We’re a team of clinicians and staff who have dedicated our lives to research, education, and treating those with mental health conditions. We’re especially passionate about helping those with Treatment-Resistant Depression and providing the most advanced therapies available, including Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine nasal spray, both FDA-approved for advanced depression.
Mental health conditions can be profoundly painful and isolating, making it difficult to seek help. Our team provides a unique, patient-centered experience to help you find the appropriate treatment and relief from your symptoms. We’re grateful to be practicing psychiatry during this era in which there are so many new treatment possibilities and new hope for those with mental health conditions.
Dr. Alexander Malekzadeh is a community psychiatrist with a focus on treating and working with adults. As a provider he makes sure to consider various psychosocial stressors, taking the mind-body connection into consideration when coming up with an assessment and plan for each individual patient that he sees.
As a Psychiatrist, hearing patients out and understanding what symptoms they consider most impairing to them is the most important part of his personal practice. He prefers a collaborative space where both he and the patient can talk about their conditions in an in depth way, in order to find what specific treatments will work best for them. To him, an ideal patient has good insight into their condition or is willing to develop this through dedication towards treatment.
Dr. Alexander Malekzadeh is committed to ensuring that patients are able to find a treatment plan for them, which includes the options of the latest treatments and flexible planning. Treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine are alternatives to traditional medications that allow patients with more treatment-resistant conditions to find something that works for their needs and symptoms.
Dr. Sahab Yaqubi takes a holistic approach to patient care and treatment plans, considering biological, psychological, and social factors. He has found that being in tune with his patient’s emotional pain is the key to developing a good rapport. To empathize with his patient’s emotional pain and be able to reduce their suffering is his focus at all times.
Through his years of treating patients with depression and other mood disorders, medication and therapy are basic tools that he has used successfully to find relief from suffering. But not all the patients fully respond to these therapeutic tools. For Dr. Yaqubi, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) is another non-invasive therapeutic tool that can play a crucial role for those with treatment-resistant mood or anxiety disorders.
Dr. Sahab Yaqubi joined Mindful Health Solutions in early 2021.
Dr. Hina Fullar has always been interested in psychiatry, long before medical school in fact. The interface of mind and body always fascinated her. For her, it is also one of those medical fields where concepts and ideas of health can’t be separated from the contribution and role of socio-politico-cultural factors. As a result, by default, psychiatric treatment sees patients as a complete person, acknowledging and respecting how it holds a complex universe within.
She is a compassionate and respectful physician. She likes to collaborate with her patients to identify and set goals of treatment, which go beyond the amelioration of distressing symptoms and focus on achieving optimal emotional wellness, where patients can lead a meaningful life that is true to their values and vision. Having worked as a psychiatrist for about fourteen years, she understands that emotions, perceptions, and thoughts reflect deeply personal events and circumstances, many of which may not be in our control. Working with patients to help them develop a sense of being that is not defined by their symptoms or circumstances is a highly rewarding experience.
Dr. Hina Fullar has seen numbers of patients where trials of medication after medication are ineffective, and it can be more frustrating when side effects from the medication are more bothersome than any appreciable benefits. She is intrigued by Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) as it doesn’t involve ingesting yet another pill and has minimal burden of side effects. Esketamine nasal spray is a relatively new treatment for treatment-resistant depression. She believes in exploring new methods and interventions for psychiatric treatment once the safety of these treatments is established. Exploring those frontiers is the key to overcoming the morbidity from depression, which takes a toll on both our patients, their families, and the community as a whole.
Dr. Victor Huynh was initially introduced to the path of medicine through his father, a practicing internist. With the dream of becoming a primary care physician, he ventured on the premed route for undergrad, majoring in neurobiology, physiology, and behavior. This exposed him to the study of the human mind, where he continued to gravitate toward during medical school. Through interactions with his patients and his own personal relationships, he discovered how distressing and disabling mental illness can be. He also experienced the profound gratification of building a relationship, providing unwavering support, and utilizing his skillset as a psychiatrist to change an individual’s life.
Dr. Huynh has a collaborative and holistic patient care approach with an emphasis on cultural understanding. Training in Hawaii, a culturally diverse population, influenced his view of a largely paternalistic approach common with Western medicine. He believes that to truly collaborate on a comprehensive and evidence-based treatment plan, he must emphasize the individual’s experience, culture, and values, in the context of their environment and biology.
For Dr. Victor Huynh, our current fundamental understanding of psychiatric disorders may be limited, and this has been reflected in past treatment options. To him, no one size fits all and he will use all the tools at his disposal to treat his patients, especially those refractory to our first-line therapies such as medications alone. The development of TMS has demonstrated excellent efficacy and tolerability. Esketamine treatments provides a rapid response, uncommon in psychiatry and he views this as a forerunner to the return of psychedelic medicine.
He joined Mindful Health Solutions in the Fall of 2021.
Satya Shah is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a focus in patients who are experiencing mood disorders. He has developed a particular interest in the holistic approach to care, which considers not only the biological aspects of mental health but also social and spiritual factors. He believes that by working together with his patients, they can tailor a treatment plan that best fits their unique needs and values.
As a nurse practitioner, he strives to be welcoming and attentive to the needs of all of his patients. Ideally, his patients would be those who are motivated to improve their overall well-being and seek a collaborative approach to their care. He enjoys working with patients who are open to exploring various treatment options, including lifestyle modifications, therapy, and medication.
Satya Shah understands that seeking treatment for any mental health condition can be a vulnerable experience, and taking that first step can be overwhelming. He is committed to working closely with his patients to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their unique values and culture. Offering alternative treatments such as Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and esketamine allow for patients to find the treatment plans that work best for them when traditional medications may not be enough.
Dr. Mark Hessenthaler’s array of experience includes psychopharmacology, Mindfulness Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for insomnia and nightmares. He enjoys collaborating with his patients to find the optimal modalities of treatment to assist in their recovery.
Dr. Hessenthaler first started utilizing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) while working for the Department of Defense. He was treating Active Duty Members with Major Depression refractory to antidepressant medications. Intrigued by the positive response his patients were having to TMS, he knew it was a treatment he wanted to incorporate further, as more research explored clinical disorders such as PTSD and OCD.