I am a Board-certified adult psychiatrist with over 25 years of clinical experience. After obtaining a BA in Human Biology at Stanford my first career was in high-tech consulting in Silicon Valley. I then attended medical school at U.C. Irvine and completed residency training at Stanford. I have served as a clinical assistant professor at Stanford, and am currently an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at University of Arizona College of Medicine. I am also an Adjunct Fellow at the National Institute of Complementary Medicine, Health Research Institute, Western Sydney University. I founded and chaired the American Psychiatric Association’s Caucus on Complementary, Alternative and Integrative Medicine from 2004 through 2010, and have chaired symposia and workshops at APA conferences and other national and international conferences on complementary, alternative and integrative mental health care. I have completed intensive trainings in functional medicine, herbal medicine, medical acupuncture, and EEG biofeedback. I am the author or editor of 5 textbooks on alternative and integrative mental health care and a 10-volume series (http://theintegrativementalhealthsolution.com) of self-help books on alternative and integrative treatments of depressed mood, anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder and other mental health problems. In my person-centered integrative approach, I work with each client to develop an individualized wellness plan that addresses your unique symptoms and interests. I prescribe medications while emphasizing positive life style changes that enhance emotional and mental well-being such as exercise and dietary changes. I also guide my clients in the evidence-based use of alternative therapies such as natural supplements, biofeedback, mindfulness, acupuncture and many others. (https://www.faim.org/dr-james-lake)
Doctor of Medicine (MD) - The University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine
Residency in Psychiatry - Stanford University Hospital
Beacon Health Options, Inc.
United Behavioral Health