Behavioral Health Providers

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Virginia Allen
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Lyons

Languages Spoken:
English
Laura Almore
M.A., LMFT, - Behavioral Health
Locations:
San Jacinto

Languages Spoken:
English
Shetal Amin
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Mapleridge

Languages Spoken:
English
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.
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Ashutosh Atri
M.D. , M.S. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
San Jacinto

Languages Spoken:
English, Hindi
Erica Avery
LCSW-S - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Baker-Ripley

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
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.
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Leyla Baran-Akce
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Lyons - Montrose

Languages Spoken:
English, Turkish
Michael Berno
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
San Jacinto

Languages Spoken:
English
Roma Bhatt
M.A.,LPC, NPCC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Montrose - Baker-Ripley

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish, Guijarati
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.
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Amber Burks
M.D.,
Locations:
Mapleridge

Languages Spoken:
English
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.
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Lisa Black
LPC, M.ED., NCC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
South Park

Languages Spoken:
English
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.
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Pedro Manuel Bustamante IV
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Lyons - Montrose Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
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.

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Charukesi Chandrasekaran
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
South Park

Languages Spoken:
English, Hindi, Telugu, Kannada, Tamil, Malayalam
Sharonda Clark
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
San Jacinto

Languages Spoken:
English
Marsha Crutchfield
LPC, MS, - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Lyons

Languages Spoken:
English
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
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Diana De Luna
LMFT - Behavioral Health
Locations:
School Based Health Care

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Diane Dougherty
Ph.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
San Jacinto

Languages Spoken:
English
Kristin Dupeire
LCSW - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Montrose Languages Spoken:
English
Kristina Finley Delhomme
LMFT, LPC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
San Jacinto

Languages Spoken:
English
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.
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Brenda Garcia
LPC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
School Based Health Care

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Monica Garza
Ph.D - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Montrose - Baker-Ripley

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
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.
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Leah Gilman
LCSW - Behavioral Health
Locations:
San Jacinto

Languages Spoken:
English
Stacey Gooden
M.A. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Montrose

Languages Spoken:
English
Teandra Gordon
Ph.D., LMFT, - Behavioral Health
Locations:
School Based Health Care

Languages Spoken:
English
Irma Guardiola Castillo
Ph.D., LPC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Montrose

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Paola Guerra
LPC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Bissonnet

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Joanna Guzman
LMFT, LPC, MS- Behavioral Health
Locations:
Mapleridge

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Winderlyon Hebert
LPC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Lyons

Languages Spoken:
English
Caroline Hendrix
LCSW- Behavioral Health
Locations:
Montrose Languages Spoken:
English
Jackeline Hurtado
LPC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Mapleridge

Languages Spoken:
Spanish
Emilio Jimenez
M.A., LPC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Lyons

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Ryan Johnson
LCSW, LCDC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
San Jacinto

Languages Spoken:
English
Dana Kober
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Baker-Ripley

Languages Spoken:
English
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.
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Tanya Krolls
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Baker-Ripley

Languages Spoken:
English
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.
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Felicia Latson
LCSW - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Lyons

Languages Spoken:
English, Sarammaccans
Chad Lemaire
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Montrose

Languages Spoken:
English
Chad Lemaire, M.D., joined Legacy Community Health Services in July of 2010. He is currently the 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.
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Maria L. Lemus
LMFT - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Baker-Ripley

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Liliana Lopez
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Bissonnet

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Melissa Macklin Rector
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Lyons - Southwest
School Based Health Care

Languages Spoken:
English
Nathalie Marie
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Baker-Ripley - Montrose Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Minerva Martinez
LCSW - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Baker-Ripley

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Ken Masters
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Montrose

Languages Spoken:
English
Melanie Melville Santos
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Mapleridge

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Carmen Munoz Valdez
M.A., LMFT - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Bissonnet

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish

Melissa Ochoa-Perez
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Baker-Ripley

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Brenda Padilla
PysD - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Baker-Ripley

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Graciela Paranrnau de Loukanis
M.A., LMFT, LPC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
San Jacinto

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Denise Ramos
LCSW - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Bissonnet

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Manahil Riaz
LPC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
School Based Health Care

Languages Spoken:
English, Urdu, Hindi
Zishan Samiuddin
M.D. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Montrose

Languages Spoken:
English, Hindi, Urdu
Jayme Smith
LPC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
School Based Health Care

Languages Spoken:
English
Tony Smith
LMSW - Behavioral Health
Locations:
South Park - Central Beaumont

Languages Spoken:
English
Roderick Smith
M.A., LPC-S, NCC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
San Jacinto

Languages Spoken:
English
LoLita Thibodeaux
LPC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
School Based Health Care

Languages Spoken:
English
Aneitria Thompson
M.A., LPC, - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Montrose
School Based Health Care

Languages Spoken:
English
Lorena Torres
M.A., LPC, RPT - Behavioral Health
Locations:
School Based Health Care

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Lisa Townsend
LMFT, LPC, - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Lyons

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Kimberly Valdez
LCSW - Behavioral Health
Locations:
San Jacinto

Languages Spoken:
English
Jeanette Valdivieso
D.O. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Montrose

Languages Spoken:
English
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.
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Erica Villegas
LMSW - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Lyons - Baker-Ripley - Southwest

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish
Desneiges "Dee" Young
LPC, M.ED. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Montrose

Languages Spoken:
English
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.
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Antoinette Wilson
Ph.D., M.A., LPC - Behavioral Health
Locations:
School Based Health Care

Languages Spoken:
English
Betsy Vasquez
LPC, M.A. - Behavioral Health
Locations:
Montrose

Languages Spoken:
English, Spanish