Chico - Community Psychiatry


2561 California Park Drive
Suite 300
Chico, CA 95928

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(530) 838-4188

(530) 809-2481


Harpreet Kaur, M.D.

Harpreet Kaur, M.D., is a board certified psychiatrist who has subspecialty training in both Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry. … Read More

Dr. Kaur received her medical education at Government Medical College in Patiala, India and completed her residency at University of Louisville, Kentucky. She held various administrative positions during the training and was also awarded an Outstanding Resident award in community psychiatry. She completed both her fellowships at University of Maryland Sheppard Pratt Health System and served as chief resident of Sheppard Pratt hospital during her training.

She acquired a variety of experience during her child fellowship through her work with the ADHD/mood clinic, trauma clinic, neurodevelopmental unit at Sheppard Pratt, IOP at eating disorders clinic, child and infant studies, crisis walk-in clinic, inpatient units for children and adolescents, partial hospitalization programs, residential treatment program, tele-psychiatry (direct and consultation service), and school mental health programs. She is especially interested in treating trauma and mood disorders and has experience using Trauma-focused CBT for treating trauma disorders. She is familiar with ACRA for alcohol and substance use disorders and regularly uses components of it during adolescent evaluations. Her training in addiction helps her to better serve patients with dual diagnosis. Her philosophy is to individualize care in order to better serve patients while judiciously using resources. She enjoys educating the community to do her part in making the world a better place.

Telemedicine Appointments Available

Welby Nielsen, D.O.

Welby Nielsen, D.O. received a degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the Western University then went on to complete his Residency in General Psychiatry … Read More

at the University of Arizona, after which he completed a Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at the University of Utah where he was Chief Child Fellow. He is Board Certified in General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and has experience with Telemedicine and Rural Psychiatry. Dr. Nielsen sees children, adolescents and adults. In trying to minimize or eliminate habit-forming medications as able, treatment often will go into how behavioral, nutritional and cognitive changes can improve overall wellness. He also supervises Nurse Practitioners with Community Psychiatry and serves as one of the Regional Medical Directors.  He enjoys hiking, gardening, time at the ocean and keeping up with the NBA and NFL.

Telemedicine Appointments Available

Anoopinder Singh, M.D., F.A.P.A.

Anoopinder Singh, M.D., F.A.P.A. is a board certified psychiatrist. He practices psychiatry with a holistic health approach. He attended SGRD Institut … Read More

e of Medical Sciences in India for his medical education. He completed Psychiatry residency training at the Hofstra North Shore – LIJ School of Medicine in New York, where he also completed a fellowship training in Psychosomatic Medicine with a focus on patients with co-morbid medical disorders. Dr. Singh received additional training in Disaster and Trauma psychiatry at the State University of New York, New Paltz, as well specialized training in treating college track patients, Early episode mood and psychotic disorder, HIV Psychiatry, Obsessive-compulsive disorder and ADHD in adults. His research includes analyzing the evidence for the efficacy of complementary and alternative medicine. He has worked with Disaster psychiatry outreach, Medical Reserve Corps, Foreign and local governments, providing psychological first aid services in the aftermath of disasters in the United States and India. Dr. Singh sees patients over the age of 18. During time away from work, Dr. Singh enjoys spending time with his family and friends, hiking, running, nature walks, photography, restaurants, and cooking.


Julie LaFreniere, PMHNP-BC

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Julie LaFreniere, PMHNP-BC, is a board-certified child, adolescent and family psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. She is currently seeing ad … Read More

ult patients in the Chico office. Julie earned her undergraduate degree from the University of North Dakota and master’s degree from the University of South Alabama. Julie has numerous years of psychiatric RN experience in rural health care; an area of which often has limited resources to mental health care. She has experience in both inpatient and outpatient treatment settings; enabling her to treat individuals with a variety of diverse mental health diagnoses. Julie specializes in medication management for families across the lifespan, while incorporating a holistic approach to treatment. Her interests in mental health include but are not limited to depression, anxiety and mood disorders. She has extensive experience and interest in working with individuals with intellectual disabilities. Julie enjoys fishing, boating, kayaking, camping and outdoor activities; as well as spending time with her family.