Christine M. Khan

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Christine Khan, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a board-certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner who graduated from California State University, Long Beach. Christine’s clinical career took her on a journey through the healthcare system, from inpatient to outpatient settings, managing the care of everyone from toddlers to older adults. She started her career as a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit nurse where she found her passion in not only helping her patient’s physical illnesses but being able to help their mental health too. She soon realized that a patient’s mental health significantly impacted their physical health and overall wellbeing.

Christine’s passion lies in working with children and their families in helping them achieve their goals and reach their maximum potential. She provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management with special attention to each person’s individual needs, including attention to personal history, concerns about, or fears of medications, all of which she approaches with patience, warmth, understanding, as well as helpful explanations that facilitate treatment. She is flexible and integrative in her approach in order to meet the needs and desired outcomes of each individual. Christine is enthusiastic to apply her experience and compassion with clients as they begin to address issues that will help them to improve their quality of life and attain a sense of fulfillment.

In her free time, Christine enjoys cooking, being outdoors, and spending time with her family. She is a strong advocate for empowering nurses and believes that nurses should play a pivotal role in shaping modern health care.

Omar A. Khan

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

Omar A. Khan, MSN, APRN, PMHNP-BC is a board certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and President and Chief Medical Officer at Springs Behavioral Health. He is available for HIPAA compliant Psychiatric Telehealth appointments for anyone residing within in the state of Colorado. He has a BS in Psychobiology from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), BSN from University of Illinois Chicago (UIC), and a MSN from California State University Long Beach (CSULB). He treats individuals across the lifespan, specializing in trauma, adolescents, veterans, adults, and older adults with severe, persistent, and chronic mental illness.

With over 12 years of experience in the field of mental health, Omar is very knowledgeable, compassionate, and understanding. He has worked in many mental health settings, including inpatient, outpatient, partial hospitalization, and crisis residential programs. Omar has an interest in academia and has served as a Clinical Instructor to BSN students at Mount Saint Mary’s University and is currently an Adjunct Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine at University of Southern California (USC). Omar is currently pursuing a Doctorate degree in the field of Nursing and is a proud member of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA) and the Neuroscience Education Institute. When Omar is not busy with school or work, he enjoys spending time with his family and outdoor activities.

Elaine LaVelle

Office Manager

Elaine LaVelle holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies and a Bachelor of Science degree in Educational Administration from California State University, San Bernardino. She is a former elementary school teacher with 11 years of experience. The opportunity of teaching and working with children was a rewarding experience and a highlight of her career. She is currently working on a certification to be a professional coder in medical and billing. In her free time, Elaine enjoys spending time with her family and friends, gardening, and volunteering at a local cat rescue, Wild Blue Cats.