Meet the Team
Roy Kimia L.Ac.
Licensed Acupuncturist and Founder of Kimia Wellness
Roy Kimia is a seasoned and licensed acupuncturist and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine, who received his Masters from Emperor's College in Santa Monica, California. He has over a decade of expertise in alternative medicine, and has been treating patients through acupuncture since 2012. Roy trained with world renowned Acupuncturists and Traditional Chinese Medicine masters, and has treated thousands of patients successfully, and with remarkable results. He also gained training at the Roy and Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center, using acupuncture to assist patients with their pain and symptoms.
As an integrative health and wellness practitioner, Roy’s work addresses the Mind/Body connection, combining modalities of Acupuncture, Chinese Medicine, and Energy Healing. Each session begins with an ancient prayer, channeling spiritual energies and incorporating them throughout the treatment.
Roy cares deeply for his patients, generating specific and personal treatment plans, to suit their individual needs. His therapy covers a variety of physical conditions, including chronic/ acute pain, joint pain, and sports injuries, as well as helping treat emotional ailments such as anxiety, depression, addictions, insomnia, digestive disorders, low energy, weight issues and many more.
Roy’s belief is that healing comes from above and his role is as a vessel channeling this therapeutic energy down to his patients, allowing peace, and joyous restoration to permeate them fully, resulting in astonishing healing of the body, mind and soul.
Licensed Acupuncturist, L.Ac.
Mark Franco, L.Ac. is a California board Licensed Acupuncturist and practitioner of Chinese Medicine. With over 20 years experience in both clinical and hospital settings, Mark has treated difficult cases successfully, as well as taught at all of the major Colleges and Universities specializing in Chinese Medicine in the Greater Los Angeles area. During his career, he has been involved at Good Samaritan Hospital, conducting cardiac studies, along with post stroke rehabilitation, pre/post operative care and pain management. In 2010 he helped launch the first U.S. Doctorate program in Complementary Reproductive Medicine, now the most sought after program by acupuncture and Chinese medical practitioners, specializing in infertility and reproductive medicine.
Licensed Acupuncturist, L.Ac., DACM, Dipl.OM, CIAYT
Doctor Karina is a Licensed Acupuncturist, Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Diplomate of Oriental Medicine, and a Yoga therapist. Deeply attuned, compassionate and insightful, Dr. Karina is loved and respected by colleagues, patients and clients for consistently bringing passion and excellence to her work as an integrative physician. A well-rounded practitioner with 15 years experience, she practices truly integrative, natural medicine by combining Functional Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Consciousness Studies and Psychology, Reiki and Yoga Therapy. Specializing in women’s health, gut-brain health and family medicine, Dr. Karina achieves great results by helping people restore their health and align with their heart center to live life fully.
Licensed Acupuncturist, L.Ac.
Anjel Khoubian has been a Board Certified Acupuncturist and Chinese Herbalist in California since 2018, and graduated from the prestigious Dongguk University, in Los Angeles. She specializes in Orthopedics, Pain Management, Women’s Health and Fertility. Anjel Khoubian’s health and enthusiasm makes her patients feel comfortable and secure in her professional care. She focuses on providing her patients with thorough, individualized and comprehensive treatments, healing a variety of specific conditions and symptoms and ailments. More than just treating diseases, she is committed to promoting preventative health, wellness and patient empowerment.
Dr. Anibal Ortiz
Doctor of Chiropractic, D.C.
Dr. Ortiz is experienced in helping pediatric, geriatric and antenatal patients. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the Cleveland Chiropractic College, Los Angeles and has 13 years of experience. Chiropractic is the science of influencing the central nervous system, which controls all the functions throughout the body, in order to allow the body to heal itself. Misalignment in the skeletal system can create an impingement at the nerve root level, which leads to localized pain with stiffness, as well as tension headaches, digestive issues and can radiate aberrant sensations into the upper and lower limbs. A chiropractor can relieve these symptoms, and diagnose other ailments by referring out for an MRI.
Doctor of Chiropractor D.C.
Anat Aronowicz D.C. 200YTT, 300YTT, and DNSP, is a Chiropractor, Yoga Instructor, and Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization Practitioner. She focuses on re-establishing healthy joint motion throughout the body while neutralizing dural tension. Since dura is the connective tissue which covers the brain, spinal cord, and becomes similar tissue covering each nerve, it is important to “release it” when it becomes tight or torqued through trauma. Once appropriate joint motion and dural tension is achieved (through chiropractic adjusting, osteopathic manipulation and sacral-occipital technique), Anat teaches clients Yoga and DNS sequences to find and maintain optimal posture, balance and coordinated movement on their own.
Psychotherapist MS, SEP, LPCC (#6632)
Dovid is a licensed mind-body Psychotherapist and combines talk therapy, mindfulness, Craniosacral Therapy and Somatic Experiencing to help clients achieve powerful breakthroughs with emotional healing and physical health. Clients who are struggling to resolve childhood traumas as well as challenges with anxiety, depression, chronic stress, addiction, vulnerability and relationships, fibromyalgia and other chronic health syndromes, can truly benefit from his work. As a holistic psychotherapist, Dovid helps his clients process the content of their stories and release the traumas that their bodies are carrying, to finally feel grounded, safe, and at peace in their bodies, thus improving their focus, energy levels, digestion and all levels of well-being.
Medical Massage Therapist
Lilian Johnston is an intuitive healer and Medical massage therapist specializing in general massage therapy, physiotherapy,therapeutic bodywork, rehabilitative bodywork, pre/post natal,sports therapy and lymphatic drainage massage (post cancer/lymph node removal), massage to aid in digestion and elimination and more. She Taylors treatments specific to the patients needs.She has a passion for rehabilitative body work. She loves being part of a patients healing and well being. Massage therapy has many benefits from relaxation to correcting and rehabilitating injuries, ailments among many other benefits.
Certified Massage and Functional Movement Therapist
Daniel Kozhebrodsky graduated from CSUN, with a Bachelors in Kinesiology, where he trained and mentored under strength and conditioning coaches, Olympic trainers and physical therapists. He has taken courses in physical therapy, functional movement, proper bio-mechanics and kinesthetic movement and is a Movement Assessment Specialist. Daniel recently graduated from the Advanced Professional Massage Program, at the Southern California Health Institute. He has years of experience at Physical therapy Centers, Chiropractic offices and hospitals, aiding the wellness of those trying to return to everyday life. He is well versed in Gua Sha/ IASTM, Kinesiotaping, cupping, and Myofascial release and stretch.
Advanced Professional Medical Massage Therapist
Andrea is a dedicated and outgoing Massage Therapist who graduated with the Alpha Beta Kappa Honor Society, a Sigma Gamma Chapter Member and on GPA Honor Roll. Her specialties are Swedish massage, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, she is also exceptional with shoulder and hip girdle issues and pain during pregnancy. She is committed to helping others improve their health and well-being through the healing touch, and to bringing her patients the maximum benefit in every massage, achieving physical relaxation, Improved circulation, improved flexibility and range of motion, relief for tight muscles and knots, as well as other aches and pains.
Licensed Massage Therapist
With ten years of clinical bodywork experience, Audrey uses Manual Therapy, Lymphatic Drainage and Traditional Chinese Medicine theory in her treatments to support the organs in charge of detox, digestion and reproductive health. Her treatments help resolve gastrointestinal syndromes and bring balance to the organs of reproduction. Her massage and bodywork techniques treat chronic or acute pain syndromes such as arthritis, carpal tunnel, whiplash or muscle injury. Audrey is dedicated to her patients, creating treatments for their specific needs, and promoting their progress to recovery and wellbeing.
Certified Massage Therapist
Rori Montali is a fitness and wellness professional with over 18 years of experience. With a background in Meditation, Breath-work, Yoga, Personal Training, Pilates, Massage Therapy and various healing modalities, including Reiki, and CranialSacral Therapy specializing in TMJ. She helps men and women attain a deeper connection with themselves and aims to inspire their commitment to long term health and fitness goals, from the inside out. As an Ironman Triathlete using a holistic approach, Rori developed an innovative training program that led her to be a featured athlete in Martha Stewart’s Body + Soul Magazine, be a class instructor on FIT TV, and pioneer the use of Yin Yoga in the NFL circuit training class.
Personal Trainer, Pilates Instructor
Harold Fletcher is a classically trained and certified Pilates instructor, as well as a NASM, ASFA certified personal trainer, with over 25 years of experience. Specializing in functional and corrective training techniques, he’s been teaching and training with companies such as: Equinox, Crunch, 24 Hr Fitness, as well as several boutique gyms with chiropractic services and physical therapy patients. With experience, he has come to realize that there’s more than just being fit, overall wellness is the goal and key to a physically, mentally, and emotionally balanced life. He has a passion for his work, and is always evolving to bring the best to those that he works with.
Certified Personal Trainer
Alie is a Transformational Coach for Fitness, Nutrition, Mindset and Health. She achieved her BA from Smith College with a major in Psychology. She is also a NASM and AAAI Certified Personal Trainer, with additional certifications in Corrective Exercise, Precision Nutrition, Pre/Post Natal, TRX, Kettlebells and Zumba. Alie specializes in strengthening and conditioning, weight loss, nutrition, injury rehabilitation, and exercise foundations. She combines her understanding of psychology and stress management, with her knowledge of the body, to create fitness sessions which are both fun and functional, in an upbeat and positive environment.
Certified Personal Trainer
Dalel is a professional athlete and trained dancer, and holds a certificate from ISSA (International Sports Sciences Association) as a Personal Trainer. She is a true believer in living a balanced life through physical practice, mental focus, and nutrition. Dalel trains in many physical practices, and has developed her own training method entitled “Body Connect” which utilizes dance, martial arts, and traditional training disciplines. Achieving an adequate and correct fusion of movement, to create fun and efficient training, “Body Connect” was developed for all body types including high performance athletes, professional dancers, models, celebrities, pre/ post natal women, mature trainees, and young adults.
Sports Licensed Massage Therapist, CPT and Fascial Stretch Therapist
Kristen is a Licensed Massage Therapist and Fascial Stretch Therapist who specializes in athletic performance and injuries. Throughout her athletic career as a professional dancer, and stunt actor in Hollywood films, Kristen sustained many injuries. In the world of sports and dance, injuries are almost second nature. Prolonged injuries in an athletic career, however, can hinder performance at an older age. This prompted Kristen to get into the world of wellness and rehabilitation for the sake of health and healing. She understood that as an athlete, it is incredibly beneficial to have a strong bond with one's body and be in-tune with it, in order to optimize performance.
Certified Fitness Coach
Miriam Gersht grew up in Israel, and moved to LA to pursue her love for fitness and health. She is a certified Personal Trainer who graduated from Wingate Institute of Israel, and has since continued educating, and encouraging women to improve their health and fitness. She believes in a holistic approach to wellness and connects her fitness routine with clean eating and the nourishment of the mind, body and soul. Miriam is dedicated to guiding people towards their best selves, her FIT program can help you increase your fitness and strength, whether you are a beginner, or ready for a challenge.
Julie started her Pilates practice more than 10 years ago, following the birth of her son. Learning how to move from an engaged core and release out of the joints proved to be an effective and transformative process. More than just an exercise regimen, Pilates offers a blueprint for healthy & nutritious movement. Whether you’re slinging babies, guitars, or sitting at a desk all day, Julie can educate you on how to handle the physical rigors of your daily routine. You will build strength, define tone and improve flexibility. Says Julie, “I’m excited about working at Kimia Wellness where all the practitioners share a common desire to help individuals achieve optimal physical and mental well-being".
Certified Yoga Instructor
Mashi Cohen, is a yoga instructor, with the Registered Yoga Teacher- 200 hour certification, who uses the holistic practice and poses of yoga to bring healing and wellness to the mind, body, and spirit. Aside from being a great physical exercise, the yoga practice combines strength with flexibility, and power with grace. Mashi has helped many to heal injuries, achieve sharper focus, improve flexibility, lose weight, and overcome eating disorders. Mashi’s unique style and approach to holistic health will transform your body, mind, and spirit. She specializes in one-on-one sessions for both new and experienced yogis, and gives group classes as well. Come as you are, leave in better spirits!
Certified Personal Trainer, Yoga Instructor and Nutritionist
Dini is a pro-runner athlete, Personal Trainer, Yoga instructor and Nutritionist. Her survival of a near fatal injury and willing herself back to life, has proven her ability to overcome the impossible and inspired her to leave her career as an attorney and help others heal. By rehabilitating her own injury, Dini developed an entirely unique, multi-faceted approach to health, fitness, and nutrition, called "Healing n' Motion". This method allows the mind and body, broken and traumatized, to function again. She specializes in healing body trauma, with methods that reduce or balance weight, reduce anxiety and stress, and improve muscular strength, endurance, flexibility, postural alignment, circulation, digestion, hormonal balance, respiration, immune function and much more.
Registered Dietitian, M.S.
Dori Zerlin is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist with a Masters degree in Nutrition. Dori has a passion for helping her clients achieve optimal health through nutrition education, and teaches them how to have a healthy relationship with their food, body, and mind. She understands that there is no "one diet” or “quick fix” that works for everyone, and provides her clients with individualized one-on-one nutritional advice and steps to meet their unique health and dietary goals with a mindful and holistic approach. Dori specializes in Bariatrics, vegan/plant based diets, and Eating Disorders and a variety of health conditions including Hypercholesterolemia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, PCOS, and more.
Energy Healer, Spiritual Life Coach
Benson (Bentzion) Simmonds is a master energy healer who uses ancient Jewish mystical techniques to send healing energy through his thoughts, hands and voice to clients in person and on the phone. His clients experience increased love, abundance, well-being and confidence, and inspiration to manifest their divine destinies. Bentzion studied and apprenticed with master energy healer Bentzion Bar Ami from Israel. He also studied Jewish mysticism, meditation and spiritual life coaching for 20 years, and is the author of Soular Power – Unlocking the Eight Gates to Joy and Abundance. He helps clients heal from migraines, chronic illnesses and pain, as well as anxiety, stress, and emotional trauma, giving his clients weekly spiritual "homework" and individualized programs.
Michal T. Margolese, is a Certified Hypnotherapist. She helps clients let go of negative thought patterns and life scripts they’ve carried, often since childhood. Michal encourages people to discover their passion, overcome any obstacles standing in their way, and develop life-long strategies for personal and professional success. She works fast. Her sessions are intense and in-depth, getting to the core of the real problem quickly. Her technique is solution focused – it’s all about enrichment whether it's their career or relationships, achieving personal growth or learning tools for relaxation, coping skills, overcoming unhealthy habits, women's issues and more.
Hypnotherapist C.Ht. NLP and Life Coach
Adee Azrad is a Certified Hypnotherapist and Life Coach, whose lifelong journey as a healer led her to the creation of a unique formula of recorded Hypnotherapy messages. These messages utilize NLP techniques, guided relaxation and binaural beats to enter your subconscious mind and release old limiting beliefs, fears, anxiety, disease, and emotions that no longer serve you. Once these “blocks“ are removed, she plants new beliefs of empowerment, good health, love, and success. After a session with Adee, you will receive the Hypnotherapy recording to listen to for thirty days straight, in order to reprogram your mind. Every session will target different goals, and will include a different unique recording.
Elena is a Clinical Hypnotherapist, C.Ht, Certified Past Life Regression Therapist, and Member of AHA. She has been learning from Efim Svirsky for over seven years, a therapist and educator from Jerusalem, who has developed a unique form of Jewish Spiritual Therapy that gives people real tools to feel the presence of our Creator and enjoy more meaningful, joyful and productive lives. Jewish Spiritual Therapy blends Judaism’s 3,300 year-old wisdom with modern psychological tools. Using a combination of therapeutic techniques, including deep relaxation, visualization, regression, gestalt, transactional analysis and inner child therapy, Jewish Spiritual Therapy will help you uncover your life’s purpose and rid yourself of the emotional blocks that prevent you from living life to its fullest.