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. She now has six years of knowledge and experience as a healthcare administrator.
To continue her love of learning and growth, Amber enrolled in the CSUN Health Administration Graduate Program and is scheduled to graduate in 2020. She is excited to bring what she learns 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.
Melissa graduated from California State University, Northridge with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Gender and Women Studies. She was an active member of the Alpha Omicron Pi Fraternity where she served as their Philanthropy Chair, volunteered with the CSUN Help Line, and also worked as a camp counselor at Camp Esperanza for the Arthritis Foundation.
She joined Adelpha prior to her graduation from CSUN and plans to work with us while she simultaneously pursues an advanced degree in Psychology.
Melissa's responsibilities include scheduling new patients and follow-up visits for existing patients, taking vital signs, and communicating messages between physicians and patients. She is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Brianna graduated CSUN with her bachelor's degree in Public Health. In her time at CSUN, she was part of an organization called the Matadors for Wellness peer health education program. In this program, she had the opportunity to become a peer health educator on campus and present on various health topics pertaining specifically to the CSUN population. Brianna also had the opportunity to become a research assistant studying barriers to breastfeeding in African American women. In her spare time she likes to spend time with her puppy and play softball and basketball with her family and friends.
Brianna's responsibilities include scheduling new patients and follow-up visits for existing patients, taking vital signs, and communicating messages between physicians and patients.
Einstein, Ellie, and Sadie
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.