As co-founder of NOVUS Mindful Life Institute, Duane Osterlind’s vision is to provide comprehensive care for individuals struggling with process addictions in the utmost confidential, comprehensive and caring environment to ensure clients feel safe and accepted with anticipation that recovery is possible.
Duane has over eight years of experience as a therapist helping individuals find hope and healing. He received his Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from California State University, Long Beach. He has also trained with Patrick Carnes, P.hD., a leading expert in the treatment of sexual addiction issues and author of “Out of the Shadows”. He is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and the Society of Sexual Health (SASH). MFT#44567
Duane’s clinical focus is on treating individuals and couples struggling with process addictions using a mindfulness and task centered approach. He facilitates the Men’s Sexual Addiction Process Group and well as a DBT group for individuals struggling with anxiety and depression.
NOVUS Mindful Life Institute co-founder William Feuerborn is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.) and has been providing counseling through his private practice since 2003. He also is a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) and CSAT Supervisor, meaning he provides clinical consultation to other counselors who are obtaining their CSATs.
William specializes in the treatment of both sex addiction and childhood trauma. “In most cases, the root of addiction lies in some form of trauma. I like to help my clients understand this connection at a very deep level, then help them heal, which also helps them get greater traction in their addiction recovery.”
For his sexual addiction treatment training, William was trained by Patrick Carnes, Ph.D., author of “Out of the Shadows”. For treating childhood trauma, he was trained by Pia Mellody, author of “Facing Codependence”, learning her Post-Induction Therapy (P.I.T.) model. William continues to participate in monthly case consultation meetings led by Pia Mellody. He also frequently leads Own Your Power workshops, which use the P.I.T. model to help participants recover from family of origin issues.
Executive Director, Danielle, oversees our office to ensure the privacy, safety and peace of mind that we strive to provide for all of our clients. Danielle also monitors insurance billing and accounting to ensure each client is able to take advantage of all resources available.
Danielle earned her B.A in Sociology from UCLA and her M.B.A. in Organizational psychology from AIU. She’s combined her experience and expertise in these two fields to help build an organization that brings therapists, clients and the community together through education and a shared destiny of hope, healing and joyful living!
In addition, Danielle’s experience as a mother and her respect for and appreciation of many different cultures contribute to her care for and desire to provide the absolute best for each client. In partnership with Duane and William as co-founder, Danielle envisioned an institute where all those who enter are surrounded with love and kindness.
Karen R. Corey is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W.). She received her Master’s Degree in Social Work (M.S.W.) from University of Southern California (USC) specializing in Mental Health Services. She is a member of California Society of Clinical Social Workers (CSCSW) and EMDRIA (EMDR International Association).
Karen has more than 12 years of experience working with individuals helping them overcome barriers to achieving the life they want to live. In 2002, Karen became interested in working with addicts and their partners. After realizing that childhood trauma is at the root of most addictions, Karen focused on receiving trainings and certifications in trauma-based treatment. She became a Certified EMDR (Eye Movement Desentization Reprocessing) therapist and was specially trained in Somatic therapy. She completed Pia Melody’s trainings (author “Facing Love Addiction”, “Facing Codependence”, “The Intimacy Factor” and many more). Karen uses Pia’s model of “developmental immaturity” and her premise “that childhood trauma is the origin of developmental immaturity”. In April 2013, Karen will receive her certification as a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) under the auspices of Patrick Carnes, PhD.
After years of working with individuals and their partners struggling with Sex Addiction and Sex and Love Addiction, I have come to learn that there is a lot of shame and condemnation associated with this addiction. Understanding this has fueled my passion and desire to help these individuals move through their recovery.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Marital and Family Therapy, and is currently in the process of receiving his intern registration. He is also an Associate Sex Addiction Therapist (ASAT) and in the process of becoming state certified in this specialty.
Adam’s experience in the field of psychotherapy stems from an extensive history working with children and families within South Central Los Angeles. He also has experience servicing clients from AIDS Project Los Angeles. Adam is committed to his clients within the many facets of psychotherapy and addiction and, most importantly, of being of service to those willing to seek assistance.
Adam is involved within Novus Mindful Life Institute’s Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP). Beyond providing therapy and psychoeducation in the IOP, Adam is responsible for Novus’ Recovery Coaching and Partner Coaching components of Novus’ addiction service program. Adam maintains a passion for aiding people in reaching their goal of recovery and an overall better relationship with themselves and experiencing a genuine and connected life.
Amanda believes the key to successful change and growth in therapy is to provide a loving and safe environment where clients can explore life’s challenges freely and without judgement. Using mindfulness-based and cognitive-behavioral interventions, she works with individuals, couples and families to build the motivation for change, and identify and reach their therapeutic goals. Her authentic and honest approach helps clients gently confront difficult truths, heal old wounds, and make meaningful change where it counts the most–in the here and now.
Amanda has more than five years of counseling experience working with diverse clients in varied treatment settings. These include a community counseling agency, a residential eating disorder treatment center for teens, and an intensive outpatient hospital treatment program for individuals living with chronic mental illness.
She completed her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from UCLA and her Master of Science degree in Counseling with an emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University, Long Beach. She is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and is registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences.
Eric received a Bachelors degree in Adolescent and Family Studies and a Bachelors degree in Music from Azusa Pacific University in 2009. He received his Masters of Science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Seminary in Pasadena in 2012. He is a registered Marriage and Family Therapist Intern (MFTi) with the BBS as well as a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT). He works to integrate relational and counseling skills in his therapeutic practices.
Eric has experience in providing mental health and psychotherapeutic services for addiction and problematic behaviors in a variety of settings including drug and alcohol treatment facilities, college campuses, homeless shelters, and group homes. No matter the circumstances in life, he believes that it is essential to feel heard and respected as part of the therapeutic process.
Eric considers it an honor and a privilege to be part of the healing and restoration process. He strives to provide a safe healing environment free of shame and condemnation.
Christan experience in counseling originated from his extensive working with children and families in several non-profit organizations throughout Los Angeles County and Orange County area.
Christan has more then ten years experience working with underserved population and working with diverse population. He became interested in working with addicts while working at the Outpatient Clinics at College Hospital when dealing with Dual Diagnosis patients.
Christan completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Behavioral Science from Cal Polytechnic University and a Master’s of Arts in Psychology at Pepperdine University. Also, Christan completed Master’s of Arts in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University with emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy. In addition, Christan is a member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT), and registered intern with California Board of Behavioral Sciences.