Monica Nichols, MD is a California native and board certified psychiatrist. Dr. Nichols provides psychiatric services to individuals residing in California who are aged five and up. Clinical interests and specialization includes child and adolescent psychiatry, cognitive behavioral therapy, mood disorders (depression and bipolar), anxiety disorders and psychotic disorders (schizophrenia and schizoaffective). Dr. Nichols prefers to take a holistic approach to treatment. She does not see medication as the complete answer to mental health issues, but as a piece of the puzzle. Dr. Nichols also seeks to address behavioral issues that are affecting her patients’ mental health.

During her education and training, she found mental and behavioral health issues more interesting and fulfilling to treat, as they have such an impact on quality of life. She likes the challenge of seeing each patient as an individual, as every patient with the same diagnosis has a different story and set of circumstances. Dr. Nichols enjoys theater and loves to travel. In addition to visiting 25 different states and over 15 different countries, Dr. Nichols has worked in various settings including community clinics, private practice, jails and prisons.

Prescribes Medication: Yes

Age Range: 5+

Specialties: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Psycho-pharmacology, Post-Partum Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, ADHD (child and adolescent), Attachment Disorder, Autism spectrum disorders (adult), Autism spectrum disorders (child and adolescent), Child and Adolescent Therapy, Developmental Disability, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Trauma and Abuse

Dr. Jaimini Chauhan is a board certified psychiatrist offering her services to residents of New York and California. She works with people who have a broad range of mental illnesses, but specializes in working with geriatrics and/or people who struggle with schizophrenia, and psychotic disorders. Dr. Chauhan’s philosophy when caring for her patients is to first attempt non-pharmacological treatments, only offering prescriptions for benzodiazepines or other controlled substances only under special circumstances.

Dr. Chauhan was born and raised in Canada and can speak two different languages (English, French). She is a wife and mother and often enjoys outdoor activities and fitness, especially playing tennis and mountain biking. Dr. Chauhan became interested in behavioral health care in medical school during her clinical rotations. As a professional, she has most enjoyed meeting new people and helping them understand their mental illness.

Prescribes Medication: Yes

Age Range: 18+

Specialties: Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Adult Psychiatry, Psycho-pharmacology, Post-Partum Depression, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Geriatric Psychiatry, Obsessive-compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Schizoaffective Disorder, Women’s Issues and Health