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DR. NEUMANN

CHELSEA NEUMANN MD 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship (Brown University) 

General Psychiatry Residency (Duke University)

Medical Doctorate (Nebraska College of Medicine)

California Physicians & Surgeons License: A156415

Dr. Chelsea Neumann is double board-certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in General Psychiatry as well as Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She specializes in the treatment of adolescents and young adults, and has experience working with people of all ages. 

 

Dr. Neumann practices using an integrative psychiatry model which incorporates the biological, psychological and social factors that contribute to the health and well-being of the whole person. This model utilizes standard evidence-based medical and psychiatric assessment, psychiatric medication and psychotherapy treatment, in addition to nutritional, physical activity and interpersonal interventions to create person-centered treatment plans.

Therapeutic Approach

Dr. Neumann believes each individual's development is unique, influenced by their formative experiences throughout their life.  She uses a developmental model focused on the overall health and well-being of the individual. Dr. Neumann's approach includes cognitive-behavioral interventions, psychodynamic interpretation, dialectical behavioral tools and family therapy principles to provide a comprehensive therapeutic framework for her clients.

Medication Approach

While some of her clients will decide that psychiatric medications are a helpful tool for their emotional growth, others will work with Dr. Neumann to develop a wellness plan without medications depending on their own personal needs.  Psychiatric medications are often helpful in providing individuals the stability and support they need to overcome their current mental health conditions temporarily, while others often choose to remain on psychiatric medications long-term due to the benefits they receive.  Dr. Neumann's clients are provided with detailed discussions and recommendations meant to provide them with the autonomy and confidence in choosing their own path to recovery.

Education & Publications

Dr. Neumann completed general psychiatry residency training at Duke University and child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship training at Brown University. She has published articles and psychiatric learning tools on topics including the impact of cannabis use on mental health, alcohol use disorders, psychotic disorders and the implications of mental health on juvenile justice outcomes. 

International Work Experience

In addition to practicing psychiatry in California, Rhode Island, and North Carolina, Dr. Neumann has also spent time practicing abroad in New Zealand and Kenya. As a result of her international work experiences, Dr. Neumann incorporates a unique perspective into her practice, utilizing her international knowledge of psychiatry and mental health to incorporate the cultural importance of community, family and social involvement as a guiding principle in her practice.