Psychiatry

Our licensed Psychiatrists and Advanced Nurse Practitioners provide medical management for patients suffering from depression, anxiety, bipolar, PTSD and other mental health issues.

Dr. Jariwala

Bio

Dr. Jariwala is a U.S. Board Certified Psychiatrist after attending Ross University School of Medicine and completing a general psychiatry residency from Vanderbilt University. Currently, he is an active staff member of Good Samaritan Hospital in Vincennes, Indiana providing outpatient services for the community. For over 6 years, Dr. Jariwala has been working in the field of child, adolescent and adult psychiatry with a primary focus on Anxiety, Mood Disorder and PTSD.

Dr. Jariwala frequently works with patients who have a combination of physical and mental health problems who require special attention to working out potential medication interactions. He enjoys working with his patients to help them find an alternative path in their health care. He strongly believes that educating patients about their health conditions, symptoms and treatment options is of the utmost importance in medical practice. He emphasizes working with patients to collaboratively find the necessary tools for their health and wellness that are both effective and easily accessible.

Dr. Jariwala has always been passionate about providing psychiatric services to those in need. Developing Virtual Consult MD has been a personal achievement and together with his colleagues, he will strive to provide quality mental health services to outreach communities.

Neil Jariwala, MD

Psychiatrist

Adult Psychiatry

Bio

Julie Russell, RN-BSN, MSN, PHMNP-BC is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She graduated with high honors from Indiana State University with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2005, and also with high honors from Indiana University/Purdue University of Indianapolis with her Masters of Science as a Psychiatric Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2010 and followed that up with a transition to Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner a few years later.

Julie focuses on treatment of adults with a variety of mental health issues, and has worked for over 7 years in drug and alcohol addiction treatment at both Inpatient and Outpatient levels of care. She has been with Virtual Consult MD since September 2017.

Julie takes the approach of treating the underlying issues in conjunction with the therapists, both here at Virtual Consult MD and within the community and does not feel that medication alone is the best treatment approach to mental health. She is passionate about helping people work to find ways to handle their symptoms and empower them to take control of their mental health as best they can and utilize medications to help in that journey, but not to ‘fix it all’. In addition, Julie can provide various psychotherapeutic services as well as the medication management to help patients reach their highest potential for a happy, health lifestyle.

Julie is also a licensed minister with a strong Christian walk and faith in God. She enjoys being able to help others both inside and outside of her role as a psychiatric nurse practitioner.

Julie Russell, APRN

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Adult Psychiatry

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Sharon Williams MSN, APRN, PMHNP is a nurse practitioner specializing in mental health. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Louisville with an undergraduate degree in nursing, and completed her master’s degree in psychiatric nursing from the University of Southern Indiana in 2017.

Sharon’s passion is caring for others and assisting clients in transitioning to wellness. She has over thirty years of Nursing experience, which includes working in medical facilities, community nursing and clinical instruction prior to transitioning into mental health. She provides psychiatric diagnostic services, medication management, and brief psychotherapeutic intervention across the lifespan from children to older adults. Her holistic approach, which strives to improve the lives of her clients is evidenced- based, collaborative and empowering.

Sharon Williams, APRN

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Adult Psychiatry

Stoni Johnston

Bio

Stoni Johnston is a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Houston native who obtained a Master of Science in Nursing from Vanderbilt University. Before graduate school, she attended The University of Texas at Austin and received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, then the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

Stoni began her career as a Registered Nurse working in pediatrics, but knew psychiatry was where she had always wanted to end up. She has experience working in psychiatric private practices, inpatient psychiatry, the Texas prison system and community mental health settings providing diagnostic assessment and medication management. She currently sees patients with a multitude of diagnoses across the lifespan, but has significant experience with pediatrics and adolescent populations.

Stoni Johnston, APRN

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Adult Psychiatry

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Adria Thornburgh, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner who treats patients across the lifespan. She attended graduate school at Indiana Wesleyan University, where she earned her Master’s of Science in Nursing as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and graduated with an honors GPA of 3.96.

Adria has been a practicing registered nurse since 2005 and has a diverse and multifaceted background with clinical experience in various settings to include Emergency, Obstetrics/Maternal-Child, Infusion/IV Team, Homecare, Behavioral Health, and Case Management. Additionally, Adria has experience within the healthcare technology industry as a clinical nurse educator, specialist, and consultant. While Adria’s background is varied, she has always had a passion for psychology, psychiatry, and mental health. Adria is also passionate about utilizing technology in ways that can improve individuals’ lives and the health of the overall population, particularly those in underserved areas.

“I am very much drawn to innovation that helps improve the health of our populations, particularly those most vulnerable. I believe the scope of telepsychiatry is broad, and I think there will be continued growth, innovation, and further ways in which it can be uniquely utilized in the future to help bring mental health services to all.”

Adria treats children ages 6 and up, adolescents, and adults. Her treatment approach is patient-centered, holistic, and integrative with a focus on the underlying roots of an issue or problem. Treatment includes initial evaluations, medication management, brief supportive psychotherapeutic interventions, and ongoing follow-ups with strong collaboration with physicians and therapists.

Adria Thornburgh, APRN

Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Adult Psychiatry

Neurology

Our licensed Neurologists provide medical management for patients suffering from headaches such as migraines, and epileptic disorders.

Amar_Anand_MD_Neurologist

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Dr. Amar Anand is a neurologist specializing in chronic pain management, headache, concussion and neuroimaging. He spent his childhood in Walnut Creek and surrounding areas in the East Bay, attended St. Mary's College of California and St. George's University for his premedical training, ultimately receiving his medical degree from St. George's University.

Subsequently, he completed his neurology residency training at the University of South Carolina/Palmetto Health. Since completing residency, he has pursued multiple avenues of further subspecialty training. He completed a Neuroimaging Fellowship at the Dent Neurologic Institute in Buffalo, New York and simultaneously underwent training in Headache and Concussion medicine.

Currently, Dr. Anand is undergoing fellowship training in Interventional Pain Management. He is also the Neurology Director of Virtual Consult MD, where he remotely cares for neurologic patients in underserved areas throughout the midwest. In addition to his vast interests and passions, Dr. Anand takes the most pride in being able to return home to join East Bay Neurology and use his training to serve his community.

Amar Anand, MD

Neurologist

Neurology

Mental Health Therapy

Our LCSWs, LSWs, and Therapists provide specialized therapy and customized treatment plans to help patients through recovery.

Bio

Anna Durbin is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and Art Therapist. She studied Art Therapy at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in West Terre Haute, Indiana. Anna began her career as a therapist in Home Based Services with families involved with the Department of Child Services or Probation. Trauma, abuse and anxiety were her primary areas of focus during her six years of therapy; however, due to the variety of settings in which she has worked, Anna is competent with a variety of issues and diagnoses. She feels getting to know the client and working with their individual needs is paramount to success in the therapeutic relationship.

Being an Art Therapist, Anna brings different insight into treatment. Art therapy functions as a coping skill and diagnostic assistant. Art brings form to things words often cannot. Art therapy is about the process of making the art, not the final product, so even people who are not comfortable with their artistic skills can benefit from art therapy.Art therapy is useful with PTSD, depression, other trauma and a variety of other diagnosis and symptoms. Anna utilized art therapy with three year olds all the way up to elderly clients. Getting the hands moving, gets the mouth moving and the whole brain engaged.

Anna Durbin, MAAT, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Child, Adolescent and Adult Therapy

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Serena Feller, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Adult Therapy

Michelle Craig LCSW

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Michelle Craig is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She studied Psychology at the University of Evansville and Social Work at University of Southern Indiana. Michelle began her therapeutic career working in a hospital setting and developed skills in crisis intervention related to mental health or substance abuse issues. For the last two years, Michelle has been conducting the Mental Wellness group at Brentwood Springs, with a primary focus on trauma, abuse, depression, anxiety, PTSD, and Borderline Personality Disorder. Michelle is competent with a number of diagnoses and has also worked with individuals who have co occurring disorders as well. Michelle feels that a good therapeutic relationship and meeting the client where he/she is at creates an atmosphere that is supportive, comfortable, and will help the client to improve their overall current situation.

Michelle utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and mindfulness, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, trauma informed care, and motivational interviewing to assist clients with a variety of diagnosis. Michelle utilizes these techniques with individuals from the age of 18 and older. She has also started her doctorial studies and began her studies with an interest in geriatric disorders such as Alzheimer.

In her free time, Michelle enjoys running, listening to music, taking care of the chickens, and spending time with her family. Michelle is an avid believer in that we create our own future and wants to work with individuals in helping them to create of future of hope.

Michelle Craig, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Adult Therapy

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Donna Groves, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Child, Adolescent and Adult Therapy

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