16000 Ventura Blvd, Suite 806 Encino, CA 91436
PH: (818) 849-6215
FAX: (818) 849-6010
Dr. Bindra is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology as well as a Fellow in the American Psychiatric Association (APA). She completed her residency training in general psychiatry at Westchester Medical Center in association with New York Medical College where she served as Chief Resident in her final year. She has been involved in teaching and education for over 10 years and has had previous academic appointments with New York Medical College, UCLA and Loma Linda University. She is currently an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at University of California Riverside. She has also held several leadership positions including Chief of Inpatient Psychiatry, Medical Student Clerkship Director and Chief of Professional Education.
Dr. Bindra has extensive experience in both psychopharmacology as well as different therapy modalities. She believes strongly that each person is unique in how symptoms affect their lives and thus, each person requires an individualized approach to healing and health maintenance. She believes in building therapeutic relationships based on mutual trust, empathy, respect and open communication.
Dr. Wilsa M.S. Charles Malveaux completed her BA and MA in Psychology at Stanford University (Palo Alto, CA,) and her Medical Degree at Howard University in Washington D.C. She completed her residency training in psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), San Fernando Valley Site, where she was a Chief Resident in her final year. Dr. Charles Malveaux has received numerous awards and accolades, including the Outstanding Teaching Resident for her program, the prestigious SAMHSA Fellowship from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and since 2014, has served on the APA’s Council for Advocacy and Government Relations (CAGR). She has advocated for patients’ rights to equal coverage for mental health treatment under healthcare parity laws, and for healthcare reform to increase access to psychiatric care for those in need. Dr. Charles Malveaux has presented at national and international medical and scientific conferences on the experience of injury and failure in athletes, the stigma of psychiatry among various minorities, and use of social media to educate underserved populations.
Dr. Charles Malveaux, a former elite athlete, has a special focus on Sports Psychiatry, the after effects of traumatic brain injuries, mood disorders, and helping with life/career transitions. A dedicated professional described by colleagues as “caring”, “very open minded”, “selfless”; she is well known for her attention to detail. Dr. Charles Malveaux believes in a holistic approach to patient management with individualized treatment plans incorporating both psychotherapy and medication management options.
Dr. Charles Malveaux enjoys spending time with her family, music, fitness, yoga, and the outdoors. She speaks English, Jamaican Patois, and Spanish.
Dr. Williams completed her medical training at Keck School of Medicine at USC and completed her post graduate Psychiatry training at UCLA-San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Program where she served as Chief Resident in her final year of training. She has been the Lead Psychiatrist at the Women's Clinic as well as a Staff Psychiatrist at the Sepulveda VA for the past seven years. Her clinical interests are Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Women's Mental Health. Dr. Williams believes in a holistic approach with her patients. This includes fostering healthy relationships, managing physical problems, nurturing a heathy active lifestyle and incorporating spiritual practices. She also has an interest in Christian counseling as an additional modality if such an interest is desired. Dr. Williams is meticulously engaged with her patients and uses psychopharmacology as well as talk therapy to develop an individualized treatment plan. Ultimately, Dr. Williams utilizes an empathic, collaborative and mutually respectful approach to enable her patients to attain their treatment goals.