Meet The Mental Health Providers

MHCA Providers

Our team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists and mental health providers at MHCA is composed of highly qualified mental health professionals including Licensed Clinical Psychologists, Licensed Clinical Psychiatrists, 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.

Dr. Ryan House

Dr. Ryan 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. Ryan … Read more

Dr. Kristen Northup

Dr. Northup, PsyD, MSW is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with adults and adolescents from diverse backgrounds. Dr. Northup helps individuals utilize their own strengths and internal resources to achieve mental wellbeing and increased life satisfaction.

Robert Palechek

Robert Palechek, BSHCA, Paramedic, Wellness Director, Administrative Director. Inspiration  Robert Palechek was inspired to pursue holistic health through the experience he had while working as a first responder. He noticed … Read more

Raul Rivera, PA-C, is a psychiatric physician assistant at mental health center of america

Raul Rivera

Raul Rivera, PA-C, is a physician assistant who works with and manages patients dealing with various mental health illnesses. He helps patients dealing with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, by utilizing antidepressant, antianxiety, and mood-stabilizing medications that are tailored to a patient’s symptoms.

Alaina Vacco, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant for mental health care and wellness of adults

Alaina Vacco

Alaina Vacco, PA-C, is a Physician Assistant for mental health care and wellness of adults and adolescents. She believes in a collaborative approach to emotional and mental well-being. This is accomplished through counseling, nutrition, medications, mindfulness, and other modalities that enable people to achieve their greatest levels of healing.

Dr. Brian Espinoza Supervising Psychiatrist at mental health center of america

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 to help patients obtain wellness.

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

Glenn Goodrich

Glenn Goodrich, LPC is a licensed professional counselor who works with adults and couples to navigate everyday challenges, improve the self, and formulate meaningful relationships with the self and others. … Read more

Jade Zinser

Jade Zinser, LAC, NCC is a Mental Health Therapist and Neurofeedback Provider who positively impacts the lives of adolescents and adults by creating the safest place possible to reach their … Read more

Mirna Pacheco

Mirna Pacheco is a Licensed Professional Counselor who works with adults in all stages of life to help them spark their innate ability to heal from traumatic experiences, navigate through … Read more

Julianne Haddad

Julianne Haddad LMSW, is a Mental Health Therapist who assists in the healing of individuals to overcome life’s challenges by navigating through feelings, processing self-awareness, and empowering inner strengths. Julianne … Read more

Lou Colletti

Lou Colletti, LAC is a Licensed Associate Counselor who works with patients to build skills, process trauma, and help them achieve their desired outcomes. Lou believes that all human beings … Read more

Dr. John Mansoor

Dr. John Mansoor, PsyD is a licensed clinical health psychologist who works primarily with adults to develop a heightened sense of awareness and improve their ability to manage their problems … Read more

Channing Cabanilla, PA

Channing Cabanillas

Channing Cabanillas, PA-C, is a certified Physician Assistant who works with patients of varying ages and backgrounds to help them gain a better understanding of their own mental health and … Read more

Jonathon Shasteen, PhD, MS

Dr. Jonathon Shasteen, PhD, MS is a psychology postdoctoral resident who works with children, adolescents, and adults to build habits and skills that improve brain health and quality of life.  … Read more

Dr. Christina E. Horner

Dr. Christina Horner, PsyD, is a post-doctoral clinical psychology resident who works with individuals across the lifespan to help support those enduring symptoms associated with anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, and … Read more

Dr. Sarah Trahan

Dr. Trahan, NMD is a Board-Certified Naturopathic Physician. Dr. Trahan brings with her a passion for holistic, evidence-based, and compassionate healthcare. Her work as a physician aims to address the foundations … Read more

Oksana McFall

Oksana McFall, PA-C, is a certified Physician Assistant who works with children, adolescents, and adults to provide mental health care for various psychiatric disorders and challenges. Oksana believes that mental … Read more

Zeina Naoum, PsyD, MPH

Zeina Naoum, PsyD, MPH, is a post-doctoral resident who works with people across the lifespan in a collaborative way to assure they are living to their fullest potential focusing on … Read more

Suzanne Jacobs

Suzanne Jacobs is a licensed clinical social worker with specialization in Dementia care, gerontology, health/wellness coaching, cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia, emotionally focused therapy, trauma, depression, anxiety, grief and loss.  … Read more

Carlos Williams

Carlos Williams LMSW, is a therapist. who works with youth, individuals, groups, couples, families, veterans, those considered SMI, addiction issues, mature aged adults, different cultures, different backgrounds by utilizing CBT, … Read more

Dr. Jack Deeming

Jack Deeming, PsyD, is a post doctoral resident who works with adults dealing with PTSD, anxiety, depression, grief, and loss. Jack knows that both introspection and engaging in meaningful relationships … Read more

John Garay

John Eli Garay, MBA/MS, LAC is a Licensed Associate Counselor who uses a trauma-informed & integrated approach to help people overcome depression, anxiety, PTSD, & life changes. John Eli helps … Read more

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