Clinical Leadership Team
Dana Wang, Psychiatrist, MD
Dr. Wang is co-founder of RIVIA Mind, a group practice that focuses on delivering the best evidence-based combined treatment to the insured population. Dr. Wang’s role is in management, providing clinical supervision and extensive education to clinical staff. Her focus on education ensures that high quality of care is delivered to each and every one of RIVIA’s patients. Dr. Wang graduated on the Dean’s Honors List from the University of California, Berkeley.
She pursued an M.D. at Ben Gurion University, affiliated with Columbia Medical Center, where she was elected class representative and received the Dean’s List Honor-Distinguished Service Award. Afterward, Dr. Wang completed her psychiatry residency training at Harvard Medical School, during which she also completed a fellowship in psychodynamic psychotherapy at the Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute. Dr. Wang has presented her work at local, national, and international conferences, and co-authored book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. She continues to be a passionate advocate for minority mental health and emotional wellness.
Raymond Raad, Psychiatrist, MD, MPH
Dr. Raad is co-founder of RIVIA Mind, an outpatient mental health center that focuses on delivering the best evidence-based mental health treatment. Dr. Raad is a clinical supervisor and educator for all clinicians in the practice, as well as manager of the group, helping ensure excellent care and quality customer service. Dr. Raad graduated Phi Beta Kappa from MIT with a bachelor's degree in mathematics. He then pursued in medical education at Columbia University, where he earned his M.D. and a Masters in Public Health (M.P.H.) focusing on healthcare policy and management.
He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical Center / New York Presbyterian Hospital, followed by a research and clinical fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Columbia University. He has also had extensive training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at Columbia University. In addition to extensive clinical experience, Dr. Raad has published article and book chapters, and given talks at a variety of conferences. His interests include human emotions, free will, ethics and policy in mental health, and innovation in healthcare. He is passionate about the role of psychotherapy in mental health, including CBT, humanistic, and psychodynamic approaches.
Rachela Elias, Medical Director, MD
Dr. Elias graduated Phi Beta Kappa from NYU before earning her MD at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She then completed her psychiatry residency at the Harvard Longwood program. After graduation, she pursued psychodynamic psychotherapy training at the Adams House Fellowship in Boston.
Dr. Elias treats patients with anxiety, depression, and bipolar disorder, and has expertise treating Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa. Along with providing medication management, her therapeutic approach draws substantially from psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy approaches.
Kimberly Mangla, Director of Women's Mental Health, MD
Kimberly Mangla is a psychiatrist specializing in Women’s Mental Health and reproductive psychiatry. Her residency training was completed in Psychiatry at Mount Sinai Hospital and fellowship training in Women’s Mental Health at Columbia University. I have worked with trauma patients with history of domestic violence and sexual assault.
She also completed two years of Obstetrics and Gynecology training at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC. Kimberly provides consultation and ongoing treatment for any mood issues in the context of pregnancy, infertility, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and peri-menopause.
Tyler Parrott, Director of Psychotherapy, LCSW
Tyler Parrott is a Midwest-raised, New York-tested psychotherapist specializing in life transitions, relationship issues, and the treatment of anxiety and mood disorders. For the past decade I have devoted myself to the study and treatment of life’s most common problems, utilizing an integrative approach to meet the mental health needs of adults from all walks of life. Talking really does help!
Together we will discover how to unlock your innermost potential, better navigate recurring issues and conflicts, and achieve personal fulfillment no matter what life chooses to throw at us next. My experience includes extensive training in psychodynamic and psychoanalytic therapies, systemic and family therapy approaches, and emotionally focused couple therapy.
Deborah Mazza, Psychotherapy Supervisor, LCSW
Deborah L. Mazza is a licensed clinical social worker with over 35 years’ experience. During her career Deborah has worked at Yale New Haven Hospital outpatient clinic, New Haven Family Counseling agency, as well as handled a private practice. She specializes in working with adults who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, and eating disorders.
Her practice is client centered and focuses on assisting her clients reach their goals. Deborah’s approach in her work uses CBT, DBT, cognitive processing therapy, narrative therapy and motivational interviewing. Her former clients have expressed a deep gratitude for the experience of being in treatment with her. She is respected by her colleagues and is often consulted for her expertise.
Emily Yin, Nurse Practitioner Student Supervisor, PMHNP-BC
Emily is a ANCC board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner. She received a bachelor of science in nursing and a master of science in psychiatric mental health nursing from New York University. Emily completed her residency at the Northern California VA Medical Center, where her clinical experience included both dual-diagnosis and trauma-focused care.
Emily believes strongly in a holistic approach to the mental health of her clients through a combination of medication management, acceptance-commitment therapy that is person-centered, and mindfulness. Emily has an interest in the intersection of the creative arts and mental health. She is experienced working with young adults and the LGBTQIA community.
Kelly Lidz, Nurse Practitioner Student Supervisor, PMHNP-BC
Kelly is an ANCC board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner with 10 years of practice as an RN and NP. I received my bachelor's and master of science in nursing from Columbia University. I have experience working in medication management; psychodynamic therapy (individual, family/couples, and group); cognitive behavioral therapy; motivational interviewing; psychiatric, psychotic, and personality disorders; PTSD; ADHD.
Kelly specializes in young adults and the adult population. My approach is warm, empathetic, patient, thorough, and nonjudgmental. I love creating a safe environment where clients feel heard and cared for. I strive to build strong therapeutic alliances and prioritize education and empowerment. I’m passionate about social policy and providing comprehensive treatment using the biopsychosocial model as a foundation.
Linda Lane, Nurse Practitioner Student Supervisor, PMHNP-BC
Linda completed her undergraduate and graduate training in nursing at Columbia University. Her goals are to provide treatment in a holistic manner, specializing in both family health and psychiatry/mental health. Linda has a high level of cultural competency and experience working with trauma and the LGBTQIA community.
Linda’s approach is based on establishing an alliance with patients to collaboratively develop an appropriate, patient-centered treatment plan. Recognizing and enhancing an individual’s own strengths while addressing barriers to their self-actualization is achieved primarily through psychotherapy. Various approaches are utilized including trauma-informed care, motivational interviewing, harm reduction, CBT, DBT skills, mindfulness, journaling, and self-care.
Jianne Lo, Nurse Practitioner Student Supervisor, PMHNP-BC
Sin Yan (Jianne) Lo graduated cum laude from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and she received her Master of Science in Nursing (Psychiatry) from Yale University. She specializes in helping clients with relationship and career transitions, and has expertise in treating mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, psychotic disorders, personality disorders and substance use disorders. Originally from Hong Kong, Jianne is also fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin.
Jianne believes in a collaborative, holistic and culturally appropriate approach to mental health care, and puts equal emphasis on psychotherapy and medication.Sin Yan (Jianne) Lo graduated cum laude from the University of Washington with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and she received her Master of Science in Nursing (Psychiatry) from Yale University. She specializes in helping clients with relationship and career transitions, and has expertise in treating mood disorders, anxiety, PTSD, psychotic disorders, personality disorders and substance use disorders.