Adel Eldahmy, MD, MBA completed his residency in Psychiatry at the University of California, Irvine 1984. His fellowship in Psychiatry included the Eating Disorders Program at the University of California, Irvine, after which he went to private practice in Southern California.
In 1997, Dr Eldahmy received his HealthCare MBA from the University of California, Irvine.
Medical Director of MDLaguna intensive outpatient Eating Disorders program, Laguna Niguel, CA.
Medical Director of Laguna Behavioral and Long Beach Behavioral.
Dr. Eldahmy served as chief of staff at Los Altos Hospital, Long Beach, CA,
Medical Director of Long Beach Eating Disorders Clinic, Long Beach Psychiatric Center, Charter Hospital Eating Disorders Program, Long Beach, CA, Medical Director of Charter Hospital outpatient Clinics in Los Alamitos, CA.
Dr Eldahmy founded Telemed Foundation , a Telemedicine non-profit Organization in 2012.
Member of the American Medical Association.
Member of American Telmedicine Association.
Member of the International Society of Telemedicine and eHealth.
Joseph R. Simpson, MD, Ph.D., Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 2001 B.A.
magna cum laude in biology,
Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1992
Fellowship in Forensic Psychiatry, Keck School of Medicine, USC Institute
of Psychiatry, Law and Behavioral Science, Los Angeles, California, July
Chief Resident, Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit (acute inpatient ward),
West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, July 2004-June
Internship and Residency, UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute/West Los Angeles
VA Medical Center, June 2001-June 2005
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Forensic Psychiatry Certificate
No. 1797, 2009
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of California,
Irvine School of Medicine, July 2009-present
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, USC Keck School of Medicine,
Clinical Instructor, Dept. of Psychiatry, USC Keck School of Medicine, July
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine School of
Medicine, July 2009- Present
Provide clinical supervision of second-year psychiatry residents in emergency
and urgent- care psychiatry. Lecture to second-year psychiatry residents on
forensic psychiatry and medico-legal issues and to first- and second-year
psychiatry residents on substance abuse.
Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Southern California Keck School
of Medicine, July 2006-Present
Provide lectures to forensic psychiatry fellows on firearms laws, on
neuroimaging and genetics in forensic psychiatry. Provide mentoring of forensic
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
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 in
April Murray, RD
is a registered dietitian specializing in nutrition counseling for eating
disorders as well as weight loss, diabetes, disease prevention and cardiac
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.
Ms Murray 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.
Speckmann, LCSW Change-even 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: Addictions, ADHD, Adjustment Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Behavior Disorders, Dual Diagnosis, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders (Depression/Bipolar), Self-mutilation, Trauma and PTSD.
I have 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
along with extensive life experience. I will meet you where you are at
and assist you in getting to where you want to be.
Enas Elshiwick, MFT, PsyD 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.
Dr. Elshiwick 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.
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 associated 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.