Behavioral Health Providers

Nishan Adihetty, MD, joined Legacy in February of 2013. He earned his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo in Sri Lanka. Dr. Adihetty trained in general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry at Northeast Ohio Medical University.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Adihetty worked as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist and as a General Psychiatrist in Akron, Ohio. While there, he practiced as an Emergency Psychiatrist as well.

Dr. Adihetty is currently board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology. He is also a member of the American Psychiatric Association and American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. He has published articles on suicide prevention. Dr. Adihetty enjoys traveling in his spare time.

Virginia Allen, M.D., joined Legacy Community Health Services in November of 2013. She earned her undergraduate degree in Microbiology from the University of Oklahoma, and then went on to receive her medical degree from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She completed her residency in Psychiatry at UT-Southwestern in Dallas and her fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Allen worked in an outpatient private practice and with the Brazos Valley Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority. Dr. Allen is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP). She recently finished her term as a resident member on the AACAP Healthcare Access and Economics Committee.

Dr. Allen enjoys spending time with friends and family and practicing yoga.

Laura Almore, MA, LMFT, joined Legacy in September of 2012. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston-Downtown in 2002, and then went on to receive her graduate degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake in 2006.

Prior to joining Legacy, Almore worked as an LMFT for the Texas Child and Family Institute. While there, she served as a facilitator for several groups, including Anger Management, Together in Texas-marriage enrichment, and a women’s empowerment group. She also received her certification as a provider for ARC-Active Military Life and Resiliency Skills. She is a member both of HAMFT and AAMFT, both professional chapters of Family Therapist.

Almore enjoys biking, hiking, reading, and attending plays. She also serves as an Associate Minister at her home church in Stafford, Texas.

Shetal Amin, M.D., joined Legacy Community Health Service in April of 2013. She earned her undergraduate degree at Baylor University and went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from St. George’s University. Dr. Amin completed her adult psychiatry residency training at the University of Illinois at Chicago where she served as chief resident her final year of residency. She completed her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine where she again served as chief resident. Dr. Amin has received several awards during her training including the Alpha Omega Alpha Resident Teacher of the Year, Residency Recruitment Award, and the Residency Leadership Award. Dr. Amin is dual board certified in child/adolescent and adult psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Amin worked at DePelchin’s Children’s Center and in private practice treating children and adults for disorders including mood disorders, anxiety spectrum disorders, attention deficit disorders and developmental disorders. She is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, and the Texas Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists. Dr. Amin has presented on both the local and national level on various topics in child psychiatry, mentorship and professionalism, women’s mental health, cultural psychiatry, and complementary and alternative treatments in psychiatry.

Erica Avery, LCSW-S, joined the Legacy Behavioral Health Department in 2011. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) and a Board Approved Clinical Supervisor in the state of Texas. She earned her Master of Social Work at Boston College.

Prior to joining Legacy, Avery worked as a Psychotherapist at Baylor College of Medicine and at a Harris County Hospital District Outpatient School-Based Clinic. She also worked as a Therapist for the Insight Program at Harris County Hospital District, in collaboration with Baylor College of Medicine and the University of Texas- Austin.

As a native Spanish speaker, Avery relishes the opportunity to serve a culturally diverse population. She has experience working with all ages, though her passion is working with children, adolescents, young adults, and families. Avery has helped children and families deal with an extensive array of issues, including developmental delays, behavior or learning problems like ADHD, anxiety, depression, attachment issues, autism spectrum disorders, and trauma. Her approach is guided by the tenets of the strengths-based perspective in which she incorporates developmental, attachment, and family systems theories. Avery focuses on promoting her client’s strengths using individualized treatment plans to foster growth and change. Avery trained at the University of Texas in a number of evidence-based treatments, including Child Trauma Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. She trained in play therapy at DePelchin Children’s Center and the Houston- Galveston Trauma Institute Training Program.

Roma Bhatt, M.A., LPC, NBCC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor and is Nationally Certified as a Counselor by the National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC). She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree at Austin College and went on receive her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University. Prior to joining Legacy in 2011, Roma worked as a psychotherapist at MHMRA and prior to that she worked as a psychotherapist at Child and Family Guidance Center.

Roma particularly enjoys working with children, adolescents, and young adults in both individual and group settings dealing with a wide variety of issues, including adjustment disorder, ADHD, behavioral problems and anger, parenting training, depression, and relational issues. While her counseling approach is eclectic and treatment is tailored to each individual, her theoretical orientation is grounded in cognitive behavioral, client-centered, and solution- focused techniques. She has completed numerous trainings ranging from Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Play Therapy.

Roma is bilingual in English and Gujarati, and linguistically competent in Spanish and Hindi as well. Her goal in therapy is to help her clients gain insight, learn effective coping mechanisms to deal with their distress, and acquire the tools necessary to maximize to their full potential. Her hope is that her clients can take the lessons learned in therapy and utilize the techniques on their own, leading them to a happier, healthier lifestyle.

Lisa Black, M.Ed., LPC, joined Legacy Community Health Services in August of 2013. She earned her undergraduate in Communications from the University of Minnesota, and then went on to receive her Masters of Education in Counseling and Development from Lamar University.

Prior to joining Legacy, Black served as a mental health clinician at UTMB in Correctional Managed Care for four years. While there, she worked extensively with male offenders, focusing on using mindfulness and cognitive therapy to help manage stress and mood disorders. Black is a member of the American Counseling Association.

Black enjoys gardening and exploring the outdoors with her son and husband in her free time.

Amber Burks, M.D. joined Legacy Community Health Services in December of 2011. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Microbiology from Texas A&M University, and went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She completed her residency in Adult Psychiatry as well as a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Burks worked with Mental Health and Mental Retardation Authority as the Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist for a mental health treatment facility for young men in juvenile detention. Dr. Burks is an active member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists.

Dr. Burks enjoys gardening and spending time with family in her spare time.

Pedro M. Bustamante IV, M.D., joined legacy Community Health Services in July of 2012.  He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Texas Pan-American, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude, and went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine in 2006.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Bustamante trained as a General Psychiatry Resident and as a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow in the Menninger Department of Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of medicine.

Dr. Bustamante is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), the Texas Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists, the Lesbian and Gay Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Association (LAGCAPA), and the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH).

Dr. Bustamante was recognized with awards for clinical excellence during both his General Psychiatry Residency and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.  He has published articles in the AACAP Newsletter, LAGCAPA newsletter and Out Smart Magazine.  He has presented at both local and national conferences on LGBT mental healthcare. He also teaches about gender, sexual development and LGBT mental healthcare at Baylor College of Medicine where he serves as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Menninger Department of Behavioral Sciences.

He is a diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology where he is board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry.  His professional interests include the treatment of anxiety, depression, and ADHD in youth.  He is also interested and experienced in providing affirming care to sexual minority youth and gender diverse youth.

Elizabeth Castrellón, LCSW, joined Legacy in September of 2012. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University, and then went on to receive her Master of Social Work degree from Smith College School for Social Work. She completed a Post-Masters Fellowship in Clinical Social Work at the Baylor College of Medicine Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Prior to joining Legacy, Castrellón worked as a Behavioral Health Specialist at the Baylor College of Medicine Community Behavioral Health Program. While there, she worked with Spanish-speaking children and families at a school-based clinic in the Houston area.

Castrellón was selected as a Fellow for the American Psychoanalytic Association for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Marsha Crutchfield, LPC, joined Legacy in May of 2012. She earned both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Baylor University.

Prior to joining Legacy, Crutchfield worked as a Clinical Team Leader and Psychotherapist at Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County. While there, she led a team of case managers who provided social services to adults with chronic mental disorders. She also provided psychotherapy to adolescent males who were detained in a juvenile detention center. This service was extended to their families as well.

In her spare time Crutchfield enjoys working out, going to the movies, and spending time with her family.

Kristina Finley Delhomme, LMFT, LPC, joined Legacy Community Health Services in February of 2014. She earned her Bachelor of Psychology degree from Texas A&M University, and then went on to receive her Master’s degree in Family Therapy from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Prior to joining Legacy, Delhomme worked as a therapist at The Couple Zone. While there, she started the process of becoming certified in Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy. Delhomme is a member American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy and enjoys working with couples and those struggling with addiction.

Delhomme enjoys hunting, hiking, and watching Texas A&M and Texans football with her new husband in her spare time.

Vivian Echevarria, MS, LPC joined Legacy Community Health Services in August of 2013. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the State of Texas and a member of the American Counseling Association and the National Board for Certified Counselors. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Puerto Rico, Rio Piedras Campus, and then went on to receive her Masters of Science in Counseling from the University of Phoenix, in Tucson, Arizona.

Prior to joining Legacy, Echevarria worked as a staff therapist at Innovative Alternatives Inc., and as an employment coach at the Bay Area Financial Opportunity Center. While there, Echevarria earned her certification to serve as a Family Mediator and Critical Incident Stress Management Facilitator. She also facilitated the Spanish trauma and recovery group for victims of abuse.

She has experience leading art classes and psycho-educational groups that help members process abuse and reinforce self-esteem. Echevarria has helped clients to deal with anxiety, depression, grief, domestic violence, marriage, and family and immigration issues.

Echevarria is a native Spanish Speaker and is proficient in Portuguese. In her spare time, Echevarria enjoys baking, drawing, painting, and completing home and fashion design projects.

Nicole Garber, MD, joined Legacy in February of 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Arizona State University, and then went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from Saint Louis University School of Medicine.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Garber completed her fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. She is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association, and has received travel awards from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Garber has published articles in the Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology News and, given presentations at the annual meeting for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Nicole enjoys running marathons in her spare time.

Monica Garza, Ph.D., joined Legacy Community Health Services in August of 2012. She earned her bachelor¹s degree from the University of Notre Dame, and went on to receive her Master of Public Health degree in Health Management and Policy from the School of Public Health at the University of North Texas Health Science Center. Dr. Garza received her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Houston in 2010.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Garza completed an American Psychological Association-accredited Pre-Doctoral internship at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Garza has published eight peer-reviewed articles and given 15 professional presentations at national conferences.

In her spare time, Dr. Garza enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Teandra Gordon, LMFT, joined Legacy in September of 2012. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of St. Thomas, and then went on to receive her Master of Arts in Family Therapy from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She is currently a doctoral candidate at Sam Houston State University, working to attain a Ph.D. in Counselor Education.

Prior to joining Legacy, Gordon worked as a Clinical Intervention Specialist at The Council on Alcohol and Drugs Houston. While there, she provided individual and family therapy, substance abuse assessment, and parenting education to families in Child Protective Services. Gordon is a member of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and has received awards for Outstanding Doctoral Research from Sam Houston State University.

She has published articles in The Family Journal, The Journal of At-Risk Issues, and VISTAS. Gordon has presented nationally at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education Conferences. Her research has also been presented at the American Counseling Association Conference. She was unable to attend this last conference due to being pregnant with one of her four children.

Gordon enjoys watching movies and playing sports with her husband and four kids in her spare time.

Irma Guerrero-Ali joined Legacy Community Health Services in March of 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Sociology from the University of Houston-Clear Lake, and then went on to receive her Master of Arts in Family Therapy from the same institution.

Prior to joining Legacy, Guerrero-Ali worked as a Senior Clinician at Family Services of Greater Houston. While there, she conducted therapy in several schools and home in and around Houston and Baytown. Guerrero-Ali is a member of the Houston Association for Marriage and Family Therapists, and has given presentations for this organization about the roles of culture and religion in relationships, at Wyle Laboratories about reducing stress in the workplace. She has also presented M. D. Anderson Cancer Center about breast cancer and couples, and young adult cancer patients and their friends and family.

Guerrero-Ali enjoys spending time with her family, often outdoors at parks, nature centers and beaches. She also enjoys visiting the many museums in the Houston area.

Joanna Guzman, M.S., L.M.F.T., LPC-S, joined Legacy in March of 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Communication Studies with a minor in Hispanic studies from Northwestern University, and then went on to receive her master’s degree in psychology from Our Lady of the Lake University.

Prior to joining Legacy, Mrs. Guzman worked as a Psychotherapist at a community clinic in the Houston area and previous to that she was a high school Spanish teacher for 5 years within the Houston Independent School District. Mrs. Guzman is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Texas.

Joanna enjoys salsa dancing and volunteers her time in a nonprofit organization, Houston Salsa Dancers, Inc, to help fund an annual educational scholarship program.

Winderlyon Hebert, LPC-S, joined Legacy in January of 2013. She earned her undergraduate degree in Social Work from Texas Southern University, and then went on to receive her master’s in counseling from Prairie View A&M University.

Prior to joining Legacy, Hebert work as a Clinical Team Lead at Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County. She is a member of the National Board of Certified Counselors.

Hebert enjoys spending her free time with her family.

Dana Kober, M.D., joined Legacy Community Health Services in February of 2014. She earned her Bachelor of Liberal Arts and Doctor of Medicine degrees from the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She trained in general adult psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine and completed a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Yale Child Study Center.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Kober was the Clinic Chief of Psychiatry Services at Texas Children’s Hospital. While there she specialized in children with autism spectrum disorders and Tourette’s syndrome. Dr. Kober is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and has received numerous teaching and leadership awards. She has published chapters in several books and gives presentations on topics including autism spectrum disorders and Tourette’s syndrome.

Tanya Krolls, M.D., joined Legacy Community Health Services in September of 2012. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Houston, and went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. She also completed her General Psychiatry Residency and Child Psychiatry Fellowship at this same institution.

Dr. Krolls is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

She enjoys being outside and participating in outdoor activities.

Angela Larery, Ph.D., joined Legacy Community Health Services in April of 2013. She earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Missouri Southern State University, and then went on to receive a master’s degree in school psychology and a doctorate in Clinical Health Psychology and Behavioral Medicine at the University of North Texas.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Larery worked as a clinical neuropsychologist at Matthew Nance, Ph.D., and Associates, where she specialized in the assessment of dementia and other cognitive disorders. While there, she functioned as a liaison with Baylor College of Medicine’s world-renowned Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorder Clinic and was a featured speaker with the Houston Alzheimer’s Association. Dr. Larery is a member of the American Psychological Association. She has expertise in pediatric neuropsychology, and has given multiple presentations on autism spectrum disorders and common psychological disorders seen in children, including ADHD, depression, anxiety disorders, and learning disabilities.

In her free time, Dr. Larery enjoys spending time with her family, including four Labradors, several cats, and two frogs, the lattermost of which have taken up residence in her pool despite repeated eviction attempts. She is an avid gardener and remains active in ballet.

Chad Lemaire, M.D., joined Legacy Community Health Services in July of 2010. He is currently the Associate Medical Director of the Behavioral Health department.

Dr. Lemaire earned a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with Highest Honors. He attended medical school at Baylor College of Medicine after working as a Pediatric Nurse, graduating in 2006 as the first ranked student in his class. Dr. Lemaire also received the Stanley Olson Award for Academic Excellence and Service and the Hilde Bruch Award for Excellence in Psychiatry.

Dr. Lemaire then completed a Psychiatry residency at Baylor College of Medicine’s Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He received the Eugen Kahn Award for Excellence in Psychiatry, given to the outstanding resident in the program. He shared this distinction with Dr. Pedro Bustamante, who is also a Legacy Psychiatrist. Dr. Lemaire was also in a select group of residents chosen from across the country as Fellows in the Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry, where he was part of a Disaster Psychiatry Committee and contributed to writing a book on disaster psychiatry.

Dr. Lemaire is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, the American Psychiatric Association, the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians, and the Houston Psychiatric Society. He served on the American Psychiatric Association¹s Council on Advocacy and Government Relations in 2011-12. Dr. Lemaire continues to serve as a Clinical Instructor in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Baylor College of Medicine, and is board certified in General Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Lemaire’s professional interests include the interface between psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, existential issues throughout the life cycle, mental health care parity, disparities in access to mental health care services, integration of behavioral health and primary care, HIV Psychiatry, disaster response, and grief and resilience. In his personal life, Dr. Lemaire enjoys spending time with his family, especially traveling and spending time outdoors.

Nathalie Marie, M.D., joined Legacy Community Health Services in July of 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and Pre-Medical Science from Boston College, and then went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine. She completed her psychiatric residency in Houston, TX, at the Baylor College of Medicine Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Marie worked as an outpatient psychiatrist at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center. While there, she became certified in cognitive processing therapy and provided group therapy for veterans struggling with trauma-related illness. She was also actively involved in residency training and provided resident supervision in therapy and clinics, and served on the VA Residency Education Committee. Dr. Marie has received the Association of Women Psychiatrists Fellowship award and the Henry P. and M. Page Durkee Laughlin Foundation Distinguished Fellowship award.

Dr. Marie speaks fluent French and loves to travel. She enjoys salsa dancing in her spare time.

Ken Masters, M.D., joined Legacy Community Health Services in February of 2011. He earned his undergraduate degree from Rice University, and went on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Masters was a resident in Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine’s Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. While there, he received the Stacia Michelleto Award, an honor given to the outstanding third-year resident. Dr. Masters has been published in Psychiatric Times as an essayist and has given a number of presentations, including Psychiatry Grand Rounds at Baylor College of Medicine. He has presented on topics including psychodynamic psychotherapy in those with gender dysphoria, depression in Native American populations, and mental health issues among rural populations.

Dr. Masters is actively involved in promoting Native American art and artists. He also volunteers his time promoting health and wellness to Native American teens.

Annette Morales-Tymczak, LPC, joined Legacy in September of 2012. She earned her undergraduate degree at St. Mary’s University and went on to earn her master’s degree at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.

Prior to joining Legacy, Morales-Tymczak served children and families at DePelchin Children’s Center. She has spent her career providing mental health services in a variety of settings. While working with Hurricane Ike survivors, she was selected as an outstanding employee and featured in Texas P.R.I.D.E. magazine. She is bilingual in English and Spanish.

Morales-Tymczak enjoys spending time with her family and exploring the community with them.

Melissa Ochoa-Perez, M.D., joined Legacy Community Health Services in July of 2011. She earned her undergraduate degree from The University of Texas-Pan American, and then went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from Baylor College of Medicine. She completed her Adult Psychiatry Residency and her Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Baylor College of MedicineOEs Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in 2008. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and has been a board certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist since 2009.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Ochoa-Perez worked as the Medical Director of Ben Taub Hospital’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services Department and as an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine. She is a long time member of the American Academy of Child Adolescent Psychiatry and participates in a yearly special interest group presentation that helps women in psychiatry mentor each other.

Magdalena Peixoto, M.D., joined Legacy Community Health Services in September of 2010. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biochemical and Biophysical Sciences from the University of Houston and then went on to receive her Medical Doctorate from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Peixoto completed her residency in psychiatry and a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. She is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and the American Psychiatric Association, and was a junior member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society while in medical school. She is board certified in General Psychiatry.

Dr. Peixoto is originally from Uruguay and speaks English and Spanish fluently. She enjoys being with her family in her spare time.

Graciela Poppi, LCSW, joined Legacy in December of 2007. She earned her master’s in psychology from the University of Buenos Aires.

Poppi was as a Social Worker for the Houston Independent School District prior to joining Legacy, where she organized a program for toddlers. Poppi is a member of the Psychoanalytic Association of Houston. She enjoys reading and traveling in her spare time, and is a fan of water exercise and Pilates.

Katie Roberts, M.D., joined Legacy Community Health Services in July of 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Arts from Newcomb College Institute at Tulane University, and then went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Roberts worked as a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist at Devereux Texas, an institution that treats individuals of all ages suffering from a range of emotional, behavioral, development, and psychiatric disorders.

Dr. Roberts enjoys spending time with her family in her spare time.

Zishan Samiuddin, M.D., joined Legacy Community Health Services as a full- time Psychiatrist in May of 2012. She has been part of the Legacy family since 1999, though, serving patients on a part-time basis. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from Gandhi Medical College in Hyderabad, India.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Samiuddin was on the faculty at Baylor College of Medicine and worked as the Medical Director of the Psychiatric Services Program at Thomas Street Health Center. While there, she was instrumental in establishing and managing the first full-service, continuously-operating psychiatric services clinic dedicated to the indigent HIV/AIDS population in Houston. Dr. Samiuddin’s latest publication is a book chapter on Management of HIV/ AIDS in the 8th edition of Robert E. Rakel’s Textbook of Family Medicine. Dr. Samiuddin has given presentations in person and on radio and television programs locally, nationally, and internationally.

Dr. Samiuddin enjoys reading, sewing, gardening, and decorating in her spare time. Her favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee.

Jayme Smith, MA, LPC, joined Legacy Community Health Services in December of 2013. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Clark Atlanta University, and then went on to receive her Master of Arts degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University, Atlanta.

Prior to joining Legacy, Smith worked as a Licensed Practitioner of the Healing Arts (LPHA) at MHMRA of Harris County. While there, she provided therapeutic services to juvenile offenders and their families, and supported their efforts to obtain their GED certifications. Smith is a member of the American Counseling Association, Attention Deficit Disorders Association (Southern Region), and the Sam Houston Association for Play Therapy.

Smith is a lover of all things musical, spending time with friends and family, reading, arts, and outdoor activities.

Roderick Smith joined Legacy in December of 2012. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Columbia College in Columbia, Missouri, while serving on active duty in the U.S. Marines. After 21 years of service, Smith retired from the Marine Corps and then went on to receive his master’s degree in counseling from Prairie View A&M University.

Prior to joining Legacy, Smith worked as a Therapist treating military veterans diagnosed with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. He is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Texas Counseling Association, and the Chi Sigma Iota International Honor Society.

Smith enjoys playing golf and attending sporting events in his spare time. Smith is currently a student at Texas Southern University where he is pursuing his doctorate in Counselor Education.

Jeannette Valdivieso, M.D., joined Legacy Community Health Services in January of 2010. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Physiology degree from Michigan State University, and went on to receive her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University Of North Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine.

Prior to joining Legacy, Dr. Valdivieso completed her Psychiatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine. She is double board certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry through the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Dr. Valdivieso is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Desneiges “Dee” Young, LPC, joined Legacy in April of 2012. She earned her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Houston, and then went on to receive her Masters of Educational Psychology, Professional Counseling Track, degree from the same institution.

Prior to joining Legacy, Young worked as a Master’s Practicum Counseling Student at Legacy. While here, she has gained professional experience in providing therapeutic services to families, children and adolescents, adults, and the LBGT community.

Young enjoys working with adults in an individual and group setting. Her goal is to help clients gain the support, validation, and coping skills to manage their lives more effectively in a non-judgmental and supportive manner. Her therapeutic orientations and therapy modalities are Psycho-dynamic, Cognitive Behavioral, and Dialectical Behavioral. She has gained experience and training in the area of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for Distress Tolerance, Interpersonal, and Emotion regulation skills. Her experiences and orientations are geared to adjustment and phase of life issues, adult child abuse histories/trauma, depression, anxiety, interpersonal conflict, and anger issues.

Young enjoys spending time with her toddler and family, dancing, watching independent and foreign films, and reading non-fiction.