Meet The Providers

MHCA Providers

Our team at MHCA is composed of highly qualified mental health professionals including Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Professional Counselors and Licensed Clinical Workers.

Dr. Soffia Palsdottir

Dr. Palsdottir is currently the chief psychologist at Mental Health Center of America, developing clinical services, supervising mental health professionals, and conducting comprehensive psychological assessments for general mental health concerns. … Read more

Dr. Ryan House

Dr. House is currently a co-founder and the Chief Operating Officer of Mental Health Center of America, a multidisciplinary, outpatient mental health treatment center. Education In 2021, Dr. House graduated … Read more

Dr. Mona Amini

Dr. Mona Amini is a psychiatry leader with a proven track record in mental health administration, clinical psychiatric care, and advising. She enjoys leading complex clinical mental health operations for … Read more

Dr. Kristen Northup

Dr. Northup, PsyD, MSW is a psychology post-doctoral resident who works with adults and adolescents from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Northup helps individuals utilize their own strengths and internal resources to … Read more

Robert Palechek

Robert Palechek, BSHCA, Paramedic, Wellness Associate. Robert provides holistic therapies for patients such as Cryotherapy, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy, Infrared Sauna sessions, Cold Plunge and Red-Light Therapy. These therapeutics create a … Read more

Raul Rivera

Raul Rivera, PA-C, is a physician assistant who works with and manages patients dealing with various mental health illnesses such as depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, by utilizing antidepressant, antianxiety, … Read more

Dr. Douglas Cowan

Douglas Cowan, Psy.D., LMFT is a licensed therapist and neurofeedback provider in both Arizona and California who works with people of all ages to improve mood, clarity of thought, and … Read more

Alaina Vacco

Alaina Vacco, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant for mental health and wellness of adults and adolescents. Alaina believes that a collaborative approach to emotional and mental well-being through counseling, nutrition, … Read more

Dora Holliday

Dora Holliday is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Art Therapist who works with teens and adults in individual, family, and group settings to assist in developing and reaching therapeutic goals … Read more

Dr. Brian Espinoza Supervising Psychiatrist

Dr. Brian Espinoza

Dr. Brian Espinoza is a Psychiatrist who works with MHCA Physician Assistants to help with supervision and oversight. Dr. Espinoza has over 3 decades of experience with medication treatments available … Read more

Luis DeLeon

Luis DeLeon, LMSW is a mental health therapist who works with adolescents, young adults, and adults to help build resiliency from a strength’s perspective. Luis believes in treating the whole … Read more

Crystal Robeson

Crystal Robeson, LMSW is a Mental Health Therapist who works with people of all ages and backgrounds to assist them in reaching their mental health goals by providing a safe … Read more

Dr. Cynthia Grunsten

Cynthia Grunsten, PsyD., M.Ed, is a psychology post-doctoral resident who works with children, adolescents and adults. Dr. Grunsten’s goal is to help others live a more fulfilling and harmonious life … Read more

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