Guest Profile: Dr. Judy Suzanne Reis Tsafrir

Author of SACRED PSYCHIATRY - Bridging the personal and Transpersonal to Transform Health and Consciousness

In Her own words:

I am a board certified, conventionally trained adult and child psychiatrist and psychoanalyst, a Harvard Medical School faculty member, with a private practice of holistic adult and child psychiatry located in Newton, Massachusetts. I have a deep curiosity about development and healing, and have an open mind about trying diverse approaches to help my patients. I am forever learning new things.

I am familiar with working within a traditional medical/psychiatric paradigm, but no longer endorse it. Too frequently suppression of symptoms with pharmaceuticals results in the degradation of health rather than healing. My approach is now oriented to identifying the root cause of illness in the tradition of functional medicine.

Increasingly I have begun to work with many of my patients to help them make the many changes necessary to optimize their health, which will eventually allow them to wean off prescription psychiatric medications or at least to reduce the dosages. This is not always possible, but with a variety of holistic approaches, including attending to the emotional and spiritual dimensions of a person’s life, appropriate diet, healing the immune system via supporting gut health, and rebalancing biochemistry, it is often possible.

I have expertise in treating Environmentally Acquired Illness, specifically mold toxicity. Mold toxicity is largely unrecognized by conventional psychiatry and typically results in symptoms that prompt consultation with a psychiatrist, such as depression, anxiety, fatigue insomnia, and cognitive changes to name a few.

I am skilled in the use of energetic/spiritual methodologies. I am trained in a variety of energetic approaches including Body Intuitive, Reiki, Astrology, the Tarot, and Shamanism, and will include these modalities when there is interest.

The most recent addition to the treatment modalities that I offer is Ketamine Assisted Psychotherapy (KAP).

I love my work, which I see as helping my patients become most fully themselves, enjoying optimum health and vitality, and creating and living a life they love. I believe that healing occurs through the integration of heart, mind, body and spirit. It is only through healing ourselves, that we can most effectively contribute to healing the planet.


Dr. Judy Suzanne Reis Tsafrir's Shows:

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May 27, 2024

More and more we hear about mental stress and resulting challenges. That’s traditionally where psychiatry comes into the medical model. We know there are currently a proliferation of drugs prescribed to alleviate symptoms, but is there a better approach? We’ll talk to psychiatrist Dr. Judy Suzanne Reis Tsafrir for her enlightened and different approach in her practice. She’s the author of Sacred Psychiatry.

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