Orange Psychiatric Medical Group

our professional staff includes child psychiatrists, adult psychiatrists, psychotherapists, learning consultants, organizational consultants and nutritionists.


Sai Chundu, MD
Sai Chundu, MD is the CEO of Orange Psychiatric Medical Group. He is a Child, Adolescent and Adult psychiatrist. Dr. Chundu is also interested in seeing adult patients.
Dr. Chundu graduated medical school at Guntur Medical College in India in 1981. He completed his residency in 1991 at Michigan State in Detroit, MI. Dr. Chundu has been working in Southern California since 2001.
Dr. Chundu is affiliated with Corona Regional Medical Center, Parkview Community Hospital Medical Center, Riverside Center for Behavioral Medicine and Riverside Community Hospital.
Practicing locations : Corona, Murrieta, Temecula

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Sai Chundu, MD


Julie G. Wareham, MD
Julie G. Wareham, MDDr. Julie Wareham practices psychiatry in Corona, California. Dr. Wareham graduated from medical school at Loma Linda University in 1986. She completed her psychiatric residency at Loma Linda University in 1990. She has worked in the Inland Empire for the last 21 years.
Practicing locations : Corona


Renu Shishodia, MD
Dr. Shishodia is a Board Certified General Psychiatrist.
She completed her training and residency from St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri. She has been in practice for 10 years. She is comfortable working with children over five years of age, adolescents and adults. She accepts several insurances.
Practicing locations : Murrieta
Renu Shishodia, MD


Rahima Afghan, MD
Rahima Afghan, MD
Dr. Afghan has been a licensed psychiatrist with Orange Psychiatric Medical Group since 2006. She graduated from the University of Kabul School of Medicine in Afghanistan and completed her residency from Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. She has been in practice since 1999 and prefers to work with patients 16 years of age and above.

Practicing locations : Corona, Murrieta


Greg Barry, PsyD
Dr. Barry is a licensed clinical psychologist who received his doctorate in 2001, Summa Cum Laude. He wrote his dissertation on the most effective treatments for childhood behavior disorders. At a prior position, he was awarded with "Psychologist of the Year" for his work with individuals having anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder. He then gained valuable experience working in a large Los Angeles clinic which serviced families and individuals having severe behavioral and emotional problems. At Orange Psychiatric Medical Group he utilizes many effective treatments including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, with Adults, Adolescent, and Children.

Practicing locations : Corona, Murrieta
Greg Barry, PsyD


Aletha Herron, LCSW
Aletha Herron, LCSW
Aletha received her Master of Science in Social Work MSSW in 1981 from the University of Arlington, Arlington, Texas. She studied psycho-dynamic and behavioral therapy and did four years post graduate training in gesalt and transactional analysis supervision with Marriage and Family Therapists. She has also completed extensive adolescent training, cognitive behavior training, and hypotherapy. She managed one of the largest outpatient day programs for San Diego County from 1990-1995. She has been working for the Inland Empire since 1995. She enjoys working with clients 6 years of age and above. She looks forward to working with children, adolescents, individuals, couples, and families.

Practicing locations : Murrieta


Tahja McDowell, PsyD
Dr. McDowell is a licensed clinical psychologist who began working in the field in 1995. She has worked with a range of diagnoses and cultures. She has worked at the University of California, Riverside doing short and long term therapy with college students, at Laguna Beach Shanti, doing individual and group therapy with AIDS and HIV positive persons, and working at Citrus Community College doing psychological assessments with college students. She uses both cognitive behavioral and family systems techniques in therapy. She specializes in treating anxiety, depression, women's issues, sexual orientation issues, grief/loss, and adolescents and she enjoys working with people 12 and older.

Practicing locations : Corona
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Craig Beckett, MFT
Craig Beckett, MFT
Craig Beckett has been working in the mental health field since 1990 and received his license as a marriage and family therapist in 2000. He understands that seeking counseling while struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, and/or relationship conflicts can be a stressful and difficult experience. Therefore, he tries to help each person feel as supported and comfortable as possible in each session while first obtaining a thorough history and then identifying realistic goals. He strives to help each person move from where they are now to where they want to be. He offers individual, couple, and family counseling to those over 18 as well as Christian counseling. He offers a supportive and engaging presence to help each person find the next step on his or her journey.

Practicing locations : Murrieta


Dojuana Hairston, PsyD, LMFT
Dr. Hairston is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist with Masters degrees in both Counseling Psychology and Education (School Psychology) and a doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Hairston works with all ages but especially enjoys working with teenagers! She has 10 years of experience working with children and their families. Dr. Hairston has a special interest in working with sexuality/gender identity issues. She utilizes Family Systems Therapy and Cognitive/Behavioral Therapy.
Practicing locations : Murrieta
Dojuana Hairston, PsyD, LMFT


Kathryn Stull-Whitaker, MFT
Kathryn Stull-Whitaker graduated in 1979 from Azusa Pacific Univeristy with a Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy. Kathryn has been in private practice since 1988, and with Orange Psychiatric Medical Group since 1995. Her areas of expertise are: Individual counseling, marriage counseling, adolescent issue, drug and alcohol addictions.

Practicing locations : Corona
Kathryn Stull-Whitaker, MFT


Kathleen F Comer, MSN, FNP-BC
Kathleen F Comer, MSN, FNP-BC
Kathleen Comer, MSN, FNP-BC, is a Family Nurse Practitioner and has been practicing in the Riverside County area for more that 15 years, providing psychotropic medication management for patients ranging in age of 17+.

Kathleen received her Bachelor of Science in 1979 from Loretto Heights College in Denver, Colorado where she grew up. Kathleen was proactive in intensive care and trauma nursing for many years prior to obtaining her Masters degree and license as a Family Nurse Practitioner in 1999.

Kathleen provides a complete psychiatric exam prior to diagnosing and prescribing medications, inclusive of all medical and social problems.

Practicing locations : Murrieta


Leshea Nock, LMFT
Leshea Nock graduated fro the University of Colorado in 1999 and received her Masters Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Therapy from the University of Phoenix. She is currently completing her dissertation for her Psy.D. on the need for supportive services for ASD adolescents and young adults in high school and college.
She specializes in adjustment disorders, ADHD, ASD, depression, anxiety, mood disorders, women’s issues and working with LBGT community. She works with children ages 7 and up, adolescents and adults providing both individual and couples counseling and family therapy. She utilizes cognitive behavior therapy, DBT, mindfulness techniques and family systems theories.

Practicing locations : Murrieta
Leshea Nock, LMFT


Kara Tiffany, M.A., MFT, LAADC, ICAADC, ICADC, SAP
Kara Tiffany, M.A., MFT, LAADC, ICAADC, ICADC, SAP
Kara Tiffany-Roberts is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. Kara completed her undergraduate work in Psychology at the University of Washington and her Masters in Counseling Psychology at National University. Kara has been in the mental health field for over 25 years and spent the majority of her career working in residential settings with patients that have trauma and mental health diagnosis which makes her very experienced and knowledgeable. Kara specializes in co-occurring disorders, addictions, and marital issues. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy, and Emotionally Focused Therapy in her practice. She believes in mindfulness and teaches self-care and awareness to all of her patients.

Kara holds several certificates and a license in the drug and alcohol field and enjoys working with individuals that have addiction issues. She is well educated in eating disorders and treats binge eating and those preparing for the gastric sleeve and roux-en Y procedures. Kara is very in touch with the community and has held several volunteer positions in Temecula and Murrieta. She has been serving on the local board of Marriage and Family Therapists (SWRC-CAMFT) for the last five years, was the 2016 President, and earned the Chapter Member of the Year award from CAMFT. She has worked in a variety of positions during her career including Clinical Director and Clinical Coordinator of local drug and alcohol treatment centers as well as having her own private practice for many years. Kara enjoys working with individuals, couples, and families ages 12 years and up.

Practicing locations : Murrieta


Hildamari Cabrera LMFT
My journey as a clinical therapist began in 1997 in Miami, FL working with children and their families at a nonprofit organization. Since then I have held clinical positions working for Dade County in Miami, and as of 2006, Riverside County Department of Behavioral Health working with both children and adults.

I earned my Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and Biology at the University of Puerto Rico and my Masters of Science Degree in Psychology at the Miami Institute of Psychology, now known as Carlos Albizu University.

I have training in various treatment modalities including Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Multidimensional Family Therapy, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Family Based Treatment for Eating Disorders.

Therapy is an investment in your life, relationships, health, wellbeing and future. I am humbled by clients who have invited me into their lives and trusted me to assist them in their journey toward more skillful behavior. I am fortunate to witness their strength and courage and collaborate in a deep process of discovery.
Practicing locations : Murrieta
Hildamari Cabrera LMFT


Nanette Paula Fine LMFT
Nanette Paula Fine LMFT
As your therapist, I am here to guide you to access your strengths, and overcome life's many challenges using a listening, emphatic, and nonjudgmental approach. As the process develops I specifically work with you on coping skills that is tailored for your current life situation.
I have extensive experience working with adults and seniors, who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, separation and divorce. I utilize a client centered approach with emphatic listening, cognitive behavioral techniques and the 12 step model for substance abuse.

Practicing locations : Murrieta


Maria T. Driver, MSW, LCSW
As a bilingual Spanish-speaking, bicultural therapist in the behavioral health field for over 15 years, I have had the privilege of working with individuals and families from diverse cultures, ethnic groups and backgrounds. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work (BSW) from California State University, Los Angeles and my Master’s Degree in Social Work (MSW) with a Concentration in Mental Health from San Diego State University. My areas of expertise include treating high-risk children and youth with emotional and behavioral problems as well as children, youth and adult survivors of abuse & trauma. Nowadays, I enjoy working with children (ages 6+), youth & adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief/loss, complex family dynamics, relationship difficulties, women’s issues and phase of life transitions. I am also very familiar with the struggles of immigrant families and the stress & challenges of military life.
I am a firm believer that one approach does NOT fit all; therefore, I utilize evidence-based treatment tailored to each individual’s needs, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Client Centered and Trauma-Informed Care. My background in social work allows me to see the person within the larger context of their environment in order to best understand their specific needs. My therapeutic style is compassionate but empowering, with a humanistic approach. I tend to listen for ways that any past traumas and/or attachment disruptions may be connected to one’s current struggles. I am aware that finding the right therapist is crucial and that feeling safe, heard, understood is essential for positive growth and healing. I applaud people’s courage in taking the first step in seeking help and look forward to working alongside them on their journey.

Practicing locations : Murrieta
Maria T. Driver, MSW, LCSW


Stephen Creel, LMFT
Stephen Creel is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. A graduate of Pepperdine University, Stephen earned his Masters in Clinical Psychology with Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy in April 2001. Since then, Stephen has worked primarily in Substance use treatment but also has extensive experience in issues of Co-dependency, Depression and Anxiety, Self-Esteem, Grief and Trauma. In his work in Substance Use Recovery, Stephen became aware that the vast majority of addiction disorders are predicated with some type of trauma. Thus, in 2019 Stephen underwent training to provide EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) to trauma patients. This is a powerful, evidenced based therapy to help people recover from traumatic experiences. In addition to EMDR, Stephen uses a variety of techniques including Cognitive Behavioral therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Family Systems approach. Stephen aims to provide a safe and caring environment in which to help his clients gain freedom and relief from the difficulties they are experiencing.

Practicing locations : Corona
Stephen Creel, LMFT


Wendy Cohen, MFT
Wendy Cohen, MFT
Wendy Cohen is a licensed therapist with a Masters Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. She prefers to work with adults and utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Solution Focus Treatment. Ms. Cohen treats individuals in life transitions dealing with depression, anxiety, bipolarity as well as grief and loss. She enjoys teaching parents new skills and runs an educational seminar called "Becoming a Love and Logic Parent" in the community. She has been practicing in the Inland Valley since 2005.
Practicing locations : Murrieta



Thomas Gilbert, MFT
Thomas Gilbert is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Masters degree in Counseling Psychology. Since 2005, Tom has worked with individual adults, couples and families in areas involving anxiety, depression, grief, communication and life-stage transition. Tom also assists individuals whose desire to express themselves through music, writing or other art forms poses challenges involving purpose, identity and motivation. For those desiring a spiritual approach to their problems, Tom can provide therapy within a faith-based, Christian framework grounded in four decades of experience.

Practicing locations : Temecula
Thomas Gilbert, MFT