Dr. Denise McDermott, M.D. is a medical doctor.

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. Her 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 psychiatry 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 (23k), LinkedIn (9.2K).

She is author of “Mental Heath and How to Thrive,” and reaches an international audience with her blog.

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 (~3oK downloads) in which she interviews scholars, mental health advocates, athletes and other influencers.

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.

In 2019 Dr. Denise was the health and wellness expert 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!

2020 has started our strong as Dr. Denise received “Best of 2020” Adult and Child Psychiatrist Redondo Beach and was honored as Top 100 Health and Fitness Influencer.

In April 2020 she  launched the talk show “KEEP IT REAL” with professional basketball player Jarnell Stokes, Emmy Award winning news reporter Cathleen O’Toole and Katherine Axiotis associate producer (Previous Content Marketing Producer Gaia, Inc)!

Summer 2020 news: Dr. Denise  is honored to join as lead doctor and producer along side award winning film producer, health advocate and nephew of Bob Marley Charles Mattocks with his revolutionary docuseries  “Eight Days Mental Health!”

She is a proud Mom to her charismatic 11 year old son who is truly her biggest teacher in this lifetime!




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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