IN partnership with Pacific Heart Institute's
Dr. rigved tadwalkar
WELCOME TO ootIFY
Pacific Heart Institute provides comprehensive cardiovascular diagnostic and therapeutic services to the residents of Santa Monica and greater Los Angeles. Every subspecialty of cardiology is represented at Pacific Heart Institute. This facilitates close collaboration between different subspecialist cardiologists. All board-certified cardiologists with extensive subspecialty training and experience take pride in bringing the state-of-the-art technologies to treat patients. With a focus on the patient, a personal cardiologist directs each patient’s care including mental healthcare.
To accomplish this goal, Dr. Rigved Tadwalkar has partnered with OOTify to help you access services, resources, and education by cutting down on cost and resolving the navigation challenges within the current system. Together, we provide access to cardiac-versed mental health care specialists to get you back on track and thrive! OOTify works directly with Pacific Heart Institute's doctors to help guide your treatment.
We are on a mission to reduce the stigma around mental health to truly serve and help people - because we’re people just like you and we are all in this together! During this stressful and unknown time in the world, everyone could use a little more compassion and support. Let OOTify lift you up.
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How to Get Started
1. Choose a Care Provider below
2. Complete Your Cardiac Care Intake
3. Allow 3 business days to be matched
4. Co-create a cardiac recovery care plan
5. Make your first payment here
Meet Your Care Team
As a registered Associate Marriage & Family Therapist (AMFT#112456) and Associate Professional Clinical Counselor (APCC#6161), I am an RN, with 14 years of Bariatric Medicine experience, I am passionate about helping others understand how emotional and physical health are woven together, each affecting the other in powerful ways. Many of my patients shared their stories of post-op weight regain, new addictions, history of childhood trauma, and the return of sabotaging behaviors. Realizing the great need for effective psychological services, I felt called to become a therapist. The desire to offer a more holistic approach for those who struggle with obesity motivated me to complete a Master’s degree in Counseling from La Sierra University in Riverside CA. Together we will explore any psychological roadblocks that are getting in the way of you feeling your best. I use evidenced-based counseling modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness Techniques, Emotional Focused and Compassion Therapies to create a personalized treatment plan customized for your specific needs.
Tracy Mason, NP
Upon graduating with her Bachelors in Nursing, Tracy began working as Registered Nurse in an intensive care unit where she witnessed firsthand the gap between medical and psychiatric care, and
how the mind/body connection is often ignored. These gaps in care encouraged Tracy to pursue her
education further and obtain her Masters of Science in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University and become board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Psychiatric Mental
Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP). As a PMHNP, Tracy specializes in holistic treatment of adolescents, adults, and geriatric individuals with depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, psychotic disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, and attention disorders. Along with staying up to date with the most current practices, Tracy is also a strong advocate for empowering nurses and she fiercely believes that nurses should play a pivotal role in shaping modern health care.
“I believe in creating individualized plans of care that value client’s involvement, interprofessional collaboration, and evidenced-based practice. My goal is for my clients to feel empowered to treat their
illness though supportive education in a stigma free environment.
I received my Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from National University. My experience includes working in community mental health, working with individuals and couples. I have worked with a diverse population of clients of all ages. I utilize an integrative approach combining cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, mindfulness, and humanistic modalities. I believe the therapeutic process guides clients to increased self-awareness and decreased symptoms. Additionally, I am EMDR trained (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) and a Certified Rape Crisis Counselor.
Dr. Ivy Kensinger
I am a Psychological Assistant under the supervision of Dr. M. Natasha Kordus (PSY18501). I earned my doctorate in clinical psychology from Alliant International University and received clinical training in both therapy and psychological testing, working primarily with adults and adolescents age 15+. I have focused experience in chronic pain and other chronic illness, grief and loss, trauma, and alternative relationship styles. My theoretical orientation and approach to therapy is Existential-Integrationist and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which means that I look at you as a unique individual with personal life experiences, how these relate to universal human experiences, and tailor my therapeutic approach to fit you, your strengths, and your needs. Therapy is a process where we work together to bring about meaningful improvements in your life. You are the expert on yourself, and I look forward to learning about the unique factors that make you who you are and working with you to make positive change.