Integrative, Holistic and Functional Medicine

Integrative and Holistic Medicine is the healing-oriented and patient-centered practice of medicine which 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. Functional Medicine is a specialty of Integrative Medicine, which seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease and illness using a systems-oriented approach. FM incorporates multiple aspects of medicine (traditionally thought of as separate fields of medicine rather than integrated), such as Endocrinology (Hormones), Gastroenterology (GI/Gut-Brain Axis), Immunology (Immune System/Autoimmunity), and Psychiatry/Neurology (Mood Disorders, Neurodegenerative Disorders). Integrative, Holistic and Functional Medicine uses the broader concepts of promotion of health and prevention of illness, as well as the treatment of disease.

Integrative and Functional Psychiatry

As Dr. Shadid is a board certified Integrative Psychiatrist and board certified Functional Medicine Physician, she incorporates multiple evidence-based medicine modalities to better address and treat the root causes of mental health symptoms. She provides evaluation and treatment for Mood Disorders, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, Attention and Cognitive Disorders, Personality and Behavioral Disorders. Because Dr. Shadid is an Adult Psychiatrist, she treats patients from the ages 18-70, and does not evaluate nor treat children or adolescent patients.

  • Mood Disorders - Depressive Disorders, Bipolar Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders - Panic Disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD
  • Attention and Cognition Disorders
  • Insomnia and Sleep Disorders
  • Personality Disorders, Behavioral Disorders
  • Postpartum Depression and Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
  • Nutritional Psychiatry - Mental Health Symptoms (MHS) related to Nutritional Deficiencies (Folate, Vitamin B12, etc)
  • PsychoNeuroEndocrinology - MHS related to Hormone Dysregulation (Hypothyroidism, Progesterone Deficiency, HPA Axis, etc)
  • PsychoNeuroGastroenterology - MHS related to GI/gut health and the Microbiome-Gut-Brain Axis
  • PsychoNeuroImmunology - MHS related to chronic inflammatory conditions, immune system overactivation, autoimmune etiology

Functional Medicine Laboratory Evaluations

Dr. Shadid is passionate about evaluating for the root causes of mental health symptoms, and utilizes specialized laboratory testing in order to minimize the typical "trial and error" method of psychiatry treatment. She often incorporates Hormone Testing, Microbiome-Gut-Nutrition Evaluations, Metabolic and Immune/Inflammation Testing, as well as Pharmacodynamic/Pharmacokinetic and Nutrigenomic Genetic Testing.

  • Gastrointestinal Health/Gut Microbiome Testing
  • Micronutrient Testing and Comprehensive Nutritional Testing
  • Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity Testing
  • Inflammation, Autoimmunity, and Immune System Dysfunction Testing
  • Comprehensive Hormone Testing for Adrenal, Thyroid and Sex/Steroid Hormones
  • Cardiovascular and Metabolic Testing
  • Neurotransmitter Testing
  • Celiac/Gluten Sensitivity/Allergy Testing
  • Brain Autoimmunity/Inflammation Antibody Testing
  • MTHFR Genotyping
  • Pharmacodynamic and Pharmacokinetic Mental Health Genetic Testing
  • Nutrigenomic Mental Health Testing


As part of her 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. She does not provide couples counseling or family therapy services.

Dr. Shadid is trained in multiple types of psychotherapies which include:

  • Ketamine-Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
  • Mindfulness Therapy (MT)
  • Behavioral Activation Therapy (BAT)

Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine

Dr. Shadid has additional training and certification in Integrative and Holistic Medicine and provides psychoeducation and treatment recommendations to her patients incorporating aspects of Nutritional Psychiatry, Lifestyle Medicine, and Stress Mangagement.

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