Playa Vista - Community Psychiatry

Playa Vista

12555 West Jefferson Blvd.
Suite 301
Los Angeles, CA 90066

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Sean Tai, D.O.

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Sean Tai, D.O., is a board certified psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiat … Read More

ry and Neurology. He is originally from the Los Angeles area but attended medical school on the east coast at the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia. While in medical school, Dr. Tai co-founded the LGBT Medical Alliance of the New River Valley, a community organization aimed at educating the public in rural Appalachia on LGBT-related health issues. In recognition of his work with LGBT patients, Dr. Tai received the LGBT Health Service Award from the American Medical Student Association/Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (AMSA/GLMA). Dr. Tai subsequently received his residency training in psychiatry at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ. During his time in residency, Dr. Tai was given the resident professionalism award and served as chief resident. In addition, Dr. Tai pursued special training in psycho-oncology and sports psychiatry, working with both college and professional athletes. 

Elizabeth Mittet, PMHNP-BC

Elizabeth (Beth) is a Masters-level Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and is currently completing her doctorate degree in Psychiatric-Menta … Read More

l Health as a DNP.
Beth brings years of experience in multiple facets of healthcare to our team. She practiced for 10 years as an emergency medicine/trauma RN in a Level 2 Trauma/Emergency Center in the largest medical facility in North Dakota. While there, she specialized in assessing & caring for those with severe mental illness with labile and unpredictable behaviors. Beth also provided SANE care for sexual assault patients of various ages including the collection of forensic evidence, assessments, and follow-up care. Beth has also served as a forensic death investigator for the county coroner which included collecting relevant information at homicide, suicide, natural or accidental death scenes.
Further psychiatric experiences for Beth were completed at a Veterans hospital and a local, yet sizable, psychiatric hospital; inclusive of inpatient/outpatient experience and caring for both adolescent/ adult populations with varying degrees of mental illness and substance abuse. Care included medication management and follow up, accompanied by social skills training and psychotherapy in fluctuating patient populations, from the traumatic/acute to the stabilized/chronic.
Originally from ND, Beth enjoys traveling, music, and spending time with her loved ones; especially her nieces and nephews. She loves the innovative and unrefined creativity & potential that California and the West Coast have to offer and she looks forward to continuing her journey in healthcare on a patient-centric team with a strong mission and solid values.

Edward Nino, PMHNP-BC

Edward B. Nino MSN, RN, PHN, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC is Dual Board Certified as both a Family Nurse Practitioner and as a Psychiatric-M … Read More

ental Health Nurse Practitioner (Across the Life Span) with more than twenty years of experience. He has full prescriptive authority in several states, including California, Nevada, Arizona, Iowa, Tennessee, and Virginia. He earned his Master’s degree in Nursing with a sub-specialty in neuropsychiatry from the University of California at Los Angeles followed by a Post-Master’s Certificate in Psychiatry from Azusa Pacific University. He is fluent in English, Spanish and Tagalog.

Edward’s medical approach is evidence-based and guided by his knowledge of both traditional and holistic psychiatry, and grounded in scientific studies in the growing fields of epigenetics, nutrient-based psychiatry, and the gut-brain connection.

Ed’s treatment approach is based on his recognition that each patient is a unique human being with a vast array of individual experiences, the sum of which have shaped our inner self to create the person that we are today. His treatment approach focuses on the goal of helping each patient function comfortably and joyfully in both their personal and work lives. “Life presents all of us with daily challenges that may occasionally cause pain and difficulty. Some patients may have a hidden genetic predisposition that makes it difficult to deal competently with such daily stressors, and they can develop medical symptoms directly related to those underlying psychiatric conditions. This is where I can help.

My approach is based on a wellness model that includes the entire person. While it is necessary to focus immediately on the symptoms that lead a patient to seek treatment, I think it is a disservice to focus solely on a person’s symptoms and illness. In reality, people are much more than the symptoms that they may be experiencing. Each person is a human being with strengths, talents, interests, a vast array of experiences, and a support network of friends and family. I think that the most effective way to help a person begin to heal is by focusing long-term on their strengths, harnessing their available resources while promptly treating the symptoms that led them to seek treatment.

As a result, after a thorough medical and psychiatric assessment, I collaborate with my patients to formulate a plan to target first the symptoms that led them to seek treatment. At the same time, I also begin to address other areas of the patient’s life. Together we talk about their human relationships, work-life and career, health, including diet, exercise, and any underlying medical conditions, personal development, and spiritual life. After that review, we develop a comprehensive plan together to identify specific goals in each of these areas. By addressing the whole person, and not just the current problem or symptom, we can work together effectively to improve the overall quality of their life.”