Anna Yusim, MD

Woodbury CT
The philosophy of my practice is to help individuals overcome the challenges that confront them in order to achieve psychological, emotional & mental well-being. I do this by helping patients cultivate their inherent strengths and gain insight into the difficult areas of their life. As psychedelic medicine becomes increasingly prevalent in my patients’ and clients’ mental health work and personal journeys, integration of this important work has become a large part of the therapy I provide. I see psychedelics as standing at the interface of mind, body, and spirit. On the one hand, they offer a novel neurobiological mechanism to treat depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, and addiction. And, on the other hand, they offer an expansion of consciousness or perspective — which some may experience as a spiritual awakening — that enables people to see their world and therefore their symptoms with fresh eyes.
Dr. Anna Yusim is an internationally-recognized, award-winning Board-Certified, Stanford- and Yale-educated Psychiatrist & Executive Coach with a Private Practice in New York City and Connecticut. She is the best-selling author of Fulfilled: How the Science of Spirituality Can Help You Live a Happier, More Meaningful Life. On the Clinical Faculty at Yale Medical School, Dr. Yusim is presently creating a Spirituality & Mental Health Center at Yale. With clients including Forbes 500 CEOs, Olympic athletes, A-list actors and actresses, and the Chairs of academic departments at top universities, Dr. Anna Yusim has helped over 2000 people in 60 countries achieve greater impact, purpose, and joy in their life and work. After working as a neurobiology researcher with Dr. Robert Sapolsky Ph.D. and completing her studies at Stanford, Yale Medical School, and the NYU Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Dr. Yusim felt that something was missing from her life. In her quest to find it, she traveled, lived and worked in over 70 countries, while studying Kabbalah, learning Buddhist meditation, and working with South American shamans and Indian gurus. Dr. Yusim has published over 150 academic articles, book chapters, scientific abstracts, book reviews, and articles for the lay public on various topics in psychiatry. A frequent contributor to CNN, Fox News, ABC, and NBC, she has been a guest on hundreds of national and international TV shows, radio programs, and podcasts. As a highly sought-after speaker, Dr. Yusim gives keynotes for physicians and professionals worldwide on topics related to mental health and spirituality, thriving post-COVID, preventing burnout, physicians as meaning-makers, and resilience. For healthcare professionals, corporate leaders, and community members, she also conducts workshops to empower individuals to sharpen their intuition, cultivate authenticity, awaken self-compassion, enhance their capacity for empathy, and improve their ability to connect with others.