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Willa Wellness Team

Meet Our Experts

At Willa Wellness Center, our team of dedicated doctors, therapists, dietitians and nurses are here to support you every step of the way throughout your recovery journey. Our providers always have our

patients’ best interests and wellbeing at heart.

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Dr. Adair Look, MD

Medical Director

Adair Look, MD is a psychiatrist in Sonoma County, California, where her practice reflects the full range of approaches in modern psychiatry. Dr Look attended medical school at the North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, and then completed her Adult Psychiatry training at the Harvard Program of Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. Dr Look trained in the Harvard Eating Disorders Program and was the eating disorders specialist at Harvard University Health Services. She then moved to San Francisco and was on the faculty at California Pacific Medical Center residency program as well as the head of the women’s health program within the Department of Psychiatry. After moving to Sonoma County, Dr. Look expanded the scope of her practice to reflect the full range of approaches in modern psychiatry. She completed a year-long training in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy through The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy in Cambridge, MA and is also certified by The California Institute of Integral studies in Psychedelic Assisted Therapy and Research. Dr Look is also on the faculty for the Center for Mind-Body Medicine and is the Medical Director for Willa Wellness Center.

Dr. Sally Daganzo, MD, CEDS

Program Physician

Dr. Daganzo received her MD from the University of California San Francisco. She is a board-certified internal medicine physician and fellowship trained in primary care psychiatry. She is passionate about serving patients with eating disorders and educating the medical community on the nuances of medical management of these complex conditions. Her unique background in the physical sciences, including teaching undergraduates at UC Berkeley and an advanced degree in physics, allows her to approach patient care with intense intellect, logic, and curiosity. Additionally, she is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist and Certified Life Coach. She enjoys adventuring and learning new things – most recently app development and dog agility. She loves nature, running or hiking with friends and is a wife and mother of 3.

Melanie Larson, MS, RDN

Nutrition Director

Melanie Larson is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist who has been in the field of health and wellness for over 30 years. She grew up in a rural Georgia town where her parents owned restaurants and her grandparents had a 4 acre garden, so she was destined to study food.  She began her journey at the University of Georgia, where she graduated with a BS in Nutrition and Institutional Management, followed by a year-long internship working in the mental health prison system.  Her work in mental health led her to be fascinated by motivation and behavior change, so she enrolled into a Masters program at Sonoma State University, studying Exercise Science and Sport Psychology.  Shortly after graduation, she began a private practice in Marin County practicing nutrition counseling, personal training, and massage therapy. It was there that she realized there was a strong need for support around eating disorders and eating disordered behaviors. In 2004 Melanie became an RDN at Kaiser Permanente in Santa Rosa where she became a member of the eating disorder team, developing a successful outpatient treatment program serving as their dietitian. She felt a strong connection between helping her patients to identify their fears and their potential to recover. Melanie was eventually promoted to Manager of Outpatient Nutrition Services and Health Education.  After 11 years of clinical management, program development, and regional leadership, Melanie decided it was time to go back to her passion and purpose in supporting eating disorder treatment. She connected with Willa Wellness Center and found a connection between patient care and organizational leadership. Her desire is to bring meaningful nutrition programming and behavior change support to those in eating disorder recovery, bridging compassionate support with motivating change in the recovery process.  

Marie McCarty, MA, RDN

Nutrition Counselor

Marie is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist and Certified Lactation Counselor. She completed a double major at San Diego State University receiving a Bachelor’s of Science in Nutrition and a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology. After graduation, Marie worked as an eating disorder counselor at a residential treatment center in San Diego. Thereafter, she completed her dietetic internship with a clinical emphasis at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas. Marie has over 5 years of experience working as a dietitian with California families, providing nutrition counseling, facilitating nutrition groups, developing educational materials, and implementing public health policy. Marie practices nutrition from a non-diet, social justice-oriented, Health at Every Size® (HAES®) lens and believes all bodies deserve dignity, respect, and healing. She is working towards becoming a Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor and is dedicated to the lifelong journey of dismantling diet culture and all systems of oppression to foster a culture where healthy relationships with food and body image are possible for all. Marie was born and raised in California, and outside of work her favorite pastimes include seeing live music, spending time in nature, practicing yoga, community organizing, reading, writing, and spending time with family, friends, her partner and their two cats.

Kalen Wehagen, NDTR

Nutrition Counselor

Kalen has been working in the eating disorder field for over 7 years. She attended Bauman College, the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and her Associate of Sciences degree from Santa Rosa Junior College.  During her internship at Full Heart Eating Disorder Treatment Center, she distinguished herself with her performance and was invited to join their staff. She continued with Full Heart until its closing. Kalen currently has a private practice working with individuals with disordered eating, and regularly provides inspiration on Instagram through her internet journal “Healing Relationships with Food." She loves helping individuals tune into themselves and unfold and transform their relationship with food - helping create a new perspective on nourishment and their unique body. Kalen has a full life with the love of cooking, creating recipes, writing, caring for her two boys and their father, two fur babies, nature, and “finding joy in the small things.”

ASHLY THOMPSON

Founder, CEO

Ashly founded Willa Wellness Center in the summer of 2022, after years of seeing and experiencing the impacts of little eating disorder treatment options in the North San Francisco Bay Area. Willa Wellness Center was created to bring comprehensive care to the outpatient level, with each provider on staff and on-site, working together as one cohesive team. She’s been dedicated to the field of behavioral health for over a decade with a special interest in ED, partly due to her own personal history. Ashly enjoys spending time with family and lives with her husband and two children in Sonoma County, CA.

CARRIE BROPHY, RN
Registered Nurse 
Carrie Brophy is a Registered Nurse who received her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing from San Jose State University in 1998. She has been practicing in the medical field for over 25 years. Through her many years as a pediatric nurse, Carrie has become quite passionate and dedicated to wanting to help the eating disorder population. Carrie feels strongly that these individuals deserve more treatment options than seem to be available to them. Carrie lives in Sonoma along with her husband, 6 children, and two dogs. In her free time, she enjoys teaching CPR in her community, providing lactation support to new parents and watching her kids play soccer. 
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JENNY SEDERHOLM, LCSW
Therapist

Jenny is a nurturing, experienced therapist who is committed to doing whatever is needed to help you feel better. Though you may feel lost and the situation seems unbearable, Jenny will hold the suffering alongside you. Together, you can awaken your inherent strengths and abilities so that you live your life with freedom.

Jenny views therapy as a place to take pause from our habituated behaviors, thoughts and emotions to look at what is standing in our way. What old stories are we telling ourselves that are preventing us from navigating our lives with freedom and ease? Through the practice of mindful attention, deep inquiry and laughter, one’s expanded awareness develops at its own pace and an internal peace will increasingly abide.

While she has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker for 14 years, life quieted and expanded for her eleven years ago when she was introduced to the practices that inform Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.

Simultaneously, her attention was drawn to the works of Byron Katie and her testament to the power of inquiry as it relates to all that we think we “know.” She has found this exploration to be fundamental in the path to peace for herself and for the individuals with whom she works.

ERIN BYOUS, LMFT
Therapist

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LAURELEE ROARK, MA, CCHT
Body Image Therapist

Laurelee Roark is Willa Wellness Center's Body Image Therapist, and also holds a private practice in hypnotherapy and body image counseling. She is the co-founder of Beyond Hunger, www.beyond-hunger.org, a nonprofit organization started in 1988. She has facilitated support groups, workshops, and runs a peer education program, training teen girls to do prevention work by lecturing in the schools about intuitive eating, body image and emotional intelligence. She travels and lectures all over the country and has been featured on television, radio, newspaper articles and magazines as a specialist in the field of body image and eating disorders.
Laurelee is the co-author of “Its Not About Food," Putnam, 2008. “It’s Not About Food” is a compassionate, supportive book that can help women break the cycle of bingeing and dieting by going deep within, listening to the wisdom of the body and taking care of the self.  She has also co-authored the book “Over It, a Teens Guide to Getting Beyond the Obsession with Food and Weight," New World Library, 2000.  Specifically for teens, this book explores the behaviors that lead to eating disorders and the cultural, emotional and physical reasons girls obsess about food and weight. She and her business partner, Carol Normandi, developed and published The Body Love Cards, a daily lesson for recovery.
Her newest book, “Your Name Is Edith, A Mother and Daughter Love Story”, is about the generational, family healing which can occur by going through the end of life process with a parent using love, humor, consciousness and compassion. 

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