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About Us

Led by the renowned clinical psychologist Dr. Jenny Yip, we stand as a premier treatment center for anxiety and OCD in Los Angeles.

The Renewed Freedom Center was established in 2008 by Jenny Yip, Psy.D., ABPP to help those suffering from OCD and anxiety disorders by providing the most advanced treatment available.

Our Mission

In patient care, Renewed Freedom Center’s mission is to provide the most effective, state-of-the-art, brief treatment with benefits that last beyond the termination of therapy. Our patients as students learn to master a set of skills to manage their distressing symptoms that interfere with their daily functioning. In order to decrease the discomfort from various sources of anxiety, you’ll learn how errors in your thinking can trigger emotional distress imbalances that often undermines healthy behaviors. Knowledge and understanding gained through our treatment will allow you the ability to identify these negative thinking patterns, evaluate them properly, and adjust faulty thinking to reflect the circumstances around you more accurately.

Consequently, anxiety and discomfort will be significantly reduced, which will improve your overall functioning. In a sense, as in managing diabetes or heart disease, learning to manage and correct our distorted thinking patterns that trigger anxiety and distress is a long-term lifestyle adjustment. Treatment is direct, brief, and focuses on the here-and-now, which usually spans no more than 4-6 months. The success of treatment is dependent upon each patient’s level of motivation and effort. Our role is to educate you and your family as you learn to do the work to reach relief. Ultimately, you’ll be equipped the individual with the necessary skills to defeat anxiety for the long-term. With the tools acquired through treatment, you’ll also be able to apply them to other anxiety-provoking situations and challenges.

We Know OCD & Anxiety Inside-Out

Dr. Yip understands the challenges patients face everyday. Her own struggles and triumph with OCD throughout childhood allows her to fully understand the nuances and obstacles of defeating OCD and anxiety. Working together, her team creatively tailors treatment to your unique needs in order to ensure the most beneficial outcome.

We Specialize in Helping Children & Families

Many children suffer mild to severe levels of anxiety that often develop into more complex conditions in teens and adults when left untreated or misdiagnosed. Not only do anxiety disorders cause children to struggle in school and in making friends, they can disrupt the entire family life.

When a child’s world is governed by severe anxiety disorders, family members often change their usual routines to accommodate the child’s relentless demands. This can leave many family members feeling helpless, frustrated, resentful, and even angry.

At RFC, we teach children tools to help them change unhealthy, anxiety-driven behaviors in order to build confidence and self-reliance. Likewise, we teach family members strategies to be supportive without enabling or completely abandoning the child’s needs. When dynamics within the family system are not addressed, treatment is less productive and results can be limited.

Our Team

Jenny C. Yip, Psy.D., ABPP

Executive Director – Licensed Psychologist (PSY22024)

Dr. Yip is a clinical psychologist, author, speaker, media contributor, and a nationally recognized OCD, anxiety, and parenting expert.

Since childhood, Dr. Yip has fought her own personal battle with OCD. Like so many others, she found herself falling victim to the daily strains that OCD can bring to one’s life. Inspired by her childhood struggles and motivated to helping others overcome theirs, Dr. Yip has dedicated her professional career to treating families and individuals with severe OCD and anxiety disorders.

Ashley Bramhall
Program Director

Ashley Bramhall, M.A.

Ms. Ashley Bramhall is the Program Director at the Renewed Freedom Center where she is directly trained and supervised by Dr. Yip. She earned her Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, and specializes in the treatment of pediatric anxiety, OCD, and related disorders using evidence-based CBT, exposure and response prevention (ERP), and mindfulness techniques.

Being a previous college athlete struggling with performance anxiety and OCD, her areas of focus also include sports psychology in order to help athletes and performers reach their fullest potential while overcoming social/performance anxiety. Ms. Ashley regularly attends and speaks at national conferences on anxiety and OCD to provide the most currently researched and advanced evidence-based practices to her patients and families.

Ashley Bramhall’s clinical services at the Renewed Freedom Center are provided under the license and supervision of Jenny C. Yip, Psy.D., ABPP (PSY22024).

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Director of Training - Licensed Psychologist (PSY 30626)

Jennifer Lynch, Psy.D.

Dr. Jennifer Lynch earned her Doctorate and Master’s degrees in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles campus. She completed her internship and postdoctoral training at Clifford Beers Clinic in New Haven, Connecticut. Upon completing her fellowship, she continued working in their psychology department as a staff psychologist, where she assisted in developing the testing program, conducted autism and psychological assessments, treated patients with a spectrum of disorders, and supervised interns. Prior to her degree in psychology, Dr. Lynch worked as an elementary school teacher for second through fourth grades.

Dr. Lynch trained at the Renewed Freedom Center as a pre-doctoral practicum intern in 2012 – 2013, and has extensive experience treating adults and children diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder and related anxiety disorders. She utilizes a CBT approach, incorporating mindfulness when working with children, adults, and families. In addition, she is credentialed in Evidence-Based Treatments including Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Child Parent Psychotherapy.

Clinical Supervisor - Licensed Psychologist (PSY34871)

Alberto Collazzoni, Ph.D.

Dr. Alberto Collazzoni earned his master’s degree in 2010 and Ph.D. in clinical psychology in 2015 from the University of L’Aquila, Italy. During these years, he had the opportunity to work in both public and private mental health treatment settings. He has also had 4 years of training in cognitive-behavioral therapy from the School of Cognitive Psychotherapy (SPC) in Rome, Italy where he treated adolescents and adults suffering from generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, OCD, and depression. In 2017, he gained further experience as an Assistant Project Scientist at the UCLA Stress Lab. Dr. Collazzoni works primarily from a CBT approach, including cognitive restructuring, mindfulness, and ACT. Due to his passion in treating OCD and anxiety from a cognitive-behavioral approach, he joined RFC in 2018 to complete his fellowship.

Child Development Therapist

Stephanie Wei, B.S

Stephanie Wei earned her B.S. degree in Psychological and Brains Sciences with a minor in Applied Psychology at UC Santa Barbara. Currently, she is pursuing her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. Her passion for working with children stems from tutoring English to young students during her undergraduate years. Stephanie values the wellbeing of her students and worked diligently to ensure that the social and academic environment is welcoming and supportive. As a result of her dedication to nurturing a passion for learning in the classroom, she decided to enter a child-centered helping field. Stephanie is enthusiastic about working with children of varying ages at Little Thinkers Center, and she finds fulfillment in guiding children and watching them grow. She strives to help them reach their greatest potential as they become more academically, socially, and cognitively confident.
Psychological Associate

Melanie English, M.A.

Melanie English is currently completing a Doctor of Psychology in Applied Clinical Psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She earned a Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and has a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of North Carolina. Her clinical work includes crisis counseling with children and adolescents with the Division of Children and Family Services. Prior to that, she facilitated evidence-based treatment programs for the Department of Corrections. She also has experience in private practice, specializing in anxiety and depression. She takes a client-centered, culturally responsive, and trauma-informed approach to mental health and behavioral change. License number PSB94027775. Melanie's services are provided under the license and supervision of Jennifer Lynch, Psy.D. (PSY30626)
Practicum Intern

Oanh (Aimee) Nguyen, M.S.

Oanh (Aimee) Nguyen earned her Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology from the University of La Verne and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of California, Davis. She is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of La Verne.
Oanh has supervised experience working with children, adolescents, adults as well as parents and family. Her previous training experience focused on grief related trauma, depression, anxiety, and other issues. Oanh takes pride in what she does and strives to create a safe environment for clients to learn, express, and work on their goals.

Oanh’s services are provided under the license and supervision of Jennifer Lynch, Psy.D. (PSY30626).

Practicum Intern

Jillian Lowey, M.A.

Jillian Lowey is a second-year PsyD student at Pepperdine University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Duke University and her Master’s degree in Sport and Performance Psychology from the University of Denver. She is a Certified Mental Performance Consultant through the Association of Applied Sport Psychology. Jillian’s clinical experience consists of working with adolescents and young adults experiencing mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, grief, and neurodevelopmental disorders. She is informed in evidence-based treatments, including ACT, CBT, and DBT. She has helped prepare athletes to compete at varsity, club, and international competitions. Additionally, Jillian is an animal lover with experience including her therapy dog as a co-facilitator. She is dedicated to providing cultural humility and identity-affirming care to all clients.

Her services are provided under the license and supervision of Jennifer Lynch, Psy.D. (PSY30626).

Brooke Washington

Community Relations Strategist

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