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Adelpha

Support Team

Amber
Amber Leitz, MSHA
Practice Manager
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Amber graduated with honors from the University of California, Santa Barbara with a degree in Psychology and a minor in English Literature. She was an active member of the Psi Chi International Honor Society in Psychology. During her time at UCSB, she was also a writer for the university newspaper, The Daily Nexus, and volunteered at the Habitat for Humanity Restore.

 

Immediately after her graduation from UCSB, she began working in the psychiatric practice setting and joined Adelpha when it opened its doors in 2016. 


To continue her love of learning and growth, Amber enrolled in the CSUN Health Administration Graduate Program and completed the program in 2020. She is excited to bring what she learned to the practice and continue to offer the best administrative support with leadership, critical thinking, and communication.
 
Amber's responsibilities include scheduling new patients and follow-up visits for existing patients, managing insurance claims and communicating with patients regarding billing and insurance issues, and managing other interoffice workings.

Noemi Acosta
Office Assistant
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Noemi graduated from California State University, Stanislaus and received a bachelor's degree in Psychology. She was an active member in Psi Chi where she volunteered in many events to help the community. She plans to advance her education and receive a doctorate degree in Cognitive Neuropsychology to further study brain-behavior relationships.

 

Noemi's responsibilities include scheduling new patients and follow-up visits for existing patients, taking vital signs, and communicating messages between physicians and patients.  

Brianna
Alina Pascual
Office Assistant
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Alina graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in Psychology. While at USC, she took joy in serving as Co-President of SKY Campus Happiness, a wellness club aimed to improve student life through breath-work and meditation. She also had the opportunity to volunteer as a research assistant for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, where she observed patient progress pertaining to mild traumatic brain injuries. Alina hopes to pursue a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology in the years to come, but for now is thrilled to be a part of Adelpha’s support team. In her spare time, Alina likes to cook, hike, scavenge different thrift stores in LA, and spend time with her chihuahua, Pepi. 

Alina's responsibilities include scheduling new patients and follow-up visits for existing patients, taking vital signs, performing point of care testing for patients receiving clozapine, and communicating messages between physicians and patients. 

Therapy Dogs
Einstein, Ellie, and Sadie
Therapy Dogs
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There is a growing body of literature supporting the benefits of utilizing animals in the treatment of mental health problems. Our therapy dogs in training enjoy working with patients by escorting them to and from their sessions, sniffing, receiving belly rubs, and providing emotional support where needed. Though most of our patients opt to include these pups in their treatment, please let us know if you would prefer that they not be included in your sessions. All patients may be exposed to pet hair and dander on the premises. If you are severely allergic, you may want to consider seeking treatment elsewhere. Please also note that therapy dogs are only available in our Encino location.

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