment and experiences impact one’s decisions and well-being. I tailor my approach to the individual, building mental tools and behavioral skills to navigate every day life and relationships.
I believe all have inner strength, and can rise above their challenges, choose the best path to live well and make choices that support growth and self-love. The foundation of my therapeutic approach is empowering my clients through self exploration, confidence building, and education. Whether your goal is to adapt, change, better or heal, my process is focused on your needs, with a nonjudgemental, direct, and empathetic environment.
I offer clinical support for interpersonal challenges, relationship issues, stress, career transitions, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, and substance use issues.
My professional experience in various clinical settings, from inpatient, intensive outpatient, and private practice have greatly supported my approach. I have specialized training in evidence based interventions, and use the following modalities in my practice: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention and Psychodynamic Therapy. I also use the Havening Technique for individuals with stress, trauma and anxiety.
I am passionate about working with adolescents, young adults and couples. If you are seeking knowledge about therapy, or actively pursuing the support for you or your family, please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Natalie Alderson, AMFT, APCC: Couples Psychotherapy
As human beings, we all face difficult seasons of life. It is my intention as a therapist to sit with my clients in a way that fosters growth, healing, and empowerment. I am professionally trained in somatic psychotherapy, and this is the foundation for my work. Somatic psychotherapy is a holistic approach that incorporates the mind, body, and spirit in treatment. At the same time, I believe it is important to incorporate other modalities to meet the specific needs of my clients, so I also draw from mindfulness-based, compassionate, and humanistic approaches. I provide a direct and non-judgmental container for my clients to take a deep dive into their feelings and experiences to support their healing. The therapeutic relationship is a collaborative one, so I encourage my clients to join me in navigating the direction that is best for them and their goals.
I am passionate about serving the LGBTQIA+ community, and have openings for LGBTQIA+ identified couples. My areas of focus are supporting those struggling with addiction recovery, trauma/PTSD, and anxiety, and relationship issues. I have been working as a therapist for the last 5 years and am passionate about creating a safe, non-judgmental space for you to process your feelings, and begin to heal yourself and your relationships. Contact me today to explore how I can support you on your path forward!
Erika Thiede, MS, RDN: Teen and Adult Nutrition Care
Erika Thiede, MS, RDN, is a Functional Medicine Registered Dietitian Nutritionist, and health advocate on a mission to transform your health and change your life through personalized nutrition. With a Master's degree in Nutrition and Dietetics and training in Integrative and Functional Nutrition, Erika's work is focused on a whole-body approach.
Throughout her career, she has worked with clients of all ages and backgrounds. In 2016, Erika created a district-wide nutrition program in the Alvord Unified School District that extended into the community. Alongside Riverside's Mayor's office, she educated over 20,000 people and curated over $950k in grant funds to bring the program to life.
Alongside serving the Alvord community, Erika worked in the field of sports nutrition. In 2017, she created the first of its kind sports nutrition program at Mater Dei High School. This opened the door to multiple training facilities and, eventually, the NFL Combine. Erika completed training to obtain a certification in sports dietetics to better serve her athletes. Erika has helped numerous athletes prepare for some of the most significant moments in their lives.
In her journey to becoming a mother, Erika gained a profound appreciation for the impact of nutrition on women's hormone health. To deepen her understanding, she completed coursework and became certified in integrative and functional nutrition.
Erika's advanced training has allowed her to gain a more profound understanding of the gut-brain connection and the impact of nutrition on mental health and well-being. She is passionate about bridging the gap between food and health to help her clients live the most vibrant life.
Erika has a Bachelor of Science in Health Communications from the University of Southern California with a minor in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention and a Master of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics from Loma Linda University. Erika has completed training through the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in Integrative and Functional Nutrition and Sports Nutrition. She has published numerous articles for WellnessVerge, MindBodyGreen, Cleveland Clinic Health, and Loma Linda University. Erika is also a Legislative Advocate for the National Eating Disorders Association.
Erika is currently accepting new adolescent and adult clients for virtual nutrition care.
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