Adel Eldahmy,MD, MBA
completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of California
–Irvine in 1984, after which he went to private practice in Southern
California. His fellowship in Psychiatry included the Eating Disorders
program at the University of California, Irvine.
In 1997, Dr Eldahmy received his HealthCare MBA from the University of California, Irvine.
Dr Eldahmy is a Medical Director of MD Laguna, Intensive outpatient program in Laguna Niguel, CA.
Medical Director of Laguna Behavioral and Long Beach Behavioral.
Eldahmy has served as a Medical Director at Long Beach Eating Disorder
Clinic, Long Beach Psychiatric Center, Medical Director of Eating
Disorders program at Charter Hospital of Long Beach, Medical Director of
Charter out-patients Clinics in Los Alamitos, CA, He also served as
chief of staff at Los Altos Hospital, Long Beach, CA.
Dr Eldahmy founded Telemed Foundation in 2012, a Telemedicine non-profit Organization.
Member of the American Medical Association.
Member of the American Telemedicine Association.Member of the International for Telemedicine and eHealth.
R. Simpson, MD, PhD
received his undergraduate degree in biology magna cum laude from Harvard University. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from
Washington University in St. Louis. His
thesis work focused on neuroimaging in mood disorders and the functional neuroimaging
of cognition-emotion interactions.
After completing his adult psychiatry
residency at the University of California Los Angeles Neuropsychiatric
Institute/West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, he completed a forensic
psychiatry fellowship at the University of Southern California. He is board-certified in psychiatry and
forensic psychiatry. He has published
several peer-reviewed articles in neuroimaging and in forensic psychiatry. Most recently he edited the book Neuroimaging in Forensic Psychiatry: From
the Clinic to the Courtroom, published by Wiley-Blackwell in April 2012.
Dr. Simpson is a Clinical Assistant
Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Southern California and the
University of California, Irvine. He is
currently a Councilor for the Southern California Psychiatric Society, a
District Branch of the American Psychiatric Association, and is also an active
member of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law.
Michael B. Ferguson, Psy D., LCSW
Michael B. Ferguson, Psy.D., LCSW
has been working in the mental health profession for more than 30
years, and has specialized with Chemical Dependent patients with
co-existing disorders, i.e., anxiety and depression. He received his
Bachelors' Degree in Psychology from Long Beach State University where
he graduated with honors, he completed his Masters' Degree in Social
Work at the University of Southern California and received his Doctorate
of Psychology from Ryokan College of Los Angeles.
served his internships at UCLA Harbor General Hospital in Torrance,
California, where he worked with adolescent children and their families.
He also trained at L.A. County USC Psychiatric Hospital where he worked
with bipolar and schizophrenic populations, and other related
his current practice at Long Beach Behavioral and Laguna Behavioral he
serves a broad and diverse population who frequently present with
depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. During treatment they learn
how to deal with uncomfortable emotional conditions, i.e., social
phobia, communication problems and other fears without the use of their
drug of choice.
Ferguson has served as Clinical Director for several drug and alcohol
recovery facilities. He is certified by the Department of Probation to
teach Domestic Violence Classes and currently serves as Clinical
Director of a Domestic Violence Agency in South Orange County. He also
provides treatment for this population in his private practice.
Ferguson remains current with research literature assciated with
professional advancement in treatment and maintains a keen awareness of
innovative techniques as he chooses to utilize the most effective
methodology in the treatment of clients.
a practicing psychotherapist with Christian based values, he provides
counseling that will help develop and cultivate coping mechanisms which
are consistent with Scriptural principals found in the Bible.
important, Dr. Ferguson's ethical standards remain uncompromised while
adhering to the highest level of honesty and integrity.
Enas Elshiwick, Psy D., MFT
Enas Elshiwick, Psy.D., M.F.T., is a licensed psychologist
and a licensed marriage family therapist. She has experience working with a
variety of clients, including, issues of relationships, marriage and family,
personality, obsessions, compulsions, drug and alcohol addictions,
schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, depressive disorders, anxiety,
paranoia, and other issues that affect daily lives.
She has had experience working with children, adolescents,
adults, couples and families, in a variety of settings, including private
practice, agencies and clinics, and with inpatients (where she was the head of
the psychology department of the hospital). She is bilingual (Arabic and
English), and understands and has experience dealing with issues of adjustments
in terms of culture and religion. She is eclectic in her approach, taking into
consideration the client's best interest and welfare.
Henson, MFT is a licensed Marriage and Family therapist who has maintained a private
practice in Laguna Niguel, CA since 1992. Prior to receiving her Master’s
Degree in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University, she taught elementary
school, raised two children to successful adulthood, worked in the fitness
industry and co-owned a business.
clinical training combined with rich life experience continues to provide her
with a unique and evolving perspective on how people can heal, make positive
changes, healthier decisions and lead more fulfilling lives. She is able to
address a wide range of clinical issues including personal growth, relationship
challenges in a technology driven world, infidelity, parenting “stress”,
divorce, depression, anxiety, weight management, the fear of aging and health
1998 to 2011 Mary-Louise worked with Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, as a
behaviorist in Mission’s Sports and Wellness Weight Management Program. She
currently teaches behavioral classes in Stress Management and the Psychology of
Weight Loss for Mission’s Cardiac Rehab Program. In September 2011, she began
teaching behavioral classes for WellDatrix, a medically supervised weight
management program based in Irvine, CA.
has been a dedicated Iyengar yoga practitioner for the past 15 years and has
recently begun Pilates classes.
Catherine L. Speckmann, LCSW
Catherine L Speckmann, LCSW
good change can be difficult. My personal philosophy toward change is based on
empowerment. I like to help people recognize and utilize the tools that are
available to them. My background is diverse. I began my career in 1989 as an
addictions counselor. The connection between addictions and mental health
disorders is strong. Dual diagnosis has always been an area of interest for me.
I attended the University of Wisconsin where I received my Masters Degree. I
graduated with honors on the Children and Family track. Licensed to practice as
a psychotherapist in both California and Wisconsin, I have experience in both
an outpatient and an acute hospital setting. For many years, I was the Director
of the Child and Adolescent program at a Milwaukee clinic. I do, however, work
with all age groups. I have experience in the following areas:
successfully planned and implemented community support groups that address the
needs of: children in foster care, parents of children with a mental illness,
social skills for children with ADHD, teens and substance abuse, and women in
recovery with a dual diagnosis. My practice includes integrating proven,
effective clinical treatment methods
extensive life experience. I will meet you where you are at and assist you in getting
to where you want to be.
Dr. Adrienne Pasek has extensive experience performing neuropsychological evaluations and cognitive assessments in private practice and for governmental agencies. Dr. Pasek provides trainings and presentations to law enforcement agencies and companies nationwide. Dr. Pasek also has broad experience in conflict resolution as a former Executive Director for a non-profit Mediation Center working for the courts of Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. She is proficient and skilled in mediation and arbitration for parties seeking alternative solutions to legal disputes. Dr. Pasek is also a former Educational Liaison for several school districts. She has vast knowledge of child development and routinely provides screenings and assessments for children suspected of struggling with learning disabilities.
Dr. Aram Amini Nejad
is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist in the state of California. She
obtained her B.A. degree from California State University Long Beach,
and earned her Master’s and Doctorate degree in clinical psychology from
California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International
University in Alhambra, California, accredited by American Psychological
Dr. Amini Nejad’s
professional experience and training in mental health have included
working with adult individuals, couples and families who struggle with
array of psychological disorders such as depression, anxiety, bipolar,
OCD, Trauma, PTSD, grief and loss, alcohol and substance abuse, comorbid
disorders, LGBTQ issues, personality disorders, life adjustments and
interpersonal difficulties. Dr. Amini Nejad also helps individuals who
desire to improve their self esteem, communication, marriages and
Dr. Amini Nejad has great appreciation
for diversity and multiculturalism and provides psychological services
in Farsi, Arabic and Turkish (Azari), as well.
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