Your Medical Team

Your supervising psychiatrist

Dr. Kirsten Thompson

Kirsten Thompson, M.D. is a board certified psychiatrist with her B.S. in engineering from Cornell University, a postbaccalaureate premedical certificate from Columbia University, medical school at State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, two years of surgical residency training at USC and psychiatric training at UCLA. She is a Health Sciences Clinical Instructor at UCLA and has been a teaching instructor at the UCLA Women’s Life Center and the UCLA Simms Mann Center for Integrative Oncology. She has extensive experience in private practice adult psychopharmacology for mood and anxiety disorders, and additional expertise in medication for women’s mental health.

My daily Remedy: Starting my day with a fresh brewed oat milk cappuccino (or 3!) and getting a 30 minute work-out in.

Your Psychiatric Mental
Health Nurse Practitioners

Dr. Taaka Cash

DNP, MSN, PMHNP-BC, MPH

Growing up in the Mississippi Delta, Dr. Cash personally experienced the unfortunate effects of those lacking mental health support in rural and medically under-served communities, witnessing family, friends, and neighbors suffering. Sadly, these everyday battles were mostly the manifestations of very treatable disorders. She aims to partner with patients in providing excellent medical care that is accessible, individualized, and cost-effective. Dr. Taaka Cash, DNP, MPH, MSN, RN, FPMHNP-BC has ten years of psychiatry experience.

My daily Remedy: Meditation in the morning, 5 mile walk/run, fasting, balanced sleep and at least a gallon of water a day.

 

AVAILABLE APPOINTMENTS: Monday through Friday daytime, Monday through Friday evenings, Weekends.

Ashlee Bolt

PMHNP-BC

Ashlee is a board certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. She graduated from the University of South Alabama with an undergraduate degree from Boise State University. She has three years of experience in private practice with additional experience in psychiatric specialities. Using an integrative approach that includes complementary treatments, genetic testing, therapy, and medication management, Ashlee helps patients with a variety of mental health disorders that includes but is not limited to ADHD, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, and OCD.

My daily Remedy: Starting my day off with my favorite home brewed coffee and hazelnut creamer.

 

AVAILABLE APPOINTMENTS: Monday through Friday, daytime and Saturday morning.

Samantha Lau

PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

As a psychiatric nurse practitioner for over 10 years, Samantha believes in empowering her patients with knowledge on medication options, relationship building and shared decision making. She received both undergraduate and graduate degrees in nursing at the University of California, Los Angeles and completed her post-graduate psychiatric nurse practitioner program from Johns Hopkins University. She is board certified in family medicine and psychiatry. She has extensive experience in psychiatric medication prescribing and is passionate about optimizing mental health.

My daily Remedy: Meditation and cooking, aka composing a symphony for my body!

 

AVAILABLE APPOINTMENTS: Friday afternoons, Monday evenings 

Ryan Bolt

PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC

Ryan is double board-certified in psychiatry/mental health and family medicine. A native of Idaho, he earned his undergraduate degree from Boise State University after serving in the United States Marine Corps. He received his graduate degrees from the University of South Alabama and National University and has extensive experience in psychiatry. Ryan uses an integrative approach with a focus on wholeness and client-centered care. Using these foundations, he strives to provide comprehensive care that incorporates complementary treatments, genetic testing, lifestyle modification, and medication management.

My daily Remedy: family, friends, fun, and fitness