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Dr. David Bonanno

For decades, I sought treatment for my PTSD. But I didn’t even know that’s what it was! I thought that was just for war veterans and so did all my therapists and doctors, who gave me every diagnosis except the correct one.

I started seeing therapists when I was a kid. They made me talk about the worst moments of my life every week until I couldn’t take it anymore. I have tried SIXTEEN different psych-meds and none of them ever did for me what Cannabis did. Not even close. I did everything I could to get better, but the help didn’t help. Does that sound familiar to you?

I took matters into my own hands. I knew something was wrong with me and I would be damned if I couldn’t figure it out. I studied psychology and got my doctorate. I learned a way of doing therapy that is painless and actually works.

I changed my practice and my life. I became legal and now get the medicine that I need to take care of myself and my family. I have read acres of books and interviewed thousands of people with PTSD.

I understand what you are going through and can help you to understand yourself better than ever. I am not like all the others. I can actually help you.

Dr. Gabriella Ochoa

Dr. Gabby Ochoa Del Gaudio received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in families, children, and couples therapy from CSPP, Los Angeles, California’s largest and oldest school for Psychologists.

Dr. Ochoa’s primary focus for the past 16 years has been in providing high-quality trauma-informed clinical services. Her clinical interests include diagnosing, treating healing complex trauma and dissociative symptoms, including high-risk & impulse-control behaviors by incorporating holistic and integrative strategies to heal the mind and body.

Her clinical experience has focused on both community mental health and academia. She has maintained a strong commitment to strengthening the social-emotional development of persons who have experienced trauma and accompany them in their healing journey. In addition to her clinical work, she has also been actively involved in policy and program development at both the county and state levels.

During the past 15 years she has demonstrated a strong commitment to system-level program change and helped establish a system of care in the Los Angeles Metro area.


Matt Clement (LPC)

As a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) in the State of CT, I have seen first-hand the effect of PTSD on individuals and families. With 13 years of experience as a firefighter/EMT, I have witnessed tragedies that most of the community does not. I have lived with the symptoms of PTSD, being diagnosed myself in 2017. Since that time, as a clinician working for Bonanno Mental Health, I have begun to help others like myself, live a full, healthy, and productive life.

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