top of page

Meet the Team

Our Therapists

Dr. Kulberg Anxiety Experts Eating Disorder and OCD therapist

Click image to view CV

Andrea Kulberg PhD, CEDS

Clinical Director

Dr. Kulberg is a licensed psychologist with 25 years of experience in the treatment of anxiety and eating disorders, and a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist. She has been trained through the International OCD Foundation (IOCDF) in the use of Exposure with Response Prevention, the #1 treatment for anxiety. Dr. Kulberg often speaks at national conferences such as the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP) and the IOCDF.  Her past employers include various hospital, residential and outpatient settings, including the Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Program at Eating Recovery Center in Denver. She has also taught undergraduate and graduate level psychology courses.

Therapist Eating Disorder OCD Goleta Montecito Santa Monica Ventura California Anxiety Experts Jeanette Aguayo

  

Jeanette Aguayo

Licensed MFT

Jeanette is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her master’s degree from California Lutheran University. She is a bilingual clinician, and her clinical background includes providing outpatient therapy to adults, adolescents, children and their families struggling with moderate to severe anxiety, depression, behavioral problems and family conflict. Additionally, she worked at a residential facility for adults with substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues. Jeanette has been certified by the International OCD Foundation in ERP; she is also experienced with CBT, ACT and group therapy.



 

Anxiety Eating Disorder and OCD therapist Goleta Montecito Santa Monica Ventura California Anxiety Experts Michael Metz

  

Michael Metz

MFT Associate

Michael is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who worked as an elementary school counselor prior to earning his master’s degree in Counseling from Palo Alto University. Michael also has experience providing individual and group therapy for substance use disorders. He is trained in CBT, ERP, ACT and DBT. Michael’s passions include playing music, woodworking, and competitive sword fighting. He believes that every human possesses the strength and courage to recover from anxiety-based problems with the right guidance.




 

Anxiety Eating Disorder and OCD therapist Goleta Montecito Santa Monica Ventura California Anxiety Experts Farah Jadhavji

  

Farah Jadhavji

MFT Associate

Farah is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her master’s degree at the University of San Diego. Her previous internships involved work with teens, couples, and families impacted by anxiety, depression and relationship issues. She has also worked in Applied Behavioral Analysis, gaining experience with children on the Autism spectrum in both home and school settings. Farah is trained in CBT, ACT, ERP and DBT, and has a passion for family systems therapy.



 

Elizabeth Kennedy Anxiety Experts Eating Disorder and OCD therapist.png

  

Elizabeth Kennedy

MFT Associate

Elizabeth Kennedy is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her degree in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University. Her therapeutic approach is enriched by training in Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), allowing her to provide tailored interventions for individuals grappling with anxiety, grief, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders and depression. Her clinical experience includes providing individual and group therapy at Exodus Recovery’s Crisis Residential Treatment Center to patients living with chronic mental illness, as well as offering individual and family therapy at Southern California Counseling Center, where she trained in the The Gottman Method, Family Systems and The Community Resiliency Model (CRM).

Anxiety Eating Disorder and OCD therapist Goleta Montecito Santa Monica Ventura California Anxiety Experts Grace Stirling

Grace Stirling

Licensed MFT

Grace is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who holds a master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Prior to joining Anxiety Experts, she worked in the treatment of eating disorders, substance abuse, anxiety and depression in partial hospital and intensive outpatient programs. Grace has also been a Clinical Supervisor in Applied Behavioral Analysis and a school counselor for adolescents. Grace is trained in ERP, ACT, CBT and DBT.




 

Anxiety Eating Disorder and OCD therapist Goleta Montecito Santa Monica Ventura California Anxiety Experts Lories Khoury

  

Lories Khoury

Licensed MFT

Lories Khoury is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, who is currently working on her PsyD and certificate in Sports Psychology at San Diego University for Integrative Studies. She received her bachelor’s Degree from California State University Northridge in Family and Consumer Science and her master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy and School Counseling from Phillips Graduate University. Lories has worked in a variety of clinical settings  ranging from fieldwork to outpatient therapy with individuals, families, and couples. Lories has a passion for sports and understands the athlete’s struggle with mental preparation and structured eating for workouts and competitions. Lories is trained in ERP and ACT, and is driven to empower other athletes to overcome mental health challenges.

Anxiety Eating Disorder and OCD therapist Goleta Montecito Santa Monica Ventura California Anxiety Experts Tatyana Barroso

  

Tatyana Barroso

MFT Associate

Tatyana is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She earned her master’s Degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and her bachelor’s degree at Northwest University in Washington, where she was recruited for the Mexican Olympic Soccer Team. Her clinical background includes work with families in the foster care system, as well as providing individual and family therapy for teens in residential treatment. Tatyana has worked extensively with at-risk and under-served populations providing social skills training, as well as treating anxiety, depression, grief, family separation and conflict, and low academic motivation. She has six years of experience providing ABA intervention and sports training to neuro-atypical youth. Tatyana is trained in CBT, ERP and ACT. 

Anxiety Eating Disorder and OCD therapist Goleta Montecito Santa Monica Ventura California Anxiety Experts Alex Neff

  

Alexandra Neff

MFT Associate

Alexandra Neff is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who pursued undergraduate studies at Chapman University, where she earned dual degrees in Communication and Psychology before earning her master’s in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Alex has experience conducting individual and family therapy with adults in residential treatment for depression, anxiety, trauma, grief and loss. She is trained in CBT, DBT, ERP, ACT and group therapy using the Seeking Safety format.

Our Dietitians

Anxiety Therapist Dietitian Eating Disorder OCD Goleta Montecito Santa Monica Ventura California Anxiety Experts

Shira Evans MS, RD, CSSD

Dietitian Eating Disorder OCD Goleta Montecito Santa Monica Ventura California Anxiety Experts Shira Evans

Director of Nutrition

Shira Evans is a Registered Dietitian and Board-Certified Specialist in Sport Dietetics (CSSD) with 11 years of experience. Prior to joining Anxiety Experts, Shira was the Director of Olympic Sports Nutrition at UNC Chapel Hill, where she oversaw the sports nutrition programming and care of all UNC sport teams and athletes. She has worked at other Division I colleges, as well as at residential, partial hospital and intensive outpatient levels of care in eating disorder facilities, including Eating Recovery Center of Denver’s Adult and Child/Adolescent programs. Through her collaboration with multidisciplinary treatment teams, she has helped restore health and happiness to hundreds of individuals struggling with disordered eating.

Sarah Walsh, RD, CSSD

Dietitian Eating Disorder OCD Goleta Montecito Santa Monica Ventura California Anxiety Experts Sarah Walsh

Registered Dietitian

Sarah Walsh is a registered dietitian with 11 years of experience. She graduated from Iowa State University with bachelors' and master’s degrees in Dietetics and Exercise Science respectively. She is a Certified Sports Specialty Dietitian (CSSD) and has served on multidisciplinary sports medicine teams while helping professional, collegiate, and tactical athletes move away from dieting and build a healthy relationship with food and body. Sarah has also worked for Eating Recovery Center’s Virtual Intensive Outpatient Eating Disorder Program. In addition to her current work for Anxiety Experts, Sarah is the dietitian for the Chicago Red Stars professional women’s soccer team.

Ginger Hartman, RD

Dietitian Eating Disorder OCD Goleta Montecito Santa Monica Ventura California Anxiety Experts Ginger Hartman

Registered Dietitian

Ginger Hartman is a Registered Dietitian with over 21 years of experience in the treatment of eating disorders and disordered eating.  Ginger has spent the past 12 years working at the Child & Adolescent Eating Disorder Program at Eating Recovery Center in Denver, CO.  Prior to this, she worked at Remuda Ranch Treatment Centers in Wickenburg, AZ. Ginger utilizes a values-based approach to help clients leave behind the diet mentality, normalize their relationship with food and experience freedom from the lies of the eating disorder. Ginger graduated with a bachelor’s Degree in Dietetics from Bluffton University in Bluffton, Ohio, and completed her Dietetic Internship at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL. 

Our Administrative Staff

Anxiety Eating Disorder and OCD therapist Goleta Montecito Santa Monica Ventura California Anxiety Experts Kate Adler

Kate Adler

Case Manager

Kate comes to the Anxiety Experts team with a profound admiration for the work that therapists and clients do to support better mental health outcomes. In 2021, Kate graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of California, Santa Barbara, earning a degree in Sociology and Education. She wrote her honors thesis on the strategies used to construct representations of the "healthy body" on social media.



 

Anxiety Eating Disorder and OCD Goleta Montecito Santa Monica Ventura California Anxiety Experts Ciarra Henderson Marketing Manager

Ciarra Henderson

Digital Marketing Manager

Ciarra earned her bachelor's degree in Journalism from Georgia State University and holds a master’s of Divinity from Emory University. She has nine years of social media marketing and graphic design experience working within the entertainment, education, law, beauty and medical industries. Ciarra’s duties at Anxiety Experts range from content creation for ads and social media, to website management and video editing. She is dedicated to finding solutions for a better patient experience.

Anxiety Eating Disorder and OCD therapist Goleta Montecito Santa Monica Ventura California Anxiety Experts Ty Burre

Ty Burre

Scheduling and Intake Lead

Ty is a native Santa Barbaran. He attended Santa Barbara City College and earned his bachelor's degree in Economics with a concentration in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. In addition to the enjoyment he gets from providing excellent service to Anxiety Experts' clients during the onboarding and billing process, Ty likes to hike, read, play the piano and paint.

bottom of page