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RAY SANTAMARIA, M.A., LMFT

Founder, Executive Director

RAY SANTAMARIA, M.A., LMFT

Founder, Executive Director

Ray Santamaria is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience in the field of addiction. Ray received his Bachelors Degree in Communications & Media Management from Loyola Marymount University. Ray spent 15 years as a professional in the music industry before receiving his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Ray brings his extensive knowledge of the entertainment industry, along with its trials and tribulations, to his work with entertainment executives, musicians, actors, and creative professionals. Ray’s clinical training has included extensive experience in residential dual diagnosis treatment. He has worked as a primary therapist at Promises West Los Angeles and also held the position of Outpatient Coordinator. He was able to utilize his recovery experience at the Salvation Army’s The Way In residential youth program, treating high-risk foster teens. Ray was the Treatment Coordinator for UCLA directed Summit Centers Malibu where he was a member of the founding treatment team. He then took his experience creating curriculum and program structure to Clearview Treatment Programs where he assisted in the development of their unique Extended Care program in the position of Treatment Coordinator. Ray spent 5 years at Clearview Residential, four of those years as the Clinical Director of residential services. In this capacity he assisted in the development of the 30-day Primary Care program and the Transitional Living program for women. Ray provided addiction consultation to the Clearview Women’s Center, a psychiatric program designed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder and trauma. Ray’s experience also includes advance training with Pia Mellody and her Post Induction Therapy model (PIT), the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).

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