Our Team: Unique Experience & Caring
Dr. Jake Hollingsworth, Psychiatrist & Co-Founder
Dr. Jake Hollingsworth is an osteopathic physician, and is board-certified in Adult Psychiatry. He and his wife, Dr. Jessica Hollingsworth, a board-certified anesthesiologist, co-founded Pacific Psych Centers (PPC) in 2015. He specializes in treating anxiety, depression, and other mood disorders, as well as ADHD and insomnia, with a comprehensive array of modalities, including IV ketamine therapy, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), psychiatric medication management, and psychotherapy.
Dr. Jake completed his medical education at Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, followed by psychiatric residency at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio. He served as an enlisted infantry and reconnaissance Marine for five years. After medical training, he served eight years in the Air Force as a psychiatrist, including deployment to Afghanistan, traveling between numerous forward locations, before beginning private practice.
Dr. Jake is currently completing an integrative medicine fellowship with the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM). He serves as PPC’s medical director. His practice specializes in treating anxiety, depression, ADHD, insomnia, and other mood disorders…
Dr. Jessica Hollingsworth, Anesthesiologist & Co-Founder
After graduating from the Chico State University nursing program, Jessica began her career in healthcare as a registered nurse. Then, after seven years in nursing, she changed directions and completed medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio (UTHSCSA), where she also completed an internal medicine internship. She then completed her residency in anesthesia here at UC San Diego.
Now a Board certified anesthesiologist, Jessica co-founded Pacific Psych Centers (PPC) with her husband, Dr. Jake Hollingsworth, in 2015. In addition to her expertise in intravenous infusions and general medicine, she brings a warm, nurturing demeanor to our patients.
Ayah Beiruti, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Ayah completed her Master’s degree in Clinical Counseling from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego and is a Registered Associate Marriage and Family Therapist. She obtained 1,000 clinical hours at SHARP Mesa Vista Hospital, treating patients with an array of mental health concerns. She completed her undergraduate degree at San Diego State, majoring in Sociology and Anthropology. Ayah adopts a Rogerian approach in therapy to help individuals take action into creating the necessary changes in their lives.
Growing up between San Diego and the Middle East, Ayah has the ability to integrate cultural considerations into the therapeutic process. Incorporating ACT therapy, mindfulness techniques, and motivational interviewing into her treatment modalities, Ayah has a passion for helping individuals feel empowered, heard, and motivated. She welcomes all thoughts and feelings with unconditional positive regard.
Christina Heymoss, Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist
Christina Heymoss is a licensed marriage and family therapist (LMFT). She received a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Michigan State University, and a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Alliant International University here in San Diego. Working with individuals, couples and families, Christina has extensive training in Bowen Family Systems Theory, and conceptualizes mental health issues from a systemic lens. Please feel free to ask her more about what this means. She also has extensive knowledge of CBT, DBT, and ACT, and incorporates concepts from these theories into her therapy.
Christina primarily treats anxiety, depression, addiction, conflicts within relationships, and eating disorders. Clients have told her that they appreciate her ability to be compassionate yet challenging: a person that they can trust to give honest feedback with validation and a touch of humor.
Rafael Ramos, PA-C
Psychiatric Physician Assistant
Rafael Ramos was born and raised in the Greater Los Angeles area. He completed his undergraduate studies at UC San Diego and later obtained his Master’s degree in Physician Assistant Studies from DeSales University in Pennsylvania. Rafael cultivated his experience in the fields of primary care and mental health while working with the inner city communities of Los Angeles County.
Since returning to San Diego, Rafael has focused on providing quality psychiatric care to those who suffer from a variety of mental health ailments including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, addiction, eating disorders and trauma. Rafael believes that the best results can be achieved by having a cooperative relationship between the patient and the clinician. At Pacific Psych, his focus is on medication management while incorporating TMS and ketamine therapy when appropriate. Rafael is also a proponent of including therapy based treatment and will provide referrals when needed.
Alexandra Brown, Associate Marriage & Family Therapist
Originally from Minnesota, Alexandra Brown is a certified Associate Marriage and Family Therapist (AMFT). Alexandra completed her MA in Clinical Counseling from Point Loma Nazarene University here in San Diego. Alexandra began her career in Psychology and Addiction Counseling, earning her undergraduate degree from University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. Her diverse experiences include work as a women’s volleyball coach while obtaining her graduate degree.
Across culture, gender and age, Alexandra maintains friendly professionalism, and she enjoys working one-on-one as well as in group settings. She is an empathetic and compassionate therapist who works with her patients for continued growth in mental health.
Ashley, our office manager, has over 10 years of medical office administration experience, with an additional nine years of patient care as a Certified Medical Assistant. A certified TMS technician, Ashley is working toward a bachelor’s degree in Health Science.
Pacific Psych Career Opportunities
We are recruiting mental health professionals (physicians, therapists, and nurses) at all levels. Grow your career with us and make an immediate impact on your patients.