Narine Babikian, MHA
Narine is a dedicated professional with almost two decades of experience across Healthcare, Business Development, Sales, and Marketing. A firm believer that mental health is the pinnacle of our overall well-being, she is driven by a passion to contribute meaningfully to this critical aspect of human life. As a leading member of The Meadowglade’s team, Narine is committed to being part of a company where she can give back to the community and witness the transformative impact that valuable changes in mental health services can bring.
Narine’s educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration, providing her with a robust foundation for making impactful changes in healthcare systems. Beyond her professional accomplishments, Narine is a well-rounded individual with a variety of interests. Her hobbies include reading, where she finds solace and inspiration, hiking to connect with nature and stay active, and cooking as a creative outlet. Family holds a special place in her heart, and she values spending quality time with loved ones.
Dr. Haroon Burhanullah, MD
Dr. M. Haroon Burhanullah is a board-certified psychiatrist with experience in consultation psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, and geriatric neuropsychiatry. He graduated from Dow Medical College in Pakistan before completing postdoctoral work in neuroimaging at Johns Hopkins University.
He has published in several peer-reviewed journals, including the highly respected American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. Dr. Burhanullah is deeply committed to treating each patient with utmost care and respect. He is passionate about working with the most vulnerable patients, including those with moderate to severe behavioral problems whose families often suffer from caregiver burnout.
- Relationship Issues
- Anxiety and Mood Disorders
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Christina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Furman University. With over 25 years of experience, Christina specializes in providing therapy services to individuals, couples, and families. Her areas of expertise include adolescent and children’s behavioral concerns, relationship issues, anxiety and mood disorders, family conflict, special needs children and adolescents, HIV/AIDS, LGBTQI, couples therapy, and depression.
Christina’s extensive work experience showcases her dedication and passion for helping others. She has worked with diverse and high-risk populations, providing services to individuals and families in residential treatment and supporting children with severe behavioral issues and autism. Christina has a strong foundation in cognitive behavioral therapy and behavior modification, utilizing applied behavioral analysis techniques to reduce maladaptive behaviors in children and adolescents.
Employing a strengths-based approach and solution-focused therapy, Christina designs personalized treatment plans to address the unique needs of her clients. She is well-versed in interventions such as increasing self-awareness, improving coping skills, stress management techniques, mindfulness training, and guided imagery. With her wealth of knowledge and compassionate demeanor, Christina strives to support individuals in reaching their goals and improving their well-being through evidence-based and client-centered therapeutic approaches.
- Masters of Social Work, CSU
As a family therapist, Alyssa understands the importance of significant relationships to support and sustain recovery and to provide meaningful connections and a sense of purpose for every individual. She utilizes a family systems approach and is certified as a Strengthening Families Program instructor.
Alyssa has honed her skills as a therapist providing individual and group therapy in agencies providing intensive, residential, and outpatient services. She brings a trauma-informed lens and a strengths-based perspective into each clinical setting to help clients realize their personal resiliency and inspire hope. In her clinical practice, Alyssa communicates genuine care in creating a partnership for recovery. She believes individuals and families are looking for genuine solutions and a way forward toward healthy, happy, and meaningful lives and thus partners with clients to help them heal from painful pasts, reduce anxiety, and develop necessary skills to reach their goals and find fulfillment. In addition to a family systems approach, Alyssa utilizes CBT, Narrative Therapy, DBT, and psychodynamic perspective to help clients in recovery.
Alyssa has been married for more than 30 years and enjoys relationships with her husband, three children, and two grandchildren.
- Masters of Psychology, Pepperdine
Matthew found his passion for mental health while working as a residential counselor with adolescents struggling with mental health issues. His work continued with foster youth deeply affected by abuse and trauma and adults in the LGBTQ+ community seeking help with a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, guilt/shame, and more. Working from a foundation of mindfulness, CBT, and existential and postmodern philosophies, Matthew seeks to align with people struggling with mental health issues, helping them find their way to improved mental health and well-being.
Jasmine has experience working with clients who struggle with eating disorders, OCD, trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder, psychosis, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. Additionally, Jasmine has experience assisting those that have been in active crisis and helped guide them toward safety. Jasmine has experience as a therapist working in settings such as family and community-based programs, with adolescents and children, and with adults in both outpatient and inpatient settings.
With the knowledge that each client is on their own unique journey toward mental well-being, Jasmine individualizes her approach to fit the specific needs of each client she works with. Jasmine views therapy as a collaborative process in which clients can safely explore their struggles, enhance their strengths, challenge themselves, and grow as individuals. Jasmine is continually inspired by the clients she has the great opportunity to work with, and is honored to be a part of their journeys.
Jonathan is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC) who earned his Master of Clinical Psychology at Notre Dame de Namur University. He has worked with adolescents, adults, and couples in managing stress, depression, anxiety, conflict resolution, gaining insight, reducing trauma responses, and behavioral modification. His traditional approach is an eclectic merge of psychodynamic therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, and somatic therapy to help clients achieve their individual and mental health goals.
Jonathan’s focus is establishing a space centered around trust, processing thoughts and feelings without judgment, and building a healthy sense of self. During therapy sessions, you can expect to learn strategies to reduce emotional distress, develop awareness around maladaptive thoughts, and increase insight into unhelpful patterns of behaviors or relationships that keep you stuck.
Valerie Castillo has worked with people struggling with mental health challenges for over 3 years. She views mental health as a complex, integrated issue that need ongoing support from not only a treatment team, but also from family, friends, and loved ones.
Valerie graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree from California State University Northridge in Social Sciences and received her Master’s in Clinical Counseling from Alliant International University.
She is a big believer in working with the client to help alter the cognitive mind, allowing the client to apply it to their behavior, actions, and daily life. This theoretical evidence-based practice is known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Borrowing from Aaron Beck, the founder of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, “There is more on the surface than what our eyes can see.” Each individual is unique in their own way, but there is so much more within the individual that we do not always see. In her free time, Valerie spends time with her family and friends and enjoys exercising, hiking, and spending quiet time at home.
Audrey earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from California State University, Channel Islands in 2018. She has three years of experience working with a diverse population of adolescents and adults in a high-acuity inpatient hospital. Audrey has an extensive background of supporting clients who are struggling with depression, anxiety, OCD, eating disorders, Tourette’s Syndrome, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, psychosis, and PTSD.
Audrey’s mission is to motivate her clients to reach their personal goals of wellness and growth. She is dedicated to supporting clients better understand the discharge planning process so they can graduate from treatment with greater confidence in their aftercare plans and knowledge of helpful resources. Witnessing her clients’ improvement in emotional and behavioral stability is most rewarding. Audrey is passionate about self-care practices, organization, journaling, and anything sports related.
Tanya’s nursing approach is heavily influenced by her knowledge and study of science as it relates to treatment for those struggling with mental health issues. Working in various mental health settings, including inpatient, residential, and recovery centers for at-risk women and children, enhanced Tanya’s compassion and empathy for those suffering from various mental health disorders. Tanya has extensive experience working with patients struggling with PTSD, mood disorders, mental illness, and anxiety.
Tanya stays up to date with psychiatric medications by researching and reviewing case studies to better provide patients with education and comfort regarding changes to their medications. Tanya’s nursing approach is to meet each patient where they are in their journey toward stabilization and recovery. She strongly advocates for clients’ medication concerns and gives them a voice in their treatment while building a trusting and safe relationship.
Alexis received degrees in Child Development, Early Childhood Education, and Psychology. She has experience assisting clinical clientele, applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapy, and counseling children, adults, and families in school settings, in the home, and clinical office settings. Additionally, she has worked with a variety of clients with diverse/dual diagnosis including, but not limited to attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiant disorder, major depression, generalized anxiety, bipolar disorder, PTSD, and personality disorders.
Alexis is dedicated to creating the best possible experience for clients as well as working with the clinical team and educating herself on how to better support the clients in any way she can. She is deeply motivated by her family and enjoys puppy therapy, a good movie, good food, and leaving a little sparkle wherever she goes.
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