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Meet The Team

ORANGE COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH TREATMENT CENTER

D’Amore’s Clinical Team works together to provide comprehensive care to our patients, including assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, therapy, and medication management. They also collaborate with primary care physicians and families to provide a continuity of care.

Our Clinical Team is comprised of Doctors of Psychology, Psychiatrists, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Licensed Clinical Social Workers (LCSW), Nurses, Nutritionists, Certified Addictions Treatment Counselors (CATC), and Group Facilitators. Learn more about the D’Amore family and the people who make our program unique.

Our Clinical Team

Clinical

gary

Chief Clinical Officer - Licensed Psychotherapist

joe cavins

LMFT, Equine Therapy

jamie

PsyD, LMFT

emerson

Emerson Groom, CADC II, QMHS

Clinical Relations Manager

valerie

Therapist II

shanene

Therapist II

Sarah Nguyen

Sarah Nguyen, AMFT, APCC

Therapist I

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Paul Capone

Therapist I

Jayme G

Jayme Gee

Case Manager

Catherine Mccarthy

Catherine McCarthy

Behavioral Health Technician

Jaida Hammond

Jaida Hammond

Behavioral Health Technician

Kristina Zepeda

Kristina Zepeda

Behavioral Health Technician

Megan Hou

Megan Hou

Behavioral Health Technician

Sergio Gomez

Sergio Gomez

Behavioral Health Technician

Medical

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Dr. Mohamed El-Gabalawy, MD

Psychiatrist

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Dr. Paul Chung, MD

Psychiatrist

karissa chisum

Karissa Chisum, PMHNP-BC

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

wendy

Wendy Gardner, LVN

Medical Manager

daniel

Daniel Escamilla

Licensed Vocational Nurse

Jonathan

Jonathan Santa Maria

Medical Administrative Specialist

Operations Team

Michael Yamashiro

Michael Yamashiro, BA

Operations Director

Elissa

Elissa Venegas, BA

Operations Manager

Jorell

Jorell Kalaw

Operations Manager - NACHT

Group Facilitators

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Alysia "AJ"Jewett

Program Manager

patrick

Patrick Leborio

Group Facilitator

Sidartha

Sidhartha Sticco

Group Facilitator

Lily

Lily Chang

Group Facilitator

s-egan

Sydney Egan

Group Facilitator II

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Michelle Garcia

Group Facilitator II

Sheryl

Sheryl Jakofsky-Menes, MS, RDN

Registered Dietician

jeff

Jeff Arimond

Sound Bath / Yoga Group Facilitator 

kim

Kimberly Lou, CADC III-Ph.D, Student

Integrative Life Mentor / Health Coach

cherie

Cherie' M. Cassara

MA, LMFT, Equine Therapist

johnnie

Johnnie Peeples

CATC-I, Group Facilitator

brandon

Brandon Baker

Music Mindfulness Facilitator

Robin

Robin Hozu

Pilates Instructor

Cecily

Cecily Renteria, LMFT

Group Facilitator

Gloria Saadeh

Gloria Saadeh, APCC

Group Facilitator

bryan

Bryan Aleman, RADT - CADC Intern

Breathworks Therapy

Sara Reed

Sara Reed, RADT - CADC Intern

Certified Yoga Instructor, Reiki Practitioner

Joshua Martin

Joshua Martin, M.S., CADC

Group Facilitator

Troy Talbert

Troy Talbert, RADT - CADC Intern

Group Facilitator

Elizabeth 'Libby' Prior

Elizabeth 'Libby' Prior, CADC III

Group Facilitator

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Taylor Hunt, RADT

Yoga/Sound Bath Instructor

Community Outreach

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Gregory Pierce

Certified Professional Life Coach, Master Certified Professional Coach, Community Mental Health Coordinator