Meet Our Clinicians


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Louise Thurman, MD

Dr. Thurman is a general psychiatrist with a major focus on pharmacology. She attended medical school at University of California, Davis, and completed her psychiatry residency at San Mateo County Health Services. For over 20 years Dr. Thurman has been board certified in psychiatry and has worked with all ages of people, with a primary focus on mood disorder and ADHD.

Dr. Thurman has also frequently worked with people who have a combination of physical and mental health problems who need special attention to working out potential medication interactions.

Dr. Thurman conducts clinical research to help find more effective and safer medications for mental health problems of all types. She enjoys working with her patients to help them find a different path to health than they may have previously considered. Dr. Thurman believes that one of the most important tools is education about your health conditions, their symptoms and treatment options.

She emphasizes working with her patients to collaboratively find tools for their health and wellness toolbox that are easily accessible and effective, and that can truly make a difference when put into practice.

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Linda Ormiston, PhD

Dr. Ormiston received her PhD in psychology from Stanford University. For the past 35 years, she has been helping people explore and work through barriers to living and loving well. If you are feeling stuck or overwhelmed, therapy can provide space to understand and experience yourself in a new way.

She works with people to change the way they think about and experience the challenges they face, to effect positive change and resilience. She can work with you to navigate the ups and downs of anxiety and depression, the hopes and fears of life transitions, the joys and challenges of creative pursuit, the pain of grief and loss, and the wounds of trauma and abuse.

She also has particular interest and experience in helping people resolve and move through creative blocks, including people who struggle with the question of whether they are or can be creative; navigate second career transitions and retirement; and people struggling with questions of spiritual identity and practice.

Her approach is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. She believes in creating a therapeutic experience that is responsive to your unique needs and life situation and respectful of your strengths. Working together, Dr. Ormiston can work with you to help you understand yourself better, identify and shift patterns that no longer serve you, and develop ways to increase your sense of well-being.

She works with young adults, adults, and elders.

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Allison Broennimann, PhD

Dr. Allison Broennimann is a California licensed psychologist. Allison provides both short-term, solution focused psychotherapy and long-term psychotherapy for personal growth and development. Her style is warm, goal-focused, and encouraging.

She works with younger and older adults struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship problems, substance abuse, stress, and phase of life transitions.

Her treatment orientation is best described as an integrative approach to counseling and psychotherapy using evidence based practices drawn from her training in cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and interpersonal theoretical orientations.

Allison received her doctoral training in Clinical Psychology at the Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, where she also was awarded the Doctoral Fellowship Award for the years 2005 – 2009. She is the recipient of a Congressional Recognition Award from Congressmen Jared Huffman and Mike Thompson for outstanding contributions to Veterans, their families, and the community.

Dr. Broennimann maintains active membership with the Northern California Neuropsychology Forum, the American Psychological Association and the Academy of Neuropsychology.

Gabe Castillo, ARNP

Gabe Castillo is a Board Certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. His background includes extensive work with both mental health and medical problems. As a nurse practitioner, he is trained to take a more holistic view of the total person and family, rather than just evaluating the psychiatric aspects of mental illness.

His treatment philosophy is similarly oriented towards a holistic approach involving treatment or collaboration for appropriate treatment when there are additional challenges.

Gabe Castillo received his Graduate Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner training from the University of North Dakota. He earned his Master Psycho-pharmacologist designation through the Neuroscience Education Institute and is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Nursing Practice through the University of Missouri. Castillo is Board Certified as a Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner through American Nurses Credentialing Center and is thereby certified for both counseling and pharmacology (medication) interventions.

As a Family Psychiatric NP he is Board Certified to treat all ages from young children through older adults. His areas of clinical focus include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety, depression, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD and post-traumatic stress disorder. Gabe Castillo has worked extensively in outpatient, inpatient and partial hospital settings, and has additional training and qualification in evaluation and intervention with children with complex and pervasive neuro-developmental concerns as well as with the childhood and adult concerns noted above.

 

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Who Are Our Clinicians?


PSYCHIATRISTS

Psychiatrists are medically-trained physicians who specialize in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of mental health issues. Their extensive medical training allows psychiatrists to prescribe medication and conduct psychotherapy to treat their patients.

PSYCHOLOGISTS

These doctorally-trained professionals perform psychological testing and treat a full range of emotional and behavioral challenges. Psychologists utilize a variety of psychotherapy approaches to provide care and promote health.

NURSE PRACTITIONERS

Nurse practitioners are masters or doctoral level nurses whose advanced training qualifies them to diagnose, assess and treat mental health conditions using their clinical expertise. This includes administering therapy and prescribing medication.

COUNSELORS

Counselors are masters-level professionals who provide psychological counseling to support, guide and treat people experiencing distress. They are skilled in a variety of therapeutic techniques used to best address mental health needs.

 
 
 

Quality Care


1DocWay gives you access to highly trained and skilled mental health care professionals. You have the ability to choose from a diverse group of therapists to determine which clinician is the best match for you. We have carefully selected each provider to ensure that no matter who you decide to see, you will receive high quality care from an expert in the field. All of our clinicians are licensed to practice in the state of California.