Jennifer Teutscher MS, LMFTExecutive Director
Stacy Korfist LMFT, CEDS-SClinical Director
Jennifer Mitzel MA, LMFTLong Beach Outpatient Program Director
Nnenna Abaeze DNP, RN, FNP-C, CNL, PHNNurse Practitioner
Kristin Nason BS, LDN, RDNDirector of Nutrition Services
Sonni GiudicessiAdmissions Coordinator
Lauren GreenageBusiness Manager
Emily Andersen MA, AMFT, APCCOC Outpatient Program Director
Jennifer Teutscher MS, LMFT
Jennifer graduated from California State University, Fullerton with a Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology. Jennifer has been supporting clients through their journey to recovery at Shoreline Treatment Center for over 10 years. She has been instrumental in the expansion of Shoreline, which has led to providing care to more individuals struggling with this vicious disorder. As Executive Director, she aims to ensure that all Shoreline clients receive individualized, compassionate care in a safe and supportive environment. In addition to her work at Shoreline, Jennifer aims to increase eating disorder awareness and encourage collaboration among professionals through her role as the Chapter President for the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Orange County Chapter.
Stacy Korfist LMFT, CEDS-S
Stacy comes to Shoreline with over 20 years of experience working in the behavioral health and eating disorder field. Stacy is a Certified Eating Disorder Specialist (CEDS-S) and Approved Supervisor through the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). She is passionate about integrating wellness, experiential and trauma-informed elements within treatment.
She received her Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology from Loyola Marymount University and her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Arizona State University.
Stacy has received diverse and advanced training alongside several highly respected thought leaders in the field. These include Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Interpersonal Neurobiology, Family-Based Treatment, Attachment Mastery Program, The Body Positive, Brené Brown’s shame resiliency, Psychobiological Couples Therapy (PACT), ADHD Parent Educator and is a Certified Multiple Addiction
Therapist (CMAT). Stacy is known for her ability to integrate cutting-edge therapeutic interventions within the highly complex pursuit of eating disorder recovery.
Stacy operates from a strengths-based and interpersonal approach and values connection, community, and compassion when working within a team. This carries over to working with our clients, families, and loved ones. Eating disorders create isolation and disconnection, but we can heal in relationship, connection, and shared hope.
Jennifer Mitzel MA, LMFT
Jennifer is passionate about helping to get to the root of problems so change can occur. She believes in giving actionable tools that can be used to help achieve goals. Jennifer is passionate about what she does and believes there is no single approach that is right for every individual or family, and so she is trained in a range of therapeutic modalities. Understanding the complexities of an individual from a systemic perspective, Jennifer is committed to giving you the best possible treatment to reach your goals. She provides a safe, nonjudgmental space to explore, process, and create new ideas and behaviors. This allows for the opportunity to identify strengths and develop resources tailored to an individual’s personal life and situation. Jennifer strives to be responsive to needs to provide the best care possible. She has personally seen the positive effects therapy has had on individuals and families in her life and has developed a deep respect and passion to provide services for those in need. Recovery is a personal process and journey, and she is honored to be a part of that work. Jennifer Mitzel received her BA in Psychology from the University of Las Vegas, NV, and her MA in Marriage and Family Therapy from Northcentral University and graduated Magna Cum Laude.
Nnenna Abaeze DNP, RN, FNP-C, CNL, PHN
As the Family Nurse Practitioner for Shoreline, Dr. Abaeze incorporates evidenced-based practice with a holistic approach. With over 5 years of experience in behavioral health, maternal health, and primary care practice, her goals include improving healthcare inequities through continued education, public awareness of disparities, and nursing excellence. Dr. Abaeze is a board-certified Nurse Practitioner with a Doctorate of Nursing Practice and Masters of Nursing Science both from the University of San Francisco. She obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Health Policy and Sociology from the University of California Irvine. In addition to Family Nurse Practitioner certification, Dr. Abaeze is also certified in Clinical Nurse Leadership and will be completing a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner certification by the summer of 2021. Throughout her service as a Clinician, Dr. Abaeze has remained passionate about uniquely connecting with patients and their families and always prioritizes their care, physical and psychological safety. She aims to treat the whole patient by creating obtainable goals set for and by them. She values teamwork and believes that with the fierce collaboration of her team members, each patient’s personal goals can be achieved.
Kristin Nason BS, LDN, RDN
Kristin graduated from California State University, Long Beach with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics. She then went on to Oakwood University of Alabama to finish her higher education, complete her Dietetic Internship, and obtain licensure as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist. Kristin has been working at Shoreline Treatment Center for 1 year as the Director of Nutrition Services and as one of our Registered Dietitians. Kristin provides individual and group support to our clients by evaluating their individual needs and striving to help our clients obtain optimal health through food and nutrition. Kristin believes in Intuitive Eating practices, and health at every size. Kristin works diligently with clients and their families to create a safe space to eat in the program, and at home. As the Director of Nutrition Services, she ensures that we educate and support our clients about nutrition, joyful movement, and works to help clients develop a positive relationship with food and their bodies. Kristin is a member of IFEDD, iaedp Orange County Chapter, and the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Sonni received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The University of Iowa. After years of working in the political field in Iowa, she decided to move to California and transition to healthcare. Sonni joined Shoreline 3 years ago in the clinical outreach role and has recently shifted over to admissions. Sonni has a strong passion for helping individuals and their families find their way to recovery here at Shoreline and is honored to serve in this role. In her free time, she enjoys body surfing, yoga, and playing with her dog, Dr. Pepper.
As the business manager for over 8 years, Lauren has been an integral part of the expansion and inner workings of Shoreline. After acquiring a degree in criminal justice while living in Arizona, Lauren moved back to California to pursue a career in Healthcare Administration. She brings over 20 years of administrative expertise and business management experience to Shoreline. Over the past few years, she has had a hand in many different aspects of administration including but not limited to network contracting and negotiation, human resources, payroll, accounts payable, collections, and a myriad of other duties. Her goal is to make sure that the wheels of the Shoreline bus keep turning and that everything runs as smoothly as possible for both staff and clients. Everyone at Shoreline knows that if they have a problem, they can come to her for support and or a resolution to their issue. In Lauren’s time off, she enjoys baking, playing fetch with her dog, and battling all her friends in trivia games.
Emily Andersen MA, AMFT, APCC
Emily Andersen is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT) and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC). She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Texas A&MM University and graduated with her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University.
Emily has experience working with clients struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, trauma, and dual diagnoses and is especially passionate about working with clients with eating disorders. She integrates the use of a Health at Every Size, Anti-Diet, Fat Activism, and Intuitive Eating into her therapeutic approach with clients and uses a strengths-based, client-centered approach.
Emily believes that each client is unique and therefore will have different needs in therapy and likes to pull from multiple therapy modalities including psychodynamic/psychoanalytic and internal family systems (IFS).