Varad Team

Our Team




Kishore Varada, is the CEO/Chairman of the Varad Program. He practices psychiatry in our sister clinics within the tri-cities, Walla Walla, and Bellevue. He is an experienced, highly individualized psychiatric provider who delivers compassionate care in a safe, confidential environment. Varada provides services in psychiatric evaluation and medication management that include new technological advancements in psychiatric treatments such as QEEG and TMS. To learn more about the services the Varad Program offers or the conditions we treat, please visit our “Services” and/or “Conditions” sections.

Email : chairman@varadprogram.com


Farrukh Hashmi, is the medical director of our clinic. He is a board certified psychiatrist. For the past two decades, he has worked with a variety of psychiatric patients within the Tri-Cities. A few of the psychiatric services Hashmi provides are: in-patient psychiatric care, out-patient psychiatric care, TMS and medication management. To learn more about the services the Varad Program offers or the conditions we treat, please visit our “Services” and/or “Conditions” sections.


Cheta Nand is a triple-board certified psychiatrist in sleep medicine, addiction medicine and psychiatry. He has been in practice in the Tri-Cities for more than two decades alongside Hashmi and Varada. Nand provides services in psychiatric evaluation and medication management for individuals between the ages of ten years old to adults. To learn more about the services the Varad Program offers or the conditions we treat, please visit our “Services” and/or “Conditions” sections.


Jyothi Dikkala, is our program director and certified health coach. She was trained as a physician in India and became certified as a health coach in the US. Dikkala’s extended education has given her the opportunity to blend her knowledge of medicine with nutrition to aid her patients through changes in their lifestyle’s and food intake. Previous clients she has worked with have experienced positive changes regarding various issues that include: Hypothyroidism, anxiety, depression, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and diabetes.

Email : jd@varadprogram.com


Kusuma Ayithepalli, is our Psychiatry Clinical Coordinator

Email : info@varadprogram.com


Nozomi Kitagawa, is our Licensed Health Mental Counselor (LMHC). She loves helping people heal themselves, move forward and find their true paths. Traumatic events often lead people to self-discovery and spiritual growth. However healing from trauma does not happen overnight. It takes a lot of commitment and efforts, but it will be extremely rewarding. Her knowledge stems from working with people who have experienced through childhood trauma, partner abuse, domestic violence, and spiritual/religious trauma. She has also worked with many people struggling with interpersonal issues such as divorce, co-dependency, sexuality, etc.

Email : therapyn@varadprogram.com


Marie Scicchitano, is our certified Reiki Master with experiences originating from a unique background that brought her to where she is today. Originally a research scientist, Scicchitano grew an in-depth understanding of energy medicine. When faced with decisions on how to treat a chronic illness in previous practices, she turned to holistic medicine with amazing results. These revelations inspired her to further her understanding of alternative medicine so she could share her knowledge and use holistic measures to treat others, eventually becoming a Reiki Master and a Holistic Nutrition and Wellness Consultant.

Email : reikim@varadprogram.com


Damien Trujillo, is our meditation and yoga instructor. He is a licensed practitioner in the arts of Yoga and Meditation and can help you achieve a relaxed body and a calm mind. Yoga and Meditation are very successful at creating a space of peace within chaos while exercising, aiding in the elimination of toxins. Damien will provide you with a one-on-one Yoga and Meditation training program based on your past experience and relationship to your body and mind. Focusing on areas where the client specifically asks, he can assist you through guided meditation, Pranayama breathing exercises and Hatha yoga.

Email : yogad@varadprogram.com


Kalpana Kacholia is one of our Reiki Master’s. Practicing Reiki for over 12 years, she is a licensed Reiki Practitioner in the State of Washington and an affiliated member of the International Center for Reiki Training. In her free time, she volunteers at the Evergreen Hospital to support the physical and emotional well-being of staff and volunteers using Reiki healing techniques. Kalpana is also proficient in various other energy healing techniques that include, but are not limited to: karuna karma soul healing, psychic surgery, insight Reiki, Reiki with five Elements and Long Distance Reiki, and Crystals and Water Therapy.

Email : reikir@varadprogram.com


Fatima Al-Shemary, is our receptionist & patient coordinator, the interface for this clinic. She works with our providers to create an organized and pleasant experience for our clients. She will greet our clients and assist with any and all of the necessary procedures to admit a client into our program while maintaining a peaceful and calm environment. Jenny is familiar with all of our Holistic services and the holistic providers. She is also prepared to answer most questions regarding our Psychiatry services and treatments. She can provide a brief explanation of each service so clients can make a decision on what treatment appeals to them the most. Jenny will do her best to assist the client with anything they need to the best of her ability. She looks forward to meeting everyone and connect the client to the provider.

Email : receptionj@varadprogram.com