Elk Grove Team Members


 

Archana Trivedi, MD, Psychiatrist

Dr. Trivedi is a board-certified general adult psychiatrist with special interest in cross-cultural psychiatry, mental illness with co-occurring substance use disorders and use of interventional psychiatry (ECT & TMS) in treatment-resistant psychiatric disorders.

She earned her medical degree in India and her early psychiatric training was completed at Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, India. Dr. Trivedi completed her residency in Psychiatry at the University of Arizona.

Being trained in India as well as in the United States gives her double distinction of having trained in two culturally and ethnically different societies. This gives her a unique ability to understand the meaning of culture and ethnicity difference in the contemporary world on mental health services. She believes in integrating the psychodynamic principles applicable to the patients with psychopharmacology in the practice of psychiatry for a better treatment outcome.  She is also open to interventions such as ECT in treatment-resistant cases.

Her warm, accepting approach is appreciated by many of her patients. She is known for her excellent personal care and ability to establish a therapeutic relationship with her patients. She works closely with the patients and their families to develop the treatment plan that best meets their individual needs.

 

 

 

Shalini Middleton, PsyD, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

Shalini received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from the University of California, Davis. Her major was Pre-med, but after taking a few Psychology classes "for fun" at the recommendation of her cousin who also went there, she had found a subject that she did not know she was in love with since she could remember! Shalini knew Psychology was the field and therapy was the career she was meant to be in.

She went on to graduate school at National University where she got her Master's degree in Counseling Psychology. Shalini then decided to pursue her doctorate in the Marital & Family Therapy Program at Alliant International University. She earned her doctorate in Marital & Family Therapy at Alliant in 2019, concluding her long journey as a student.

 

 

Glen Bushers, Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW)

Glen is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with over 30 years professional experience in the mental health field. He received his Bachelor Degree in 1979 from CSU, Sacramento, Dept of Social Work with a concentration in Corrections. After working with adolescents & families in a crisis residential program for 4 years he returned to graduate school at CSU, Sacramento, where he received a Master of Social Work in 1989 specializing in Child & Family Services. In addition to direct services Glen has provided leadership, program management, supervision, & staff training. His experience includes both in-patient & out-patient settings working with a very culturally diverse client population that includes children, adolescents, transitional aged youth, young adults, families, homeless mentally ill, & adults in acute stages of HIV/AIDS.

Glen utilizes a holistic approach of traditional Western therapy orientations & Eastern thought & philosophy which focuses on direct experience, consciousness, & awareness of the subjective experience of mind, body, & spiritual unity of the individual. Therapeutic orientations include Problem Solving, Solution Focused, Systems, Ericksonian, & Crisis Intervention. The key for Glen is to facilitate identification of what the client wants (goal) & how the client wants to achieve their goal (objective). Through belief, respect, compassion, & desire it is possible to make the impossible possible.

Glen’s primary interest is martial arts. He has over 45 years of training in Tae Kwon Do, & is currently a 6th Degree Master & instructor. He is currently preparing for an advanced promotion to 7th Degree Master within the next year.

 

 

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