Holistic Psychiatrists in the United States

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This is a list of all holistic psychiatrists I could find online for each U.S. state.

Holistic Psychiatrists in the United States

When each state is complete with one or more provider, I will compile into a free e-book.

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Psychiatrists Who First Do No Harm

What’s so excellent about these physicians compared to ‘traditional-oriented psychiatrists’? Lots. They won’t victimize you by prescribing medications you do not need.

And will not then further victimize you by ignoring the signs of these meds making you worse, ignore your complaints and instead just write more and more prescriptions to treat the ‘chemical imbalance’ in your brain they know is hogwash.

Related post: What is the Chemical Imbalance Theory?

In addition, many of these physicians will refer you to other care practitioners for treatment if they think it is warranted i.e. general practitioners, medical specialists, etc.

Will They Prescribe Medications to Treat My Symptoms?

I have no idea – you have to contact the doctor’s office and get more detailed information about what treatments they do and do not offer. Some of these doctor’s do prescribe psychotropic medications in some cases, others do not.

There seems to be a cross-over between psychiatrists who claim to practice “Integrative Psychiatry” and those who practice “Holistic Psychiatry“.

In general, Integrative Psychiatry is similar to traditional psychiatry, but they are open to the use of natural treatments and adjunctive care in addition to psych meds.

Related post: Nutritional Supplements Help Antidepressants Work Better.

Use This List to Get Referrals

If a physician you want to see is not taking new clients or the wait list is too long – you or your child need to be evaluated pronto! – contact the office and ask for a referral to similar care providers.

Note: I’m focusing on psychiatrists here but there are many health providers who deal with mental-physical health conditions: environmental illness specialists, endocrinologists, psychiatric nurse practitioners, etc.

And there are many ‘regular’ docs who victimize patients similar to traditional psychiatry i.e. prescribe brain damaging medications and not treat underlying health issues.

The goal is to find help for the underlying cause of your symptoms, and avoid like the plague long-term use of any psychotropic medication.

Here is a free online tool to find ABIHM (accredited through the American Board of Holistic Medicine) doctors from all specialties: Certified Integrative Holistic Physicians.

List of Holistic Psychiatrists in the U.S.

Alphabetized by state.

Alabama

Charles Hayden, M.D. – Located in Huntsville, AL.

Dr. Hayden focuses on alternative treatment approaches, and a specialty of his is Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) . TMS is a non-drug approach found to be successful for depression, including severe depression and treatment resistant depression.

Quoted from the website:

“I want the patient to be informed of alturnative treatments – exercise, light therapy, nutrition and lifestyle issues, spiritual practices etc.”

Brilliant! He has been featured on the Dr. Oz show.

Phone: 256-722-1999
Website: http://tmstherapyhuntsville.com/dr-charles-hayden/

Alaska

Ty R. Vincent, M.D. – Wasilla, AK.

Note:   Dr. Vincent was listed as a psychiatrist then when I visited his site (excellent and completely holistic-oriented) found he is licensed in family medicine. But – I could find NO holistic or integrative-type psychiatrist for the state of Alaska.

This guy can work with any symptoms, he understands a whole-body approach and has specialized training in Environmental Medicine. And he is affordable with a sliding fee scale. Double score.

Phone: 907-357-2322
Website: http://www.mat-suim.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/site.physicians/action/dtl/phys/99801759.cfm

Arizona

Jonathan Zuess, M.D. – Located in Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. Zuess has twenty-three years experience, he specializes in holistic medicine, integrative psychiatry and pain management.

Phone: 602-567-8310
Website: none

Arkansas

David Haas, M.D. – Located in Maumelle, AR.

Quoted from the website:

“Dr. Haas likes to partner with his patients and empower them to take control of their overall wellness. He does this by utilizing integrative psychiatry. This type of care uses therapeutic services such as nutrition, bio-identical hormones with serum and saliva testing, psychotherapy and conventional medications and wellness products available.”

I almost gave up trying to find a holistic-oriented psychiatrist in Arkansas, then found Dr. Haas. Phew!

He (his clinic) works with children, adolescents and adults and offer many services such as bio-identical hormone replacement, nutrition, play therapy, pain management and treatment for addictions (sex, drugs, eating disorders, etc.).

Phone: 501-687-0488
Website: http://haaspsych.com/index.html

California

Hyla Cass, M.D. – Located in Los Angeles.

Quoted from the website:

“Nationally acclaimed innovator and expert in the fields of integrative medicine, psychiatry, and addiction recovery.“

The number below is Dr. Cass’s customer service line. She is a public figure who appears on national T.V. and radio shows. Her medical background includes: Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), and of the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM).

She writes extensively on alternative care approaches (i.e. other than psychotropic medications) for mental illness and also about medical conditions that can mimic symptoms of mental illness. Free e-book offered on website.

I wrote this post based on an article of hers: Your Bipolar Symptoms May Be Undiagnosed Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis.

Phone: 866-778-2646
Email: Contact form on website
Website: http://cassmd.com/
Blog: http://cassmd.com/blog/

Arsalan Malik, M.D – Located in Santa Monica, CA.

Quoted from the website:

“I incorporate safe, effective treatments that most psychiatrists have not been trained in: nutritional medicine, mind-body approaches, meditation, herbs, supplements and spirituality. In addition, I am trained in the treatment of gut dysbiosis and inflammation. I also refer to and collaborate with naturopaths and acupuncturists as needed.”

Dr. Malik works with both adults and adolescents. He does prescribe psychotropic medications for some.

Phone: 424-259-2673
Email: armalik@armalikmd.com
Blog: http://www.armalikmd.com/Blog.en.html
Website: http://www.armalikmd.com/IntegrativePsychiatry.en.html

Colorado

Nicole Shadid, M.D. – Denver, CO.

Quoted from the website:

“Complementary modalities of treatment emphasis the mind-body-soul connection in mental health symptoms, and include interventions such as Nutritional and Vitamin/Herbal Supplementation, Meditation and Mindfulness Techniques, Exercise/Body Awareness and Stress Management/Relaxation Techniques.”

Dr. Shadid works with adults. Strong focus on alternative treatment approaches – check out her beautifully-designed website – but does use pyschiatric medications in some cases.

Phone: 303-656-9215
Website: http://www.drshadid.com/

Connecticut

David London, M.D. – Located in Waterford, CT.

Quoted from the website:

“We will begin to explore natural and benign treatments to maximize your potential. We will attend closely to your unique biological and psychological, social and cultural circumstances.”

Sounds like a very empathic and sharp doc who is willing to work with you to heal underlying issues that have created illness states in your body. Rather than write prescriptions that will end-up making you sicker in the long run.

That’s the goal here.

Related post on my Bipolar 1 Survivor blog: If Antidepressants Worked We Would Have Less Disability From Depression.

Phone: 860-443-5822
Website: http://davidlondonmd.com/

Delaware

Florida

David Scheiderer, M.D. – Located in Sarasota, FL.

Dr. Schneiderer is a public figure who lectures about psychiatry and functional medicine. Brilliant, may he teach many the new way of approaching mental ‘symptoms of distress’ and what can be going on in the body in addition to lifestyle and personal issues of the patient.

His business – Integrative Psychiatry.net – is pretty cool and VERY holistic oriented. From the extensive website you can order testing of your neurotransmitter levels, find out what testing may be appropriate for the symptoms you are experiencing, etc.

Does phone consultations, information on the website.

Phone: 1-800-385-7863
Website: http://www.integrativepsychiatry.net/
Blog: http://www.integrativepsychiatry.net/blog/

Georgia

Hawaii

George Tun, M.D. – Located in Kihei, HI.

From Pyschology Today bio:

“I am a General and Integrative Psychiatrist who prefers to treat mental illness from a holistic point of view. That is, rather than treat just a disease or disorder, I believe in treating the whole person, mind, body, and spirit. Focus is maintained not only on accurate diagnosis and effective treatment but also on general health maintenance and well-being, both physical and emotional.”

Many services offered in his clinic: massage, yoga, nutrition, psyhotherapy, holistic psychiatry.

Phone: 808-891-1411
Website: http://www.lifefitnesscenters.net/

Idaho

Illinois

Laurie Goldman, M.D. – Located in Chicago, IL.

Quoted from the website:

“Dr. Laurie Goldman and Dr. Marisa Serrato are trained in conventional medicine and have expanded their knowledge by rigorous pursuit of training in nutrient therapies, functional medicine and holistic approaches.”

“They use a combination of treatments, including medications, nutraceuticals, and lifestyle changes, and may make specific recommendations for acupuncture, meditation, and yoga, amongst others. The psychiatrists at CPCHW are proud to be offering these unique services.”

Phone: 847-686-6666
Website: http://www.thechicagopsychiatriccenterforhealthandwellness.com/

Rana Mafee, M.D., ABIHM – Located in Warrenville, IL.

Quoted from the website:

“My areas of interest include integrative pain management, autoimmune disorders as well as mood and behavioral disorders in adults and children. As a board certified neurologist as well as specialist in integrative and functional medicine, I strive to provide comprehensive care to my patients using a whole systems approach.”

Phone: 630-393-9800
Website: http://claruscenter.com/rana-mafee-md-abihm/

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas

C. Shaffia Laue, MD – Located in Lawrence, KS.

Dr. Laue has trained as a Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatrist at the Menninger Clinic in Topeka, Kansas.

Quoted from the website:

“Laue studied several forms of integrative medicine including nutrition, homeopathy, environmental medicine, Chinese herbs, electro-dermal testing (EDS), auricular medicine, bioenergy healing, and meditation. Over the last twenty+ years she has integrated these aspects into her holistic psychiatry practice”

Phone: 785-841-1243
Website: www.prairiearth.org

Kentucky

Gary S. Weinstein, M.D. – Located in Louisville, KY.

Quoted from the website:

“Dr. Weinstein is a holistic psychiatrist combining many modalities of traditional and complementary medicine. He was Chief Resident in Psychiatry at Vanderbilt University Medical School, and former Director of Outpatient Psychiatry at the University of Louisville School of Medicine where he is now a Clinical Associate Professor.”

His alterntive treatment approaches include: biofeedback and meditation, medical quigong, cognitive behavioral therapy and pranic healing.

He specializes in pain management and is a reiki master. Wow. Plus more on the website, check it out!

Phone: 502-425-8787
Website: http://garyweinsteinmd.com/

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Alice W. Lee, M.D. – Located in Gaithersburg, MD.

Quoted from the website:

“Alice W. Lee, MD, ABIHM is a holistic and integrative psychiatrist practicing in Gaithersburg, Maryland, who combines nutritional medicine (orthomolecular psychiatry), energy medicine, and other alternative therapies in the holistic and integrative treatment of mental health conditions.”

Phone: 301-802-4474
Website: http://holisticpsychiatrist.com/
Blog: http://www.holisticpsychiatrist.com/viewpoint-blog/

Massachusetts

Judy Tsafrir, M.D. – Located in Newton, MA.

Quoted from the website:

“The foundation of cultivating psychiatric holistic health is attending to the reality that we are spiritual beings having a human experience. Western medicine treats the body as a piece of flesh to manipulate with pharmaceuticals and procedures, without any consideration or inclusion of the Sacred.”

Very holistic-oriented psychiatrist who treats both children and adults. Has specialized training in the Walsh Approach to mental and physical wellness. Will test for underlying health conditions and recommend alternative treatments such as diet, supplements, fixing your gut health, etc.

I devulge in my book how alternative care and learning about environmental illness helped heal severe mania and depressive states of my BP-1. Bipolar 1 Disorder – How to Survive and Thrive.

Dr. Tsafrir wrote an excellent article about her experience with toxic mold creating temporary illness issues (depression, anxiety) and how she healed: Toxic Mold and Psychiatric Symptoms.

Phone: 617-965-3020
Email: JTsafrir@comcast.net
Website: http://www.judytsafrirmd.com/
Blog: http://www.judytsafrirmd.com/category/blog/

Robert Berezin, M.D. – Located in Lexington, MA.

Quoted from the website:

“For many years I have been troubled by the rapid and tragic degeneration of my field. Contemporary psychiatry has fallen under the sway of biological psychiatry, where patients no longer receive proper care.”

“Today’s commonly held and misguided belief is that human suffering is a brain problem. And the cure for human pain has been reduced to a pill, as if pharmaceuticals address the agency of human suffering. Human struggle is not now, nor ever has been a brain problem. It is a human problem, pure and simple.”

Another ‘wow’ moment when I found information on this psychiatrist. His career spans more than forty years and includes time spent teaching and supervising at the Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, creating and implementing innovative public mental health programs in addition to his private practice.

He developed a novel method for working with patients: “Psychotherapy of Character” and wrote a book about it. He blogs and speaks out about current day psychiatry. See what I mean? Wow.

Email: Bob@robertberezin.com
Website: http://robertberezin.com/.

Michigan

Jay Horowitz, M.D – Located in Franklin, MI.

Practice Description: Individualized, personal and committed care for psychiatric, emotional, relationship, life-transition and work-related problems.

Phone: 248-851-4640
Email: jhorowitz@horowitzmd.net

Minnesota

Reba Peoples, M.D. – Located in Minneapolis, MN.

Quoted from the website:

“Functional Medicine aims to treat the root causes of illness, not just the symptoms. Functional Medicine practitioners may recommend diet modification, exercise, lifestyle changes, stress management tools, detoxification support, natural supplements, and, when necessary, prescription medications.”

Here’s how this doc describes himself: “Psychiatrist. Functional Medicine Enthusiast. Truth Seeker. Dreamer. Spirit in Evolution.”. Sounds like my kind of doctor. You?

Phone: 612-254-2960
Email: info@imarahealthandwellness.com
Blog: http://www.imarahealthandwellness.com/blog
Website: www.imarahealthandwellness.com

Mississippi

Missouri

Steven Harvey, M.D. – Located in St. Louis, MO.

Quoted from the website:

“TMS St Louis offers deep transcranial stimulation, a new FDA-approved option for treatment-refractory major depression. TMS is safe and effective, and often works for those who do not improve with medications, or cannot tolerate them. Side effects are minimal, and include scalp discomfort.”

“Our typical patient is someone who continues to be depressed in spite of several different medications.”

TMS is not the same – or even similar – to ECT. TMS does not require anasthesia, does not induce seizures or cause memory loss. It is safe, FDA-approved and effective.

I’ve spoken out about brain damaging ECT on my Bipolar 1 Survivor blog and will continue to do so: ECT Machines Have Never Been Tested.

Phone: 844-926-8867
Website: http://www.tms-stlouis.com/

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

Martin Fakiel, M.D. – Las Vegas, NV.

Quoted from the website:

“Many people also find that psychiatrists can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. Psychiatrists can provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problem or point you in the direction of a solution.”

His website tagline is “Psychiatrist in Las Vegas, Holistic Approach“. I thought to myself, ‘I found my guy’. LOL.

Phone: 702-326-1116
Email: mfakiel@gmail.com
Website: http://www.psychiatrylasvegas.com/index.html

New Hampshire

New Jersey

Jingduan Yang, M.D. – Located in Marlton, NJ.

From an online article about his TAO Clincs:

“We’ve always been good at seeing how your chi (energy) is doing,” says Yang. “Now we can evaluate things like nutritional deficiencies, environmental toxicities, digestive function, food sensitivities and genetic deficits,” said Yang.

Combines Integrative Psychiatry and functional medicine with classic Chinese Medicine. Offers Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Therapy (TMS) – used for severe depression and is not brain damaging like ECT.

Quatitative EEG / Brain Mapping – used to identify abnormal brain waves in the brain that then are treated with neurofeedback.

Incredibly cool.

Phone: 856-802-6888
Email: jdyang999@comcast.net
Website: www.taointegrativemedicine.com

New Mexico

New York

Dana Shaw, M.D. – Located in New York, NY.

Practices Integrative and Holistic Psychiatry.

Wow, is all I thought when I read a short bio of her many accomplishments and training: Read Here.

She is also a professor, accepts some insurance (too many of these physicians do not) and you can book an appointment online.

Phone: 347-552-1300
Email: danashawmd@gmail.com
Website: www.drdanashawmd.com

Kelly Brogan, M.D. – Located in New York City, NY.

Dr. Brogan specializes in woman’s health and has now made her holistic healing approach for depression and other mood-physical-mental issues available to everyone – for the price of an office visit.

Read all about Vital Mind Reset and sign up here.

Color you happy? Anywhere in the country you can join and recieve the same evaluation, care and treatment recommendations she gives her in-office patients.

She offers a free e-book on treating depression, download here.

I’ve featured Dr. Brogan on the Bipolar 1 Survivor list of ‘Psychiatrists Who Speak Out About Psychiatry‘ – view full list.

Email: office@kellybroganmd.com
Website: http://kellybroganmd.com/

North Carolina

Robin Lee Casey MD – Located in Raleigh, NC.

Specialties include: Biofeedback, Guided Imagery, Mind/Body Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry.

Phone: 919-896-6998
Website: http://www.nrmhwell.com/

North Dakota

Ohio

​Lindsey Cole, M.D. – Located in Columbus, OH.

Quoted from the website:

“I’m a traditionally trained psychiatrist who noticed that patients with certain co-existing conditions would consistently fail to respond to usual treatments for their psychiatric condition.”

“This frustration led to additional training in functional medicine, an emerging approach to patient care that looks at the entire body as integrated and holistic in design.”

Practice Description: Functional psychiatry (depression, bipolar, anxiety disorders and ADHD).

This is exactly the type of physician I wanted to highight on this list. Awesome.

Phome: 614-887-7731
Email: staffsupport@brainenergymd.com
Website:www.brainenergymd.com

Jodie Skillicorn, D.O. – Located in Fairlawn, OH.

Quoted from the website:

“In her practice, she combines mindfulness based psychotherapy with a variety of complementary modalities that assist the healing process. These may include mindfulness, breath-work, yoga, energy psychology, energy medicine, guided imagery, biofeedback, exercise, EMDR, hypnotherapy, nutrition and supplements.”

Phone: 330-715-9282
Email: joskilli@gmail.com
Website: http://www.mindfulpsych.com/

Oklahoma

Elizabeth Cordes, D.O. – Located in Edmond, OK.

Quoted from the website:

“Only when the whole person is taken into account, not just the symptoms, can healing truly occur. It is my goal to provide such integrative healing with compassion, reassurance, and understanding.”

Phone: 405-285-8285
Website: http://cordespsychiatry.com/Cordes_Psychiatry/Welcome.html

Oregon

Malika Burman, M.D. – Located in Portland, OR.

Quoted from the website:

“In addition to traditional psychotherapy and medication management, Dr. Burman draws from the Indian chakra model of spiritual human anatomy to implement individualized and practical forms of treatment including Ayurvedic medicine, yoga therapy, and advanced meditation guidance.”

This physician does use psychotropic medications . Only Oregon referral I could find. Once you are on the drugs for any length of time, it can be very difficult to go off. Side effects can be debillitating, especially when multiple drugs are prescribed.

Proceed with caution.

Phone: 972-352-0674
Email: contact form on website
Website: http://www.holisticpsych.net/default.aspx

Pennsylvania

Phillip L. Bonnet, M.D. – Located in Washington Crossing, PA.

Quoted from the website:

“Dr. Bonnet employs a highly personalized plan of action which may include homeopathy, allergy treatment, supplementation, nutritional counseling and energetic medicine. Each patient is accepted as a whole and unique human being.”

Very holisitc-oriented physician with specialized training in orthomolecular psychiatry (using nutritional supplements to treat symptoms), allergy treatment and homeopathy.

Phone: 215-321-8321
Email: office@thehealingpartnership.org
Website: http://www.thehealingpartnership.org/

Erica Borman, D.O. – Located in Drexel Hill, PA.

Quoted from her bio page on website:

“As an osteopathic psychiatrist, Dr Borman comes from a form of medicine founded on the philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent upon one another for good health; that the person is a unit of body, mind, and spirit; and that we should focus on treating the whole patient, rather than just the disease.”

This ‘whole body approach’ doc works in a large clinic with many health providers and other psychiatrists. Dr. Borman is an Osteopathic Physician who is board certified in psychiatry.

Phone: 610-626-8085
Website: http://www.psychchoices.com/

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Brett Nelson, M.D. – Located in Rapid City, SD.

Talks about an “integrative approach”, but from the website looks like he still writes a lot of prescriptions. Tread cautiously.

Dr. Nelson is a pediatric and adolescent trained psychiatrist. Giving brain damaging medications to children is not appropriate health care – in my humble opinion. And it kills.

The FDA has hid datea on thousands of children deaths from psychotropic drugs: PAPA – Amazing Parents Fighting for All of Our Kids.

Phone: 605-787-1040
Website: http://www.thenelsoncentersd.com/WhatWeTreat

Tennessee

Texas

Nadia Bening, M.D. – Located in Austin, TX

Quoted from the website:

“Patients who are searching for a more natural approach to health in terms of balancing the mind, body and spirit will benefit from the Holistic approach. Dr. Bening aims to address the source of imbalance that led to a psychiatric condition, thus eliminating symptoms of the disease.”

This is exactly the type of care you want… not a doc who just wants to write prescriptions.

Dr. Bening also does nutritional counseling and weight loss, action-oriented therapy for teens and has a Moms support group.

Phone: 512-296-2392
Website: http://www.happymentalwellness.com/home.html

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Martin Albert, M.D. – Located in Charlottesville, VI

Quoted from the website:

“Our commitment is helping our patients achieve optimum health and balance. Although conventionally trained, we prefer to use the more natural and gentler methods of complementary/alternative medicine whenever possible.”

“We use diet, exercise, nutritional and herbal supplements, lifestyle changes, and mind-body practices such as relaxation and Interactive Guided Imagery.”

Specialties: AD(H)D, Anxiety Disorders, Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Functional & Integrative Medicine, OCD, Sleep Disorders.

Phone: (434) 984-2846
Email: malbert@cstone.net
Website: www.healthyvim.org

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

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