Meet Our Staff
Morningside Recovery Leaders:
Your California Staff Members
Morningside Recovery’s licensed treatment leadership ranges from Psychologists, Psychiatrists to Medical Doctors (General Practice; Specialists); Certified Chemical Dependency Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists, licensed Clinical Social Workers, registered Dietitians, Cognitive Behavioral (CBT) Therapists, Licensed Acupuncturists, Certified Tai Chi and Yoga Instructors…all bolstered by our consistently client-nurturing support staff in Southern California.
Jacquie is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan and nearly nine years of working experience in addiction. In…
DR. NISHANT KUMAR, D.O.
DOCTOR OF OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE (D.O. #10184) CONSULTING PSYCHIATRIST* Dr. Nishant Kumar is a Board Certified General and Addiction Psychiatrist as well as Board Certified in Addiction Medicine. He attended the…
ELIZABETH WATERMAN, Psy.D.
PSYCHOLOGIST (PSY 25081) Dr. Waterman began her work in the recovery field in 2008 and has held positions as a clinician in residential treatment centers, mental health clinics, and private…
JULIANNE PIASCIK, MA, LMFT
THERAPIST Julianne brings diversity, passion, and dedication to her clients. As she puts it, “I love seeing people get healthy, healed, and living a life without addiction.” Her extensive background…
KATY WELLS, RN, MS, LMFT
REGISTERED NURSE, CLINICAL SUPERVISOR (MFT 34230) In addition to being a registered nurse (RN), Katy is a certified AA addiction counselor and Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). She has…
CINDY LARSEN, MS, LMFT
THERAPIST (MFT 39103) Cindy brings her vast experience to Morningside Recovery, having worked with children, adolescents, and their families addressing trauma, abuses, grief and loss, and neglect for over 25…
JASON AUSTIN, MA, LMFT
THERAPIST (MFT 34969) Jason is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who has worked in individual, family, and group therapy for over 18 years. At Morningside, Jason runs clinical groups…
BRAD KINGMA, MBA, MFTi
THERAPIST AND CASE MANAGER Brad brings his thorough experience in dual diagnosis and mental and behavioral health to Morningside as a therapist and case manager. His approach works with object…
CARLOS ALCANTARA, MSW, LCSW
LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER Carlos Alcantara is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker providing individual, family, and group therapy for the past 12 years. Carlos has extensive experience working with adolescents…
BETSY BRADLEY, BS, CADC-II
PSYCHODRAMA SPECIALIST Betsy facilitates Morningside’s Psychodrama Therapy group after receiving extensive training and supervision under the instruction of Jean Campbell of the Action Institute of California. Betsy is currently establishing…