Ziba Rezaee, MD
Dr. Rezaee completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Texas at Austin, graduating with highest honors with Bachelor of Arts in Biology and minor in Psychology. She obtained her medical doctorate from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. During her medical education, she began taking an academic interest in the organic brain pathologies culminating in the genesis of psychiatric disorders and the evolving field of neurology and psychiatry. During this time, she recognized her passion in connecting with her patients on a deeper level and addressing the often overlooked treatment of patients with comorbid medical and psychiatric issues. Her particular area of interest lies in the underlying pathophysiology of primary and secondary traumatic brain injury with consequent neuropsychiatric insults that evolve as a result.
Following her interest, Dr. Rezaee completed her residency in general psychiatry at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. She is board certified by the American Board of Neurology and Psychiatry. Additionally, Dr. Rezaee is currently working toward board certification in the newly established field of Brain Injury Medicine and plans on expanding her focus toward the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with mild to severe brain injury along with care of developmental and organic neuropsychiatric conditions.
In her personal life, Dr. Rezaee values family greatly and spending time with her husband, Dr. Ellis Doan. In her downtime, she enjoys relaxation, traveling, exercising, and music. She also dedicates time to appreciating and caring for nature and animals.
Reza Rezaee, Ph.D
Dr. Reza Rezaee not only functions in directing and managing the operation of Lakeway Psychiatry and Behavioral Health but has been an associate adjunct professor for duration of over 10 years. Dr. Reza Rezaee, as a dedicated father and hard-working educator with business background is proud to have been able to deliver health and education to the community for duration of past years.
Dr. Reza Rezaee started his undergraduate studies at Tehran Military College, graduating with Bachelors of Science in General Science, ranking first among 264 graduates. He completed an MBA program attending Iran Center for Management Studies (ICMS), a business school affiliated with Harvard University and obtained his Management Business Administration degree in 1980. Subsequently, Dr. Reza Rezaee functioned as an owner and director of a Manufacturing and Textile company for 15 years.
As a first generation immigrant, Dr. Rezaee decided to dedicate his career to teaching and education. He began taking advanced Math and education courses in University of Texas at San Antonio and obtained his Alternative Teacher Certification program in 1996 . While teaching math at high school level and tutoring different subjects at a learning center, he obtained his master's degree in Political Science in 2003 from Texas State University in San Marcos.
Subsequently, Dr. Reza Rezaee joined Austin Community College (ACC) as an adjunct professor teaching government courses. Concurrently, while teaching at ACC, he enrolled in a doctoral program at Texas State University and received his Ph.D. in Adult, Professional, and Community Education (APCE).
Combining his extensive passion and experience in education with his successful past ventures in business, Dr. Reza Rezaee joined his daughter, Ziba Rezaee in establishing Lakeway Psychiatry and Behavioral Health in 2012. Today, he manages various issues from financial operations to administrative issues and non-medical patient care concerns. Dr. Rezaee believes that being a veteran educator will enable him to play a positive role in helping patients and the community.
Outside of work, Dr. Reza Rezaee has shared over 50 years in marriage with his wife and is a proud father of three children and grandfather to two beloved successful grandchildren. As a hobby, he enjoys being creative building and constructing and is the family handy man! In down times, he spends time with family and enjoys the company of friends.
Melissa Moore, MA, LMFT
Melissa Moore is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. She is passionate about helping children, teens, adults, and families address a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, low self-esteem, and life transitions. Melissa specializes in helping her clients achieve a healthy confidence level and acquire stress-management skills. Melissa has additional training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Melissa earned her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology at California State University, Long Beach and her Master's Degree in Psychology, Marriage and Family Therapy at Phillips Graduate Institute in California. Melissa has a vast amount of experience working in the mental health field in many different capacities including outpatient, community, and school-based settings. Additionally, Melissa spent several years working as an early intervention child development therapist.
Melissa’s approach to therapy is client-centered and solution focused, using her client’s strengths to help them build upon their tools for overcoming obstacles. Melissa provides a safe, supportive environment to help each of her clients work toward healing and positive growth. Melissa’s commitment to guiding and empowering her client’s is driven by her own experience witnessing the transformations that are possible through the counseling process. It takes courage to reach out for help and take the first step toward a change. Melissa is here to support you and she looks forward to helping you achieve your goals.
Heather Carrillo, M.Ed., LPC-Associate
Supervised by Lora Ferguson LPC-S
Heather Carrillo is a Licensed Professional Counselor-Associate. She is passionate about working collaboratively with clients through a biopsychosocial-spiritual model to inform treatment inclusive of assessment, goal setting, and interventions. Her focus is based on a wellness perspective with a theoretical base of mindfulness, psychological flexibility, acceptance and values supported by the tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. Heather also has experience in grief work understanding that unprocessed grief can be a source of one’s challenges if gone unrecognized no matter the significance of the loss endured. Additionally, Heather works diligently to offer her clients a safe space to process and learn about themselves, change maladaptive behaviors and recognize their own strengths. Heather is interested in working with adolescents and adults in an effort to create internal space to grow, learn, accept, and be mindful of themselves and others.
Heather earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education at the University of Arizona and her Master of Education in Counseling and Development from Lamar University in Beaumont Texas. Heather’s interest in mental health developed over a 25-year commitment to yoga and meditation where she learned valuable skills on managing emotions, present moment awareness, discipline, non-judgement and detachment. All concepts that are evidenced based and incorporated in her theoretical approach. Combining her knowledge of eastern wisdom traditions and western based clinical knowledge, Heather offers her clients a different perspective towards healing and growth.
Heather would be delighted to work in collaboration with you to address issues around anxiety, depression, developmental trauma, emotion regulation, grief/loss, boundaries, relationship conflict, assertive communication and life transition challenges. Choosing to enter into a therapeutic relationship is a courageous first step in finding clarity, meaning and added fulfillment in life.