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.

 

Danielle Gutierrez, Registered Addiction Specialist (RAS), Office Manager

Danielle attended College at the California State University of Sacramento starting in 2012 and graduating in 2015. She Obtained an Associate in Arts Degree in Philosophy as well as a Bachelor in Arts degree in English. She recently graduated from ARC with an Associate in Arts Degree in Chemical Dependency Studies and is now a Registered Addiction Specialist. She is currently working on her Master's degree in Social Work. Danielle has 13 years of medical back office and management experience. She is a Certified Medical Substance Abuse Technician, Certified Addiction Treatment Consultant, and Certified Crisis Prevention Worker. 

 

 

 

Sunita Sanai, Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)

Sunita Saini is a family nurse practitioner with a background in primary care. She obtained her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from National University and then went on to earn a Master of Science in Nursing / Family Nurse Practitioner degree from Samuel Merritt University. She holds a board certification with the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as a nurse practitioner. Currently Sunita pursing her specialty in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP).

Sunita has 8+ years working as a psychiatric nurse in an acute psychiatric unit with Dignity Healthcare. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking and watching movies. Sunita also enjoys gardening and spending time with her family. 

 

 

April Gollnick, Licenik, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT)

April is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a Master's in Counseling. April believes the client is the expert in their own lives. At the same time, she believes people can benefit from the objective direction of others in order to process thoughts and feelings and to learn and adopt new skills into daily functioning. April has been trained in Narrative Therapy and Dialectical Behavior Therapy. April has experience working with a variety of populations within the community including individuals coping with chronic pain; depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and PTSD; gender non-conforming and trans-identified individuals; and those in need of support regarding social and family issues that may negatively influence their well-being and sense of self. In her spare time, she enjoys crocheting, spending time in nature, reading, and spending time with family and friends.

 

 

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.

 

 

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