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About Us


Sunny Hills Behavioral Health is committed to providing exceptional care of behavioral health and services for individuals and their families. Our highly qualified staff may help you with issues you might be suffering from.

Mental health is more than the absence of mental illness. It includes having a positive mental and emotional attitude based in reality. It allows you to enjoy life and maintain balance in the face of life's ups and downs. We all worry and experience mood swings. Many people wonder sometimes if they have mental problems and some are afraid to get help.. Life may be a struggle. If feelings or symptoms are affecting life, consider getting help. Medications and a variety of therapies (psycho, talk, play, art and more) can help. There are many types of mental health specialists that help with mental, emotional and behavioural problems.

Our doctors specialize in treatment in a variety of areas including adult, adolescent and child psychiatry; couple, marriage and family therapy. At SHBHI, doctors bring extensive training and continuing education in the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders with pharmacology management. Our physicians always strives to give you the best and most compassionate care as possible.

Our licensed clinical social workers provide individual and group therapy with adults, therapy and behaviour modification with at-risk youth and their families, language and skill-building with autistic children and developmentally disabled adults, vocational training with special education students, substance abuse counselling, therapy with the chronic and persistently mentally ill, as well as in-home grief counselling with older adults.

Our Providers

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Gudapati, MD

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Mazaheri, PhD

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Terry Maher

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Lynne Palmer

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Sandra Hayden

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Lynda Yi

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Suneta Churiwala



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Katherine Vilchez MFT

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DeAnn Richter



Group Therapy

Group therapy is a type of psychotherapy that involves one or more therapists working with several people at the same time. This type of therapy is available at Sunny Hills Behavioral Health. The following groups are now available:
Group Therapy Brochure

1.       Divorce/Separation Support Group - Your
         New Chapter of Life

2.       Stress Management - Discover your true
         self and lead a life worth celebrating.

3.       Depression Support Group

4.       Women's Process Group - Heal your
         wounds in a safe, non-judgmental

5.       Positive Parenting Skills Group

6.       Yoga for Emotional Well Being

7.       Yoga for Positive Health

8.       Music Therapy

To register any of the group sessions, please call 714-773-4111 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Click here to download a schedule of group therapy sessions offered here at SHBHI.


Our licensed marriage family therapists have a combined experience of over 50 years and specialize in marriage, family and child therapy including issues of domestic violence, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual abuse and gender issues, anger management. Our providers speak multiple languages including English, Spanish, Korean, Irish, Hindi, and Telugu.

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