Nancy Uberto, LCSW is a licensed clinical social worker offering her services to residents in California. She has specialized experience in working with children, adolescents, families, and parents as well as with those experiencing grief, loss, or life transitions. Nancy’s philosophy when it comes to therapy is to create a safe space for people to tell their stories and to help them to realize and use their strengths to achieve their goals. In this process, Nancy takes joy in getting to see people and families understand themselves with new eyes as they heal and learn new ways to be in relationships with each other.
Nancy grew up on the East Coast in New Jersey as an eager-to-follow daughter of a social worker. She went on and made her father’s life mission of helping people her own, graduating from Rutgers State University of New Jersey School of Social Work with her Masters in Social Work. Since then, Nancy has had the honor to work with individuals and families for over a decade, becoming a part of their story and joining them in their healing.
“Sometimes resilience arrives in the moment you discover your own unshakeable goodness.” Father Greg Boyle
Nikita Dixon, MD is a board-certified psychiatrist offering services to children and adolescent residents in California. Nikita is a graduate from the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
Diana Methfessel, LMFT is a licensed marriage and family therapist offering services to adult residents in California. She has a vast array of clinical interests; however, her specializations are family therapy comprised of adult children and their parents, therapy for graduate students in master level or PhD/PsyD university programs, therapy with adult children of alcoholic/addictive parents, therapy with family members struggling with an addictive family member, hospice and end of live issues, grief work related to pets, and hoarding. In her practice, Diana believes that most people want to be heard and accepted for whatever they are going through at that moment. Once someone feels understood, they can then embrace hope to consider walking through the dark places in their lives.
Since she was young, Diana has been interested in mental health care and how people think and behave. Her sense of curiosity allows her to “lean in” and imagine what it is like to walk in the shoes of individuals she is working with.
After 50 years in her home state of California, Diana decided to move across the country to Florida. She is dedicated to wellness practice, including yoga and mindfulness meditation, and is passionate about animals and preserving our beautiful world.
“A challenge is an opportunity to change your direction.”
Jingyi (Jennifer) Theis, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering services to adult residents of California. She has a variety of clinical interests and experience related to behavioral health, with specializations in anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, OCD and schizophrenia. Jennifer believes in a holistic, patient-centered approach to care and focuses on her patients’ physical and mental health.
Jennifer discovered her interest and passion for mental health care after working in a psychiatric emergency department and recognizing the vast need services that exists. Following that realization, she pursued additional education and training in psychiatric mental health care and worked for a number of years in the psychiatric emergency department of LAC/USC Medical Center in Los Angeles, one of the largest public hospitals in the country.
Jennifer is fluent in Chinese and prides herself on obtaining her master’s degree in nursing in her second language.
Gina Mendez, LCSW is a board certified clinical social worker offering services to children and adult residents of California. She has experience in the provision of care for many psychological conditions not limited to: anxiety disorders, mood disorders and trauma.
Gina has an extensive range of specialties and experiences that she has gained over her 10 years of practice providing services to all ages across various psychiatric settings. These specialties include dialectical behavior therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, dual diagnosis, and play therapy. Gina is skilled in eliciting willingness for positive change in her clients. In her sessions, she conveys a confidence in their abilities that allows her to effectively build a strong therapeutic alliance.
Gina is always learning and gaining new skills. She recently became certified in anger management which can be added to her long list of impressive abilities