I am a Board-Certified Physician with over 18 years of experience in the field of Adult Psychiatry. I provide psychiatric evaluations, psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, and lifestyle modification to treat issues including depression, anxiety, OCD, Bipolar Disorders, and ADHD. I have additional expertise in Maternal Mental Health, treating women and their partners before and during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.
After graduating from the University of California at Berkeley, I completed medical school at Howard University College of Medicine, where I received the Charles Pinderhughes Award in Psychiatry. I finished Internship and Residency training at San Mateo County Hospital, where I was Chief Resident and the recipient of the Psychiatry Minority Residents in Training Award.
I have enjoyed working in a diverse array of settings throughout my career, serving people from many different walks of life. This includes outpatient clinics, inpatient hospitals, university campuses, psychiatric emergency rooms, and correctional facilities.
During my Partnership at Kaiser I served as Liaison to the Ob/Gyn Department for over eight years, where I assisted in implementing the use of a standardized depression screening tool for pregnant and post-partum women. This screening tool (the PHQ-9) is now widely used across most Kaiser campuses and many other clinics in the U.S.
My cultural experiences and personal identity have given me a deeper awareness of many issues around racial, cultural, and gender identity, and I am therefore uniquely qualified to understand and respect the challenges that many people, regardless of their backgrounds, encounter in these areas. My three-pronged approach to treatment, which includes medication management, therapy, and life-style modification allows me to construct individually tailored treatment plans that address the whole person.
My approach to caring for patients is collaborative and non-judgmental. My treatment emphasis is individually centered on assisting people in their entirety along their journey to healing, rather than simply viewing them through the lens of a limited set of pathologies. I am looking forward to the chance to work with you!
Dr. Reed was just what I needed! I had been struggling for several months with trying to find a Psychiatrist that was able to help me. I have suffered from depression off and on my whole life and I was currently struggling with a personal crisis. In addition, I needed to figure out a different medication cocktail, because the one I was taking was no longer working. Dr. Reed, unlike the other doctors I had recently met with, was able to ask the right, direct questions and together we were able to come up with a solution that worked best for me. Dr. Reed, thank you for helping me get past my most recent crossroads.
My experience with Dr. Reed has been terrific and I highly recommend her. She is a very kind person and also very knowledgeable. Unlike some doctors, Dr. Reed really listens to her patients and works collaboratively to come up with a treatment plan that is realistic and effective. She also responds to emails and phone messages quickly. She is very professional but at the same time she conveys a warmth about her that makes you feel she truly cares.