Meet Our Team

Sean Baker, MFT, SEP

Sean Baker MFT, SEP is co-owner and CEO at The New Beginnings Center for Somatic Mental Health in Camarillo, California. Combining training in Cortical Field Re-education with certifications in Somatic Experiencing and Gestalt therapy, Sean uses body-mind approaches to resolve clients’ distress related to trauma, gender dysphoria, and medical conditions.

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Susan Richter, MFT, CEDS

​Susan L. Richter MFT, CEDS, SEP is co-owner at The New Beginnings Center for Somatic Mental Health, in Camarillo, California. A Certified Eating Disorders Specialist trained in Somatic Experiencing, EMDR, and Comprehensive Resource Model.

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Angela M. Rukule, LMFT

Angela M. Rukule, LMFT has been practicing in the fields of addiction, trauma, sports therapy and grief for over thirty years. She has worked with the Visiting Nurses Association in Hospice programs, has educated clinicians on understanding the process of grief and has incorporated her knowledge of life transition to apply to the treatment of addiction.

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Aimee Hammond, MS, CEDRD

Aimee Hammond is a Registered Dietitian who earned her BS in dietetics from the University of California, Davis and her MS in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University, Denton, where she also completed her Dietetic Internship.

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Alexis Forrey

Alexis Forrey, LMFT

Alexis has worked both administratively and clinically in the mental health field; specifically working with eating disorders, substance abuse, and other co-occurring disorders.

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Anna Lei Sidorchuk, MA, AMFT

Anna Lei Sidorchuk, MA, AMFT

Anna Lei Sidorchuk received her BA in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Cruz and MA from Pacifica Graduate Institute, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy and Depth Psychotherapy.

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Dale Ryder, LCSW

​Dale Ryder, LCSW has worked as a healer/spiritual teacher and therapist for more than 25 years. She studied social work and facilitates family workshops that bring generational shifts to the all members.

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Grant LaVigna, LMFT

I specialize in working with families who are struggling with the many challenges of raising a child with Autism or other intellectual disabilities. I have over 22 years of experience in working directly with special needs kids and adults, in multiple settings.

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LMFT Therapist

Kelly Spondello, LMFT

Kelly has worked in mental health treatment settings for nearly ten years, treating both adolescents and adults with sensitivity and understanding. Kelly has developed an integrative approach to working with clients that facilitates a compassionate, authentic, and honest therapeutic relationship.

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Laura Kunysz

Laura Kunysz, CST

Laura Kunysz is a senior CFR instructor and cranio-sacral therapist. She has a background in Esalen Massage, Somato-Emotional Release work, the Chickly Brain Curriculum, energy healing, and lymph drainage.

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Lisa Noack, APCC

Lisa Noack, APCC

Prior to joining New Beginnings, Lisa worked at a treatment center facilitating various PHP/IOP level mental health, eating disorder, and chemical dependency groups using evidenced-based approaches such as Cognitive-Behavioral, Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioral, and Experiential.

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Rebecca Lynn Schack, MA, AMFT

Rebecca Lynn Schack, MA, AMFT

Rebecca is passionate about healing from a holistic and integrative framework that incorporates all aspects of mental health and physical well-being. In her practice she brings body-oriented techniques and concepts to meet physical, emotional, mental, and behavioral blocks in order to manifest meaningful changes in life.

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Renee Brooks, LMFT

Renee Brooks, LMFT

Renee believes that therapy is the collaborative relationship between therapist and client that allows each client to explore not only their symptoms but understand one’s self, while obtaining valuable tools to deal with emotions, conflict, and interpersonal communication.

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Sarah

Sarah Barrett Lepore, MA, LPC

Sarah brings 30 years of studies in the realm of body/brain interaction and functionality. Neuroscience, Quantum Healing and Epigenetics are all part of the background with which she offers Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) to clients.

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Wendy De Augustine, L.M.F.T.

Wendy De Augustine, MA, LMFT

Wendy De Augustine, L.M.F.T., M.A., am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and have a M.A. in Psychology and Art Therapy. I specialize in Trauma, Addiction and Eating Disorders.

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