Staff

Licensed Therapists | Professionals

James Luzano, MD

James Luzano, MD

Dr. Luzano has a background in working with a multitude of mental health illnesses and chemical addictions. He is a consultant to several reputable drug and alcohol treatment centers in Los Angeles and works as an attending psychiatrist at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. With his work and training at Cedars-Sinai, UCLA, and the Veterans Affairs medical centers, he has extensive and diverse training and experience in state-of-the-art mental health and addiction treatment.

Through his experience in therapy, Dr. Luzano’s approach promotes empathy, understanding cognitive-behavioral processes, psychodynamics, and motivation for change. He has applied these in PTSD and other anxiety, depressive and mood disorders.

Dr. Luzano is a graduate of Columbia University and completed medical school at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He is board-certified in General and Addiction Psychiatry. He completed Psychiatry Residency at the UCLA-San Fernando Valley Program and completed an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

For more information, visit: www.drluzano.com

Akashdeep S. Gill, MD

Akashdeep S. Gill, MD

Dr. Gill is a practicing psychiatrist in the Los Angeles area specializing in both addiction and general psychiatry. Dr. Gill has trained and practiced in multiple clinical settings across the Los Angeles area including UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, Cedars Sinai Medical Center, Olive View County Hospital and the Veteran Affairs medical centers.

In line with the Solstice Clinic’s philosophies, Dr. Gill emphasizes comprehensive care with a focus on the integration of evidence based pharmacology and psychotherapy specific to patient needs. He tailors care out of the fundamental understanding that mental health treatment is sensitive and unique for patients and their loved ones.

Following graduation from Kent State University, he received his medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed his Psychiatry Residency at the UCLA- San Fernando Valley Program and graduated from the UCLA- Cedars Sinai Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship. Currently, Dr. Gill works as a consultant at multiple rehabilitation centers around the Los Angeles area specializing in dual diagnosis and addiction treatment.

For more information, visit: www.gillpsychmd.com

Nicholas Athanasiou, MD, MBA

Nicholas Athanasiou, MD MBA

Dr. Athanasiou has experience working with a broad range of mental illnesses and specializes in treating addiction and mood disorders. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the UCLA – Olive View Psychiatry Residency Program and works primarily in an academic outpatient setting with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health training medical students and residents in the field of psychiatry. Prior to this position he worked for several years treating veterans at the VA while educating residents and fellows in addiction psychiatry. He is board certified in both Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry, a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM), and senior editor for the ASAM Weekly.

After graduating from U.C. San Diego, Dr. Athanasiou completed a joint MD/MBA degree program at the U.C. Irvine School of Medicine. He then completed his residency training at the UCLA – San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Program and subsequently an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at Cedars – Sinai Medical Center. He has also trained as a clinical fellow at the UCLA Mood Disorders Clinic.

Patients have the options to set appointments on weekends, evenings, or even tele-video for psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy with Dr. Athanasiou.

Aruna Kodali, MD

Aruna Kodali, MD

Dr. Kodali is a board-certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. She works to give individualized treatment to her patients while also taking into account the family system. She aims to provide all her patients with a clear and thorough diagnostic assessment. She will work with her patients on safe and effective medication management, along with psychotherapy.  Her caring and compassionate therapy approach takes into account her training with an integrative cognitive and psychodynamic model that helps her patients of all ages.  In addition, Dr. Kodali is a yoga practitioner and aims to implement this and other mindfulness based practices into a holistic treatment plan.

Dr. Kodali received her Bachelors of Science from the University of Akron and her medical degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. She completed psychiatry residency at the University of Maryland Medical Center/Sheppard Pratt Hospital and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and Cornell Universities.  She has also previously practiced psychiatry in New Zealand and in Vermont.

Jenna Romano Nieva, AMFT #85820, APCC #2536

Jennifer Leigh Romano (Jenna), Registered AMFT #85820, Registered APCC #2536

Jenna is dually registered with the Board of Behavioral Sciences as an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor. She provides clients with the valuable space to sort through their experiences in the context of a warm, authentic relationship. With the philosophy that curiosity and awareness foster healing and choice, Jenna incorporates mindfulness-based, psychodynamic, and somatic approaches to free clients from old automatic responses and empower them to act with intention! In addition to learning tools for managing symptoms, clients experience new ways of relating to themselves and to the important people in their lives.

Jenna received her Masters in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in 2014 from Pepperdine University, with post-grad training in emotion-focused therapy (EFT) and sensorimotor psychotherapy.  Her clinical experience includes work with couples, families, and individuals ranging in age from eight to eighty. She specializes in working with trauma, anxiety, and relationships, and practices under the direct supervision of Dr. James Luzano.

Caroline Yu Martinez, R.N., PMHNP-BC, CARN

Caroline Yu Martinez, R.N., PMHNP-BC, CARN

Caroline is a board-certified psychiatric-mental health nurse practitioner and addiction nurse, providing care for a wide range of psychiatric treatment including, but not limited to, mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, and substance use disorders. She has experience in drug and alcohol detoxification treatment, providing services at PAX House, Redgate Memorial, Long Beach Memorial Care Center, and The Solstice Clinic. She was honored by the International Nursing Society on Addictions as the 2012 recipient of the Cathy Buffington Memorial Scholarship.

She is a graduate of UC San Diego, and completed her bachelor’s in nursing at the University of Southern Nevada, and her master’s in nursing at California State University, Long Beach.

Her approach involves providing a thorough evaluation while understanding the patient’s point of view and working collaboratively to help manage psychiatric symptoms in a safe, therapeutic space.

Amanda Moskowitz, M.A.

Amanda Reynolds, M.A.

Amanda graduated from Pepperdine University with a Masters Degree in Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy in 2012. She has been practice manager at The Solstice Clinic for 5 years. Her duties include coordinating care between doctors and clients, and ensuring that all client administrative and logistical issues are taken care of in a timely manner.

Dylan Cimbura-Hernandez, AMFT #106383

Dylan Cimbura-Hernandez AMFT #106383

Dylan is a registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She takes joy in working with individuals who are seeking a deeper awareness. Her goal is to guide you through what may feel like the overwhelming task of healing. She understands that deciding to start therapy can be a daunting process and understands that choosing the right person is pivotal to your personal growth. This is why she strives to create trusting relationships with her clients that allows you to work together and takes a collaborative approach when working with her clients. Dylan's therapeutic philosophy is a mixture of psychodynamic, CBT and mindfulness. Her style is gentle, but direct and with some humor.

Dylan graduated from Antioch University in 2017, where she focused on LGBT affirmative psychotherapy and has clinical experience working with both children, adults and families. She specializes in working with relational issues, trauma, anxiety and depression. She works under the direct supervision of Dr. Akashdeep S. Gill.

For more information, visit: https://www.dylanmft.com