Our Staff


Bruce Brodie, Ph.D. provides individual, couples, and family psychotherapy as well as supervision and consultation in Santa Monica. He is a Clinical Supervisor and also  leads the Process Group. He was adjunct faculty at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University for over 20 years. He is the author of Adolescence and Delinquency: an Object Relations Theory Approach and his second book, Object Relations and Intersubjective Theories in the Practice of Psychotherapy. License # PSY6574

Matt Calkins Psy.D., CGP is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Certified Group Psychotherapist. He received his B.A. in Literature from Occidental College in 1996 and taught English in a special education high school prior to receiving his Psy.D. from Alliant International University Los Angeles. Matt completed his clinical training at the Saturday Center, after which he maintained a small private practice while working in community mental health settings. From 2008-2019, Matt worked as Director of Counseling at Occidental College.  Currently, he is in full time private practice in Pasadena where he provides individual and group psychotherapy to adults and teens. License #PSY21783

Judith Davenport, Ph.D., LCSW, Co-Founder of The Saturday Center and Clinical Supervisor. She is a published author on clinical supervision and the impact of environment on women’s roles. For many years, she was the leader of the Case Conference group. Dr. Davenport provides psychotherapy and consultation in her private practice. License # LCS6682

Monica Farassat, Psy.D., LMFT, CGP is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Certified Group Therapist in Santa Monica, CA.  She is The Director of Education at The Saturday Center, supervises interns, and up until recently lead the interns’ process group at the Saturday Center. She formerly served as The Director of Admissions to The Saturday Center for over 15 years. She has special interest and passion for leading groups, and continues her clinical focus in the field of individual, couples and group psychotherapy. For more information visit her website at drmonicafarassat.com. License # MFC24491

Susan Frankel, Ph,D., J.D. received her Ph.D. from the University of Southern California and  is a psychologist and Jungian psychoanalyst with a private practice near Century City. She is one of the Executive Directors at the Saturday Center as well as the Clinical Director.  She has been a clinical supervisor at the Saturday Center for more than ten years.  In her private practice she sees individuals, children, families and couples.  She has presented nationally on “Infant Observation and its impact on Working with Adults”.  Additionally she uses “sandplay” as an adjunct to psychotherapy.  License # PSY14552

Steve Kadel, LMFT, M.A. attended Wittenberg University, received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in psychology from Antioch University, and a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute.  He is a clinical supervisor at The Saturday Center and formerly lead the Process Group. He has supervised interns at both The Maple Counseling Center in Beverly Hills and The Saturday Center in West Los Angeles. He is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Los Angeles.  License # MFC38588

Vanessa Katz, Psy.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Santa Monica and in the Beverly Grove area of Los Angeles. She is one of the Executive Directors at the Saturday Center as well as the Director of Admissions. She works with individuals and couples in psychotherapy as well as supervises interns at the Saturday Center. Her work focuses on treating adults experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship & family issues, parenting difficulties, life transitions, loss and trauma. She is fluent in Spanish. For more information visit her website at www.drvanessakatz.com.  License # PSY22231

Niaz Khani, Psy.D. is a licensed Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Santa Monica and works as a supervising Psychologist at  Los Angeles Pierce College Health Center. Niaz is one of the Executive Directors at the Saturday Center, the Director of Marketing as well as  a Clinical Supervisor.  She practices from a Psychodynamic lens, with a specific focus on Intersubjectivity and offers Individual & Couples therapy with  a special interest in trauma, loss & grief, identity development & life transitions, and relationship struggles. For more information visit her website www.drniazkhani.com. License # PSY23715

Cynthia Speich, Psy.D. has been a clinical supervisor at The Saturday Center since 2005. She treats adolescents, adults, and couples in her private practice in Beverly Hills. Her practice is general, commonly working with individuals struggling with the aftermath of childhood trauma, mood disorders, loss/grief, addiction, eating disorders and relationship issues. License #PSY18015

Daniela Walder, Psy.D. is a  clinical psychologist who is licensed in both California and Virginia. She has been affiliated with the Saturday center for over 20 years, both as a trainee and a supervisor. Currently in private practice, Dr. Walder works with those who struggle with anxiety, mood disorders, life transitions, post traumatic stress disorder, and relationship issues. License #PSY 18072 CA and # 0810005677 VA


Natalie Badawy, M.A., AMFT.,APCC (she/her), is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University Los Angeles specializing in Spirituality and Depth Psychology. She believes at the core of her work that the body has an innate energy towards healing and wholeness. She enjoys working in-person and remotely with couples, individuals, children, and families. Natalie’s psychodynamic approach is rooted in transactional analysis, internal family systems (IFS), intersubjective, and depth psychology theories with a primary purpose of building meaningful safe connection within the body. She believes that renewing a consistent relationship with yourself is essential to healing our communities, and our planet. Her areas of specialty include couples, sexual trauma, grief, coming of age, and personality disorders. Natalie is supervised by Susan Frankel Ph.D., J.D., License #PSY14552

Bram Barouh, AMFT, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. He is long-time meditator and certified Mindfulness teacher who integrates what he knows about buddhism into a western psychodynamic and relational approach. Bram helps individual clients explore their lives, develop a more compassionate and connective relationship to self and others, and deepen their capacity for insight. He specializes in psychodynamic group therapy where he helps clients create better, more meaningful relationships in their lives. Bram is supervised by Niaz Khani, PsyD. License # PSY23715

Elizabeth Francis, AMFT, received her master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in Depth psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Elizabeth’s work focuses on the unconscious material within each client and she welcomes the use of imagery, metaphor, fantasy, and dreams within sessions. It is important to Elizabeth to create a safe container and build trust with her clients while maintaining an environment where clients feel able to truly be themselves and release the tensions of everyday life. Elizabeth has worked with adults, adolescents, families, and couples on issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief, and her research and interests include the bicultural and/or immigrant experience, transgenerational trauma, cultural complexes, and more. Elizabeth is supervised by Cynthia Speich, PsyD. License # PSY18015 

Hilary MacGregor, AMFT, is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, Los Angeles. Hilary received her BA in Philosophy from Wellesley College and her MS in Journalism from Columbia University. She is LGBTQ+ affirmative and a BIPOC ally. She lived in Japan for five years, and worked for the Los Angeles Times for 12. Hilary works using Narrative Therapy techniques combined with psychodynamic and Intersubjective/Relational approaches.  Hilary believes the stories we tell ourselves affect the way we live our lives.  She loves to collaborate with clients to deconstruct power dynamics, explore meaning and values, and co-author richer, deeper, more fulfilling narratives. Hilary is passionate about working with anyone of any age who longs to live a more meaningful life, and especially loves working with creative individuals, couples, and groups. Hilary is supervised by Matthew Calkins, Ph.D. License #PSY21783

Kim Martin, M.A., CATC IV., has a master’s degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Clinical Psychology at Antioch University, Santa Barbara. As a Certified Alcohol and Drug Treatment Counselor, Kim has 9 years of experience working with individuals struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders. She believes that the therapeutic relationship is the catalyst to individual growth and successful therapy. Kim works from a psychodynamic, intersubjective approach and believes in her client’s ability to cultivate a better understanding of their past experiences and the influence of these experiences on their current functioning. Kim is supervised by Bruce Brodie, Ph.D., License # PSY6574