Dr. Sanjay Adhia

Dr. Sanjay Adhia is a board-certified Forensic Psychiatrist. He completed his Psychiatry Residency at the University of Texas in Houston. He worked as an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Texas for a year.

With an interest in treating underserved populations and assisting attorneys with civil and criminal cases, Dr. Adhia was drawn to the sub-specialty of Forensic Psychiatry. He completed a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship in Portland, Oregon at Oregon Health & Science University in 2014.

After his fellowship, he treated those with severe IDD and Autism at a Richmond State Supported Living Center. With his interest in teaching, he returned to the University of Texas at the Harris County Psychiatric Center at the Competency Restoration Unit. He supervised medical students and psychiatry residents while treating defendants opined Incompetent to Stand Trial. He decided to return to Fort Bend County to the Jester IV prison psychiatric unit with UTMB where he treated offenders at the high-security pod and provided tele-psychiatric coverage to the Polunsky Death Row Unit and taught medical students.

Dr. Adhia draws from his experience in treating those with extreme mental illness, including non-nonverbal patients in state schools, incompetent defendants with treatment resistant psychosis and sociopathic offenders. Dr. Adhia is skilled in providing effective treatments for Mood Disorders, Psychotic Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, ADHD and PTSD. He has experience in treating individuals with IDD, Cognitive Disorders, Impulse Disorders, Autism and Personality Disorders. He has interests in Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Brain Injury Medicine.

Dr. Adhia strongly believes in educating his clients on their diagnosis and treatment options so they can make an informed decision on an effective treatment. Often it is a combination of counselling, support and pharmacotherapy that yields the optimal results.  

In addition to clinical care, Dr. Adhia assists attorneys with civil and criminal cases. He performs Independent Medical Exams and is an Expert Witness. He provides medico-legal opinions in a wide variety of cases including Competency to Stand Trial, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Testamentary Capacity, Criminal Responsibility, Fitness for Duty, Workman’s Compensation, Disability, Sexual Harassment, Sentence Mitigation, Personal Injury and others. He has a growing interest in Traumatic Brain Injury. Attorneys maybe interested in visiting https://www.forensicpsychiatrynow.com/ .

In his spare time, he assists the Physicians for Human Rights with Asylum and Human Trafficking evaluations. He also enjoys traveling, playing the guitar and spending time his family.

John McDivitt, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
Director of Nursing

John McDivitt serves as a Board-Certified Nurse Practitioner at Pace Mental Health Houston. In this role he performs comprehensive consultations enabling patients with an opportunity to discuss current symptoms and concerns about their mental or behavioral health. His focus is on patients from age 6 through adulthood.

Along with managing patient medication, McDivitt provides patients and their families with education about the disease. He treats patients on a holistic level, so that he can find workable solutions for their mental or behavioral health issues.

McDivitt has extensive experience in psychiatric, emergency and family medicine. Throughout his career, he has worked in both clinic and hospital settings.

McDivitt earned a Master of Science in Nursing from The University of Texas Houston Health Science Center where he became board certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1992 from The University of Dallas as well as a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing in 1997 from Texas Women’s University.

In his spare time, McDivitt enjoys surfing, volunteering in activities for children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and spending time with his family.

Annie Law, MSN, RN, PNHNP-BC

After completing her year-long clinical rotation at Pace Mental Health Houston, Law joined the staff as a Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. Law has been a nurse for more than 19 years. Her extensive health care experience, including stints in hospital ER, ICU, and Oncology departments, serves patients at Pace.

She works with patients who have mental illness and/or substance abuse disorders. A large part of Law’s work is medication management and educating patients about the disease process and its potential side effects.

Law involves her patients in their care plan, and says, “including patients and their families, if possible, in the treatment plan is the best way to provide better quality and get more positive outcomes.” She believes that “the culture of patient-centered care at Pace assures them a better quality of life.”

“Part of who I am is compelled to help others,” says Law. “Nursing provides me the best way to help people feel better and guide them to a new path. Psychiatric nursing gives me an opportunity to help the community in a different way.”

Law was awarded a Master of Science in Nursing from Walden University in 2018. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Prairie View University.

A native Texan, and a self-proclaimed foodie, Law was the first college graduate in her family of eight children. She inspired her younger siblings to seek degrees in medicine and nursing.

Lilian Ike, MS, CMHNP-BC

As a Board Certified Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, Lilian Ike comes to Pace Mental Health with 15 years’ experience in psychiatric nursing. She has worked with a full spectrum of patients, including children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric populations, as well as their families. Ike has cared for patients with a variety of mental health disorders in both residential treatment facilities and hospital settings.

Prior to focusing on psychiatric nursing, Ike worked in acute care, serving patients in hospitals on surgical floors and also in long-term care facilities.

“I’m passionate about providing patient-centric and holistic care to my clients,” says Ike. “The culture at Pace Mental Health encourages my focus on comprehensive care to my patients, which improves the quality of health outcomes.”

Ike is certified in Crisis Prevention and Intervention (CPA) and Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behavior (PMAB). She is a member of the Houston
Area Nurse Practitioner (HANP) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP).

Ike holds a Master of Science degree with a concentration in Family Nurse Practitioner from Maryville University in St. Louis, Missouri. She earned her Bachelor of Science Nursing degree with honors from American Sentinel University.

Serving as a community resource for those suffering from mental illness, Ike regularly engages in community service with Calvary Church through their outreach Ministry.