Our Treatment Leaders

Meet Our Treatment Experts

It takes world-class expertise, teamwork and unwavering dedication to develop a sophisticated treatment program as innovative and successful as Rosewood. We’re proud to include many of the industry’s most respected clinicians, therapists, physicians, dietitians and nutritionists among our leadership team. Rosewood’s experts bring experience, skill and compassion to their work.

The multidisciplinary care teams at Rosewood are empowered to guide patients to achieve lasting recovery from eating disorders and co-existing disorders. Our staff members are passionate about what they do, and they find their greatest joy and satisfaction in the success of every patient.

Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS, Executive Clinical Director of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders

Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS

VP of Clinical Services Rosewood Arizona-California

Dena Cabrera, Psy.D., CEDS, is the VP of Clinical Services of the Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Dr. Cabrera oversees all clinical aspects of patient care, leads program development and directs staff training and supervision throughout the Rosewood system.

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Dr. Amelia Davis, Medical Director of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders

Amelia Davis, MD

Medical Director Rosewood Arizona-California

Dr. Amelia Davis is the Medical Director of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Dr. Davis is directly involved in the psychiatric, medical, and neurological evaluation of patients with eating disorders and is an active member of the multi-disciplinary evaluation and treatment team, which coordinates patient care for a range of eating disorders and conditions.

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Julie Wood, MD

Psychiatrist Rosewood Arizona

Dr. Wood has joined Rosewood Ranch as part our medical team in psychiatry. We are lucky to have Dr. Wood. Prior to her medical degree, she had a 15 year career in pharmaceutical and biotech research with numerous publications. After graduating from Ross University School of Medicine, she completed her psychiatry internship at University of…

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Melodie Simmons, MS, LPC

Clinical Director Rosewood Arizona

Melodie Simmons, MS, LPC, is the Clinical Director of Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders in Wickenburg, Arizona. Melodie is the clinical care leader and drives treatment for each patient from admission to discharge. She develops and coordinates all programming for the inpatient, residential and partial hospitalization levels of care in both the adolescent and adult units.

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drema stroud

Drema Stroud

Director of Intake and Admissions Rosewood Arizona-California

Drema Stroud, Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders National Director of Intake, is dedicated to helping clients get on the path to recovery from anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder and co-occurring substance use and mood disorders.

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Christine Williams Clinical Lead Therapist

Christine Williams, MA, LPC

Clinical Lead Therapist Rosewood Arizona

Christine Williams, MA, LPC, is the Clinical Lead Therapist at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders located in Tempe, AZ. Christine is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Arizona and earned her Master of Arts in Counseling at Ottawa University with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy.

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Benjamin Shapiro, MD

Benjamin Shapiro, MD

Consulting Psychiatrist Rosewood California

Benjamin Shapiro, MD, is Consulting Psychiatrist at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. He focuses on adolescent and adult eating disorders and maintains interests in non-traditional treatment modalities in psychiatry, orthomolecular psychiatry and nutrition.

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shannon hershkowitz

Shannon Hershkowitz

Alumni Recovery Coach Rosewood Arizona

Shannon Hershkowitz is the Alumni Recovery Coach at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders. Shannon derives enormous personal and professional satisfaction from helping alumni stay on track with their recovery programs, and she serves as a primary point of contact for those struggling with relapse.

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Elise Thibodeaux, MA, Clinical Lead, Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders Santa Monica

Elise Thibodeaux, MA, LPCC

Clinical Director Rosewood California

Elise Thibodeaux, MA, LPCC is the Clinical Director at Rosewood Santa Monica. She oversees the clinical care for adults and adolescents at all levels of care in Santa Monica. She has specialized in the treatment of eating disorders at levels of care ranging from outpatient to residential, and is passionate about supporting individuals on their paths to recovery.

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Michele Christopher, Manager of Dietary Services

Michele Christopher, MS, RD

Manager of Dietary Services Rosewood California

Michele Christopher, MS, RD, is Manager of Dietary Services at Rosewood Santa Monica. Prior to joining Rosewood, Michele spent two years as a dietitian working with adults struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse and mental health at the residential level.

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Jennifer Reeder

Jennifer Reeder

Manager of Intake and Outreach Rosewood California

Jennifer Reeder is Manager of Intake and Outreach at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders Santa Monica. She has more than a decade of experience working in eating disorder treatment center admissions, counseling and outreach. Her passion for working with adults and adolescents with eating disorders grew out of her own experience with anorexia.

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Dai Ja Rodriguez

Dai Ja Rodriguez, BA

Community Relations Liason Rosewood California

Dai Ja Rodriguez, BA, is the Transitional Living Manager at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders Santa Monica. She is dedicated to each resident’s continued growth, as well as creating an atmosphere of personal and community accountability, which is essential for managing and sustaining recovery over the long-term.

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Adi Diamant, MA, LMFT

Adi Diamant, MA, LMFT

Adolescent Therapist Rosewood California

Adi Diamant, MA, LMFT, is the Adolescent Therapist at Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders Santa Monica. Adi has experience offering therapy to adults and adolescents in all levels of eating disorders care. Adi has worked as a therapist with patients struggling with chemical dependency, eating disorders and co-occurring mental health disorders.

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