Heal your mind and soul

Dr. Paul Copeland
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Dr. Paul Copeland has passion and drive to provide the best care possible, a trait imparted on him by his mother from a young age. He is a father and family man — his children describe him as “very normal for a psychiatrist” — and seeks to treat each and every patient as one of his own, and patterns his care around the strengths of each individual patient. As an alum of the University of California and the University of Iowa, Dr. Copeland has pursued the best avenues of education to bring his passion to fruition with every patient he works with, no matter the emotional or mental health problem, Dr. Copeland will demonstrate the understanding, compassion, and insight with all the necessary tool, skills, and ideas to make a meaningful impact on each individual patient. His extensive experience and broad knowledge, coupled with the training and skill set of a seasoned professional, allows him to provide insight into mental health issues impacting people of all ages.
My Mission
Dr. Paul Copeland's specialties include child, adolescent, adult, and family psychiatry.

He is committed to providing each person the care they need to achieve their personal well-being. He understands that the process of seeking mental health assistance can produce anxiety.

It is our mission to make communication with our office comforting and helpful to our patients and their families. We welcome everyone seeking to heal their mind and soul.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
We are deeply committed to helping children, adolescents, and families achieve solutions in a comforting and supportive environment. We have years of experience helping youth and families achieve successful outcomes.
Adult Psychiatry
It is our mission to help our patients feel understood and heard. We work together towards a solution to whatever problems brought you to our office. We have a wealth of skills and understanding with which to assist our patients and are extremely proud of the caring service we provide.
University of California, Davis: 1970-1974: Bachelor of Science Degree in Physiological Psychology. Graduated with Honors

University Of California, Davis: 1974-1977; Master of Science Degree in Physiology. Graduated with Honors

College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery: 1977-1980: Osteopathic Medical Degree. Graduated in top 10% of class, elected to Who’s Who among college students

Medical Internship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinic, Iowa City, Iowa: 1980-1981

Adult Psychiatric Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa: l981-1983

Child Psychiatry Fellowship: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City, Iowa: 1983-1985

Founder and President of Healing Pathways Medical Clinic, Inc., a professional medical corporation: a comprehensive mental health, behavioral health center. 2007-present

Consulting psychiatrist for Lodi Unified School District: 2011-present

Psychiatrist for Alta California Regional Center for both children-adolescents and adults suffering from both a psychiatric disorder and a developmental disability

  • American Medical Association
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • American Board of Forensic Psychiatry
  • Central California Psychiatric Society

Ashley Besso

I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT). I have worked for over 12 years in a variety of settings including schools, outpatient agencies and home sessions. I received my Master’s Degree from California State University, Sacramento, with an emphasis in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling. I have experience and a strong passion for working with teenaged girls and young adult women, whom struggle with self-esteem issues, trauma, anxiety and other related experiences. I also have extensive experience working with children and their behaviors, due to an emotional disturbance or other related disorders; utilizing art and play therapy.

Josh Burnett

Josh, Licensed Marriage Family Therapist, graduated from Pepperdine University with a masters in clinical psychology in 2008 and since then has been welcoming the opportunity to be able to help others no matter what it is they are seeking help for. He provides multiple treatment solutions that enable his clients to find meaning and purpose in their lives as they achieve the happiness, growth, and healing they desire. He works with adults, teens, and families and has extensive training helping individuals process traumatic events as well as working with families of school aged children with challenges in academic settings. Josh's calm and easy going demeanor and capacity to understand others have helped to create successful relationships with his clients.

Esra Jordan

I am a Marriage Family Therapist with twenty-three years of experience working with children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families that come from all cultural and unique dynamics and back-grounds in their lives. People often contact me who are experiencing various differences, struggles, and feelings in their lives which are making them unhappy. Despite their efforts to want to change their situations by themselves; they may still feel unhappy, anxious, or need guidance in their current situations. My primary concern is always with the person or the family who is willing to come to therapy and want to collaborate and solve the problem that they are faced with. I have been trained in psychodynamic, object/Relations, Family Systems, Solution Focused, Cognitive Behavioral, and Gestalt theoretical approaches. I have worked in many public and non-public agencies such as, County Mental health, Wrap-around Mental Health, Psychiatric Facilities for emotionally disturbed children and adolescents. Most of my training hours came from these facilities. Gaining experience through this type of training is invaluable as it has taught me to be a grounded clinician as well as a clinician who is confident during crisis and any clinical dynamics brought forth during my sessions. Currently I see families, couples, and children as a part-time private practice therapist. I also work for Elk Grove Unified School District as a clinician in their PBIS program. My philosophy is to continue to be a therapist who is real, comes to session theoretically prepared, willing to face all problems with clients as a team. I believe in the client/therapy relationship of building trust, respect, and providing all of my clients a safe atmosphere for therapeutic awareness and individual growth.

Margaret Jones

Margaret is a Licensed Educational Psychologist (LEP) with over 35 years of experience in the Profession of Education in fields of School Counseling, School Psychology and Administration in Special Education Programming. Margaret has provided direct service in counseling and assessment with General Education students K-12, as well as Special Education students eligible for services in the categories of Emotionally Disturbed, Autism and Intellectual Deficit. Margaret has experience as an Administrator overseeing Foster Youth and SETA programs for students. Margaret provides Individual Transition Planning Assessments for Transition Age Youth, 16-22 years as well as supportive services with a multidisciplinary team of educators. Margaret has training in Multi-tiered levels of support for behavior intervention as well as mental health services and is currently working with students providing Educationally Related Mental Health Services in group, classroom and individual programming. Margaret is trained in the Incredible Years Parent Training Model and has provided the parent education series in the school setting.

Sharon Mix-Grable

I have a Master's Degree in Counseling with Thirty years working in the field with Children, Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families.
I enjoy working with people to help them reach their fullest potential,taking into consideration the past present and how that impacts the future.
I have worked in the substance abuse field, residential treatment for the indigent population, residential treatment for adolescents, an inpatient psychiatric
hospital, a school setting with an emphasis in behavior modification.

Julie Morrison

Helping people navigate their relationships, and the conflicts and transitions in life is my passion. With over 15 years of experience, I especially like working with adolescents, children and their parents, improving parenting skills and family functioning.

My experience includes many years of agency work with youth, coordination with CPS, psychiatrists, probation officers, as well as several years in private practice. I earned my MA in Counseling at University of San Francisco in 1996 and earned my MFT License in 2002.

Michael Rosenberg

As the former Executive Director of Area Board 3 on Developmental Disabilities, Michael Rosenberg provided advocacy services and training opportunities to the community as well as represented parents who have children in special education for 28 years. Michael has assisted countless numbers of families achieve success by being a compassionate advocate and an effective negotiator. He has lectured in the areas of education, community, family support and legislation. Mr. Rosenberg now brings his compassion, knowledge and understanding of special education and regional center services to Healing Pathways Psychiatric Medical Clinic in assisting families.

Shenavian Williams

A Certified Medical Assistant, is the Office Manager for Healing Pathways Medical Clinic. She has worked in many fields, including Evidence Technician for the Sacramento Sheriff's Department, Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for adolescents and adults, domestic violence programs, and facilities for women living in a violent environment. Shena also has worked closely with the homeless population who have a history of mental health problems. She has extensive adolescent and adult mental health experience in the private and public sectors.
Benefits of therapy
  • Develop new perspectives and life skills that free you from compulsive patterns of anxiety and depression.
  • Learn to deal with addictive behaviors including substance abuse, gambling and, eating disorders, etc.
  • Learn to take responsibility and move forward in your life and end feeling helpless and hopeless.
  • Learn skills to relate to emotional or physical suffering with compassion instead of anger.
  • Improve the quality of your relationships by developing more positive behaviors.
Contact Us
2945 Ramco Street, Suite 130
West Sacramento, CA 95691

Phone: (916) 376-8416
Fax: (916) 376-0759
Mon/Wed/Fri 7:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 9.00 am - 2.00 pm
Saturday 7:30 am - 11:30 am
Why Us
Dr. Paul Copeland's specialties include child, adolescent, adult, and family psychiatry.

He is committed to providing each person the care they need to achieve their personal well-being. He understands that the process of seeking mental health assistance can produce anxiety. It is our mission to make communication with our office comforting and helpful to our patients and their families. We welcome everyone seeking to heal their mind and soul.