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Pamela A. Pappas, MD, MD(H)

About Dr. Pam

I’m an integrative psychiatrist, homeopathic physician, personal and executive coach, and evolving human.

My lifelong passion has been exploring the wondrous and beautiful natural world, along with the nature of healing itself. My medical practice provides integrative treatments for adults with depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress-related health conditions.

As a multiply certified coach, I also help physicians and others reconnect with the deepest callings in their lives. This is soul work: both healing and transformative. Burnout may serve as an entry point. Finding one’s way through this transition can lead to more authentic and wholehearted living, loving, and working. We are each traveling our own unique life paths, yet most are ultimately seeking inner peace. This capacity is within each of us. My work helps clear away the underbrush to a simpler, kinder experience of our lives, relationships, and careers.

Personal Statement

Though my training and background are firmly grounded in conventional medicine, I’ve gone beyond this in serving patients who haven’t responded to typical treatments. Some of this work includes:

• Classical Homeopathy
• Traditional Chinese Medicine & Acupuncture
• Nutrition & Functional Medicine
• Mindfulness & Self-Compassion practices
• Hypnosis & Guided Imagery
• Therapeutic Writing
• Indigenous healing traditions
• Reiki
• Thought Field Therapy (TFT) and Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT)
• Osteopathic manipulation (including cranial and cranio-sacral therapy)
• Botanical Medicine, Flower Remedies & Essential Oils
• Multiple forms of coaching practice
• Enneagram
• “Three Principles” spiritual understanding of mental health and innate well-being, as conveyed by Sydney Banks.
 

Learning to effectively apply all this has required many years’ further education, practice, and mentoring beyond conventional training and fellowships. Homeopathy alone takes a lifetime to master, if one ever really does. The primary thing it has taught me, though, is that the same Life Force infuses and animates everything in the universe. As humans, we are both spiritual and physical beings; homeopathy operates at the confluence of both.

My transformation work with physicians has been a calling ever since residency, when the term “burnout” was just entering use. Seeing extremely intelligent and creative medical students, residents, and practicing physicians suffer, I devoted much of my early academic Psychiatry career to healing the healers (including myself).

Medical careers don’t have to lead to burnout, depression, or suicide, but they too often do. We forget to include ourselves in our caring activities; it may even take a major illness to wake us up. Extremely busy as a psychiatrist treating my colleagues, I later also trained as a coach to reach them preventively. Developing individual strategies for personal lives and work situations “upstream,” can avert eventual drowning downstream. Medical organizations and leadership play prominent roles in these trends as well — by either strengthening the “health” in healthcare, or further perpetrating insanity. Because each doctor and medical organization affects thousands of patients and their families, these influences magnify exponentially.

The most profound training of my life came through developing acute necrotizing pancreatitis a few years ago. Unrecognized gallstones led to 2 intensely painful hospitalizations, sepsis, near death, and eventual surgery to remove my gall bladder. Many months of recuperation followed, with chronic pain and other symptoms. I learned what it was like to be treated by doctors and nurses with energy enough to care for me, vs those whose burnout left them more like the walking dead. Physicians are trained to suppress their human needs, while churning through overwhelming workloads. Yet most are also deeply committed to serving others with those same human needs; they choose Medicine for its immersion in scientific discovery plus relating authentically with patients and their families. Disruption of these essential human connections adds to “burnout” – although it’s not the only cause. Experiencing all this as a patient further strengthened my commitment to cultivating soul, compassion, and wholeness in my colleagues, and in medical culture too.

While nearly dying in the hospital, I also experienced a strong and omnipresent Guide within me. Conveying wisdom and resilience, this Being accompanied and supported me through my illness and beyond. I believe that this Wisdom can show up in all kinds of ways in our lives, providing whatever we most need at the time. Many others have told me of their own, similar experiences – whether through illness or not. Because this internal sense of loving guidance has been so transformative for me, I want to help others connect with the same in themselves.

Credentials

MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine; Winston-Salem, NC

Internship: Internal Medicine and Family Medicine, Pitt Memorial Hospital/East Carolina University School of Medicine; Greenville, NC

Residency in Psychiatric Medicine: Pitt Memorial Hospital/East Carolina University School of Medicine; Greenville, NC

Fellowships:

• Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (Psychosomatic Medicine): Duke University Medical Center; Durham, NC
• Integrative Medicine: Dr. Andrew Weil’s Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine; Tucson, AZ
 

Board Certifications:

• Psychiatry
• Integrative Holistic Medicine
 

Licensure:

• MD, Arizona
• MD(H), Arizona
 

Homeopathic Training:

• American Medical College of Homeopathy: Homeopathic Practitioner Program (1000+ hours); Phoenix, AZ
• California Center for Homeopathic Education: 900+ hours’ in-depth training in Vital Sensation Method of Homeopathy; San Diego, CA
• Various other homeopathic teachers: 650+ hours’ live educational seminars and continued training
 

Coaching Training & Experience

• Integrative Health Coaching: Duke Center for Integrative Medicine
• Certified Executive Coach: Center for Executive Coaching
• Certified Physician Burnout Prevention Coach: The Happy MD
• Member, TheHappyMD.com Coaching Alliance
• Advanced Certified Personal and Executive Coach Training, 128-hour track: College of Executive Coaching. 
• Certified Change Coach, Dr. Amy Johnson, 2020
• Certified Clarity Coach, Jamie Smart (in process, 2021)
 

Certified Facilitator of Dr. Brené Brown’s Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ Programs

Trained Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher, 2019 – present

3 Principles Practitioner, 2017 – present

• Healers’ Clinic – Drs. Bill and Linda Pettit 2019-20
• Ongoing personal mentoring with Drs. Bill and Linda Pettit
• Multiple courses with Drs. Bill and Linda Pettit, Rani Bora, Judith Sedgeman, and Amy Johnson; also with Jamie Smart and Michael Neill
 

Enneagram Trainings

• Certification in Enneagram Applications — Enneagram Georgia and Atlanta Center for Wellness, 2020
• Certified in Enneagram and the Coach — Elaine Bailey, 2020
• The Enneagram Coach, Beth and Jeff McCord
 

Trainings for Personal Growth and Development:

• Mindfulness Meditation (Drs. Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli) – personal practice for over 30 years
• Mind-Body Medicine (Dr. James Gordon and others)
• Reiki Master since 2000
• Multiple physician healing retreats (Drs. Lee Lipsenthal, Rachel Remen, and others)
• Ho’oponopono (ancient Hawaiian method of problem solving and stress release — Dr. Ihaleakala Hew Len and others) – ongoing practice since 2005
Work With Me
• Three Principles-based consultations, conversations, and intensives for those interested in living beyond the “label” of their diagnosis or circumstances. 
 
• Coaching programs for physicians and other healthcare professionals: these vary in length and intensity, individualized to your needs and the transformations you’re seeking. We begin with a complimentary 30 minute “Wake Up Call” to discuss what you’re looking for, and to see whether working together might serve you in these aims.
 
• Speaking about Burnout Prevention, Innate Well-Being, and Leadership Development for physicians — plus those who love them, their employers, and larger medical organizations. I also facilitate groups who are working in these areas.
 
• Use of the Enneagram in personal development and coaching
 
• Integrative Psychiatry consultations and treatment for adults 21 and over with depression, anxiety, trauma, and stress-related health conditions. These services focus on Classical Homeopathy, nutrition, Mindful Self-Compassion, and psychospiritual conversation. Homeopathy is a comprehensive system of medicine that considers the whole person – mind, body, and spirit. 
 
• Collaborative Care with other health professionals 
 
• Mindfulness and Self-Compassion practices
 
• Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ groups and workshops
 
• Desert Flower Remedies

Services I Provide

Three-Principles-Based Consultations, Intensives, and Packages

My understanding of the world is deeply psychospiritual, and combines spirituality, psychology, and a great reverence for all life as I work with others. The “Three Principles” are the spiritual gifts of Mind, Consciousness, that are universal to all human beings, and underlie all spiritual traditions. They are grounded in the insights of philosopher Sydney Banks about who we truly are, and how our experience is created. My observations have shown me that these Principles are as real as the principles of gravity and electricity. Mentored the last several years by those who worked closely with Mr. Banks for decades (until his death in 2009), I have found this understanding to be healing and transformative both personally and professionally.

In working with others, I intend to serve their ability to access the clarity and resilience already present within them – even though they may not be “feeling it” at the time. Rather than techniques and prescriptions, our own insights and realizations are the most potent means for guiding our lives forward. We are both apprentices to the Presence within us, at the heart of our being. Listening deeply and responding from my own heart to theirs, these conversations are often healing for us both.

“Universal Mind” is the intelligent, loving, and creative energy behind all life — whether in form or formless. It’s a power source moving through us, always.

“Universal Consciousness” is the innate human capacity to be aware of our lives. Our level of awareness at any moment, determines the quality of our experience.

“Universal Thought” is the formless and infinite energy for creating our experience, moment to moment. The core of all psychological functioning, it links the spiritual and physical world. We experience our world from the inside out, through Thought – rather than from outside circumstances.

Working from this basic understanding can facilitate healing and growth in many problematic situations. Some possibilities include:

• Leading more whole, connected, and peaceful lives, beyond the label of psychiatric or other medical diagnoses
• Dealing with anxiety, trauma, grief, and unwanted habits​
• Prevention of burnout and compassion fatigue in physicians and other healthcare professionals
• Medical leaders seeking a reliable inner compass – such as when dealing with volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous situations in their organizations
• Entrepreneurs and other creatives who want to more consistently access and use their intuition – and to experience greater productivity and flow in their work

This work provides space and opportunity for you to have your own insights and realizations – especially about who you really are, and how your experience is created. This understanding allows your life to move forward with much more simplicity and inner peace.

Also, it facilitates your ability to recognize and listen to your own inner wisdom and intuition – leading to clearer, more practical decisions, responses, and productivity in your life.

We may also use supportive resources in the form of videos and readings from Sydney Banks, the man who uncovered the Three Principles in the 1970’s through an enlightenment experience that changed his life.

Pamela A. Pappas MD, MD(H) is a Three Principles Practitioner and coach, practicing at Optimal You.

Physician Coaching for Well-Being and Leadership Development

Although physician burnout is at an all-time high (60% in some recent studies), most physicians were never trained to recognize its signs or prevent it in themselves, their professional colleagues, or their organizations. Burnout is a syndrome characterized by:

1. Physical and Emotional Exhaustion: Feeling emotionally drained, depleted and worn out by work and not able to recover in non-working hours
 
2. Depersonalization: The development of a negative, callous and cynical attitude toward patients and their concerns – often with sarcasm, and feeling put upon by patients.
 
3. Reduced Sense of Personal Accomplishment: The tendency to see one’s work negatively, without value or meaningless (“what’s the use?”) and see one’s self as incompetent. The standardized questionnaire measuring these three scales of physician burnout is called the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI).

The developers of the MBI described physician burnout as:

“ . . . an erosion of the soul caused by a deterioration of one’s values, dignity, spirit and will.”

Burnout can be thought of as one end of a continuum, with Engagement on the other end:

Burnout <—————————–> Engagement

Most physicians go into medicine to help others, and to experience a feeling of purpose; it’s a vocation and calling for them. Feelings of fulfillment and satisfaction accompany being fully engaged in one’s career. When doctors can use their skills with excellence, relate deeply with and benefit others, AND also practice consistent self-care to replenish themselves when tired, this feeling and state of engagement is possible.

A host of factors edges physicians towards burnout – including:

• Medicine brings a high level of responsibility with little control over outcomes
• Working with ill people who are generally not happy to see us
• Medicine reinforces workaholism, a pattern that often begins before medical school
• No training in personal boundaries, and how to maintain them
• Being thrust into leadership of medical teams, with only dysfunctional “top down͟” leadership examples to draw on
• Physicians need support from their teams to work most efficiently — but tend to act like lone rangers
• Isolation from peers, due to intense work demands
• Hostile legal environment, and worry about lawsuits waiting to happen
• Dealing with insurance companies and other payors’ ever-changing demands
• Shifting organizational structures that change medical practices and patient referrals
• Political uncertainty
• Personal and family needs evolve and change over time
• And many more

The presence of physician burnout has been shown to

• Decrease physicians’ professionalism and the quality of medical care they provide
• Increase medical errors and malpractice rates
• Lower patient compliance and satisfaction with medical care
• Increase rates of physician substance abuse, intent to leave practice, depression, and its worst complication: suicide.
 

Fortunately, doctors can be trained to learn the signs and symptoms – AND how to combat burnout when they are edging towards it. Preventive measures on individual, organizational and leadership levels are available. When physicians learn to employ their own personal anti-burnout strategies, the benefits extend beyond themselves to their patients, families, staff and wider organization, and even the payors.

Pamela A. Pappas, MD, MD(H) is certified in multiple forms of coaching: Executive Coaching, Physician Burnout Prevention, Enneagram Coaching, and the Change Coach model of Dr. Amy Johnson PhD. She is also working towards certification as a Clarity Coach, with Jamie Smart.

Enneagram in Coaching and Personal Development

The Enneagram is an ancient framework for understanding personality patterns plus ongoing evolution in ourselves and others. It helps us see our needs, fears, and gifts, and shows us where we could be limiting our own development. Encompassing both spirituality and psychology, it helps us evolve towards living and working more authentically.

Having studied this system over the past 5-10 years, I’ve been surprised at how thoroughly yet compassionately the Enneagram allows people to observe themselves. Have you ever wondered what it might be like for others to be “on the receiving end of you?” Have you ever noticed that certain clashes in relationships recur over and over? Learning about ourselves and important others through the Enneagram can clarify these areas, plus help us respond with more awareness and patience. It’s far more than a “personality test”; it includes our energies, describes how we deal with various painful emotions, and offers pathways for personal healing and transformation. And more.

Each of us has all 9 of the basic personality “types” within us, but we gravitate the most to one. Still, there are differences in tone and in expressions of our instincts, which affect how we show up. Perhaps even more important is our level of consciousness (or awareness). The DSM 5 tends to pathologize our personality attributes, and does not describe levels of awareness at all. However, through the Enneagram lens, one can discover one’s own inner story and how this affects our responses. Once we see this deeply, it can’t be un-seen. These insights serve our health, because we also realize that “it doesn’t have to go this way” with us anymore. Catching ourselves earlier and earlier in our patterns, we can choose differently – and this is liberating.

Many of my coaching clients have enjoyed learning about themselves through the Enneagram, so it’s often part of the coaching packages I offer. We can use the RHETI online questionnaire as a starting point, while realizing that the person himself/herself is the best judge of accuracy of results. Deeper learning is always possible for any of us. Some of us need more time, reflection, and self-observation to clarify our understanding. I’m there to facilitate this process.

Pamela A. Pappas MD, MD(H) is certified in Enneagram Applications, and Enneagram and the Coach.

Integrative Psychiatry

Integrative Medicine is healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person, including all aspects of lifestyle. It emphasizes the therapeutic relationship between practitioner and patient, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapies. This model has clear applications to those with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress.

The Defining Principles of Integrative Medicine/Psychiatry

1. Patient and practitioner are partners in the healing process.
2. All factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration, including mind, spirit, and community, as well as the body.
3. Appropriate use of both conventional and alternative methods facilitates the body's innate healing response.
4. Effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be used whenever possible.
5. Integrative medicine neither rejects conventional medicine nor accepts alternative therapies uncritically.
6. Good medicine is based in good science. It is inquiry-driven and open to new paradigms.
7. Alongside the concept of treatment, the broader concepts of health promotion and the prevention of illness are paramount.
8. Practitioners of integrative medicine should exemplify its principles and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-development.
 
 

Pamela A. Pappas, MD, MD(H) is an integrative psychiatrist practicing at Optimal You.

Classical Homeopathy

Homeopathy, or Homeopathic Medicine, is the practice of medicine that embraces a holistic, natural approach to the treatment of the sick. It was developed over 200 years ago by a German physician, Samuel Hahnemann MD. Like many physicians even today, Dr. Hahnemann anguished over the limitations and dangers of the medicine practiced in his time. He was determined to find more effective, safer ways to cure illness.

Dr. Hahnemann noticed that certain substances were toxic in high doses, causing discrete symptoms in healthy people. But when ill people took a very dilute form of the substance corresponding to their symptoms, they got well. This illustrates the Law of Similars, a Hippocratic principle that is also fundamental in homeopathy.

Classical homeopathy embodies a philosophy of deeply understanding people and their illnesses. This allows practitioners to perceive and address the core spiritual dynamic disturbance manifesting in the patient's mental, emotional, and physical symptom pattern. It is holistic because it addresses the person as a whole, rather than focusing on a diseased part or disease.

Homeopaths also study the particular healing qualities of their medicines ("remedies"), which come mostly from natural substances. Unlike botanical and nutritional supplements, homeopathic remedies are regulated by the FDA as medicines. They are produced in homeopathic pharmacies using the U.S. FDA-recognized Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.

People often confuse homeopathy with general alternative medicine, naturopathic medicine, botanical medicine, and even Bach flower essences. Though homeopathy does employ some
plant-based medicines, and some naturopathic physicians are also excellent homeopaths, homeopathy stands on its own as a system of care. Also unlike botanical medicines given in material quantities, properly prepared and prescribed homeopathic medicines do not conflict with pharmaceutical medicines.

Classical homeopaths prescribe one specially prepared ("potentized") remedy at a time, based on the patient's particular symptom pattern. Both this unique method of preparing medicines and the precise, individualized way of prescribing them are essential to classical homeopathy. The Law of Minimum Dose -- using the minimum amount of medicine required to generate a healing response -- is another important homeopathic principle. Used successfully by millions of people all over the world, classical homeopathy continues to evolve through research, practice, and the discovery of new medicines.

Pamela A. Pappas, MD, MD(H) is an experienced classical homeopath practicing at Optimal You.

Daring Way™/Rising Strong™

The Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ processes are both highly experiential methodologies based on the research of Dr. Brené Brown. These processes are designed for work with individuals, couples, families, work teams, and organizational leaders. They can be facilitated in clinical, educational, and professional settings.

These programs are designed to provide time and space to dig deep into the things that get in the way of living the authentic lives we truly desire. Using metaphor, story-telling, experiential and creative exercises, we examine the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that are holding us back — and work to identify the new choices and practices that will move us toward more authentic and wholehearted living.

Daring Way™ exercises are designed to:

• Gain insight into barriers to intimacy and connection in relationships
• Identify the masks and strategies we use to avoid vulnerability
• Cultivate the courage to embrace all parts of ourselves
• Engage our sense of worthiness in our current relationships and cultivate hope for new ones
• Expand awareness of what is getting in the way of living wholeheartedly, of daring greatly.

Rising Strong™ workshops are designed to provide a process for dealing with the inevitable failures that come when we commit to living courageously. Our life’s stories are not defined by how we fall, but how we get back up. We learn to:

• Recognize emotion
• Get curious about emotion, and how they connect with our thoughts and behavior
• Get honest about the stories we make up about our struggles
• Challenge our assumptions and confabulations
• Identify what’s truth, what’s self-protection, and what needs to change
• Write a new story based on what we’ve learned
• Allow this new story to change the way we engage with the world
 
 

Pamela A. Pappas, MD, MD(H) is a Certified Daring Way™ and Rising Strong™ facilitator.

Mindfulness Practices

“Mindfulness” describes a mental state of nonjudgmental attention to and awareness of the present moment -- along with calm acknowledgment of feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations as they arise. Mindfulness can also describe a type of meditation practice which cultivates this awareness, a quality all human beings possess.

According to Mindful.org, “mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.”

Mindfulness meditation comes from early Buddhist traditions over 2500 years old, and was developed to foster

• clear thinking
• compassion
• open-heartedness, and
• the alleviation of suffering
 

Despite its Buddhist origins, mindfulness meditation requires no special religious or cultural belief system. In fact, Jon-Kabat-Zinn PhD is internationally known for bringing these practices to the West – creating a research-based program called “Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction” that has benefited people from all walks of life. This program has been a helpful ancillary form of treatment for many patients with conditions such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, depression, anxiety, psoriasis, and other chronic conditions caused or exacerbated by modifiable lifestyle factors.

As one aim of mindfulness is to take greater responsibility for one’s life choices, it may both strengthen one’s internal resources for optimizing health, and evoke greater engagement with one’s health care too.

Ample research documents effectiveness of mindfulness practices in avoiding relapse in depression, addictions, and also in many forms of anxiety. Studies of its applications in trauma survivors are underway as well. Some forms of psychotherapy which use these practices include Dialectic Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention. It is not a panacea, though. Psychiatrists and therapists keep aware of potential pitfalls with certain types of people, conditions, and timing. For instance, actively psychotic patients may worsen with long periods of silence in an extended mindfulness retreat. Once symptoms remit though, the person may be well able to participate and benefit from such programs.

Mindfulness can be taught as part of formal meditation practice, and also as integrated into everyday life situations. It isn’t about changing what you think or feel – but about becoming gradually more aware of these things in a moment-to-moment way. Through mindfulness practice, you can develop a wiser and more compassionate relationship with your own mind and body. This pays dividends not only in how you feel personally, but also in the quality of your relationships with others.

Pamela A. Pappas, MD, MD(H) uses mindfulness skills in her practice, and has been trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Drs. Jon-Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli, and others. She has been practicing mindfulness meditation herself for over 30 years, and is also a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion. 

Desert Flower Essences

Flower essences are infusions of flowers in water, potentized through sunlight, and stabilized in solutions of brandy and water. Suffused with the flower's vibrational imprint, they each resonate with -- and can strengthen -- different universal qualities in us. Flower essences can be used to safely support emotional healing and health.

Flower essences contain no scent (except the brandy added for stabilization), and are distinct from essential oils. They are also extremely dilute, thus differing from herbal tinctures which are created from concentrated extracts of different plant parts. A few drops at a time can be taken directly, placed in water, or even placed in a mist bottle and sprayed on the skin or around a room.

Desert Flower Essences are co-created between Cynthia Athina Kemp Scherer in Tucson, AZ and flowers growing wild in the Sonoran Desert. Ms. Scherer has researched and worked with these essences since 1983, and has also trained others (including Dr. Pappas) in their use.

Desert Flower Essence Therapy is the practice of using desert flower essences in a consistent, purposeful way to enhance emotional harmony and spiritual well-being. Through their vibrational qualities, Desert Flower Essences can help us become aware of and release deeply conditioned and limiting ways of perceiving ourselves and others; destructive behavior patterns can resolve.

Flower essences work on an energetic, rather than on a direct physical or chemical, level. There are many forms of energy that are imperceptible to our senses, but which still impact us: x-rays, UV light from the sun, and microwaves are a few examples.

Flower essences cannot substitute for mechanical and surgical procedures such as setting broken bones or repairing anatomical problems -- but they can ease post-surgical healing processes on a subtle level.

Flower essences can be used with other forms of treatment, including homeopathy, to assist in opening awareness. Becoming aware of previously ignored or unknown aspects of ourselves can be uncomfortable at times, but use of Desert Flower Essences can also help if this arises.

Pamela A. Pappas, MD, MD(H) uses Desert Flower Essences in her practice at Optimal You, and has been trained by Cynthia Athina Kemp Scherer (their co-creator) in doing this. 

 

Contact Me

Initial Psychospiritual Consultation – 90 min, $400
Follow-up Psychospiritual Conversation – 50 min, $250
Coaching Packages are designed and priced individually, according to scope of work

Cash, checks, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover Card are acceptable methods of payment. Coaching packages are generally invoiced online and paid through my portal — but checks are gratefully accepted also.

I am on no insurance panels. This allows for maximum privacy and individualization of your care. I choose to work for your personal well-being, rather than for insurance contracts.

Please be aware that if you do submit an insurance claim, most insurance companies store your diagnosis and treatment information indefinitely. Please call your insurance company if you’relooking for a psychiatrist who accepts your insurance plan.

Coaching services are not reimbursable through any health insurance, but may be legitimate professional development or CME expenses.

To avoid charge for a cancelled session, 24 hours’ notice is required

Weekdays, by appointment
Phone and Zoom sessions available

Three Principles

Sydney Banks – books and live-stream videos
http://sydbanks.com/

Three Principles Global Community Hub
https://www.3pgc.org/

Three Principles Foundation and School
http://threeprinciplesfoundation.org/

Real Change – Stories and Statistics Describing Real Change
https://realchange.info/

Three Principles Papers — Published, Forthcoming, or Under Review in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Bill Pettit MD and Linda Pettit PhD
https://thedrspettit.com/

Dr. Amy Johnson PhD – Little School of Big Change
https://dramyjohnson.com/

Integrative Psychiatry

Integrative Psychiatry Institute – Will van der Veer, MD
https://psychiatryinstitute.com/

Psychiatry Redefined – David Greenblatt MD
https://www.psychiatryredefined.org/

Judith Orloff MD
www.judithorloff.com 

 

Holistic and Integrative Medicine

Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine
https://www.aihm.org/

University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine
https://integrativemedicine.arizona.edu/

Tieraona Low Dog, MD
https://drlowdog.com/

 

Classical Homeopathy

National Center for Homeopathy
https://nationalcenterforhomeopathy.org

American Institute of Homeopathy
www.homeopathyusa.org

Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States
www.hpus.com 

British Homeopathic Association
www.trusthomeopathy.org 

Desert Flower Essences & Experiencing Desert Plants

Desert Alchemy — Tucson, AZ
www.desert-alchemy.com

Desert Botanical Gardens — Phoenix, AZ
www.dbg.org 

Tohono Chul Park — Tucson, AZ
www.tohonochulpark.org

 

Meditation and Guided Imagery

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society
www.umassmed.edu/cfm/index.aspx

Belleruth Naparstek’s Guided Imagery Center
www.healthjourneys.com

Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
https://centerformsc.org/

UC San Diego School of Medicine Center for Mindfulness
https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/fmph/research/mindfulness/Pages/default.aspx

Tara Brach, PhD
https://www.tarabrach.com/

 

Enneagram

Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator (RHETI Version 2.5)
https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/rheti

How the Enneagram System Works
https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/how-the-enneagram-system-works