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 herself. She 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 Jersey. He has a variety of clinical interests; however, he specializes in bipolar disorders, mood disorders, schizoaffective disorder, schizophrenia, substance use, dependence and addiction. In his practice, Reynald uses a holistic approach centered around the belief that a 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 disorder. Dr. 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 California. He 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 nonjudgmental. He uses treatment techniques such as visualization, hypnotherapy, cognitive–behavioral 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 experiences. Due 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.
Jasmine DeGuzman is a licensed marriage and family therapist offering services to adolescent and adult residents in California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she has worked extensively with those suffering from post-traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, isolation, sadness and with couples and families suffering from relationship concerns. In her practice, Jasmine’s approach is unique, personal and tailored to each client’s personality and situation. Throughout her career she has had the opportunity to explore various therapeutic and educational work settings. These experiences facilitated her development as a more supportive, empathic and effective leader within her community and among the people she serves.
Jasmine finds that one of the most fulfilling aspects of working in the mental and behavioral health field is being able to provide support to others during the most challenging moments in their lives. She believes that her career provides her the privilege of offering compassion, inspiring hope, and teaching others the necessary skills required to overcome their current circumstances. Furthermore, she continues to be inspired by interactions with others from a variety of cultural backgrounds and has developed a strong passion for helping others who might not otherwise receive the support they desire.
Jasmine loves chocolate. She loves to go on long hikes and go camping, and enjoys spending time with her children, family and friends.
“Keep going everything comes to you at the right time…” – Unknown
“Hope is the only thing stronger than fear…” – Robert Ludlum