Evidence-Based Approaches to Integrative Mental Health

We will explore the scientific research underlying the safe and appropriate use of non-pharmaceutical strategies in supporting mental health, operating on the principle that effective interventions that are natural and less invasive should be considered when possible. We will also discuss broader concepts of health promotion, prevention of mental illness, and lifestyle modifications to improve mental health.

Ripal Shah, MD, MPH
Director of Integrative Mental Health
Dr. Shah specializes in reproductive psychiatry, lifestyle and integrative approaches to health, and physician wellness. She is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, Obesity Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and completed a two-year fellowship in Integrative Medicine. She has additional training in clinical hypnosis and psychedelic-assisted therapy.

Susan Payrovi, MD
Director of Integrative Nutrition
Dr. Payrovi specializes in integrative and functional medicine approaches for mental and physical well-being. She is board certified in Anesthesiology, Hospice & Palliative Medicine, as well as Integrative Medicine. Dr. Payrovi is also certified in Functional Medicine and medical acupuncture.


  • Nutritional therapies
  • Dietary supplements
  • Mind-body approaches
  • Exercise
  • Restorative sleep
  • Botanicals
  • Phytotherapy
  • Light therapy
  • Manual medicine
  • Behavioral activation
  • Self-tracking and data-driven treatment

Sessions are offered via Zoom and billed as shared medical appointment with 2 physician specialists.

Event Details

August 3, 2023 – February 1, 2024
Thursdays 11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.

To register, call: 650-498-5566