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MEET OUR PROVIDERS
Matthew N. Koury, M.D., M.P.H.
Dr. Koury is the Founder and Director of the Mind Health Institute, Newport Beach. He is a Board certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist that seamlessly merges his impressive academic credentials with a warm and engaging demeanor. Dr. Koury is known for his thoughtful approach when it comes to using psychiatric medications and his decisions are always informed by current evidence-based standards. Dr. Koury is also committed to educating his clients and families about their treatment in order to assist them in making the best decision regarding their ongoing care.
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Gayle C. Polsky, M.D.
Dr. Polsky is the Director of Psychiatric Services for the Mind Health Institute, Newport Beach. She is a Board certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist that provides medication management and psychotherapy for a range of issues. Dr. Polsky's genuine compassion and care for others is evident in her practice and is complimented by her bright and engaging demeanor. She also possesses a fluid ability to create a relatable relationship with her clients.
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Cindy L. Fibel, M.D.
Dr. Fibel is a Board certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. She provides medication management and psychotherapy for a variety of mental health issues. Dr. Fibel’s comfortable approach relies on evidence-based medicine at the core of the treatment plan while incorporating non-medication options to enhance functioning. Prior to joining us, she was a faculty member at Columbia University Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital.
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Behrouz Namdari, M.D.
Dr. Behrouz Namdari is a Board certified Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist. Dr. Namdari diagnoses and treats a variety of mental illnesses including but not limited to ADHD (child and adult), mood/anxiety disorders, and substance use disorders. His stellar training at Duke University, coupled with his clinical experience allow him to provide the outstanding evidence‑based care that benefits his patients.
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Oscar Oo, Psy.D.
Dr. Oo is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist that provides individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults as well as couples and family therapy. He works from a client-centered, solution-focused orientation using a variety of evidence-based strategies including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). He is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) in both Clinical Psychology and Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Dr. Oo's steady presence in his practice is complimented by a commitment to upholding best standards of care as well as continuing education.
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Michelle Molina, Ph.D.
Dr. Molina is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist that provides psychological testing and assessment for children, adolescents, and adults with a range of issues. She has provided psychological testing services in Orange County for over 15 years and is incredibly experienced working with learning difficulties, ADHD, behavioral disorders, autism spectrum disorder, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and trauma. Dr. Molina provides an exceptional standard of care because of her expertise as well as a genuine demeanor that facilitates the therapeutic process for her clients.
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Sivan Kochinski, Ph.D.
Dr. Kochinski is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist that provides individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and young adults. She was trained at top academic institutions and focuses largely on cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in her treatment of Anxiety disorders, Depressive disorders, Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, behavioral difficulties and young adults experiencing challenges with the transition to adulthood. Dr. Kochinski also has a special interest in working with parents who are looking for consultation, guidance, and parent training. Dr. Kochinski offers a comfortable demeanor which fosters a close relationship with her clients.
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Rich Morhaime, Psy.D.
Dr. Morhaime is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who specializes in Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for a wide range of clinical issues for children, adolescents, and adults. He also provides psychological testing and assessment for a variety of conditions. After living and practicing in Brazil for many years, Dr. Morhaime recently moved back to Southern California where he was born and raised. He offers a thorough and practical style to his clients and is committed to providing top quality and evidence-based care.
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Andrea (Kamath) Appapillai, Psy.D.
Dr. (Kamath) Appapillai is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist that provides individual behavioral and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy (CBT) to children, adolescents, and young adults presenting with both medical and general mental health issues including coping/adjustment, behavioral management, adherence with medical routines, and pain management. She has worked with several interdisciplinary teams in a variety of medical and clinical settings across the continuum of care. Dr. (Kamath) Appapillai offers an empathic and approaching demeanor which fosters a healing atmosphere for her clients.
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Margaret A. Koury, M.S., M.F.T.
Maggie Koury is the Program Coordinator at the Mind Health Institute, Newport Beach. She is also a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist specializing in Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and Solution-focused therapy for adolescents and young adults. She has a special interest in working with the children of individuals struggling with addiction and has a great deal of experience in this area. Maggie's kind, positive, and genuinely warm personality allow her to connect with clients in an engaging manner.
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Nicole Messuri, M.F.T., B.C.B.A.
Nicole Messuri is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and a Board Certified Behavior Analyst who integrates foundational principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) with psychotherapy for individuals and families. She works with depression and anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders (grief/loss, divorce, stress, etc.), trauma, couple’s issues, and family relational problems. She has extensive experience as a behavior analyst working to reduce challenging behaviors related to ADD/ADHD, Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, and other special needs. Additionally, Nicole has expertise in the social-emotional and behavioral needs of Gifted and Twice Exceptional (2e) children. Nicole’s caring approach and devotion to her clients provides a welcoming environment, conducive for emotional connection and positive growth.
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Jennifer Philips, M.S., M.F.T.
Jennifer Philips is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who provides psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults. She enjoys working with young mothers, children who are experiencing behavioral problems, and teenagers struggling with transitional issues. Jennifer previously worked as a special education teacher in New York City and most recently in Newport-Mesa USD. She provides a relaxed and caring demeanor to her clients which provides a safe place to discuss any issue.
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Madeline Sober, A.M.F.T., A.P.C.C.
Maddy Sober is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor who provides individual psychotherapy for children, adolescents, and adults, as well as therapy for families and groups for a broad range of mental health issues.
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