Welcome to A Mind Above. We are the only mental health provider in the central valley that offers multiple levels of care under one roof. From our individual/family therapy sessions to our higher levels of care including Intensive Outpatient and Partial Hospitalization Programs.
We seek innovative solutions, where we combine traditional and emerging therapies. We do our best to work with you to tailor your experience to your unique individual needs. We work together to find the best practices for your individualized treatment plan. With A Mind Above, you will be able to live a happier, more fulfilled and productive lifestyle.
Our Mission: We work diligently, provide HOPE, and strive for unique and innovative ways to help you.
At A Mind Above, we know that not all therapies benefit everyone.
We are committed to discovering what works best for you.
We walk with you to find a solution to your challenges.
We deliver unique therapies that treat a variety of mental health issues, including and not limited to:
Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia, etc.)
Anxiety & Stress
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD & ADD)
LGBTQI+ Issues & Gender Dysphoria
Teen and Young Adult Challenges
Children’s Behavioral Problems
Schizophrenia & Psychotic Disorders
Grief, Loss & Mourning
In addition to traditional therapies, we offer:
We also provide assessment for Stellate Ganglion Therapy and Ketamine Therapy.
We develop customized solutions
beyond previous mental health practices.
Darra L. Hirsh, Ph.D.Our Clinical Director Dr. Darra Hirsh has over 25 years experience providing mental health treatment to patients of all ages, races and genders in settings ranging from private practice to social service non-profit agencies to large institutions.
David Tepperman, LCSWDavid is an experienced, mature mental health professional who provides successful therapy to a wide variety of people. Many have found him to be helpful in dealing with issues relating to depression, anxiety, relationships, LGBTI+, trauma, grief, addictions and forensic issues. Currently due to the covid crisis he is providing services via telehealth. David will […]
Teresa Krall, Ph.D.Clinical psychologist (Ph.D., licensed 27 years in two states. Behavioral medicine specialist. Training in health, rehabilitation, foster/adopt issues, teenage, adult, and geriatric pts. Mother. Hobbies are backpacking, bodysurfing, cycling, and running. Education Schooled in the school of hard knocks M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from California Professional School of Psychology, San Diego, California. License […]
Taryn Kinney, AMFTTaryn encourages her clients' growth through genuine rapport building, safe space creation and realistic goal setting.
Lisa Lemmons, Psy.D.My name is Lisa Lemmons, and I graduated in 2016 from Alliant International University, with my doctorate in Clinical Psychology with an emphasis in Health Psychology. I completed my internship and post-doctoral years in Southeast Idado, and worked with adolescents and adults in different mental health settings. During my internship, I also volunteered to be […]
Katherine Welker, LMFTI have had the honor of providing therapeutic services to a variety of populations within Fresno, San Jose and Chicago for over 6 years. I prioritize utilizing a Cognitive Behavioral Approach and mix in breathwork to assist clients in gaining more in-depth self-awareness. I have a Master of Science in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling […]
Victoria Hellenas, LMFTI offer my clients over twenty-five years of experience and wisdom gleaned from working with individuals, couples, and families. In that time, I‘ve come to believe that our most significant relationships are the catalysts that forge our personal and spiritual growth.
Cherie McCarthy, LMFTCherie McCarthy is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist (123557) and has been in the field of human services since working with autistic and emotionally disturbed youth in a social enrichment program as a young adult in Bakersfield. “It was there, in my late twenties, that I discovered the ability to make a positive contribution in […]
Emily Gomez, LMFTEmily Gomez is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist with a varied career background. She is originally from Fresno and graduated from Fresno State. Emily has worked in outpatient psychiatry, substance abuse treatment, PHP/IOP, and community mental health. She helped start Sierra Meadows Behavioral Health as the Clinical Director in 2018 and helped launch Exodus […]
Jasdeep Brar, ACSWWelcome! My name is Jasdeep Brar, I am an Associate Clinical Social Worker (ACSW),and I am honored to be a part of the compassionate team here at AMindAbove.
New Patient Information
New Client Forms
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Frequently Asked Questions
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