Adel Eldahmy, MD, MBA
Dr. Eldahmy specializes in anxiety, social anxiety, depression, panic disorders, OCD, eating disorders, and PTSD.
Adel Eldahmy, MD, MBA completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine in 1984, after which he went into private practice in Southern California.
In 1997, Dr. Eldahmy received his HealthCare MBA from the University of California, Irvine.
He is the Medical Director of Laguna Behavioral. Dr. Eldahmy also served as the Medical Director at Long Beach Psychiatric Center and Charter Out-Patient Clinics in Los Alamitos, California. He also served as Chief of Staff at Los Altos Hospital in Long Beach, California
Dr. Eldahmy has been involved with Telemedicine since 2007. Dr. Eldahmy is the founder and chairman of Telemed Foundation, a nonprofit organization serving countries in the Nile Valley and Nile Basin in Africa.
Joseph R. Simpson, MD, PhD
Joseph R. Simpson, MD, PhD received his undergraduate degree in biology magna cum laude from Harvard University. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis. His thesis work focused on neuroimaging in mood disorders and the functional neuroimaging of cognition-emotion interactions
After completing his adult psychiatry residency at the University of California Los Angeles Neuropsychiatric Institute/West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, he completed a forensic psychiatry fellowship at the University of Southern California. He is board-certified in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. He has published several peer-reviewed articles in neuroimaging and in forensic psychiatry. Most recently he edited the book Neuroimaging in Forensic Psychiatry: From the Clinic to the Courtroom, published by Wiley-Blackwell in April 2012.
Dr. Simpson is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southern California and the University of California, Irvine. He is currently a Councilor for the Southern California Psychiatric Society, a District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association, and is also an active member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
Magdi Mikhael, MD, DFAPA
Dr. Mikhael specializes in General and Geriatric Psychiatry (depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, bipolar, OCD, PTSD, psychosis, dementia and cognitive disorder).
Dr. Mikhael received his diploma in psychiatry from Vienna Medical School, Austria in 1981, completed his residency training in psychiatry at Trenton Psychiatric Hospital, New Jersey in 1996, and completed a fellowship in geriatric psychiatry at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia in 1997. He is board certified in psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.
Dr. Mikhael is also a Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Loma Linda Medical School, a former President for the Inland Region of the Southern California Psychiatric Society, and a former Councillor for the Southern California Psychiatric Society more broadly.
He is presently a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association
Enas Elshiwick, PsyD, MFT
Enas Elshiwick, Psy D., MFT, is a licensed psychologist and a licensed marriage family therapist. She has experience working with a variety of clients, including, issues of relationships, marriage and family, personality, obsessions, compulsions, drug and alcohol addictions, schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety, paranoia, and other issues that effect daily lives.
She has had experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples and families, in a variety of settings, including private practice, agencies and clinics, and with inpatients (where she was the head of the psychology department of the hospital). She is bilingual (Arabic and English), and understands and has experience dealing with issues of adjustments in terms of culture and religion. She is eclectic in her approach, taking into consideration the client's best interest and welfare.
Mary-Louise Henson, LMFT
Prior to receiving my M.A. degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University in 1992, I taught grades 2 and 3 in private schools in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., raised two children, worked in the fitness industry and co-owned a fitness business.
I am able to address a wide range of clinical issues in psychotherapy including relationship challenges, couples therapy, depression, anxiety, parenting, divorce, stress and weight management, aging, and health challenges.
My clinical work combined with life experience has encouraged me to combine a pragmatic, solution-focused approach to promote behavioral change with a commitment to probide a corrective relational experience.
Catherine L. Speckmann, LCSW
Change-even good change can be difficult. My personal philosophy toward change is based on empowerment. I like to help people recognize and utilize the tools that are available to them. My background is diverse. I began my career in 1989 as an addictions counselor. The connection between addictions and mental health disorders is strong. Dual diagnosis has always been an area of interest for me. I attended the University of Wisconsin where I received my Masters Degree. I graduated with honors on the Children and Family track. Licensed to practice as a clinical social worker in both California and Wisconsin, I have experience in both an outpatient and an acute hospital setting. For many years, I was the Director of the Child and Adolescent program at a Milwaukee clinic. I do, however, work with all age groups. I have experience in the following areas:
- Adjustment Disorders
- Anxiety Disorders
- Behavior Disorder
- Dual Diagnosis
- Grief and Loss
- Mood Disorders (Depression/Bipolar)
- Trauma and PTSD.
I have successfully planned and implemented community support groups that address the needs of: children in foster care, parents of children with a mental illness, social skills for children with ADHD, teens and substance abuse, and women in recovery with a dual diagnosis. My practice includes integrating proven, effective clinical treatment methods
along with extensive life experience. I will meet you where you are at and assist you in getting to where you want to be.
Sandy Moghadam, LMFT, DMFT
Dr. Sandy Moghadam treats all mental disorders and focuses on their impact on relationships. Anxiety disorder is one major and common disorder she treats that affects peoples' lives and relationships on a day-to-day basis.
"Anxiety disorders.are the most common mental illness in the U.S. affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year" (ADAA, 2020)
Dr. Moghadam's treatment approach for anxiety is while she addresses all the here-and-now problems, she also explores all the underlying causes and roots of past and present problems to discover the present manifestations of anxiety triggers in patients' lives.
Dr. Moghadam performs Cutting Edge Therapy which is a scientific method and state of art approach to life struggles, challenges, and achievements. This unique approach focuses on world transitioning relationships in a new light with the following lenses: A multisystemic and multidimensional innovative relationship therapy approach for individuals, couples, families, and organizations. Designed to help people help themselves in marriage, family, and social relationships and focuses on peoples' uniqueness without generalizing, categorizing, and labeling.Dr. Moghadam is an adjunct and visiting professor teaching graduate level courses like advanced theories, cross/cultural, parenting, and the impact of financial crisis on people. She has linked her business education to family therapy field by creating an assessment model which includes important factors like financial crisis that impacts mental health and relationships.Dr. Moghadam got her bachelors degree in business and got into MBA program. She started in management trainee program in banking and reached a Vice President position in financial planning. She also has translated several relationship books, written several articles, books, and chapters of text books.
Michael Ferguson, Psy D, LCSW
Dr. Michael Ferguson has been working in mental health profession for more than 30 years, and has specialized with Chemical Dependent patients with co-existing disorders, i.e., anxiety and depression. He received his Bachelors’ Degree in Psychology from Long Beach State University, where he graduated with honors. He completed his Masters’ Degree in Social Work at the University of Southern California and received his Doctorate of Psychology from Ryokan College of Los Angeles. He served his internships at UCLA Harbor General Hospital in Torrance, California, where he worked with adolescent children and their families. He also trained at L.A. County USC Psychiatric Hospital where he worked with bipolar and schizophrenic populations, and other related psychiatric illnesses.
Dr. Ferguson has observed during years of practice that many of his patients present with some form of anxiety.
The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) estimates that as much as 18% of the population suffers from anxiety.
These disorders may present in many ways, i.e. Panic Disorder, Social Phobia, OCD, PTSD, or Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Such disorders may generate feelings of distress, fear, worry, frequent experiences of "going crazy", fear of dying, shortness of breath, or choking sensations.
Health issues and financial problems seem to be the greatest source of anxiety according to the APA poll.
Rapid changes in today's society frequently induce feelings of impending doom without a source of relief. Such disorders are highly treatable; however approximately only 37% of those suffering receive treatment
People with anxiety disorders are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those not suffering from anxiety disorders.
The most effective treatment for anxiety disorders includes Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) which Dr. Ferguson has employed in his practice for many years.
As a practicing psychotherapist with Christian based values, he provides counseling that will help develop and cultivate coping mechanisms which are consistent with Scriptural principals found in the Bible. Equally important, Dr. Ferguson’s ethical standards remain uncompromised while adhering to the highest level of honesty and integrity.
Chase Espinoza, Psy D
Dr. Chase Espinoza is a psychologist who specializes in forensic evaluations, neuropsychological examination, clinical assessment, and psychoeducational testing. He has worked with diverse populations in school-based, forensic, substance abuse, residential behavioral health, and county mental health settings.
Dr. Chase also has experience in providing neuropsychological services for neurology patients in a hospital outpatient setting. He specializes in thorough and individualized recommendations, as well as follow-up consultations.
Dr. Chase is published in multiple subject areas of psychology and presents multiple times a year, often on the topics of co-occurring disorders, male trauma, and intimate partner violence, at conferences and summits. He is an adjunct professor of psychology and research in undergraduate, master's and doctoral programs at three different universities in Southern California and regularly develops courses. A self-described "lifelong learner," Dr. Chase is passionate about his work and constantly aims to expand his expertise.
Adrienne Pasek, Psy D
Dr. Adrienne Pasek has extensive experience performing neuropsychological evaluations and cognitive assessments in private practice and for governmental agencies. Dr. Pasek provides trainings and presentations to law enforcement agencies and companies nationwide. Dr. Pasek also has broad experience in conflict resolution as a former Executive Director for a non-profit Mediation Center working for the courts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. She is proficient and skilled in mediation and arbitration for parties seeking alternative solutions to legal disputes. Dr. Pasek is also a former Educational Liaison for several school districts. She has vast knowledge of child development and routinely provides screenings and assessments for children suspected of struggling with learning disabilities.