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San Antonio, TX 78213

Staff

Doctor Jorge Maldonado completed medical school and internal medicine residency training at the Universidad Francisco Marroquín in his country of origin, Guatemala. He then moved to Houston, Texas where he completed his psychiatric residency training in 1996 and a Fellowship in Psychosomatic Medicine in 1997, both at Baylor College of Medicine, and a fellowship in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in 1996 at the Houston- Galveston Psychoanalytic Institute.

Doctor Maldonado is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine.

He has been in private practice since completing his training, and has been established in San Antonio since 2002, where he has been dedicated to the care of patients in the outpatient setting and has worked extensively in the medical center hospitals. His training in both, medical and biological aspects of mental illness, as well as the psychodynamic factors that affect individuals’ development, allow him to understand and treat patients with a comprehensive and practical approach.

Dr. Maldonado works with patients of all ages, and enjoys working with families as well. He is fully fluent in English and Spanish.


Dr. Angela Vélez completed medical school at the Instituto de Ciencias de la Salud “CES” in her country of origin, Colombia. She then moved to San Antonio, TX where she completed her Psychiatry residency training in 2005 and two fellowships, in Geriatric Psychiatry in 2006 and Clinical Neurophysiology in 2007, at the University of Texas Health Science Center.

Doctor Vélez is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry and Sleep Medicine. She worked at the University of Texas Health Science Center at the Department of Neurology as an Assistant Professor for seven years. There she worked extensively with patients with neurological conditions and psychiatric comorbidities. During that time she was the medical director of the Sleep Lab at University Hospital where she interpreted polysomnograms as well as MSLTS on a daily bases.

Doctor Vélez decided to move to private practice in September 2014. She has expertise on treating patients with Neurological conditions and psychiatric comorbidities as well as diagnosing and treating sleep disorders.

She is fluent in English as well as in Spanish.


Dr. Hector Suncin is a physician graduated from medical school at Universidad Dr. Jose Matias Delgado in his country of origin, El Salvador. He then moved to Brooklyn, New York where he completed his psychiatric residency training in 2014 and a Fellowship in Psychoanalysis at NYU Institute for Psychoanalytic Education in New York City, New York also in 2014. Dr. Suncin then moved to Houston, Texas where he completed a Fellowship in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at The University of Texas in 2016.

Since the completion of his training he has been dedicated to the care of patients in the outpatient setting providing a comprehensive and holistic treatment of the biological, psychiatric and social aspects related to mental illness and is now incorporated to Psychosomatic Institute of San Antonio since 2019.

Dr. Suncin works with patients of all ages, and enjoys working with families as well. He is fully fluent in English and Spanish.


Jennifer S Hughes completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Masters of Science in Nursing (MSN) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio with a focus in Mental Health as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. She has 18 years as a psychiatric nurse with medical-surgical back ground and has worked with patients of all ages. She completed her nurse practitioner training in San Antonio in 2012. She has previous experience as nurse in the hospital setting, home health setting, and long care term setting and has worked with both medical-surgical patients as well as psychiatric patients.

Jennifer S Hughes is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center in Family Psychiatric Mental Health as a Nurse Practitioner.

She has been in private practice since March of 2014, where she has been dedicated to the care of patients in the outpatient setting. Her background as a psychiatric nurse has allowed her to understand and treat her patients with a comprehensive and practical approach. Jennifer works with patients of all ages, and enjoys working with families as well.


Ricardo Calderon, PMHNP-BC completed his Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi and his Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at the University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio, with a focus in Mental Health as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner. He grew up in Corpus Christi, TX but upon acceptance to the program at UTHSCSA he and his family decided to officially become permanent San Antonio residents and Spurs fans in 2014. He started his career as a registered nurse in 2010 and has worked on various inpatient units including: cardiac telemetry, general medical-surgical, child psychiatric, adolescent psychiatric, adult psychiatric, and adult detox.

Ricardo is board certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC).

He has been in private practice since completing his training in 2016 and is looking forward to establishing his career in San Antonio, TX. His training at UTHSCSA has taught him how to understand and treat the patient as a whole, using a collaborative approach to achieve and maintain an optimal level of mental health and wellness.

Ricardo treats the adult population (ages 18-55) for diagnoses including but not limited to: depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, PTSD, mood disorders, schizophrenia, ADHD, eating disorders, and OCD.


Sarah Kane, PMHNP-BC completed her Master degree as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, and received high honors upon graduation. She completed her Bachelor degree in nursing at the University of Texas at Arlington, and her Associate degree in nursing at San Antonio College.

She has a wide range of professional experience, working closely with patients in emergency, operating room, obstetric, and women's health settings since 2009. She has worked with patients in San Antonio, Austin, Houston, and Corpus Christi, TX, and Denver, CO. She uses a biopsychosocial approach, and has a passion for helping patients obtain optimal health while treating the entire individual. She is excited to practice again in her home town of San Antonio, TX.

Sarah Kane is board certified through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) as a Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC). Her training has prepared her to treat patients throughout the lifespan, and she enjoys caring for patients from age six and up.


Jodi L. Roberts, M.A, LPC obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology in 1996 and a Master of Arts in Counseling in 2002, both at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Jodi is a Licensed Professional Counselor with experience in crisis intervention as well as long-term psychotherapy. She enjoys working with individual adults of all ages and has a rich background in couples counseling. Jodi is experienced in treating depression, anxiety, loss, bereavement, low self-esteem, co-dependency, trauma, and life transition issues. The theoretical approach she uses, Cognitive-Behavioral, Person-Centered, Choice Theory/Reality Therapy, Existential based therapy, is dependent on the client’s orientation and issue presented.


Andrea Scott , M.A., LPC obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business in 1994 at Trinity University, and her degree in Master of Arts in Counseling in 2002 at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

She is a Licensed Professional Counselor who enjoys working with adults and adolescents as well as families and children. She had specific training in girls' and women's issues and has experience in dealing with some of the specific problems that affect these populations including eating disorders and self-injurious behaviors. In addition, she is experienced in treating trauma, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and obsessive compulsive disorder. She utilizes Cognitive Behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy and person-centered therapy.


Mary Vadakekalam, M.A, LPC, NCC obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology in 2011 at Southwestern University, and her Master of Arts in Professional Counseling in 2015 at Texas State at San Marcos. Mary has clinical experience working in various settings with patients of different ages and presenting issues. She has worked with patients admitted into psychiatric hospitals, couples, and children. Her area of expertise include working with patients who have depression, anxiety, trauma, life changes and relationship issues.

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