At CIMC we understand the strong connection between physical and emotional health.
Research shows that of all patients seen in primary care clinics, 20% have a diagnosable behavioral illness at any one time. Behavioral health conditions such as depression can complicate and slow recovery from physical health problems.
Behavioral health assessments and therapy are provided at CIMC via in-person face-to-face visits, teletherapy, and virtual visits for adults, children and families. These services can help people struggling with such issues such as:
- Adjustment and change/loss
- Anxiety and Uncertainty
- Financial Stress
- Family Conflict
- Stress and effect on health
- Anger and stress management
- Substance Abuse
- Chronic pain
- Parenting Issues
- Children's behavioral problems
Diego Fuentes, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Diego received his Master’s in Social Work from Cal State LA and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. He has worked with at-risk adolescents, incarcerated women, individuals on probation and most recently with the community as a supervisor of the behavioral health department at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Los Angeles. His niche is working with individuals to recover from alcohol and other substances and axis I mood disorders such as bipolar, anxiety and depression. His goal is to evoke the individuals’ known strengths and use them as a foundation for healing and persevering.
Giselle Silebi, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner
Giselle has had over 20 years of experience working with adults, children, families, and the community with their behavioral health needs. She holds both a Psychiatric Behavioral Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner and has an extensive background in emergency medicine. While working in the emergency room, she observed how patients’ behavioral health had a huge impact on their physical health.
As a trauma informed provider, Giselle is known for understanding her patient’s needs in a warm and compassionate way. She provides person-centered care utilizing medications, cognitive-behavioral approaches, mindfulness, and coping skills training to individuals seeking relief from their behavioral health symptoms. Her goal is to optimize care so individuals can restore a healthy life balance and ultimately have a better quality of life.
Giselle specializes in depression, anxiety, PTSD, ADHD, substance abuse, mood disorders, adjustment disorders and schizophrenia.
Tanyna Sosa-Williams, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Tanya grew up as an undocumented Afro-Latina in the city of Champions, Inglewood. As a DREAMer, she attended Southwest College in South LA, then took the plunge and transferred to Cal State Fullerton to complete her Bachelor’s in human services. She then earned her Master’s in social work at Cal State Los Angeles with a forensic concentration in hopes to serve the underserved. Since 2011, she has worked with youth, adults, and families in specialties such as trauma, first generation immigrants, life transitions, building coping skills, grief & loss, sexuality, substance use, sexual abuse, and women/cultural issues. Tanya’s style of therapy includes recognizing and honoring an individual’s uniqueness, then forms a tailored approach for treatment which may include CBT, DBT, strength-based practices, holistic approaches, and energy work (chakra balancing). Her goals include normalizing behavioral health support and empowering communities to heal and break chains of generational trauma.
Dr. Michael J. Bjornson, Ph.D.
Clinical Health Psychologist
Dr. Bjornson is a Clinical Health Psychologist, with advanced training and experience in what is known as the biopsychosocial model of health. He earned his Ph.D. in Health Psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology, Berkeley/Alameda. This was followed by his Behavioral Medicine post-doctoral fellowship at St. Louis University School of Medicine/ St. Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute. He brings over 25 years’ experience using a caring, compassionate, and non-judgmental approach to help people improve their lives.
Bertha is a bilingual English/Spanish speaking therapist who has provided individual, family, group, and crisis counseling therapy to children, adolescents, and adults for over 15 years. Depending on a person's individual needs, she uses different types of therapeutic approaches. Her specialties include trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, mood, and emotional/behavioral conflicts. She is certified in Brainspotting, Parent-Child Interactive Therapy, and trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing).
Megan Fenyoe is an Air Force veteran, Licensed Clinical Behavioral Health Therapist (LCSW), speaker, and bestselling author. She is also the founder and CEO of the international IAM ENOUGH movement™ and Freedom Haven nonprofits. In 2021, Megan was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from President Joe Biden; a Special Congressional Recognition Award from the United States Congress; and a Certificate of Recognition from the California State Senate.
Working as a Behavioral Health Therapist for the past 15 years, Megan is considered an expert in her field. Her area of expertise is the mind and the way it affects behavior and well-being. She specializes in working with individuals affected by trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, chronic pain, and substance abuse disorders as well as working with couples.
Esmeralda Nuñez-Wong, LCSW
Esme is a bilingual English/Spanish speaking therapist who works with adolescents and adults. She has experience working in the primary care setting (Federally Qualified Health Centers) for 10 years as well as for the Ventura County Behavioral Health Program. Her style of therapy includes being patient centered utilizing CBT, problem-solving and strength-based approaches.