Ira Phillips III, MD, Psychiatry, Nashville, TN


Psychiatry Nashville, TN

Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist

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  • If you feel stuck repeating ineffective actions in your life without making meaningful changes despite your best efforts, I may be able to help by working with you to understand what seems to be getting in the way. With this understanding, I find that people over time find solutions that seem right for them.

    I think an accepting stance is important in relationships, and I welcome patients from all backgrounds. While I work effectively towards a wide variety of treatment goals, I find I am most helpful for people interested in understanding the deeper origins of recurring life problems. I use an integrative approach which combines psychotherapy, practical self-care (nutrition, exercise, sleep, etc.), and judicious use of psychotropic medications.

    I also am an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt and teach psychotherapy to psychiatry residents at various levels of training.

Skills & Expertise

  • Depression, Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic psychotherapy, Bipolar disorders , Anxiety disorders, Personality disorders, Substance abuse, Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Cognitive Behavioral therapy

Education & Training

  • Nashville Psychoanalytic Study GroupOTHER_TRAINING
  • Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt UniversityRESIDENCY
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
    Vanderbilt University School of MedicineMEDICAL_SCHOOL
  • Harvard UniversityOTHER_TRAINING
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)OTHER_TRAINING

Certifications & Licensure

  • TN State Medical License
    TN State Medical License 2012 - 2020
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Hollender Award for "Outstanding" Psychiatrist at Vanderbilt UMC Vanderbilt University, 2014
  • Outpatient Chief Resident with Distinction in Leadership Vanderbilt University, 2014
  • Beauchamp Award for "Most-Promising" Future Psychiatrist at Vanderbilt Medical School Vanderbilt University, 2010

Publications & Presentations