Thank you for visiting the website of Michigan Integrative Holistic Psychiatry. We are a private mental health clinic specializing in the integrative medicine treatment of mental health concerns.
While conventional (aka standard) psychiatric care relies heavily on medications -- with or without counseling -- we offer additional paths to wellness.
Though we have extensive knowledge of psychopharmacology (i.e. psychiatric medications), we can and do instruct you on complementary treatments including the use of specific supplements and herbs, lifestyle practices (e.g. nature therapy or mind-body practices), and electromagnetic treatments (such as "light therapy" and other lesser-known but highly effective modalities).
We know your time is limited. We help you prioritize. We want you to get the most "bang for your buck" (i.e. to start with those treatments with the largest effect sizes...)
All services are supervised by Lila Massoumi, MD, chair of the American Psychiatric Association Caucus on Complementary & Integrative Psychiatry, Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Michigan State University, and contributing author to the textbook Complementary & Integrative Treatments in Psychiatric Practice.
What is Integrative Medicine?
Integrative Medicine is the practice of medicine that combines conventional care with complementary treatments. Complementary treatments can include nutritional supplements, herbals, and treatments from the ancient healing systems of China or India. An integrative medicine physician has "more tools in their tool belt" with which to be of service. Health is defined as the attainment of optimal wellness, not just "absence of disease". Patients are respected as unique, biochemically and psychologically distinct individuals, and are NOT characterized by their disease state.
To learn more about Integrative Medicine in Psychiatry, you can access Dr. Massoumi's lecture at the annual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association here (free for Psychiatry residents).
Top Doc Psychiatrist 2017
Top Doc Psychiatrist 2016
Top Doc Psychiatrist 2015
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Treatment for mental illness underfunded
Dr. Massoumi is contributing author
Dear Prospective Patient: Many excellent physicians never receive formal public acknowledgement or "fame" for all of the patients they have helped.
Conversely, a psychiatrist who is "famous" or has a large media following may or may not be a good clinician.
We are aware that superficial appearances may not mirror REALITY. Nonetheless, we humbly include the above links for those patients who for whatever reason are unclear where to get help but find fame reassuring...