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Rachel Coleman, LMFT (she/her)

eating disorders, perinatal mood disorders, personality disorders, perfectionism

I am originally from New Jersey but moved to sunny Southern California to earn my Masters in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Since my freshman year of college, I’ve had a calling to work with those who are struggling with eating disorders. My passion for helping people is fueled by a deep empathy for people, especially women, who hurt their bodies as they work through their self-doubt, traumas and self-esteem issues.


This passion and calling lead me to earn my Marriage and Family Therapy (#48782) license in the state of California, where I concentrated on Eating Disorders in my studies. I immediately began employment at an Eating Disorder treatment center in Long Beach where I spent five years as a Recovery Coach, Primary Therapist and Program Director. I have since taken that experience into my private practice, where I feel called to assist clients into learning how to LIVE OUT the concepts of recovery learned in treatment.


I am a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and CEDS-Supervisor, have completed a certification course in Dialectical Behavior Therapist (DBT), have a certification of completion for Perinatal Mood Disorders, and am a certified Intuitive Eating Pro. I held a position on the Board of the Orange County chapter of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP) from 2011-2016.  I am continuously researching, consulting, and learning more about eating disorders so I can remain fresh, informed and confident in my healing approach. 


I founded Monarch Rising Therapy and Nutrition Services to expand the offerings for quality and compassionate Eating Disorder care to South Orange County. We offer multiple therapy modalities through traditional talk therapy, creative and expressive therapies, and collaborative nutrition counseling in order to give each client the personalized care they deserve in their healing process. Our team has a variety of expertises driven by their own healing journeys and passions for aiding clients to find the freedom to rise up from the internal pain that has kept them from being able to embrace their true selves for way too long. We are all neurodivergent affirming, HAES aligned, and LGBTQ+ affirming and believe that social justice oriented therapy is the only way to approach recovery. We believe that therapy can lead to a beautiful metamorphosis so each client can rise free!  



call: 310.804.5563

Instagram: @monarchrisingtherapy

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Rachel Coleman, LMFT is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist CA #48782


Stacie Fanelli, LCSW (she/her)

eating disorders, neurodivergence, social justice, anti diet

I have had the pleasure of working with eating disorders in some capacity since I became a therapist. I received my Bachelor’s in social work from Syracuse University and Master’s of Social Work from Rutgers University in 2017 and dabbled in housing case management before heading to Oregon to get my clinical career started. I worked in community mental health in a rural mountain town as an adult outpatient therapist and was driven by gaps in access to care there to put on my social worker hat and volunteer as an outreach coordinator, educator, and recovery mentor through various eating disorder nonprofits. From there, my passion for the work became obvious and I transitioned into primary therapist roles at inpatient, residential, PHP, and IOP levels of care. I understand the challenges of transitioning to more independence and figuring out what exactly a “life worth living” in outpatient looks like. 

In addition to my interpersonal, creative, and skills-based approaches to treatment co-occurring mood disorders and trauma, I have come to incorporate social justice, anti-diet, and Health at Every Size® frameworks into my work over years of learning and evolving from what is and isn’t working. Whatever route I take in therapy, it is always collaborative, and it always prioritizes self-determination, meaning I do not set agendas; I show up to support my clients with their goals. Most recently, I have been exploring the common intersection between eating disorders and neurodivergences like ADHD, autism, and sensory processing disorder, pulling from both my professional and personal experiences to normalize unique needs in recovery around executive functioning and sensory challenges. 

Identity, perfectionism, ambivalence, family dynamics, boundaries, and power are just some of the themes that show up in therapy while processing life stressors and transitions like school or work anxiety and difficult relationships. I have experience with all of these in addition to helping my clients find their voices and align their actions with their values and their families learn to support them in this journey. 

In my down time, I love crafting, reading, and spending time with my two chihuahuas Rosie and Dunkin’, who help me practice the self-care I preach. You can find me on Instagram @edadhd_therapist.

call: 626.838.3406
Instagram: @edadhd_therapist

Stacie's therapy dog, Dunkin

Stacie Fanelli, LCSW is an Licensed Clinical Social Worker #105876

Nesreen Khouraki, RD (she/her)

Registered Dietitian, inclusive nutritionist with all foods fit approach 

I have a passion for helping guide individuals to a healthy relationship with food and the body utilizing an intuitive eating, HAES-aligned, trauma-informed approach. I attended California State University Long Beach for my Bachelors in Nutrition and Dietetics and for my Masters in Nutritional Science. Throughout my career, I have worked in every level of care in eating disorder treatment- inpatient, residential, PHP, IOP, and outpatient private practice. I also have significant experience working with individuals with substance abuse disorder, body dysmorphia, all genders with eating disorders, chronic dieters, emotional eaters, over-exercisers, and the wide range of disordered eating. I have also had the privilege of lecturing at CSU Long Beach, my alma mater, for several years teaching introductory nutrition and giving back to the school and community that gave me so much.

Eating is one of the most fundamental acts of self-care; when there are disruptions in the ability to care for ourselves, it ripples through our daily life and impacts our ability to connect with others and ourselves. You do not deserve to suffer from the chaos and anxiety of a disordered relationship with food and your body, and there are ways to find healing and freedom.


I utilize an individualized approach to build skills to navigate a life free of the toxicity of perfectionism, negative self-talk, and disconnection from the self by practicing an all-foods-fit, intuitive eating, HAES-aligned approach to recovery. Rediscover joy and peace with food, movement, and your body. Our relationship with food and body never looks the same for any individuals, and so the chaos we can experience is unique as well. I have clinical experience in working with clients whose experiences may feel overlooked, such as individuals with neurodivergence, in the LGBTQ community, and from a variety of ethnicities and cultures. I strive to acknowledge the incorporate your lived experiences and tailor treatment while navigating individualized needs and triggers.

I discovered the field of nutrition through my love of cooking, and in my free time I'm often cooking, managing my zoo at home (two dogs, one cat, and a parrot!), hiking, and trying to stay in balance in a world that functions in contradictions. 

call: 818.921.6472

Nesreen Khouraki, RD is a Registered Dietitian #86036929

Meg McGuire, AMFT (she/her)

eating disorders, recovery coaching, complex family dynamics, substance abuse

I grew up in Houston, Texas and garnered a BBA in Marketing and Consulting at Emory University. I then spent almost a decade working in the fashion industry as a publicist and magazine editor in both New York City and Los Angeles. After going through a season of significant personal change, I longed for a career where I could help others and give back to the mental health space.


In addition to holding a M.A. in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University, I specialize in eating disorder and addiction recovery, complex family systems, perfectionism and low self-worth. My theoretical modalities range from attachment theory to exposure therapy to solution-focused therapy to client-centered therapy, and more. I believe that much can be explored outside of the therapy office, so I also offer recovery coaching to clients who are specifically looking for additional support around their mental health concerns in a real-world setting. This could range from grocery shopping and having supported meals with clients, to going on hikes, to attending 12-step meetings, and to even helping clients overcome their social anxiety via exposure work. 

I treat clients with the warmth, empathy and respect that they deserve. I honor each client's unique lived experience, and I see my clients as whole people rather than a diagnosis. I work collaboratively with clients in an effort to support their needs and initiate personal growth.


My approach is to be authentic, empathetic and non-judgmental so that therapy creates both a warm and welcoming space for my clients. Outside of therapy, I enjoy traveling, needlepointing, fashion, and spending time with my family and pets. 

call: 909.764.0598

Meg McGuire, AMFT is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist #128242

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