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 weight-related issues. In her practice, her philosophy of care is to first and foremost do no harm. In addition, she meets clients where they are in life in regard to their current situation and their ability to process information.
Patricia lives in a rural area. She loves animals and has rescued several breeds 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 adults in 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 people’s minds.
Dr. Shengelia has traveled to Lapland, she loves spending time with friends and getting licensed as a 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
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 clinician, she 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 down, enjoy 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.”
Shelly Ladd 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 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 childhood. Her 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