Staff: clinical directors


Laurie Ann Levin, Psy.D.

Founder & CEO
Dr. Laurie Ann Levin's vision for Moonview grew out of her practice mixing traditional psychoanalytic theories with a newer understanding of intuition. Her work has been anchored by a belief in 'soul communion', the expression of one's highest sense of self connected to all other souls, past and present.
Dr. Levin had an earlier career of 25 years in the entertainment business. She lectures on the psychology of creativity and developed a specialty for dealing with the psychological trajectory of personal identity exacerbated by shifting adulation and rejection.
Her other specialties include psycho-oncology, post-traumatic stress, and the psychology of gay, lesbian and sexual identity issues.


Gaetano Vaccaro  Ph.D.

Director of Development & Deputy Clinical Director

Gaetano Vaccaro, PhD, is Director of Program Development and Deputy Clinical Director at Moonview Sanctuary, a psychological treatment center in Santa Monica, California. Dr. Vaccaro received his doctorate at Pacifica Graduate Institute in Jungian Depth Psychology. He was formerly the Manager of Clinical and Behavioral Research at the Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Center, and for eleven years he specialized in HIV/AIDS treatment and education, as well as treatment for sexual compulsivity, addictive behaviors, and mood disorders.
Dr. Vaccaro is a nationally recognized lecturer on addiction recovery, human development and personal growth. He is also a specialist in Institutional & Organizational Psychology and organizational change management.