About Dr. Nicole E. Shadid, MD, ABPN, ABIHM, CIPP, CFMP, BCN, ABAARM, FAAMFM, CYT-200:

Dr. Nicole Shadid is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist (MD, ABPN), Board Certified Integrative and Holistic Medicine Physician (ABIHM), as well as a Board Certified Functional Medicine Physician (CFMP, ABAARM, FAAMFM) providing integrative mental healthcare treatment. She is one of the few psychiatrists in the United States that is board certified in Integrative and Holistic Medicine and board certified in Functional Medicine. Dr. Shadid is also fellowship-trained and certified in Integrative Psychiatry as a Certified Integrative Psychiatry Physician (CIPP). She practices Mind-Body Medicine using integrative approaches of conventional medications and psychotherapy with complementary holistic methods to improve psychiatric symptoms of depression, anxiety, bipolar and attention/cognition disorders. In addition to medication management, Dr. Shadid's integrative modalities of treatment include Psychotherapy, Nutritional Psychiatry, Herbal Medicine, Hormone Management, Functional Medicine, Meditation and Mindfulness Techniques, Exercise or Yoga Therapy, Biofeedback and Neurofeedback, as well as Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques.

She 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. Dr. Shadid believes evaluation and treatment of all components, including co-occurring medical conditions, hormone imbalances, diet and nutritional deficiencies, inflammation and autoimmune conditions, gut-brain dysfunction, lifestyle patterns, stress management or coping skills, psychological factors or conflicts, medication effects and drug interactions, and genetic and hereditary components are imperative to address for successful treatment of mental health symptoms. Using integrative and holistic treatment approaches allows us to minimize the number of psychiatric medications needed and/or reduce the dose of medications that patients usually require for mental health or psychiatric symptoms.

Dr. Shadid provides individual psychotherapy services and is trained in multiple psychotherapy modalities, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Behavioral Activation Therapy (BAT), Mindfulness Therapy (MT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP). She has completed 200 hours of training in Yoga Teacher/Yoga Therapy and is a Certified Yoga Teacher (CYT-200) for mental health treatment. She has conducted many workshops incorporating and teaching mindfulness and meditation practices, breathwork, and yoga techniques for treatment of mental health conditions and stress management purposes. Dr. Shadid has served as Vice-Chairman of the American Psychiatric Association (APA) Caucus of Integrative Psychiatry, which serves as a gateway between conventionally-trained psychiatrists and the rapidly growing integrative holistic medical community. 

Dr. Shadid completed her Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from the University of Colorado and received her Medical Degree (MD) from the University of Oklahoma. She completed her adult psychiatry residency at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Psychiatry, and is a Board Certified Adult Psychiatrist with the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN). Dr. Shadid completed her year-long Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship and Certification (CIPP) with the Integrative Psychiatry Institute (IPI). She has completed fellowship training in Integrative Medicine with the American Board of Integrative Holistic Medicine (ABIHM). Dr. Shadid completed an additional certification in Functional Medicine (CFMP), and is one of the few psychiatrists in the United States, that has dual certification in Integrative and Holistic Medicine, as well as Functional Medicine.

Dr. Shadid completed two fellowships with the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine (A4M), and is board certified and fellowship-trained in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, as well as Metabolic and Functional Medicine (Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine Fellowship Training (ABAARM), and Metabolic and Functional Medicine Fellowship Training (FAAMFM). She completed additional training and certification in Ketamine Medicine (Ketamine Medical Provider Training/Certification), in order to prescribe Ketamine in her office and provide Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP) services to patients. She is currently completing a one-year fellowship in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapy (PAT) with MAPS and IPI.

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 (NYSPI) part of Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Shadid has further training in evaluation of brain neurophysiology in depression, anxiety, attention and cognitive disorders by using innovative neuropsychiatric techniques such as Quantitative EEG (QEEG). She participated in research investigating psychiatric medication selection based on brain neurophysiology using Quantitative EEG at the Neuro-Therapy Clinic, Inc. Dr. Shadid has undergone specialist training and certification of Quantitative EEG by the International Society of Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR) and is Board Certified in Neurofeedback and Biofeedback (BCN) by the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance (BCIA).

See what other patients have said about Dr. Shadid:

Reviews from HealthGrades.com

Jeff in Denver, CO - Tuesday, 03 October, 2017 -

I have been seeing Dr. Shadid for years. She takes a complete approach to wellness to include nutrition, lifestyle, mindfulness and if needed, medication. I have recommended Dr. Shadid to close friends and know she will treat them professionally and compassionately. She is an excellent psychiatrist and I am thankful to have her as a provider.

Stephen in Arvada, CO - Friday, 05 May, 2017 -

Dr Shadid is the best Psychaitrist out there. I've seen healthcare professionals for a mental health condition for over 20 years. I like her holistic approach toward healing the mind, body, and spirit. In a short period of time, she has helped me tremendously with her insight.... very caring, attentive and insightful. Simply, best in class!

SR in Aurora, CO - Tuesday, 14 March, 2017 -

Dr. Shadid gave me the tools to put my life back on track. Her integrative approach is exemplar, and she does not push medication-- she makes sure to cover all alternatives before prescribing. She is passionate about making sure you understand why a particular medication is being prescribed, as well as the science of neuropsychiatric disorders. She provides multiple approaches, besides pharmacological ones to deal with your problems. I feel like I can deal with anything life throws at me now.

Joanna in Denver - Friday, 13 January, 2017 -

Dr. Shadid is easy to talk to, warm, and caring, and her level of professionalism is exceptional. I have total trust in her and the care that she's providing. I would definitely recommend her to anyone in need of psychiatric counseling. She provides so much more than what I've had in the past. Her approach is comprehensive and looks at all contributing factors.

Littleton, Colorado - Thursday, 16 February, 2017 -

Honestly has been the best psychiatric care I have ever received in the mental health process. Dr. Shadid is knowledgable, caring, and truly wants to put the patient first. I can't imagine going to any other health care professional! Before seeing her, I had been through awful appointments with various psychologists and other mental health providers that felt shaming and stigmatizing. Dr. Shadid has never made me feel ashamed of my condition, and I love her integrative approach to medicine.

Jennifer in Westminster, CO - Saturday, 14 January, 2017 -

I was at rock-bottom,distraught&in crisis. My past was complicated&I assumed I would continue to deteriorate&expected the worst for my future. Feeling normal again was something I had given up on. Dr. Shadid not only gave me hope that we would get me better, but provided me w/ countless resources&made it clear that she would not give up regardless of how difficult my condition. She immediately grasped the complexity of my symptoms &illness &implemented a plan specific to my illness. 100%life saver.

Aurora, Colorado - Friday, 13 January, 2017 -

Dr. Shadid provides a level of care that is unsurpassed. I feel fortunate to have found such an outstanding physician. She has played a critical role in changing my life for the better! I can't say enough good about her!

Taylor in Denver, CO - Tuesday, 16 May, 2017 -

I am so happy to have found Dr. Shadid. She offers an exceptional level of therapy, she cares about her patients, and she provides service with a very comfortable and warm approach. I have truly gotten a lot from my sessions with Dr. Shadid, and would recommend her to anyone looking for a psychiatrist in the Denver area!

Cheri in Aurora, CO - Tuesday, 03 January, 2017 -

Dr. Shadid literally saved my life. She is keen and insightful and was able to see me and understand me when other doctors could not help me. She picked the right medication for me and displayed patience and understanding regarding the fact that I am sensitive with medications. Dr. Shadid always treated me as a human being who is capable of health and well being. I have always felt cared for by her and like she is a partner in my healing. I will be forever gratefull for Dr. Shadid.

Denver, Colorado - Thursday, 16 March, 2017 -

I'm early in the process but appreciate Dr. Shadid's integrative approach to therapy. She's so open to using many different tools to help navigate through issues. It's a refreshing strategy and already I feel a positive shift in reactions and old ways of thinking. It's never easy but I feel optimistic that this work will yield positive results.

Englewood, Colorado - Thursday, 22 December, 2016 -

She was incredibly informative and provided me with an open and comfortable environment. It was my first visit and I immediately gained her trust and look forward to meeting with her again. She is very intelligent and friendly!

Conifer, CO - Wednesday, 13 April, 2016 -

Dr Shadid is the best psychiatrist and therapist there is! She listens, finds the key issues the patient has, and combats it with intelligent responses that really make me stop and think, and reevaluate my thought process. She's helped me learn so much more about myself and my condition, I know her help will benefit me for the rest of my life! She is kind, judgement free, knowledgable, experienced and professional. I recomend Dr. Shadid with the highest reviews!

MikP. in Boulder, CO - Saturday, 09 January, 2016 -

Dr. Shadid is a competent and compassionate doctor. I've had 4 other psychiatrists in the past that all seemed like they stopped studying medicine as soon as they graduated medical school and coasted through the rest of their career. Not Dr. Shadid! She is dedicated to finding the best method to deal with whatever your specific issues may be.

Pete in Denver, CO - Wednesday, 06 April, 2016 -

Intelligent, compassionate, patient. I'm very grateful for Dr. Shadid and her services.

Marybeth in Centennial, CO - Sunday, 21 October, 2018 -

Dr.Shadid is warm and compassionate. She is very knowledgeable and also up to date on alternative things like vitamin therapies, meditation, and various forms of behavior modification. She has been wonderful to me during my depression and helping me with my grief after the death of my daughter. I would recommend her to anyone needing the services of a psychiatrist. She is outstanding!

LHA in Lakewood, CO - Tuesday, 02 October, 2018 -

I feel so lucky to have found Dr. Shadid upon moving to Colorado about 3 years ago. She is so great at figuring out what medications and/or nutritional/holistic will work best for me. I feel that she makes sure she is up-to-date within her field she sincerely cares about her patients, she is a great listener, and she is always on time! I would recommend Dr. Shadid to anyone interested in a super well-rounded Psychiatrist.

Nancy in Denver, CO - Saturday, 30 June, 2018 -

When I first started seeing Dr. Shadid, I was in crisis. She helped me return to a normal/healthier state very quickly. I had seen other M.D.s who prescribed more meds to fix my situation; only making it worse. Dr. Shadid helped me learn how to cope with my anxiety, stress and lack of focus using an integrated approach as well as increasing my awareness of causes that exacerbate my conditions. She is a great listener, compassionate, down to earth and easy to talk to. I am so grateful to her!

JK in Denver, CO - Thursday, 12 January, 2017 -

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.

KM - Friday, 08 November, 2019 -

Nicole is the best Psychiatrist I've ever seen. She's empathetic, informed and treats the whole mind vs. just giving you a prescription. I can't recommend her enough. She is a proponent of mixing holistic practices with meds, which makes a huge difference.

Diana D. - Tuesday, 04 February, 2020 -

I've been seeing psychiatrists for most of my life for Bipolar II Disorder. We figured out my medication a long time ago and I was completely fine until my forties when my hormones started shifting. At this time I started experienced irritability to the point of extreme anger, mild depression and also a very foggy brain. Dr. Nicole Shadid has an integrative approach to psychiatry so I decided to see her. I was immediately put at ease with her kindness and impressed with her determination. She sent me for a micronutrient test, a neurotransmitter test, and a much more thorough hormone test. I also decided to take a DNA test to determine the effects of specific medications on my body. Using the results of these test I started taking seven supplements. Five months later my anger and depression are gone and my brain is clear. I was amazed when Dr. Shadid showed me the list of symptoms I came in with compared to now. They are all gone. I would recommend Dr. Shadid to anyone I know.

Nov 18, 2020 - Wednesday, 18 November, 2020 -

I am so grateful that I found Dr Shadid for my mental health needs. She is kind, compassionate, empathetic and a true professional. She genuinely cares about you and your mental wellbeing and she will go the extra mile to make sure you receive the proper treatment. I feel safe under her care. Her approach of integrative and holistic mental healthcare treatment is excellent. I have grown as a person and my mental health has improved greatly since starting my treatment with her. I am blessed to have Dr Shadid as my psychiatrist.

BWS - Thursday, 20 August, 2020 -

Dr. Shadid demonstrates excellent communication, professionalism, empathy, and knowledge. I first came to Dr. Shadid with 4 different diagnoses and multiple medications at higher doses and in a short amount of time Dr. Shadid was able to make one diagnosis with only 2 medications. My quality of life has changed drastically and I cannot thank Dr Shadid enough!

Joe - Monday, 17 August, 2020 -

Dr. Shadid is an excellent doctor. I started seeing her for major depression and anxiety. Less than a year later I feel 100% better. I can't thank her enough.

Nov 18, 2020 - Wednesday, 18 November, 2020 -

I am so grateful that I found Dr Shadid for my mental health needs. She is kind, compassionate, empathetic and a true professional. She genuinely cares about you and your mental wellbeing and she will go the extra mile to make sure you receive the proper treatment. I feel safe under her care. Her approach of integrative and holistic mental healthcare treatment is excellent. I have grown as a person and my mental health has improved greatly since starting my treatment with her. I am blessed to have Dr Shadid as my psychiatrist.

-E- - Wednesday, 16 December, 2020 -

Dr. Shadid is hands down the most intelligent, compassionate, and thorough provider I have ever come across. She is extremely knowledgable and her integrative approach to treatment addresses the whole person, mind and body. She takes the time to listen to any and all concerns, and makes sure to address all issues. I have been a patient of Dr. Shadid's for over 8 years now, and am so grateful that I found her. She truly has changed my life for the better, by listening to my concerns and using various approaches to treat them. From medication management, to micronutrient/hormone/vitamins and minerals levels testing, to anxiety management techniques; she offers help and hope in a variety of ways. I highly recommend Dr. Shadid and her wealth of knowledge and resources.

Monica S. - Tuesday, 19 October, 2021 -

I came to Dr. Shadid for depression and anxiety almost 8 years ago now and I can honestly say she is the most knowledgeable, thorough, and tenderhearted provider I’ve ever had. She makes you feel seen, heard, and loved. She recognizes you for not only your mental health struggles, but acknowledges your heart, soul, and entire experience as a human being. She does not simply or carelessly give diagnoses and medications like so many apathetic psychiatrists I’ve seen in the past have. She truly and deeply cares for you and your well-being and her integrative and holistic approaches have been extremely beneficial for my growth and are also gloriously flipping the mental health field upside down. I’m genuinely so grateful to have found Dr. Shadid. I highly, HIGHLY recommend her. Her intelligence and deep compassion have changed my life for the better and I could not be more thankful.

GW - Tuesday, 09 November, 2021 -

I spent 7 years with psychiatrists that didn't truly understand the root causes of post-partum depression nor was I able to gain stability, safety, or happiness. I knew there had to be something better "out there," someone who had to know a better way to treat depression, to give me hope, to keep me from taking my life and leaving my children motherless, someone who could give my life back to me! That someone is Dr. Shadid. Dr. Shadid is one impressive psychiatrist. She has taken her passion, devotion, intelligence, and natural talents to give her patients THE VERY BEST CARE possible for mental health. She has gone above and beyond psychiatric medical training to add the incredible benefits of natural and functional medicine to her practice. She is kind, understanding, and has the diagnostic tools and knowhow to get answers for root causes of mental health issues. Few docs have set the bar higher for themselves to be truly exceptional - Dr. Shadid is one of them.