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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!

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 psychotherapist, psychiatrist 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! 

Let's get started and make it happen!



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

Accepting New Patients in California- Book a Free 20 Minute Intro Today!

Unique Benefits Of Working With Me:

Whole-Person Approach

My heart-centered approach puts you at the center of your care, with a focus on identifying and treating the root causes of your concerns. 


Individualized treatment plan

You have full autonomy and agency over your care. You take an active role in your treatment. We work together to create a personalized treatment plan that values your unique needs and circumstances. I will empower you with tools 


Integrative Psychiatry 

I incorporate holistic therapies, such as mindfulness, nutrition counseling, and supplements into your treatment plan. I will empower you with tools to enjoy life!


Time and attention

I offer longer appointment times, which can allow for a deeper understanding of your needs and a thoughtful approach to treatment. As a result, we form a supportive and trusting relationship. 


Convenient Scheduling and Communication

I offer a well-designed system that makes it easy for you to schedule appointments via telehealth at your convenience. You can also contact me directly for any questions, concerns, or requests. 

What My Patients Are Saying

(Please note: identifying details have been removed to protect patient privacy, names are pseudonyms, and images are stock images. However, these are all real comments my patients have written to me.)

Beverly, 28

"I have benefited so much from your gentle, loving and caring approach. You have transformed my life in so many ways. You're such a good listener and truly one-of-a-kind!"

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

Simple Process 

Intro Phone Call




Comprehensive Intake


Follow-up Sessions


Let's Get Started

Just a super friendly, quick chat to see if we're a good match.
Excited for you to feel better!

Book your free intro call today
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