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Our Background

Sejal S. Mehta, MD MBA

Dr Sejal Mehta has been working relentlessly to support her physician
colleagues in every possible way.

Physician well-being is at the core of all of her activities.

Dr. Sejal Mehta is the President of Psychiatric Medical Associates, PA, in
Plano Tx and holds several Medical Directorships along with other
community service commitments.

She is a visionary, compassionate and passionate woman physician leader.
Dr. Sejal Mehta has been a fellowship trained, Triple board-certified
psychiatric physician for the last 22 years. She has been honored to work
with children, adolescents, adults, and senior adults at multiple psychiatric
facilities in DFW.

She has been Principal investigator for 50+ clinical research trials.
Dr. Mehta was born and raised and attended medical school in Ahmadabad,
India. After getting married, she moved to the United States in the early
1990’s, where she did her residency in Psychiatry and fellowship in Child &
adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

After moving to DFW in 2004, she went on to earn her MBA from Southern
Methodist University and started her own medical practice.
In 2015, She Got Board certification in Addiction Medicine.

Dr. Mehta has been married to Dr Saumil Mehta for 31 years and has two
talented children.

Dr. Mehta has been helping people with variety of mental illnesses, including
trauma related issues.

In addition to her diverse medical practice, Dr. Mehta is actively involved in
a variety of community organizations:

• Volunteer for BAPS and BAPS charities
(Annual health fair, annual walkathon, quarterly health awareness

lectures, annual women conference, Community service)
• Chair, PHW committee, Texas Medical Association
• President, Collin-Fannin County Medical Society
• Immediate Past Chair, International medical graduates’ section, TMA
• Immediate Past President, Texas Indo-American Society, northeast
• Member of AMA, TMA, APA, AACAP, TSPP
• Melvin Jones Fellowship award 2015 recipient, International Lions

Dr. Sejal Mehta Canvas Outpatient Medical Director
Dr. Rishi Patel

Rishi Patel, D.O.

Board Certified in Psychiatry

Board Certified in Child & Adolescent Psychiatry



Dr. Rishi Patel graduated from UT Dallas and went to medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Bradenton, FL. As a DO, Dr. Patel is uniquely positioned to bring together pharmacology and lifestyle recommendations for a more holistic approach to care.  He completed his residency training at UMKC in psychiatry and is fellowship trained in child and adolescent psychiatry at UT Southwestern.


Dr. Patel uses evidence-based methods from both western and eastern traditions to incorporate psychotherapy, meditation, breath work, diet, exercise, and medication management for optimized care. He enjoys working with individuals to help them better understand their strengths and differences to help achieve their goals. 

Ashley Stafford, LCSW-S Canvas Outpatient Clinical Director

Ashley Stafford, LCSW-S, MSSW

Ashley Stafford is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Supervisor with a passion for helping adolescents overcome mental health challenges. She specializes in individual EMDR therapy and has helped many clients achieve significant progress in their recovery. She is certified in EMDR therapy and specifically trained in CBT therapy, Emotionally-Focused Couples Therapy, Grief Counseling. Ashley has an attachment-based approach to treatment.


Ashley has professional experience in clinical therapy, mental health treatment across different age groups, research project development, implementation, and analysis, as well as higher education training, lecturing, and clinical skills practice. 

Ashley holds a Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington  and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of North Texas. She now lives with spouse, daughter, and two dogs in Fort Worth, Texas.

Kirk Stafford, LMSW, LCDC, ASDCS

Kirk Stafford is a therapist with over 10 years experience working in mental health including adolescents and their families. 

Kirk holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications from the University of North Texas. With several years of experience working as a paralegal in Dallas, Texas, he felt a deep calling to make a positive impact on the community. This led him to pursue a Master's degree in Social Work at Tarleton University, solidifying his commitment to giving back and promoting the well-being of others.

Kirk has extensive expertise in mental health, addiction recovery, and has worked in both adolescent inpatient and outpatient treatment settings.  He is also a Certified Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinical Specialist (ASDCS).


Kirk's dedication, coupled with his wealth of experience and genuine passion for helping others, makes him an invaluable asset to our team.

He believes that effective therapy involves collaboration between the therapist and client, and he works closely with our clients to create a safe and supportive environment for healing. 

Kirk Stafford, LMSW, LCDC Canvas Outpatient

© 2023 Canvas Outpatient,PLLC

1550 Norwood Dr. Suite 313, Hurst, Texas 76054

Office: 817-394-2346     Cell: 682-331-2176    Fax: 817-986-0504

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