Our providers

Patient-centered treatment starts with a caring, compassionate staff. Our multidisciplinary team includes board-certified healthcare professionals and multi-lingual care providers, offering patients a full array of services for comprehensive care.  

A little about us.

Urgent Care Behavioral Health started in 2013 with a mission of helping people with chronic mental illness receive the care they need when they need it, without lengthy wait times for appointments. Our multidisciplinary staff includes psychiatrists, nurse practitioners, licensed clinical social workers and licensed professional counselors working together to provide comprehensive care for our patients.

​PSYCHIATRISTS

Psychiatrists are medical doctors that specialize in mental health. They assess, diagnose and treat mental health disorders and manage medication for patients. Psychiatrists attend four years of medical school, then complete four years of psychiatric residency. Geriatric Psychiatrists complete an additional fellowship learning to care for elderly patients. Consult Liaison Psychiatrists complete additional fellowship learning to care for patients with co-morbid medical conditions. All psychiatrists at UBHC go above and beyond these requirements by completing additional training to become Board Certified. This means they meet nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge, experience and skills to provide high quality care in psychiatry. They maintain their certification through periodic examinations by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

​Rose Rodriguez MD

Medical Director
Board Certified in Psychiatry and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
​20 years of experience in Community, Inpatient and Emergency Psychiatry.
Completed Residency and Fellowship at University of Iowa.
Adjunct Faculty at UTHSCSA and UIW.
Speaks fluent Spanish.

​Magdalene Garza MD

Board Certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry
15 years of experience in Inpatient, Outpatient and Geriatric Psychiatry.
Completed Residency and Geriatric Fellowship at UTHSCSA.   

Moni Baidya MD

Board Certified in Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry
5 years of experience in Inpatient, Outpatient and Geriatric Psychiatry.
Completed Residency and Geriatric Fellowship at UVA Charlottesville.
Speaks Hindi.

​Jessica Beachkofsky MD

Board Certified in Psychiatry
10 years of experience in Adult Psychiatry.
Completed Residency at UTHSCSA.
Served in the Air Force as a Psychiatrist.
Provides Telepsychiatry Services.     

​DOCTOR OF NURSING PRACTICE

DNPs are Nurse Practitioners who have completed an additional 3-5 years of education beyond a master’s degree program. They are licensed to provide individual, crisis, family and group psychotherapy and counseling and can write prescriptions for most medications. They must achieve an educational foundation in quality improvement, evidence-based practice and publish research to be granted a Doctorate Degree in Nursing.

​Monique Gonzalez DNP, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Over 4 years of experience in Community, Inpatient and Outpatient
Psychiatric services. Completed NP and DNP at Vanderbilt University.
Speaks fluent Spanish.

​Nurse Practitioners

With their advanced training, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioners assess, diagnose and treat mental health disorders. They are licensed to provide individual, crisis, family and group psychotherapy and counseling and can write prescriptions for most medications. After completing 4 years of college to obtain a bachelor of science in Nursing, they complete 2-3 years of additional education to obtain a master’s of science in Nursing.  Psychiatric NPs complete additional training internships to specialize in diagnosing and treating psychiatric disorders.  Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioners (PMHNP-BC) are required to pass a State Licensing Exam and receive their Board Certification from the ANCC – American Nurses Credentialing Center.

Geoffrey Gonzales PMHNP-BC   

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Over 10 years of experience in Community, Crisis, Inpatient and Outpatient services.
Received his NP degree from UTHSCSA.
Speaks fluent Spanish.                    

​Mark Evans PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Over 4 years of experience in Community, Inpatient and Outpatient services.
Received his education at UTHSCSA.
Speaks fluent Spanish.                     

Amanda Sposato PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Has an extensive background in psychiatric and neuroscience nursing and experience working with service members, veterans, and their families. She completed internships at William Beaumont Army Medical Center (WBAMC) and the El Paso VA Health Care System.

Nisha Mathew PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Over 4 years of experience in Inpatient, Outpatient and Correctional settings.
Completed her education at UTHSCSA.
Speaks fluent Hindi and Malayalam.

Alebachew Kindie, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Over 4 years of experience in Community, Crisis, Inpatient and Outpatient services.
Received his NP degree from UTHSCSA.

Melissa Holmes PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Over 4 years of experience in Inpatient and Outpatient services.
Completed her education at UTHSCSA. 

Wardell Brian Hollis, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Over 4 years of experience in Community, Crisis, Inpatient and Outpatient services.
Received his NP degree from University of Alabama.

Teresa Harper, PMHNP-BC

Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
Over 2 years of experience in Community, Crisis, Inpatient and Outpatient services.
Received his NP degree from UTHSCSA.

​LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER

LCSWs play a critical role in caring for patients with chronic mental illness, providing emotional support, mental health evaluations, therapy and case management services. Their training includes earning a master’s degree in Social Work and completing 3000 hours of supervised  assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental illness, then passing a clinical exam to be licensed by the Texas State Board of Social Worker Examiners.

​Vanessa Valles LCSW

Board Approved  Clinical Supervisor                      
15 years of experience working in inpatient hospitals, partial programs, outpatient hospitals, community mental health clinics, mobile crisis response teams and private practice settings. 

​Licensed Professional Counselor

Licensed professional counselors are trained to work with individuals, families and groups to treat mental, behavioral and emotional problems and disorders. After earning a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology or Counseling, they must complete 3000 hours of supervised assessment, diagnosis and treatment of patients with mental illness and pass a clinical exam to be licensed by the Texas State Board of Examiners of Professional Counselors.

​Susan Mercado MA LPC

20 years of experience working in inpatient hospitals, partial programs, outpatient hospitals, community mental health clinics, mobile crisis response teams and private practice settings. Completed education at St Mary’s University.
Fluent in Spanish.

Urgent Behavioral Health Care accepts most major insurances, including Humana, BCBS, Aetna, Tri-Care and UHC; and most Medicare, Medicaid and managed care, including Superior, Community First, Molina and AmeriGroup. We will verify coverage prior to appointments. – Cash pay also accepted.

Urgent Behavioral Health Care accepts most major insurances, including Humana, BCBS, Aetna, Tri-Care and UHC; and most Medicare, Medicaid and managed care, including Superior, Community First, Molina and AmeriGroup. We will verify coverage prior to appointments. – Cash pay also accepted.

Contact Info

Urgent Behavioral Health Care
311 Camden Suite #510
San Antonio TX 78215
Phone: 210.591.1615
Fax: 210.591.1635

Clinic Hours

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

Contact Info

Urgent Behavioral Health Care
311 Camden Suite #510
San Antonio TX 78215
Phone: 210.591.1615
Fax: 210.591.1635

Clinic Hours

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Sunday: Closed