Larissa Mooney, M.D
Dr. Larissa Mooney is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the University of California, Los Angles (UCLA). She is the Director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic and Acting Chief of the Substance Use Disorders Section at the Greater Los Angeles VA Medical Center, where she teaches and supervises psychiatrists in training in the clinical management of addiction and mental health disorders.
Cecelia Mylett, PSYD., LCSW
Brian Youins is the Staff Accountant for CAST Entities. He is a dedicated professional that has a passion for finance and helping others. With a strong background in non-profit, big box retail, business administration, marketing and finance – Brian has proven to be a valuable asset for CAST.
Aliah Whitmore, IBW, HHC, LMT, PT
Executive Director / Clinical Director
Dr. Cecelia Mylett, PSYD., LCSW, has extensive experience and skills in the development, delivery, and administration of outpatient Behavioral Health Care Services. Cecelia is the former Director of Kaiser Permanente's Outpatient Psychiatry Department for Los Angeles Sunset and Pasadena Outpatient Clinics.
Robert Oppenheimer, LCSW
Aliah Whitmore is a certified Integrative Breath Practitioner and an Integrative Health Counselor at CAST. Aliah’s Integrative Breathwork Practice has given her the opportunity to assist others in dealing with trauma, grief, addiction, and Identity issues. An in-depth study of nutrition became an important adjunct to her Somatic Breath Work.
Kara Pate, MA
Robert Oppenheimer, LCSW is a clinical therapist at CAST. He brings years of experience in outpatient treatment programs. Working with adults in individual and group settings to provide appropriate therapeutic care. He received his Masters in Social Work from USC.
Director of Admissions and Outreach
Kara Pate has a passion to help others find freedom. She believes all people can experience life fully alive, regardless of what they struggle with.
Mardet Homans, CAST’s office manager, is a recent graduate of Columbia University with a BA in psychology. In college, her focus was in abnormal psychology with a concentration in examining the neurological basis for clinical disorders. She plans to continue her education in addiction and psychology studies.
Director of Residences
Charles Thomas, Lead Resident Advisor, is dedicated to helping others recognize their potential while on the path to recovery. Charles comes to CAST after years of working in both residential treatment and various transitional living facilities.
Brendon Butler is a resident advisor at CAST. His own journey has included both working and engaging in treatment, which allows him broader insight into just how important and influential programs like CAST can be to someone struggling to embrace his or her best self.
Emma Koffroth, Lead Resident Advisor, has a tenacious dedication to helping others on their journey to wellness. She has been involved in a number of spiritual and recovery-oriented programs for the past seven years and feels honored to help others on their own unique paths to sustainable, healthy living.
Tiadora Kim, MA, MFTir
Mike Kroener was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona. He came to Los Angeles in 2011 to achieve sobriety for himself. After two years of sobriety, Mike realized he has a gift and passion for helping others struggling with addiction.
Tiadora Kim is a Marriage and Family Therapist Registered Intern and Clinical Psychology doctoral student. She earned her MA in Clinical Psychology with a Marriage and Family Therapy specialization from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles.
Sabrena Bryce, MA RADT-1
Salvador Rios is a Resident Adviser at CAST’s Transitional Living Facility who has spent over three years working in treatment. Salvador plays many roles in his profession. His positive attitude and good heart allows him to be great at his job. Salvador has experience working with addicts of all ages.
Alicia Racine, LPCCI
Manager of Lifestyle Services
Sabrena Bryce is CAST’s Manager of Lifestyle Services. As a certified yoga instructor with a keen interest in the mind-body connection, she often incorporates psychosomatic tools and techniques, Jungian therapy, and mindfulness into her work.
Katie Corrigan, M.A., LMFT
Alicia Racine received her Master's degree from the Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis and a BFA undergraduate degree from Boston University. Alicia worked as an individual and group psychotherapist with Wild Acres in Massachusetts, The May Institute, Monte Nido in MA, and the Center for Discovery in California.
Patrick O'Neil, MFA
Katie Corrigan is the EMDR Therapist at CAST Centers, working with clients to build resiliency and begin the process of healing past traumas Katie is a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in working with trauma, anxiety and career related issues.
Clare Chisholm, MA
Patrick O’Neil is CAST’s Group Facilitator. He previously worked in treatment as a primary residential drug and alcohol counselor in San Francisco. It was during this time that he realized that nurturing and cultivating one’s passion is an integral and essential part of recovery.
Rebecca Udell, PhD, LMFT
Clare Chisholm has 18 years of experience as a biofeedback/neurofeedback practitioner. She specializes in sleep and anxiety disorders, including the treatment of PTSD.
Manager of Clinical Services
Rebecca Udell PhD, LMFT is CAST’s manager of clinical services. She worked as a psychotherapist at Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine Universities, providing crisis intervention, cognitive behavioral therapy, and AOD counseling to university students. In addition, Rebecca worked with underserved children and adolescents in foster care where she advocated for children and adolescents,