Seema Kazi, MD, a Psychiatrist with Mid Cities Psychiatry
As the Medical Director of Mid Cities Psychiatry in Grapevine, Texas, she believes in learning about patients individually through time and compassion solving their issues by understanding their life history and internal psyche.
Continually learning and practicing adequate mental health knowledge, Dr. Kazi utilizes a comprehensive and individualized approach for mental health care. Trained to use holistic treatment, her goal is to improve psychiatric care for her patients, which may include the continuation, changes, and possible discontinuation of the medicine. She, along with her team, conducts psychiatric evaluations using on-site state-of-the-art technology providing results at the time of the patients’ visit.
Throughout her academic career, Dr. Kazi completed her dual-residency program in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut in 1998 and continued on to complete her fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at New York University in 1999.
She has been in private practice for over 20 years, having served in various roles, including Medical Director of TelePsych Services at Asana Integrated Medical Group of CA, Medical Director of Short-Term Care Unit at University Behavioral Health of Denton, Denton, Texas, Medical Director of Inpatient Services at Princeton House Behavioral System, Princeton, New Jersey, Chief of Staff at St. Barnabas Behavioral Health Center, Jackson, New Jersey, Staff Psychiatrist at Roger Williams Medical Center, Providence, Rhode Island, as well as a Proprietor & Provider in private practice.
In 2013, she moved from New Jersey to the greater DFW area to be near her family. She immediately opened Mid Cities Psychiatry and the practice has been growing ever since.
She and her team are dedicated to providing the best mental health services across the state of Texas through medication management, counseling, and implementing innovative treatments. Their goal is to improve the quality of people’s lives.
Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various maladaptations related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Psychiatrists evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients with mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders. They conduct thorough psychiatric evaluations, develop treatment plans, prescribe medication, and evaluate treatment results.
Rebecca Perthel, MMSc, PA-C
Amy L. McDonald, MS, PA-C
Annalee F. Alston, MPAS, PA-C
During her undergraduate education, Annalee completed research in the Psychology department on the emotion of awe and how it related to feeling fulfilled in life and completing life goals. Originally from New Mexico, grew up in Austin, Texas, and considers herself a Texan since she has lived here for over two decades.
When she is not working with patients, Annalee enjoys soccer, traveling, and spending time with her two Dachshunds.
Fanta Suwaneh, MSc, PA-C
Born and raised in Gambia, West Africa, Ms. Suwaneh arrived in the United States in 2009 and took up Biology at Rust College in Mississippi.
Ms. Suwaneh worked as a clinical assistant at the Church Health Center in Memphis. She was a breast cancer data analyst at the West Cancer Center. To further her education, Ms. Suwaneh completed her Master’s in Public Health at the University of Memphis and attended a science center physician assistant program at the University of Tennessee.
She’s passionate about helping people having behavioral health challenges and is excited to join Mid Cities Psychiatry to use her medical expertise to help patients on their journey towards a full recovery.
Ms. Suwaneh loves to travel and likes to learn about different cultures.
Brittney Nelson, MPAS, PA-C
Lauren Jewett, MS, PA-C
Haylee Hughes, MPAS, PA-C
Debora Simpson, MA, LPC
Dr. James E Pinkston DSW, LCSW
Kelli R. Cook, M. Ed., LPC
As a counselor, Kelli works on. building rapport with her clients and creating a warm, supportive space for healing. She focuses on decreasing the symptoms you are having while also finding what is behind those symptoms. Kelli’s approach is non-judgmental creating a team atmosphere to make the journey a pleasant experience.
Kelli has many years of experience working in many aspects of mental health. She has worked in community clinics, inpatient facilities and intensive outpatient facilities. She was most recently in private practice working with both adolescents and adults. She is passionate about what she does.
In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. She also enjoys music and creating her own jewelry.
Francine Lalande, M.Ed, LPC-S
Building a strong bond with clients is most important to her. She works to build trust through listening, sharing, and injecting a healthy dose of humor into client sessions. Francine’s calming and compassionate approach puts clients at ease during the therapy session and afterwards. Francine specializes in the treatment of trauma, anxiety, grief, and depression. She was originally trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy – commonly known as TalkTherapy; but, has since added other tools to help clients, namely DBT therapy and EMDR – eye movement desensitization reprocessing – a well researched therapy which helps clients put the past in the past so they can move on with their lives.
Her experience ranges from private practice work to working in a non-profit organization. She was an intervention counselor in Keller ISD for many years where she spent years helping adolescents and their families navigate the turbulence of their teenage years. She is very comfortable working with adolescents and adults, members of the LGBTQ community, and all people going through various phases and changes of life.