Encino / Sherman Oaks clinic

16000 Ventura Blvd, Suite 806 Encino, CA 91436

PH: 818 849 6215

FAX: 818 849 6010

Clinicians & Psychiatrists

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA


Maria Levine, MD

Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist
Board Certified

Dr. Maria Levine is a psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in adult, child and adolescent psychiatry. Dr. Levine is trained in both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology.

Dr. Levine completed her medical studies and received MD degree at Moscow State University of Medicine and Dentistry. She further completed her psychiatric training at SUNY at Stony Brook and her child and adolescent subspecialty training at University of Nevada where she served as a Chief Fellow. Dr Levine also completed specific training for youth with neurodevelopmental disabilities at University of Nevada, focusing on autism.

Dr. Levine served as Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine at USC and as an attending physician at Children's Hospital Los Angeles on Consultation Liason Service. She provided consultations for medically-sick children with mood, anxiety, hyperactivity, chronic pain, psychosomatic and neurodevelopmental issues.

Dr Levine is one of the few psychiatrists trained in child and adolescent psychiatry, who also received additional training for children with neurodevelopmental disorders and has extensive experience in pediatric psychopharmacology and psychotherapy.

Dr Maria Levine remains on the volunteer faculty at Keck School of Medicine at USC where she continues to supervise and teach child psychiatry fellows. She further continues active collaboration with Children's Hospital Los Angeles. She is fluent in Russian as English.


Wilsa Charles Malveaux, MD, MA

Adult Psychiatrist
Board Eligible

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.


Rhonda Williams, MD

Adult Psychiatrist
Board Certified

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.

Managed by American Psychiatric Centers