Medical Providers

LAN QUACH, PA-C

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Lan Quach, PA-C, is an experienced board-certified physician assistant with over 10 years of experience. She treats patients at Aloha Integrative Heal...

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LAN QUACH, PA-C

Board Certified Physician Assistant

Lan Quach, PA-C, is an experienced board-certified physician assistant with over 10 years of experience. She treats patients at Aloha Integrative Health in San Diego, California. Lan has treated numerous patients with mental health issues in her career by fostering resilience and recovery through patient empowerment. Lan integrates a warm and collaborative approach to treating psychiatric conditions to build a strong therapeutic relationship to help patients achieve their goals. She is keen to help her patients heal and regain control over their lives. In line with holistic treatment, Lan utilizes psychotherapy and medication management, implementing a safe, empathic, and individualistic framework for healing and wellness. She is driven by the opportunity to help someone who would otherwise struggle through life. Lan works primarily with patients dealing with depression, anxiety, mood disorders, and ADHD, among other life challenges. She looks forward to treating new and existing patients at Aloha Integrative Health in San Diego, California.

JANET REVELS, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Janet Revels, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Aloha Integrative Health in San Diego, Californi...

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JANET REVELS, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Janet Revels, MSN, RN, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner at Aloha Integrative Health in San Diego, California. She has a background working with adults and child/adolescent populations. Janet earned her Master of Science in Nursing at Azusa Pacific University in San Bernardino, California, and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Azusa Pacific University in San Diego, California. Janet is a member of the American Psychiatric Nurse Association, the California Psychiatric Nurse Association, and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. She is a longtime resident of San Diego County and enjoys travel, gardening, dancing, music, and cooking with her friends and family. As a psychiatric nurse practitioner, Janet brings empathy, an easy-going communication style, and a gentle sense of humor, making it easy for her to talk to patients and family members. A focal point of her approach with all patients is her belief that every interaction with a patient should be therapeutic by providing respectful, engaged treatment to result in positive patient outcomes and more informed populations. Working in a holistic environment is exciting as a provider. Understanding how all the body systems and lifestyle factors interconnect is a key first step before determining a care plan. A holistic approach to mental health also focuses on providing support and comfort to the patient, family, and community.

JANET CHUDACEK, PMHNP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

I have worked as a psychiatric nurse for over 10 years prior to becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and I have been practicing as a psychiatric...

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JANET CHUDACEK, PMHNP

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

I have worked as a psychiatric nurse for over 10 years prior to becoming a psychiatric nurse practitioner, and I have been practicing as a psychiatric nurse practitioner for 6 years. I got my BSN from Virginia Commonwealth University and my MSN, PMHNP from Wilkes University in PA. I am Board Certified in the state of California. As a nurse practitioner, I have worked inpatient, outpatient, crisis house, short term rehabilitation and office settings. I chose psychiatry because it is a rapidly advancing field and there are more possibilities to improve the quality of life of my patients. I use empathetic listening and taking time with my patients to create an effective treatment plan that will best help the patient to achieve a better quality of life. I participate in ongoing continuing education.
I have 3 children, 1 daughter, 2 sons. I enjoy walking, listening to music and reading.

Therapists

CHRISTINA CAREY, LCSW

Licensed Social Worker

I am a well-rounded, clinically, and spiritually minded therapist. I believe it is my purpose to help others reconnect with their authentic self and r...

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CHRISTINA CAREY, LCSW

Licensed Social Worker

I am a well-rounded, clinically, and spiritually minded therapist. I believe it is my purpose to help others reconnect with their authentic self and resolve past and present issues preventing them from being who they are meant to be. I would like to share these important concepts, and ideas with you in your journey to reaching your personal therapeutic goals. I firmly believe you are the expert of your experiences, and I can be a guide to help you see more objectively who you authentically are and gain more insight into who your true authentic self is. I have experience in acute psychiatry, behavioral health evaluative services, parenting and child/family work (both inside the home and in a clinical office setting), pre-teen/teen issues, substance dependence group therapy, and individual adult and couple’s therapy. I have provided outpatient therapy services in various settings including clinical offices and hospitals. I utilize Cognitive Emotional Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Image Rehearsal Therapy, Dialectical Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Solution Focused, and others that have been clinically proven to assist with depressive and anxiety disorders, as well as, anger issues, chronic pain, poor body image, low self-esteem, troubled sleep, managing relationship stress, coping with physical illness, trauma and more. I draw from neurobiology, somatic experiencing, mindfulness, and attachment theories to help in the understanding and reduction of uncomfortable symptoms. I also provide spiritual guidance upon request.

SPECIALTIES:

  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Family conflicts
  • ADHD
  • Trauma/Developmental Trauma
  • Depression
  • Mood disorders
  • Religious Issues
  • Relationships
  • Parenting issues
  • Anger management
  • Self-esteem

SHELBY SWAN, LCSW

Licensed Social Worker

Shelby is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in working with families and children/adolescents. Shelby’s professional experience ha...

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SHELBY SWAN, LCSW

Licensed Social Worker

Shelby is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with a background in working with families and children/adolescents. Shelby’s professional experience has focused on trauma work in children/adolescents, specializing in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She also has experience working in community based settings where she gained confidence in treating children/adolescents who struggle with depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, and self harming behaviors. Through her work with children/adolescents, Shelby has gained knowledge and expertise in working with families; including couples work, addressing generational trauma, and parenting skills. She has a background in Psychology, receiving her BA from Sonoma State, and Masters of Social Work from University of North Carolina, Wilmington. Shelby is a San Diego native, and since moving back from North Carolina she enjoys spending quality time with her family, particularly her young niece and nephew. She enjoys spending time with her dog at the beach on the weekends and playing tourist in her hometown.

THELMA THOMPSON, PSYD

Doctor of Psychology

My passion is working with children, adolescents, their families and adults who have suffered trauma and various abuse. My clients often suffer from o...

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THELMA THOMPSON, PSYD

Doctor of Psychology

My passion is working with children, adolescents, their families and adults who have suffered trauma and various abuse. My clients often suffer from overwhelming stress and behavior problems. I will help you deal with your most fearful experience in a compassionate, understanding and safe environment at your own pace in therapy. I work from a trauma focused CBT, EFT, ACT, Brainspotting, Play therapy, Sand therapy, Art therapy, and other modalities as necessary. I also have extensive experience with psychological testing and evaluations assessing children adults for mood, ADHD, Autism, Sexual disabilities and diagnostic clarification. I am committed to help being clients find resolutions to the problems and challenges. I have extensive experience working with at risk children adolescence and adults who have suffered from PTSD , Depression, Anxiety ADHD, Intellectual disability, Oppositional Defiant, Complex Trauma, in other court hearing disorders. If you’re tired of being afraid and holding things inside, I welcome you to make an appointment where you could safely talk about your past experience in a caring, nonjudgmental safe space. Thank you for being brave and taking your first step to the beginning of your healing journey. schedule your appointment today. Qualification: School: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology Year Graduated: 2016 Training: I have training in Forensic Settings, Psychiatric Hospitals, and group homes and children removed from the home.

Specialties:

  • ADHD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Issues:

  • Anger Management
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Child
  • Coping Skills
  • Faith Base Counseling
  • Intellectual Disability
  • Life Coach
  • Life Transitions
  • Obsessive -Compulsive (OCD)
  • Oppositional Defiance (ODD)
  • Self Esteem
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Testing and Evaluation
  • Trauma and PTSD

Communities:

  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Transgender Allied

Ingrid Middleton

Licensed Social Worker LCSW, MSW, MS, MA

Ingrid has been working in the field of social work and mental health care since 1994 and became a licensed clinical social worker in Hawaii in 2007. ...

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Ingrid Middleton

Licensed Social Worker LCSW, MSW, MS, MA

Ingrid has been working in the field of social work and mental health care since 1994 and became a licensed clinical social worker in Hawaii in 2007. She has worked in many different settings including hospitals, Eap services, alternative health centers, private practice and currently telehealth. She has specialized training in trauma therapy and in anthropology, mindfulness and meditation and also is a certified yoga instructor which she has used to help those who are suffering from PTSD and other issues related to self-regulation. She has advanced training in depth, psychology and her specialty includes attachment and psycho-dynamic oriented theories that she uses with her adult and adolescent clients. She also trains service animals on the side, volunteers in two Virginia and Hawaii based rescues and takes her Romanian Shepherd dog Boone with her everywhere. She believes nature is our best healer, and sometimes holds sessions on walks outside. She is able to see people virtually and in person.

Front Office Staff

LILLIAN NGUYEN

Medical Assistant

Lillian is a medical assistant at Aloha Integrative Health. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Hea...

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LILLIAN NGUYEN

Medical Assistant

Lillian is a medical assistant at Aloha Integrative Health. She graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Public Health and has a background working in healthcare as a nursing assistant. Lillian provides an easy-going atmosphere and gentle hand when assisting patients during their treatment sessions. She aspires to continue her education by attending a physician assistant master’s program to become a PA in the future. In her spare time, Lillian enjoys spending time with her dog or exploring new food places with her friends and family.

CALISTA BREW

Patient Care Coordinator

Calista is the Patient Care Coordinator and Front Office Lead at Aloha Integrative Health. She has a bachelor's degree in psychological sciences from ...

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CALISTA BREW

Patient Care Coordinator

Calista is the Patient Care Coordinator and Front Office Lead at Aloha Integrative Health. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychological sciences from Cal State San Marcos. Her goal is to be a marriage and family counselor.

JIM SANDBERG

TMS Technician

Hi I am Jim, I am a 20 year old TMS Technician here at Aloha Health. I love meeting new people, hearing about their life experiences and I hope we can...

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JIM SANDBERG

TMS Technician

Hi I am Jim, I am a 20 year old TMS Technician here at Aloha Health. I love meeting new people, hearing about their life experiences and I hope we can talk together at Aloha!

CATHERINE BAINBRIDGE-FILL

Marketing Specialist/TMS Sales Consultant

Catherine is a TMS Consultant, Marketing Specialist, Yoga Teacher, and Anxiety Coach at Aloha Integrative Health. She is your go-to girl for all thing...

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CATHERINE BAINBRIDGE-FILL

Marketing Specialist/TMS Sales Consultant

Catherine is a TMS Consultant, Marketing Specialist, Yoga Teacher, and Anxiety Coach at Aloha Integrative Health. She is your go-to girl for all things social media, marketing, and sales. She also currently runs Anxiety Relief Holistic Programs to help people implement healthier habits into their daily routines. Catherine has helped many people feel more grounded, calm, and centered through her programs and hopes to one day own a sanctuary that would include a yoga studio, meditation garden, and anxiety relief services. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys hanging with friends, and her dog and spending as much time at the beach as possible.

JENALYN MACASMOT

Virtual Assistant

I am a Virtual Receptionist here at Aloha Health! This consists of scheduling appointments, registration, verifying benefits, troubleshooting issues, ...

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JENALYN MACASMOT

Virtual Assistant

I am a Virtual Receptionist here at Aloha Health! This consists of scheduling appointments, registration, verifying benefits, troubleshooting issues, and corresponding with other professionals along with AIH providers. I am a scholar with a Bachelor’s degree in Education and a Major in Mathematics. I have extensive experience in the medical field. My previous work experience includes United Healthcare, Blue Cross of Florida, Excelahealth, and the Mayo Clinic. I’ve had a fortunate opportunity and experience to be a part of a wonderful team here at Aloha Integrative Health! In my personal time, I love spending lots of time with my daughter, Pearl, who brings me joy with her kindness and is just the sweetest girl you can imagine! We enjoy watching movies together and eating popcorn and takoyaki.

MARK BAUTISTA

Scheduler/Virtual Assistant

My clinic roles and responsibilities include appointment scheduling, cancellations, prior authorization, benefit and eligibility verification of insur...

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MARK BAUTISTA

Scheduler/Virtual Assistant

My clinic roles and responsibilities include appointment scheduling, cancellations, prior authorization, benefit and eligibility verification of insurance plans, review orders and medication refils, and many other hats! I enjoy spending time with my family and friends whether it’s just strolling in the parks, malls and other getaways. I am into masonry and metal work. I still enjoy watching movies, netflix and anime as well as reading manga. Moreso, I am an enthusiast of new advancement in technology in the medical field and astronomy.

Sheina Rose Delfin

Virtual Receptionist

I am a biology graduate with extensive experience in the medical field. With five years as a Medical Virtual Assistant, I adeptly support doctors and ...

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Sheina Rose Delfin

Virtual Receptionist

I am a biology graduate with extensive experience in the medical field. With five years as a Medical Virtual Assistant, I adeptly support doctors and patients. Additionally, I served as a college teacher for two years, imparting my knowledge and passion for biology. I am also known for my dedication, attention to detail, and commitment to excellence in healthcare and education.

Medical Directors

MARKUS PLOESSER, MD

Board Certified Psychiatrist & Medical Director

Markus Ploesser, MD, is board-certified in general, integrative, and forensic psychiatry. He works with patients at Aloha Integrative Health in San Di...

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MARKUS PLOESSER, MD

Board Certified Psychiatrist & Medical Director

Markus Ploesser, MD, is board-certified in general, integrative, and forensic psychiatry. He works with patients at Aloha Integrative Health in San Diego, California. Dr. Ploesser is also a diplomate of the American Board of Physician Specialties in integrative medicine. He completed his psychiatry residency training at Columbia University in New York, New York, and his fellowship training in forensic psychiatry at the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington. He is also a graduate of Columbia Law School in the LL.M Program in New York City, New York. He completed additional fellowship training in integrative medicine at the University of Arizona in Tucson. His areas of expertise include adult ADHD, holistic, and integrative medicine. He is also specializing in forensic psychiatry and evaluations. Dr. Ploesser is interested in integrative medicine and prefers to minimize the need for prescription medications. Dr. Ploesser looks forward to treating new and existing patients at Aloha Integrative Health.

KIM SANDBERG, DNP, CRNA

CEO/Clinic Director

Dr. Kim Sandberg is the owner and founder of Aloha Integrative Health. The clinic’s mission and passion are to make mental healthcare accessible in ...

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KIM SANDBERG, DNP, CRNA

CEO/Clinic Director

Dr. Kim Sandberg is the owner and founder of Aloha Integrative Health. The clinic’s mission and passion are to make mental healthcare accessible in San Diego, especially for our veterans, military, students, and underserved communities here in San Diego. We believe in integrated mental health care by incorporating complementary therapies and treating the whole person, mind, body, and spirit. Our lifestyles today are fast-paced and inundated with technology, so we try to emphasize the importance of balance in work life as well as personal time. We believe strongly in the importance of nutrition for physical as well as mental health.t Dr. Sandberg is a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist. She has two advanced degrees: a Masters of Science in Nursing as a Nurse Anesthetist and a Doctor of Nursing Practice. She has worked in a variety of settings, including both the Navy and various civilian hospital settings. Dr. Sandberg has traveled all over the world and always enjoys coming back home to San Diego. Her hobbies include paddle boarding in San Diego bay and various outdoor activities.