Dr. Denise McDermott, M.D. is a medical doctor with board certifications in both Adult and Child Psychiatry. She completed her Adult Psychiatry residency at Emory University and her Child Psychiatry fellowship at University of California Los Angeles and was acting Chief Fellow.

She treats children, adolescents and adults and has > 40,000 hours of clinical expertise in her private practice since 2001. Dr. McDermott’s goal is to empower her patients and their families to live their best life possible.

Dr. McDermott received the “Outstanding Physician Award” at UCLA (2000). She was President of the Southern California Psychiatric Society and guest lecturer at UCLA.

Her absolute passion is bridging science, spirituality and psychology which inspired her to launch an educational mental health website DrDeniseMD.com(2016) now reaching a global audience > 100,000 Twitter (71K), FaceBook (33K), Instagram (8K), LinkedIn (8.5K).

Dr. McDermott was honored to be guest speaker at the Dalai Lama’s Tibetan Medical Society Fall 2018 lecturing on “Nurturing Children’s Mental Health.”

She produces and hosts her podcast show The Dr. Denise Show (now 22K downloads!) in which she interviews scholars, mental health advocates, athletes and other influencers.

She co-produced a video series, “Emergency Well-Being” to discuss the important bridge between psychiatry and meditation.

Dr. Denise is a contributor to the revolutionary spiritual media  “Mind Dive” App created by Michel Pascal and includes Deepak Chopra, Gary Schwartz, Eben Alexander and other luminaries devoted to bridging science, psychology and spirituality.

Her latest endeavor involved creating 30 wellness challenges for the United Kingdom based  Elomi Lingerie LiveLimitless Campaign to inspire women to love, honor and embrace their beauty and to promote body positivity!

She is author of “Mental Heath and How to Thrive,” and reaches an international audience with her blog.  She is a proud Mom to her charismatic 10 year old son!




Dr. Denise shares her best Tips, Myths and Facts on the most popular topics in Adult and Child Psychiatry today. Her unique Integrative approach focuses on wellness – not you or your child’s illness.

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