Our Team

John Schick Ph.D.

John Schick, Ph.D., founded Psychiatric Alternatives in 2011 to provide patients with a seamless care experience, including comfortable and beautiful offices, smooth and easy administration of payment and scheduling, and meaningful collaboration among Psychiatrists and Psychologists. John studied psychology at an early age, reading great thinkers such as Freud, Jung and Rogers. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Sonoma State University magna cum laude, and followed with seminal experiences working at Esalen Institute and studying with Charlotte Selver. He earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from The California School of Professional Psychology.

Through his experiences in private practice and working for the State of California and other organizations, John discovered how institutionalized mental health care limited patient experience and outcomes. John was inspired by patients’ desire to feel better and make their own lives better. He has a deep belief in the potential of patients, doctors and team members to develop contentment and impact.

John founded Psychiatric Alternatives and Wellness Center to elevate patient experience and doctor satisfaction through a seamless approach to practice management, intake, payment and doctor collaboration.

The Psychiatric Alternatives model succeeded, leading to offices across the Bay Area and high demand from doctors wishing to join the practice. John sums it up: “We help thousands of people feel better with excellent care, and we make it affordable.”

Today, John serves as President & CEO of Psychiatric Alternatives, and he excels at identifying great doctors who want to help patients and enjoy our seamless practice approach. John leads our work to provide a wonderful practice environment for doctors, including management of offices and business affairs, so that doctors can focus on patient care. He excels at finding the right spaces to transform into welcoming and beautiful settings for care and bring Psychiatrists and Psychologists under one roof to enhance collaboration.

John leads development of a caring and confident administrative team who are ready to resolve challenges and support patients and doctors, and he is known as a good listener and coach. He remains a hands-on entrepreneur, leading key initiatives including Recruiting and IT.

On weekends, John enjoys time with his family. He is an experienced beekeeper and builder and enjoys hiking in Northern California.

Karl Adler, MD
Adult Psychiatry


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Nishi Bhopal, MD
Adult Psychiatry


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Matthew Brockwell, MD
Adult Psychiatry


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Michael Dickerson, MD
Adult Psychiatry


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David Hirchak, DO
Adult Psychiatry


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Thomas Letourneau, MD
Adult Psychiatry


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Amy Leung, MD
Adult Psychiatry


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Lena Sirbiladze, MD
Adult Psychiatry


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Alan Su, MD
Adult Psychiatry


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Vivian Sun, MD
Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry


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Stanley Terman, MD
Adult Psychiatry


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Erica Tsai, MD
Adult Psychiatry


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Igor Weisz, MD
Adult Psychiatry


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Alicia Bulin, NP
Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner


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Peter Adams, MFT
Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Psychotherapy


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Suzanne Adams, PhD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Shukuh Amin, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapy


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John Beahan, PsyD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Tom Bekeny, PhD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Shoshana Belon, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult, Couples, and Family Psychotherapy


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Alan Bleiman, MFT
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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James Bosch, MFT
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Psychotherapy


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Heather Bradley, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Couple Psychotherapy


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Masha Brown, PsyD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Daniela Carollo, PhD
Adolescent, Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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Maria Carretero, PhD
Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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Clancy Cavnar, PsyD
Child and Adult Psychotherapy


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Laurie Chandler, MFT
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapy


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Jean Choi, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Couple Psychotherapy


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Melanie Cleary, PsyD
Adults


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Lizelle Cline, LCSW
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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Triona Coyle, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Therapy


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Catherine Direen, MFT
Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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Ana Dolatabadi, PsyD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Melody Donboli, MFT
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapy


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Rossanna Echegoyen, LCSW
Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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Mical Falk, PhD
Individual and Couple Psychotherapy


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Max Farber, PsyD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Laura Feren, PhD
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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Nisha Fernandes-Seshadri, PsyD
Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Psychotherapy


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Anjuelle Floyd, MFT
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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Rosanna Franklin, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Psychotherapy


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Susan Futterman, MFT
Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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Annette Goldman, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Couple Psychotherapy


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Sharon Grossman, PhD
Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Psychotherapy


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Ryan Halquist, PsyD
Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Psychotherapy


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Katharine Hatch, PhD
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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Anmarie Hegarty, MFT
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Couple Psychotherapy


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Nate Hinerman, MFT
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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Heather Hobson, PsyD
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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Erika Holiday, PsyD
Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Psychotherapy


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Nicole Hsiang, MFT
Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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Jadu Jagel, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapy


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Emily Julian, PhD
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapy


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Adam Kaufman, LCSW
Adult Psychotherapy


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Brian King, PsyD
Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Psychotherapy


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K. Benjamin Knipe, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult and Couple Psychotherapy


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Melissa Kohner, PsyD
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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Marina Kopman, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Couple Psychotherapy


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Sharifa Krongold, PsyD
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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Sunny Kuegle, PsyD
Adult and Couple Psychotherapy


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Jennifer Landry, PsyD
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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Shelia Lastie, MFT
Children, Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Psychotherapy


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JaLeah Law, PhD
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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Jessica Layne, LCSW
Children, Adolescents, Adults, and Couples


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Stephanie Lim, PhD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Cynthia Liuska, MFT
Adolescent, Adult and Couple Therapy


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Alice LoCicero, PhD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Natalie Ma, PhD
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Couple Psychotherapy


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Thomas Marchevsky, PhD
Adolescent, Adult, and Couple Psychotherapy


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Emily Marinelli, MFT
Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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Brenda McKinley, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Couple Psychotherapy


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Nathan Michael, MFT
Child, Adolescent, Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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Vera Mkrtchian, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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Amy Moore, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, and Adult


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Scott Newcombe, PsyD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Clifford Owens, MFT
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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Arvin Paul, PhD
Adult and Couple Psychotherapy


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Maria Jose Perry, PsyD
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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Yatra Pesantez, MFT
Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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Mary Poon, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Psychotherapy


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William Reynolds, PhD
Adolescent, Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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Robert Riddell, PsyD
Adult and Couple Psychotherapy


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Jennifer Rooney, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Couple Psychotherapy


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Stephen Salter, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Psychotherapy


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Navie Sandhu, PsyD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Chiaki Sasaki, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult, and Couple Psychotherapy


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Amrit Schneider, LCSW
Adolescent, Adult, and Couples Psychotherapy


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Robyn Shannon, PsyD
Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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Boris Sheinin, PsyD
Adolescent, Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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John Spudich, PsyD
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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Rachel Steinberg, PsyD
Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy


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Amber Steward-Davis, MFT
Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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James Thatcher, PsyD
Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy


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Meghan Tunson, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, Adult, Couple and Family Psychotherapy


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Tai Woltmann, PsyD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Bella Yu, PsyD
Child and Adult Psychotherapy


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Heidi Zeichick, LCSW
Child, Adolescent and Adult


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Casey W., Manager of Accounts

Casey holds a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and Psychology cum laude from the University of California at Berkeley. Casey ensures that each patient receives appropriate insurance benefits and manages our partner relationships with insurers. Casey implements part of our online presence and manages business operations that support our comfortable and beautiful offices. These are a hallmark of our patient and doctor experience. In her leisure time, Casey enjoys knitting and bicycling.

Laura S., Office Manager

Laura holds a Bachelor of Arts in Nutrition from California State Polytechnic University. Laura champions the patient experience at Psychiatric Alternatives; she manages the intake and established patient teams to bring smiling support to scheduling, providing easy and responsive service that’s a pleasure to experience. Laura assists new doctors as they join Psychiatric Alternatives and is committed to developing a great practice setting for Psychiatrists and Psychologists. After work, Laura enjoys training for and running weekend marathons, including The Tent City Marathon.