Board of Directors

Maria Lymberis, M.D.

Dr. Maria T Lymberis is a Clinical and Forensic Psychiatrist. She is a Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, Honorary. Dr. Lymberis is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both Psychiatry and Child/Adolescent psychiatry. Additionally, she is a graduate psychoanalyst of the Los Angeles Psychoanalytic Institute, where she taught for over 20 years as a senior faculty. Her practice includes clinical consultations with adults, families, couples, children and adolescents. Dr. Lymberis practices individual psychotherapy as well as integrated psychotherapy with psychopharmacology.

Carole Bender, LCSW, J.D.

Carole Bender is the Director at the UCLA Center on Child Welfare. She is linking research to practice; currently supporting development of a longitudinal study following youth in the EASE-IN (early start to emancipation) program.

Debra Lindell, LMFT

Debra Lindell is the founder of Empathic Clinical Software. Empathic is an integrative system focusing on achieving optimal health of our patients, allowing clinicians to focus on health care needs rather than necessary but burdensome administrative tasks. Debra designed Empathic with the intention of reducing the amount of administrative burden while at the same time increasing continuity of care. Empathic means, “I feel your pain.” Her desire was to build a system that actually cared for the caregiver.

Casey Truffo, LMFT

Casey Truffo, MFT is a Therapist/Business Owner/Mentor/Coach to private practitioners on five continents. She is the author of “Be a Wealthy Therapist: Finally You Can Make a Living While Making a Difference” and founder of the International Therapist Leadership Institute. Casey is also the owner/director of a multi-clinician counseling center in Newport Beach.

Casey has created two 6-figure+ businesses and is working on her third business now. Her mission is to teach great clinicians how to increase their impact and income by being the CEO their business needs. This means understanding not only how to attract clients and do great therapy, but how to confidently run a therapy business … managing Business Operations, Cash Flow, Budgeting, Accounts Receivable, Client Conversion, Time Management, Facilities and Technology.

Peter Maves, Ph.D.

Dr. Peter Maves is a licensed Clinical Psychologist, since 1982, and a graduate of the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has done a great deal of work in community mental health and hospitals. He was the Assistant Director of the emergency psychiatric service in Boulder, a Clinical Director of a mental health center; and the Clinical Director of two hospital trauma and dissociative disorder treatment programs. He is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation and the founder of the Rocky Mountain Trauma and Dissociation Society. In addition to dissociative reactions, he also works with more severe anxiety, depression and mood disorders.

J. Scott Young, Ph.D.

Dr. J. Scott Young received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Counseling and Counselor Education from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 1996, and has worked as a professional counselor since 1990. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of North Carolina (LPC #2123) and a National Certified Counselor (NCC #35904). He is currently the Chair of Department of Counseling and Educational Development at the UNCG, and has been seeing clients at Triad Counseling and Clinical Services since 2010.

His areas of specialization include individual, couple, family and group counseling with adults and adolescents.