Who We Are

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Executive Board

President Signe Darpinian, LMFT, CEDS-S

Signe Darpinian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and IAEDP Approved Supervisor (CEDS-S). She is also a public speaker and a co-author of No Weigh! A Teen’s Guide to Positive Body Image, Food, and Emotional Wisdom with Jessica Kingsley Publishers in London. With private practice offices in two California locations, she is able to service both the Central Valley Region as well as the San Francisco Bay Area.

 

Secretary Rachel Goldstein, M.S., Psy.D.

Rachel Goldstein is a licensed clinical psychologist who received her doctorate degree from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology – Stanford Psy.D Consortium and her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan. She wrote her doctoral dissertation on the developmental patterns of substance use during adolescence and has explored the challenges and struggles that the emerging adult population faces throughout her research and clinical experiences. Rachel has extensive experience working with children and families in many different treatment settings, and is dedicated to helping young people struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and anxiety. She uses a client-centered, acceptance based approach to help young people learn how to make the best choices for themselves and their futures.

Treasurer Golee Abrishami-Castleberry, PhD

 

Board Chairs

Certification Chair Erika Bent, LPCC

ErikaBent is a licensed psychotherapist practicing in the San Francisco Bay Area. She serves as the Director of Clinical Operations at The Healthy Teen Project, a treatment program for adolescents struggling with eating disorders. In addition, she has a private practice in San Francisco where she treats adults, adolescents, and families. Erika is currently pursuing her  Certification as an eating disorder specialist (CEDS) through  IAEDP . 

 

 

Marketing Chair Kira Olson, APCC, AMFT

Kira Olson has served for 3 years as the Marketing Chair for the SF Bay Area chapter of iaedp.  Her professional experience has included community education and outreach, program development, and referral relations for eating disorder programs.  In addition to her Board role with iaedp, she is an active volunteer and advocate for Dancing with ED and the Eating Disorders Resource Center (EDRC).  Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (2007), a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (2007), and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy, completed at Western Seminary (2017).  She currently works as an individual, group, and family therapist at The Healthy Teen Project, in addition to providing community-based mental health services at Community Health Awareness Council.  She is passionate about education and prevention efforts in the community, early intervention and treatment for eating disorders, and advocacy in mental health.

Membership Chair Priscilla Tran

 

Priscilla Tran comes to us with an extensive background in community development, marketing, and case management, spanning 11 years. With her heart rooted in service, she has served as Division Director of March of Dimes in the state of Nevada and Youth Market Director of the American Heart Association. She served as Clinical Outreach Supervisor for Center For Discovery in Northern California for five years and currently serves as a Treatment Placement Specialist, an initiative of Acadia Healthcare. She gets to directly be of service, by helping supports individuals and their loved ones, who are suffering from a myriad of conditions, navigate their treatment options and breathe a little bit easier. She hopes through her work she can be a conduit to a sliver of joy and hope in these people’s lives.

Priscilla is honored to serve as membership chair of IAEDP-Bay Area and to use her experience to help the chapter continue to expand and establish meaningful connections.

Education Chair Elizabeth Burns-Kramer, PhD