The Home-LA Team

Eva Altobelli MD

Founder & CEO
Psychedelic & Addiction Psychiatrist
Dr. Altobelli started her career working as a filmmaker in New York City while exploring mindfulness, yoga, neuroscience and expanded states of consciousness. Returning to school, Dr. Altobelli completed a psychiatric residency and fellowship in addiction. Eva is a Diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Her career has since encompassed diverse areas, including drug and alcohol detox and rehab, private practice, and consultancy in psychedelics, addiction, and recovery. Dr. Altobelli’s expertise extends to teaching and mentoring as well. She holds certifications in Psychedelic Therapy and Research from the California Institute of Integral Studies, as well as certification from the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) to utilize MDMA in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).  Eva also serves as adjunct professor of Psychedelic Therapy at Antioch University. Dr. Altobelli’s commitment to continuous growth is evident through her extensive postgraduate training, which covers a wide range of disciplines, from  Reiki to IFS to psychoanalysis. Throughout her career, she has developed a holistic approach that integrates the mind, body, and spirit into the healing process. Specializing in innovative and creative methodologies, Dr. Altobelli assists clients in finding their path to recovery and achieving a state of wholeness.

Joe Altobelli PsyD

Profesional Coach

Dr Altobelli has over 20 years of experience in all areas of mental health, from assessment to well-being and everything in between, working with individuals, couples and groups. In addition he does coaching, consulting and supervision. He received his doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association. Dr Altobelli’s training and background is in analytical psychology with an emphasis on object relations and professional coaching. Believing we are all human and thusly, we all suffer the human condition…anxieties, worries, the stress of life, the loss of love, the grief of death, from time to time we all need help. Dr Altobelli brings his years of education and experience and provides coaching in conjunction with the Home-La collaborative care team.  Instead of over pathologizing with heavy handed diagnoses and rote treatment protocols, Dr Altobelli prefers to explore and understand working toward a balance between changing where we can and accepting where we can’t through a creative collaborative approach. Ultimately creating a new relationship with ourselves and a healthier approach toward the world that provides an overall sense of harmony and well-being as we work together to accomplish your goals. To schedule an appointment with Dr Altobelli please call (424) 877-1333 or email

Mary Barbour LMFT

Psychotherapist, Ketamine Therapist, EMDR Therapist

Mary Barbour is a psychotherapist and registered dietitian who specializes in anxiety, trauma, and eating disorders. Mary integrates several modalities such as Internal Family Systems (IFS), EMDR, Advanced Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP), and Somatic therapy to treat the whole person and gently guide her clients in experiencing the brain-body connection. Mary believes in the power of non-ordinary states of consciousness in healing trauma. She trained in Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy as well as MDMA therapy through MAPS. Mary co-chairs the Somatic Special Interest Group of the Los Angeles chapter of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and supervises and mentors pre-licensed therapists in her private practice. Mary works with adults, couples and groups.

Christina Lei, BA Psychology, Brain and Behavioral Health

Clinical Coordinator

Christina Lei is currently a Masters student in Applied Psychology (IO/Consumer Psychology) at USC. Prior, she graduated from UCLA with a bachelors in Psychobiology and minor in Brain and Behavioral Health. Christina has worked extensively in the field of mental health since her time as an undergraduate student, and is now the clinical coordinator at Home-LA. While she is still undecided of her career path, Christina is passionate about improving patient interactions within healthcare and has dedicated herself to providing quality and compassionate care.

Steve Friedlander LMFT, SEP, CATC IV, EMDR Therapist

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Steve is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, Licensed Addiction Counselor/Educator, and EMDR Therapist. Steve’s background spans immersive training in the post-structural modality of Narrative therapy, over a decade working with individuals struggling with addictions and transpersonal and depth psychology practices. Steve enjoys working with diverse populations, races, genders, and gender identities, as well as couples and adolescents. He is an adjunct faculty member at Antioch University, where he has taught classes in Jungian dream interpretation. Steve has facilitated hundreds of ketamine-assisted therapy sessions, as well as worked with combat vets with PTSD. Steve received intensive training in responsible and ethical psychedelic-assisted therapy from the Integrative Psychiatry Institute and MAPS (Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Sciences).

Amber Mitchell PMHNP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Amber Mitchell is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). She is passionate about serving her community and providing patient-first care. Amber is committed to providing a safe space for patients to be their authentic selves while seeking treatment. She works with her patients to create a comprehensive and individualized treatment plan to target their symptoms and improve their overall well-being. She practices general adult psychiatry but specializes in major depressive disorder (MDD), anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. However, she is skilled at treating other mental health issues as well. Amber is intrigued by how the brain works and how it connects to the mind body and behaviors.

As a Nurse Practitioner, her ideal working style is to remain open-minded and non-judgmental no matter the situation. She is devoted to positively impacting her patients and being a part of their journey to wellness. Amber greatly appreciates patients with an openness to self-discovery and exploration. She works with her patients to ensure they feel seen and heard, and she invited them to be fully engaged in their uniquely tailored treatment plan.

Yoshi Blakeney, Mind Body Integration

Yoshi is a passionate energy therapist and advocate for holistic wellness, specializing in mind-body integration.

She believes that each person possesses a unique energetic blueprint that influences their overall health and vitality. Through her compassionate approach, Yoshi assesses and guides clients to balance the subtle energies within the body, restoring equilibrium.

Yoshi’s expertise lies in the insightful utilization of vibrational energy, recognizing that everything in the universe is comprised of energy and that imbalances within the internal energetic system can lead to disharmony and dis-ease. By employing her intuitive guidance, she helps clients tap into their innate energetic resources, facilitating the release of blockages.

Central to Yoshi’s practice is her in-depth knowledge of the ancient 5-element theory, which recognizes the interconnectedness of nature’s elements—wood, fire, earth, metal, and water—with the human body and mind. By understanding these elemental forces and their corresponding emotions, organs, and meridians, Yoshi guides her clients towards achieving optimal energetic flow, promoting profound healing and personal growth.

In her personal life, Yoshi embraces the wisdom of ancient Eastern practices, regularly practicing Tai Chi and Qigong. These disciplines not only enhance her own vitality and inner harmony but also inform her therapeutic approach, infusing her sessions with a sense of grace, mindfulness, and intention.

Jinous Hamidi MD

Psychiatrist, Ketamine Therapist

Dr. Jinous Hamidi started her academic career with one foot in the arts and one foot in the sciences. Entering university as a fine arts major, Dr. Hamidi graduated summa cum laude in neurobiology from the University of Minnesota. She then went on to study medicine, do her residency training and fellowship at the Schulz School of Medicine and the University of Toronto, department of psychiatry, respectively. This ability to straddle art and science have lived through all of Dr Hamidi’s education. She is trained in both psychoanalysis – the deep study and examination of the human condition, and psychopharmacology – where medicines are used to optimize the course and recovery of mental illness thru manipulation of neurobiology. Prior to opening a private practice in Toronto, Dr. Hamidi was program director at Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), the largest psychiatric day hospital in Canada. Dividing her time between Toronto and Santa Monica CA, Dr. Hamidi specializes in treating patients with anxiety, ADHD, and significant mood and trauma-related disorders. She has extensive knowledge in the field of psychedelics and was certified in ketamine assisted psychotherapy (KAP) through the Ketamine Training Institute (Dr Phil Wolfson) and MAPS. She is passionate about the catalytic role of psychedelics for the treatment of mental illness and the journey of self-exploration.

Brian Jacobs CADC

Breathwork Facilitator

Brian Jacobs, MA Counseling Psychology, CACD I, Pranayama Breath work Facilitator

Brian has a unique understanding and way of working with people of all ages. He is a very compassionate, kind and empathetic person and these qualities lie at the core of his work. He combines a blending of traditional Psychology, with his passion Pranayama Breath Work. His work is geared towards assisting people to experience the interwoven connection that exists in, body, mind and spirit. He received his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola Marymount University, where he developed his fundamental foundation of studying various perspectives, theories and practices in the field of psychology. He spent several years training at The Maple Center working with children, adolescents, and adults.

In addition, Brian spent some time volunteering at The Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA where he worked with kids who had Schizophrenia in a physical therapy milieu. He spent several years volunteering at Vista Del Mar, where he counseled adolescents at the high school. He completed his educational requirements and 3000-hour clinical requirement for his CACD I at Loyola Marymount University. Brian is currently facilitating Breath Work groups in the field of Alcohol and Drug recovery. He is also leading adolescent and young adult groups in mental health facilities, and meditation centers. Finally, Brian also works in private practice.

David Laramie PhD

Psychologist, Ketamine Therapist

David Laramie, PhD is a health psychologist who strongly believes in systemic and integrative approaches to healing and wellness. He draws on psychoanalytic, emotion focused, and somatic approaches in his psychotherapy practice. In both his personal life and professional work, he finds considerable value in mind-body practices such as breath and energy work, biofeedback, meditation, and non-ordinary states of consciousness. He was certified in Ketamine AssistedPsychotherapy with the Psychedelic Research and Training Institute (PRATI) and is completing additional certification in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies from Naropa University and MDMA Therapy from the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). He is a long time board member and past-president of the Los Angeles County Psychological Association and currently oversees its Continuing Education programming.

Algirdas Lisaius

Energetic Healer, Spiritual Guide

With over 40 years of experience and wisdom in the healing arts, Algirdas guides you towards realizing your most whole and authentic self. Algirdas is a healer of the body, mind, spirit and emotion, working across many different traditions to bring balance and harmony in the lives of his clients. Algirdas is constantly refining  and honing his skills to align clients with their highest purpose. Algirdas is a Curandero – a Medicine Man, he doesn’t call himself a shaman, a name only fitting of the legendary masters of long past times. Nevertheless, Algirdas has mastery of many shamanic healing practices and over 40 years of experience in the healing arts. He uses these gifts to fulfill his life’s purpose: to be in service to others and be a portal for the healing energy of plant spirits.

Bryson Lochte MD


Bryson Lochte, MD is a holistic psychiatrist whose practice emphasizes customized mental health treatments incorporating psychotherapy, pharmacology,  neuromodulation and lifestyle interventions to meet the needs of each patient. Dr. Lochte studied neuroscience at Dartmouth College and received his M.D. from UC San Diego School of Medicine. He completed training at UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute, where he served as chief resident of both psychotherapy and neuromodulation.  Dr. Lochte has completed ketamine training as well as certification from the Multidisciplinary Association of Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) to utilize MDMA in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Dr. Lochte has expertise in treating complex and treatment-resistant patients with conditions such as anxiety, depression, addiction, ADHD, trauma, personality pathology, psychosis and bipolar disorder. He has specialized psychotherapy training in intensive short-term therapy, affect focused therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy, ketamine assisted psychotherapy and hypnosis. Dr. Lochte believes in integrative psychiatric care above symptom management, with a long-term goal of minimizing medications in place of psychotherapeutic and behavioral interventions.

Colleen O’Brien LMFT

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist

*Offers sliding-scale pricing

Colleen has been practicing Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy for three years with an emphasis on treating depression, anxiety, PTSD, and trauma.Colleen integrates Mindfulness, Internal Family Systems, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, among many other approaches all with a foundation of Client Centered Therapy.
Colleen trained as a KAP therapist at the Ketamine Training Center in San Rafael, California with Phil Wolfson and his team. She also studied under the direction of Jeffrey Becker, MD and is an active member of Ketamine Providers Association, Big Tent Ketamine, American Psychedelic Practitioners Association, and American Society of Ketamine Physicians, Psychotherapists, and Practitioners.

Nadia Ramo LAP

Doctor of Chinese Medicine

Dr. Nadia Ramo is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine who has been practicing bodywork and Chinese Medicine for nearly a decade. She works closely with Chinese herbal medicine and local Native American herbal medicine. She has been trained in the arts of Yoga in Rishikesh India, is a Reiki Teacher Master, and continuously studying Myofascial psycho-somatic release to further refine her practice of touch and Acupuncture. Nadia completed her Psychedelic Assisted Therapy training through the CIIS and has studied under multiple Curanderas (Latin American Healers) leading her to be an active participant in transformational and trauma release work to those undergoing psychedelic therapy. She has found that bodywork and Chinese Medicine in the psychedelic therapy space are great allys for one another to unlock deep layers of healing, especially in the realms of psychosomatic trauma and emotional release.

Lisa Palac, LMFT

Sex Therapist, Trauma Specialist

Lisa is a trauma-informed, attachment-focused sex and relationship therapist who works with individuals and couples. She’s spent over 30 years studying the ways we navigate emotional and sexual intimacy. Lisa treats sexuality on a continuum, helping clients heal from the pain of unhealthy sexual behaviors, trauma, and intimacy challenges on one end to helping them flourish and flow into a deeper capacity for pleasure and aliveness on the other.
Lisa received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. She is a betrayal trauma specialist and Certified Partner Trauma Therapist (CPTT). Lisa is also a certified EMDR therapist, with master level trainings in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy (EFT)and the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM). She is a member of AASECT (American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors and Therapists). A longtime practitioner of yoga, mindfulness and surfing, Lisa is currently pursuing extensive training in psychedelic-assisted therapy. “My ongoing learning reflects my commitment toward diversity, equality and inclusion with respect and compassion for every human being I am honored to support.”