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Medical Staff


  • Dr. Kobie Douglas, Chief Medical Officer, Psychiatric Services
  • Dr. Lolita Ang
  • Dr. Charles F. Motley, Addictionologist
  • Dr. Jose L. Ramirez
  • Dr. Earlene Strayhorn
  • Dr. Prakash Varghese
  • Dr. Arlene Paden 
  • Shaylice Bragg, MSN, RN PMHNP-DC, Director of Nursing, Psychiatric Services
  • Theresa Cieslinski, ANP
  • Carolyn Burns, ANP

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Our services are private and confidential. Anyone can request services; a referral is not needed.

Serving Northwest Indiana, Regional Mental Health Center has facilities in Lake and Porter Counties, Merrillville, Hobart, Highland, Hammond and East Chicago. Residents from throughout Indiana are assisted with emergency mental health services, mental health treatment, and alcohol and substance abuse treatment programs.

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  • East Chicago
  • Hammond
  • Highland
  • Hobart
  • Merrillville

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