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 weightrelated issues.  In her practice, her philosophy of care is to first and foremost do no harmIn 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 loveanimals and has rescued severabreeds 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 

Shelly Ladd is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to children, adolescentand 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developed during childhoodHer grandmother became depressed and changed from an outgoing person to someone who became withdrawn and cold.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 

Margaret Parker is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering services to adults in New York and California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in mood disorders, anxiety disorders and schizophreniaMargaret believes that people should be provided with the opportunity to reach their full potential. As a mental health professional, she possesses the skills to nurture and provide holistic care to patients suffering from mental health disabilities. In addition, her profession grants her the opportunity to provide clients with a chance to grow and live a more fulfilling life. 

Margaret‘s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed while living in Sierra Leon during her formative yearsShe saw how Sierra Leon suffered from a lack of mental health professionals; with a population of over seven million people, the country only had two psychiatrists, two clinical psychologists and 19 mental health nursesShe witnessed individuals with mental disorders be discriminated against, stigmatized and marginalized. Many individuals were also subjected to emotional and physical abuse in institutions and in their own communities. Margaret decided to pursue a career in mental health to fully understand mental disabilities and bring about change. 

Margaret enjoys cooking, reading and traveling. 

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”—John Ruskin 

Haidy Willis is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering services to adults in California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in mood disorders, anxiety disorders and bipolar disordersHaidy’s philosophy of care is to treat each client with respect and dignity, listen and empathize, and provide them with the risks and benefits of treatment so they can make the best treatment decisions for their unique situation. 

Haidy has been in the mental and behavioral health care field for more than 20 years. She began pursuing a career in mental health after her clinical rotation, where she worked with intriguing and resilient patients. At 23 years old, Haidy set a goal of obtaining a doctorate degree. The day she left Suriname for the United States she told her father, “I will return as Dr. Haidy Kent.” She obtained her Doctor of Nursing Practice in 2017. 

Haidy is originally from Suriname. She has traveled to several countries such as Italy, where she saw Napolean’s villa, The Netherlands, where she visited Ann Frank’s house, Puerto Rico, Curacao, Trinidad, Barbados and Hawaii. Haidy is a quilter and loves to cook and garden.

Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them at least don’t hurt them. Dalai Lama 

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 stemfrom 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 

Ann Wimer is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adolescents and adults in California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in child and adolescent therapy, family therapy, marriage and relationship counseling, cognitive behavioral therapy and stress management.  In her practice, Ann’s goal is to help individuals find relief, insight and ultimately peace. She works together with her clients to identify and prioritize their needs, feelings and self-worth. She helps clients develop skills that allow them to release behaviors and thoughts that no longer serve them in order to move forward confidently. She understands that taking the first step in seeking support may not be easy, but hopefully, by getting to that point individuals are able to see a glimpse of their own resilience. 

Ann’s interest in mental and behavioral health care developed after going through therapy herselfShe saw how therapy had benefited her life, so she wanted to blend her experience and strong sense of empathy to help others develop their own full potential. 

Ann plays the acoustic and electric guitar.  She has a master’s in nonprofit management and grew up in Michigan. 

We don’t have to do all of it alone. We were never meant to. – Brene Brown 

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.”  

Shawn Shukla, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adult residents in California. He has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorderDr. Shukla’s philosophy of care is to use his expertise in medicine and psychotropic medications, while treating patients with compassion and providing them the therapeutic support they need. 

Dr. Shukla’s interest in mental and behavioral health care stems from his innate love for the human mind and human behavior. He studied a lot of different fields before going into medicine and found psychiatry to be a natural fit. 

Dr. Shukla was co-chief resident during his final year of residency. He enjoys spending time with loved ones and enjoys eating, traveling and sports. 

David Sobel is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adult residents in CaliforniaHe has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in life transitions, marriage and relationship counseling, career counseling, trauma and abuse, post-traumatic stress disorder and group and geriatric therapy. His counseling style is relaxed, accepting, client-focused and nonjudgmentalHuses treatment techniques such as visualization, hypnotherapy, cognitivebehavioral techniques, psychodynamic and humanistic interventions. David helps clients reach the desired goals they set for themselves by focusing on their existing strengths and coping skills. He believes the toughest part of therapy is realizing that you need professional help 

David’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare stems from family experiencesDue to his immediate family having a history of mental health issues, he developed a passion for helping others and has been a mental health professional for more than 30 years. 

David likes to travel. He loves to eat all kinds of food – the more exotic the better. He loves to cook and has taught sushi classes in the past. 

If you are in crisis, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, a free, 24-hour hotline at 1.800.273.8255. If your issue is an emergency, call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.