Nnaemeka “Emeka” Anosike is a licensed nurse practitioner offering services to adults and adolescents in California. He has a variety of clinical interests, however, he specializes in bipolar disorder, mood disorders and ADHD. Emeka became a nurse practitioner because he believes in helping individuals manage and deal with mental and behavioral conditions.
When Emeka is not providing service to his patients, he enjoys traveling and he absolutely loves being on the soccer field!
Ivy Zamora is a female licensed marriage and family therapist offering services to adolescents and adults in California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in mood disorders, coping skills and stress management. In her practice, Ivy’s philosophy of care is person-centered, supportive, and solution-focused.
Ivy’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed when she realized the great need for mental health care providers. She wants to provide support to those who feel they do not have someone in their personal life to be there.
Ivy’s a mother of three boys. She loves Disneyland and has a passion for working with adolescents and teens.
“What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.”
Patricia Riley is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in women’s health, domestic violence, child custody and crisis weight-related issues. In her practice, her philosophy of care is to first and foremost do no harm. In addition, she meets clients where they are in life regarding their current situation and their ability to process information.
Patricia lives in a rural area. She loves animals and has rescued several breeds of dogs. She also loves anything outdoors including gardening, walking, fishing and exploring.
“If you are going through hell, keep going.” – Winston Churchill
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.” – Mother Teresa
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 specializes in bipolar, post-traumatic stress disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders and schizophrenia. Sara’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.
“I‘m a man of principle and the principal principle is flexibility.“ – Sam Ervin
Lori Miller is a licensed marriage and family therapist offering services to adults in California and Illinois. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in life transitions, self-esteem issues, relationship issues and trauma. In her practice, Lori’s philosophy of care is centered around her belief in each person’s unique ability to create change and thrive throughout their circumstances.
Lori became interested in mental and behavioral health care after working in the banking industry for several years. She realized she wanted to work more directly with people.
Lori believes pets bring a special happiness to one’s life and has two dogs of her own that she adores. She enjoys running, hiking and being outdoors. DIY has become a new hobby of hers; she enjoys learning how to do new things!
“Life is from the inside out. When you shift on the inside, life shifts on the outside.” – Kamal Ravikant
“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.” – Babe Ruth
Shelly Ladd is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescents and adults in California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in child and adolescent therapy, substance abuse, dependence and addiction, trauma and abuse, anger management and parenting. In her practice, her philosophy of care is to meet clients where they are and help them identify the goals they would like to work on. Her clients choose the type of therapy and goals, while she helps them discover what those needs and goals are.
Shelly’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed during childhood. Her grandmother became depressed and changed from an outgoing person to someone who became withdrawn and cold. Her grandmother then began to see a mental health professional, and while it took some time, she became much closer to the grandmother that Shelly remembered. That renewal of spirit was what led Shelly to begin thinking of mental health care as a career choice.
Shelly collects unique antique jewelry. She loves the Star Wars movies and reading about the history of the Old West.
“You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think.” – A.A. Milne
Sarah Karamat is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in post-partum depression, stress management and grief counseling. In her practice, Sarah believes in working together with patients to help identify and achieve their goals and believes in being there for her patients in the here and now.
Sarah’s interest in mental and behavioral health care stems from her fascination with human behavior and interactions and relationships.
Sarah is working towards a certification in perinatal mental health due to her interest in women’s mental health. She enjoys traveling, cooking and feeding family and friends.
“Look for the answer inside your question.” – Rumi
Reynald Omega is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering services to adolescent and adult residents in California, Florida and New Jersey. He has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in bipolar disorders, mood disorders, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, substance use, dependence and addiction. In his practice, Reynald uses a holistic approach centered around the belief that a 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.”
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.
Rebecca Poage is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescent and adult residents in California and Texas. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are working with trauma survivors, veterans, learning issues, mood disorders, medical issues and autism immune issues. In her practice, Rebecca’s philosophy of care is to look for strengths, resources and spiritual and community support that individuals may have. She assesses areas of need and seeks to help empower individuals to access resources to promote growth and aid in reducing their challenges. Rebecca works to help individuals see their challenges from a perspective that allows for breakthroughs. She will typically use metaphors adapted to everyone to describe situations to help facilitate problem resolution.
Rebecca’s interest in mental and behavioral health care comes from having benefited from her own therapy. Her interest then developed when those close to her sought her support. She feels well suited for the field.
Rebecca once rented a stick-shift car to explore Normandy, France for a week on her own. She has fond memories of going on road trips as a child with her family around the US, some of Canada and Mexico. She has an interest in art, music, dance, drama and cinema. Humor is a key value of hers.
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller