Steven Karp, DO, FACN

Medical Director
Eating Disorder PHP/IOP Programs, Santa Monica and Westlake Village

Dr. Steven Karp is a leading expert in eating disorder treatment and is proud to join La Ventana Treatment Programs as Medical Director. He graduated Cum Laude from Delaware Valley College of Science and Agriculture, then obtained his medical degree at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Karp spent 10 years directing psychiatry and medical treatment at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders in Wickenburg, Arizona. Dr. Karp is a true thought leader in the field and holds of sub-specialty in Addiction Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

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Sharon Volner, LMFT

Clinical Director Chemical Dependency Programs, Thousand Oaks

“My philosophy is that people, whether they are struggling with mental health or addiction issues, need to know their reality. With a loving, supportive, and caring environment people can get through anything.”

Sharon brings a broad range of experience to her role as the Clinical Director of La Ventana’s Thousand Oaks Chemical Dependency Program. She has over twenty years experience working with at-risk youth, couples, families, and adults in the field of mental health and addiction. She has worked at various rehabilitation centers with youth and adults struggling with issues of addiction and their underlying psychological causes. Sharon has worked as a trainer and operator on a crisis suicide hotline. Sharon has worked directly with the homeless population in assisting them in stabilizing severe and persistent mental health and substance dependence as well as gaining housing and employment. Sharon maintains a private practice in Westlake and is a Clinical Supervisor to registered interns working towards their licensure. Sharon’s approach is multi-modal: she addresses the biological, psychosocial, spiritual, and nutritional aspects of addiction and treatment. Sharon earned her MS in Counseling with Distinction from California State University. She is a member of CAMFT, and a Co-Leader of her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop in efforts to help young girls develop empowerment and leadership.

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