Providers at Folsom Psychiatry Associates in Folsom, CA
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Hisham Soliman, MD
Dr. Hisham Soliman is a well-known psychiatrist who serves the Sacramento and Folsom, California areas. At Folsom Psychiatry Associates, the doctor and his staff offer treatment options for ADD/ADHD, depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, and other common mental health conditions. Genetic testing, medication management, and transcranial magnetic stimulation are also services offered through the facility. The doctor uses his extensive knowledge and experience to offer individualized counseling and psychotherapy sessions to his patients.
Dr. Soliman received his medical degree in Cairo, Egypt from Ain-Shams University, Medical School. After moving to California, the doctor attended the University of California, San Francisco, Fresno Central San Joaquin Valley Medical Education Program where he completed his residency. The doctor continued to further his education and gained experience in many different areas of psychiatry. The doctor’s main area of expertise involves psychopharmacology. Psychopharmacology blends psychiatric care along with the use of appropriate medications for specific types of conditions. The doctor goes to great lengths to ensure that his patients receive the medications they need to sufficiently treat their psychiatric and physical health conditions.
Cortney Thompson, FNP-C
Cortney is a new addition to Folsom Psychiatry Associates. She is a Nurse practitioner, certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She completed all of her education in Arizona at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. With past experience in Family medicine, Internal medicine, and Pediatrics, she brings a wealth of knowledge treating patients of all ages. She has a passion for mental health and enjoys getting to know the people she treats. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Lisa Taylor, NP-BC
Amir Hasnain, PMHNP-BC
Amir Hasnain is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). He graduated with honors from UC Davis and completed his psychiatric training at the MGH Institute of Health Professions in Boston, Massachusetts. Amir was awarded both the Institution Merit scholarship and Connor’s Family Scholarship during his graduate training in recognition of his academic achievements. He completed his nursing rotations at the prestigious Massachusetts General Hospital and graduate level psychiatric training in both inpatient and outpatient clinics in the Boston area. Amir is dedicated to providing excellent psychiatric care with both compassion and empathy. In his free time, Amir enjoys hiking and exploring all the outdoor activities that Sacramento has to offer.
Sara Reed, NP
YanYan Hollingsworth, NP-C, PA-C
YanYan is a new addition to Folsom Psychiatry Associates. She is a Nurse practitioner, certified by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) as well as a physician assistant. She completed all of her education in University of California-Davis and University of Texas. With past experience in emergency room and critical care unit, she has her passion in mental health and treating psychiatric patients. Cherry has compassion towards all her patients and spend time to listen to their needs. YanYan grew up in Shanghai, China and also has bachelor’s degrees in English literature and Chinese literature. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening classical music and hiking.
Julie is Board Certified as an Adult-Gerontological Nurse Practitioner by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP). She began her career as an Army Nurse. Over her career in healthcare, she has worked in various medical settings to include radiology, Medical-Surgical nursing, nursing in an Army field hospital, post-partum, step-down ICU, post-anesthesia care, hospice, case management, and caring for Veterans. Her academic background consists of a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Pacific Lutheran University, a Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration from the University of Phoenix, and a Post-Master’s Certificate in the Adult Nurse Practitioner Program at Maryville University. She has a passion for mental health and enjoys supporting and getting to know her patients. In her free time, she enjoys running, cycling, reading, and spending time with family and all of her many pets.
Paramjit Virk, FNP
Dr. Paramjit S. Virk known as “P.J.” has been working with Folsom Psychiatric Association since August 2017. He is a Family Nurse Practitioner, certified by the American Nurse Credentialing Center. He received his Master of Science in Nursing with specialization in Family Nursing Practitioner from Holy Names University, Oakland and Advanced Certificate in Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner from California State University, Fresno. He has more than 15 years experience as a Registered Nurse in Medical-Surgical, Home Health and Psychiatric as well as more than ten years experience in Computer Sc., Programming and Data Analysist.
He worked as Scientist for National Informatics Center, Government of India before moving to America. He also obtained Ph.D. (Statistics) and Master of Science in Computer Science from India. In 2002, he decided to start new career in nursing. He started his career from Certified Nursing Assistant and moved to Family Nurse Practitioner. He has a passion for mental health and love to treat. In free time, he enjoys to read and learn new things.
Jeanne Templeman, RN, CNS, LCSW
Jeanne has comprehensive psychiatric therapeutic skills drawing upon nursing and social work backgrounds. In working with you, Jeanne is interested in psychological, cultural, spiritual and physical aspects that are a part of your story. Jeanne began 35+ years ago as a generalist hospital RN with UC Davis Medical Center in 1981 variously assigned in adult medical surgical units that included caring for persons receiving surgery for head and neck cancer, trauma surgery, medical oncology, coronary intensive care, and step-down cardiac telemetry that included caring for people who required chronic care on ventilators.
Interested in comparative religious studies, Jeanne received a bachelor’s degree in humanities from CSU, Sacramento in 1986, and continued with graduate school receiving a master’s degree in social work in 1988. Jeanne has worked with adults and families in hospice care, home health, jail psychiatric services, community mental health, and as a consultant in mental health related to registered nursing and social work practice.
Jeanne is certified as a California public health RN, and a clinical nurse specialist focused in adult psychiatric care as well having national certification as a psych/mental health clinical nurse specialist with the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She has provided clinical instruction in psych/mental health nursing for associate, baccalaureate and masters level pre-licensure nursing students in a Sacramento area community college and two universities. Jeanne is an experienced speaker and psychotherapy/psychoeducation group leader who has also served voluntarily as a board member for the Sacramento National Association on Mental Illness and JERICHO, a California nonprofit interdenominational legislative advocacy group that provides a voice for at risk individuals, families and children who experience mental illness, homelessness, economic insecurity and other access challenges to health, education, employment and housing.
It is a pleasure to work with you.
Crystal Ward, LMFT
I have been providing therapy for 10 years. Before joining Folsom Psychiatry Associates, I worked at a large non-profit in Sacramento serving foster children and their families as well as working with Juvenile Probation. I enjoyed this work immensely and bring with me a range of experience working with youth and families of many cultural and economic backgrounds. I have extensive experience in working with PTSD in children, teens, and adults. My philosophy of therapy is centered around the idea that people are built for relationship and that unconditional, radical acceptance is necessary for healing. I sue a Psychodynamic approach as well as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Trauma Focused CBT. I have many years of experience working with Women’s issues in both group and individual settings. I am excited to bring my skills and expertise to Folsom Psychiatry Associates and eager to join your journey of healing.
Sharm Sprague, LMFT, RN
Hello. My name is Sharm Sprague LMFT, RN. Working with the mentally ill has been my life for the last 20 years, whether in a hospital setting, outpatient clinic or private practice. I feel it is a privilege to work in this field. My passion is traveling, Istanbul being my favorite site. I love to swim, garden, collect interesting stones and geodes, and read. My 27-year-old son is a constant joy in my life. I am thankful all my experiences which help me understand others.
Catherine Tucker, LMFT
I was born on Long Island, New York into an Italian family, on an Italian block of many Italian blocks. Life was culturally rich…and loud. I am one of 9 children. Just before 17, our family moved to California which was a culture shock. However, this change brought new, wonderful experiences and challenges into my life.
I have 3 grown children and 5 granddaughters. They are the ‘cat’s meow’! I absolutely love the outdoors, backpacking, cold mountain lakes, ocean and listening to the sound of morning. Additionally, I play the guitar (poorly), sing, read and am passionate about intensive organic gardening. I have a cat named Neeko who will only drink filtered water.
I attended National University in Sacramento for my BA in Behavioral Science and graduated National in 1996 with my Master’s in Counseling Psychology. I love my work.
Timothy Masterson, LCSW
Timothy has been a social worker for over 20 years and brings a great deal of experience to Folsom Psychiatry Associates. After graduate school, Timothy worked for 3 years supporting at-risk families and foster youth while working as a school social worker. Timothy then went on to work as a therapist/case manager for 4+ years at the Sacramento Children’s Home. Finally, Timothy also worked for over 10 years as an agency social worker to support the stability of foster placements by providing therapeutic support to both foster parents and foster children. In his leisure time, Timothy enjoys reading and listening to music, as well as spending time with friends either over a good meal or a fine cup of coffee.
James Marrelli, LMFT
Hi, I am James and I love working with adults and young adults’ one on one in order to help them shape or re-shape their lives while raising the quality of their day to day experience. Since you are reading this I want you to understand that an effective Therapist is really about a number of things: life experiences, expertise, patience, an open mind, compassion as well as a person who can help you make clear and concise goals. My job is to listen and learn from you about what you would like to change in your life. Then we meet together to come up with ways for you to move away from suffering and into a more peaceful place in your life. One of my favorite sayings is:
Whatever you believe that you can do; begin it! (Goethe)
That is a really hard thing to do when you are feeling depressed, anxious, maybe overwhelmed with panic attacks, ADHD, PTSD or other debilitating issues. I hear you and with the help of our medical staff for medication support and therapy to help support you and work with you to find ways through these overwhelming feelings, we will help you begin a new chapter in your life!
In terms of experience, I bring to your sessions over 40 years of living life along with its ups and downs. I worked as an Entrepreneur for about half of my career starting up and managing a couple of companies. Then I fell flat on my face and had to re-group and used Therapy as a means to re-craft my life and start a new chapter. It worked! Then I started a corporate career where I worked in creating new products and developing new business as well as consulting and even doing some advocacy work in Washington DC. Long story short, I can pull on a lot of life and work experiences to help you along your path while my training as a Therapist has given me the roadmap and structure to meet you wherever you are and get you the support that you need.
My education is also varied; a Bachelor’s Degree from Syracuse University a long time ago, then an MBA from Harvard which was pretty cool and scary and then another Master’s degree in Counseling. I am licensed in California as an LMFT #53141
I look forward to meeting you!