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.” 

Janet Bosworth is a female licensed marriage and family therapist offering services to adults in California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in LGBT issues, anxiety disordersgrief counseling and coping skills. In her practice, Janet’s philosophy of care is to provide a safe and supportive space for clients to talk about their feelings and problems. She believethe primary goal of therapy is to help clients move forward in a positive direction in their lives. 

Janet’s interest in mental and behavioral health care began in middle school when her mother introduced her to a series of articles in the Christian Science Monitor regarding the treatment of minors in the California juvenile system. 

In her free time, Janet enjoys arts and crafts. She loves old movies and quiet time in nature. 

It is what it is.” 

 

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 

Oluwatoyin Iseyemi is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering services to children, adolescents and adultin California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in attention deficit hyperactivity disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorders, schizophrenia and mood disorders 

Dr. Rouzi Shengelia is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to adults in California and New York. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in adult psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, mood disorder, anxiety disorders and depression. In her practice, Dr. Shengelia believes that in order to feel fulfilled in life, one’s mind and body should be in harmony. 

Dr. Shengelia’s interest in mental and behavioral health care came naturally with having always been fascinated by peoples minds. 

Dr. Shengelia has traveled to Lapland, she loves spending time with friends and getting licensed as clinician in the United States was a childhood dream of hers. 

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the water to create many ripples.” —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 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 

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 

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 

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 

Nancy Fernandez 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 trauma and PTSD, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, attachment issues, substance abuse and family conflict.  In her practice, Nancy’s philosophy of care is centered around the belief that for one to become self-aware, one needs to be willing to lean into discomfort, and relationships and connections are key to the therapeutic process. She believes in holistic healings that take into consideration the whole person – physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. As a clinicianshe demonstrates genuine concern and compassion for her clients’ dilemmas and helps facilitate them in solving their problems. Together, they set goals to achieve their desired outcomes. 

Nancy’s interest in mental and behavioral healthcare developed after having gone through therapy as an adolescent.  At the start of her therapy sessions, she felt negatively towards them and found it difficult to express herself in any meaningful way. As time went on, Nancy became more self-aware and started addressing her underlying anxieties, anger and guilt. She no longer tended to respond to therapy in such a  negative manner and instead began to recognize her strengths and genuine desire to become a strong, mature adult who could show warmth, understanding and love. Looking back, therapy was a turning point in her life. Nancy has an authentic listening heart that desires to see people live as whole healthy individuals. 

Nancy is the fourth of ten siblings. She loves to travel to Spain and spend time with family, where she is reminded to slow downenjoy life and not to take it for granted. She has two sons and six grandchildren. 

“That is the way I was, but I fought against it and that is how I became what I am.”  

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.