Roberto Estrada, MD – Chief Medical Officer
As a nationally-recognized clinical expert in the field of Interventional Psychiatry and Neuromodulation, Dr. Estrada has over 15 years of experience with the latest in cutting-edge technology to treat patients with mood and anxiety disorders. He has been using Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) and now Ketamine Infusion Therapy (KIT) safely and effectively to help thousands of patients suffering with severe and debilitating depression.
Dr. Estrada formed Lenox Hill TMS Psychiatric Associates in 2009, and has served as Medical Director for the San Francisco office. He has now formed Ketamine Center of San Francisco, a specialty clinic designed to provide the various forms of Ketamine therapy to treat Mood Disorders.
Dr. Estrada completed his Residency training in Adult Psychiatry, where he served as Chief Resident, and Fellowship training in Geriatric Psychiatry at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine. He completed Visiting Fellowships in ECT and TMS at Columbia University Medical Center and has also received formal clinical training in VNS. He recently completed training in Ketamine Therapy at the Psychedelic Sciences Conference and Kaiser Permanente Ketamine Conference.
After completing his training, he joined the Attending Staff at Lenox Hill Hospital where he served as the Assistant Director of Inpatient and Emergency Psychiatry (2006) and Chief of ECT Services (2004-2015). He remains on the Voluntary staff at Lenox Hill Hospital and is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine.
Dr. Estrada is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He is an active member of the International Society of ECT and Neurostimulation (ISEN) and the Clinical TMS Society, where he has worked diligently to advocate for mental health parity and increase awareness of novel psychiatric treatments.
Lisa Patrick, MD
Dr. Patrick is board certified in Psychiatry, by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She treats a wide range of conditions, including depression and anxiety disorders, utilizing psychopharmacology, brief psychotherapy, and interventional therapies such as TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) and Ketamine. Dr. Patrick is noted not only for her excellent clinical results as a psychiatrist, but also for her caring and compassionate approach to her patient’s care.
Her acclaimed career in medicine began in 2003, when she graduated from SUNY Downstate College of Medicine, having earlier gained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. Dr. Patrick later completed an internship, residency and fellowship at the New York University Langone Medical Center.
Dr. Patrick is fluent in both English and Japanese, helping her to treat a diverse group of patients. Dr. Lisa Patrick is also a member of the Clinical TMS Society and a current faculty member at the NYU School of Medicine.
Mehdi Omidvari, MD
Dr. Omidvari is a board certified psychiatrist and was trained in psychosomatic medicine. He has worked in the TMS research lab at John’s Hopkins Hospital and was part of multiple prestigious research projects on TMS during his research fellowship from 2011 to 2014. In 2014 he left TMS lab to start his adult psychiatry residency in SUNY downstate medical center in Brooklyn and after that he had his fellowship in Psychosomatic medicine in Mount Sinai hospital in Manhattan. He is also a trained psychotherapist graduated from Institute for psychoanalytic training in NYU. He has worked in different clinical settings but mostly in outpatient clinics across New York City. He is fluent in English and Farsi.
Sari Neave, LMSW
Life is full of challenges and transitions and my goal, as a therapist, is to ease that challenge by partnering with you to build on your strengths and deepen your perspectives. Our work together can range from finding new ways to navigate anxiety, depression, emotional pain, trauma, psychedelic experiences, or learning to set boundaries in relationships and live life more intentionally and authentically.
I like to provide clear guidance and explanations, sensitive attunement, compassionate confrontation, warmth, and a safe space for exploration, discovery, and healing. Together we will explore what you would like your life to look like, the changes you want, and then create a plan to help you get there.
My therapeutic approach may include Cognitive Behavioral (CBT), Dialectical (DBT), Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP), Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy and Integration Therapy, Psychedelic Harm Reduction, and Emotionally Focused, Family / Marital, Psychodynamic, and Trauma Focused Therapy. I am also passionate about the use of psychedelics and entheogenic plants to improve human health and overall well-being and am excited by their potential to transform mental healthcare.
I have experience working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and life stages. I welcome people of all racial identities, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and religious affiliations. I look forward to the opportunity to support you, leading you to personal growth and greater life fulfillment.
Cassidy Kahn, Psychotherapist (LCSW)
I want to applaud you for making the brave first step and reaching out for support. While life brings many difficulties, I strive to support you and provide a safe space to heal, process, and explore goal-setting to overcome these challenges.
My training as a therapist is broad and diverse, with experience treating patients from a wide range of backgrounds, ages, and life stages. After graduating from New York University with a Master’s in Social Work, my career in psychiatry began on the inpatient psychiatric unit at Bellevue Hospital Center in New York City, and at The New York State Psychiatric Unit, as a part of Columbia University’s longest running depression study .
As a former division one athlete, I hold a personal understanding of the difficulties coping with injuries, pain, and the transition out of sports.
As a therapist, I try to help my clients by providing a safe space to process. I welcome people of all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, racial identities, and religious affiliations. I will treat you with sensitivity, compassion and the respect you deserve, and I am very excited to meet you to begin your new chapter of healing.
Stacey Blume Frankel, LMSW
I believe that life is an evolving journey and the therapeutic process is a partnership in which clients are guided to uncover and realize meaningful insights from their own narratives in order to heal.
Change is hard but working together in a safe, supportive space is an integral part of resolving issues. I’m a compassionate therapist who uses a strengths based, holistic client centered approach to empower individuals with new tools for emotional recovery.
I earned my Masters of Social Work from UCLA and a BA in Psychology from the University of Michigan. I have embraced learning opportunities with a broad range of studies including Jungian analysis, eastern philosophies like Buddhism, and spiritual practices like Kabbalah.
I have participated in multiple courses focused on psychedelic medicine and am inspired by the efficacy of ketamine assisted psychotherapy. I work with clients across a variety of mental health challenges including spiritual emergences and welcome exploration of the subconscious mind. My hope and ultimate goal is that our work together leads you to personal growth and greater life fulfillment.