Ray Santamaria M.A., LMFT
Chief Operating Officer
An ownership team like Applied does not exist in the Los Angeles continuum of dual diagnosis, insurance-based care. This is an amazing partnership between seasoned, clinical professionals that have been collaborating with each other for years. We all have proven track records that exhibit our skills, success, and most of all, our integrity. My commitment to this venture is rooted in the empathy, passion, and ethical standards of all individuals involved.
Ray Santamaria is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 15 years of experience in the field of addiction. Ray received his Bachelors Degree in Communications & Media Management from Loyola Marymount University. Ray spent 15 years as a professional in the music industry before receiving his Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. He brings his extensive knowledge of the entertainment industry, along with its trials and tribulations, to his work with entertainment executives, musicians, actors, and creative professionals.
Ray’s clinical training has included extensive experience in residential dual diagnosis treatment. He has worked as a primary therapist at Promises West Los Angeles and also held the position of Outpatient Coordinator. He was able to utilize his recovery experience at the Salvation Army’s The Way In residential youth program, treating high-risk foster teens. Ray was the Treatment Coordinator for UCLA directed Summit Centers Malibu where he was a member of the founding treatment team. He then took his experience creating curriculum and program structure to Clearview Treatment Programs where he assisted in the development of their unique Extended Care program in the position of Treatment Coordinator. Ray spent 5 years at Clearview Residential, four of those years as the Clinical Director of residential services. In this capacity he assisted in the development of the 30-day Primary Care program and the Transitional Living program for women. Ray provided addiction consultation to the Clearview Women’s Center, a psychiatric program designed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder and trauma.
Ray’s experience also includes advance training with Pia Mellody and her Post Induction Therapy model (PIT), the Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM), EMDR, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
In October 2009, Ray founded One to One Treatment, a fully individualized and customized intensive outpatient for dual diagnosis and mental health.
Ray brings years of administration experience, business acumen, and clinical application to the Applied LA team.