Dr. Sara Bodner is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adults in California, Florida and Illinois. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializein bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and schizophreniaSara’s philosophy of care is centered around her personal view of mental health being like a seesaw. She believes that a psychiatrist must improve things enough so that the balance shifts the patient’s mood, psyche and cognition from going down to going up. When that shift occurs, the patient can better help themselves through therapy, exercise and behavioral interventions. 

Sara had a relative who had a mental health problem which left an impression on her and lead her to a career in mental and behavioral health care. 

Sara used to work in cancer research and did some of the early research on tumor suppressor genes. In addition to being a psychiatrist, she has three board certifications in pathology. Sara trained in psychiatry at Yale, where her father is an alumnus 

“Im a man of principle and the principal principle is flexibility. –  Sam Ervin 

Reynald Omega is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering services to adolescent and adult residents in California, Florida and New JerseyHe has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in bipolar disorders, mood disorders, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, substance use, dependence and addictionIn his practice, Reynald uses a holistic approach centered around the belief that stronger mind will lead to a stronger body. 

Reynald’s interest in mental and behavioral health care came naturally; he has always wanted to help people live a better life. He helps individuals overcome life challenges through resilience building. 

Reynald is a foreign physician graduate, speaks four languages and loves technology. 

Mental health is as just important as physical health.”  

Lorna Hassard is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescent and adult residents in California. She has numerous clinical interests; however, she specializes in anxiety disorders, life transitions, grief counseling, trauma and abuse and wellness and health promotion. In her practice, Lorna’s philosophy of care is built around the belief that helping people learn more about themselves and their abilities and strengths can lead to positive life changes. She enjoys helping others find their personal source of empowerment. 

Lorna believes that in a sense the world has gotten smaller and that many get overwhelmed with information and struggle through daily challenges. Lorna chose a career in social work to help others find a way to rediscover fun and enjoy daily life. 

Lorna has raised four children to adulthood. She enjoys learning new hobbies and has happily and successfully changed careers mid-life. 

“Your greatest self has been waiting your whole life; don’t make it wait any longer.” – Dr. Steve Maraboli 

Dr. Gurtej Mann is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adolescent and adult residents in California and Michigan. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, his specializations are adult psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorders 

Stephen Herman is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in California and New York. He has a vast array of clinical interests; however, his specializations are child and adolescent psychiatry, adult psychiatry, mood disorders, parenting and play therapy. In his practice, Stephen believes in providing compassionate, exemplary and skillful care, maintaining the highest ethics of his profession. 

Stephen’s interest in mental health care comes from having always worked with children; he started out as a pediatrician and practiced for several years. Stephen loves to listen to all kinds of music, especially classical and folk. He used to have a radio show in New York for medical consumers. Additionally, he is board certified in forensic psychiatry and writer on forensics and children for the Newsletter of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 

“Money may be the husk of many things, but not the kernel. It brings you food, but not appetite; medicine, but not health; acquaintances, but not friends; servants, but not loyalty; days of joy, but not peace or happiness.” -Henrik Ibsen

Eva Hill is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in California, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Maryland. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are stress management, mood disorders, grief counseling, relationships and effective communication. In her practice, Eva’s philosophy of care is centered around the belief that compassion and wisdom are core aspects of being human. She believes that therapy helps us connect to our natural strengths and develop the skillfulness we need to live more peacefully with our minds, and with the people around us.

Eva’s interest in mental and behavioral health developed while working on healing herself. Through her experience, she gained confidence that others too could benefit from getting the help they need to lead empowered, purposeful lives.

Eva has had a long-term interest and practice in meditation, counseled Peace Corps volunteers in Nepal and taught English in China.

“These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.” – Rumi

Clinician Gender Identity: Female

Clinician Racial/Ethnic Identity: White

Language(s): English

Treatment Age Range: 18+

Treatment Modalities:

Coaching
Cognitive Behavioral (CBT)-focused
Culturally Sensitive
Dialectical (DBT)-certified
Eclectic
Existential
Exposure Response Prevention
Interpersonal
Motivational Interviewing
Multicultural
Person-Centered
Relational
Solution Focused Brief (SFBT)
Strength-Based

Dr. Monica Nichols is a California native and board-certified psychiatrist. Dr. Nichols provides psychiatric services to individuals residing in California and Washington who are aged five and up. Clinical interests and specialization includes child and adolescent psychiatry, cognitive behavioral therapy, mood disorders (depression and bipolar), anxiety disorders and psychotic disorders (schizophrenia and schizoaffective). Dr. Nichols prefers to take a holistic approach to treatment. She does not see medication as the complete answer to mental health issues, but as a piece of the puzzle. Dr. Nichols also seeks to address behavioral issues that are affecting her patients’ mental health.

During her education and training, she found mental and behavioral health issues more interesting and fulfilling to treat, as they have such an impact on quality of life. She likes the challenge of seeing each patient as an individual, as every patient with the same diagnosis has a different story and set of circumstances. Dr. Nichols enjoys theater and loves to travel. In addition to visiting 25 different states and over 15 different countries, Dr. Nichols has worked in various settings including community clinics, private practice, jails and prisons.

Prescribes Medication: Yes

Age Range: 5+

Specialties: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psycho-pharmacology, Post-Partum Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ADHD (child and adolescent), Attachment Disorder, Autism spectrum disorders (adult), Autism spectrum disorders (child and adolescent), Child and Adolescent Therapy, Developmental Disability, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Trauma and Abuse

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