Meet Your Team

Dr. Johanna Lu, MD, ABPN

Arise Psychiatry Medical Director and Psychiatrist

Dr. Johanna Lu is a board-certified psychiatrist who has been practicing since 2014, providing mental health care to all ages, as well as mentorship and directorial roles from New York City to Mississippi. She is serving as Medical Director for Arise Psychiatry.

Dr. Lu was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, where she obtained her medical degree from UNIBE School of Medicine and graduated magna cum laude. She then moved to New York City and completed her psychiatry residency at Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center, a Weill Cornell Medical College, where she served as chief resident.

Dr. Lu has participated as a speaker at the United Nations and has advocated for women’s mental health, specifically during pregnancy. When not practicing and visiting with patients, she loves traveling, spending time with her family, and playing video games!

Candice Key

Medical Assistant

Ruth Bibeau, PMHNP

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner

Kaleshia Owens

Office Administrator

Melissa Beach, LCSW


Nakimia Agnew, LCSW


Dean Worsham, LPC

Arise Oxford Clinical Director, Therapist

Matt Williams, LPC


Jim Blackman, LPC


Cathita Richardson, LPC