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Mental Health

Mental & Behavioral Health

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 mental illness at any one time. Mental health conditions such as depression can complicate and slow recovery from physical health problems.

Mental and 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:

  • Depression
  • Adjustment and change/loss
  • Anxiety/Panic
  • Anxiety and Uncertainty
  • Grief
  • Trauma
  • Financial Stress
  • Family Conflict
  • Stress and effect on health
  • Anger and stress management
  • Substance Abuse
  • Chronic pain
  • Parenting Issues
  • Children's behavioral problems
  • ADD/ADHD

To make an appointment with a provider please call (310) 510-0096.

On-Island Therapists

Giselle Selebi

Giselle Silebi, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC

Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Giselle has had over 20 years of experience working with adults, children, families, and the community with their mental health needs. She holds both a Psychiatric Mental 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’ mental 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 mental 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.

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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.

On-Island Psychologists

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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.

Teletherapy Therapists

Bertha is a Bilingual (English/Spanish) therapist

Bertha Ramos

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, LCSW

Megan Fenyoe

Megan Fenyoe is an Air Force veteran, Licensed Clinical Mental 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 Mental 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.

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Esmeralda Nunez, LCSW

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