Mental Health Staff
Darla V. Capetillo, PhD
Director of Mental Health Services
Started at ABHC in 2010
Dr. Capetillo has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology (2004) with an emphasis in Health & Behavioral Medicine from Seattle Pacific University and has been recognized by the National Register of Health Services Providers in Psychology. Dr. Capetillo provides individual therapy for individuals of various ages from older adolescents through adulthood with various mental health concerns including pain management, depression, anxiety, and life transitions. She integrates cognitive-behavioral therapy techniques with other treatment modalities to help individuals develop insight into and change maladaptive ways of behaving, feeling, and thinking. Dr. Capetillo views psychotherapy as a collaborative process in which she works in partnership with her patients to identify problems, set treatment goals, and then work together to achieve these goals.
Pamela Ashby, LMHC
Location: North Seattle
Started at ABHC in 2015
Ms. Ashby has a MA in Counseling from University for Humanistic Studies (1998) as well as a MA in Human Relations from University of Oklahoma (2010). She has training in mindfulness-based stress reduction meditation helping individuals with anxiety, depression and stress management. She incorporates cognitive behavioral skills building into her work with an emphasis on integrative and wellness therapies. Ms. Ashby encourages individuals to create balance through developing insight, connecting and building natural supports in their lives for body-mind wellness. Ms. Ashby has assisted individuals in examining lifestyle factors that affect mental health; helping them move toward wellness with the incorporation of yoga, nutrition, meditation, physical conditioning, breathing exercises, and other modalities. She has worked with a wide variety of adult populations in various settings assisting clients on a variety of issues such as; anxiety, depression, PTSD, OCD, and vocational clarification.
Ann Carter, Ph.D.
Location: North Seattle & Bellevue
Started at ABHC in 2017
Dr. Carter is who received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Oklahoma State University in 1991. She completed post-graduate training in Gestalt Therapy from the Gestalt Institute of Cleveland in 1999 and has been licensed in various states over the past 25 years. At this time, she provides individual therapy to an adult population of 18 years and older primarily utilizing a Gestalt conceptual model as well as elements of cognitive behavior therapy. She believes that change occurs best via warm, supportive relationships with open communication and clear, mutually-agreed upon goals. By guiding clients to capitalize on their strengths, she has helped them address issues with depression, anxiety, panic, trauma, self-worth, grief, and relationships. She also provides evaluations for ADHD, which include assessments of intellectual and emotional/personality functioning.
Ronnie Kaufman, LICSW
Locations: West Seattle
Started at ABHC in 2014
Ms. Kaufman received her Master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Washington and obtained licensure in 1994. Ronnie works with adults 18 and older, individuals and with couples. She has been in clinical practice for over 20 years, with a cognitive behavioral and family of origin orientation. She has extensive experience with numerous populations in a variety of settings, working with mood disorders, anxiety disorders, post traumatic stress disorder, divorce and parenting issues, and overall difficult life situations and emotions. Ms. Kaufman is also trained in EMDR. She helps clients uncover their negative beliefs and self-defeating thoughts and behaviors and provides them with tools to move in a more positive, productive direction.
Kevin Zvilna, Ph.D.
Location: Bellevue & West Seattle
Started at ABHC in 2017
Dr. Zvilna has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Loma Linda University (2002). He is a Geriatric specialist who received his licensure in Washington in August 2006. He provides individual therapy for clients of various ages and ethnicities from adolescence through older adulthood. Dr. Zvilna also provides psychological and neuropsychological assessments including evaluations for personality, court-deferred prosecution, ADHD/ADD, Intellectual and Memory Functioning, Executive Functioning and to assess if the diagnosis of dementia is appropriate.
Dr. Sandeep Shrestha, MBBS
Location: North Seattle & Online Telehealth
Started at ABHC in 2020
Dr. Shrestha joins ABHC as an outpatient psychiatrist, with a special interest in mood disorders. He earned his MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery) from B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan, Nepal. In both Nepal and New Delhi, India, Dr. Shrestha worked in psychiatry until making a move to the United States. At Saint Louis University in Missouri, he further trained in psychiatry and completed his residency in 2016. From there, he moved to Oklahoma and worked as a CL psychiatrist and was appointed as the medical director of the geriatric-psychiatry unit at Mercy Hospital. Dr. Shrestha has always been fascinated by how the mind works, which is one of the great mysteries of medicine. He also enjoys learning about how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can be a powerful tool in helping people overcome persistent depression. When Dr. Shrestha isn’t at work, he loves to ski and play soccer (he’s a big fan of the Seattle Sounders).