About Us

Our Center

Welcome to Bella Nirvana Center

Bella Nirvana Center, (BNC), is a Highly Accredited Mental Health and Addiction Treatment Facility based in beautiful Folsom California. Conveniently located close to Sacramento, California. Bella Nirvana Center is an upscale treatment center providing individualized treatment for men and women suffering from drug and alcohol addictions, co-occurring disorders, and Behavioral and Mental Health issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCS, PTSD and Trauma. We offer all levels of care including a sub-acute medically supported detox, residential treatment, PHP and IOP. Psychotherapy and Psychiatry Services.

We are licensed and have achieved a JCAHO Accreditation which is the highest accreditation in the Health & Addiction Industry. We are Credentialed through TriWest Community Care to treat Veterans.

Our highly skilled, Licensed & Certified Professionals Consist of Physicians Specializing in Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, and Family Medicine. We offer excellent service, customized and compassionate treatment, support, comfort and respect. We provide assessments by Board Certified Physicians. We provide the best seamless recovery. Each patient comes with their own unique needs and the treatment plan is customized to achieve the highest rates of success. At BNC, our medical doctors and psychiatrists monitor our patients very closely, and they are available 24/7 to monitor treatment.

Mental Health, Addiction, and Substance abuse is a fight for you or your loved one’s life. Bella Nirvana Center gives you the motivation to help you start, and the empathy to provide you with the care that you need to succeed and live your life in peace and happiness.

It is important for individuals to understand the importance of sobriety and Mental Health. With commitment and perseverance, you can achieve tomorrow what today seems impossible. But when suffering from drug and alcohol dependence or Behavioral Issues. Not only does Bella Nirvana center motivate you to fight against the abuse, but inspire you to continue with relapse prevention for a permanent solution to your addiction.

Bella Nirvana Center creates a customized treatment plan for every patient in need. It is established to help in educating and helping patients to understand the process of recovery in a better manner. Some of the discussions include:

  • How is a patient affected by substance abuse, anxiety, depression, PTSD, Trauma?
  • How to deal with cravings of drugs and alcohol
  • Is addiction a chronic disease like Diabetes, HTN, ….
  • Conceptualizing the idea of co-occurring mental disorder in the process
  • How to deal with relapse prevention
  • How to inspire oneself and others towards a positive journey
  • How to lead a sober and happy life

Meet the Team

JEFFREY KNOWLES, MD

Dr. Knowles is board certified in Adult Psychiatry and certified by the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM). He graduated from Medical School in 1978 then practiced Medicine and Addiction Medicine before completing his Psychiatry Residency at University of Washington in 1999.

He has received intensive supervision with training in Montreal from 2000-2008 and continued in his Annual Conference since then. He has vast experience in Psychotherapy that include individuals with anxiety, depression, addiction and trauma issues.​

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Niraj P. Gupta, M.D.

Psychiatry and Neuroscience Dept Niraj P. Gupta, M.D. is an assistant professor of psychiatry at the UC Riverside School of Medicine and a staff psychiatrist with the Riverside County Department of Mental Health.

He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is a member of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Association of Psychiatric Medicine. Gupta’s research interests include psychopharmacologic treatment of mood disorders, anxiety disorder and addiction.

Ma’an DOLOR, LVN

Ma’an Dolor is a License Vocational Nurse. She graduated from City College in San Francisco and has been working as a Nurse for more than 10 years. She has vast experience working with clients who suffer from Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Mental Health and Substance Abuse.

She has worked as a Psych Nurse at San Francisco general Hospital and UC Davis Jail Psych. She has been a Detox Nurse for more than 4 years and find the job to be extremely challenging but yet rewarding especially when you are able to break through to your clients. She believes that anyone can be a Nurse but not everyone is meant to be a Nurse.

MICKEY L.PUGELL

Mickey has worked as a Drug and Alcohol Counselor for nearly 19 years after completing her academics at American River City College. She continued her education by earning her CADACII, CS at CCAPP and Bachelors of Science Degree in Psychology at Sacramento University State College of California.

She has worked in the drug and alcohol community and with the acute mental health population. Mickey is a client focused professional who strives to assist her clients to believe in themselves and supports them throughout treatment and recovery process to regain a quality of life.

Dr. Alok Krishna, MD

Dr. Krishna has 30 years of experience in the field of medicine. He is board-certified in family and addiction medicine. Currently, he is pursuing a fellowship in psychiatry and is affiliated with both UC Irvine and UC Davis. He is interested in General Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, and End-of-Life Care (such as palliative and hospice care).

Dr. Krishna became an M.D. at the young age of 24. Shortly after, he went to get his Master’s degree at the University of Singapore.  After this, he began his residency training in New York. Later he moved to Toledo, Ohio to do his residency in Family Medicine. After finishing his residency, he moved to Kenton, Ohio to start his first private practice. Besides his practice, he also worked to lessen obesity among children while living in Kenton.

In 2008, he moved to Houston, Texas to help better his daughter’s education. There, he continued Family Medicine as well as his charity work.

Lured by the good weather and large medical community, he moved to Folsom, California in 2012, where he currently resides.

Dr. Krishna has two children; one daughter who is studying law in graduate school and one son who is currently a high school senior. His wife, Vasanthi Krishna, is also a physician.

Dr. Krishna always repeats the same mantra: “Health is Wealth.”

Audrey Archila, MS- PA

Audrey I. Archila is a Primary Care Physician Assistant licensed in California. A former Combat Medical Specialist, Ms. Archila started her medical career in the United States Army. She served in Operation Iraqi Freedom, earning a Combat Medical Badge and receiving an Honorable Discharge. She continued her education in Fresno, California receiving an Associate of Arts in Life Sciences from Fresno City College. Ms. Archila went on to earn her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and a Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies. Graduating forms SJVC Visalia Campus, Ms. Archila chose to work in underserved communities in Central California, helping migrant workers, Southeast Asian refugees and their families.

Audrey Archila PA-C has a son currently in his Junior Year in college. She enjoys art, music and travel. She has worked in Family practice, Urgent care and Addiction medicine settings. Her passion is now and continues to be empowering her patients to take control of their health and supporting those with the desire and willingness to improve their well-being.

Dr. Alok Krishna, MD

Dr. Krishna has 30 years of experience in the field of medicine. He is board-certified in family and addiction medicine. Currently, he is pursuing a fellowship in psychiatry and is affiliated with both UC Irvine and UC Davis. He is interested in General Medicine, Addiction Medicine, Mental Health, and End-of-Life Care (such as palliative and hospice care).

Dr. Krishna became an M.D. at the young age of 24. Shortly after, he went to get his Master’s degree at the University of Singapore.  After this, he began his residency training in New York. Later he moved to Toledo, Ohio to do his residency in Family Medicine. After finishing his residency, he moved to Kenton, Ohio to start his first private practice. Besides his practice, he also worked to lessen obesity among children while living in Kenton.

In 2008, he moved to Houston, Texas to help better his daughter’s education. There, he continued Family Medicine as well as his charity work.

Lured by the good weather and large medical community, he moved to Folsom, California in 2012, where he currently resides.

Dr. Krishna has two children; one daughter who is studying law in graduate school and one son who is currently a high school senior. His wife, Vasanthi Krishna, is also a physician.

Dr. Krishna always repeats the same mantra: “Health is Wealth.”

Dr. Archana Trivedi,
MD Board Certified Psychiatrist

Dr. Archana Trivedi, MD is a Board-Certified, General Adult Psychiatrist. She works as a Psychiatry Specialist for Bella Nirvana Center in Folsom California. She earned her medical degree from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) and her early psychiatric training was completed at Central Institute of Psychiatry, Ranchi, India. Dr. Trivedi completed her residency in Psychiatry at the University of Arizona.

She is affiliated with UC Davis Medical Center, Oroville Hospital and Sutter Medical Center-Ose Adams Medical Pavilion. with special interest in cross-cultural psychiatry, mental illness with co-occurring substance use disorders, and the use of interventional psychiatry (ECT & TMS) in treatment-resistant psychiatric disorders. She believes in integrating the psychodynamic principles applicable to patients with psychopharmacology in the practice of psychiatry for a better treatment outcome. She is also open to interventions such as ECT in treatment-resistant cases. Her warm, accepting approach is appreciated by many of her patients. She is known for her excellent personal care and ability to establish a therapeutic relationship with her patients. She works closely with the patients and their families to develop the treatment plan that best meets their individual needs.