The Team at Resiliency Mind+Body Medicine
Stefani LaFrenierre, MD
PSYCHIATRIST AND ADDICTION MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
Dr. Stefani LaFrenierre is a licensed Medical Doctor and is Double Board-Certified in Adult Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. She received her Medical Degree from the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and completed her Adult Psychiatry residency training at San Mateo Behavioral Health and Recovery Services. She also completed a fellowship through the Harvard Program in Refugee Trauma with a certification in Global Mental Health, Trauma and Recovery.
Dr. LaFrenierre has expertise in the treatment of depression, anxiety, ADHD, PTSD, bipolar disorders, psychotic disorders, autism spectrum, neurodivergent spectrum, substance use and dual diagnosis disorders. She has performed in several leadership positions, including Medical Director of an addiction treatment group practice and as Chief Resident during her training. She also received the Resident Award in Excellence two years in a row during her training. She was awarded the SAMHSA Minority Fellowship award through the APA and developed a Cultural Competency curriculum for her residents in training. She has worked in a variety of mental health settings, including inpatient, outpatient, residential treatment centers, state hospitals and forensic hospitals, academic settings, and has experience with assertive community treatment and full-service partnership teams. She is committed to providing safe, equitable, and inclusive treatment for all.
My treatment philosophy focuses on building resiliency through holistic, long-lasting changes to help my patients achieve a balanced and fulfilling life. I have been fortunate to develop many different skill sets in the treatment of mental health and addiction, and I am excited to be able to offer customized treatments for my patients. I provide a warm, empathic, and active therapy style, and I bring a conservative approach to medication while considering all aspects of health in treatment planning. My role is to help my patients reach their goals by providing clinical expertise, education, and compassion in a non-judgmental space. I incorporate prescription medications, plant-based diet changes, lifestyle changes, and elements of mind-body medicine into a complete treatment plan to help you reach your goals. I also provide education about treatment, diagnosis, and medications to my patients at every step to help guide treatment decisions and to maximize the benefits of our work together.
Halee Fullerton, PMHNP
PSYCHIATRIC NURSE PRACTITIONER
Halee obtained her nursing degree at the University of Texas at Arlington, and her masters in psychiatric nursing in 2018 at the University of Missouri- Kansas City. Halee has 13 years combined of experience, with 5 years of being a psychiatric nurse practitioner in the settings of community mental health outpatient treatment and inpatient addiction services working with adolescents and adults.
Halee is dedicated to providing a safe and empathetic space while helping you reach your mental wellness goals. She specializes in medication management and person-centered therapy for adolescents and adults. Halee’s specific interests are depression, trauma/PTSD, anxiety, and addiction disorders. She truly believes that everyone is someone’s everything. Because of this belief, she is passionate about helping you heal, find hope, and reach a state of mental well-being.
Joseph Stabley, PA-C
BOARD CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
Joe Stabley is one of our nationally certified Physician Assistants. He completed his undergraduate degree in Health Care Science from the University of Colorado in 2011. Shortly thereafter, Joe was accepted into the highly competitive Interservice Physician Assistant Program which was developed through the Department of Defense and accredited by the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Upon completion, he was awarded a Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree and commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the US Army.
Prior to the pursuit of higher education, he gained invaluable life experience out of high school by enlisting in the military to “see the world”. Global engagement with vulnerable populations lead to a greater understanding of human suffering. Personal stories from peacekeeping missions, humanitarian crisis relief, and combat operations helped shape his perspective on life. This ultimately set the stage for a higher calling into the field of mental health and addiction. His 21 years of military service concluded with certification as a Master Resilience Trainer prior to retirement. This program was developed at the Positive Psychology Center at the prestigious University of Pennsylvania.
As a PA, Joe has also worked in variety of settings to include traditional roles in Urgent Care and Emergency Medicine. Knowledge in Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine was gained in both private practice as well as the CA state prison system. Care for the homeless population in LA County and treating refugees crossing the US-Mexico border were two of the most humbling experiences of his life. Finally, volunteering for testing and vaccination support with a non-profit during the COVID pandemic was essential before returning to work in the drug and alcohol rehab industry.
My hope is to bridge the knowledge gap by sharing what I have learned directly with my patients. Understanding the basics of epigenetics, neuroscience and human behavior will shed light on your past. Applying knowledge from Lifestyle Medicine and exploring Psychopharmacotherapy are my specialities…finding your purpose, passion and peace are the goals for your future.
Marcela Dos Santos, RN, MSN
Marcela has extensvie education in the health care field with a passion for aesthetics. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Social Behavior from UC Irvine and went on to complete a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Loma Linda and a Master’s of Science degree in Nursing with certification in Public Health Nursing from UC Irvine. She is now currently pursuing her Doctor of Nursing Practice-Family Nurse Practitioner from University California Irvine and receives her degree in 2024.
Finding her passion in aesthetics, she has over 4 years of experience in aesthetic practice. Her extensive training includes multiple certifications in cosmetic injections including neuromodulators, dermal fillers, various laser treatments, PDO threads, hormone replacement therapy, PRP treatments, and microdermabrasion. She strives to be a positive force in the lives of her patients in helping them achieve their aesthetic goals through safe and effective treatments while bringing out their inner beauty. She is also multi-lingual and fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
FRONT OFFICE COORDINATOR
Martha Kim completed her undergraduate degree at the University of California, Riverside in Psychology in 2022. She has experience in customer service, front-facing roles, and spent summers doing humanitarian work during college. Since graduating, Martha has worked in the mental health field and is passionate about quality mental health care for patients. Her primary goal by working in the mental health field is to de-stigmatize conversations about mental health and to promote growth and healing.
Martha is the friendly face behind the front desk at Resiliency Mind+Body Medicine. Her favorite aspects of her role include interacting with patients and working in our friendly environment. She also values that the providers at Resiliency Mind+Body Medicine deeply care about their patients.
In her free time, Martha enjoys trying new foods and spending time with her family and friends.