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.
Elizabeth Roberts, MD is a board-certified Psychiatrist who treats
children, teens and adults in private practice and provides expert advice on
cutting-edge topics in psychiatry through TV, radio and print media. Dr.
Roberts is dedicated to educating the public regarding psychiatric conditions
and the appropriate use of psychiatric medications. She is a tireless advocate
for her patients who rarely have a voice in the public forum.
Dr. Roberts derives her expertise
not only from academic study but from a wealth of personal and professional
experiences that make her particularly well positioned to understand and
educate on the topic of mental health. Her past experience in psychiatry has
spanned service in the most impoverished areas to the most elite clinics,
including her position as Medical Director of Hazelden, in Chicago to providing
psychiatric services through the county mental health clinics to the homeless
in Riverside county.
Dr. Elizabeth Roberts has been
guiding, caring and advocating for children and adults for over thirty years,
half of those years as a physician. Her work in human services started with
running the soup kitchen and housing the homeless. Not only has she worked as a
child and adolescent psychiatrist, but her career as a child advocate started
at 17 years old, as a volunteer counselor of runaways. Her service to children
went on to include coaching sports in poor neighborhoods, providing direct care
for profoundly physically and mentally handicapped teenagers, and culminated
with a career in teaching. She was a classroom teacher in schools that ran the
gamut from the most prestigious private schools to the most disadvantaged
public schools in the Chicago area.
She has worked to educate parents
and professionals in various settings. She has lectured at Berkeley University
on the use of psychiatric medications in children and conducted public seminars
on mental illness and parenting techniques through hospitals, high schools, and
ChADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) meetings.
When Dr. Roberts entered Medical
School, she was a single mother, her children were eight, seven, and four years
old at the time. She attended Rush Medical College and completed her medical
education with a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the Medical
School at Northwestern University of Chicago.
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., 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 effect 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.
Dr. Jessica Denbo
is a Licensed Psychologist who received her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
from the American School of Professional Psychology. She works with
adults as well as children and adolescents and specializes in individual,
couples, and family therapy. Dr. Denbo has a significant amount of
experience in treating ethnically, culturally, and spiritually diverse client
populations with a wide range of psychological difficulties. These
include anxiety, depression, trauma, stress and adjustment issues, self-esteem,
relational problems, parenting issues, and childhood disorders such as
attention deficits and attachment-based disturbances. She is skilled in
long-term therapy as well as brief solution-focused therapy. Dr. Denbo
has had specialized training in psychodynamic oriented psychotherapy as well as
in the treatment of eating disorders and body image disturbances. Her
professional experience includes private practice, community counseling
centers, intensive outpatient treatment programs, and mental health
agencies. In addition to her work with patients, Dr. Denbo provides
clinical supervision to doctoral students.
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.
April Murray, RD is a registered
dietitian specializing in nutrition counseling for eating disorders as well as
weight loss, diabetes, disease prevention and cardiac health.
Ms Murray graduated from the University of
California Davis with a Bachelor of Science in clinical nutrition. She then
attended Stony Brook University in New York where she completed an ADA
accredited Dietetic Internship. April is a member of the American Dietetic
Association and the Orange County district of the California Dietetic
Association where she stays connected with the latest research. Ms Murray has
worked successfully with a wide variety of clients. In her experience she has
found that a non-dieting, intuitive eating approach has been most successful in
helping her clients reach their goals.
Danielle Organista, LMFT has been practicing since she graduated from CSU, Dominguez Hills in
1997. She specializes in helping individuals in their twenties transition
through the often tumultuous stages of early adulthood. She offers strategies
to help 20 to 30 somethings discover what it is they want and don’t want at
this stage in their life. Her clients work with her as a team to develop a plan
of action for their life is reflective of their needs, wants and true passions.
When someone has a solid understanding of who they are, opportunities and
answers to the most anxiety-provoking questions will present themselves when
you least expect it.
areas of expertise include: adoption, anxiety or fears, depression, divorce,
eating disorders, infertility, loss or grief, quarter-life issues, parenting,
as well as relationship issues. She sees children, adolescents and adults.
Lana Delshadi, Ed.D., Dr. Delshadi received her doctorate degree in counseling psychology
for clinical settings from OISE- University of Toronto, Canada. She obtained a
post – graduate certificate in Neuropsychology from the Fielding Institute.
Dr. Delshadi is a Licensed Clinical Neuropsychologist in the state of
California. She has been working at Crossroads Psychotherapy Group, Inc. since
Delshadi has experience working with adults and children in various settings
including schools, counseling centers, hospitals and private practice. Her
areas of specialty include neuropsychological testing for ages 5 and over. She
assesses various issues including learning disabilities, ADHD, autism spectrum,
post head–trauma and dementia. In psychotherapy she works with various issues
including depression, anxiety, relationship issues and health issues.
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.
Leanna Holly, MFT is a Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in individual and family therapy.
her areas of expertise are interpersonal relationships, healing
emotional ailments (such as depression, anxiety, anger, or grief),
issues impacting children and adolescents, problems with attachment,
family conflict, and creative-expressive therapies.
is an interactive, solution-focused therapist that integrates
complementary methodologies and techniques to offer a highly
personalized approach tailored to each client. With compassion and
understanding, she works with individuals and families to repair
relationships, interrupt harmful patterns, create positive changes, and
build on personal strengths and resources.
working with children or adolescents, Leanna integrates a variety of
expressive techniques such as art, writing, play, sand, clay, music, and
movement. When working with parents, she strives to teach nurturing and
effective parenting skills. Parents are guided in strategies for
developing and strengthening attachment with their children and are
offered new tools and strategies for improving family interactions,
problem solving, and improving communication patterns.