Behavioral Health

Behavioral Health

Healing the mind & soul

We’re here to listen when you’re ready to talk, and to provide the resources that you and your family need to live healthier and happier lives. Our comprehensive Behavioral Health services are available at low to no cost to help your mind and spirit heal from life’s trials.

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(323) 789-5610

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Our Services

Our comprehensive behavioral health services are available at both of our facilities. Click below for more information on our offerings.

Give us a call at (323) 789-5610 to be matched with a therapist for individual or family counseling.

We offer a variety of rolling group therapy sessions through our Black Visions of Wellness program as well as for Chronic Diseases and Diabetes.

Whether it’s housing insecurity, food insecurity, or something else that is impacting your life, our bilingual case managers are available to connect you with the resources you need and help you navigate the path to a healthier life.

If you or someone close to you is struggling with substance abuse, we’re here to guide you on the path to recovery through our comprehensive health, education, and therapy sessions.

Be it the loss of a friend, loved one, pet or acquaintance – we’re here to listen and help you navigate through your time of grief. Give us a call at (323) 789-5610.

If you’re an UMMA patient living with a chronic disease or condition, we can help.

Learn how to live better with a chronic disease or illness by signing up for our 6-week chronic disease self-management program. There will be a two and a half hour class each week for six weeks led by two trained leaders.

Subjects covered include:

  • Techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation
  • Appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility and endurance
  • Appropriate use of medications
  • Communicating effectively with family, friends and health professionals
  • Nutrition
  • Decision making
  • How to evaluate new treatments

We currently offer two individual diabetes education and counseling sessions to all UMMA patients. All sessions require an appointment and patients primarily participate by provider referral.

Any UMMA patient can request an appointment by calling David Reynoso at 323-406-5771.

  • Session 1 – Covers diabetes basics, HgA1c, dietary guidelines, physical activity, complications, and action planning.
  • Session 2 – Provides an overview of healthy eating, MyPlate, and carbohydrate counting.

Meet the Team

Emilia Garcia Ward

Associate Clinical Social Worker and Therapist

Kendra Wilkins

Lead Behavioral Health Therapist

Neyadhish Chakma

Director of Quality Improvement