Erika Olson, MD
Position: Medical Director of DPC/Associate Medical Director for Mindful TMS/Psychiatrist
She is a board-certified psychiatrist and a native to the Chicago area. She received training at UIC College of Medicine for her MD, and Loyola University Medical Center for her psychiatry residency. She finds it to be a privilege to treat patients who teach her daily about perseverance, and inspires her to continue to grow in her practice. Dr Olson is humbled by the honor of sharing in her patients’ joys and struggles on a daily basis. Her goal is to be able to provide quality psychiatric care with respect and dignity.
Fun Fact: Dr Olson is a huge Lady Gaga fanatic.
Julia Chevron, APN
Position: Clinical Director for Ketamine Infusion Therapy
Julia received her Masters of Science in Nursing from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2015. She has always had a passion for mental health care and prides herself on creating a therapeutic relationship with patients to help navigate mental health symptoms. She aims to use the least amount of medication possible to help with symptom management and will work with you as a team to develop a treatment plan. Julia is open to alternative treatment modalities and is a certified ketamine therapy practitioner, trained by the Ketamine Institute where she was taught their evidence-based, safe, and effective form of ketamine administration to target treatment-resistant mental health conditions. Please reach out to the office with any questions.
Rachel Klauber, MD
She grew up in New Jersey and completed her Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. She attended medical school at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine. As she has family in Chicago, she was thrilled to match in a residency program in the Chicago area. She is currently completing her residency in Psychiatry at Loyola University Medical Center.
Fun fact: When it comes to favorite television shows, she loves true crime and Real Housewives in equal measure.
Sarah Menella, MD
Sarah received her medical degree from the University of Toledo College of Medicine and completed her psychiatry residency at Loyola University Medical Center. As a general adult psychiatrist, she is interested in depression, anxiety, bipolar, schizophrenia, and substance use disorders. Her approach to treatment is to provide my patients with education and autonomy so they can be in control of their health.
Fun fact: She has a respectable bench press and can do a lot of pull-ups
Michael Padua, MD
Dr. Padua was born in the Philippines and moved to Reno, Nevada at the age of 6 years old. He received received a BS in Biology and MS in Evolutionary Biology at the University of Nevada Reno. He completed medical school at the University of Nevada Reno School of Medicine and currently doing his psychiatry residency at Loyola University Medical Center.
Fun fact: He has two birthdays. During the pandemic, he developed an obsession for plants and is slowly building a jungle in his home.
Murali Rao, MD, FACLP, DABAM, DLFAPA
A very well accomplished Psychiatrist with extensive clinical experience, driving innovation and excellence in the mental health with demonstrated expertise in psychiatry, behavioral neurosciences, consultation-liaison psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, with special interest in Also with demonstrated ability to train and coach high performing medical staff. Goal-driven professional with strong business acumen and strategic thinking.
He is an Affiliate Professor of Psychiatry at Loyola University Chicago and has chaired the department from 2009 - 2021.
He is an esteemed special consultant to Mindful TMS Neurocare Centers and DuPage Psychiatric Care.
His special interest is in mood disorders especially in Depressive Disorders that are treatment-resistant.
He has been formally trained in TMS
(Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation) at two of the top TMS centres in the world; Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) at the hands of Prof Ziad Nahas and Prof Mark George who was the first psychiatrist to use TMS to treat depression in the early 90s; and at Duke University under Prof Sarah Lisanby, now the Director of Translational Reserach at the NIH.
Since the spring of 2019, when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a nasal spray version of ketamine specifically for use as an antidepressant, he has been involved in Esketamine research and in Ketamine Infusion Therapies to complement all other modalities of treatment.
Ashley Schumaker, MD
She was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and grew up in a small town in southwest Michigan. She received a Bachelor’s of Science in Biomedical Sciences at Central Michigan University and graduated medical school at Central Michigan University School of Medicine. She is currently completing her psychiatric residency at Loyola University Medical Center.
Fun fact: Dr. Schumaker grew up in a very small town, technically considered a village. She had a “drive your tractor to school” day every year!