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Our Staff of Licensed Professionals

Shane Sherbondy, MD — Psychiatrist
Donna Ambrose, APRN, CNS — Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Carin LaBoon, MA, LPC — Therapist
Kellie Buckner, Ed.S., LMFT — Therapist
Wendy Frisby, Ed.S., LMFT — Therapist


Shane Sherbondy, MD — Psychiatrist
Dr. Sherbondy has more than 20 years experience in the field of Psychiatry. He received his Medical Degree at Loma Linda University and completed his residency and fellowship at USC. Dr. Sherbondy provides treatment for patients in his private practice, Sherbondy's Psychiatric Services. His credentials include Board Certification in General Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine.



Donna Ambrose, APRN, CNS — Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Ms. Ambrose graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master's Degree in Psychiatric Nursing, specializing in Adult Mental Health Nursing. She is also certified in cognitive therapy by the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy. Ms. Ambrose has more than 10 years experience in various psychiatric settings spanning the ages from adolescent to geriatric. As an Advanced Practice Nurse, Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialist, she sees new patients for initial evaluations, diagnosing psychiatric conditions, prescribing medication, and providing psychotherapy when needed.

Carin LaBoon, MA, LPC — Therapist
Ms. LaBoon attended Webster University, where she received her Master's Degree and License in Counseling. She is American Society of Addiction Medicine trained and has worked in counseling settings such as private, mental health, family preservation, residential, and addictions. Ms. LaBoon's specialties include depression, anxiety, stress management, women's issues (including post-partum depression), and adjustment issues. She currently treats patients age 6 through adulthood.


Kellie Buckner, Ed.S., LMFT — Therapist
Ms. Buckner received her Education Specialist Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College. She has worked in various counseling settings including private, school, mental health, and group homes. Ms. Buckner has a systemic orientation and uses multiple therapeutic approaches, including solution-focused, narrative, and collaborative therapy. Ms. Buckner also enjoys using creative approaches such as art, music, and writing in therapy. Ms. Buckner's specialties include depression, anxiety, behavior/anger problems, school problems, play therapy, attachment, relationship counseling, and family therapy. Currently, she works with patients school-aged through adulthood.

Wendy Frisby
, Ed.S., LMFT — Therapist
Ms. Frisby is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist who received her Educational Specialist Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Converse College. She treats a variety of diagnoses which include depression, anxiety, anger issues and school behavioral difficulties. Ms. Frisby has experience in residential treatment, group homes and private settings. She works with school aged children, teenagers and adults. Ms. Frisby provides therapy to individuals, couples and families. Her formal training takes a family systems approach and she incorporates the use of several therapeutic approaches which include cognitive-behavioral therapy, collaborative therapy and solution focused therapy.

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