Thank you for visiting our staff page. The following list of eating disorder recovery staff make up our esteemed team at Marin Vista Health and Wellness Center.
Summer Nipomnick, PhD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PSY24956
Clinical Director, PHP/IOP Eating Disorder Sausalito
Summer Nipomnick, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist who has been involved in the treatment of eating disorders for over a decade. She returns to Marin Vista Health and Wellness Center after completing a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where she was actively engaged in the Body Image Therapy and Research Program. Dr. Nipomnick earned a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy from John F. Kennedy University. She completed her pre-doctoral internship at the University of California Davis Medical Center and received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Graduate University.
Dr. Nipomnick’s experience includes individual, couples, family and group psychotherapy with pediatric, adolescent and adult inpatients and outpatients. She worked as a therapist with the Association of Professionals Treating Eating Disorders in San Francisco, CA where she helped develop and implement a low-fee outpatient therapy clinic for adults and adolescents with eating disorders. Dr. Nipomnick helped launch La Ventana Eating Disorder Programs San Francisco-based partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient treatment programs. She formerly worked at New Dawn Treatment Centers in their intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization and residential treatment programs.
Dr. Nipomnick has extensive training in the eating disorder field, as well as crisis intervention, and work with patients who have co-morbid medical and psychiatric conditions. Her research has focused on psychological control and recovery from anorexia nervosa along with body image and behavioral health interventions and outcomes. She has presented research at national and international conferences and has published articles in these fields. She is a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders and the American Psychological Association.
Theresa Carpinito, PsyD
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PSY26585
Dr. Carpinito received her Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from the Georgia School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University in Atlanta, GA. She completed her pre-doctoral internship and post-doctoral residency at the Student Health and Counseling Center at Portland State University (PSU) in Portland, OR. At PSU she served on the Eating Disorders Treatment Team in addition to working with individuals with a wide range of emotional and relational concerns. Previously, she interned at the Eating Disorders Recovery Center of Athens in Athens, GA where she conducted both individual and group therapy with adolescents and adults. In addition to working with eating disorders, Dr. Carpinito has several years of experience working with diverse populations in both traditional and non-traditional college settings as well as conducting psychological assessments for ADHD and learning disorders.
Dr. Carpinito comes to the field of Psychology after a background in media studies and she is passionate about the role that various media formats may play in body image disturbances and disordered eating behavior. She also has interests in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, and identity concerns. She incorporates CBT, ACT, brief psychodynamic, and mindfulness-based therapy approaches into her work, tailoring treatment to each individual’s unique needs. She aims to create a safe, supportive environment for her clients, focused on cultivating self-compassion and acceptance and helping each individual to recognize and to reach their true potential.
Sylvia Khromina, PsyD
Psychological Assistant, PSB 94021410
Sylvia Khromina, Psy.D. completed her doctorate education in Clinical Psychology at the Wright Institute in Berkeley, CA. Dr. Khromina is deeply passionate about helping people heal from traumas and begin to live fully in the present. Her clinical training has focused on working with individuals who have experienced overwhelming life events or painful relationships and are subsequently faced with depression, anxiety, eating disorders, addictions, relationship difficulties, or low self-esteem.
Dr. Khromina is honored to be completing her post-doctoral fellowship at Marin Vista Health and Wellness Center because she understands the interplay between trauma and the onset of eating disorders. She is also currently working in a private practice in San Francisco, CA. Prior to working at Marin Vista, Dr. Khromina has received training and supervision in trauma-focused treatment methods in a number of settings and has experience helping people at all stages of adulthood. She completed her pre-doctoral internship training at Saint Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. There, she gained an in-depth understanding of the problems faced by young adults and mastered brief treatment modalities. Prior to this, Dr. Khromina worked with individuals 65 and older at The Institute on Aging in San Francisco, CA. At IOA, she learned about the unique needs of older adults of diverse backgrounds. At the Berkeley CBT clinic in Berkeley, CA, Dr. Khromina served adults in the community and underwent extensive training in evidence-based approaches such as CBT, DBT, and ACT. At the Wright Recovery Clinic, Dr. Khromina trained in innovative techniques for helping adults overcome substance abuse issues.
Dr. Khromina’s professional and personal journey has instilled in her a belief that we are all naturally oriented towards growth and healing. Her working style is warm, empathic, and sensitive to each client’s unique experience. Her approach draws from mindfulness, body-oriented interventions, relational work, attachment theory, and depth psychology. Dr. Khromina strongly believes that the therapeutic process works best when it is collaborative and supportive. Therefore, from the very start of her work with clients she focuses on building a safe, trusting, and non-judgmental environment. Dr. Khromina strives to show up authentically in her work and encourages her clients to do the same.
Chenoa Bol, RDN
Chenoa Bol, RDN, grew to appreciate the value of eating healthful meals as a child and this piqued her interest in nutrition and the culinary arts as an adult. Chenoa earned her Bachelor’s of Science degree in Dietetics from the University of California, Berkeley, and completed her Dietetic Internship through San Francisco State University, where she earned her Registered Dietitian Nutritionist certification from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Chenoa also holds a Le Cordon Bleu certificate of Baking and Pastry Arts from the California Culinary Academy in San Francisco.
Chenoa currently works in the areas of lifecycle nutrition and eating disorders, and also holds an adjunct faculty position at San Francisco State University Department of Consumer and Family Studies. She uses her enthusiasm for healthy eating to educate others on quality meals and nutrition practices, and to localize and implement procedures to overcome barriers to health. Chenoa understands the importance of patient-centered care and recognizes that many people have habits and attitudes about food and nutrition that have been enculturated and are difficult to change. She strives to motivate patients and has a keen gauge for the patient’s willingness and capacity for change.
She is a member of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND), the Bay Area Dietetics Association (BADA), as well as the following Dietetic Practice Groups (DPGs): Behavioral Health Nutrition, Nutrition Education for the Public, Women’s Health, and Pediatric Nutrition.
Megan Ennis, BS
Megan Ennis recently graduated from California State University, Chico with a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Food Science. Her options were in Dietetics, and Nutrition and Food Communication with a focus in sports nutrition. From her time running cross country and track in high school, she became aware of the frequency and struggles of eating disorders in young adults. This sparked an interest of pursuing a degree that would allow her to help people overcome eating disorders and establish a healthy relationship with food. She hopes to begin a Dietetic Internship next fall to help reach her goal of becoming a Registered Dietitian.
Matthew Heredia received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry at UC Santa Barbara. During his undergraduate studies, Matthew became very fascinated with public health and health education after taking an introduction course in Nutrition. Because of this interest, he became a peer health educator at his university. He educated fellow students about health and wellness topics through workshops and public events. Following his undergraduate studies, Matthew served two years as an AmeriCorps member. He served his first term as a Nutrition Educator at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and his second term as a Patient Navigator at the Petaluma Health Center in Petaluma, California. He enjoys swimming, hiking, cycling and reading plays during his free time. Matthew is excited about joining Marin Vista Health & Wellness Center as Intake Coordinator and looks forward to assisting others to obtain the treatment that they need.
Stand-Up Paddleboard Yoga Instructor
Leigh Claxton is the founder and owner of OnBoard SUP Yoga. In addition to her many yoga and fitness certifications, she is a stand up paddle PSUPA/ASI/WSUPA certified master instructor and teaches SUP yoga and fitness classes.