Blog on the Range

Where you stumble and fall, there you will find gold.

Medicating Normal Film Viewing

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I am super excited to announce that I will be a panelist on the upcoming virtual film viewing of the documentary "Medicating Normal." Medicating Normal follows the journeys of a newly married couple, a female combat veteran, a waitress and a teenager whose doctors prescribed psychiatric drugs for stress, depression, sleeplessness, focus and trauma. The subjects struggle with serious physical and mental side effects which resulted from taking the drugs as prescribed and also from [...]

Ayurveda and Your Mental Health

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Ayurveda, or the “science of life,” has been around for thousands of years and is arguably the oldest science of well-being. It predates nearly every other system of medicine we’re familiar with and its wisdom is still widely utilized today. It is recognized as a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) in most western nations and is currently a primary system of health care in India, its country of origin. Meaning, Ayurveda has some serious merit. [...]

This Psychiatrist is Now a Yoga Teacher!

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I am THRILLED to announce that I have graduated from my 200 Yoga Teacher Training program that I started back in May. I took the training offered by the Yoga Farm Ithaca yoga school and I can not say ENOUGH things about how life changing this experience has been. All of the teachers were incredibly insightful, supportive, warm and just all around awesome (thank you, Daniela, Jeannie, and Christopher)! This training has transformed me physically, [...]

What Do Chakras Have to Do with Mental Health?

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Chakras - they’ve become quite the thing. There are so many good articles out there that outline the basics of what you need to know about your chakras (like this one at mindbodygreen), so I won’t bore you (or myself) with synthesizing that information here. Essentially, there are seven main chakras along the spine that correspond with major centers of the nervous system that interact with specific organs and glands. Each chakra has a specific [...]

A Day in the Life of a Holistic Psychiatrist

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“What day is it?” asked Pooh. “It’s today,” squeaked Piglet. “My favorite day,” said Pooh.” ― A.A. Milne I have had folks ask me what a holistic psychiatrist actually does every day. So, I'm going to give you a peak into my daily life. Yesterday I took notes on my day, and below is an example of an average day in the life of this holistic psychiatrist: 4:00 AM: Woke up, finished reading the book [...]

Join Our Dream Team!

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“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”  ― Joseph Campbell We are looking for radiant, heart-centered, awakened psychiatrists to join our dream team! Do you have experience using a holistic/integrative/functional approach to help individuals with mental health struggles? Does our mission align with your heart and soul? Are you committed to your own mental and physical health and engaged [...]

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About the Author

Dr. Kendra Campbell, MD

Psychiatrist and Founder

I am a psychiatrist who thinks “outside of the medical box” and “colors outside of the lines.” I have worked in a variety of clinical settings including inpatient, outpatient, emergency rooms, forensics/jails, consultative services, and house calls. I completed most of my medical training in New York City, including my psychiatric residency at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn and Public and Emergency Psychiatry fellowships at Columbia University in Manhattan. I worked for almost three years at the New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program (CPEP/Psychiatric Emergency Room) as an attending psychiatrist and Assistant Director.

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