Lani Walker is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in California. Lani has a vast array of clinical interests, and her expertise includes anxiety disorders, mood disorders, cognitive behavioral therapy, anger management and stress management.  

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 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 

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.”  

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 

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.