Child Psychiatrist and Adult Psychiatric ARNP Join Stewart-Marchman-Act Putnam Team

Brenda Castells, M.D. and Susan White, ARNP, have joined  SMA.
Brenda Castells, M.D. and Susan White, ARNP, have joined SMA.
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PALATKA, Fla. - April 1, 2014 - PRLog -- Contact: Chet Bell, CEO

Palatka, FL - Brenda Castells, M.D. and Susan White, ARNP, have joined the staff of Stewart-Marchman-Act Behavioral Healthcare’s (SMA) Putnam County Clinic.  Dr. Castells is a Child Psychiatrist and White is a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner.

Recruiting a permanent child psychiatrist has been a challenge for SMA as these professionals are a limited resource and in demand throughout the nation.  For the past year SMA has been able to provide quality interim psychiatrists to provide care to children.  However, bringing on a child psychiatrist of Dr. Castells’ caliber will improve those services and provide stability for the clients and the community.

Dr. Castells, who has been in practice for 27 years, most recently was the Director of Children’s Crisis Services at New Horizons of the Treasure Coast in Ft. Pierce, FL.  She is fluent in both English and Spanish.

Susan White will provide adult psychiatric services in Putnam County, replacing Jack Amole who is transferring to SMA’s St. Augustine office.  White, who is relocating to Putnam County from Arizona, has been a medical provider for the past 23 years, including the past four years as a Psychiatric ARNP.

“Dr. Castells and Susan White are welcome additions to our Putnam clinic.  Our clients are looking forward to a permanent child psychiatrist in these areas,” said SMA’s CEO Chet Bell.

SMA Behavioral Healthcare has been serving the northeast Florida community with mental health and drug treatment services for over 50 years.  SMA provides more than 35 mental health and substance abuse programs, providing prevention, diversion, intervention, and treatment services, delivered to diverse client populations Flagler, Putnam, St. Johns, and Volusia counties.

SMA Behavioral Healthcare’s mission is to deliver exceptional and comprehensive behavioral healthcare to individuals and families in our community. SMA’s vision is of a community where addiction and mental illness are treated promptly, comprehensively and with respect for all. Contact SMA at 800-539-4228 or online at or stay connected on Facebook at

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