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.

  • Jeana Allan, PsyD Director of Testing and Assessments

    Jeana Allan is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and the Director of Testing and Assessment at Village Counseling and Wellness. She specializes in neurofeedback, psychological and neurosychological testing, and individual therapy. Jeana graduated from Boston University with a BA in Psycholgoy, and Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology (now called William James College) with her doctorage degree (Psy.D) in Clinical Psychology.
    Click here to learn more about Jeana.

  • Adele Bent, LCSW Program Director

    Adele Bent is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 8 years of clinical experience. 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.

Clinical Team

  • Courtney Boston Therapist

    Courtney Boston is a Psych Assistant and a valued member of the Village Counseling and Wellness Clinical Team. She specializes in child and family psychology, and has worked with clients from a wide range of different ages and diverse ethnicities, religions, and geographic regions. Click here to learn more about Courtney.

  • Leigh Hall, AMFT
    Leigh Hall, AMFT AMFT

    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.

  • Jasmine Malekan, LMFT Therapist

    Jasmine is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a valued member of the Village Counseling and Wellness Clinical Team. She specializes in working with both adults and teens who are dealing with multiple diagnoses at the same time, and has extensive training in treating borderline personality disorder, schizophrenia, addictions and substance abuse, and eating disorders. Click here to learn more about Jasmine.

  • 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.

Admin Team

  • Shane Esmundo Executive Assistant & Outreach Coordinator

    Shane Esmundo is an Executive Assistant and Outreach Coordinator at Village Counseling and Wellness, and is part of the creative team behind our social media presence. She has a specialized focus on Community Health and Health Education/Promotion, and plays a pivotal role in educating our community about Village Counseling and Wellness’ services. Click here to learn more about Shane.

  • Jianne Gonzales Executive Assistant & Outreach Coordinator

    Jianne Gonzales is an Executive Assistant and Outreach Coordinator at Village Counseling and Wellness, and is part of the creative team behind our social media presence. She has a specialized focus on Health Administration and Health Communication, and plays a pivotal role in educating our community about Village Counseling and Wellness’ services. Click here to learn more about Jianne.

  • Mary Pena Practice Office Manager

    Mary Pena is the Office Manager and leader of all administrative operations at Village Counseling and Wellness. She graduated from Bryman College with a degree in Medical Office Management, and uses her extensive experience to help clients overcome obstacles that might be hindering their participation in our programs. Click here to learn more about Mary.

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.