Integrative and Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine is the healing-oriented and patient-centered practice of medicine that focuses on the whole person (mind, body, spirit), drawing on both the appropriate use of conventional as well as complementary and alternative medicine methods to facilitate the body's innate healing response. 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 adult patients from the ages of 18-65 years of age. Dr. Shadid provides evaluation and treatment for Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Attentive and Cognitive Disorders, Personality and Behavioral Disorders. Dr. Shadid practices Integrative Functional Medicine and evaluates and treats mental health symptoms associated with Hormone Dysregulation, Autoimmune Dysfunction, Gastrointestinal Imbalance and Nutritional Deficiencies.

  • Depressive Disorders
  • Anxiety and Panic Disorders
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Bipolar Disorders
  • Attentive and Cognitive Disorders
  • Personality Disorders
  • Behavioral Disorders
  • Psychoneuroendocrinology - Mental Health Symptoms due to Hormone Dysregulation (Adrenal Insufficiency, Hypothyroidism, etc)
  • Nutritional Psychiatry - Mental Health Symptoms due to Nutritional Deficiencies (Folate, Vitamin B12, etc) and Gut-Brain Connection

Dr. Shadid does not specialize in nor treat Psychotic Disorders, Chemical Dependence/Substance Abuse Disorders, and does not provide disability evaluations nor psychiatric services for court/legal purposes. Dr. Shadid will refer a patient to a more appropriate provider if these types of evaluations or paperwork are requested and needed.

Psychiatric Medication Management

Dr. Shadid is passionate about educating patients on the potential benefits and potential risks of psychiatric medications. Dr. Shadid will evaluate how psychiatric medications could potentially interact with other medications or supplements you are taking, as well as potential effects on co-occurring medical conditions. Dr. Shadid uses pharmacogenomics and neurotransmitter testing to minimize the typical trial and error approach of prescribing psychiatric medication to patients.

Genecept Assay is a genetic test designed to help clinicians optimize medication treatment decisions and choose medications more likely to be safe and effective for a patient based on their particular pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic genes. The Genecept Assay identifies variations in 18 key mental health genes relevant to psychiatric medication treatments, assesses gene-drug interactions and the effects of certain environmental factors on drug metabolism, and thus indicates which type of psychiatric medication therapies are more likely to have a better response and not result in unwanted side effects. The Genecept Assay covers a wide range of psychiatric symptoms and disorders, including Depression, Anxiety, OCD, ADHD, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, Autism, Schizophrenia, Chronic Pain and Substance Abuse.

Neurotransmitter Testing is designed to measure the levels of fourteen inhibitory and excitatory neurotransmitters, such as Serotonin, Dopamine, and Norephinephrine. Neurotransmitters are chemical messengers used by the nervous system to relay information from one nerve to another, and optimal neurotransmitter balance is required to maintain proper mental health. Imbalances in neurotransmitters can cause the brain and body to be over- or under-stimulated, producing neurological or psychological symptoms. Testing neurotransmitter levels in patients with a suspected neurochemical imbalance can help assess individual biochemistry and get to the root of persistent psychiatric symptoms. This testing is optimal for evaluation of psychiatric symptoms and should be considered for any patient that suffers with: Depression, Anxiety, ADHD, Impulsive Behaviors, Bipolar Disorder, OCD, Insomnia, Panic Disorder, Addictive Disorders.


As part of her Integrative and Holistic Psychiatry practice, Dr. Shadid offers individual psychotherapy services to all of her patients. Dr. Shadid believes psychotherapy is such an important part of the treatment plan and will discuss with patients the most appropriate and/or effective type of psychotherapy that a patient may need or benefit from. Dr. Shadid always provides a psychotherapist referral list to any patient if they are interested or needs psychotherapy, 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
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Mindfulness Therapy
  • Hakomi Body-Centered Therapy
  • Behavioral Activation Therapy

Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Functional Medicine

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

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

Specialty Laboratory Evaluations

  • Micronutrient Testing
  • Heavy Metal and Nutritional Elements Testing
  • Hormone Testing for Adrenal, Thyroid and Sex Hormones
  • Neurotransmitter Testing
  • MTHFR Genotyping
  • Genecept Assay Genetic Testing
  • Mindful DNA Genetic Testing