Founded by a doctor with a vision for better health care, and a patient looking for a cure. We started CURE to offer a new approach to medical care that includes technology and lifestyle experts to help optimize your health and happiness. We have found direct access, in real time, to our expert staff is a vital link to peak health. With decades of experience caring for our clientele in Malibu, we have developed our memberships to be cutting edge, integrating care for internal and external organ systems for the most comprehensive path to total health. As a member, you will receive face to face advice and care from physicians, nutritionists, therapists, trainers, cosmetic nurses, hair stylists and colorists, estheticians, and massage therapists.
MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Lisa Benya, D.O.
Dr. Lisa Benya is a board-certified internal medicine physician practicing in Malibu, California. She is currently acting medical director of CURE, a complete wellness center in Malibu that she co-founded in 2008.
Dr. Benya journey started at Boston University, where she majored in Biology and achieved highest honors graduating Magna Cum Laude and earning membership into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. She received her medical degree from Ohio University and went on to do her residency training within The Cleveland Clinic Health Systems where she served as chief resident her final year.
In 2000, Benya joined the Malibu community. She started Malibu Medical which served as her first primary care office. Benya quickly became the go-to physician for Malibu and the surrounding communities, developing cutting edge programs to help keep her prestigious clients in peak performance. As the demand for her services continued, she expanded her clinic, and it's offerings and co-founded CURE.....an expansive ocean view wellness center. At CURE, Dr. Benya has gathered masters in all fields of health and beauty all under one roof. Armed with the absolute best in knowledge, experience, products, equipment, and technology, Benya and her team provide complete health and beauty care for the demanding lives of her clients as they travel the world.
CURE and Dr. Benya have been featured in such prestigious publications and media outlets as Variety, Hollywood Reporter, In Style, Forbes, Los Angeles Times, Departures, The Huffington Post, Malibu Magazine, Malibu Times, CBS-TV, Jimmy Kimmel Live, The Real Housewives, and many more.
Dr. Lyn Rowbotham, Ph.D.
Certified Life Coach: Positive Psychology Coaching
The basic premise of positive psychology is that human beings are often, perhaps more often, drawn by the future than they are driven by the past. Seligman and Csikszentmihalyi (2000) define positive psychology as “the scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and all global dimensions of life.”
Research has shown it is possible to help suffering people by building their strengths. In addition, prevention researchers have discovered strengths act as buffers against mental illness. The strengths that represent major strides in prevention include: courage, future mindedness, optimism, faith, work ethic, hope, honesty, perseverance, and the capacity for flow and insight. Positive psychology is concerned with three issues: positive emotions, positive individual traits, and positive institutions. Positive emotions are concerned with being content with one’s past, being happy in the present and having hope for the future. Positive individual traits focus on one’s strengths and virtues. Finally, positive institutions are based on strengths applied to better a community of people.
Positive psychology coaching will help clients identify and build on their strengths, develop a stronger core self, become empowered, resilient, hopeful and more connected to their community of support and growth.
Lyn views all of her clients as unique, creative and capable individuals. Everyone is given unconditional positive regard and she meets them from where they are in life. By using a collaborative, versatile and solution focused approach, Lyn assists clients in developing a life they may have only dreamed about.
Lyn holds a Bachelors degree in Fine Art and Painting, a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology and is in the final stages of completing her PhD in Psychology. For over 13 years Lyn has worked with addiction recovery, stages of life challenges, improving relationships, anger management, stress, finding new meaning and purpose, launching careers, and improving personal and professional growth. Lyn works with young adults, individuals, couples, families, artists, and executives while following the professional ethics and guidelines that are designated by the International Coaching Federation.
Johnathan Gale has revolutionized the hair industry with a never-ending commitment to perfection and beauty while balancing the possibilities of hair color with the maintenance of healthy hair. Now, Johnathan has taken that passion for beautiful hair and created a line of inspirational health and beauty products that are truly transformative.
Years of technical experience, intense creativity and an affinity for the transformative qualities of color and light on hair, are just a few of the reasons why Johnathan Gale has become a master in the art of hair coloring. Johnathan has enjoyed a highly successful career in both the UK and the US that includes high-fashion editorials and the most sought after advertising and celebrity clients. Johnathan is undeniably the go-to colorist to the stars, having worked with notable personalities such as Lady Gaga, Jennifer Garner, Johnny Depp, Nicole Kidman, Brad Pitt, John Travolta, and Charlize Theron.
In addition to being a top colorist to the stars for all of their red carpet events, Johnathan’s most striking achievements have been in film. Devoted to the art of creating perfect hair color, Johnathan invites the challenge of working cinematic themes and parameters of film lighting into his ultimate vision. In the film world, Johnathan not only changes the color of an actor’s hair but he also contributes to the creation of the characters for such luminaries as Claire Danes, Michelle Williams, Diane Keaton, Jennifer Garner, Heath Ledger and Matthew McConaughey. Johnathan is a true professional and teacher who focuses on balancing the possibilities of hair color with the maintenance of healthy hair.
Growing up in the center of London, Johnathan was able to develop his creativity at an early age. He began an apprenticeship at eighteen with famed hair colorist Daniel Galvin, whose salon was the first to put hair color on the industry map. His life was suddenly transformed when given this opportunity. From then on, he sought only to take his newfound craft to higher and more challenging levels. Early in his career, Johnathan began collaborating with famed hairstylist Sam McKnight. His genius for hair was soon discovered by some of the best photographers, including Bruce Weber and Steven Meisel, as well as one of the industry’s best hairstylists, Guido. Meisel and Guido soon began to use Johnathan for Italian Vogue’s most iconic covers. It is this collaboration in particular, which continues to this day, that typifies Johnathan’s commitment to perfection and beauty. Johnathan’s skill and talent soon led to him to the world of television, where he began producing signature styles for the BBC and notably for the legendary Brideshead Revisited Series. An actor/actress couple, Susan George (who played the lead in the film Straw Dogs), and husband Simon McCorkindale (of the television series Falcon Crest), played a pivotal role in Johnathan’s burgeoning career. He was invited by the couple to come to Los Angeles, where he a found wealth of inspiration in California’s golden light. It was in California that he began to explore the mutable nature of light on hair, and it is this intense and lifelong passion that makes Johnathan a colorist in a class all his own.