Our Team

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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Ron Evcimen, 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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Edward Maxwell, MD
Adult


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Lynne Alison McInnes, 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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Emily Toch, MD
Adult


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Erica Tsai, MD
Adult Psychiatry


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Mohsen Vazirian, MD
Adult Psychiatry


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Igor Weisz, MD
Adult Psychiatry


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Michael Abrams, MFT
Children, Adolescent, Adult


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Suzanne Adams, PhD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Dina Altshuler, PsyD
Children, Adolescent, Adult


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Shukuh Amin, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychotherapy


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Diane Anderson, PhD
Adolescent, Adult, Couples


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Jessica Armstrong, PhD
Adolescent, Adults and Couples


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Delia Asquel, MFT
Adults Psychotherapy


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Alees Azar, MFT
Adults Psychotherapy


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Matthew Baldwin, MFT
Adult Psychotherapy


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Christine Barnett, MFT
Child, Adolescent, Adult, Couples


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John Beahan, PsyD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Craig Beeson, PhD
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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Suzanne Berger, MFT
Adults


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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 Brown, MFT
Adults


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Roxanne Brown, PhD
Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples


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John Carey, PhD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Megan Carlos, PhD
Children, Adolescent and Adults


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Daniela Carollo, PhD
Adolescent, 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
Adult


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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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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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David Gatta, PsyD
Adults and Couples Psychotherapy


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


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Janet Gorewitz, PhD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Cynthia Gray, LCSW
Adults


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Rachel Greenberg, PsyD
Adults and Couples Psychotherapy


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Roger Grossman, MFT
Adult and Couples 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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Debbra Haven, PhD
Adults and Couples


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Andrea Henderson, LCSW
Children, Adolescents, Adults


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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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Fei Hu, MFT
Children, Adolescent, Adults, 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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Dana Kahn, PhD
Adolescent and Adult


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Samuel Khanukayev, MFT
Adolescents, Adults, and Couples Psychotherapy


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Heidi Kiernan, MFT
Adolescents, Adults, and Couples 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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Robert Larson, PsyD
Adults and Couples Psychotherapy


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


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Emily Lee Escher, LCSW
Adolescent and Adult


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Stephanie Lim, PhD
Adult Psychotherapy


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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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Heather Martin, PsyD
Children, Adolescent, Adult


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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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Kelly Montgomery, MFT
Adults and Couples Psychotherapy


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Amy Moore, PsyD
Child, Adolescent, and Adult


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Alana Morazzini, LCSW
Adults, Couples


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Scott Newcombe, PsyD
Adult Psychotherapy


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Steven Orma, PsyD
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, and Adult Psychotherapy


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Ariella Popple, PsyD
Adults, Couples Psychotherapy


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Anne Rettenberg, LCSW
Adults, Couples


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William Reynolds, PhD
Adolescent, Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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Mary Roche, PhD
Adult, Adolescent, and Children


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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


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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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Alison Siggelkow, MFT
Children, Adolescents, Adults and Families 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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Lydia Stevens, MFT
Adult


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Amber Steward-Davis, MFT
Adult and Couples Psychotherapy


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Philip Takakjian, PhD
Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Family Psychotherapy


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James Thatcher, PsyD
Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy


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Michell Torres, LCSW
Adult Psychotherapy


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Stephen Trichter, PsyD
Adolescent, Adult, and Couple Psychotherapy


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


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David Vengel, PsyD
Adults Psychotherapy


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Stanley Wipfli, LCSW
Adult 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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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.

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.