Ian Crooks, MD, Psychiatry, West Lake Hills, TX


Psychiatry West Lake Hills, TX

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  • Ian M Crooks MD is a board-certified psychiatrist in Austin, TX specializing in mental health and well-being. He has been in private practice in Austin since 2012 and has served as a psychiatrist to the University of Texas-Austin Student Athletics Program. He received his medical degree from University of Vermont College of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency training at the University of Texas Southwestern-Austin. Dr. Crooks practices psychotherapy with an emphasis on approaches such as mindfulness, self-compassion, and ACT therapy. He is also certified by the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis to practice medical/clinical hypnosis in the care of his patients. Dr. Crooks is active in supervising psychiatric residents from the Dell Medical School Psychiatric Residency Program.

Education & Training

  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical SchoolRESIDENCY
  • The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of Vermont
    The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at The University of VermontMEDICAL_SCHOOL

Certifications & Licensure

  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 2010 - 2021
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Texas TopDocs (Top Doctor Recognition) TopDocs, 2018-2020
  • Outstanding Psychiatric Resident Veterans Administration, 2012
  • Chief Resident University of Texas-Southwestern, 2011-2012

Publications & Presentations

Authored Content

  • Blog at Optimal PsychiatryFebruary 2018