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.
Clinical Director – Substance Abuse Services
Michael O’Neal is a licensed and board-certified diplomate in alcohol and drug counseling. Michael has extensive experience working with both emerging adult and adult populations. With a strong background in integrative and holistic treatment methods, Michael possesses a strong belief in the possibility of a full and fulfilling recovery.
In his free time, Michael enjoys reading, exploring new things and spending time with his family. Michael is located in both the McKinney and Sherman facilities and is currently accepting new patients.
Steve received a bachelors degree in Marketing from Upper Iowa University and went on to complete his master’s degree at Amberton University in Professional Mental Health Counseling. Steve is currently working on his doctorate in Psychology from Walden University. Steve has experience with dual diagnosis, interventions, and substance abuse. Steve is a qualified therapist who specializes in adults.
Steve enjoys metal detecting and his favorite color is blue. He is currently accepting new patients and he is located in both the Sherman and McKinney facilities.
Piper D. Kiser
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.”
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 an 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 to live their life to the fullest.
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.
MBA, MMPM, MA, LPC-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.
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.
Ponmaler Robin “Robin”
Robin received her Bachelors in Social Science from Lady Doak college in India. With her Bachelors in Social Science, she completed three separate degrees, psychology, history and sociology. Robin then went on to complete her Master’s degree and attended Madras University. Robin received her masters in counseling and guidance. Robin has enjoyed living in the United States for the past 13 years, and her professional background includes working in a variety of private practices and with children. Robin is also experienced in crisis counseling.
In her free time, Robin enjoys spending time outdoors and hanging out with her Rottweiler, Cearser. Robin will be located in both Mckinney and Sherman and will be helping run, many adult and adolescent IOP groups.
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.
MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC
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.
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 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 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 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.
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.
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.