The Team at Resiliency Mind+Body Medicine

EXCEPTIONAL PROFESSIONALS

Our talented staff includes qualified professionals who are bound by an eternal passion for holistic psychiatric and integrative medical care. With years of experience and commitment to helping people like you, the team at Resiliency Mind+Body Medicine is here at your service. Read more about our professionals below.
Dr. Stefani LaFrenierre MD psychiatrist

Stefani LaFrenierre, MD

PSYCHIATRIST AND ADDICTION MEDICINE PHYSICIAN

Dr. Stefani LaFrenierre is our founder and licensed Medical Doctor. She is Double Board-Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. She received her Medical Degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed her Adult Psychiatry residency training at San Mateo Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. She also completed a fellowship through the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma with a certification in Global Mental Health, Trauma and Recovery. She is a leader in the developing field of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation with involvement in multi-site TMS studies and on-site advancement of specialized TMS PTSD protocols.

​Dr. LaFrenierre also has expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, autism spectrum, neurodivergent spectrum, substance use and dual diagnosis disorders. She has performed in several leadership positions, including Medical Director of an addiction treatment group practice and as Chief Resident during her training. She also received the Resident Award in Excellence two years in a row during her training. She was awarded the SAMHSA Minority Fellowship award through the APA and developed a Cultural Competency curriculum for her residents in training. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including inpatient, outpatient, residential treatment centers, state hospitals and forensic hospitals, academic settings, and has experience with assertive community treatment and full-service partnership teams. She is committed to providing safe, equitable, and inclusive treatment for all.

Practice Philosophy

My treatment philosophy focuses on building resiliency through holistic, long-lasting changes to help my patients achieve a balanced and fulfilling life. I have been fortunate to develop many different skill sets in the treatment of mental health and addiction, and I am excited to be able to offer customized treatments for my patients. I provide a warm, empathic, and active therapy style, and I bring a conservative approach to medication while considering all aspects of health in treatment planning. My role is to help my patients reach their goals by providing clinical expertise, education, and compassion in a non-judgmental space. I incorporate prescription medications, plant-based diet changes, lifestyle changes, and elements of mind-body medicine into a complete treatment plan to help you reach your goals. I also provide education about treatment, diagnosis, and medications to my patients at every step to help guide treatment decisions and to maximize the benefits of our work together.

In my free time, I am a busy mom of two toddlers, and I spend my time enjoying my family, reading romance novels, and going on family adventures.

Heather Wong DMSc physician associate psychiatry

Dr. Heather Wong, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C, CAQ-Psych

BOARD CERTIFIED DOCTORATE LEVEL PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATE

Dr. Heather Wong, DMSc, MPAS, PA-C, CAQ-Psych is a Doctorate level Physician Associate who has been working in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine for more than six years. She is experienced in the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorders, substance use and dual diagnosis disorders. She has performed in several leadership positions, including as an associate medical director managing medical and psychiatric needs for multiple facilities. She also  has developed and implemented culturally competent care processes while in her previous leadership positions.
 
Prior to her work in Addiction and Psychiatry, she worked in Family Medicine at a FQHC clinic seeing pediatric, adult, geriatric and pregnant patients. She is well versed in treatment modalities that include a holistic view of the body and mind. Dr. Wong worked as a Biomedical Engineer developing medical devices in the past, but found her passion in working directly helping patients. She transitioned to practicing medicine in 2017. She has specialty certifications in Psychiatry, as well as being fluent in Spanish.
 
She enjoys working with all clientele, but does specialize in working with POC and the LGBTQAI+ community. Her passion lies in helping patients find their reasons for being, renewing their health, and honoring their path in who they want to be.
 
Practice Philosophy
My philosophy in treatment is to understand as in depth as possible what one would like to achieve, inclusive of the reasons why. My job is to provide compassion, empathy and education to best guide treatment to reach one’s goals. As I often like to remind my patients, I am here to help, not to mandate. It is a team effort to find the best solutions for how to maneuver the difficulties of life, and you are the leader. I bring medical expertise and knowledge, and will offer support and guidance to take appropriate steps to achieve healthy life goals in mental and overall health.

Dr. Lori Bohn, DC, PMHNP-BC

DOCTOR OF CHIROPRACTOR, PSYCHIATRIC MENTAL HEALTH NURSE PRACTITIONER-BOARD CERTIFIED

Dr. Lori Bohn is an experienced integrative psychiatry and addiction medicine provider. Her extensive education and training includes a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, a Doctorate degree from Chiropractic College West, a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN) at Wayland Baptist University, and a Master’s degree in Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner from Herzing University.  She is a Board Certified PMHNP-BC with over a decade of experience in Integrative medicine. In addition, Dr. Bohn received a Fellowship in Integrative Psychiatry from the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and a Fellowship in Functional Psychiatry under the supervision of Dr. Greenblatt, the founder of Psychiatry Redefined. 
 
Dr. Bohn is passionate about Women’s Health and Addiction Psychiatry, and utilizes her advanced training and skills to bridge the gap between Conventional medicine and Integrative medicine.  She strives to address the impact that trauma has on the mind and body from an emotional and biochemical perspective in order to maximize healing. 
 
Practice Philosophy
My treatment philosophy includes my commitment to offering a trauma-informed, holistic approach to treatment that focuses on treating the underlying cause of mental health conditions in order to help achieve optimal health and well-being. I am dedicated to partnering with each patient in a collaborative manner in order to create a personalized treatment plan for recovery.
 
During my time off, I love to spend time with my husband and my children. I also stay active and love to play tennis and pickleball, as well as water skiing and snow skiing. I also dedicate hours to researching and learning new things about Psych.

Angela Walden Anzalone, PA-C, CAQ-Psych

BOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Angela Waldron Anzalone has over 20 years of experience as a board-certified physician assistant. Angela extensive educational background includes a degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Louisiana State University Health Science Center Shreveport, and her Master’s Degree in Counseling from Louisiana Tech. 

In addition to adult outpatient psychiatry, Angela has worked as a physician assistant in integrative psychiatry, addiction medicine, pain management, primary care wellness, and orthopedics/physical rehabilitation. She completed extensive training in the field of neuropsychiatry, including the use of functional brain imaging in the evaluation and treatment of brain injury, brain illness and other psychiatric conditions including PTSD, ADHD, OCD, types of depression and anxiety. She has received ongoing training throughout her career in psychopharmacology through the Neuroscience Education Institute (NEI) including completion of the “Master Psychopharmacologist” certificate program in 2019.

Angela has a special interest in helping individuals and military families. Along with being a USMC veteran (OIEF I) spouse herself, her daughter is also married to an USN active-duty sailor. Angela served in a volunteer position as the Wounded Warrior Regiment Chair and Hospital Volunteer Chair at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center while living in Twentynine Palms, California.

Practice Philosophy
Having primary care as the framework for my education as a physician assistant, I examine mental health with a holistic lens. I believe the most efficacious treatment plans integrate the care of mind, body and soul. By taking a wider integrative approach to care, together we will consider the whole brain, body, spirit system.

After PA school, I trained personally under one of the pioneers and experts using of functional neuroimaging in psychiatry. I read brain images as part of psychiatric evaluation for over 12 years of my collective practice experience. This training helped me develop a deep understanding of neurophysiology, its effects on mental and physical health. My philosophy of practice is based on this understanding. I utilize a brain system approach to care when using medications as well as other treatment modalities to adapt brain neurochemical balance and achieve optimal neuropsychiatric function. Functional health, whether mental or physical starts with creating optimal balance in the system. Whether it is neurochemistry, body chemistry, diet, work-life, family, romance, or finance having balance in these parts of ourselves make up our ability to be resilient.

Joseph Stabley physician assistant

Joseph Stabley, PA-C

BOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT

Joe Stabley is one of our nationally certified Physician Assistants. He completed his undergraduate degree in Health Care Science from the University of Colorado in 2011. Shortly thereafter, Joe was accepted into the highly competitive Interservice Physician Assistant Program which was developed through the Department of Defense and accredited by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Upon completion, he was awarded a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree and commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.​

Prior to the pursuit of higher education, he gained invaluable life experience out of high school by enlisting in the military to “see the world”. Global engagement with vulnerable populations lead to a greater understanding of human suffering. Personal stories from peacekeeping missions, humanitarian crisis relief, and combat operations helped shape his perspective on life. This ultimately set the stage for a higher calling into the field of mental health and addiction. His 21 years of military service concluded with certification as a Master Resilience Trainer prior to retirement. This program was developed at the Positive Psychology Center at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania.

As a PA, Joe has also worked in variety of settings to include traditional roles in Urgent Care and Emergency Medicine. Knowledge in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine was gained in both private practice as well as the CA state prison system. Care for the homeless population in LA County and treating refugees crossing the US-Mexico border were two of the most humbling experiences of his life. Finally, volunteering for testing and vaccination support with a non-profit during the COVID pandemic was essential before returning to work in the drug and alcohol rehab industry.

Practice Philosophy

My hope is to bridge the knowledge gap by sharing what I have learned directly with my patients. Understanding the basics of epigenetics, neuroscience and human behavior will shed light on your past. Applying knowledge from Lifestyle Medicine and exploring Psychopharmacotherapy are my specialities…finding your purpose, passion and peace are the goals for your future.

Marcela Dos Santos, DNP, MSN, RN

FAMILY NURSE PRACTITIONER, AESTHETIC NURSE PRACTITIONER

Marcela has an extensvie education in the health care field with a passion for aesthetics and functional medicine. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from UC Irvine and went on to complete a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Loma Linda, and a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing with certification in Public Health Nursing from UC Irvine. She recently completed her Doctor of Nursing Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner from University California Irvine and is looking forward to continuing her work with Resiliency as our Functional Medicine and Aesthetics Nurse Practitioner.

Finding her passion in aesthetics, she has over 4 years of experience in aesthetic practice. Her extensive training includes multiple certifications in cosmetic injections including neuromodulators, dermal fillers, various laser treatments, PDO threads, hormone replacement therapy, PRP treatments, and microneedling. She strives to be a positive force in the lives of her patients in helping them achieve their aesthetic goals through safe and effective treatments while bringing out their inner beauty. She is also multi-lingual and fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Jessika Safra our team

Jessika Safra

FRONT OFFICE COORDINATOR

Jessika is a dedicated healthcare professional with over eight years of medical office and administrative experience.  She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from Loyola Marymount University and is deeply committed to delivering excellence in patient care. Her career has been shaped by a genuine passion for helping others and a relentless pursuit of quality in all aspects of her work. Jessika is looking forward to enhancing the patient experience and contributing to our leadership team here at Resiliency Mind+Body Medicine. She is bilingual and fluent in Spanish.

Practice Philosophy

Throughout my career, I have worked in various healthcare settings, continually seeking opportunities to enhance my skills and knowledge. I am driven by the profound impact healthcare professionals can have on the lives of patients and their families, and I am eager to continue making a positive difference in this field.

In my personal time, I enjoy traveling, paddle boarding, and spending time at the beach.

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Christian Gonzalez

TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION TECHNICIAN

Christian Gonzalez received his B.S. in Biology from California State University Long Beach and is pursuing a career in healthcare. He has been gaining meaningful healthcare experience in the field of Addiction Medicine and Psychiatry, and serves as the Clinic Manager of an Opioid Addiction Clinic in Huntington Beach in addition to his excellent work with patients during TMS sessions at our clinic. He is driven by his desire to see improvements in patient’s lives through quality and evidenced-based treatments.

Christian is a certified Medical Assistant and TMS Technician for Dr. LaFrenierre’s office. He has seen first hand the positive effects of TMS on his patients, including remission of depression and PTSD in many. He continues to be excited about the future and possible uses of TMS for the healing and recovery of our patients. 

During his free time, he is a cinephile and enjoys going to the beach.

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