Meet the Providers
At Trinity Integrated Medicine in Phoenix, Arizona, our board-certified providers deliver a standard of care that is second-to-none. Whether you have an acute or chronic medical condition or mental health concern, our accomplished health care providers are ready to serve you.
Primary Care Services
Board Certified in Internal Medicine
Dr. Rodd Aking is board certified in internal medicine. He earned his medical degree at University of the West Indies Faculty of Medical Sciences in Jamaica in 1997 and completed his residency in internal medicine at Howard University Hospital in Washington, DC in 2003.
During his residency, Dr. Aking underwent rigorous, comprehensive training at Howard University’s medical center located in the inner city of a large urban metropolitan area. He was trained to diagnose and manage patients in various subspecialties of adult medicine and to manage patients in outpatient, inpatient, intensive care, and nursing home facilities.
Before his residency, Dr. Aking worked as a medical intern in San Fernando General Hospital, Trinidad and Tobago, a small general hospital in a developing nation with limited resources. He also worked as a psychiatry house officer in Luton and Dunstable University Hospital in England, where he delivered inpatient psychiatric services working with outpatient treatment teams for effective continued care of patients after their discharge from an inpatient setting.
After his residency, Dr. Aking worked at Chester Regional Medical Center in South Carolina where, aside from his regular responsibilities, he worked closely with the rural population and gained valuable experience in effectively serving the medical needs of low-income patients.
Dr. Aking began his private practice in Phoenix, Arizona, in 2006.
Psychiatry and Behavior Health Services
Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology
Dr Padma Aking is a board certified psychiatrist who treats an array of psychiatric disorders. She is of the firm belief that the mind ‘matters’. Mental illnesses are medical illnesses that are sometimes complicated by bio-psycho-social factors in an individual’s life. Just as is the case for other medical disorders, various treatment options are available for psychiatric disorders as well.
Working together in overcoming the stigma associated with mental illness is one of her goals. Dr Aking’s other objective is to encourage and restore hope into the treatment of psychiatric illnesses for a better quality of the patient’s holistic health – of the body, mind and spirit.
Hello, I am Dr. Chelsea Apperson. I am a doctorly prepared nurse practitioner through the University of Arizona. My passion for mental health began growing at a very young age. It lead to me Arizona State University, where I graduated with concurrent Bachelor of Science degrees in Psychology and Family and Human Development. I started my career as a behavioral health technician working with co-occurring disorders (substance dependence/mental health) in residential and community settings for SMI adults. I transitioned into a high needs case management role for SED youth.
It was at that time I decided to pursue nursing. I graduated from the University of Arizona’s Masters Entry to the Nursing profession and subsequent Doctor of Nursing practice (DNP) program. I have past experience working inpatient for co-occurring substance dependence and acute mental health crises. I value transparency and integrity. I aim to empower clients across the lifespan to achieve health and wellness of mind, body, and spirit. My practice is holistic, client and family centered, and integrates complementary and culturally proficient care based on the unique needs of the individual. I look forward to facilitating a space of exploration, growth, and change for you and your loved ones.
Do you struggle with negative thoughts, relationship problems, or feel like you can’t get past the bad things that have happened to you? I believe that even in our darkest hours, we can still find beauty, peace, and joy. Fun too! My motto is "We are all a work in progress." This idea allows us to balance self-acceptance as we are now, while still striving to be our best self. As a trauma-informed therapist, I will be your copilot on the road to wellness. Helping you to feel empowered and capable to make the changes you want. My warm and direct approach will help you feel understood yet challenged to get outside your comfort zone and start living the life you want.
I have been a therapist for over 12 years, specializing in trauma, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, and self-harm. Prior to becoming a therapist, I worked as an advocate at at Sojourner Center Domestic Violence shelter in Phoenix for 4 years.
I use an eclectic approach, matching my interventions to each client’s needs. I consider each client’s culture, strengths and resources in my work. My primary therapeutic orientations, however, are Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. I am recently trained in EMDR for trauma and Exposure and Response prevention for OCD and am looking to expand my skillset to use this modality to help my clients even more. I also provide clinical supervision to unlicensed therapists looking to gain their clinical hours to submit to the Arizona Board of Behavioral Health.
Thalia Glenn is a Licensed Associate Counselor who practices trauma-informed, person-centered therapy. She received her Master's degree in Professional Counseling from Grand Canyon University. Thalia has experience utilizing evidence-based techniques including, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Inner Child Work to heal the past and embrace the present. Thalia believes in cultivating strength, resiliency, and growth through gaining personal insight, self-acceptance, and unconditional positive regard. Thalia is passionate about the importance of a holistic approach to care that incorporates all aspects of physical, emotional, and mental wellbeing. Thalia receives professional supervision from Valerie Reynolds LPC.
Teresa Troth was born and raised in Spain and grew up playing amateur golf at the National and International level in Europe. From golf, Teresa understood the importance of Psychology. In and out of the golf course, Teresa arrived to the United States in 2012 to complete her B.S. in Psychology at Augusta University, GA. Additionally, in 2018 Teresa decided to start her Master's in Professional Counseling Services at Grand Canyon University, AZ, so that she could help individuals in need of Mental Health assistance. When Teresa is not a Therapist, she enjoys hiking, biking, gardening, cooking, and spending time with her husband, cat, and dogs.
Hello, I am Elise Terry and I am a psychiatric physician assistant with the TIM team. I am an Arizona native and completed my undergraduate education at Arizona State University before completing my Master's in Physician Assistant Studies at Northern Arizona University at the Phoenix Biomedical Campus. Prior to joining the TIM team, I spent time working briefly in internal medicine and then transitioned to providing psychiatric care to primarily older adults. I also have past experience treating co-occurring substance use and mental health disorders. I truly believe that mental health is health. The mind deserves the same care we give the rest of the body and my primary goal is to provide compassionate, culturally sensitive, holistic, and individualized care to each client. I look forward to working with you and your loved ones.
Hello, I am Ashley Eischen, a psychiatric physician assistant with the TIM team. I grew up in Illinois but spent most of my adult life in Montana and Idaho before moving to Arizona in 2020. I graduated from the Idaho State University PA program in 2019, began my family medicine career, and then took an exciting jump into full-time psychiatry! I live in Chandler, AZ, with my husband Kelly and our two kittens, Lukla and Namche. I love to go canyoneering, rock climbing, reading, and traveling the world in my free time.
For an appointment with Dr. Rodd Aking or Dr. Padma Aking, call Trinity Integrated Medicine at (623) 873-0112 or request one online.