Some of our psychologists are available to provide telehealth services with patients from our 25th Street (downtown San Diego) and Escondido locations. Please call our Behavioral Health/Substance Abuse Care Coordinator for additional information at 619-445-6200 ext. 810.
Jennifer Kugel Fritz, Psy. D.
Director of Behavioral Health
Location: Alpine Family Medicine
Dr. Jennifer Kugel Fritz graduated from Boston College with a degree in Philosophy in 1999 and took additional undergraduate coursework in Psychology at Rutgers University in NJ. She obtained her Masters of Arts in Clinical Psychology in 2004 and her Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology in 2010 from Alliant International University. She has been licensed as a Clinical Psychologist since 2011. Dr. Fritz has experience facilitating men’s groups for California’s Domestic Violence Recovery Program, providing psychotherapy at a college counseling center, and working as a Program Coordinator in a dual-diagnosis, short-term, psychiatric residential facility. She has been working at Mountain Health and Community Services at their Alpine location, providing outpatient individual psychotherapy services to children and adults since 2011. She works with patients who are struggling with mild mental health difficulties, as well as, more serious and persistent mental health disorders. Dr. Fritz’s therapeutic approach incorporates mindfulness-based and experiential techniques, in addition to more traditional cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented methods.
Dr. Shant Barmak’s, Psy.D.
Location: Alpine Family Medicine, Part Time
Shant A. Barmak, PsyD, is a licensed psychologist with a passion for helping individuals to overcome obstacles in their life. He specializes in providing therapy for children, adolescents, and families. He is particularly skilled at depression, anxiety, relationship issues, stress management, transitions, helping families manage behavioral concerns, learning differences, and school related concerns. He utilizes an integrative approach applying mindfulness, CBT, and psychodynamic therapy depending on the needs of the client. He is personable with a sense of humor. The strengths he brings as a therapist include being an adept listener and his creativity in how he approaches helping individuals and families reach their goals.
Dr. Barmak has worked extensively with children of all ages, families, and adults in a variety of professional settings. As a psychologist his career has included a diverse background including positions in community outpatient clinics, schools, private practice settings, and as psychological and educational consultant. He also has been a clinical supervisor and training director in an education setting. His desire to advance his understanding of how to meet the education needs of diverse populations in education prompted him to pursue advanced study in education leadership at UCSD.
Professional affiliations he has maintained include the San Diego Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association, the California Marriage and Family Therapists, and the San Diego Psychoanalytic Center.
Dr. Nicole Chambers, Psy.D.
Location: Mountain Health Family Medicine
Dr. Nicole Chambers is a San Diego native and attended San Diego State University, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, graduating Cum Laude. She then moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, where she lived for about half of her adult life before moving back to San Diego. While there, she attended Argosy University and earned her Masters, and then Doctorate, degrees in Clinical Psychology.
Dr. Chambers has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults from diverse backgrounds, in many different settings, including drug and alcohol rehab, full- and partial- psychiatric hospitalization, community clinics, a day-treatment summer camp for kids and, most recently, a school-based therapy program with kids from Transitional Kindergarten through 12th grade.
Dr. Chambers utilizes a psychodynamic approach to viewing individuals in her sessions, while using tools and techniques from many areas, such as cognitive-behavioral, insight oriented, and existential psychotherapy, to best fit the individual and their unique situation.
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- Convenient Locations Throughout San Diego County
- Non-Profit Federally Qualified Health Center
- Provide High Quality Comprehensive Primary Health Care
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