Elizabeth Roberts, MD is a board-certified Psychiatrist who treats children, teens and adults in private practice and provides expert advice on cutting-edge topics in psychiatry through TV, radio and print media. Dr. Roberts is dedicated to educating the public regarding psychiatric conditions and the appropriate use of psychiatric medications. She is a tireless advocate for her patients who rarely have a voice in the public forum.
Dr. Roberts derives her expertise not only from academic study but from a wealth of personal and professional experiences that make her particularly well positioned to understand and educate on the topic of mental health. Her past experience in psychiatry has spanned service in the most impoverished areas to the most elite clinics, including her position as Medical Director of Hazelden, in Chicago to providing psychiatric services through the county mental health clinics to the homeless in Riverside county.
Dr. Elizabeth Roberts has been guiding, caring and advocating for children and adults for over thirty years, half of those years as a physician. Her work in human services started with running the soup kitchen and housing the homeless. Not only has she worked as a child and adolescent psychiatrist, but her career as a child advocate started at 17 years old, as a volunteer counselor of runaways. Her service to children went on to include coaching sports in poor neighborhoods, providing direct care for profoundly physically and mentally handicapped teenagers, and culminated with a career in teaching. She was a classroom teacher in schools that ran the gamut from the most prestigious private schools to the most disadvantaged public schools in the Chicago area.
She has worked to educate parents and professionals in various settings. She has lectured at Berkeley University on the use of psychiatric medications in children and conducted public seminars on mental illness and parenting techniques through hospitals, high schools, and ChADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) meetings.
When Dr. Roberts entered Medical School, she was a single mother, her children were eight, seven, and four years old at the time. She attended Rush Medical College and completed her medical education with a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry from the Medical School at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Jeremy Verhines MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC
Jeremy is a board certified Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. He completed his graduate degree at The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio. Prior to gaining experience in the care and treatment of the psychiatric patient population, Jeremy gained extensive knowledge and experience in the Critical Care and Medical Surgical Fields of Nursing. He is a well-rounded Practitioner who understands both the medical and psychiatric side of medicine and incorporates this experience as he considers treatment for his clients.
Following his time working with the critically ill, Jeremy had the opportunity to cross train in psychiatry. After his exposure to this area of medicine, he found his passion. Jeremy focused his efforts on providing comprehensive goal-directed, compassionate care and began his growth in this specialty. Since that day, Jeremy has been sought out by both Physicians, Nurse Practitioners and other Executives in healthcare for his expert advice and extensive knowledge surrounding the care and advocacy of this vulnerable clientele and especially caring for these individuals who may have a primary medical diagnosis with a comorbid psychiatric disease. He has a professional reputation amongst his peers, is seen as a man of integrity, is hard-working and committed to getting to the root cause of concerns.
Among other things, Jeremy is a Marine Corps Veteran, has extensive experience in the corporate world outside of healthcare and is even a professional musician who volunteers his time as a worship leader for the local church and for recruits at Camp Pendleton’s Edson Range Chapel.
Jeremy is a well-rounded, down-to-earth professional who understands life’s challenges and has a heart to help individuals navigate through them. His belief is that every person is unique, has a specific purpose and is capable of functioning at the top of their potential given the right season and circumstances. He is committed to helping every person get to where they feel better about themselves and function in the capacity they are called too.
Jeremy lives in Southern Orange County with his wife and three children. Some of his hobbies include: Jiujitsu, Surfing, Woodworking and Traveling.
Jeremy is affiliated with Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center, Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach California. Jeremy has privileges and treats patients both on the Adult Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and the Partial Outpatient Hospitization Program at Mission Hospital’s Laguna Beach location.
NaRai Brown, Nurse Practitioner
NaRai Bowen is a Certified Physician Assistant who completed medical school at the University of Charles Drew of Medicine and Science.
During medical school and residency at Charles Drew Medical and UCLA, she received extensive training in treating a wide range of internal medicine and psychiatric disorders utilizing both medication management and psychotherapy. Over the past six years, Ms. Bowen has been in addiction medicine and psychiatry where she has found her true passion in addiction medicine.
Ms. Bowen elected to spend a significant portion of her years working at substance abuse treatment facilities in Orange County to maintain specialized training in the field of chemical dependency. This experience allowed her to treat psychiatric patients who have a comorbid substance abuse diagnosis.
Anna Davis, PMHNP, MN, MA
Anna Davis has worked in the mental health field for 30 years, involved in many levels of nursing, with many different types of patients and settings, always striving to provide excellent care, case management, and customer service. She is American Nurses’ Credentialing Center certified as both an Adult Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and an Adult (Primary Care) Nurse Practitioner. Her advanced practice training in both of these areas allows her to treat patients holistically, balancing both the needs of the body as well as the mind. An astute problem-solver, she is able to integrate information from multiple disciplines and aspects of patient needs to develop creative strategies to assist and empower patients to maximal wellness.