Meet Your Provider
The talent, grace, attention to detail and sheer determination of every Pacific Solstice team member will not only surprise you, but help you find ease. Creating a team that is committed to do their own personal work (self-care including family, creative expression, rest, therapy and spiritual ties to mention a few) is fundamental to the founding of Pacific Solstice. When our cup runs over, we can better serve the community. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our providers. In the Pacific Solstice Family, everyone is trained to provide. Anticipating your needs shouldn't just happen when you go to a resort. It should be the heartbeat of healthcare. Delivering the best integrative psychiatric and neurological care is made possible through comprehensive on-boarding and training. But more, our combined emotional intelligence allows us to hold space, to connect and herein compassion is supplied without being self-serving or disingenuine. A team tethered by trust and a common core value moves mountains. Welcome to Pacific Solstice! The miles that led you to this moment are treasured by each provider, regardless of title or role. We are all here to serve you and to be a trauma informed witness to your preferences, strengths, needs, goals and abilities.
Therapist and Case Manager
Narges completed her Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Neuroscience from George Mason University and earned a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Southern California. As a licensed clinician, Narges strives to create a safe environment that can both guide and nurture patients to thrive and overcome obstacles. Her holistic approach to customer service starts with listening and ends with listening. Narges believes that when patients are treated with respect, dignity, and compassion, they are empowered to draw on their own strengths and realize their full potential to live fulfilling, happy lives. She carries this philosophy into her practice. She believes that “healing is a collaborative endeavor that requires honest caring without judgment and needs to take place in a safe and holding environment.” Part of what marks Narges’ career in mental health is her experiences growing up in Afghanistan. She leads women, by example and evidence-based modalities to become whole, heard mothers, spouses and neighbors who look after each other - not just their own. Narges’s experience is from acute, severe, chronic or persistent conditions.
Brianna is a California native and has worked in healthcare since 2013. In her practice, she has consistently seen mental health to be the key to overall wellness. As a Board Certified Physician Assistant, Brianna integrates lifestyle, psychosocial factors, and other holistic interventions with conventional treatments to treat the whole person. Professionalism and empathy are her priorities in the vulnerable setting of psychiatric care. Pursuing psychiatric care can be difficult and scary. Brianna’s goal is to help each individual feel safe, welcome, valued, and capable of change. Brianna is also a teacher at heart and incorporates teaching in her sessions to help her patients understand more about their bodies and how they can heal. She is driven by her own personal journey in integrative medicine, her own learning, and emotional healing. Brianna is a wife, mother, medical preceptor, and an adjunct instructor for local Physician Assistant programs. It is Brianna’s vision to ensure that Solstice Institute shapes minds and policies to ensure outcomes in psychiatric medicine.
Completing her Master of Science in Addiction Counseling concurrent to a role as Clinical Supervisor, then Managing Director, Britten ensures patients are treated with dignity and that care is tailored, time-bound and specific.“Individual mental health is the axis point to family stability, marketplace innovation and overall wellness.” As a Licensed Advanced Drug and Alcohol Counselor, Britten has her MAC from the National Certification Commission for Addiction Professionals and is committed to see staff and patients reach the goals they did not believe possible. You will often hear her talking about Solstice Pacific being the leading force to change the landscape of psychiatry. Combining services neurological, social and psychological, she educates families and clinicians to move from scarcity and deficits; what she calls a wasteland, to psychiatric care that is collaborative and strengths-based, what she calls a capital city. “This ultra personal space of the service sector demands innovation and hospitality. Given over time, generations not just individuals live a different narrative ... one of courage, health and connection.” With a background in business and change management, Britten’s leadership spans more than visionary or clinician, but getting results.
Dr. Randall Turner, DO
Dr. Randall Turner received his medical degree from TUNCOM in Nevada and completed his Psychiatry Residency training at Loma Linda University. He's board certified in Psychiatry and also in Addiction Medicine.He serves hospitals and institutions all over California. He has extensive experience with varied populations including geriatric psychiatry and addiction medicine across acute, subacute and everything after. He strives thoroughly to understand human psychology and psychopathology with a hope to relieve suffering and foster the growth of those he treats. Dr. Turner is a talented musician. In his spare he enjoys reading, bird watching, and traveling. He currently resides in Southern California with his wife and four children. Dr. Turner is a catalyst in Solstice’s growth, mission and quality.
I chose Mental Health because I believe we all need mental health services in our lives. I remember and know what it is like to struggle and lack perspective as we journey through life. It's working with the mental health professionals in my life that have given me clarity and guidance and continue to do so. I am thankful that I am able to go home and spend time with my husband and dogs after each day. My date nights with my husband on Friday nights and my abiltity to now have adult children not living in the home gives me more time to do things that give me joy and relaxation to get ready for the week. I went to UCI as an undergrad and USC for my Masters. My heroes and experiences always revert back to my parents who paved the way to the choices I am able to make today. If they did not make the choices and worked as hard as they did, I would not have the perspective or faith I have today.
Patient Advocate and LPCC Intern
I have recently completed my education in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at Southern New Hampshire University, and the next step was to begin my internship. As I was looking for a place to do my internship, I was immediately attracted to Pacific Solstice because of their ability to treat a vast range of mental health disorders with a multitude of treatment interventions. I’ve always been interested in integrative care, and finding a facility that provides that while emphasizing the importance of treating the whole person and family, felt like a slam dunk. As soon as I began my internship I knew that I wanted to be even more involved, so I applied for the Patient Advocate position. Working as an Advocate while gaining clinical experience has not only taught me so much about the mental health field but also shaped me into the helping professional that I’d always hoped to be. For me to be able to come in and give my full attention to the patient and the patient's family, I have to prioritize my self care. Self care is extremely important for my daily functioning and mental health. I have to take care of myself in order to care for others. It’s just like when you’re on an airplane and the flight attendant explains that if the oxygen masks come down, you must first secure your mask before helping others. For me to be able to provide the best care to our patients, I must be able to care for myself. My self care routine has become rather detailed, but I make sure to prioritize my sleep, healthy eating habits, and outdoor mindfulness meditation. I was born and raised in the Central Valley of California. After completing high school there, I began to move around the state frequently due to my family’s military involvement. With all of the moving, I chose to pursue my degree in Healthcare Management from Colorado Technical University online. After graduating Magna Cum Laude, I discovered my passion for mental health and chose to pursue my Masters Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Southern New Hampshire University. Upon completion of my coursework, I moved back to Southern California to begin my practical experience with Pacific
Solstice. In my time here, I have learned from our supportive and skilled professionals, developed my skills, and discovered my identity as a counselor.
Szu Yu Liu
Growing up, the relationship between eating well and physical health was always an unquestionable fact. Everyone was always looking for the "best" way to eat or the "best" body size. After entering college and learning more about the science behind food, I realized there was more to food and nutrition than physical health and that it greatly affects our mental health as well. Influences of society and social media have set unrealistic standards for people and may provide false information, causing many to have a negative relationship with food. I believe that a healthy relationship with food is an important part of living a happy, healthy life, and I want to be able to use my education and knowledge to highlight the importance of this. It is a pleasure to give full attention to patient's and their families. I make the most out of my time off work. I make sure to schedule time to spend with friends who are concerned with how I am doing, and time to enjoy activities that I like, ones that give me joy and comfort. I plan out my week to decrease the number of tasks I have to worry about on days that are busier, such as preparing ahead so I don't have to cook on nights that I am working late. Taking pauses and giving myself small breaks throughout the day, even if it is just a 30 second time frame to relax and breathe, also helps me make sure my own needs are met. Although I grew up in Asia, I have always been more used to American culture as most of my classmates were Americans who moved due to their parents' jobs. I felt out of place when I stepped outside my bubble of school, and had a hard time connecting with others. After attending college in the US at the University of Texas at Austin, I realized that there were also parts of the culture here that I was not used to. This led me to reflect on myself and what I was looking for, to acknowledge that instead of trying to fit in wherever I was I needed to understand my own values and parts of me that made me who I am.
Intake & Registration Manager
I feel blessed and honored to be a part of the Pacific Solstice Family. This is a place where I am free to learn and grow with my team on a daily basis. As Patient Advocate and Intake Manager, I am able to fulfill my dream of assisting patients in their progression of healing. It is a blessing to be on this journey with each of our patients. My focus every morning is how to influence, guide and ease the process of getting whatever service you need: psychiatry, therapy, stabilization, MeRT. I pride myself in not making people wait long for relief. I know that in a short time, most of the people we touch will be LIVING a FULL life. It is incredible to see our patients changing & evolving everyday and moving on with their lives. I truly believe that I am a part of a bigger plan and that Pacific Solstice Integrative is creating a gateway that will change the landscape of psychiatry. I am so happy to be a part of this unique and very special family and will continue on this path for as long as I am able.
I am a Board Certified Physician Assistant who has been working in healthcare since 2015. I’ve seen the importance of mental health to overall well being and I strive to provide holistic, patient centered care. I treat the family not just one person in it. I chose to work at Pacific Solstice because of their emphasis on collaboration, providing a safe and nurturing environment, caring for the whole person. Our goal to change the landscape of psychiatry means we are into the details, but it also helps me visualize the gold standard for healthcare. I want to continue to shape psychiatry by treating everyone with compassion, respect, and professionalism. Medication is one part, but lifestyle and routines are the core. I address all three in my practice of medicine. The decisions we make together will forever change how you see the world of possibilities.
Life Coach and Medical Assistant
My name is Oscar Rivas. I began to be an advocate for mental health when I discovered, through serving in various committees at my local school district, how mental health challenges were increasing in the youth and negatively impacting their families. I specifically decided to join Pacific Solstice because of the core value of the Family. As I became more engaged in the work to serve families, I quickly learned that we are all susceptible to descending into the challenges of emotional dysregulation and developing unhealthy coping mechanisms. It was then that I decided to intentionally nourish my well being in order to better serve others. The way I am able to "fill my cup" is through mindfulness exercises, healthy relationships, constant learning and self reflection. I have found my purpose in this work and thrive in the space constantly filling my cup. I have learned that this practice allows me to understand how to keep patients and their families as a priority. It is not about me, it is all about them. I have been a life coach for over 4 years. I have strived, and continue to strive, to master the skill of facilitation to better serve people in group sessions. My family is the core of my support. I'm grateful for them. I will continue to learn, grow, and serve families.
Operations Manager + Utilization and Review Manager
I chose to work in mental health after 10 years as a nurse in physical health to explore a field of nursing that I hadn't yet experienced. Solstice Pacific welcomed me into the world of mental health in the summer of 2020. Since then, the clinic has fostered my curiosity and introduced me to the optimal care any and all patients deserve. The abundance of knowledge and change that I have been a part of is the reason why I can continuously come to work and give 100% to patients and families that we are involved with. My father has been my hero and my source of inspiration as far as work ethic. My father ran his father's business in the Philippines until 2000 when he made the decision to move his family here to America. For the past twenty plus years, he has worked various types of labor to continue to provide for his family. Just like him, I believe giving yourself 100% to do the things you love will never disappoint you. Ramsden oversees Solstice Pacific’s subacute care, partial hospitalization, intensive outpatient and by appointment services to ensure customer satisfaction and therapeutic results.