Medical Team

Carol Kiriakos, M.D.

Medical Director
Substance Abuse Programs

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.

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Rick Campa, M.D.

Medical Director
Residential Substance Abuse Programs, Thousand Oaks

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. His 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. He is board certified in family medicine and is a licensed physician in the state of CA.

Dr. Manju Sharma-Beatty

Medical Director
Dr. Manju Sharma-Beatty received her medical degree from Ross University School of Medicine in the Commonwealth of Dominica, West Indies in 2001. In 2005, she went on to study psychiatry at the State University of New York at Buffalo Medical Center. Dr. Beatty has given presentations highlighting topics such as personality disorders in hospitalized patients, the role of genetics in Psychiatry, sexual side-effects of antidepressants and has contributed to the publication “Role of Antidepressants and Psychotropics in Sex Therapy”.

Dr. Beatty worked as Assistant Clinical Instructor for 3 years teaching and supervising medical students and interns all while developing communication skills protocol. Dr. Beatty has a special interest in Pharmacotherapy during perinatal and postnatal period of pregnancy.

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Vicki Berkus, M.D., Ph.D., CEDS

Medical Director
Substance Abuse and Mental Health PHP/IOP, Santa Monica
Mental Health PHP/IOP, Thousand Oaks

Vicki Berkus, MD, PhD, CEDS specializes in adolescent and adult psychiatry 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.

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