Meet The Team


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Office Manager

Alyssa Balasco

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Therapist | ASW, MS, MSW

Cassaundra is a school counselor by training. she received her master's degree from the University of Redlands and her bachelors from UC Irvine. She is a native of the Coachella Valley who enjoys traveling, especially when it gets hot in the Desert. She has additional certifications in speech pathology, has completed advanced courses in nutrition, and is CEO of her home. At DWP she makes sure things run smoothly and is ready to help with any questions you may have. 

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Dr. Gonzalez is a Board Certified Psychiatrist with a special interest in mood disorders and women’s mental health. He has extensive experience in the treatment of mental health conditions in the emergency, inpatient, and outpatient settings.


Dr. Gonzalez was born and raised in the Coachella Valley and attended the University of San Diego after graduating from CVHS. He attended the Autonomous University of Guadalajara and completed his medical education at New York Medical College. During his residency at the University of Arizona, he was awarded Junior Resident of the Year, served as Chief Resident, and participated in the very first Psychiatry Integrative Medicine in Residency Program. He has additional training in women’s mental health and is a member of Postpartum Support International, Marcé of North America, and the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrist. 


Prior to starting in private practice, he was a member of the teaching faculty at Kaiser Permanente’s first psychiatry residency program. During his time at Kaiser Permanente, he received his favorite awards, “PGY2 Lecturer of the Year, PGY3 Lecturer of the Year, and Outpatient Teaching Faculty of the Year”. Currently he now trains medical students and psychiatry residents from Loma Linda University, Western University, and Arrowhead RMC.


Dr. Gonzalez is married with three children and welcomed his latest kiddo in 2019. He spends most of his free time with his 3 daughters, wife, and family.  After the kids finally go to bed he works on a series of children’s books where wellness concepts are introduced to both children and parents.

Visit Our Office

35800 Bob Hope Dr

Suite 210, second floor

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270

Phone: (760) 537-4223

Text: (760) 537-4223

Fax: (760) 589-1786


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