“There is hope. There is help. This is the message I want clients to hear.”
Dr. Carol Kiriakos, M.D.
A board certified psychiatrist with over a decade of experience, Dr. Carol Kiriakos is best known to her clients as, “Dr. K.” A warm, passionate, and approachable expert in the field of recovery in various aspects, Dr. Kiriakos comes from a long line of “shrinks.” Her family legacy runs deep in Los Angeles. Her Father is a psychoanalyst, addiction specialist, geriatric specialist and also works with the eating disorder population. Her brother is a cognitive behavioral specialist and works primarily in helping people work through their phobias and anxieties. With this lineage, it is not surprising that Dr. K believes that client-centered work within a multidisciplinary team helps people and benefits the community.
Dr. Kiriakos’ passion lies in working with individuals who struggle with disordered eating, eating disorders, and addiction. She is regarded as a psychiatric expert in addiction, eating disorders, and dual diagnosis in the Los Angeles area and has held roles as Medical Director and Psychiatrist roles within the field. Dr. Kiriakos completed her B.A. in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and went on to earn her M.D. at the Pennsylvania State College of Medicine.
Prior to entering the field of psychiatry, Dr. Kiriakos worked as a Physician Utilization Reviewer for 30 insurance companies throughout the U.S. for 5 years. In her work, she made determinations regarding medical necessity on behalf of insurance companies using approved clinical criteria. Her clinical opinion was sought regarding levels of care, frequency of services, types of care and other modalities of treatment.
In addition to her work in day treatment centers for eating disorders and substance abuse, she has held a private practice psychiatrist in Beverly Hills for over 10 years doing both medication management and therapy covering a wide ranges of diagnoses: addiction, depression, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, generalized anxiety, Panic Disorder, ADHD, women’s health issues and eating disorders.
Dr. Terry Eagan, M.D.
Terry V. Eagan, M.D. is a prominent Beverly Hills psychiatrist, founder and CEO of Eagan Medical Group, LLC., a thriving mental health practice treating over 2000 patients annually. His private patients have included leaders in industry, politics, and performers from television, music and film, many of whom have been at the extremes of celebrity. Dr. Eagan is an expert in the complexities of mental health and addiction treatment and he specializes in effective treatment regimens for all types of emotional distress that often can arise from being in positions of responsibility and public attention.
Dr. Eagan is a highly respected and sought after consultant who serves as Medical Director. His range of specialties includes primary psychiatric conditions, eating disorders, substance-abuse disorders, impulse control disorders, trauma & abuse, human sexuality and spiritual therapy. Dr. Eagan’s treatment approach incorporates pharmacologic interventions with evidence-based cognitive behavioral therapies, adjunctive modalities and traditional spiritual practices.
Dr. Eagan is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology and Medical Board of California as a physician and surgeon License #G067163, and he is a Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners. He served as chief resident in psychiatry at the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine from 1990-1992 and he also helps shape healthcare policy in The United States as a consultant to the Physician’s Advisory Board of the National Republican Congressional Committee, serving as Honorary Chairman for the State of California.
Dr. Eagan is an internationally respected physician, lecturer and consultant. An expert in Professional Ethics and Compassion Fatigue, Dr. Eagan has guided training programs for individual practitioners, multinational corporations, public school systems, community health centers, law enhorsement agencies, hospitals, and universities. He has been involved in numerous psychopharmacology studies for eight international pharmaceutical companies and he lectures on psychopharmacology to physicians across the United States.
Dr. Rick Campa, M.D.
Rick S. Campa, M.D., is a graduate of Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA. He trained in family medicine and served as chief resident at the Reading Hospital in Reading, PA. Dr. Campa has been practicing since 2013 in the field of family and addiction medicine. Dr. Campa’s practice specializes in the detox from chemical dependencies and care of eating disorders. Dr. Campa received the Exceptional Teacher Award and Exceptional Role Model Award during his year as chief resident at the Reading Hospital. Dr. Campa is board certified in family medicine and is a licensed physician in the state of CA.
Marjorie Summer Gies, M.D., Ph.D.
Marjorie graduated Magna Cum Laude in Psychology from Princeton University for her undergraduate studies. She received her M.D. from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University. She completed her residency at UCLA in psychiatry and was the Academic Chief Resident as well as the Chief Resident of the UCLA – NPI Adult Outpatient Eating Disorders Program. Dr. Gies started her Santa Barbara private practice in April of 1993. She earned her Ph.D. in psychoanalysis from ICP-LA in 1/99. She was the medical director of Cottage Hospital’s eating disorder program from 1/95 – 1/97. She has been La Ventana’s PHP and IOP medical director since 2013.
Dr. David Hernandez, M.D.
Dr. David Hernandez is the Medical Director of the La Ventana Treatment Programs’ Residential Facility for Eating Disorder treatment in Santa Barbara. He brings to La Ventana a dedicated compassion combined with excellent personal client skills and emotional intelligence needed to help our clients recovery from their eating disorder disease.
Dr. Hernandez takes the medial lead at La Ventana with his philosophy that encompasses a belief that it is not enough to simply treat the body, but the mind and the spirit must also heal before a person has truly recovered from an eating disorder.
To accomplish this he spends a great deal of time listening to and learning about each person to provide treatment in conjunction with La Ventana’s therapeutic and nursing staff that is unique to each individual in our program.
He is board certified and has been working in medical treatment for Eating Disorders in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas for many years. He was the former Director of Student Health at Westmont College for the past nineteen years and has been a medical consultant for several treatment facilities in Southern California.
He received his M.D at the University of California, Irvine after attending Furman University and graduating from California State University Fullerton studying the physical sciences and psychology. He completed his residency in Pediatrics followed by a fellowship at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles.
Dr. Hernandez became interested in eating disorders when he noted the significant impact these disorders were having on the health and well being of the college students under his care at Westmont College. His work has broadened in the field of eating disorders as Medical Director of the La Ventana Residential Facility along with helping professionals in the Santa Barbara community care for their clients struggling with an eating disorder.
Vicki Berkus, M.D., PhD, CEDS
Vicki Berkus, MD, PhD, CEDS specializes in adolescent and adult psychiatry, eating disorders full spectrum, and sports psychiatry. Dr. Berkus has also served as president of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (iaedp), holds eating disorders certification (CEDS) through iaedp, and is a current board member and head of the iaedp education committee. She is active in promoting certification and education in the field of eating disorders for professionals. Her memberships include the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), The American Society of Bariatric Medicine (ASBP) and the International Society for Sports Psychiatry (ISSP). Dr. Berkus has authored numerous articles, as well as the highly acclaimed book 10 Commitments to Mental Fitness.