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Functional Medicine Psychiatrist
Dr. McCarthy graduated with honors from the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine, after first receiving a B.S in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering, also from UC Davis.
She is Board Certified in Psychiatry. She chose to train in psychiatry because of the emphasis on the therapeutic alliance with patients, her interest in the mind, and the recognition within psychiatry of the critical role of our environment and relationships.
Through her sister’s health challenges, she was introduced to the extensive body of research on nutrition and health. This ultimately transformed her view of what creates health. She grew alarmed at how much life-changing information exists that the medical profession and the public is largely unaware of, and became determined to bring this information to her community.
Dr. McCarthy immersed herself in learning more about the impact nutrition and lifestyle on health, becoming certified by the Institute for Functional Medicine, and completing additional programs and mentorships, including the Kresser Institute for Functional and Evolutionary Medicine.
Dr. McCarthy is passionate about the power of real food, mindset, and lifestyle to create health. She is committed to continuing to learn about the latest research and treatments and looks forward to partnering with you to heal.
Are you holding back for any of these reasons?
“I’ve tried diet changes and supplements before, and I didn’t get better.”
Without the right guidance and testing, you can’t know which nutrition plan and targeted supplements are right for you. This makes ALL the difference.
“I’m not good at sticking to a plan.”
We get this, and what we’ve seen again and again is that when you know exactly WHY you are doing something because of your test results and you have the chance to learn and understand how your body works, it’s much easier to stay on track. And we provide support and mindset training that helps you take charge of your health.
“Functional Medicine is expensive. It’s not covered by my insurance.”
Being sick is expensive. When you start to add up the doctor visits, medication co-pays, dealing with side effects, time lost from work, the cost of missed opportunities, the impact on your relationships, how do you even put a number on that?
Unfortunately, our medical system is largely a “sick care” system heavily focused on pharmaceuticals. Real value is not placed on health creation.
Investing in your health now can save years of suffering, additional medications, and diagnoses, and actually gets you feeling better and living your life again.
What do YOU want your health for?