Our Team

Our team of skilled clinicians are passionate about improving the lives of individuals and families using evidence-based treatments. As with many of the challenges we face in life, solutions can be found with professional guidance. Village Counseling and Wellness is here to help.

Director Team

  • Suzette Bray, LMFT Executive Director

    Suzette Bray is the founder and Executive Director of Village Counseling and Wellness. She has completed extensive training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) from thought leaders in the field. Suzette has also trained and supervised many clinicians, including her staff, and has significant teaching experience at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Click here to learn more about Suzette.

  • Dr. Brian Holt
    Dr. Brian Holt Medical Director

    Dr. Brian Holt is a psychiatrist practicing in Los Angeles for over a decade. He has worked with both adults and children, and specializes in patients with substance use disorders, eating disorders and mood disorders. Dr. Holt is trained at St. Louis University and UCLA, and has worked with patients in many different settings, including both inpatient and outpatient programs.

Clinical Team

  • Leigh Hall, AMFT
    Leigh Hall, AMFT Therapist

    Leigh is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and an integral member of the Village Counseling and Wellness Clinical Team. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and OCD for both adults and teens, has extensive training in CBT from the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, and is certified in Seeking Safety and Trauma-Focused CBT. Click here to learn more about Leigh.

  • Ninel Simonian, LMFT Therapist

    Ninel Simonian is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and an integral member of the Village Counseling and Wellness Clinical Team. She specializes in working with teens and young adults, treating a wide range of disorders, including borderline personality disorder and mood disorders. Click here to learn more about Ninel.

  • Marco Viteri, AMFT Therapist

    Marco is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and an integral member of the Village Counseling and Wellness Clinical Team. He specializes in trauma and substance abuse, and has extensive experience working with high-risk youth. In his work as a therapist, Marco helps clients learn new ways of effectively communicating, break the cycle of co-dependency, and rebuild trust. Click here to learn more about Marco.

  • Adele Bent, LCSW Clinical Consultant

    Adele Bent is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of clinical experience, and the Director of Training & Clinical Development at Village Counseling and Wellness. She completed her training in Dialectical Behavior Therapy through Behavioral Tech; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy with Dr. Russ Harris; and, various mindfulness-based treatments. Click here to learn more about Adele.

Admin Team

  • Anna Bakalian Office Manager

    Anna Bakalian is the Office Manager at Village Counseling and Wellness, and is key member of the administrative team. Anna is a highly organized, resourceful and passionate medical professional with 4 years of experience in management, billing, marketing and health insurance. Click here to learn more about Anna.

If you’re in the Burbank area and ready to overcome unhealthy relationship patterns, create stability in your daily life, and learn how to thrive in life, contact us today. We’re here to help and we’d love to meet you.