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The Canyon at Santa Monica Staff

Mia Perry Bowick, MA, MFTI

Primary Therapist

The Canyon at Santa Monica

Mia Perry Bowick is a registered drama therapist, a marriage and family therapist intern and a professional clinical counselor intern. She holds a master’s degree in applied theatre arts from the University of Southern California as well as a master’s in counseling psychology with an emphasis in depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Bowick has worked in the field of addiction and co-occurring disorders since 2009 in the Los Angeles and New York areas, in addition to having the pleasure of working overseas in Rwanda doing trauma work as a drama therapist. As a depth-oriented drama therapist, Bowick helps her patients understand underlying patterns that may be keeping them from living their fullest lives, often incorporating the wisdom of our bodies as well as a good dose of humor from time to time.

Joel Morris

Consulting Psychiatrist

The Canyon at Santa Monica and The Canyon at Encino

Dr. Joel MorrisThough he hails from New England, Dr. Joel Morris completed his schooling in the Midwest, which included extended training in geriatrics and forensic psychiatry. Additionally, Dr. Morris studied acupuncture in New Zealand and China, which he continues to practice. His work with a diverse group of cultures has deepened his understanding and empathy for others. Throughout his psychiatric career, he has worked with people struggling with addiction within inpatient, residential and outpatient settings. In addition to psychopharmacologically, he supports the individual to co-create his/her own life with a strength focus. He believes that to create a ground where addiction no longer has deep roots, one needs to bring in elements of creativity, transcendence and the possibility of rewriting one’s own narrative. The Chinese symbol for crisis is the same for opportunity. In the same way, each addiction crisis brings about the possibility to deepen and change one’s life in a more meaningful and self -directed way. Additionally, Dr. Morris believes that it is the responsibility of the practitioner to be a model and vehicle for change, meeting the client in dialogue, compassion and patience.

Deborah Rosenberg

Office Manager

The Canyon at Santa Monica

Deborah RosenbergDeborah Rosenberg attended California State University, Bakersfield, and began her career as a consultant in the health insurance industry 25 years ago. While working as the vice president of a financial services organization, Deborah saw the need to teach clients how to navigate through the insurance company systems. She then created a specialty in health insurance advocacy and became one of the first brokers in the state of California given permission to use this designation.

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After eight years as an executive in the insurance industry, Deborah began her own business, Pathway Insurance Services. Pathway incorporated her knowledge of working with organizations and designing employee benefit programs. It was exceptionally rewarding to present insurance products to employees and to educate those less familiar with insurance on how to effectively use their benefits and advocate for themselves.In addition to her business attributes, Deborah is a Reiki III practitioner. She is dedicated to providing a safe place for those on the path of growth, awareness and healing.It is a gift to witness our clinical team at work. We demonstrate the reality that “our patients are not only in our care… it is that we care.”

Gary Berghoudian, PsyD

Primary Therapist

The Canyon at Encino and The Canyon at Santa Monica

BerghoudianDr. Gary Berghoudian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from University of California, Irvine. He then went on to earn his Master’s and Doctorate degrees in clinical psychology from California School of Professional Psychology. His internship and post-doctorate experiences include serving as individual, family, and group therapist, psychological assistant, intake specialist, case manager, and clinical coordinator of outpatient services. His experience spans across multiple settings, including middle and high school, community college, inpatient hospital, intensive outpatient programs, and private practice. Dr. Gary is a clinical professional who has a genuine passion for improving the lives of individuals in need of mental health and substance abuse services. He truly enjoys helping his clients learn to be comfortable with who they are. During his spare time, he enjoys going to the beach, watching movies, playing basketball, caring for his saltwater aquarium, and spending quality time with his family.