San Juan Health Partners Behavioral Health

Meet Our Team

Ariadna Sadziene-Bessinger, MD
Dr. Sadziene-Bessinger attended Vilnius University Medical College. She interned at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, and completed her residency Program at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Western Psychiatry Institute and Clinics; and a fellowship at University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Western Psychiatry Institute and Clinics. 

She is board certified in General Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry. 

 

Walter Standridge, MD
Dr. Standridge completed his undergraduate degree at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he majored in Chemistry and German. He attended medical school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. Dr. Standridge completed an Internship in Community Medicine followed by a Psychiatry Residency, both at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Dr. Standridge is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry. He also holds an Addiction Subspecialty board certification.

Ava Boswell, MD 
Dr. Boswell received a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of New Mexico. She completed UNM’s Pre-Medical Enrichment Program and graduated with her Doctor of Medicine from UNM’s School of Medicine. Dr. Boswell completed her residency at the University of New Mexico Hospital, Department of Psychiatry where she was the Chief of Inpatient, Recruitment and Medical Student Education. That was followed by a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Dr. Boswell is a member of the American Medical Association and American Psychiatric Association, as well as a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

 



Emily Epstein, PMHNP-BC
Ms. Epstein received a Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience from the Colorado College. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Southern Maine.

Ms. Epstein speaks Spanish. She is a mindfulness practitioner and researcher and has developed mindfulness programs for both patients and healthcare employees. She is also a yoga instructor, with a focus on movement-based yoga for veterans with PTSD.

 

 

 

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