Our brand new mental health agency is getting off to a great start. Having just received our 501(c)(3) tax exempt determination we have begun to build our team of talented and dedicated clinicians and practitioners. With a strong belief that the well-being of our interns and clinicians is imperative to the quality of treatment, BAIC employs a bottom-up, cooperative like approach to building and running this organization.
Nathan Villarante, LMFT
Nathan Villarante founded Bay Area Integrative Counseling in 2015 out of the desire to address some of the biggest unmet needs in the mental health field for both the community at large and the practitioners that serve them. As a licensed MFT therapist in practice since 2011, Nathan has a background in working with people that are experiencing highly acute mental illness. He takes both a holistic and evidence based approach to treatment, employing CBT, Client Centered, and Mindfulness modalities. In doing so, he procures a new therapy for each new client. He is looking forward to executing the upcoming exciting programs the organization will soon be offering.
Board of Directors
A native of New York City, Lisa holds an MA from the Parsons School of Design. Lisa is passionate and committed to creating a solid platform for social equity and sustainability in businesses and non-profit groups around the world. She is currently a Merchandise Manager at YDesign Group, a reputable e-tailer. In her recent position as a Buyer for ABC Carpet & Home she gained invaluable exposure and appreciation for Mission Market involving connections with indigenous communities, fair trade, sustainability and local designers. The exposure she has had in her career provided her the opportunity to work with and be inspired by proven business leaders and organizations.
Vadim Rosengurt, MAEd
Vadim was born in Odessa, Ukraine and immigrated to the US in 1978 at the age of 3. He grew up in San Francisco with an interest in the natural world of the outdoors. With a BA in Health Science from John F. Kennedy University Vadim followed up with an MBA at JFKU, a graduate degree in education, and a certificate in permaculture from Merritt College. Since the beginning of 2012 Vadim has been working as a nutrition consultant/advocate at the grass roots level, educating people to the idea of optimizing their nutrition protocols. His most recent venture involves the founding of a company called "Nucleus Nutrition", which specializes in defensive nutrition practices and holistic health at the cellular level. His life purpose and mantra is: "Truth, Love and Freedom". He believes that every human being is created to thrive.
Jonathan Wanlass, MA
Jonathan studied psychology as an undergrad and went on to attain his MA in Consciousness & Transformative Studies at John F. Kennedy University. He is a life coach and the creator, founder, and facilitator of the Loosh Dialogue group experience, a way to enhance and deepen interpersonal communication and emotional intimacy.