Brian Jacobs

Brian Jacobs

Brian Jacobs

Breathwork Specialist

Brian Jacobs, MA Counseling Psychology, Pranayama Breath work Facilitator 
Brian has a unique understanding and way of working with people of all ages. He is a very
compassionate, kind and empathetic person and these qualities lie at the core of his work. He
combines a blending of traditional Psychology, with his passion Pranayama Breath Work.  His
work is geared towards assisting people to experience the interwoven connection that exists in,
body, mind and spirit. He received his Masters degree in Counseling Psychology from Loyola
Marymount University, where he developed his fundamental foundation of studying various
perspectives, theories and practices in the field of psychology. He spent several years training at
The Maple Center working with children, adolescents, and adults. In addition, Brian spent some
time volunteering at The Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA where he worked with kids who
had Schizophrenia in a physical therapy milieu. He spent several years volunteering at Vista Del
Mar, where he counseled adolescents at the high school. He recently completed his educational
requirements for his CADAC at Loyola Marymount University and has recently completed the
required hours for licensure.  Brian is currently facilitating Breath Work groups in the field of
Alcohol and Drug recovery. He is also leading adolescent and young adult groups in mental
health facilities, and in meditation centers. Finally, Brian also works in private practice.

Hannah Bonaparte

Hannah Bonaparte

Hannah Bonaparte

Group Facilitator

Hannah Bonaparte is a Group Facilitator at Inneractions and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in private practice in West Los Angeles. Hannah specializes in helping adults of all ages feel better about themselves by learning how to feel better in relationship to others. She holds a Masters in Social Welfare from UCLA and a BFA in Theatre Performance. Hannah believes that person-to-person connection is at the forefront of good mental health and long-term sobriety- and that anyone can learn the skills to have more rewarding relationships. Hannah has worked in addiction and recovery since 2016.

Sarah Jean Vick

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Sarah Jean Vick

Project Manager

Sarah Jean Vick, LMT , CADC ll has been working in treatment for 14 years. Sarah has worked in many facets of the recovery industry from Program Director, to marketing and business development. She has been facilitating individual groups and workshops for the last 7 years at a variety of different RTC’s and therapeutic communities. Sarah views recovery as an integrated process and incorporates many different modalities in her work. She has been trained in variety of therapeutic processes and has a background in the healing arts. Sarah has studied at both traditional and untraditional programs bringing an individualized curriculum to her clients and a practical way for them to access their own personal spiritually.

Nerrissa Hsu

Nerrissa Hsu

Nerrissa Hsu

Breathworks Specialist

Nerrissa Hsu is a Master Integrated Breakthrough Coach, breathwork facilitator, and addiction recovery worker based in Los Angeles with a special focus on trauma-informed, gender- inclusive healing and recovery support. Following a successful career working in the advertising industry as an HR professional, corporate trainer and recruiter, Nerrissa discovered breathwork immediately after committing to her own recovery. She left her first-ever session feeling a new connection with her inner leadership and reminded that there is joy and aliveness ever present, co-mingled with grief and pain – even the most overwhelming forms. Nerrissa knew that she wanted to offer breathwork in her addiction recovery communities in an accessible, trauma-aware way, and she began a regular practice working with individuals and groups of all sizes inside and outside of the recovery space. Nerrissa believes that recovery is an individualistic experience; she offers heart-centered care and believes that her clients are the experts of their own experience.

Joseph Mistrulli

Joseph Mistrulli

Joseph Mistrulli

Case Manager

Hailing in from Long Island, New York, Joe’s personal journey of recovering brought him to California. An alumni of Inneraction’s, and former house manager of Inneractions Sober Living, Joe brings an appreciation for how he got to where he is and his own experience to work.    And his laugh is most contagious.  All of that, coupled with his desire to be of service and obsessive perfectionism, makes Joe a dynamic and engaging compliment to the team.  Having—“Been there.  And, done that!”—he readily identifies and connects with individuals and their loved ones struggling with dependency and addiction.  Joe’s innate ability to put one at ease and provide a sense of comfort and security, ensures a successful and seamless indoctrination into recovery.  A registered alcohol and drug technician, Joe possesses an advanced business degree from Hofstra University, and is currently studying for his CADC.  Joe is also the director of operations and logistics of our sober living residences.     

Whitney Nicholas

Whitney Nicholas

Whitney Nicholas

Case Manager

It’s her intrigue with human behavior, group dynamics and social interaction that makes Whitney such a compelling force. Add to that a Cheshire Grin and hyper-direct style of communication, and you now have one of the most effective Case Managers in the substance abuse treatment field. From assessment and monitoring to the development of life-plans and advocacy, Whitney excels at getting to the crux of a Client’s issue and quickly developing actionable pathways for success.

Possessing a fierce work ethic and insatiable desire to learn, Whitney maintains an advanced degree in Sociology and is inspired by social justice and reform. Not one to shirk from a challenge, nor afraid of getting into the muck, Whitney is an avid dirt biker, outdoorswoman and snowboarder.

Danielle Birrittella, M.F.T.I.

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Danielle Birrittella, M.F.T.I.

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Danielle Birrittella, M.F.T.I.

Group Facilitator

A New England native, Danielle was born on a Hindu ashram to American parents and works from a lens that bridges Eastern philosophy and Western mythologies. As a multidisciplinary artist, she is an avid classical singer, composer, and designer with a particular focus on collaborative engagement with poets, dancers, and visual artists. Danielle’s creative interests explore the transcendent, spiritual function in performance, and the rituals of adornment in design. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Vogue, Elle, InStyle, The Huffington PostOpera NewsC Magazine, and on The Today Show and NPR.

Jessica Fieldman, M.F.T.I.

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Jessica Fieldman, M.F.T.I.

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Jessica Fieldman, M.F.T.I.

Therapist

Jessica is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist who has been working in the Recovery field since switching careers in 2016. She has a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Phillips Graduate University, a Master’s Degree in Business Taxation from the University of Southern California, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

Jessica uses various techniques including Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Client-centered Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She combines humor and empathy to make the clients feel comfortable, allowing them to see their unhealthy behavior patterns and gain the tools and courage to make difficult changes.

Jessica’s approach to addiction is that the drugs and alcohol are just coping mechanisms for underlying pain, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and trauma. By addressing the core, underlying issues together, clients are able to heal, grow, and find satisfying lives that no longer include the use and abuse of substances.

Rachel Kove

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Rachel Kove

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Rachel Kove

Life Coach

Rachel Kove is the CEO and co-owner of Transformational Solutions and an individual and group Coach at Inneractions. For over ten years, Rachel has worked intimately with clients as a trauma-informed life coach, particularly within the fields of addiction, recovery, and personal development. She facilitates motivational groups and workshops that are focused on individuals learning the emotional and practical life skills necessary to face life’s challenges. Rachel’s goal is to empower her clients to transform their relationships to themselves in order to build self-love and a sense of self-sufficiency to accomplish their goals.

Rachel Sillman

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Rachel Sillman

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Rachel Sillman

Associate M.F.T.

Rachel Sillman is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Yoga and Meditation Instructor. She also holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University and has taught meditation classes and workshops at international retreats around the world, including in downtown Los Angeles. Rachel specializes in working with clients in stress reduction, goal creation, and attainment, discovering one’s passion and purpose, and learning how to emotionally regulate the body and nervous system through life’s challenges. Rachel currently runs groups at Inneractions around actualizing one’s goals and aspirations and learning important life skills for navigating many of life’s hardships. In addition, she works with clients 1:1 to help them overcome negative belief systems and move towards leading the life they want to be living.