Our Mission & Goal
psychiatry OC Team
Sina Safahieh, M.D.
Dr. Safahieh's mission is to provide personalized, high-quality care on an as-needed or preventative basis. We have created a practice that we believe in and would choose for our own family members.
Dr. Safahieh is the founder and director of psychiatryOC since first opening in 2014 and is a double board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist. He graduated magna cum laude from the University of Texas at Austin with a BBA in business management. Dr Safahieh graduated with a medical degree from University of Texas Medical Branch and completed his adult psychiatry residency and child and adolescent fellowship at UC Irvine.
Dr Safahieh has staff privileges at Hoag Hospitals and the Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC). He has been the medical director of the ASPIRE and young adult intensive outpatient programs since their inceptions at Hoag Hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine. Dr Safahieh is a team psychiatrist for the Los Angeles Chargers and an NFL and MLB certified clinician. He takes pride in being directly accessible to his patients and treats his patients as they were part of his own family.
Years Clinical Experience
Michael Hwang, M.D.
Dr. Hwang is a is a double board-certified child, adolescent and adult psychiatrist.
Dr. Hwang graduated San Diego with a bachelor of science in Biology. Additionally, Dr Hwang graduated with a medical degree from New York Univeristy (NYU) of completed his adult psychiatry residency at Tulane University. Furthermore, He completed a child & adolescent fellowship at UC Irvine.
Dr Hwang has been on staff at Kaiser Permanante, was medical director of SoCal Adolscent Wellness Intesnive outpatient program. He was also on staff at Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) where he was an attending physician at the inpatient center, outpatient psychiatry clinic and BAN clinic (eating disorder clinic).
Reinald “Rei” Revilla, PMHNP
Rei Revilla is a board certified Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner with 11+ years of clinical experience
His professional 11+ years of experience are dedicated to excellent patient outcomes through a team-oriented approach, thorough assessment, judicious pharmacology, patient education, and development of individualized treatment plans. He graduated from California State Univeristy, Dominiquez Hills with a bachelor of science in nursing and graduated from Vanderbilt University with a master of science In nursing. He has been a clinician at College Hospital medical center and Del Amo Hospital.
Prerna Rao, LMFT
Prerna Rao is a licensed marriage family therapist with 15+ years of clinical experience working with the adolescent and adult inpatient and outpatient populations.
Her experience has encompassed working in collaborative environments that have extended from supervising interns, facilitating treatment team meetings to leading and orchestrating quarterly psychiatric meetings and operations of large mental health and chemical dependency programs.
Prerna prefers working directly with patients and their families utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectal behavioral therapy and is trained in trauma therapy EMDR (eye movement desensitization reprocessing). Prerna graduated from California State University Fullerton with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology and graduated from National University with a Masters of Arts in Counseling Psychology -MFT.
She is currently adjunct faculty at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology where she teaches graduate students. She was the clinical manager for outpatient mental health for the ASPIRE and young adult intensive outpatient programs at Hoag Hospitals in Newport Beach and Irvine. Prerna was clinical director of Laguna Treatment Hospital and clinical director of Solid Landing Behavioral Health, as well as Director of Social Services at Bayfront Youth and Family Services.