Becoming a doctor was a natural choice given my love of science and helping people, and I easily chose psychiatry as my specialty: the brain fascinated me most of all, and I wanted to develop meaningful, long-term relationships with patients.
But soon after residency, I started to question the standard approach in my field. Despite training in the country’s top psychiatric hospitals, I wasn’t seeing patients getting well or thriving to the extent I believed they should. I saw patients being put on more and more medications, without significant improvement, but with increasing side effects. I began to wonder what we were missing as psychiatrists: were there other approaches that would better serve our patients?
Shortly thereafter, I had the chance to mentor with a doctor who used an integrative approach. He focused on root causes of symptoms, thought of the body as an interconnected system, and focused on gentle, natural treatments. Although I was initially skeptical, I saw patients get better in a way that I hadn’t before. They weren’t just mitigating their symptoms – they were working towards deeper healing.
That experience changed my professional trajectory, and I have spent the past fifteen years devoting myself to learning as much as possible about evidence-based, integrative approaches for brain-based conditions. This clinic is the culmination of those efforts, bringing together the tools and modalities I believe are most integral to support lasting healing. I invite you to learn more about the integrative approach and the possibilities it can offer.
A Letter from Dr. Reynolds
Dr. Reynolds is a board-certified physician and a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. As a native Detroiter, she has proudly served the community for the past 25 years. After receiving her Bachelor of Art in Sociology, with a specialization in Welfare and Human Services from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, she hit the ground running. She spent several years advocating for family reunification as a Foster Care and Adoptions Specialist.
As a Victim’s Advocate, she helped crime victims cope with their trauma and navigate the criminal justice system. With these invaluable advocacy experiences, she was more than equipped for the rigors of medical school and life as a healer.
Dr. Reynolds received her medical doctorate from Wayne State University and completed an internship year in general surgery at the Detroit Medical Center. She completed her residency in psychiatry at the Henry Ford Medical Center.
After discovering that her conventional psychiatric training was inadequate to answer many of the challenges facing her patients, Dr. Reynolds sought extensive training to learn how to resolve the root causes for those suffering in their mental health. As an integrative psychiatrist, her approach to mental wellness focuses on evaluating the person as a whole- mind, body and spirit. By identifying root causes and considering the whole person, true healing can occur.
Dr. Reynolds is also compassionate about the quality of the next generation of psychiatrists. As such, she enjoys supervising resident physicians. Currently, she is an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry with Wayne State University School of Medicine and The Veteran’s Health Administration. She is also a staff physician at Ascension Providence Hospital.
She is a member of the American Psychiatric Association, American Psychoanalytic Association, Black Psychiatrists of America, National Medical Association, and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Dr. Reynolds resides in Farmington Hills with her children. Outside the office, she enjoys roller skating, cooking, traveling, and spending quality time with family and friends.
MEDICAL/PROFESSIONAL - Wayne State University School Of Medicine
RESIDENCY - Henry Ford Hospital
INTERNSHIP - Wayne State University
HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS - Ascension Michigan Providence Hospital
CERTIFICATIONS - The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry