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Our client-centered team specializes in the treatment of ADHD, alcohol and other illicit drug use disorders, bipolar disorder, depression, eating disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, insomnia, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, schizophrenia, other psychotic disorders​ and more.

DEOMEL SORIANO, NP

Deomel is a licensed and board-certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in San Diego, CA. He has worked as a Mental Health Associate, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Registered Nurse and now as a Nurse Practitioner. Having witnessed and experienced healthcare at different levels, Deomel is further motivated to treat individuals. He truly believes that each patient is unique and has different needs; therefore, the services they receive should be tailored to each individual. With proper treatment, people suffering from mental illness can live a normal life. 

Deomel's focus is treating mental illness impairing and negatively affecting people’s lives. He specializes in diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders (depression, bipolar disorder), anxiety disorders, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, alcohol/drug abuse, and schizophrenia.

LAUREN PRASEK, NP

Lauren uses an integrative and holistic approach to treating the mind and body. Through the synthesis of medication management, lifestyle modification, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), nutritional needs, general health and mind/body practices she strives to treat the whole person and maintain wellness. 

Lauren is board certified to treat children, adolescents and adults of all ages and has experience working with a variety of cultural backgrounds. Her work as an NP spans diverse settings including community mental health crisis programs, outpatient, inpatient and emergency psychiatric work. Lauren has trained and worked at the Edward Hines VA Hospital, Northwestern Memorial in Chicago, IL and the Resnik Neuropsychiatric Institute at UCLA Ronald Reagan. Lauren's publications and primary area of research sheds light on the experience and unique needs of those in psychiatric crisis. She is trained and certified in trauma-sensitive yoga, serves as an Expert Practice Consultant for the state of California and is a recognized peer reviewer for the Elsevier Research Academy.  

MAMTA MODHWADIA, MD

Mamta Modhwadia, M.D. is a licensed physician and is board-certified in psychiatry. Dr. Modhwaida is passionate about using her clinical expertise in general psychiatry to improve the well-being of her clients and their families. She believes in a holistic approach to symptom management via cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, supportive therapy, and minimal medication interventions. She also enjoys practicing and teaching mindfulness. 

 

Dr. Modhwadia has extensive leadership experience. After completing medical school, she served as the Chief Resident at the Harvard Medical School South Shore Program. She later served as the emergency crisis inpatient psychiatrist at Cornel, New York Presbyterian Hospital. Currently, she operates as the Director of Psychiatry at Palomar Medical Center.