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Vanessa Velez, MD 

What Makes Your Soul Shine? 

What if you could see yourself as you truly are?
Imagine the possibilities!

Practice Opening in 2023! Stay Tuned! 

Holistic Psychiatry
Integrating Mind, Body and Soul

Hi there! I'm Dr. Vanessa Velez and I love integrating the wisdom of the mind, body and soul.

I am a psychiatric resident and artist passionate about helping folks who are struggling with depression, anxiety and trauma find inner peace by combining holistic approaches with Modern Medicine.


“Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
― Mary Oliver


How I Can Help You 

Do you ever feel like you're chasing the next milestone, hoping it will finally bring you happiness, but still feel empty inside even after achieving your goals? ​Depending on things outside of yourself to feel good on the inside? 


Do you ask yourself big questions about your purpose and identity?  ​


And let's not forget about the state of the world around us, it can be overwhelming to get through the day. Being a human in this modern world is hard! Know that you're not alone!

The good news is that depression and anxiety do ease. I believe that you have the power to heal and create the authentic life your soul yearns for. Together, we'll tap into your innate wisdom and intuition to help you find balance, clarity, and fulfillment. I'll be here every step along the way. 

I see you.

I hear you.

I believe in you! 



About Me 

My mission is to help you heal from emotional and mental suffering- uniting mind, body and soul.


Throughout my education and training at Cornell University, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Hackensack Meridian Psychiatry Residency, I have continued my passion for spiritual and personal growth. I have visited ashrams in India, walked El Camino de Santiago, backpacked throughout Southeast Asia to find true happiness. What I've found, is that you don't have to go very far. It's just a short journey from your head to your heart. Everything you are looking for is within you. I'm here to help you along the way.

The art and practice of Psychiatry is a part of my spiritual journey. Psychiatry directly translates into "the healing of the soul.” I sincerely believe in your healing process. Together, we can explore your inner landscape, identify your strengths and gifts, and create a life that brings you balance and harmony.

Areas of Focus 

I specialize in helping college students and adult professionals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma and ecological distress find inner peace by combining traditional modalities such as psychotherapy and medications with holistic approaches such as joyful movement, sleep, nutrition, purpose, meaning, creativity and spirituality.

Talk Therapy

Lifestyle Coaching

Body-Mind Medicine

Plant and Herbal Medicine

Thoughtful Medication Management

Integrating Psychedelics Experiences

Holistic Offerings
Delivered via telehealth for patients located in California or willing to travel to CA and looking for customized one-on-one psychiatric treatment. 


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