CHUNG TRINH, MHA
President/Chief Executive Officer
Chung co-founded Lighthouse with Yukari Kawamoto, MD with the vision to create a facility focused solely on delivering quality mental health care to our local community. He is tasked with bringing this vision to reality, implementing appropriate logistics and strategic planning. His goal is to develop a constructive and long-term business strategy to provide quality mental health care that is fundamentally patient-centric rather than symptom-driven. He has assembled a great group of licensed professionals and supportive staff who are passionate and dedicated to Lighthouse's "vision" of quality care and compassionate service.
MELISSA RAMIREZ, MD
Medical Director (Arizona)
Dr. Ramirez is board-certified in both General Adult Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She obtained her medical degree (M.D.) at The University of Santo Tomas in Manila, Philippines. After completing an internship at Makati Medical Center in Manila, she completed a residency in General Psychiatry and fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) in Phoenix, Arizona. She has extensive experience in inpatient and outpatient care for children and adults. She is committed to providing the best care possible to her patients centered on a holistic and wellness philosophy. She is passionate about different population improve their quality of life through better mental health care.
CAROL MELIM, LCSW
Co-Clinical Director (Arizona)
Carol graduated from ASU in May 2008 with her Masters in Social Work. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker through Arizona Board of Behavioral Health. She specializes in working with children, teens, adults, and families who have challenges with ADHD, adoption, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, mood disorder, oppositional defiance, trauma, and victims of abuse and neglect. She is EMDR Certified with EMDRIA to help children, teens, and adults process trauma. She has completed additional EMDR training to work with reprocessing early trauma and neglect in implicit memory and Recent Traumatic Episode Protocol (R-TEP) and Group Traumatic Episode Protocol (G-TEP).
Director of Business Operations
Jennifer has extensive background in primary education and leadership, she is passionate about helping special needs and autistic individuals improving their learning, development, and chance of great success. In addition, she is incredibly motivated and determined to set strategic goals for the future and provide guidance that incorporates Lighthouse’s vision and culture. Whenever there is a question or concern, Jennifer is always available with open arms to help you solve your problems. She is excited to build a strong relationship with the community and to determine how we can best foster mental health awareness.
ROCHELLE AGUILA, LMFT
Co-Clinical Director (Arizona)
Rochelle is our Licensed Marriage and Family therapist. She received her Master of Science in Family and Human Development from Arizona State University. Rochelle believes in using a holistic approach in therapy and utilizes strength based approaches and modalities such as cognitive behavioral therapy, family systems theory, solution-focused brief therapy, and brief strategic therapy. She is dedicated to helping individuals cope and heal from traumatic experiences, establish healthy relationships, and develop effective coping skills. She also specializes in assisting couples and families in improving the quality and satisfaction of their relationships. What makes Rochelle special is her passion and dedication towards helping others learn the importance of self care and belief in oneself.
PETER TUMOLO, LPC
Director of Business Development
Peter received a BA in Psychology from ASU and a Masters Degree in Counseling from NAU. He is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and a Nationally Certified Counselor (NCC). He has worked in the behavioral health field for over 16 years in the outpatient and residential setting, working with individuals, families and groups. He utilizes a multifaceted therapeutic approach, including EMDR, cognitive behavioral therapy, DBT skills and self-regulation skills. He recognizes the most "successful" approach to healing is a customized approach that best meets the needs of the client. He believes that empathy, a strong therapeutic relationship and unconditional positive regard are the most important factors in facilitating change.
In addition, Peter provides supervision to Associate-level therapists who are working towards completing full professional licensure.