Amelia was born and raised in North Texas, and now serves the DFW community. She attended medical school at Texas A&M, completing her training in General Psychiatry at Yale, and did a fellowship in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry at Harvard.
After completing her fellowship, she served as the Medical Director of the outpatient clinic at the University of Arizona. She then practiced child/adolescent psychiatry in Canada, and worked in various settings (inpatient, outpatient, and ER).
Amelia have always been interested in searching for tools to help people heal more holistically. To this end, she completed a fellowship in integrative medicine at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and am certified in Mind-Body techniques. Mind-Body Medicine aims to enhance the ability to manage emotions and behavior by techniques like guided imagery, meditation and mindfulness, and emotional awareness and expression.
Amelia takes an integrative approach and looks at the whole person, starting with a comprehensive and thorough evaluation. Integrative medicine is informed by evidence and makes use of complementary/alternative approaches when appropriate. Treatment plans may include mindfulness, dietary changes, vitamins, therapy, herbs, and supplements. As part of this perspective, she prescribes medication when indicated, carefully discusses the risks and benefits of medication, and strives to use the lowest effective dose.
At the end of the first appointment, her goal is for clients to know that there is hope for getting better.
Adult and Child Psychiatry
Amelia welcomes adults and children from 6 years-of-age and older. She treats a wide range of psychiatric conditions, including the following:
– Traumatic Events
– ADD and ADHD