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

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Lavena McCullum, MSN, is an advanced practice registered nurse (APRN) specializing as a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner (PMHNP). She completed her undergraduate studies in nursing with highest honors at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland, OR and her graduate studies in nursing at University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN. She is currently working toward certification as a master psychopharmacologist from the Neuroscience Education Institute.

Lavena has over twenty years of nursing experience, beginning her career as a licensed practical nurse working with home health hospice patients in 1995. As a nurse practitioner, Lavena provides diagnostic and medication management services while maintaining a holistic viewpoint. She enjoys educating clients how the interplay of medications, lifestyle changes, and therapy, if indicated, can influence treatment response from suspected neurochemical imbalance(s). She utilizes the theoretical approaches of cognitive behavioral therapy, motivational interviewing, and acceptance and commitment therapy when indicated.

While maintaining a special interest in treating children, Lavena has training and clinical experience treating patients across the life-span from early childhood to late adulthood.

Lavena McCullum, 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

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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

Stoni Johnston

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Stoni Johnston, 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.

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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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Lori Riley, LCSW

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Adult Therapy

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Jordan Hertaus is a licensed therapist equipped with years of experience in working with children and adolescents. She presents with hands-on experience and clinical knowledge as it relates to working with children and families involved with Department of Child Services, youth on probation, teenagers placed in youth homes and residential facilities, and children of all ages who require a need for intensive mental health services.

Beginning her career doing home-based therapy, Jordan saw first-hand the effects that mental illness and social adversities can have on a family in multiple environments. She strived to coordinate care among children, families, case managers, physicians, schools, and any involved others to provide truly holistic care. She considers one of her primary roles as a therapist to be a position of advocacy, and is prepared to work with multiple systems to meet her clients’ needs.

Jordan obtained her Master’s degree from University of Southern California, bringing innovative ideas, cutting-edge research, and vast clinical knowledge to her practice. She has familiarity working with a variety of occurrences, including: post-traumatic stress disorder; issues relating to mood, anxiety, depression, adjustment, substance abuse, and attachment; defiance and aggressive behaviors; and personality disorders, with a meaningful focus on borderline personality disorder. Common techniques employed often consist of cognitive-behavioral therapy, trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness and dialectical-behavioral therapy, play therapy, solution-focused brief therapy, and a variety of behavior management techniques. Jordan has personal interests in writing, music, and art that can also be incorporated into therapy, if desired. She is determined to meet clients’ needs with a technique with which they are comfortable, and will be happy to incorporate clients’ interests into sessions as much as possible to make therapy gravitating, meaningful, effective, and one hundred percent client-focused.

In her free time, Jordan enjoys writing poetry and short stories, listening to a variety of music, attending concerts, travelling, and reading. She is an active member of the Evansville community and its local events. She is passionate about continued research in her field to assist those with mental or social concerns to lead lives that are fulfilling, happy, and most of all, easier.

Jordan Hertaus, LSW

Licensed Social Worker

Child and Adolescent Therapy

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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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