Our Providers

Psychiatrists

Founder

Dr. Mateo F. De Soto, MD

License No. A40927
Dr. De Soto founded Bio-Behavioral Medical Clinics Inc. in 1991 after serving as corporate medical director for psychiatric mental health services at Community Medical Centers. He has been the president and chairman of Santé Community Physicians, California’s largest Independent Physicians Association, since it’s inception in 1995. He also serves as chairman of the board for the Santé Health Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting clinical research and community education. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF and taught Psychopharmacology and Diagnostic Nosology.

Dr. De Soto speaks English and Spanish.


Medical Director

Dr. Kenneth Steinbach, MD

License No. A43021
Dr. Steinbach has been the Medical Director of BBMC since its founding and has been in practice since 1983. He specializes in adult psychiatry. His approach to treatment is somatic — a holistic therapeutic approach that incorporates a person's mind and body.

Dr. Steinbach’s areas of specialization include:
Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Medication Evaluation and Management, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Psychosis, and Schizophrenic Disorders.

Dr. Steinbach speaks English and Spanish.


Associate Medical Director of Inpatient Services

Dr. Alexsandr Vydro, MD

License No. A54990
Dr. Vydro is the Associate Medical Director of Inpatient Services and has been in practice since 1982. He specializes in adult psychiatry.

Dr. Vydro’s areas of specialization include:
Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Drug Abuse, Medication Evaluation and Management, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychosis, Self-harm, Schizophrenic Disorders, Substance Abuse, and Suicidal Ideation.

Dr. Vydro speaks English and Russian.


Inpatient & Outpatient Provider

Dr. Indira Adapa, MD

License No. A86927
Dr. Indira Adapa has been in practice since 1985. She specializes in both child and adult psychiatry.

Dr. Adapa’s areas of specialization include:
Addiction Disorders, Adjustment Disorder, Adolescent Suicidal Behavior, Adult Children of Alcoholics, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anti-Psychotic Injectables, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Asperger’s Disorder/Autism Spectrum, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Chemical Dependency, Childhood Depression, Conduct Disorder, Dependency, Depressive Disorders, Dissociative Disorder, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, Medication Evaluation and Management, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychosis, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), Schizophrenic Disorders, Sleep or Insomnia Disorders, Somatoform Disorder, Substance Abuse.

Dr. Adapa speaks English, Telugu, and Indi.


Inpatient & Outpatient Provider

Dr. Manolito Castillo, MD

License No. A67937
Dr. Manolito Castillo is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and has been in practice since 1986. He specializes in adult psychiatry.

Dr. Castillo’s areas of specialization include:
Addiction Disorders, Adjustment Disorder, Alcohol Abuse, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Bariatric Surgery, Bipolar Disorder, Chemical Dependency, Depressive Disorders, Drug Abuse, Eating Disorders, Grief and Loss, Medication Evaluation and Management, Mood Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Issues, Psychosis, Schizophrenic Disorders, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation.

Dr. Castillo speaks English and Tagalog.


Inpatient & Outpatient Provider

Dr. Mark B. Ting, MD

License No. A131596
Dr. Mark B. Ting is a Board Certified Psychiatrist and has been in practice since 2006. He specializes in Adult Psychiatry. His approach to treatment incorporates Cognitive Behavioral techniques.

Dr. Ting’s areas of specialization include:
Addiction Disorders, Adjustment Disorder, AIDS/HIV Related Issues, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Asperger’s Disorder/Autism Spectrum, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Bariatric Surgery, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Chemical Dependency, Depressive Disorders, Dissociative Disorder, Developmental Disorders, Domestic Abuse, Drug Abuse, Electroconvulsive Therapy, End of Life Issues, Grief and Loss, Gender Identity, Medication Evaluation and Management, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Postpartum Issues, Psychosis, Self-harm, Sexual Abuse, Schizophrenic Disorders, Sleep or Insomnia Disorders, Somatoform Disorder, Spirituality, Stress Management, Substance Abuse, Suicidal Ideation, and Women’s Issues.

Dr. Ting speaks English, Mandarin, Tagalog, Hokkien, and Cebuano.


Nurse Practitioners

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Natalie Hanes

License No. NPF95002639
Natalie Hanes is a board certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She specializes in Adult Psychiatry. She has been in practice since 2010. Her approach to treatment incorporates Cognitive Behavioral techniques.

Natalie’s areas of specialization include:
Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Bariatric Surgery, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Medication Evaluation and Management, Mood Disorders, Psychosis, and Suicidal Ideation.

Natalie speaks English.


Family Nurse Practitioner & Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Manvinder Kaur

License No. NPF95005135
Manvinder Kaur is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and a clinical professor at California State University Fresno. She specializes in Adult Psychiatry. She has been in practice since 2005 and received her PMHNP credentials in 2018.

Manvinder’s areas of specialization include:
Addiction Disorders, Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Depressive Disorders, Dissociative Disorder, Drug Abuse, Grief and Loss, Medication Evaluation and Management, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychosis, Schizophrenic Disorders, Sleep or Insomnia Disorders, and Suicidal Ideation.

Manvinder speaks English and Punjabi.


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Sean Peng

License No. NPF95004053
Sean Peng is a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner and an adjunct instructor at California State University Fresno. He specializes in Adult Psychiatry. He has been in practice since 2007 and received his PMHNP credentials in 2015.

Sean’s areas of specialization include:
Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Medication Evaluation and Management, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychosis, Schizophrenic Disorders, and Sleep or Insomnia Disorders.

Sean speaks English and Khmer (Cambodian).


Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Hope Lo

License No. NPF95009673
Hope Lo, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified Family Psychiatric/Mental Health Nurse Practitioner with a clinical focus in general psychiatry. She attended Fresno State University and has been in practice since 2018.

Hope’s areas of specialization include:
Adjustment Disorder, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Medication Evaluation and Management, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychosis, Schizophrenic Disorders, and Sleep or Insomnia Disorders.

Hope speaks English and Hmong.


Clinicians

Licensed Clinical Social Worker

James W. Backlund

License No. LCSW11805
Jim Backlund is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing counseling for adolescents and adults, couples and families. His approach to therapy incorporates relational and cognitive behavioral techniques.

Jim’s areas of specialization include:
Adjustment Disorder, Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD/ADHD), Bipolar Disorder, Depressive Disorders, Domestic Abuse, End of Life Issues, Grief and Loss, Mood Disorders, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Parenting Issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Psychosis, Self-harm, Schizophrenic Disorders, and Suicidal Ideation.

Jim speaks English.


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, EDD

Dr. H. Dan Smith

License No. LMFT17591
Dr. Smith is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, providing counseling for adolescents and adults. He has been a practitioner with Bio-Behavioral Medical Clinics since its founding in 1991. He has served as professor of Marriage and Family Therapy at California State University Fresno since 1978 and was the Chair of the Department of Counselor Education and Rehabilitation from 1985 to 2000. His psychodynamic approach to therapy is emotionally-focused and solutions focused.

Dr. Smith’s areas of specialization include:
Adjustment Disorder, AIDS/HIV Related Issues, Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Borderline Personality, Codependency, Dependency, Depressive Disorders, Domestic Abuse, and Grief and Loss.

Dr. Smith speaks English.


Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor

Tracy Cappel-Rice

License No. LPCC8593
E. Tracy Cappel-Rice is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor providing counseling for adolescents, adults, couples and families. Her approach to therapy includes relational systems theory, cognitive behavioral techniques, while utilizing creative therapies for development, growth and change.

Areas of specialization include:
Adults, Teens, Parenting, Children, Depression, Anxiety, LGBTQ, Grief/Loss, physical/sexual abuse, women’s issues.

Tracy speaks English.


Licensed Clinical Social Worker, BCD

David Sommers

License No. LCSW6263
Dr. David Sommers is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, providing counseling for adults. He has been in practice since 1974.

David’s areas of specialization include:
Addiction Disorders, Alcohol Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Bariatric Surgery, Chemical Dependency, Codependency, Dependency, Depressive Disorders, Gambling Addiction, Mood Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Self-harm, Sexual Disorders, and Substance Abuse.

David speaks English.


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

Sara Fry

License No. LMFT104523
Sara is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who works with children, adolescents, families, and adults who are seeking to heal and grow.

Sara uses a variety of theoretical perspectives to meet the need of the client and depending on the presenting issue. Sara has worked extensively with traumatized children and adoptive and foster youth with severe emotional disturbances, in addition, she works with issues related to depression, anxiety, adjustment disorders, post traumatic stress, attachment issues, bipolar disorder/mood disorder, child issues, family issues.

Sara speaks English


Licensed Marriage & Family Therapists

Ivy Huff

License No. LMFT105106
Ivy is a licensed marriage and family therapist providing counseling for adolescents, adults and families.

Ivy utilizes cognitive behavioral and solution focused techniques while addressing issues related to anxiety, depression, grief/loss, anger management, family conflict, school related concerns, adjustment disorder, phase of life and low self-esteem.

Ivy Speaks English.


Associates

Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Belén Abrego

Registration No. AMFT107298 / APCC5231
Belén Abrego is a Registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist 107295 and Registered Associate Professional Clinical Counselor 5231, working under licensed supervision, providing therapy for adults, adolescents, couples, and families. Her approach incorporates integrative therapy modalities.

Belén treats issues related to:
Adjustment Disorder, Anger Management, Anxiety and Panic Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Couples/ Marriage issues, Depressive Disorders, Family issues, Grief and Loss, LGBTQ issues, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self-harm/ Suicidal Ideation.

Belén speaks English & Spanish.


Associate Marriage and Family Therapist

Jacqueline L Galindo

Registration No. AMFT99966
Jacqueline L Galindo is an Associate Marriage and Family Therapist, providing counseling for children, adolescents, adults and couples. She has an eclectic approach to best meet the needs of her clients with an emphasis on solution-focused, cognitive behavior and dialectical behavior modalities. Jackie’s specialties include: Adjustment disorder, adolescent issues, Anger management, Anxiety and panic disorder, autism, codependency, couples/marriage issues, depressive disorders, family issues, LGBTQ issues, parenting issues, physical/sexual abuse, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD), and self-harm/suicidal ideation.

Jacqueline speaks English.


Associate Professional Clinical Counselor

Alexis J. Noblett

Registration No. APCC9363
Alexis is an Associate Professional Clinical Counselor passionate about providing a safe space to discuss any mental health matters and adept with assisting individuals with their vocational needs. Prior to working at BBMC, Alexis has experience working with individuals, families and couples of all ages in a mental health setting. Additionally, she has worked extensively with children and adolescents on the autism spectrum as a behavioral technician. Alexis is particularly sensitive to the needs of adults who have experienced trauma and stigmatization. She believes that individuals have the power to make the changes necessary to better themselves and the role of a therapist is to assist them in better understanding, coping with, and processing emotions and memories tied to those traumatic experiences.

Alexis speaks English.