Dr. Esther Samadi, M.D.

Dr. Esther Samadi, MD

Lead Supervising Psychiatrist
Esther Samadi, M.D. ​ Dr. Samadi is double Board-certified in general and child/adolescent psychiatry. She specializes in diagnosing and treating a broad range of psychiatric disorders from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to depression/anxiety to autism spectrum disorder. ​ After receiving her medical degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), she completed her general psychiatry residency at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where she was chief resident. She continued her fellowship training at UCLA in child and adolescent psychiatry, serving as the program’s chief fellow. ​ During her training, Dr. Samadi was selected by the American Psychiatric Association/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration as a minority fellow. She focused on reducing stigma and improving access to mental health services for Asian-Americans by providing educational tools and identifying barriers to care within the community. She has presented at various national conferences and authored a monthly mental health column in KoreAm magazine. ​ Prior to starting her private practice, Dr. Samadi worked at Family Health Centers of San Diego, providing mental health services to underserved children, adolescents and adults. She has a diverse training background and is committed to providing high-quality, compassionate, personalized care to her patients.

Ashlee Bolt, PMH NP-BC

Ashlee Bolt, PMH NP-BC

Lead Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ashlee Bolt is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner specializing in the treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults. Ashlee received her BSN from Boise State University and MSN from the University of South Alabama. She has added qualifications in Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) for addiction management with a range of specialty experience including crisis stabilization, inpatient hospitalization, community mental health, IOP/PHP, and private practice. Ashlee has a strong belief in mind-body wellness and encompasses an integrative approach using complementary treatments, pharmacogenetic testing, and medication management.

Dr. Daniel Alterman, PhD

Dr. Daniel Alterman, PhD

Lead Parent Workshop Clinician
Dr. Alterman has more than twenty years of experience, including being director of a child and family clinic at Kaiser Permanente Richmond adjunct academic faculty at the Wright Institute, training doctoral students in neuropsychological testing and neurodevelopmental problems of childhood. Dr. Alterman has more than 20 years of experience providing comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations; diagnosing and designing treatment plans for children with ADHD and behavioral problems; conducting individual and family psychotherapy for children with anxiety and depression; providing counseling and co-parenting advice to divorcing parents; and leading workshops for parents of strong-willed children.

Dr. Jennifer Rich, PsyD

Dr. Jennifer Rich, PsyD

Lead Risk Assessment Trainer
Dr. Rich earned her Psy.D. from the Wright Institute, in Berkeley, CA, and is currently working towards licensure as a postdoctoral fellow at Pacific Anxiety Group in Menlo Park, CA. She utilizes evidence-based treatments and has received formal training and experience in Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) for OCD, suicide risk assessment and crisis intervention, trauma-focused “Gold-Standard” therapies, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Prolonged Exposure (PE), Cognitive, Processing Therapy (CPT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI) for substance use disorders. While working towards her doctorate, Dr. Rich worked as the Intake Coordinator at the Berkeley CBT Clinic and the Clinic Coordinator for Bay Area Trauma Recovery Clinical Services, in Berkeley. In these positions, she conducted over 1,500 phone-based intake assessments, which included provisional diagnosis, rapid triage, risk assessment, and crisis management. Prior to her doctoral training, Dr. Rich also earned a B.A. and M.A. in psychology at the University of Southern California and Pepperdine University, respectively. She then spent two years in suicide crisis intervention as a hotline counselor and shift-supervisor for Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center, one of only five call centers for the National Suicide Hotline at the time. While there, she provided phone-based counseling to high-risk suicidal callers from all over the world. As a shift supervisor, Dr. Rich’s responsibilities also included mentoring and training new volunteers in suicide risk assessment and crisis intervention.

Dr. Hugo Simkin PhD

Dr. Hugo Simkin PhD

Head of Research
Dr. Simkin has 50 published articles and is an Associate Professor, University of Buenos Aires. Visiting Scholar, Tel Aviv & Haifa University. Additiobnally, Dr. Simkin has twelve years of experience with ex-pats as a clinical psychologist and professor in Israel, Argentina, and Germany. Dr. Simkin is a leading expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Janelle Martin, M.A., LMFT

Janelle Martin, M.A., LMFT

Clinical Supervisor
Janelle Martin, LMFT specializes in treating anxiety, depression, trauma/complex trauma, stress management, relationships and attachment, stage of life changes, sports performance, grief, and other related issues. She enjoys helping others break down complex concepts into palatable and digestible ideas and practices. Janelle’s goal is to help others better cope with mental and emotional issues, alter patterns, and gain insight into their mind, feelings, and behaviors. Janelle utilizes an integrative approach to therapy, combining various modalities and interventions such as: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Existential Therapy, Family Systems, Gestalt, Humanistic, and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR)- in order to tailor treatment to the individual.

Pedro B. Ostrosky, M.A., LMFT

Pedro B. Ostrosky, M.A., LMFT

Group Therapist
Pedro B. Ostrosky is a bilingual psychotherapist with over 12 years of experience providing services to various clients, including children, adolescents, adults, couples, parents, and families. Pedro B. received his master’s degree in clinical psychology from the Mexican Association of Psychoanalysis. He worked through his California Marriage and Family Therapist License at Rady Children’s Outpatient Psychiatry Hospital. Pedro B. He continuously seeks to learn and grow within his field, completing certifications and training in several evidence-based practices such as CBT, DBT, ACT, TF-CBT, AIM-HI, SF, and crisis intervention. Pedro B. acted as liaison for a US-accredited program, SAFE in Mexico City, educating students in health promotion and wellness and preventing risky behaviors. Pedro B. has also been trained to collaborate with schools and clinics in Mexico City and Argentina. He has participated in a research program at Mexico’s National Psychiatric Institution by Borderline Disorders Institute from NYC. Pedro B. has vast experience working with parents and families, guiding and educating them in assertive communication, positive discipline, emotional and behavioral regulation, supporting families to understand better how their family system works, and collaborating to improve that system.

Dr. Arthur Kleinberg PsyD

Dr. Arthur Kleinberg PsyD

Supervising Psychologist
Arthur Kleinberg, PsyD, is a California state licensed clinical psychologist. Dr. Kleinberg is a graduate of the Wright Institute in Berkeley, California, and is currently employed as a staff psychologist with Kaiser Permanente in their Oakland Psychiatry department. He has 7 years of clinical therapy experience with youth, adults, and seniors, working from an integrative approach that blends primarily psychodynamic and third wave CBT modalities, and utilizing a relational style in the treatment process. Dr. Kleinberg is also passionate about education and mentorship in the field of psychology. He is the present group supervision leader for Kaiser Oakland’s internship training program, and is also an individual mentor for Kaiser Northern California career mentorship program for pre and post-doctoral candidates. His intention is to continue these activities while also stepping back into the classroom to teach doctoral students. Dr. Kleinberg is excited to join the team of supervisors at PRI this coming summer.

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Steve Lim, ACSW

Associate Therapist
Steve Lim graduated with a master’s degree from the University of Southern California Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work. He has extensive experience working with children and adolescents in outpatient and inpatient settings such as Ventura College, Montecatini Eating Disorder Treatment Center, and Palomar Family Counseling Service. Steve utilizes a client-centered approach, working in a supportive and validating manner with each individual to meet their specific goals, while applying cognitive-behavioral and acceptance-based techniques during treatment.