Our Board

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Our Officers

Chair Emeritus

James Lake M.D.

Dr. Lake is a Board certified psychiatrist in private practice in Monterey, California. He has chaired symposia and workshops at APA meetings and other national and international conferences on non-conventional and integrative mental health care. Dr. Lake has served as a clinical assistant professor in the department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Stanford, and is currently a visiting assistant professor of medicine at University of Arizona School of Medicine, Center for Integrative Medicine. He founded and chaired the American Psychiatric Association’s Caucus on Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Mental Health Care from 2004 through 2010 and was appointed to a special APA Task Force on CAM and integrative medicine. He is currently co-chair of the working group on integrative mental health in the Consortium on Academic Healthcare Centers in Integrative Medicine, and is a founding member and chair of the International Network of Integrative Mental Health. Dr. Lake has published numerous peer-reviewed articles and chapters on integrative medicine and psychiatry. He contributes a regular column on integrative mental health care to Psychiatric Times, and serves on the editorial review boards of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine, Journal of the Association for Advances in Philosophy, Psychiatry and Psychology, and Jour of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr. Lake is the author or editor of four textbooks on non-conventional mental health care: Chinese Medical Psychiatry: A Clinical Manual, (with Bob Flaws), Blue Poppy Press, 2000; Textbook of Integrative Mental Health Care, Thieme, 2006; and Complementary and Alternative Treatments in Mental Health Care (co-edited with David Spiegel), American Psychiatric Press, 2007, and Integrative Mental Health Care: A Therapist’s Handbook, Norton, 2009. Long-standing interests include the role of culture in mental illness, the philosophy and history of medicine, and the role of consciousness and intentionality in healing. Contact Dr. Lake through his website www.IntegrativeMentalHealth.net

Chair

Ron Glick M.D.

Dr. Glick is Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at UPMC Shadyside and an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh. His background is in Psychiatry and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, with much of his practice focused on complementary approaches to chronic pain management. He has been a steering committee representative to the Consortium since 2003, was prior Educational Working Group co-chair, and currently serves as co-chair of the Integrative Mental Health Sub-group. He utilizes an integrative approach in his practice, incorporating traditional pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic approaches, appropriate referral for complementary therapies, as well as counseling regarding supplements, nutrition, exercise, and stress-management. Interests include Tai Chi and golf & his favorite expression is “I’m too young to be a grandpa”.

Vice-Chair

Judith Pentz, M.D.

Dr. Pentz is a board certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist and has been in practice for 20 years. She has an integrative/holistic private practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Dr. Pentz did a brief sabbatical in New Zealand about eight years ago. Upon her return, she has evolved her practice to include complementary/integrative focus. Her interests include individual therapy with a spiritual, in depth focus, the role of nutrition and nutriceuticals as option/additions to psychotropic medication. Assisting therapists, physicians and others in health care fields to explore finding their own heart-focused approach in their work is an important interest. Dr. Pentz returned to University of New Mexico in the past 2 years as assistant clinical professor. She had worked as adjunct faculty with the development of school based health clinics. Her current research interest is to focus on a mindfulness meditation based project with teens having metabolic syndrome. Her current work at UNM is assisting in the expansion of the Telehealth program with the Native Americans in the first ever agreement with Indian Health Service and a university. She has lectured to the public and to school based therapists, teachers, and primary care providers about integrative mental health. Dr. Pentz recently began the steps to become an Anusara yoga teacher. Ayurveda medicine is also a strong interest. Having completed 4 cleanses called Panchakarma with Dr Sunil Joshi, she is writing about her experience to share with others about its value in physical, emotional and spiritual balance and growth.

Secretary

Stephanie Neva Gadsden, ND

Steph is the co-director of Merge Health Integrative Medicine Clinic in Melbourne, Australia.  Practicing as a  Naturopath and Mindfulness Consultant Steph primary focus is helping people with chronic mental health conditions in particular bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety return to a state of wellness through holistic care. Mindfulness groups using the mindfulness-integrated-CBT approach is a big part of Steph’s practice.

Stephanie has also conducted research on the integrative model publishing a study on Naturopathic Medicine for Self-Assessed Mood and Anxiety in the journal, Advances in Integrative Medicine.

As a recovered sufferer of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Stephanie is committed to helping patients with fatigue disorders manage their condition and become well. She is passionate about educating practitioners on how to treat CFS patients effectively and has recently authored the CFS chapter in the 2nd Edition of Clinical Naturopathy.

Treasurer

Carol Veizer, MA, ACS, NCC, LPC

Ms. Veizer is the director of the NJ Center for the Healing Arts, an integrative mental health clinic that she established in 1989. She also maintains a private practice. She is a consultant to professionals interested in developing integrative practices and clinics, and she assists in the design of healing spaces. Carol has a master’s degree in psychological counseling with a specialization in addictions (including gambling prevention and treatment). She has additional education and extensive training in health psychology, behavioral medicine, the humanities, and community organization. She is currently completing her doctoral dissertation in Psychology at Saybrook University. The focus of her research is parallel healing and partnerships between clients, therapists, and CAM practitioners in an integrative mental health clinic. Her certifications include the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC), Provider of Continuing Education through the NBCC (provider #6422), Approved Clinical Supervisor (ACS) certified by the CCE (Council of Continuing Education), Certified MARI (Mandala Research Institute) facilitator, certified in Reiki (Level II), and certified as a Hypnotherapist. Carol’s Clinic serves people ages 2 through the end of the lifecycle. In addition to providing mental health care, the CAM services offered at the clinic include acupuncture, herbal medicine, chiropractic, nutritional consultation, therapeutic massage, Reiki, hypnotherapy, and creative expressive therapies. The clinic provides a model of patient-centered care in an environment that is mindful of diversity, the needs of both individuals and community, and the importance of culture and creativity in healing.

Assistant to the Secretary

Chanel Heermann

 

Our Board

Hyla Cass M.D.

Dr. Cass is a board-certified psychiatrist and nationally recognized expert in integrative medicine. She applies principles of functional medicine in her clinical practice, and lectures widely to both health professionals and the public. She appears regularly on radio and TV (e.g. Dr. Oz, The View, MSNBC), has been quoted in many national magazines, and blogs for the Huffington Post. A member of the Medical Advisory Board of the Health Sciences Institute and Taste for Life Magazine, she has served on the boards of California Citizens for Health and the American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM). She graduated from the University of Toronto School of Medicine, interned at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, and completed a psychiatric residency at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center/UCLA. She consults to the supplement industry on formulation. She is the author of several books including: Natural Highs, 8 Weeks to Vibrant Health, and Supplement your Prescription: What Your Doctor Doesn’t Know About Nutrition. For more information, see http://www.cassmd.com.

Sally Dodds, Ph.D.

Dr. Dodds is Research Associate Professor/Research Scholar of Medicine at the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Previously, she was Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine and simultaneously was Professor of Social Work at Barry University. Dr. Dodds has been principal investigator/co-principal investigator on numerous federally-funded clinical, behavioral, health services, and educational research studies in integrative medicine, HIV/AIDS, mental health, and women’s health. These include a nationwide Integrative Medicine in Family Medicine Residency Program; two health services studies to integrate HIV primary care and mental health services; a health services study to integrate treatment of traumatic stress, co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders, and primary care in women; a study of health outcomes in HIV seropositive women with post traumatic syndromes, substance abuse, and psychiatric disorders; three behavioral studies on prevention of HIV transmission among injection drug users and their female sexual partners, women’s adherence to zidovudine in the perinatal period, and on tuberculosis skin testing in pregnant, HIV-infected women; and a qualitative study of cultural and gender determinants of obesity in African American women. For 12 years, she was principal investigator of a national mental health provider training program in HIV/AIDS that reached more than 60,000 psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, and social workers. Internationally, she has been an investigator on two studies in India to determine the impact of poverty and social deprivation on HIV transmission, and was a special consultant on AIDS to the US Ambassador to Haiti. Her interests are in models of integrative health and mental health systems and services; psychosocial stress, coping, and social support; psychotherapeutic application of mindfulness meditation and mind/body approaches; and animal assisted therapies. She is a trained psychotherapist and family therapist (structural and strategic), and is certified in equine assisted therapy.

James Duffy, M.D., FANPA, FAAHPM, DABMA

Dr. Duffy is Chief of Integrative Medicine at Sierra Tucson, Catalina, Arizona. Prior to his current position, Dr Duffy was Professor of Psychiatry at M D Anderson Cancer Center and the University of Texas. He is also a Fellow of the McGovern Center for Health, Healing, and the Human Spirit at the University of Texas and a past President of the Institute for Spirituality and Health at the Texas Medical Center. Dr Duffy is a graduate of the University of Rhodesia and completed his residency in Psychiatry at Brown University and Fellowships in Neuropsychiatry at Brown and Harvard universities. He has held full professorships at Cornell, the University of Texas, and the University of Connecticut. He is an elected Fellow of the American Neuropsychiatric Association and the American Academy of Palliative Medicine. Dr. Duffy is board certified in adult psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, palliative medicine, holistic medicine, and medical acupuncture. He has been voted a “Best Doctor in America” since 2001 and has received commendations for his patient advocacy work. Dr. Duffy has published widely in areas related to clinical neuroscience, ethics, and palliative medicine. He has edited four textbooks and has chaired symposia at international meetings in neuropsychiatry, medical history, and palliative medicine. For several years he has been teaching healthcare professionals in contemplative approaches to healing in such venues as Esalen Institute, Naropa University and Shambhala Mountain Center.

Henry Emmons, M.D.

Dr. Emmons is a psychiatrist who integrates mind-body and natural therapies, mindfulness and Buddhist teachings, and compassion and insight into his clinical work. Henry developed the Resilience Training Program, which is currently offered at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing. This unique program is based upon the ideas developed in his books, The Chemistry of Joy and The Chemistry of Calm. His career has been animated by the desire to develop more integrative approaches to the treatment of depression and anxiety. Henry is a sought-after presenter and a respected consultant on such topics as integrating natural and mindfulness therapies in psychiatry, building personal resilience, and personal and professional renewal. In addition to Resilience Training, Henry has developed “A Year of Living Mindfully” and “The Inner Life of Healers: Programs of Renewal for Health Professionals” offered through the University of Minnesota’s Center for Spirituality and Healing. He is also a founding board member of the International Network for Integrative Mental Health.His essay “Insights on the Inner Life of Healers” was included in the book Living the Questions: Essays Inspired by the Work and Life of Parker J. Palmer (Jossey-Bass, 2005). His own books are: The Chemistry of Joy: A Three Step Program for Overcoming Depression Through Western Science and Eastern Wisdom (Simon and Schuster, December 2005) and The Chemistry of Calm: A Powerful, Drug-Free Plan to Quiet Your Fears and Overcome Your Anxiety (Simon & Schuster, October 2010).

Mark David Gilbert, M.D., Dip. ABPN, F.R.C.P. (c)

Dr. Gilbert is Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Skills Group Program at the Arizona Health Sciences Center; Director of Professional Development and Associate Director of Psychosocial Oncology, the Arizona Cancer Center; former Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry; and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the UMC Medical Center, University of Arizona. He has a full affiliation with the Reproductive Health Center in Tucson, and lectures the Mind-Body Medicine, Physician Self-Care, and Coping with Life-Threatening and Chronic Illness courses at the College of Medicine, University of Arizona. He is a contributing member in psychosocial oncology and mind-body medicine for the Integrative Oncology fellowship and student elective program respectively at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Gilbert was the co-director of The Integrated Pain Treatment Center and the Eye of the Hurricane® mind-body medicine skills group program in Toronto, Canada for over 15 years. Dr. Gilbert studied Mind-Body Medicine at UCLA, Harvard’s Mind-Body Medicine Institute, Georgetown University and UCSF. In 1994, Dr. Gilbert pioneered and co-directed Mind-Body Medicine Canada, a multidisciplinary integrative medicine clinic for chronic illness and pain and one of the first Integrative Medicine clinics in Canada. In 1999, he established a mind-body medicine program for a large health care center in downtown Toronto, and in May 2000 opened and co-directed The Integrated Pain Treatment Center. For over 15 years he has been directing and facilitating the Eye of the Hurricane® mind-body medicine group program, a 12 week, 3 hour per week advanced, personal and transformative healing program for patients with life threatening and chronic illness. He also teaches the Eye of the Hurricane® to faculty, residents and medical students. Dr. Gilbert has lectured extensively and published in his field, in both He also teaches the Eye of the Hurricane® to faculty, residents and medical students. Dr. Gilbert has lectured extensively and published in his field, in both the United States and Canada. He was the recipient of the Teacher of the Year Awards in the Department of Psychiatry (2007) from both Junior and Senior Residents, the first time both awards were given to the same recipient in the same year.

Chanel Helgason M.D.

Dr. Chanel Helgason, MD, is a life consultant and integrative psychiatrist who supports people in creating more of what they want in their lives. Using her extensive training and experience in human behavior, relationships, and communication, Dr. Helgason helps her clients become healthier and achieve their maximum potential. She loves to work with anyone who is interested in improving personal well-being. Her interest in these powerful techniques was inspired by her own efforts to create more peace and presence in her daily life. Dr. Helgason received her medical degree from the University of Nebraska Medical Center and went on to complete her psychiatry residency at the University of Arizona in Tucson. She currently serves on the mind-body faculty of Saybrook University. Dr. Helgason is board certified in both Psychiatry and Integrative-Holistic Medicine, and is also certified in Mind-Body Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s fellowship program. She has also completed substantial additional training in the cutting-edge fields of positive psychology and collaborative communication.

Rogier Hoenders, M.D.

Rogier Hoenders is an integrative psychiatrist and researcher on CAM in Groningen, the Netherlands. He is the founder and head of the Centre for Integrative Psychiatry and the chair of the organising committee of the two-yearly conference Integrative Psychiatry (www.congressintegratedpsychiatry.com) and chair of the Dutch network on Integrative Psychiatry. His work is centered around integrating lifestyle interventions (nutrition, exercise, relaxation, meditation) and complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in conventional psychiatry using the principles of evidence based medicine. Other interest are Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan Medicine, running, biking, meditation retreats and traveling.

Pam Pappas M.D., M.D.(H)

Dr. Pappas is a board-certified psychiatrist and classical homeopath practicing in Scottsdale, AZ. After earning her M.D. from Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Dr. Pappas completed an Internal Medicine/Family Medicine internship and Psychiatric Medicine residency at East Carolina University School of Medicine. She later served a fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine at Duke University Medical Center, and is also a graduate of Dr. Andrew Weil’s fellowship in Integrative Medicine at University of Arizona. She facilitates online dialogues in classical homeopathy and whole systems with Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine’s fellowship in Integrative Medicine. Dr Pappas is also board-certified in Integrative Holistic Medicine through the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (http://integrativeholisticdoctors.org/). Having studied and practiced classical homeopathy for over a decade, Dr. Pappas graduated from the Practitioner Certification Program at American Medical College of Homeopathy (www.amcofh.org) in Phoenix, where she is now a faculty member. She continues post-graduate homeopathic studies with Dr. Rajan Sankaran of Mumbai, India and California Center for Homeopathic Education (www.cchomeopathic.com) in Escondido, CA. She has published several book chapters on classical homeopathy in psychiatric conditions, and also in women’s health care. Her interests include writing, healing relationships, physician well-being, and the gifts of nature; she has been fortunate to learn much through mindfulness training, Native American healers, and the Hawaiian process of Ho’oponopono. She is moderator of ongoing discussions with Finding Meaning in Medicine Online, a password-protected site where physicians may confidentially converse with their colleagues about the joys, challenges, and mysteries in their work and lives (www.theheartofmedicine.org). More information can be found at www.drpampappas.com.

Jerome Sarris PhD, MHSc, ND, LAc

Dr. Sarris holds an NHMRC Postdoctoral Clinical Research Fellowship at The University of Melbourne, Department of Psychiatry, in Australia. Jerome moved from clinical practice to academic work, and completed a doctorate at The University of Queensland in the field of psychiatry. He has a particular interest in depression, anxiety and insomnia research pertaining to complementary and integrative medicine, and in nutraceutical psychopharmacology. He is co-editor of Clinical Naturopathy: an evidence-based guide to practice, and has published in many eminent psychiatry journals such as The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Journal of Psychiatric Research, and Sleep Medicine Reviews.

Sue Towey APRN, BC, MS LP

Ms. Towey is a board certified Clinical Nurse Specialist in Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing. Her master’s degree is in clinical psychology and counseling. She is also a Licensed Psychologist. Sue is a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Minnesota Center for Spirituality and Healing, with the Graduate Minor and Certificate programs in Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices. She has been with the Center since its inception in 1995. She created and has taught two classes within the graduate minor program, The Art of Healing: Self as Healer and Mind Body Healing Therapies. She has additional education and experience in behavioral medicine, energy healing therapies, mind-body therapies, cross-cultural and transpersonal/spiritual healing. Her professional experience (30+ years) includes program and organizational development, clinical supervision and clinical practice in integrative mental health. Her private practice (www.integrativehealthconsultants.org) focus is on integrative mental health consultations, education and collaboration with clients. This may include nutriceuticals, mind-body and psycho-spiritual therapies. She also offers consultation and supervision to graduate students, mental health providers and faculty.

Jingduan Yang, M.D.

Dr. Yang is a leading physician, board-certified psychiatrist, certified neuro-emotional technique (NET) practitioner, and international expert on classic forms of Chinese Medicine. He uniquely incorporates psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, neuro-emotional technique, acupuncture and traditional Chinese herbal medicine in the care of patients with a variety of emotional and physical illnesses. Following family tradition, he is a fourth generation teacher and practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), specializing in acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. Dr. Yang received his medicine, psychiatry and neurology training at the Fourth Military Medical University in Xian, China. He then completed a research fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. When he relocated to the United States, Dr. Yang worked as a professor and clinical supervisor at the Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture and Herbal Studies, while obtaining all necessary credentialing to be a licensed U.S. physician. He then completed residency training in psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. Dr. Yang has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles in his fields of expertise, and has been a speaker at several national and international conferences and academic forums. In 2008, Dr Yang received the Bravewell fellowship, and after two years of intensive training in areas including botanical medicine, mind-body physiology, nutrition, and holistic clinical care, Dr. Yang completed a prestigious Integrative Medicine Program at the University of Arizona launched in 2000 by internationally-recognized integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, M.D. Dr. Yang is the founder and medical director of Tao Institute of Mind & Body Medicine. Besides practicing at both Mt. Laurel and Bryn Mawr offices of the Tao Institute, Dr. Yang also practices integrative psychiatry and medicine at the Jefferson Mryna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and leading its Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program.

Our Advisory Board

Iris Bell, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Bell is Family and Community Medicine, Psychiatry, Psychology, Medicine, and Public Health at the University of Arizona and Research Professor at the U of A College of Nursing. She graduated Harvard University Magna Cum Laude and then completed her Ph.D. in Neuro- and Biobehavioral Sciences and M.D. at Stanford University. After a psychiatry residency at the University of California San Francisco, she served on the faculties of UCSF, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Arizona. A Board-certified psychiatrist, her research interests focus on whole systems of complementary and alternative medicine (especially homeopathy), the psychophysiology of human flourishing and well-being, and the application of complex systems theory and science to CAM research. She directs the NIH-funded T32 Arizona CAM Research Training Program based in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. She has published more than 120 professional peer-reviewed papers and is the author of several award-winning books, including Getting Whole, Getting Well: Healing Holistically from Chronic Illness. Her grants have been funded by NCCAM and she serves as a consultant to Standard Homeopathic/Hylands, Inc., a homeopathic manufacturer that does not provide funding for her research.

Patricia Herman, N.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Herman is an NIH/NCCAM-trained research methodologist, a resource economist, and a licensed practicing naturopathic physician. She has been an economist for 29 years and worked in policy and cost-effectiveness analysis across a number of disciplines, including healthcare. In this role she was invited to co-author a commissioned paper on the economics of integrative medicine for the Institute of Medicine’s Summit on Integrative Medicine and the Health of the Public, has served on National Institute of Health review panels, was an invited speaker at the Office of Dietary Supplement’s workshop on the Economic Analysis of Nutrition Interventions: Methods, Research and Policy, and was an invited participant in the Economic Toolkit Expert Panel Conference held at RAND Corporation for the Samueli Institute. Her training and experience in research methodology includes statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, econometrics, psychometrics, and program evaluation as well as general and whole systems research design and health services research methods. As a naturopathic physician she practices one day a week at Sierra Tucson, an inpatient treatment facility. There she provides nutritional and botanical support to enhance the healing and recovery process for patients with eating and mood disorders, trauma, chemical dependency, and chronic pain.

Donald Moss, Ph.D.

Dr. Moss is Chair of the College of Mind-Body Medicine, at the Saybrook University in San Francisco. He is president of Division 30 (hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association, an Executive Council member and Fellow of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, Chair of Certification for the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, and a Board member of the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. He is chief editor of the journal: Biofeedback: A Clinical Journal. He also was lead editor of the Handbook of Mind-Body Medicine for Primary Care (Sage Publications, 2003) and Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology: A Historical and Biographical Sourcebook (Greenwood Press, 1999). He is a consulting editor for the Journal of Neurotherapy, the Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, and the journal Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. He has published over 80 articles and book chapters on psychophysiology, spirituality in health, and integrative medicine. He regularly presents workshops in countries from Australia to China to Mexico and Germany. He has also conducted training for community-based treatment and management of population-wide trauma in Jamaica and Honduras. He is currently preparing a new book on mind-body assessment and treatment, Pathways to Illness, Pathways to Health (Springer Publishing).

Scott Shannon, M.D.

Dr. Shannon has been instrumental in the creation of a holistic and integrative perspective in psychiatry for over a decade. Scott joined the American Holistic Medical Association in 1978 as a founding member and served as President from 2000-2001. Academic Press published his textbook, Handbook of Complementary and Alternative Therapies in Mental Health in 2002. Rodale Press released his book for parents and teachers, Please Don’t Label My Child, in 2007. Recently, Scott started the country’s first academically based Integrative Clinic in Child Psychiatry at the University of Colorado-Children’s Hospital in Denver where he works as Assistant Clinical Professor. He currently serves as President of the American Board of Holistic and Integrative Medicine (2011-2013).

Raquel Schmidt, PhD, RPsych

Dr. Schmidt is a Registered Psychologist in Calgary, Alberta.  Her private practice, Psygeia Psychological Services, is located in an integrative clinic which includes chiropractic, massage, and acupuncture practitioners.  She completed her Ph.D. at Saybrook University; her dissertation focused on the dietary supplements and other treatments naturopathic doctors use to treat women with eating disorders.  Dr. Schmidt is especially interested mental health concerns that have both psychological and physiological components such as eating disorders, stress and lifestyle issues, and pain management.  She also has a M.Sc. in Educational Psychology, a Certificate in Human Resources Management, and 10 years of experience working in a corporate environment; these help provide Dr. Schmidt with a well-rounded perspective and an appreciation for the educational and economic aspects of integrative mental health.

Lynnette Bassman, Ph.D.

Lynette Bassman, Ph.D. is a Psychologist at Central Valley Indian Health in Clovis, CA. For 19 years, she was a Professor at the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant International University in Fresno. She has her doctorate in Counseling Psychology from New York University and a Master’s degree from Columbia University. She has been a psychotherapist for over 30 years, is licensed in California, and maintains a small private psychotherapy practice specializing in health concerns as well as depression, anxiety and other issues. She is the editor of The Whole Mind: The Definitive Guide to Complementary Treatments for Mind, Mood and Emotions, author of The Feel Good Guide to Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, and creator of Don’t Eat That!, an iPhone application to assist people who struggle with emotional eating.