Inna Zelikman, ANP, PMH-NP received her Master of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of California at San Francisco where she got trained in primary care medicine with specialty course education in integrative and complementary healing.
She is certified as a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner through American Nurses Association by completing a certification program with in depth review of psychopharmacology at Johns Hopkins University.
She has received a special training in nutritional medicine through American College of Advanced Medicine and American Academy of Anti-aging Medicine.
For the past fifteen years Mrs. Zelikman has worked in a variety of medical settings becoming highly versed in fields of psychiatry, addiction, pain management and holistic medicine. She has worked at Phoenix Well Care Center, an Integrative medicine practice with Eleanor Hynote, MD, a former director of American College of Advanced Medicine. She works with and has a collaborative relationship with a founder of Recovery Without Walls, Howard Kornfeld, M.D., a world renown pain and addiction specialist. He is certified by American Boards of Emergency Medicine, Pain and Addiction Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology.
Often times mental health is regarded as a chronic illness that has to be managed with long-term medications, otherwise increasing vulnerability for symptoms relapse. I support the concept of neuroplasticity, an ability of the brain to change over time and its ability to adapt under favorable circumstances.
It is important to note that not all psychiatric medications that are prescribed promote overtime full recovery, a state where an individual is able to self-regulate. On the contrary, many of them may have a reversal effect on a person making him or her less resilient, thus diminishing quality of life. My goal is to uncover the underlying cause of neurobiological dysfunction, a mental illness that is induced or maintained by medications that cause neurotoxicity.
In addition my integrative approach focuses on developing high-quality partnerships among health care providers and establishes a collaborative relationship between practitioners, clients/patients and family members. It supports the concept of utilizing community to facilitate healing. I incorporate or welcome other modalities that the patients are interested in such as psychotherapy, acupuncture and massage.
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Why We’re So Good?
Our treatment approach differs from the current conventional model of treatment of neuropsychiatric and physical illnesses is that we strive to understand the underling psychopathology and offer therapeutic pharmacological and nutritional treatments to promote brain healing and to minimize long-term dependency on medications.
For over 15 years we have been providing an alternative solutions to treat psychiatric and medical illnesses.
Quality of Care
Our treatment approach is tailored to each individual’s needs as everyone’s physical and psychological profile is unique.