Sarah Karamat is a licensed clinical social worker offering services to adults in California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in post-partum depression, stress management and grief counseling. In her practice, Sarah believes in working together with patients to help identify and achieve their goals and believes in being there for her patients in the here and now.
Sarah’s interest in mental and behavioral health care stems from her fascination with human behavior and interactions and relationships.
Sarah is working towards a certification in perinatal mental health due to her interest in women’s mental health. She enjoys traveling, cooking and feeding family and friends.
“Look for the answer inside your question.” – Rumi
Gabriela Garshelis is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner offering services to adolescents and adults in California. She has a variety of clinical interests; however, she specializes in depression, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, postpartum depression, perinatal mood disorders, anxiety disorders and psychopharmacology. Gabriela believes in establishing a therapeutic relationship with each patient, where she works with them from where they currently are in life to where they want to go, based on their unique desires and goals. She also believes mutual trust is inherent in the practitioner-patient process, and that honesty assists in achieving optimal health and well-being.
Gabriela has been in the mental and behavioral health care field for over 15 years. She has a background working in critical care and obstetrics. She has always enjoyed the medical side of patient care but finds helping patients with their mental health issues most interesting and rewarding.
Gabriela’s favorite book is Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. She’s a dog whisperer and loves cats. She also loves candy and babies.
“The most wasted of all days is one without laughter.” – E.E. Cummings.
“There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done. One is called yesterday, and the other is called tomorrow, so today is the right day to love, believe, do and mostly live.” -Dalai Lama
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.