Integrative and Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine is the healing-oriented and patient-centered practice of medicine that focuses on the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), drawing on both the appropriate use of conventional and complementary and alternative medicine methods to facilitate the body's innate healing response.  This medical approach and philosophy emphasizes wellness and healing of the entire person (bio-psycho-social-spiritual dimensions) as primary goals and considers all internal (mind, body, spirit) and external (physical and social environmental) factors that influence health, wellness and disease. 

Integrative and Holistic Medicine uses the broader concepts of promotion of health and prevention of illness, as well as the treatment of disease. Dr. Shadid uses an integrative and science-based healthcare approach for treatment of psychiatric symptoms and integrates the best medical practices of laboratory testing and other diagnostic techniques, prescribed combinations of medications and/or botanical medicines, nutritional supplements, therapeutic or anti-inflammatory diets, and lifestyle medicine with stress-management techniques.

Psychiatric Diagnostic Evaluation and Treatment

Dr. Shadid evaluates and treats adolescent and adult patients from the ages of 18-65 years of age. Below is a list psychiatric disorders that Dr. Shadid evaluates and treats in her integrative psychiatry practice, and includes most Mood Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Attentive and Cognitive Disorders, Personality and Behavioral Disorders.

  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Attentive and Cognitive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders

Although Dr. Shadid does treat psychosis symptoms or substance misuse/abuse issues associated with the below psychiatric disorders, she does not specialize in treatment of Psychotic Disorders nor Chemical Dependence/Substance Abuse Disorders, and Dr. Shadid will refer a patient to another and more appropriate provider if these symptoms are the primary issue. Dr. Shadid does not provide disability evaluation services nor psychiatric evaluations for court/legal purposes and will refer a patient to a disability specialist or forensic specialist if these types of evaluations and paperwork are requested or needed.

Psychiatric Medication Management

Dr. Shadid is passionate about assuring the patient understands 1) the potential benefits and potential risks of any psychiatric medications she prescribes and 2) how to take these medications appropriately. Dr. Shadid will always have a thorough discussion about the potential benefits, side effects and/or adverse effects of a medication, and will provide a medication handout and medication informed consent to supplement this information. She will discuss how to start and take a psychiatric medication appropriately and safely, as well as how to adjust, taper or discontinue the medication if needed. Dr. Shadid will evaluate and discuss with you how these psychiatric medications could potentially interact with other medications you are taking, or potential effects on medical conditions you have been diagnosed with previously.

Dr. Shadid uses The Genecept Assay by Genomind to minimize the typical trial and error approach of prescribing psychiatric medication to patients, The Genecept Assay is a genetic test designed to help clinicians optimize treatment decisions and choose medications more likely to be safe and effective. The Genecept Assay identifies variations in 18 key genes relevant to psychiatric treatments that indicate which therapies are likely to work as intended and not resulted in unwanted side effects. The Genecept Assay covers a wide range of psychiatric disorders, including patients living with Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Autism, Schizophrenia, Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse. The Genecept Assay assess gene-drug and drug-drug interactions and the effect of certain environmental factors on drug metabolism. This test is quick and easily performed by simple cheek swab. This test is also reimbursed by many insurance providers.


As part of her Integrative and Holistic Psychiatry specialty practice, Dr. Shadid offers individual psychotherapy services to all of her patients. Most psychiatrists do not offer or provide psychotherapy services to their patients and typically refer out to other counselors for these services. Dr. Shadid believes psychotherapy is such an important part of the treatment plan and will explore and discuss with patients the most appropriate and/or effective type of psychotherapy that a patient may need or benefit from. Dr. Shadid will always provide a psychotherapist referral list to any patient if they are interested or need psychotherapy services, but cannot come to Dr. Shadid for these services. She does not provide couples counseling or family therapy services but can provide a referral for these types of therapy. Dr. Shadid is trained in multiple types of psychotherapies which include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Hakomi Body-Centered Therapy
  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

Complementary and Alternative Integrative Medicine

Dr. Shadid has additional training and certification in Integrative and Holistic Medicine and provides education and recommendations to her patients in:

  • Nutritional Supplementation
  • Herbal/Botanical Supplementation
  • Mindfulness and Meditation Techniques
  • Breathing and Postural Techniques
  • Yoga Therapy
  • Hormone Regulation
  • Immune and Inflammatory Regulation
  • Biofeedback Techniques
  • Lifestyle and Behavioral Modification
  • Stress Management Education