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Our Team

Our clinical team understands the courage it takes to reach out for support. We are compassionately here to align with and support you in your journey toward your life worth living.

Robyn Caruso, LMFT, CEDS-S (she/her)

Founder & Clinical Director

Robyn, a California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT #80168), Florida out-of-state telehealth provider (TPMF871), Arizona Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT-16077), and South Carolina Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMF.8058 MFT) with fifteen years of experience in direct client care and the inner workings of administrative oversight, is dedicated to providing a safe, healthy, nurturing and healing environment for those struggling with eating disorder and mental health issues.

Robyn Caruso, LMFT, CEDS-S: Founder & Clinical Director. Dedicated therapist with 15 years of experience in eating disorder and mental health care. Providing safe and nurturing environments for healing.

She currently operates a group practice (AlignED Care Eating Disorder and Mental Health Center) based out of California that offers virtual individual and family therapy sessions, groups and CEDS supervision.

Having worked in almost all aspects of a treatment facility: clinical, intake, utilization review and program administration, Robyn brings a clinician’s approach to healing and an administrator’s attention to detail assuring the highest quality of care for all clients. Robyn is intensively trained in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), has completed Level 1 Radically Open Dialectical Behavior Theory (RO DBT) training and also incorporates psychodynamic and polyvagal theory approaches.

 

Robyn’s educational background includes a B.A. in Business Economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara and a M.A. in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Robyn is currently an Adjunct Instructor for the Masters in Psychology program at Antioch University, Los Angeles where she teaches various courses including an Eating Disorders workshop and DBT.

Eating Disorder and Mental Health

Alyssa

Alyssa is a Registered Dietitian who possesses a diverse background in clinical, community and sports nutrition settings. She is passionate about food and nutrition, mindful eating, and providing education and counseling from a non-diet, weight-inclusive perspective. Integrating compassion and creativity into work with her clients she frequently has the opportunity to work alongside people to help them achieve goals regarding nutrition and mind-body connection.

She has worked with clients at every level of care in eating disorder treatment over the past 9 years, including her own private practice. In addition, she serves as faculty at California State University Los Angeles, teaching graduate students in the Department of Nutrition and Food Science.

Some words from Alyssa:

I am a weight-inclusive, non-diet Registered Dietitian that aims to make space for everybody, every BODY, and every experience. I’ve found my purpose in helping people navigate their individual journeys to find peace with food, body, and movement. This has further cultivated my passion for food and nutrition, the mind-body connection, and provided the framework from which I provide education and counseling.

 

I work with clients that have a wide range of conditions and nutrition needs, but have spent the majority of my career specializing in working with those who struggle with disordered eating, eating disorders, and body image. I have an athletic background, which has fueled my passion for performance nutrition and working with the athletic population as well.

 

I find fulfillment in various aspects of my work and seeing a diverse range of people. Throughout my life as a BIPOC woman, and my career as a Registered Dietitian, I’ve developed a deep understanding of how harmful diet and wellness culture can be.

 

I am grateful to be doing this work, where people allow me to be a part of their journey to become empowered and reclaim the fullness of life that was snatched away.

James Kane, AMFT: Compassionate therapist specializing in eating disorders, anxiety, and relational challenges.

James Kane, AMFT (he/him)

Therapist & Clinical Coordinator

AMFT #131638, Supervised by Robyn Caruso (she/her),
LMFT #80168, CEDS-C #4246

James Kane, holding a Master's degree in Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in compassionate care for adults and adolescents. His therapeutic expertise encompasses a range of areas, including eating disorders, disordered eating, anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, and relational challenges. He offers care to those who struggle to balance external image with internal thoughts.

Grounded in a trauma-informed, weight-inclusive approach, James incorporates Health At Every Size® (HAES) principles and Intuitive Eating into his practice.

With a diverse background in private practice and higher levels of care, combined with his unique experience in entertainment, James brings a creative and empathetic perspective to therapy. This is particularly beneficial for individuals in the arts and entertainment industry, offering tailored support for those navigating the delicate balance of external image and internal well-being.

James is driven by a great passion for bringing healing to individuals who have experienced trauma or are challenged by life stressors. He specializes in helping clients, including children, adults, and families, find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships. Recognizing that no single approach is the right one for every individual, James tailors his therapeutic methods to meet the unique needs of each client.  Adopting a client focused, non-judgmental, and creative therapeutic approach, James utilizes modalities such as ACT, DBT, RO DBT, CBT, and Polyvagal Therapy.

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Molly Williams, ACSW (she/her)

ACSW #109462, Supervised by Robyn Caruso (she/her), LMFT #80168, CEDS-C #4246

Molly Williams has a Master of Social Work from the University of Southern California and advanced fellowship training from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in neurodevelopmental disabilities. She has special expertise in the presentation of autism in women and girls with co-occurring eating and sensory-processing disorders.

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Molly has provided autism consultancy services to faculty and clinicians at the University of Southern California and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, as well as adolescent counseling services in residential treatment, community mental health, and special education settings. Molly strives toward a strengths-based clinical approach that is holistic, warm, and rooted-in-empathy.

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