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!

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.”

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

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

Diana Methfessel, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist offering services to adult residents in California. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are family therapy comprised of adult children and their parents, therapy for graduate students in master level or PhD/PsyD university programs, therapy with adult children of alcoholic/addictive parents, therapy with family members struggling with an addictive family member, hospice and end of live issues, grief work related to pets, and hoarding. In her practice, Diana believes that most people want to be heard and accepted for whatever they are going through at that moment. Once someone feels understood, they can then embrace hope to consider walking through the dark places in their lives.

Since she was young, Diana has been interested in mental health care and how people think and behave. Her sense of curiosity allows her to “lean in” and imagine what it is like to walk in the shoes of individuals she is working with.

After 50 years in her home state of California, Diana decided to move across the country to Florida. She is dedicated to wellness practice, including yoga and mindfulness meditation, and is passionate about animals and preserving our beautiful world.

A challenge is an opportunity to change your direction.”

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. Nikita Dixon is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to children and adolescent residents in California. Nikita is a graduate of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.

Gina Mendez is a board certified clinical social worker offering services to children and adult residents of California and Nevada. She has experience in the provision of care for many psychological conditions not limited to: anxiety disorders, mood disorders and trauma.

Gina has an extensive range of specialties and experiences that she has gained over her 10 years of practice providing services to all ages across various psychiatric settings. These specialties include dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dual diagnosis, and play therapy. Gina is skilled in eliciting willingness for positive change in her clients. In her sessions, she conveys a confidence in their abilities that allows her to effectively build a strong therapeutic alliance.

Gina is always learning and gaining new skills. She recently became certified in anger management which can be added to her long list of impressive abilities

Age Range: 16+

Carol Lynch is a licensed marriage and family therapist and a licensed professional counselor offering services to adult residents in California and New Jersey. She has a wide range of clinical interests; however, her specializations are anxiety disorders, grief counseling, post-traumatic stress disorders, relationships and wellness. Carol’s philosophy of care is that the key to feeling is the breath – by increasing awareness, we can observe, experience and accept ourselves. In this process, we learn to connect to our inner wisdom and embrace our truth. Carol’s interest in mental health care began when she discovered art therapy, which combined her love of art and helping people. As an art therapist she continued her training in clinical psychology and marriage and family therapy. Carol also has a deep interest in yoga and has been practicing Ashtanga yoga for over twenty years, which has been vital to her health and well-being. She adopted her daughter from Russia and is passionate about helping people cope with their feelings. “We are greater than the sum of our parts.”

Dr. Dmitry E. Primak is Board Certified and a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association who is offering psychiatry services to adult residents of California and New Jersey. He has extensive experience in treatment of variety of conditions such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, chemical addiction and other psychological disorders. He approaches individuals with a passion for helping them learn about their conditions and treatments as well guiding them to heal.

Dr. Primak has been practicing psychiatry since 1973 after graduation from Zaporozhye Medical University in Ukraine where his interest in behavioral health care began. He has completed psychiatry residency training at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA and at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY. For the past 18 years Dr. D. Primak has acted as attending psychiatrist and chief psychiatrist of the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at Bergen Regional Medical Center, as a psychiatrist in emergency screening and outreach at CarePlus Center and as a psychiatrist in his own private practice. Throughout his career, his joy has come from watching a measured improvement of the lives of people he works with.

In his personal life, Dr. Primak enjoys hiking, reading books and swimming. He recently relocated to California to be closer to his children and grandchildren. He interacts with the world through his values of optimism, realism and persistence keeping in mind one of his favorite quotes from Fredrich Nietzche: “He who would learn to fly one day must first learn to stand and walk and run and climb and dance; one cannot fly into flying.”

Prescribes Medication: Yes

Age Range: 18+

Specialties: ADHD (adult), Addiction, Anxiety Disorders, Anxiety and Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorder, Mood Disorders, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Substance Abuse, Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Psycho-pharmacology

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