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DR. GURMENDI is a fully trained and licensed physician, who has completed specialized training in general psychiatry and subspecialty training in pediatric psychiatry. He is a graduate of the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, University of Alabama in Birmingham (UAB) and Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. He is certified in general as well as in child and adolescent psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a Fellow member of the American Psychiatric Association and Active member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), World Mental Health Organization, and several other professional organizations. He serves as the Membership Chair for the Alabama Regional Council of the AACAP.

Dr. Gurmendi was a professor at the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at UAB between 1991 and 1995, and continues to provide clinical supervision to physicians in training. He was also a psychiatric consultant at the Jefferson-Blount-St. Clair Counties Mental Health Authority between 2005 and 2018.

Dr. Gurmendi is a native of Perú and fluent in English, Spanish and Portuguese.


DR. SEWANI is a fullytrained and licensed Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse practitioner. She is certified by American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) in psychiatry. Dr. Sewani received her bachelors and doctorate degrees from University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) with specialized training in general psychiatry. She has over 12 years of clinical nursing experience in various capacities. She is passionate about creating awareness and removing the stigma of mental health disorders. She provides clinical services for minor and adults. She is specifically passionate about assisting children and adolescents in distress, and recognizes the importance of early intervention for optimal outcomes in adulthood.

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