HOW WE WORK
Our mission is simple – “We provide a patient centered integrated approach that heals the mind and body in an atmosphere of compassion and respect to help you achieve your highest potential for wellness.”
Our trained team of physicians and therapists include board-certified personnel who will treat all aspects of mental and behavioral health.We have male and female psychiatrists and therapists to fit your comfort level. We were one of the initial providers to offer TMS services in Sherman and McKinney. We have been in practice for over ten years.

Dr. B has been named one of D Magazine’s best doctors of DFW in 2018.

Deepika Bhargava

M.D.

Medical Director, CEO

Dr. Deepika Bhargava (who is lovingly known by staff and patients as Dr. B) is a board-certified Adult and Geriatric Psychiatrist as well as the medical director of Exult Healthcare.

Dr. B did her externship at St. Elizabeth Hospital, in Washington, D. C.  She went on to do her residency in Psychiatry at Wright State University in Ohio. Finally, Dr. B did her fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at UT Southwest.

Dr. B has held many leadership positions and served as Medical Director at Haven Behavioral Hospital, Allegiance Hospital (in Tyler and Keller, TX).  She currently is a member of American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry and Obesity Medicine Association.

Exult Healthcare was conceptualized when Dr. B wanted to combine her passion for mental health, addiction and obesity medicine. Dr. B is now Board Certified in Addiction Medicine!

During her free time, Dr. B enjoys time with her husband and their three children.
She loves to cook and spend time with her two dogs, Sugar and Oreo.

Piper D. Kiser

M.ED, LPC-S

Clinical Director 

Piper has been a licensed psychotherapist since 2003. She earned her M.ED. in Community Counseling and B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies/Substance Abuse from Texas Tech University. Before joining Exult Healthcare, she worked in her private practice for seven years. Piper specializes in treating PTSD, anxiety/stress disorders, addiction, and recovery, eating disorders, grief counseling, and family-focused care. She believes that “in the therapy process, each person will work to clarify a personal truth.”

Cynthia Dsauza

Ph.D, LMFT-S

Teletherapist 

Dr. Cynthia Dsauza is a licensed marriage and family therapist and received her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy at Texas Tech University. Her clinical and research specialization is in eating disorder and addiction treatment and has worked extensively in the field. Her research has included addiction recovery in emerging adults, factors influencing long term recovery, spirituality in long term recovery, treatment of binge eating disorder and food addiction.

Dr. Dsauza also specializes in the treatment of process addictions (sex addiction, gambling, etc.). She has worked in community agencies and private practice with individuals, couples and families looking to work towards growth and healing.

Dr. Dsauza believes that change comes from understanding what drives our behavior and then making a conscious effort to change what doesn’t work for us anymore. Her greatest joy is working with people to find solutions to their problems so that they can go on the live their life to the fullest.

Maria Romeo

LCSW

Therapist 

Maria received her Bachelors of Arts and Science from Texas A&M University and is currently working on her Masters in Social Work. Maria specializes in trauma, including PTSD. Maria has experience with play therapy, adolescent and family therapy, and child therapy. Maria is a certified clinical trauma professional and a licensed drug counselor. Her specialties include animal-assisted therapy and equine therapy. Before working at Exult Healthcare, Maria worked at Serenity Crisis Unit and before that she was the clinical director at Choices Private Recovery.

Maria favorite color is blue because it reminds her of the sky and she loves her two horses, Marquel and King. Maria is located in both the Sherman and McKinney facilities.

Karen Limme

MBA, MMPM, MA, LPC-Intern

L.P.C.-Intern

Karen received her Masters of Arts in Professional Counseling at Texas Wesleyan University where she studied Professional Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, and School Counseling. She specializes in crisis counseling especially patient with schizophrenia or psychosis. Karen has a background with sexual abuse, sex trafficking victims, trauma, and anxiety induced somatization like psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.

She is located in both McKinney and Sherman offices.

Kim Holmes

LMSW, LCDC-I

Therapist

Kim received her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management.  Kim went on to obtain her graduate degree from Indiana University Northwest, obtaining a Masters in Social Work.  Before joining Exult, Kim was a substance abuse counselor, providing addiction and recovery treatment.  Kim specializes in treating anxiety, depression, addiction and recovery, grief and loss, and stress.

Kim is passionate about collaborating with individuals to assist them with reaching their overall goals, achieve a better quality of life and providing a process of healing.

She is located in both McKinney and Sherman offices.

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James Fox

LCSW

Therapist

Mr. Fox is originally from Lubbock, Texas, but has lived in Tulsa for 15 years. Fox received his B.S. of Human Development & Family Studies. He also got his MSW from the University of Oklahoma. Mr. Fox now lives in Allen, TX with his wife, step-daughter, step-granddaughter, and their dog, Heidi.  He enjoys playing guitar, writing, reading, listening to music, going to the movies, and traveling.

He is now accepting Medicare patients in McKinney and Sherman.

Afshin Virani

MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Nurse Practitioner

For over a decade Pinky has dedicated herself to working with individuals suffering from mental health issues. She has worked in psychiatric mental health and medication management for patients of all ages. She has applied her knowledge in a variety of settings including community mental health clinics, private clinics, veterans’ mental health clinics, homeless shelters, nursing homes, group homes, foster homes, children’s shelters and psychiatric hospitals.

Pinky earned both her Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Texas at Arlington. Her master’s degree was in the Family Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Program. She is currently studying for her Doctorate in Nursing Practice.

She is now accepting new patients in Sherman and McKinney.

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Emad Khan

M.D.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr. Khan began his education at Akhtar Saeed college in Pakistan where he received his MD. Dr. Khan has been in psychiatry since 1987 and began practicing in the United States in 1994. Dr. Khan did his residency at Kansas University and completed his fellowship hours in both child and adolescent psychiatrist hospitals. Dr. Khan has been working in child and adolescent psychiatry since 2004 and specializes in ADHD, autism, and PTSD.

Dr. Khan enjoys music and yoga. He loves practicing psychiatry and at home, he has a wife and two fantastic daughters.

Arun Badi

M.D.

Otolaryngology and Sleep Medicine Specialist

Dr. Arun Badi is a practicing Otolaryngologist (ENT) and Sleep Medicine Specialist.

As one of the very few dual Board Certified Otolaryngologist and Sleep Medicine Specialist in Texas, he offers comprehensive nonsurgical and surgical treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring in adults and children. He is one of the first to offer Inspire, hypoglossal nerve stimulator for sleep apnea.

Apart from sleep disorders, Dr. Badi medically and surgically treats sinus and allergy disorders. Office based treatments offered include balloon sinuplasty, turbinate reduction and allergy treatments.

Tanya Bolen 

M.A

Medical Assistant 

Tanya is a passionate psychiatric administrative assistant. She attended Grayson college where she got her associates in criminal justice and second associates in psychology. Tanya has a medical assistant since 2000 and has spent 9 years working in psychiatry.

Tanya’s favorite color is purple and she loves junk food. She is located in both the Sherman and McKinney facilities.

Zubia Shoaib

M.A.

Medical Assistance

Zubia has her doctorate in OB/GYN and is a graduate of Sindh University. Zubia has been with the Exult team since 2018 and is passionate about medicine. Zubia loves her work and says that each of her patients is close to her heart. Zubia is enjoying her experience working in psychiatry.

Zubia is also a wife, and mother to three children. She lives in McKinney, however, visits Chicago as often as possible. Zubia is located in both the Sherman and McKinney facilities as a qualified medical assistant!

Jason Thompson

Practice Administrator

Jason Thompson is the Practice Administrator for Exult Healthcare, an integrative behavioral health facility, specializing in mental health medication management as well as the implementation of a therapy in many settings. A graduate of South University, his clinical experience includes both acute hospital and private practice settings.

Mr. Thompson crossed over into practice management first after a six-year
endeavor providing both rTMS and dTMS for almost 630 individual patients. His passion offers their patients lasting solutions for health and wellbeing in both of our locations. Jason enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with his family and has mastered a variety of complicated yo-yo tricks. Jason is located in both the Sherman and McKinney facilities.

Josh Ashworth

Intake Coordinator

Josh is a graduate of Southeastern Oklahoma State University. He has a bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minored in Native American Studies! Josh hopes to one day obtain his LPC. Before joining the Exult Healthcare team, Josh worked at TCC IDD Services and Texoma Medical Center Behavioral Health Center. Josh is also passionate about TMS and enjoys hearing the success stories from his patients.

 

Josh enjoys earth tones and loves spending time in the desert southwest. His hobbies include traveling, camping, hiking and spending time with loved ones. Josh also has a sweet Yorkie named Maggie, and he is located in both the Sherman and McKinney facilities.

Stephanie Broadwater

Marketing Director

Stephanie brings more than 25 years of Sales & Marketing experience to the Exult team.  Over the years, she has received extensive professional sales and business development training.  She still greatly enjoys studying marketing trends and sales strategies. Stephanie has worked in several industries including pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare.  She received her Bachelors of Fine Arts degree from the University of Southern Mississippi in 1986, and a Master’s of Industrial/Organizational Psychology from Walden University in 2011.  Currently, Stephanie is working on completing her doctoral dissertation in I/O Psychology with an emphasis in Executive Training & Leadership Development.

In 2007, she received her certification as a mediator in Conflict & Dispute Resolution.  Stephanie is an eternal optimist, who vehemently believes that in life ‘the glass is always half full.’ In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and cultivating new hobbies and interests.

Kay Grimes

LPC

IOP Group Leader 

Kay has a Bachelors of Arts in Communications from Austin College and a Masters in Counseling with a CACREP accreditation from A&M University-Commerce. Kay has been an LPC since 1994 and is a certified psychodramatist.

Kay has over 25 years of experience working in mental health as a group facilitator in both private practice and public hospitals. Kay has experience with outpatient programs where she treated depression, sexual trauma, grief, and divorce. Kay has run trauma resolution groups, substance abuse prevention groups for children, play therapy groups, and social skills groups. Kay also leads a weekly Moms In Prayer University of Arkansas group here in McKinney. In her free time, Kay enjoys walking her two rescue dogs, Maverick and Coco, along with her barn cat, Baxter.

Aly Bowles

Social Media Coordinator

Aly is a recent graduate of Texas Woman’s University. She has her Bachelors of Science in Sociology with a minor in Marketing and a concentration in Healthcare. Aly has been with the Exult since 2018 and she says that she loves everything about working in a psychiatry practice, and never wants to leave the healthcare industry.

Aly enjoys traveling and has explored ten different countries and has plans to explore two more in the upcoming year. She lives in McKinney with her fiance Jake, and their poodle, Shelby.