Our consultants of mental health care professionals are uniquely qualified to diagnose and treat the spectrum of behavioral disorders.  We encourage you to review the impressive credentials of our team below.   

William J. Shryer, DCSW, LCSW
Clinical Director

Mr. Shryer earned his BA degree in Sociology at California State University in Hayward.  He received his MSW from the University of California at Berkeley specializing in Children and Families.  Mr. Shryer has been in private practice since 1981 specializing in Autistic Spectrum Disorders, Mood Disorders, and the Anxiety Spectrum in children, adults and their families.  Mr. Shryer has lectured frequently to college classes and professionals in the areas of ADD and Autistic Spectrum disorders and their implications in the educational setting.  He has been active in a number of CHADD chapters.  Mr. Shryer manages three behavioral clinics with a staff of MD's, Counselors, Clinical Psychologists, and Special Education teachers.  He has been the moderator on CCTV, (Contra Costa Television) for both "Mental Health Perspectives", and "With the Family in Mind" which discussed topics such as Asperger's Disorder, Autism, Bipolar disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder in children and adults.

Alison Potter Alison Potter. MD
Consulting Clinical Psychologist

After training in Adult and then Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard, and practicing psychiatry in Boston for over 30 years, I'm delighted to return to my Bay Area roots and open a new practice. I have worked with all ages and a variety of modalities, from play therapy to talk therapy, and I consider and prescribe medication when appropriate. My style can be described as engaged, pragmatic and accessible. I believe that our symptoms are often our bodies way of asking for help.

Erik SandegardErik Sandegard, MD
Consulting Psychiatrist

A Danville native, Dr. Sandegard is a board certified psychiatrist who works with children, teenagers, adults and families. He completed his residency training in adult psychiatry and his clinical fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at UCSF, with specialized training in the treatment of autism spectrum disorders, ADHD, OCD, anxiety and behavioral disorders. Dr. Sandegard earned his MD degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, and his BA, with honors, from Harvard University. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Sandegard has expertise in the psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacologic management of many childhood and adolescent psychiatric conditions.

Susan Kulovsky Richard D. LaBelle, Psy.D.
Consulting Clinical Psychologist

Dr. LaBelle is a Consulting Clinical Psychologist at DBH  in Danville.  He graduated from John F. Kennedy University in 2003. Dr. LaBelle specializes in cognitive behavioral therapy for the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder and other conditions.

Sue, BS, BA
Business Manager

Sue graduated from California State University Hayward with her BS in Child Development.  She received her teaching credential from California College of Arts and Crafts and then received her Special Education Credential from University of California at Berkeley.  She has owned and operated Professional Billing Service since 1972.  Sue is one of the first contacts for most of our patients and works with the managed care and insurance companies for Diablo Behavioral HealthCare.

Front Desk Admin

Bria is one of the first contacts for most of our patients. She is a Bay Area native who loves learning, helping and loving people while also currently pursuing a degree in Psychology. Every day she is ready with a smile and happy attitude to tackle any trouble or problem our clients may be experiencing. One of her personal daily goals is to make our patients feel welcomed, comfortable and happy!