Dr. Sandhya Gudapati, MD, MBA
Specializes in adult, adolescent and child psychiatry. She brings extensive training and continuing education in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders with pharmacology management. She has been in private practice since 1991. Born and raised in the southern part of India. Dr. Gudapati attended medical school at Osmania Medical College upon graduation she came to the United States to continue her studies. She did her residency in psychiatry at the University of Nebraska where she finished her general psychiatry training. She also attained her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at UCLA Medical Center. Dr. Gudapati believes that there is always more to be learned and mastered.
Dr. Parool Patel, MD
Dr. Patel is Board Certified and licensed in Adult Psychiatry and Neurology. She attended St. George’s School of Medicine and continued with a 4 year residency in Psychiatry at Bergen Regional Medical Center in Paramus, NJ. Dr. Patel believes in understanding the ‘whole’ person and her in-depth analysis is key to her success. She has helped patients with varying diagnoses to not only recover but to also adapt to living a more full life.
Terry Maher, MSW, LCSW
A Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW), with a B.A. in Psychology from California State University Long Beach, and an MSW from University of Southern California with an emphasis on mental health services. He has experience providing: individual and group therapy with adults, therapy and behavior modification with at risk youth and their families, language and skill building with autistic children and developmentally disabled adults, vocational training with special education students, substance abuse counseling, therapy with the chronic and persistently mentally ill, as well as in home grief counseling with older adults. He has 12 years of experience working with families and adolescents in crisis.
Megan Jimenez, MS,MFT
A Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist that has experience with individuals of all ages with disorders such as Bipolar Disorder, Schizoaffective, Mood disorders, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. She is a graduate with her Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from California Baptist University. She has experience working in an outpatient clinical setting as well as an inpatient level 12 group home for adolescent females. Megan focuses on the needs of each individual clients and recognizes that instilling hope and providing a safe environment for a client is essential for a client to grow and develop.
Katherine Vilchez, MFT
I have extensive experience with those experiencing depression, anxiety, life changes, divorce, and grief issues. You would benefit in therapy with me if you are looking to improve your quality of life, particularly with interpersonal relationships. I assist managing current life stresses and interpersonal conflict. Often, clients need support through minor or major transitions in life. My approach to therapy includes the use cognitive behavioral techniques as well as a focus on family dynamics. I make extra efforts to build upon a client’s strengths. Because thoughts and feelings have a great impact on our well being, I strive to strengthen self understanding as well as communication. I work with clients from age 3 and up. I am bilingual in Spanish/English.
Elvia Correa-Diaz, LCSW
As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (L.C.S.W), I work with individuals and families to make a therapeutic connection by giving them the tools, skills and confidence they need to lead the lives they want. I have a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Southern California with over 30 years of clinical experience. As a bilingual, Spanish and English therapist I have worked with Clients from many countries that are experiencing traumatic changes in their lives. My experience includes managing my own private practice in Los Angeles from 1989 to 1998, there I focused on providing treatment to children, adolescents, couples, and families where many of my clients suffered from Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse, gender identity issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) or were victims of violent crime.