Medical Director, CEO
Dr. Deepika Bhargava (who is lovingly known by staff and patients as Dr. B is board-certified in Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine. Dr. B serves 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 and addiction.
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.
Steve received a Bachelor’s 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 works in both the Sherman and McKinney facilities.
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 Bachelor’s 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.
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.
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 enjoys working with sexual abuse, sex trafficking victims, trauma, and anxiety induced somatization like psychogenic non-epileptic seizures.
Karen works in the McKinney office.
She is located in both McKinney and Sherman offices.
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 Master’s 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 working in both the Mckinney and Sherman and will be helping run, many adult and adolescent IOP groups.
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 Sleep Medicine Specialist.
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.
Jason Thompson is the Practice Administrator for Exult Healthcare, an integrative behavioral health facility. A graduate of South University, he has worked in many medical settings including psychiatric hospitals and private practices.
Mr. Thompson started with Dr. Bhargava as a provider of rTMS and has extensive experience in rTMS and dTMS.
He is passionate about the integrated approach offered at Exult Healthcare, and finding lasting solution for the wellbeing of our patients. Jason enjoys traveling, cooking, spending time with his family and has mastered a variety of complicated yo-yo tricks.
Jason helps manage both the McKinney and the Sherman locations.
Amy received her Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice from East Tennessee State University and her Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from Capella University. Amy is also a CCTP, which stand for Certified Clinical Trauma Professional. Along with her CCPT, Amy is a nationally certified counselor and certified cognitive behavioral therapist.
Amy enjoys helping people. She feels that every person has a story and every person’s story matters. She enjoys helping people learn more about themselves. In her free time, Amy enjoys photography and biking. She is located in both the McKinney and Sherman locations and is now accepting new patients.
IOP Group Supervisor
Marsha has a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology and is currently completing her Masters in Counseling at Mid-America Christian University. Marsha is a caring person who wants to help those suffering from substance disorders. Marsha is passionate about helping those who have substance use problems gain the necessary skills they need to maintain their recovery.
In her free time, Marsha enjoys camping, going to the lake, fishing and spending time with her family. Beginning in August, Marsha will be located in both the McKinney and in Sherman facilities.
Salena King is the referral coordinator and loves to make people smile when they’re not feeling well. In her free time, she likes to cook and watch movies. Her favorite food are tacos and loves to read whenever she gets a chance.
Customer Service Representive
April Bolden is our customer service and accounts receivable representative. She loves helping people as much as possible and making a difference. She is hanging out with her family in her free time. Her favorite food is basically anything with bacon.