Behavioral Health

David Desai

David Desai, MD

Psychiatry
Diplomate of American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
CEO
Chief Medical Officer

“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.” – Albert Einstein.

With the idea of combining primary and behavioral care in a single medical practice, I established Desai Medical Group & Behavioral Health in 2021. My professional experience includes working in primary care settings, County mental health, director of psychiatry for inpatient units, as well as outpatient psychiatry clinics. I have a wide experience treating patients of all ages with complex psychiatric conditions including depressive disorders, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, ADHD, PTSD, anxiety disorders and autism spectrum disorders

Ralph Lissaur

Ralph Lissaur, MD

Psychiatry
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
J.D., M.B.A., L.L.M.

Dr. Lissaur is a board-certified psychiatrist with extensive experience treating a variety of patient populations for a broad range of psychiatric illnesses, including but not limited to psychotic disorders; depressive and bipolar disorders; anxiety disorders; obsessive compulsive disorders; post-traumatic stress disorder; and, personality disorders. He completed his psychiatry residency at the University of California, Irvine in 2007. Since then, Dr. Lissaur has worked for the State of California prison system, for the counties of Orange and Riverside, and in a number of other out-patient and in-patient settings. He also served as Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry for the University of California, Riverside, School of Medicine and as such taught and supervised psychiatric residents and medical students. Prior to starting his career in medicine, Dr. Lissaur earned graduate degrees in business and law, and worked as a tax lawyer for a number of years in New York City and in San Francisco, California. Dr. Lissaur was born in The Netherlands and Immigrated to the United States after finishing high school in Europe.

Charles D. Malinick

Charles D. Malinick, MD

Board Certified in Adult Adolescent and Child Psychiatry
Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

With over 30 years of practicing psychiatry, DR. Malinick has a rich history of working with a diverse patient population including children, adolescents, and adults. Throughout his career, he has treated a broad range of medical disorders, including but not limited to ADHD, Depressive Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, and OCD. He graduated from the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, and then had a residency in general psychiatry through the University of Illinois Hospital and the Westside Veterans Administration Hospital at the Chicago Medical Center. He then went to the University of Pittsburgh, and completed a child and adolescent fellowship at the University’s Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, after which he went to California, and opened up his private practice in 1988. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He joined the Desai Medical Group & Behavioral Health in 2022, where he continues to pursue his passion of practicing medicine so that he can improve his patients’ quality of life.

Lillian Caylan

Lillian Caylan, MD

Psychiatry

Elma Slough

Elma Slough, PMHNP

Board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Working in VA hospital for 7 years in which 5 years for inpatient acute psychiatric unit. My goal is to deliver quality care and to increase quality of life. I specialize in young adult to geriatric/elderly patients for initial assessment, follow-up, sign and symptoms control, medications and behavior management. Performs assessment to rule out medical condition/s, diagnose and develop plan of care for patients with development functioning disability, ADHD, OCD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, schizophrenia, depressive disorders, and bipolar disorders. Provides psychological/psychoeducational support to patients/family and caregivers as necessary.

Uche Godson Orji

Uche Godson Orji, DNP

Board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
DNP-C, PMHNP-C.

Dr. Orji is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. He is also a board certified family nurse practitioner who has practiced as a primary care provider for 8 years. He had his psychiatric mental health nurse practice training at Brandman University, USA, and family nurse practice training at University of Phoenix, USA. He has vast experience of treating and caring for patients across all lifespans. He has a great passion to care, serve, and help people with mental and behavioral health issues.

Julius G Gill

Julius G Gill, PMHNP

Board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
FNP

Julius Gill has been working in healthcare since 1994 in various capacities as a nurse and nurse practitioner. He started his nursing career doing bedside care. Over the years he has worked as a nurse supervisor and educator. Mr. Gill assumed the duties of nurse practitioner in 2007. He is trained both as a Family Nurse Practitioner as well as an Adult Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. As an NP, he has treated patients in various settings, including, but not limited to, outpatient clinics, group homes, long-term care facilities and addiction centers. His goal is to help improve the quality of life of his patients through quality care. Mr. Gill brings a wealth of clinical experience to our team.

Akta Patel

Akta Patel, NP

Board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Akta Patel is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with extensive experience in treating children, adolescent, and adults of all ages. Akta has exceptional interpersonal communication skills that help build a trusting relationship with patient to provide high quality care and unsurpassed patient service. Her specialties include anxiety disorders, mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), ADHD, OCD, PTSD, and schizophrenia.

Aizzel Rama

Aizzel Ramas Trieu

Board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
DNP/PMHNP-BC, FNP-C

Dr. Aizzel Ramas is a dedicated and compassionate nurse practitioner. A board-certified psychiatric NP that has gained knowledge working in an outpatient primary care clinic setting for 3 years and detox recovery center. She treats patients in all lifespan with psychiatric disorders such as depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, bipolar disorder, ADHD, Autism and PTSD. She also had an extensive work experience as a nurse in Loma Linda-BMC, Corona Regional Medical Center-Willows, Riverside public health for children in foster care, Canyon Ridge Hospital and Patton State Hospital for over 18+ years. Her primary goal is to provide quality of care to the underserved community.

Ernest Takang

Ernest Takang

Board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
PMHNP

Mr. Takang is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He is passionate about providing quality, compassionate and comprehensive mental health services to children, adolescents adults, and the geriatric population. He sees patients in the following areas but not limited to ADHD, Depression, Anxiety, Bipolar, Insomnia, and Schizophrenia. Mr. Takang believes in holistic medicine, which is not limited to mind/body/spiritual connection. His style of practice could be described as traditional or alternative. He possesses a strong and powerful clinical background, which enables him to build rapport with his patients and families. Added to this, he has demonstrated the ability to practice in his area of specialty with evidence-based guidelines including clinical experience, personal observation, and interaction with patients. He has always been passionate about helping people and he enjoys his profession.

Eric Zywicki

Eric Zywicki

Board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Eric Zywicki is a Nurse Practitioner that is a staunch advocate for all his patients. It is very important to Eric, that every patient’s specific needs be addressed, and met on an individual basis. He has multiple years involved in grief and loss as well as experiences with depression, anxiety personality disorders, attention deficit disorders and eating disorders. Eric has experience working in the Emergency room, ICU, Family practice, Psychiatry including inpatient mental health teens and young adults. He is always willing to go above and beyond to help out in times of need. His hobbies are working out, surfing and spending time with his family.

OGUAGHA CHIKA

OGUAGHA CHIKA NP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Ms. Chika is a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with an excellent assessment and prescribing skills. She is compassionate, patient-centered and eager to work with a multidisciplinary staff to utilize her interpersonal and critical thinking skills to provide safety, quality care and comfort for patients and their families.

Kemerick Takang

Kemerick Takang

Board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
PMHNP-BC, RN-BC, PHN

Kemerick Takang, PMHNP-BC, RN-BC, PHN, is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC). Kemerick received her Bachelor of Science degree in 2016 and Master of Science in Nursing with a specialization in Psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with inpatient and outpatient experience.

Kemerick Takang utilizes a holistic approach, including spiritual care. She is empathetic and focuses on a patient-centered approach, uniquely assessing and tailoring an individualized care plan, addressing their physical, mental, and emotional needs. She is a mental health advocate, an attentive listener, compassionate and caring, and believes in treating people with dignity and respect. She has demonstrated a track record of success as a clinician built on well-developed problem-solving, leadership, and communication abilities, a commitment to ongoing professional development, and a profound desire to help people. Kemerick Takang specializes in Anxiety and Attention-Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Depression, bipolar disorder, substance use disorder, and PTSD, among others.

Nkiruka Christina Anakor

Nkiruka Christina Anakor

Board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
MSN-FNP

Nkiruka Christina Anakor obtained her first degree in banking and finance and Bachelor of Science (Nursing). She obtained her Master of Science in Nursing-Family Nurse Practitioner (MSN-FNP) and obtained her second master’s certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and a prestigious Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from University of Massachusetts (Umass global). She worked multiple hospitals rising to the Director Clinical Nurse Educator. She transitioned into the County hospital as a Charge Nurse/Supervisor at a Riverside University Health System Emergency Health Services for mental health.

As a Nurse leader and provider, Anakor is compassionate, caring, and a mental health advocate with a philosophical desire to help and support patient and family. Provides quality of care, promotes safety/supportive care, critically assess and evaluated problems to provide Evidence based treatment for patient to promote and improve patient experiences, safety, and outcomes.

She is exceptionally grateful and eager to work with a multidisciplinary staff with an integrated practice to provide comprehensive needs assessments in various patient care settings.

Dr Robert Hull

Dr. Robert Hull

Psy D / Psychologist

Dr. Robert Hull is a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the Inland Empire. He is committed to promoting individual and collective resilience. His clients are involved in self progress and are attempting to be the best they can be who sometimes find themselves held back by anxiety and depression.

Dr. Hull’s clients navigate feelings of stress, anxiety, and depression that have become overwhelming, and impact how they think, react, and behave in all areas of life. He works with clients to help them understand the connection between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and to learn specific skills to interrupt unhealthy patterns that lead to impaired mood and functioning. He aids clients in exploring their core beliefs about themselves, others, and the systems they exist within, co-creating practical strategies for growth, tailored to each client in their life journey.

Dr. Hull’s therapeutic approach is rooted in cognitive change, behavioral modification, mindfulness, and unconditional positive regard. He sees people in a positive light regardless of the situation. He draws his training from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), an evidencebased approach, in order to reduce anxiety, depression, or adjustment issues to expand clients’ internal and external resources for healing, rest, and comfort.

Dr. Hull received his doctoral degree from Loma Linda University with a focus on Clinical Psychology. He is committed to maintaining a diverse, equitable, and inclusive practice, which serves as a safe harbor for people of the global majority. With a background working within the prison system and as a social worker, he is particularly sensitive to those with a history of incarceration, foster care placement, and those who identify as LGBTQIA. In addition to local offices, Dr. Robert Hull offers the flexibility of remote therapy sessions, and welcomes clients to his online practice. Outside of practice, Dr. Hull enjoys music, film, reading, strength training, and is an avid animal lover.

Dr. Akpengbe, DNP

Tony Akpengbe, DNP

Doctorate in Nurse Practitioner

Dr. Akpengbe, DNP, has completed his Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Brandman University in California, and a master’s degree in science with a specialty in nursing practice from Walden University in Minnesota. He is certified to provide psychiatric services in California and has amassed over 17 years of experience in mental health and medical care since 2005.

If you are encountering difficulties in contacting a provider or require a sympathetic ear, Dr. Akpengbe presents an effective solution to these challenges. With extensive knowledge of medication management for anxiety, depression, and mood disorders, he is well-equipped to offer the necessary care.

Mayowa Adesina, DNP

Mayowa Adesina, DNP

Board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

“Hello, I’m Mayowa Adesina, a board-certified Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner dedicated to providing compassionate care for psychiatric and mental health concerns. With a focus on evidence-based practices, clinical guidelines, and personalized treatment plans, I’m here to support you on your journey toward healing and wellness.

Whether you’re facing anxiety, depression, mood disorders, trauma, or other challenges, you’re not alone. Together, we’ll work towards empowering you to navigate life’s complexities with resilience and vitality.

I’m committed to creating a safe and supportive environment where you feel valued and understood. Let’s embark on this journey towards better mental health together.”