Dr. Nicole Shadid is a board certified adult psychiatrist providing integrative and holistic mental healthcare treatment. Dr. Shadid treats Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Attentional Deficit Disorders, Cognitive Disorders, Behavioral Disorders, Personality Disorders, as well as provides psychotherapy, diet/nutrition counseling, stress management/relaxation counseling, and lifestyle modification counseling to improve mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health.
Dr. Shadid practices integrative and holistic medicine to assess and treat the biological, emotional, mental, social, environmental and spiritual causes of psychiatric symptoms. She uses integrative approaches of conventional medications and psychotherapy with alternative and complementary modalities to improve psychiatric symptoms of mood, anxiety and attentional disorders. 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 Program/Body Awareness and Stress Management/Relaxation Techniques.
Dr. Shadid believes traditional psychopharmacology or medication management of psychiatric symptoms can be an important part of the treatment plan, but believes medications alone will neither address nor treat all causes of psychiatric symptoms. She believes evaluation and treatment of all components, including medical conditions, hormonal imbalances, diet/nutritional deficiencies, lifestyle patterns, stress management/coping skills, psychological factors/conflicts, medication effects and drug interactions, and genetic and hereditary components are imperative to address for successful treatment of psychiatric symptoms. Integrative treatment approaches minimize the number of psychiatric medications and/or reduce the dose of medications that patients usually require for mood, anxiety and attentional disorders.
Dr. Shadid serves as the Integrative Psychiatrist at the Wellness Treatment Center in Englewood, Colorado. The Wellness Treatment Center is an Intensive Outpatient Psychiatric Program and comprehensive treatment system for individual with behavioral and mental health conditions. At this Integrative and Holistic Mental Health Center, she teaches the Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention course, which incorporates teachings of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Mood, Attentional, Substance Use disorders, as well as Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Relaxation approaches for treatment. Dr. Shadid provides individual and group psychotherapy services incorporating Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Behavioral Activation Therapy, and Mindfulness and Acceptance Therapy. Dr. Shadid is a certified Yoga Instuctor and Yoga Therapist as well. She has conducted many workshops incorporating Mindfulness, Meditation, Breathing and Yoga practice techniques for treatment of mental health conditions and stress management purposes.
Dr. Shadid graduated from the University of Colorado, the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine and the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center where she completed her psychiatry training. She has participated in research investigating the antidepressant effects of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) and Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS) at the New York State Psychiatric Institute part of Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Shadid also participated in research investigating psychiatric medication selection based on brain neurophysiology using Quantitative EEG at the Neuro-Therapy Clinic, Inc. She specializes in evaluation of brain neurophysiology in mood, anxiety, attentional and cognitive disorders by using innovative neuropsychiatric techniques such as Quantitative EEG. Dr. Shadid has undergone specialist training and certification of Quantitative EEG by ISNR and Neurofeedback and Biofeedback Certification by BCIA. Dr. Shadid has served as Vice-Chairman of the American Psychiatric Association Caucus of Integrative Psychiatry, which serves as a gateway between conventionally-trained psychiatrists and the rapidly growing integrative holistic medical community. She has undergone fellowship training in Integrative Psychiatry with the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). She is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine.
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J.K 1/12/17 - 5/5 stars
Dr. Shadid is an intelligent, highly trained psychiatrist, expert in utilizing and integrating both well-established and innovative methods in the most advantageous treatments for her patients. She is a realistic, positive person, and a superior communicator who genuinely cares about her patients. I began seeing Dr. Shadid while experiencing extreme depression during hormone depravation and radiation treatments for cancer. She quickly stabilized me by establishing effective treatment through psychotherapy and medication management. I have continued working with her for an extended period after my illness. Through hard work and with Dr. Shadid’s professional insights and support, I am identifying and addressing issues and opportunities, and living a more healthy and creative life.
I've seen many psychiatrists and therapists over the last year, and no one has been near as helpful as Dr. Shadid! She has helped me more than I can explain! She's very kind and non judge mental and always has profound statements that really challenge and evolve my way of thinking. I have learned so much about myself since I've started seeing her and will always be grateful to have found her. I drive 2 hours round trip weekly to see her and my appointments are worth every minute and penny! I highly recomend her to anyone! You won't find anyone as good at their job as she is!
I have been to only 2 psychiatrists in my lifetime, but I have a frame of refererence. The first psychiatrist scheduled me for 15-minute appointments, and prescribed medication, which didn't help me at all; therefore, I stopped going to him. Then, by some miracle, I found Dr. Shadid. She has made a huge positive impact on my life. She listens to me, and she spends as much time with me as I need. She changed my medications and tweaked them until she hit the nail on the head. I am so thankful to her. Not only did she save my sanity, she saved my marriage and my relationship with my children. I can't thank her enough for helping me to get my life back. I recommend her whole-heartedly!