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Working together to understand and treat the complexities of the mind.

About Us


Premier Psychiatrist in Newport Beach

Welcome to the Premier Mind Institute, an integrative mental health center specializing in child, adolescent, adult and forensic psychiatry and individual, couples, and family psychotherapy in Newport Beach. Founded by Dr. Shivani Chopra, MD, who formerly served as the Medical Director for the Adolescent Partial Hospitalization program at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), we use evidence-based treatments to address a variety of complex mental health concerns. Our priority is the well being of our patients and their families. The Premier Mind Institute adheres to an exceptional standard of care, and we believe in working as a team with our patients, other treatment providers, and therapists to provide thorough assessments and patient-centered individualized treatment plans.

Our Team

Shivani Chopra, M.D.

Shivani Chopra, M.D.

Dr. Shivani Chopra is a psychiatrist in Newport Beach who specializes in child, adolescent, adult, and forensic psychiatry. She is triple board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in general adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry.

Michole Deesing, M.D.

Dr. Michole Deesing is a psychiatrist who specializes in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry. She is board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Adult Psychiatry and is board eligible in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Jessica Hines, M.A., M.F.T.

Jessica Hines, M.A., M.F.T. Premier Mind Institute

Jessica Hines is a Marriage and Family Therapist in Newport Beach who practices psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families with a wide range of mental health concerns, including addiction.

Everardo Cabral, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.

Everardo Cabral is Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Newport Beach (LCSW), who practices different modalities of psychotherapy with children, adolescents, adults, and families.

Chintana Shah-Gandhi, M.A., L.E.P.

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Chintana Shah-Gandhi is a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Newport Beach and a School Psychologist who provides psycho-educational assessments for children, adolescents, and adults.

Areas of Practice

Forensic Evaluations:
  • Child Custody
  • Child Dependency
  • Competency to Stand Trial
  • Juvenile Fitness
  • Malpractice
  • Sanity
  • Testamentary Capacity


  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Medication Management
  • Medication Management and Psychotherapy
  • Psychoeducational testing
  • Psychotherapy
    • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
    • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
    • Individual Therapy
    • Family Therapy
    • Couples Therapy
    • Supportive Therapy
    • Narrative Therapy
    • Group Therapy

Frequently Asked Questions


In order to schedule an appointment, please call (949) 482-1600,
email, or fill out the form below.

Contact Us

Newport Beach office:

Premier Mind Institute

4695 MacArthur Court, Suite 1100, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Ph: (949) 482-1600 Fax: (866) 620-MIND