Dr. Khachi is a Stanford-trained physician, who specializes in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. He is the founding president of Mind Study Center providing world-class evidence-based, multidisciplinary, and integrated care. Dr. Khachi is known for his expertise in psychopharmacology and various types of individual and family psychotherapy. He has a broad range of experiences in treating psychiatric disorders. He has worked in a variety of settings, including inpatient psychiatric hospitals, outpatient clinics, emergency rooms, eating disorder programs, and drug and alcohol treatment facilities. Dr. Khachi has also worked as a consulting physician to schools, hospitals, and other referring physicians and psychologists.
Dr. Khachi attended University of California Santa Barbara, where he obtained his bachelor of science in Biochemistry-Molecular Biology. He received his medical degree (M.D.) from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.
During medical school, he developed a strong interest in neurosciences and neuropsychiatric disorders. He was selected as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar, a prestigious research fellowship which funded his neuroscience research at the National Institutes of Health. His research has culminated in multiple peer-reviewed scientific publications, book chapters, and presentations at national and international conferences.
Dr. Khachi pursued his general psychiatry residency at the University of California San Diego and sub-specialized in child and adolescent psychiatry at Stanford University, where he was selected and served as Chief Fellow of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development. He is double board certified in adult as well as child & adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and licensed by the California Medical Board.
He is currently on faculty at the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences (voluntary) at the University of Southern California providing clinical supervision to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in-training physicians. He has previously served as a Councillor for the Southern California Psychiatry Society. He is an active member of many professional medical associations including the American Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists.
Jacob Feldman, M.D.
Child, Adolescent, & Adult Psychiatrist
Dr. Feldman specializes in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry with a focus on evidenced-based holistic mental healthcare. His experiences include depressive and anxiety disorders, ADHD, bipolar spectrum illness, psychosis and schizophrenia, trauma-related disorders, sleeping and eating disorders, substance-use disorders, as well as various developmental disabilities including autism spectrum disorder.
Dr. Feldman developed an interest in working with children early in life, starting with his experience working with children with developmental disabilities as an ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapist and subsequently as a Research Associate at the Yale University Child Study Center. He obtained a bachelor of science in Cognitive Science with a specialization in Neuroscience from the University of California, San Diego. During his undergraduate studies, he was selected to a highly-prestigious research program as a McNair Research Scholar and graduated with departmental honors. Dr. Feldman obtained his medical degree (M.D.) from New York Medical College before pursuing his Adult Psychiatry Residency at Mount Sinai Morningside and West in New York City. He is board-certified in general psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and licensed by the Medical Board of California. While completing his fellowship at Los Angeles County USC Medical Center, Dr. Feldman was elected and served as Chief Fellow of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He spearheaded the development of the clinical toolkit for the effective use of clozapine, a novel psychotropic medication, conducting medical Grand Rounds and a monthly lecture series for the child and adolescent psychiatry physicians-in-training.
Dr. Feldman chose to join Mind Study Center for the opportunity to provide evidence-based and multidisciplinary mental health care that matches each person's individual values and goals. He believes every person has a right to a dignified and meaningful life, and that this can only be achieved through shared decision-making and the incorporation of all aspects of an individual into the treatment plan. Dr. Feldman is excited to serve a guide to his patients and their families on their path to true recovery.
Erika is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in evidenced-based psychotherapies for children, teens, adults, and families. She invests her skills in helping clients attain a better quality of life that is characterized by peace of mind and the ability to manage difficult thoughts and feelings through self-compassion and knowledge of the inner workings of the mind.
She is extremely passionate about her work and takes into account each of her client’s individual differences and needs. She formulates creative and detailed treatment plans which include having a complete understanding of her client's daily lives. She is a firm believer that the combination of a trusting therapeutic rapport and carefully executed evidenced-based interventions can break the bondage of mental anguish and sustain long-lasting healing.
Erika specializes in treating depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, autism, eating disorders, behavioral problems, and somatic disorders. She cares deeply for her clients and maintains patience and perseverance in her work no matter what the presenting issues may be. Erika is also well-versed with implementing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, FloortimeTM Therapy, Behavioral Intervention, and Play Therapy.
Erika completed her undergraduate education at the University of Southern California where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minored in Musical Studies. She continued her education at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology where she received her Master’s in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in marriage and family therapy. Furthermore, she obtained extensive clinical training at UCLA’s Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital.
Abby is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who is passionate about supporting her clients on their journeys toward growth and healing. She enjoys creating collaborative therapeutic relationships with each of her clients, acknowledging that they are the experts on their own experiences. She cultivates an environment of safety and open communication, in order for clients to feel comfortable and empowered in their treatment. She prioritizes principles of antiracism and equitability in her practice.
Abby utilizes an integrative approach that combines elements of psychodynamic, narrative, relational, and client-centered modalities. She is intentional about understanding her clients within the full context of their lives, including biological, psychological, and socio-environmental factors. Her treatment is always individualized; while operating from a primarily psychodynamic framework, she also enjoys using EMDR, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma-Focused CBT, and play therapy when indicated.
Abby is a trauma specialist who helps both children and adults work toward reclaiming their lives in the aftermath of difficult experiences. She is also confident in treating anxiety and depressive disorders at all ages, as well as working with couples on improving connection and communication. Subspecialties include grief and loss (with expertise in child loss), recovery from abuse, family conflict, working with parents on strengthening parent-child relationships, and issues of self-esteem and identity formation.
Abby completed her undergraduate education at Harvard University, where she earned a Bachelor's degree in Art, Film, and Visual Studies, with a minor in English and American Literature. She then received her Master's in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, with a specialization in Psychological Trauma Studies. She has multiple years of experience working in community mental health and with children and young adults in foster care.
Christina Ojeda is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist who is wholeheartedly invested in supporting clients on their journey towards self-actualization. Christina understands that reaching out for support and finding the right therapist can be difficult and overwhelming. With that understanding, she is dedicated to creating a safe and soft landing spot for your healing and growth. Christina values the therapeutic relationship and is humbled and honored by the opportunity to connect with you and be a part of your journey.
As humans we have an innate need for connection, to be understood, heard, and seen. Christina practices from a person centered approach in which she acknowledges that nobody knows yourself better than you. With gentle and supportive guidance Christina will collaborate with you in self-exploration and meeting your goals. Christina holds space for you to show up fully in all your humanness and acknowledges the importance of also showing up in that way.
Christina received her Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Psychological Trauma Studies from Antioch University and a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from California State University, Bakersfield. Christina has worked for various community mental health settings, specifically with children, adolescents, and their families. Christina has years of experience providing psychotherapy in various community settings as well as the inpatient, residential, PHP, and IOP settings. Most recently Christina served as the program director of PHP/IOP at Reasons Eating Disorder Treatment Center where she developed various programs and provided supervision to clinical therapists. With experience at various levels of care with folks of all ages 2+, Christina provides a wealth of knowledge and compassion in the services she provides.
Christina is passionate about providing inclusive care to folks who may be struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, life transitions/changes, eating disorders, and other issues. She has years of experience with Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT) (for clients ages 3-18), Seeking Safety, Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), and is trained in Level 1 Trauma Resiliency Model (TRM).
Leenoy Hendizadeh, M.D.
Dr. Leenoy Hendizadeh is a skilled physician licensed by the Medical Board of California specializing in General Psychiatry. She completed her undergraduate degree in anthropology at UCLA with honors, which is where her admiration for a non-judgmental and curious lens towards human behavior formally began. She then studied medicine at the UC Irvine School of Medicine where she obtained her medical degree (M.D.) and chose to pursue psychiatry since she was most impressed by the psychiatrist’s role in helping people recognize their self-worth and potential. She is currently completing her psychiatry residency at Kaiser Permanente where she has excelled personally and professionally as a Resident Physician.
Dr. Hendizadeh is passionate about a holistic approach to patient care, and she is focused on getting to know each patient by recognizing how an individual’s unique life experience can affect them in ways that could tie into their overall mental health well-being. She has developed a special interest in the interconnection between physical health, neurosciences, genetics, environmental factors, and mental health. She has had extensive training and experience in various settings – from acute psychiatric presentations in the inpatient and ER settings to episodic or chronic psychiatric illnesses in outpatient psychiatric clinics. She has experience in treating many psychiatric conditions including mood disorders, anxiety, trauma, ADHD, OCD, substance use disorders in teenagers and adults, anger management, psychotic disorders, suicidality, self-harm, etc. Her goal is to get to know her patients in a nurturing space so that she can help them enhance their self-awareness, growth, and self-compassion, and ultimately wants to help her patients incorporate these coping skills into their daily lives.
She advocates for a multi-disciplinary approach to include lifestyle modifications, mindfulness techniques, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and more. She takes into consideration many factors including physiological, social, psychological, and vulnerability factors in her diagnostic assessment and treatment recommendations. She aims to not only treat mental illnesses but also promote mental flexibility and resiliency to increase a person’s confidence and self-reliance to manage external and internal obstacles.
Natasha Aronson, ASW, PPSC
Associate Clinical Social Worker #84136
Natasha is an Associate Clinical Social Worker who is passionate about helping people work toward their own version of growth, change, and healing. Natasha provides care from a strengths-based perspective, which emphasizes a person's self-determination and views clients as resourceful and resilient. Using this approach, Natasha specializes in working with depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, grief and loss, substance use, and gender and sexual identity.
Natasha has worked within public schools and community outpatient settings with clients across a wide array of races, ethnicities, and cultures. Natasha has received advanced clinical training in practices such as Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Brief Solution Focused Therapy. Regardless of which technique she is using, her practice is grounded in mindfulness and the mind-body connection.
Natasha enjoys working alongside her clients to co-create an environment where clients feel safe and respected. She loves the relationship building process of therapy and curating individualized treatments based on each client's needs and goals.
Natasha received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology at the University of Michigan with a focus on child development. She went on to complete her Master's in Social Work from UC Berkeley in Community Mental Health. Natasha sees herself as a lifelong learner and is dedicated to continually training in practices that will be useful to her clients.