Dr. Khodaparast earned her doctorate from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology in Boston. She has over 15 years in clinical practice providing individual and couple therapy, as well as conducting forensic evaluations for personal injuries, civil cases, immigration evaluations, and pre surgical clearance psychological evaluations. She has also been conducting medical-legal worker’s compensation evaluations as a Qualified Medical Evaluator (QME) Since 2014.
Dr. Khodaparast specializes in utilizing psychodynamic orientation and focuses on treating trauma and PTSD including childhood sexual and physical abuse, sexual assault survivors, war trauma, as well as eating disorders, and adoption related issues. She appreciates the complexity of human psyche and understands the process and the importance of “meeting the patients where they are at.” During the treatment, Dr. Khodaparast uses multiple approaches and strategies including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), and Jungian therapy to help patients to recognize the unconscious thoughts and feelings that effect their decisions and assist them to break their unwanted behavioral patterns.
David Lipsitt, Psy.D., is a clinical psychologist providing neuropsychological evaluations, individual psychotherapy for children and adults, and parenting consultations.
With 16 years of experience in neuropsychological and socialemotional assessment, Dr. Lipsitt provides a strengths-based, nonpathologizing approach. He specializes in the impact of emotional wellness on learning and productivity — and vice versa!). If you or your child have difficulty focusing, organizing, controlling impulses, remembering, learning, processing details, seeing “the big picture” or main idea, performing academics, or navigating the social environment, Dr. Lipsitt provides evaluations.
My educational background includes a B.S. in Psychology, a M.S. in clinical psychology, and a doctorate in clinical psychology (Psy.D) from California Southern University. My work experience encompasses extensive experience in mood disorders, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma, multi-substance abuse disorder and assisting with periods of adjustment. I help my clients to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships that would eventually improve their overall well-beings.
I am aware that no single approach is the right one for every individual, and so I have been trained in a range of modalities including cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic theories, grounding techniques, mindfulness meditation, and attachment-focused therapy. I have provided both individual, couple, and group therapy to a wide range of individuals. I feel therapy is a journey shared by therapist and client and I strive in creating a safe and inviting space for you to comfortably embark on this journey.
A strong mind results in a healthy and happy life and I want to be the person that helps others achieve that. My training is deeply rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic therapy and motivational interviewing. I will utilize techniques that explore your thought process, emotions, and behaviors to assist you in reaching your goals. When working alongside me in treatment, your goals are the utmost important. In therapy, I am supportive to my clients and strive for collaboration.
Furthermore, I have a distinctive interest and expertise in working with culturally and racially diverse individuals.
ABOUT THE DOCTOR:
Eric S. Korsh, M.D, F.A.A.O.S.
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Fellowship Trained Spinal Surgeon
Dr. Eric Korsh has practiced in the San Diego area 1997. He received his medical degree from Rutgers- NJ Medical School. After completing his orthopaedic surgery residency at Seton Hall University he completed a spinal surgery fellowship at The Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City which is considered the premier orthopaedic hospital in the world.
While Dr. Korsh treats the entire range of orthopaedic injuries, he is considered to be an expert in spinal surgery. He has treated many professional and elite amateur athletes, as well as countless weekend warriors. Dr. Korsh treats injuries to the entire spine including the cervical, thoracic and lumbar regions. His surgical expertise includes Minimally Invasive Spinal (MIS) Procedures, disc replacement surgery, and anterior and posterior fusions.
Dr. Korsh considers surgery to be a last resort and he extensively utilizes non-operative modalities and a multidisciplinary approach to the treatment of all orthopaedic injuries.
Expert MRI is a cutting-edge medical diagnostics company featuring the region’s foremost experts in neck/spine injury and general orthopedic imaging.
The physicians and staff at Expert MRI are among California’s most knowledgeable and experienced at diagnosing orthopedic and traumatic brain imaging. In addition to extensive MRI capabilities, we also use CT and X-Ray to assist in properly diagnosing your patient’s condition.
Our doctors remain at the very forefront of their field, working with institutions such as UCLA, USC, UCSD and the United States military on advanced radiology and orthopedic research. We are also familiar with the proper terminology and protocols required by medical-legal professionals, offering excellent primary and second-opinion diagnoses.
When it comes to diagnosing injury, physicians and attorneys choose Expert MRI for:
For attorneys, we handle a wide range of case types including med-legal, med pay, approved workers comp and PI-lien.
CAROL SPIEGELMAN, D.C., Q.M.E., I.M.E. / CHARLES P. SALANGER, D.C.
Massage therapy, physical therapy, modalities, nutritional supplements, and flexion/traction. We also offer nutritional counseling and weight management. There is an x-ray facility on site.
ABOUT THE DOCTORS AND STAFF
Dr. Spiegelman graduated from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West, Cum Laude in 1986. She received her diploma from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 1985, her Disability Evaluator status in 1991, and was appointed a Qualified Medical Examiner in 1993. She is also an Independent Medical Examiner for the State of California, Health and Welfare Agency, EDD.
Professionally she is affiliated with the California Chiropractic Association and the San Diego County Chiropractic Association. She was selected to contract with Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation and Scripps Health to provide chiropractic services to managed care and workers’ compensation patients in 1995. She specializes in the evaluation and treatment of industrial, sports, and personal injuries. Dr. Spiegelman is also currently a specialty physician with the Sharp Medical Clinic providing treatment for work related injuries.
Dr. Charles Salanger graduated Cum Laude from Palmer College of Chiropractic-West in 1985. He received his diploma from the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners in 1985. He attended the University of Dayton and received a Bachelor Degree in biology from the State University of New York. Professionally, he is affiliated with the California Chiropractic Association, the San Diego County Chiropractic Association and the International Chiropractic Association of California.
Dr. Salanger has a family chiropractic clinic in San Diego where he has been practicing for 15 years. He has completed postgraduate courses associated with auto injuries, sports injuries, work related injuries, and clinical nutrition. The clinic is staffed and equipped for the evaluation and treatment of injuries, nutritional evaluation and counseling, and the promotion of wellness and preventive health care.
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