Our Doctors & Therapists
Our practitioners work as a team to provide holistic mental health care. The practitioners at IMHC may consult on your case in order to gain better insight into effective treatment options. All of our providers are able to treat patients in person, or long-distance via video consultation or phone.
Tara Peyman, ND
Bipolar Disorder, Mood Disorders, OCD, & Schizophrenia
Dr. Tara Peyman is a licensed naturopathic doctor with an expertise in the homeopathic and integrative treatment of bipolar disorder and mental illness. Her treatment program for mood disorders is tailored to each individual. She is familiar with psychiatric medications and can assist patients in either tapering off these prescriptions, or integrating them with naturopathic care if necessary. She focuses on addressing the underlying causes illness, and empowers the patient to effectively treat those deeper concerns using homeopathy and natural medicine. She was trained by some of the best classical homeopathic physicians in the country and internationally, and applies these highly effective methods in treating people suffering with depression, mania, anxiety, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, OCD, PTSD, and many other conditions. read more...
Call for a free consultation with Dr. Tara Peyman: 480.426.8040.
Shannon Bennett, ND
Hormonal Disorders & Mental Health
Trained in integrative and naturopathic medicine, Dr. Bennett utilizes innovative functional testing to assess your whole health picture, and personalize treatment plans to transform your health. She understands that each individual is not an algorithm and requires specific protocols based on their body’s needs. Her care is based on trust, individuality, and addressing the root cause of your health concerns.
“I believe in optimal living, not just reversing disease. I believe you were created to thrive in this life.”
While she treats a variety of conditions, her passion and expertise lie in psychiatric illness and hormonal dysfunction. Dr. Bennett reversed her PCOS and coinciding acne, insomnia, depression, inattention and anxiety after years of running in circles looking for healing. She understands the multitude of symptoms that hormonal disharmony can lead to. Dr. Bennett is passionate about helping others find freedom from their distress in the safest means possible. Through personal experience and clinical application, she became fond of the effectiveness of homeopathic approaches to treatment. Homeopathy has a safe profile in conjunction with pharmaceuticals, often allowing patients to decrease or discontinue their medication use over time. With lifestyle, homeopathy, nutrients, botanicals and the therapeutic relationship with her patients, Dr. Bennett works to help her patients find freedom and stability with the least harmful means. Dr. Bennett's passion is to help guide women to balance their hormones, improve mood, & find their healthiest self.
Call for a free consultation with Dr. Shannon Bennett: 480.426.8040.
David Frederick, ND
Trauma and Depression in LGBT Community, Veterans, First Responders
Dr. Frederick is a naturopathic doctor with a focus in helping people who have experienced emotional trauma, and are now struggling with PTSD, anxiety, or depression. He works with veterans or first responders who have experienced combat or work-related traumatic experiences, to help reduce flashbacks, nightmares, and mood swings. He also has an interest in helping people in the LGBT community who are dealing with depression, anxiety, or PTSD. He is able to prescribe hormone replacement treatments for transgender individuals. As a naturopathic doctor, he is also able to address general medical concerns, such as digestive issues, headaches, thyroid imbalances, and more. Dr. Frederick graduated from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. He primarily uses homeopathic medicine and mindfulness counseling to help his patients. He also has experience with helping people in responsibly tapering off of psychiatric medications. His focus is helping patients improve their health and quality of life using safe and natural treatments. read more...
Call for a free consultation with Dr. David Frederick: 480.426.8040.
Cara Lan, ND
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome & Fibromyalgia
Dr. Cara Lan has an expertise in the treatment of chronic fatigue syndrome and the various mental health conditions that often coincide: depression, anxiety and insomnia. Dr. Lan also has a passion for chronic illness in general, as well as, family medicine. She is highly trained in the modalities of homeopathy, nutrition and dietary counseling, herbal medicine, mind/body medicine, and lifestyle coaching. She continues to keep up-to-date in the latest advancements of naturopathic medicine, and she lives by the lifestyle suggestions and natural treatments she recommends. Dr. Lan, herself, suffered with chronic fatigue syndrome, anxiety and insomnia. After searching for alleviation from these conditions for years, she finally found treatments that addressed the root causes of her illness and was able to heal from them all. Today she is eager to share these treatments with others, helping people to regain their health and ability to thrive. She attended Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Arizona where she graduated with honors. She also teaches pediatric clinical rotations at SCNM’s Hamilton School clinic, as well as a general family practice rotation at the Changing Lives Center, a rehabilitation center established by the Phoenix Rescue Mission for women recovering from drug and alcohol abuse, homelessness, domestic violence and PTSD. read more...
Call for a free consultation with Dr. Cara Lan: 480.426.8040.
Hillary Lim, ND
Autism Spectrum & Pediatric Behavioral/Developmental Disorders
Dr. Lim is one of the few physicians in America that uses natural medicine to treat Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Lim treats every patient as an individual, and addresses all aspects of her patients' well being, including diet, supplements, physical misalignments/bony compressions, conventional medicine, and specialized therapies. In addition to her training as a physician, she is a trained homeopathic doctor, acupuncturist, herbalist, hydrotherapist and a highly trained craniosacral therapist with Upledger Institute training for working with infants and children.
Dr. Lim received a Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, Arizona. She spent the last two years of her training working one-on-one with children with ASD and other developmental disorders. After seeing the amazing results of using homeopathic medicine and other therapies on children affected by these "disorders", she knew that this was her calling and she has been focusing her practice on these individuals ever since. She truly cares about her patients and takes the time to get to know each of them individually as she guides them on their path. read more...
Call for a free consultation with Dr. Hillary Lim: 480.426.8040.
Vanessa Ruiz, ND, RN
Anxiety & Trauma from Childhood Abuse
Dr. Vanessa Ruiz is a licensed Naturopathic Physician and Registered Nurse. Her passion and focus is whole-person, natural treatments for anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, and post traumatic stress disorder and complex trauma from childhood abuse or neglect. She believes her role is to accompany, empower and create a healing space for her patients as they embark on their healing journey.
Dr. Ruiz received her Doctorate of Naturopathic Medicine from Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine (SCNM) in Tempe, AZ. In addition, she received her nursing degree from Stony Brook University, NY and has worked in the acute and chronic care setting. She also received a degree in Biology and training in research from Skidmore College, NY, which is the foundation for her evidence and research based approach to treatment. She has received extensive training in Classical Homeopathy, Neurofeedback, Biofeedback, Hypnotherapy and is a certified Yoga Teacher (RYT-100). She frequently volunteers her time and expertise with non-profit organizations such as Naturopaths without Borders and community clinics in Phoenix.
Call for a free consultation with Dr. Vanessa Ruiz: 480.426.8040.
Menaj Shamsaee, MA, LPC
Menaj Shamsaee is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the State of Arizona and a National Board-Certified Counselor. She has a Master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Argosy University and Bachelor degree in Human Services from University of Phoenix. Menaj has 11 years of experience working with children, adolescence, and adults. Menaj has helped individuals overcome problems of childhood abuse, trauma, relationships issues, domestic violence, parenting, and marital conflicts. She has special training in mediation and domestic violence. She is certified in divorce mediation and is specialized in helping individuals with conflict resolution. Menaj is also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) and has helped many individuals with history of trauma overcome unwanted memories of past and find relief from fear and anxiety. Menaj is also trained in treatment of Body Focused Repetitive Behaviors (BFRB) and helps clients suffering from hair pulling, skin picking, and nail biting find relief from therapy and teaches them alternative ways of coping with stress.
To schedule a counseling appointment with Menaj Shamsaee, call us at 480.426.8040.
Mamta Bhargava, MSC, LPC, CCH
Mamta Bhargava is certified by the State of Arizona as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and also certified as National Certified Counselor (NCC) adhering to the rigorous standards established by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC).
In addition, she is a Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH) by the Council of Homeopathic Certification. She offers a unique skill set of both homeopathy and psychotherapy for the healing of mental and physical disorders.
Both these services can be combined or used as an adjunct to other forms of treatments for a healthier you.
To schedule a counseling appointment with Mamta Bhargava, call us at 480.426.8040.