About Our Team

The Imtasik team is dedicated to helping you through all of life's unexpected challenges. Each member of our team has their own unique approach and areas of expertise, but all have the common goal of helping you through any and all of the problems you may face.

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Psychiatric Mental Health Clinician

Michelle Buckman

I work with people who are struggling with life stresses and/or biochemical mental health challenges, like addictions, and have a desire to feel more content and capable.

We will move at your own pace in developing a health plan for yourself with help from me as a Registered Nurse and Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

I will make every effort to address you as a whole person, including emotional, physical, social, spiritual, and developmental components – and take all these into consideration when discussing care with you.

Professional Background

I bring 37 years of nursing experience and am certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Twenty-seven of those most recent years have been working in various psychiatric settings, in the hospital, emergency room, and community-based clinics. I bring a wealth of experience to our practice, professionally and personally. I earned a Master of Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing and a Ph.D. in Nursing Science.

Something Personal

As a nurse, I practice what I preach to stay healthy while having lots of fun. I love to relax at the beach and mountains, sit with friends and family, or have a quiet evening at home.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

Gianna Bates

Gianna Bates has worked as a Clinical Therapist for over 7 years within many arenas including school and detention settings. She has knowledge of an array of therapeutic interventions and case management skills to assist individuals with a variety of mental health diagnoses.


She specializes in work with Children, Families, and at risk adolescents. She is Certified as an Expert in the use of Functional Family Therapy which works within the family system to improve overall quality of life. 

License No. and State: 105382 California