Our multidisciplinary clinical team consists of seasoned, exceptional doctors and mental health professionals, who provide compassionate assessment and treatment. Our team reviews client progress daily and hold weekly treatment team meetings to continually assess and implement the most effective, multi-systemic clinical strategies to meet the needs of our clients.
Clients are assigned to a primary therapist, who is their lead case manager for their treatment stay. Clients are seen four to five times per week for individual therapy with a clinician who has an in-depth understanding of emotional experiences and mental health disorders.
At Bridges to Recovery our clinical team specializes in creating a specific fit between the approaches of each therapist and the therapeutic needs of each individual.
As part of our philosophy of respectful and personalized treatment and with their clients’ permission, referring professionals are encouraged to consult and follow their client’s treatment. We find that including the referring professional into the treatment team is an essential aspect of aftercare planning and the most effective way to ensure a high retention of skills from our program to outpatient care.
Michael Brodsky is a board-certified psychiatrist and an assistant clinical professor at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. He graduated with honors from Yale College and from Yale Medical School and he then trained in adult and child psy-chiatry at the UCLA Neuro-psychiatric Institute. He has received fellowships from Yale University, the University of Wisconsin, the Western Psychiatric Ins-titute, the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the American Med-ical Association.
Since 2007, Dr. Brodsky has been the Director of Psychiatric Services at the Venice Family Clinic, where he works with a multi-disciplinary team of doc-tors, nurses, and therapists.
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Trevor Small, Psy.D., a graduate of Pepperdine University, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in pro-viding psychodiagnostic and psycho-therapeutic interventions to adol-escents and adults. He is an expert in the treatment of Bipolar disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attention-Deficit/Hyper-activity Disorder, Perso-nality Disorders, and Mood Dis-orders. Dr. Small is the Clinical Director of Bridges to Recovery and oversees the clinical care at all the Bridges to Recovery facilities.
Dr. Small has lectured in the areas of: Trauma, Failure to Thrive Adults, ADHD treatment in Adults, and effec-tive treatment of young adults with complex psychological presentat-ions. Dr. Small has been featured recently in both radio and television discussing the impact of 9/11 on the American psyche and has written for the media in the area of mental health disorders and their depiction.
Katie Gregory has been working in the behavioral health field for app-roximately 20 years in both senior level management and clinical pos-itions. Katie also served as a market-ing and business development dir-ector for treatment facilities both on a national and international level. Katie completed her Master’s at USM in spiritual psychology and received her B.A. in Psychology with honors from Ursuline College in Cleveland, Ohio. Katie started her career in the mental health field as a social worker for family services and has been an SED and LD teacher for the Los Angeles School District.
Licensed Marriage and Family Thera-pist who served as the Executive and Clinical Director for a residential treat-ment program specializing in the tre-atment of addiction and co-occur-ring disorders. Has more than two de-cades experience working within the addiction community and her exper-ience as a psychotherapist also en-compasses work with trauma, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and pers-onality disorders. She holds an M.S. in Counseling from CSUN, with an em-phasis in Marriage and Family Ther-apy.