Dr. Denise McDermott, M.D. has been in private practice since 2001. As a medical doctor with board certifications in both Adult and Child Psychiatry, she treats children, adolescents and adults. Her goal is to empower you, your child, and your family to live the best life possible. Her approach is to encourage people to believe in wellness, not illness, and to lead a balanced healthy lifestyle.
“When you are going through a crisis in your life, remind yourself that on the other side of that is stabilization and then a place of thriving,” she tells her patients everyday.
Dr. Denise includes a multi-disciplinary approach to medicine, where she integrates many holistic modalities such as Eastern medicine, healers, nutritionists and many more. She has collegial relationships and collaborates with other physicians, psychologists, marriage and family therapists and educational therapists. She believes in prescribing the least amount of medication possible and creates an integrative wellness plan that resonates for each patient.
She is a sought after medical doctor for second opinions, specific diagnostic assessments, medication management, and psychotherapy.
A treatment plan may include psychotherapy ("talk therapy"), medication, or a combination of both. She takes the decision to put anyone on medication very seriously, and if it's not clinically indicated, then she will not prescribe. Treating the whole person matters to her.
Dr. Denise resides in Los Angeles with her husband, three children and their dog, Boomer.