Board-Certified Adult and Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists
Benjamin Bloxham, MD
Dr. Bloxham graduated with honors from New York University with a bachelor's degree in Religious Studies. During his time at NYU, he spent a year in London studying Psychology and Biology. He then attended medical school at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons. There, he conducted bioinformatics research, spent a month volunteering in a hospital in rural Guatemala, and starred in two musicals. He went on to pursue Psychiatry Residency training at UCLA-Resnick Neuropsychiatric Institute and West Los Angeles VA Medical Center, where he mentored junior residents as Chief Resident of the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit. His background lends itself to taking an interest in understanding his patient's context and life story in order to better tailor effective treatments to address their concerns.
Dr. Bloxham has experience treating patients by combining medications and psychotherapy for complex psychiatric problems including Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders, Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, ADHD, interpersonal issues, and grief. He has specialty training in Reproductive Psychiatry (including assessment and treatment of pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder, infertility-associated mood/anxiety changes, postpartum depression/anxiety/OCD, and counseling patients who are taking medication who plan to become pregnant). He is certified as an Interpersonal Psychotherapist and has specialized training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (including Exposure with Response Prevention for OCD). He is especially interested in reducing the stigma that often surrounds mental illness in general, including within religious/faith communities.
Dr. Bloxham works at our Encino location and is currently accepting new patients.
Elizabeth Casalegno, MD
Dr. Casalegno graduated magna cum laude from the University of California, San Diego, with a degree in biochemistry and cell biology. During her time at UCSD, she also studied abroad in the Bordeaux region of France, immersing herself in French culture and language. Later, she pursued her medical studies at the University of California, Davis, where she ran a student-run clinic for low-income and minority patients and was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, an honor given only to the top 15% of all graduating physicians.
Her interest in human behavior led her to complete her psychiatry residency training at UCLA where she served as the chief resident of the whole training program.
Dr. Casalegno specializes in treating various disorders with careful selection of psychotropic medications. She also has special interests in reproductive psychiatry and applying Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to aggressively treat mood and anxiety disorders, including OCD.
Dr. Casalegno is a member of the Volunteer Clinical Faculty at UCLA and is an attending physician in the Psychosis Clinic. She is also a board member of the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty Association (PCFA).
Dr. Casalegno works at both our Encino and Pasadena locations and is currently accepting new patients for the Pasadena office only.
Kristina Eipl, MD
Dr. Eipl graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Johns Hopkins University with a degree in neuroscience. After college, she joined AmeriCorps and spent a year working at a free clinic in Rhode Island. She was also involved in research on Alzheimer’s Disease at Johns Hopkins and University of Chicago.
Dr. Eipl later attended medical school at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Her interest in neuroscience combined with a passion for the humanistic side of medicine led her to pursue a psychiatry residency at NYU. There, she gained experience working with a widely diverse patient population across multiple locations, including Bellevue Hospital, NYU Langone Medical Center, the NYU Student Health Center and the Manhattan VA Hospital.
Dr. Eipl takes a collaborative and compassionate approach to both medication management and psychotherapy. She enjoys utilizing various types of psychotherapy to help patients improve their quality of life. She has experience with psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, prolonged exposure therapy, exposure and response prevention therapy, as well as interpersonal psychotherapy. She also practices thoughtful medication management when indicated. She enjoys working with students and young adults with anxiety and mood disorders and has advanced training in reproductive psychiatry.
Dr. Eipl works at our Pasadena location and is currently accepting new patients.
Victoria Huang, MD
Dr. Huang graduated with honors from Northwestern University with a degree in Cognitive Science. She then attended medical school at University of California, Irvine, before pursuing her residency training at UCLA, where she was the chief resident of UCLA's Interpersonal Psychotherapy Clinic and the West Los Angeles VA's Schizophrenia Inpatient Treatment Unit.
Dr. Huang has expertise in working with patients with a range of mood, thought, and anxiety disorders. However, she specializes in reproductive psychiatric treatments, as well as the treatment of PTSD, bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia. Dr. Huang is well versed in several evidence-based psychotherapies (e.g., Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Prolonged Exposure).
Dr. Huang also continues to expand her interest in teaching as an active member of the UCLA Volunteer Clinical Faculty. She currently serves as the director of UCLA's Interpersonal Psychotherapy Clinic helping to train future psychiatrists.
Dr. Huang works at our Encino location and is currently accepting new patients.
Sungeun Melanie Lee, MD, PhD
Dr. Lee graduated from Harvey Mudd College with a bachelor's degree in Biology and a minor in Piano. After college, she pursued her medical training and research training through Keck School of Medicine and Caltech's joint MD/PhD program. Dr. Lee studied the relationship between the gut microbes and host inflammation as part of her thesis project which was featured in Nature. She went on to pursue Psychiatry Residency training at UCLA-Resnick Neuropsychiatric Institute. Dr. Lee combines her research interest in gut microbiome and her expertise in psychiatric illnesses and continues to be actively involved in research studies at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.
Dr. Lee has experience treating patients with medications and psychotherapy for a wide range of psychiatric issues including depression, anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, ADHD, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, addiction and insomnia. Dr. Lee has training in Interpersonal Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP) and Psychodynamic psychotherapy to treat depression, anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties and OCD. Dr. Lee is fluent in Korean.
Dr. Lee works at our Encino location and is currently accepting new patients.
Kara Tabor-Furmark, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Tabor-Furmark graduated with honors from Harvard University, dual majoring in cognitive neuroscience and Spanish language. She attended medical school at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine before pursuing both her adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship at UCLA.
As part of her training, Dr. Tabor-Furmark spent time in specialty clinics focusing on neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism, bipolar spectrum disorders, and anxiety/OCD/tic disorder, among others. While in fellowship, she worked at a non-profit organization offering mental health services to foster youth and families. She was the recipient of the UCLA Gertrude Rogers Greenblatt Award in Child Psychiatry, given to one fellow annually noted for their "deeply humane commitment to children and families requiring psychiatric care." She remains at UCLA as an associate physician at the UCLA Child and Adolescent Mood Disorders Clinic (CHAMP).
Dr. Tabor-Furmark strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to patient care, and is so excited to be part of the team at Adelpha. After having grown up in Hawaii, she could not be happier to have escaped the East Coast cold for sunny Los Angeles. She enjoys spending her free time with friends and family, playing with her dogs, traveling, yoga, running, and spending as much time in the ocean as possible.
Dr. Tabor-Furmark works at our Encino location and is currently accepting new patients.
Amy Woods, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
Dr. Woods graduated with a psychology degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She subsequently completed a post-baccalaureate program at Columbia University in New York City. She returned to California to attend Keck School of Medicine for her medical training. Dr. Woods completed her adult psychiatry residency at UCLA/San Fernando Valley/VA Greater Los Angeles and child and adolescent fellowship at UCLA where she was also the chief resident.
Dr. Woods has a deep interest in treating children and adolescents with a holistic approach. She has interests in mood disorders, anxiety disorders, ADHD, sexual health, trauma, as well as working with special populations including LGBTQ and racial minorities. She is trained in therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, FOCUS (Families OverComing Under Stress), and Family Focused Therapy.
Dr. Woods is a leader within her professional community, serving as a council member for the Southern California Psychiatric Society since 2016. She has been a strong advocate for policy change around mental health. She spent elective time during her training as an American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Resident Scholar in Washington DC. Most importantly, Dr. Woods is happy to return to Pasadena to serve the community where she grew up.
Dr. Woods works at our Pasadena location and is currently accepting new patients.