Amanda Nelson, PA-C, PMH-C
Physician Assistant

Amanda Nelson, PA-C, PMH-C

 

Amanda Nelson completed her undergraduate studies at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, earning a double major in Biology and African Studies. During that time, her course of study focused on intersections between gender, culture, and international healthcare systems. Thereafter, Amanda served for two years as a health sciences educator in South Gate, California through the Teach for America Program. At this time, she earned a master’s degree in Urban Education, with a special focus on students with learning disabilities and cognitive or attention deficits. At the completion of her teaching service, Amanda completed a specialized program at USC Keck School of Medicine where she earned a Master of Science in Global Medicine. Amanda completed her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California. After graduation, Amanda spent time working in urology, surgery, and the urgent care setting before deciding that psychiatric medicine was where she ultimately wanted to build her career. Her areas of focus include depression, anxiety, panic disorder, attention and cognitive deficits, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and adolescent mental health. In November 2022, Amanda successfully completed the educational requirements and passed the PMH-C Certification Examination and thus was awarded the title Certified Perinatal Mental Health Professional.

Drawing from her experiences as an educator and an advocate, Amanda works to empower patients to understand their mental health conditions and what avenues of treatment are available to them. Through a patient-centered, team-based approach, Amanda utilizes an array of psychotherapeutic techniques as well as psychotropic medications to allow for optimized results. She actively engages her patients to participate in medical decision-making and helps them make informed choices with regard to their mental health needs. As the field of psychiatric medicine is constantly developing, Amanda also continues to educate herself about cutting-edge therapeutic and treatment modalities in order to provide the best care possible. With a deep belief in the human propensity for positive growth and transformation, Amanda works purposefully to offer opportunities for her patients in ways that are life-changing for the better.

Grace Kwon, DO
Psychiatrist
Associate Medical Director

Erin Benesch, DO
Psychiatrist
Associate Medical Director

Kiefer Greenspan, MD
Psychiatrist
Supervising Physician

Aaron J. Przybysz, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical Director of Ketamine Dept.

 

Arde Anoshivani, MD
Psychiatrist
Addiction Specialist

G. Mustafa Surti, MD
Psychiatrist
Geriatric Psychiatry Specialist

Anthony Mele, Psy.D.
Clinical Director
Psychologist

Ralph Kuechle, Ph.D.
Psychologist
Child & Adolescent Specialist

Dina Zayat, Psy.D.
Psychologist
Marriage & Family Specialist

Helen Kienzle, Ph.D.
Psychologist

Aidin Tajbakhsh, Ph.D.
Psychologist

Mary Berst, Ph.D.
Psychologist

Cynthia Nakoski, Psy.D.
Psychologist

Cathy Francis, Psy.D.
Psychologist

Debra Hadden, Psy.D.
Psychologist

Nicole Mantegna, Psy.D.
Psychologist

Kelly D. Krueger, Psy.D.
Psychologist

Natalie Do, Ph.D.
Psychologist

Gauri Saxena, Ph.D.
Clinical Psychologist
Maternal Health Specialist

Hasti Zand Psy.D.
Psychologist

Michelle McGuire Psy.D.
Psychologist

Mimi Amaral, Psy.D.
Psychologist

Amanda Nelson, PA-C, PMH-C
Maternal Mental Health Specialist

Tannaz Jourabchian, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Ando Muneno, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Ketamine Treatment Specialist

Thomas Bales, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Ketamine Treatment Specialist

Lauren Dunn, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ketamine Treatment Specialist

Morgan McClafferty, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Treatment Resistant Depression Specialist

Danichi Yoshida, PA-C
Physician Assistant
Geriatric Specialist

Olivia DeFilippo, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Eating Disorders Specialist

Max Kupferman PA-C
Physician Assistant
Lead Advanced Practitioner

Gail Bernstein PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Chelsea Galdo, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Darrell Deguzman, PMHNP, FNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Kristin Wilkerson, PMHNP, DNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Jennifer Tustison, PMHNP, FNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Nimisha Jain, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Sarah Rezaee, PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Joseph Wilkinson PMHNP, FNP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Dariya Pak PMHNP-BC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Mark Anantiyo, PA
Physician Assistant

Brett Larson, PA-C
Physician Assistant

About Harbor Psychiatry & Mental Health

We believe outstanding healthcare is delivered when we merge the science of medicine with the compassion of our hearts. We refer to this as “head and heart together,” inspiring constant improvement and lasting success.
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