About Us

Sema Bayla, PsyD

 After graduating from the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology in 1970, Dr. Bayla obtained a Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology from Western Michigan University in 1975 and a Doctorate in Clinical from Baylor University in 1979.
 

Dr. Bayla has been in practice since 1970.  She looks forward to helping people make real changed in the way they live in areas such as communication, relationships, and self esteem.  In addition to a broad range of experiences and skills, Dr. Bayla brings to her work compassion and a great sense of humor.  Specializing in relationship issues, depression, and anxiety/fears, Dr. Bayla is direct, genuine, and fairly active in session.  To that end, she asks questions, gives feedback, and sometimes assigns homework.  She enjoys what she does and looks forward to going to work every day.  

William E. Cherry, M.D.

 Dr. Cherry has enjoyed practicing psychiatry in the Bay Area for over twenty years.  He grew up in Portland, Oregon and then graduated with a BA degree from Harvard University.  While working for six years as a Palo Alto junior high school teacher and counselor, he earned and MA in Psychology at Santa Clara University.
He then went to medical school at Oregon Health Sciences University, completing his MD in 1985.  He trained for three years in General Psychiatry at the San Mateo County Mental Health Services and then two years at Stanford University of Medicine in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
He worked for five years as an attending psychiatrist in the inpatient child and adolescent psychiatric unit at San Jose Medical Center.  Currently, he concentrates on adolescents and adults in the outpatient setting, helping them work through their psychiatric and chemical dependency issues in psychotherapy, with or without medication, or medication management.  He strives to help his patients live more satisfying lives by addressing the emotional, social, cultural, family, spiritual, and physical dimensions of being human. 

R. Alex Morales, M.D.

 Dr. Morales graduated from Princeton University in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts in Molecular Biology.  In 1997 he completed his medical school training and graduated from Cornell University Medical College.  By 2001, Dr. Morales had completed his psychiatric training and residency at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.  As a Bay Area native, Dr. Morales returned home and opened his private practice.  Dr. Morales has been board-certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology since 2003. 
Dr. Morales is on staff at Good Samaritan Hospital and has admitting privileges for psychiatric care at Mission Oaks Hospital.  Dr. Morales also provides community service by dedicating time to low income families at Gardner Health Clinic in downtown San Jose.  Dr. Morales is fluent in Spanish.
Dr. Morales considers himself a psychopharmacologist primarily.  Additionally, Dr. Morales does maintain a small client base for psychotherapy which is primarily rooted in interpersonal (IPT) and cognitive (CBT) therapies.  Dr. Morales has 10 years of clinical experience treating mood disorders, psychotic illness, and anxiety disorders.  Dr. Morales' training also supports dual diagnosis and ECT treatment.  Dr. Morales enjoys working in a team-based approach and is happy to coordinate care with other professionals and institutions.
Dr. Morales does not provide forensic or workman's compensation services.
Appointments can be scheduled through ZocDoc.  He can also be reached on his direct line 408-358-7033. 

Manuj Nangia, M.D. / San Jose Integrative Wellness Center

 Psychiatrist
Adjunct Clinical Instructor, Stanford University
Fellow, American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Dr Nangia served as voluntary faculty at Stanford School of Medicine from 2012 to 2014, and has been trained under leaders in the field including David Burns for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Bob Stahl for Mindfulness training. He is currently a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and serves as hospital staff for Good Samaritan and El Camino Hospitals. He provides help using medications after discussing the risks and benefits of medications in detail, along with other alternative options for our clients.  He believes the real target of any treatment should be wellness; that simply responding to medications and therapy is not enough, since many people could still have symptoms such as occasional panic attacks, nightmares, and not feel they have a fulfilling life. Dr Nangia's goals are to help you reach your maximum potential and find balance in your life.  He also believes everyone should have access to high quality evidence-based mental health treatment, and prides himself on running a clinic that accepts most insurance plans and has a short wait-time for appointments.

To contact Dr. Nangia, please refer to the San Jose Integrative Wellness Center Website: www.sjiwc.com 

Saul Wasserman, M.D.

 Dr. Wasserman in a child and adolescent psychiatrist with many years of experience in this community.  He grew up in New York City, graduated from Cornell University with a degree in Engineering Physics, and did his medical training at the University of Chicago.  After his residency in psychiatry at Stanford, he spent 20 years as the director of a locked psychiatric ward for children and adolescents in San Jose.
Dr. Wasserman is a member of the Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, a Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a Clinical Emeritus Professor in the Stanford Child Psychiatry program where he still teaches.
He enjoys talking with children and youths.  In his view, the challenge of the work is to integrate the biology and pharmacology with the psychological and social elements of growing up.  He works actively with parents as part of the process.  At various times, therapy, medication and family support can be all important parts of the treatment process.
Email:  wasss@aol.com