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Cindy Capretz, LCSW

Cindy Capretz, LCSW

Cindy has been honing her expertise as a clinician for almost 20 years, working with adolescents, teens, women’s issues, seniors, couples, and families.  Cindy brings a rich professional background to her work in the clinical field.  After receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology, Cindy worked in the corporate world at Boeing, Apple Computer, and Health Care Industries.  Cindy earned a dual Master’s Degree in Social Work and Public Administration at the University of Southern California, specializing in public policy and community development.  During her tenure there, Cindy worked at the Executive Office of the President of the United States in the Office of Management and Budget for the Department of Defense. In addition to her extensive volunteer work, she is also the President and Co-Founder of The V.A.I.L. School, which later partnered with Early College High School and became a charter school within the Newport-Mesa School District.  Moreover, Cindy has received certifications in Conflict and Alternative Dispute Resolution by the University of California, Irvine as well as Integrated Primary Care Management by the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

As a California State licensed clinical social worker, Cindy specializes in geriatrics.  Her patients present a variety of issues, from common disorders such as depression, anxiety, adjustment disorder, bi-polar, and trauma to more complex issues like PTSD, phobias, grief, end-of-life issues, palliative care, and care management.  Cindy approaches the individual from a holistic framework, considering one's personal environment as she helps them create meaning out of significant events and life experiences.  Under the values of acceptance, understanding, and compassion, Cindy cultivates a sense of hope in each individual, guiding them toward their best life as they conceive it.

Cindy’s qualities of warmth, honesty, authenticity, and integrity define who she is and, thereby, what she brings to the therapeutic relationship.  Cindy’s respect for and appreciation of the uniqueness of each individual is a refreshing approach to life. Her capacity to acknowledge, accept, and even laugh at her own shortcomings enables her to relate to others with understanding and acceptance. And it is her deep faith, spirituality, and belief in each person’s capacity for growth and transformation for the greater good of humankind that guides not only her work, but her personal life.

A native of Orange County, California, Cindy is the proud mother of a 25-year-old son, 21-year-old daughter, and stepmother to two adult children. Cindy and her husband, an attorney in Newport Beach, live in Newport Beach, California.
  

Clint Salo, DO

Clint Salo, DO

Dr. Clint Salo was born and raised in Whittier, CA but currently resides in North Orange County with his family.  In 2004, he graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. Along the way, he took a two-year hiatus to participate in a volunteer religious mission in Santiago, Chile thereby allowing him to gain fluency in Spanish.

Upon completing his undergraduate degree, he moved to Henderson, NV to attend Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  He successfully completed his degree in medicine in 2008.  His next adventure began with his acceptance to the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine psychiatric residency training program in Las Vegas.  During his last year of training, he had the opportunity to work as chief resident on behalf of his fellow trainees.

In June of 2012, Dr. Salo successfully completed his training and returned “home” to accept a position with Progeny Psychiatric Group.  Dr. Salo currently provides care for patients in the following settings: inpatient, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient, skilled nursing, assisted living, and independent living.

Douglas Citro, PHD

Douglas Citro, PHD

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Dylan Guiney, NP

Dylan Guiney was born and raised in Huntington Beach, Ca. He loves surfing, camping, traveling, follows almost all sports, and most of all loves food.

Dylan received his Masters in Science from Cal State University of Long Beach. Prior to obtaining his masters, Dylan spent 4 years working in acute pychiatric hospitals as a RN. He is board certified as Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is licesnsed in the state of California.

Dylan is proficient in all mental health disorders, behavioral disorders, and dementia related issues. He sees patients of all ages, cultures, and gender.

Elaine De Jonk, LMFT

Elaine is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with over 7 years of experience working with individuals, couples, and families on a wide range of issues.  After graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology at Cal State Fullerton in 2005, she continued developing her expertise by obtaining a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Argosy University, Orange County in 2007.  While earning her graduate degree, Elaine completed her practicum with a domestic violence shelter in Orange County.  At the shelter, she helped victims of domestic violence and led groups comprised of court-referred domestic violence victims. 

Elaine has extensive experience working with diverse populations, including individuals from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds.  She has worked successfully with seniors, as well as children as young as three years of age.  Elaine has years of practice working with chronically mentally ill individuals using Cognitive Behavior Therapy.  During her time in the College Hospital’s Outpatient Partial Hospitalization Program, Elaine focused on issues and disorders such as schizophrenia, bi-polar, depression, personality disorders, phobias, anxiety, and dual diagnosis.   

Her approach to therapy is present-focused, as well as insight and goal-oriented.  Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Elaine works with adults struggling with anxiety, depression, bi-polar, schizophrenia, communication issues, self-esteem issues, and relationship issues. 

Farhad Nikoo, NP

Farhad is an experienced Psychiatric and Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner with a demonstrated long history of working in the medical practice industry. He is skilled in Psychiatric Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Intensive Care.

Farhad received his Doctor of Nursing Practice and Post Doctorate Degree in Psychiatric Mental Health from Brandman University, Part of the Chapman University System. Farhad graduated from the University of Detroit Mercy as a Family Nurse Practioner.

James Noftle, MA, EdD

Dr. James Noftle is currently an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist with five years of experience in both private practice and hospital settings. He was born in Boston, MA and lived in several New England states during his childhood and adolescence. James received his B.S. in Special Education/Elementary Education at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA, and eventually a Master's Degree in School Administration at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, VA.

James has been an educator for 34 years with extensive experience teaching in public schools, residential programs, Assistant Principal, and Director of several learning centers. After residing in VA for 20 years, James returned to his alma mater to teach in the School of Education at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. In addition, James received his Doctorate in Education from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL. His applied dissertation focused on teaching reading strategies to teachers to improve student literacy. Dr. Noftle was allowed complete access to an inner-city school in downtown Boston, MA, where he conducted research and implemented professional development workshops to teachers.

After residing in VA for 20 years, James returned to his alma mater to teach in the School of Education at Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA. He became the Multiple Subject Director, Graduate Reading Director, Academic Advisor, and Supervisor of Student Teachers, while teaching both graduate and undergraduate classes. In 2006, James moved to CA where he taught in the School of Education at Azusa Pacific University. Dr. Noftle taught in the Multiple Subject Program Department and Graduate Curriculum and Instruction Department. He became the Lead Professor of Literacy, Supervisor of Student Teachers, Teacher Performance Assessment Coordinator, and Researcher. James has scholarly work in both national and international publications and has presented his research at numerous conferences throughout the United States. James has one daughter, Kelli, who resides in San Diego with her husband. James enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, and restoring furniture.

Jason Kellogg, MD

Jason Kellogg, MD

Dr. Jason Kellogg graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry.  He then went on to Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio where he obtained his medical degree.  Subsequently, he attended the University of California, Irvine and completed his residency training including Chief Residency.  He served two terms as the Chairman of the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, California.  While he was at Hoag Hospital, Dr. Kellogg was awarded Physician of the Year. He currently serves as Chief of Staff at Newport Bay Hospital.

Along his path to planting Progeny Psychiatric Group, he has published a number articles and presented at the American Psychiatric Association and United States Psych Congress.  He has also presented lectures at NEI and was one of the principle investigators in the FDA registrational trial for Nudexta.

Jennifer Berg, PSYD

Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and her master and doctorate degrees in Clinical Psychology from Pepperdine University. 

Jennifer Nguyen, NP

Jennifer is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. She first earned her B.A. in Cognitive Sciences from UCI.

She continued her interest in psychology and psychiatry by pursing a nursing career. She obtained her education at CSULB where she earned her B.S. and Master's in Nursing.

Jennifer Yi, LMFT

Jennifer Yi, LMFT

Jennifer Yi is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who earned her Master's of Science in Clinical Psychology from Vanguard University of Southern California.  As a second generation Asian-American born and raised in Southern California, she understands and relates to many issues that arise among merging cultures. Prior to joining Progeny Psychiatric Group, Jennifer gained valuable experience working at College Hospital PHP, La Palma Hospital's inpatient and outpatient behavioral health programs, an inpatient substance abuse treatment facility, university and elementary school counseling settings, as well as in private practice.

Jennifer has a heart to work with adults and teens who battle depression, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief & loss, relationship, and family issues. She has roots in insight based and cognitive behavioral therapies.  

Jesse Goodman, NP

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Justin Goldman, LMFT

Justin Goldman, M.A., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist working with individuals, families and couples dealing with issues of wellness. He received his Bachelor of Arts, with Cum Laude honors, in Psychology from UCLA. While at UCLA, Justin began working with children with autism utilizing principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis.

Upon graduation, Justin continued working with children and adolescents with autism. In 1996, he shifted occupations and began working in the entertainment industry. Over 14 years he held several management positions in that industry, most recently at Sony Pictures Entertainment. In 2010, Justin decided to return to his passion of working in the field of psychology. In 2012, he received his Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. Justin also completed a year and a half of post graduate training in Applied Behavior Analysis at Florida Institute of Technology.

During his studies and following graduation, Justin has held several counseling internships. He has worked with those suffering from addiction, anxiety, depression, impulse control issues, and various other mood/personality disorders. Justin is currently providing counseling services at Progeny Psychiatric Group in Irvine, California. He has a passion and commitment to the field and it shows in his passion for his work. Justin brings a client-centered approach to counseling, utilizing CBT and Solution Focused Therapy, while incorporating his behavioral health background as needed to help guide treatment. Justin hopes to continue providing empathic and effective counseling services to individuals, children and families in need.

Karen Muna, LMFT

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Linda Trinh, NP

Dr. Linda Trinh, DNP, received her Bachelor's in Biological Science and Master's in Nursing Science from the University of California, Irvine. She also has a 2nd Bachelor's in Nursing and 2nd Master's in Public Health before she furthered her education with a Doctorate's in Nursing Practice and finally, a Post-Doctorate in Psychiatric Mental Health.

She is nationally double board certified in Family Practice and Psychiatric Mental Health with a total of 5 years experience working in urgent care, primary care, and psychiatry. She has also served on the Board of Directors for the California Association of Nurse Practitioner Orange County Chapter for the past 5 years.

Logan Jensen, PA

Logan Jensen, PA

Logan Jensen is a Certified Physician Assistant who hails from Phoenix, Arizona. He received his bachelor’s degree in exercise physiology from the University of Utah in 2008. In 2013, he received a master’s degree in physician assistance studies from Touro University.

During his time at Touro, his interest in psychiatry began to materialized. Accordingly, Logan went on to complete a psychiatry clinical rotation with Progeny Psychiatric group. He now performs psychiatric care for patients at long term care facilities.

Michelle Fallah, PsyD

Michelle Fallah, PsyD

Dr. Fallah is a Registered Psychological Assistant with the California Board of Psychology. She earned a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy, from the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University. She also attended the California School of Professional Psychology at Alliant University where she completed her second Masters Degree and her Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Fallah has over 6 years of clinical experience.  She served as a therapist at a community clinic where she conducted short-term, goal-oriented therapy to individuals and couples from various cultures.  Her patients ranged in age from 14 to 67 and presented a wide range of clinical issues. She provided services at a residential recovery center where she treated individuals for substance abuse and other addictions.  She also had two years of clinical training working solely with adolescents.

In her clinical practice, she delivers cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments to adolescents, adults, couples, and divorced families.  Her clinical focus covers a wide range of emotional, behavioral, and adjustment problems such as depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, bipolar, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, social anxiety, phobias, bereavement, eating disorders, addiction, body image, trauma, and abuse. 

Mike Frazier, MD

Dr. Frazier graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience.

He attended UCLA medical school and completed his residency training in psychiatry at UC Irvine.

Mireille Millet, LCSW

Mireille Millet, LCSW

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Moses Morar, NP

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Parvin Afshar, MD

Parvin Afshar, MD

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Phuong Tran, NP

Dr. Phuong Tran, DNP, PMHNP-BC, takes a unique and progressive approach to mental health illnesses. Treatment is personalized, based on evidence research, and encompasses on a myriad of treatment modalities. He considers the influence of three factors: one’s past and upbringing, current life situations, and one’s genetic makeup, affecting influencing mental illness. Being trained and current with the best evidence based medication treatment strategy, he places a strong emphasis on psychosocial, and psychodynamic factors as the foundation of his treatment. As many psychiatric conditions have an underlying biological and genetic component, medications can also an important component of treatment and can be very effective when used appropriately.

Dr. Phuong Tran earned his Bachelor’s of Science from the University of California, Irvine. Shortly after, he earned his second bachelors in Nursing. He then received his Master's of Science from California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Tran continued his education, and earned his Doctorate in Nursing Practice/Science at Chapman University, where his clinical dissertation focused on utilizing adherence therapy, to increase medication compliance and reducing of depressive symptoms. He is American Board certified as a Psychiatric Mental-Health Nurse Practitioner and is also licensed in the state of California. Dr. Tran has 6 years of experience in the mental health field. Currently, Dr. Tran sees patients of all ages, with myriad mental health issues, including: depression, schizophrenia, anxiety, insomnia, ADHD, OCD, and disorders such as bipolar, dementia-related, eating, and autism.

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Rafael Speck, LMFT

Rafael has deep experience assisting a wide range of clients, from children and adults to couples and families. Rafael is passionate about assisting clients in reaching their personal goals and overcoming mental health challenges.

Rafael completed his undergraduate degree in Psychology and his Master degree in Marriage and Family Therapy/Counseling from California State University, Dominquez Hills.

Randall Turner, DO

Randall Turner, DO

Dr. Turner received his medical degree from Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Psychiatry Residency training at Loma Linda University.  Upon graduating from residency he was lucky enough to meet Dr. Jason Kellogg who, at the time, was contemplating creating a unique and enduring psychiatric group practice, which would later become known as Progeny Psychiatric Group.

Dr. Turner primarily works in general adult psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and addiction medicine. Everyday he strives to thoroughly understand human psychology and psychopathology with a hope to relieve the suffering and foster the growth of those he treats.

Dr. Turner is a talented musician; he plays the guitar, piano, and drums. In his spare time, he also enjoys reading, bird watching, and traveling. He currently resides in Southern California where he lives with his wife and four children.

Sanjai Thankachen, MD

Sanjai Thankachen, MD

Dr. Sanjai Thankachen graduated from Adichunchanagiri Institute of Medicine in 2000.  He completed his residency in psychiatry in 2008 from Creedmoor Psychiatric Center in New York, where fifty percent of his rotations were at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital.  After his residency he worked at Ventura County Medical Centers in an adult out-patient setting and now lives in Orange County, California.

Dr. Thankachen is currently working with Pacific Neuropsychiatric Specialists in an out-patient practice, as well as working at multiple in-patient psychiatric and medical units bringing his patients the most advanced health care treatment in psychiatry.  Dr. Thankachen sees patients with an array of disorders, including depression, bipolar illness, schizophrenia, anxiety, and dementia-related problems.

Dr. Thankachen is also involved in professional organizations and societies in good standing including the American Psychiatric Association, Indian Medical Association, and the Karnataka Medical Association.

Sean Rougeau, NP

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Tina Ho, MSW, ASW

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